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Descendants of Thomas Coats, Sr.

      26. Martha A. G.3 Coats (Thomas William2, Thomas1)98 was born December 25, 1857 in AR, and died May 17, 1884 in Perry Co., AR. She married Nicholas A. McGhee98,99 Abt. 1875 in Perry Co., AR100, son of Nicholas McGhee and Mary Click. He was born March 1852 in TN, and died 1940 in Perry Co., AR.

Notes for Martha A. G. Coats:
Martha A.G. Coats was the sixth know child of Thomas W. Coats, Jr. and Susan Jane (Campbell) Coats. Martha was born Dec. 25, 1857 in Arkansas and died May 17, 1884 in Casa, Perry Co., AR as Martha McGhee, and was buried in Casa Cemetery.

The coats family moved from Yell Co., AR to Perry co., AR and Martha was listed as age 2 on the 1860 census in Casa township. Her father and mother died before the 1870 census, when Martha, age 12, and her sisters and brothers were living with Perry Coats, her oldest brother, in Casa township.

Martha died in May 1884, probably in childbirth or complications as there is a tombstone in Casa Cemetery of an infant that died in May 1884 also.

More About Martha A. G. Coats:
Burial: Casa Cemetery101

Notes for Nicholas A. McGhee:

More About Nicholas A. McGhee:
Burial: Casa Cemetery101

Marriage Notes for Martha Coats and Nicholas McGhee:
Martha married Nicholas A. (Dick) McGhee about 1875, probably in Perry co., AR. Records in Perry Co. Courthouse before Dec. 1881 were destroyed by fire.

More About Nicholas McGhee and Martha Coats:
Marriage: Abt. 1875, Perry Co., AR102
Children of Martha Coats and Nicholas McGhee are:
+ 102 i.   Houston Christopher4 McGhee, born March 19, 1876 in Perry Co., Casa, AR; died May 27, 1973 in Perry Co., AR.
  103 ii.   Floyd Sylvester McGhee103, born November 15, 1878 in Perry Co., Casa, AR; died February 11, 1960 in Perry Co., Casa, AR.
  Notes for Floyd Sylvester McGhee:
He died Feb. 11, 1960, age 81, at a Morrilton, AR hospital. He was buried in Casa, AR Cemetery: F. S. (Wess) McGhee.

On the 1880 Perry Co., AR census, Floyd was listed as age one. His mother died in May 1884 and his father remarried when Floyd was almost 6 years old. On the 1900 Perry Co. census, Floyd S., age 21 and single, was living with his father and stepmother in Casa Township. In 1910, he was listed as "Vester", age 31 living in his father' s home.

From PERRY COUNTY NEWS, Feb. 5, 1942, South view: Reports are that Lee Rainey is moving into this community on the Wess McGhee farm and Mr. McGhee is going to California to live. P.C.N., April 1944, Casa: Mr. F. S. McGhee, who has been working at Big Ben, CA for past two years has returned home. From a family member: "If he was ever married, I never hear of it."

  More About Floyd Sylvester McGhee:
Burial: Casa Cemetery104,105

  104 iii.   Richard McGhee106, born 1880; died 1881 in Perry Co., Casa, AR.
  Notes for Richard McGhee:
Tombstone in Casa, AR Cemetery: "1880-1881 Son of Dick and Martha."

  More About Richard McGhee:
Burial: Casa Cemetery107,108

  105 iv.   Infant McGhee108, born 1884; died May 1884 in Perry Co., Casa, AR.
  Notes for Infant McGhee:
Casa, AR Cemetery: "Infant of N.A. and Martha - May 1884".

  More About Infant McGhee:
Burial: Casa Cemetery109,110

      27. Sarah Jane3 Coats (Thomas William2, Thomas1)111 was born April 05, 1861 in Perry Co., Casa, AR, and died December 30, 1960 in Perry Co., AR. She married Warren S. Faulkner111 December 06, 1877 in Perry Co., AR112, son of John Faulkner and Diza. He was born July 12, 1854 in GA, and died June 21, 1928 in Perry Co., Casa, AR.

Notes for Sarah Jane Coats:
Sara Jane Coats, "Sallie" was the seventh known child of Thomas W. Coats, Jr. and Susan Jane (Campbell) Coats. She was born April 5, 1861, Casa, AR and died Dec. 30, 1960 in Casa and was buried in Casa, AR Cemetery in Perry County beside her husband; the tombstone has her name as Sallie Faulkner.

It is interesting to note that the parents of both Warren Faulkner and Sallie Coats died, leaving each of them in the care of their oldest brother living in the area. In 1870, Warren lived with Marion Faulkner and Sally with Perry Coats of Casa.

Sallie and Warren Faulkner were married over 51 years, and Sallie lived 32 years longer after her husband's death.

After her husband died in 1928, Sallie Faulkner continued to live in the family home. In 1946, a Warranty Deed with Relinquishment of Dower was signed by Sarah J. Faulkner, wife of W. S. Faulkner, deceased, and their living children and their spouses. Two daughters has preceded her in death and the grandchildren and their spouses signed. The land was sold to Boyce and Marjorie Sharp, but "IT IS expressly understood that Sarah J. Faulkner is to have undisturbed possession of the house in which she lives until her death."

At age 92, she was still housekeeping and washing clothes over a wash pot outside, even dragging limbs to put under the pot. Her eyesight became dim in later years, but her hearing was good and her mind alert. She was a small woman with dark hair, which turned white in later years. Most of the people in the area called her "Aunt Sallie."

Sallie lived most of her life in the Casa, AR area, but spent a few months in California in 1958 with a daughter. She made the trip to and from California by train in a bedroom compartment. Sallie (Coats) Faulkner lived to the age of 99 years and 8 months and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth McGhee in Casa, AR. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

The 1900 Perry Co., AR census stated that Sarah J. Faulkner was the mother of eleven children but only eight were living in 1900. Another child was born after the 1900 census, so Sarah Faulkner had twelve (12) children. The names of only eleven are known. An infant daughter was buried in Casa, AR Cemetery.

More About Sarah Jane Coats:
Burial: Casa Cemetery112,113

Notes for Warren S. Faulkner:
The Faulkner family lived in Casa Township of Perry Co., AR in 1880 but were listed in Southview Township of Perry Co. in 1900 and 1910. Warren was a farmer. The lived near the west end of Perry County, only a few miles from the John Faulkner property in Yell County. Warren Faulkner moved to Casa, AR in the late 1920's, and it is there he die and was buried.

He was brought to Arkansas in the late 1850's. He was buried in Casa, AR Cemetery in Perry Co. The tombstone: W. S. Faulkner.

More About Warren S. Faulkner:
Burial: Casa Cemetery114,115

Marriage Notes for Sarah Coats and Warren Faulkner:
On Dec. 6, 1877, Warren S. Faulkner married Sarah Jane Coats in Casa, AR. The records in Perry Co., AR Courthouse before 1881 were destroyed by fire, but the date of marriage was given by Mrs. Ruth (Faulkner) McGhee of Casa, AR, one of the daughters of Warren and Sallie Faulkner.

More About Warren Faulkner and Sarah Coats:
Marriage: December 06, 1877, Perry Co., AR116
Children of Sarah Coats and Warren Faulkner are:
  106 i.   Rosa Belle4 Faulkner117, born December 15, 1879 in Perry Co., AR; died August 15, 1883 in Perry Co., AR.
  Notes for Rosa Belle Faulkner:
She was buried in Casa, AR Cemetery in Perry Co. with the tombstone inscription: Rosa B. Faulkner, daughter of W. S. and S. J.

When the 1880 census of Perry Co., AR was taken, Rosey B. was listed as five months old, living with her parents in Casa Township.

  More About Rosa Belle Faulkner:
Burial: Casa Cemetery117,118

+ 107 ii.   Ida May Faulkner, born December 15, 1881 in Perry Co., Casa, AR; died July 26, 1932 in Morrilton, Conway Co., AR.
  108 iii.   Infant Faulkner119.
  Notes for Infant Faulkner:
Infant daughter Faulkner was buried in Casa Cemetery, Casa, AR: Infant Daughter of W. S. and S. J. (no dates). She was born after Ida May.

  More About Infant Faulkner:
Burial: Casa Cemetery119,120

  109 iv.   Lee Anderson Faulkner121, born January 04, 1885; died July 18, 1886.
  Notes for Lee Anderson Faulkner:
Lee Anderson Faulkner was buried in Casa Cemetery, Casa, AR as follows: Lee Anderson Faulkner, son of W. S. and S. J. - 4 Jan. 1985 - 18 July 1886.

  More About Lee Anderson Faulkner:
Burial: Casa Cemetery121,122

+ 110 v.   John Wesley Faulkner, Sr., born February 02, 1887 in Perry Co., AR; died April 10, 1970 in Yell County Hospital, Danville, AR.
+ 111 vi.   Ethie Faulkner, born April 12, 1889 in Perry Co., AR; died October 15, 1963 in Galt, CA.
+ 112 vii.   Emaline Faulkner, born September 19, 1891.
+ 113 viii.   Evaline Faulkner, born September 19, 1891.
+ 114 ix.   Ethel Melvina Faulkner, born January 04, 1894 in Perry Co., AR; died March 31, 1923 in Perry Co., Casa, AR.
+ 115 x.   Ruthie Talitha Jane Faulkner, born September 20, 1896 in Southview, Perry Co., AR; died June 06, 1994 in Union Co., El Dorado, AL.
+ 116 xi.   Maud Revilla Faulkner, born March 07, 1899 in Perry Co., AR; died November 09, 1977 in Turlock, CA.
+ 117 xii.   Robey Lester Faulkner, born May 17, 1901 in Perry Co., AR; died April 11, 1981 in Little Rock, AR.

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