Notes for Princess Betsy Coqua Bell: One favorite tale of Coker Creek Tn. involves Coqua, an Indian princess who did her best to settle periodic armed battles between the whites and Indians. She is also known as Coco Bell, Coyuu Bell, Cocoa Bell and Coker Bess. Later, she eventually married John Coker and supposedly became known as Betsy Coker. Princess Coqua was revered in this community and is said to have been buried in a special grave site, underneath a mound of stones and that she left instructions that anyone who wished to enjoy good luck should toss a rock onto her grave - but should anyone remove a stone from her grave, he or she would suffer a lifetime curse.
More About Princess Betsy Coqua Bell: Source: Ancestors of Richard Autry (gencircles.com).
Children of Princess Betsy Coqua Bell and John Coker are:
John Coker, b. May 10, 1789, Laurens Co., Sc, d. November 1851, San Antonio, TX.
James Coker, b. 1797, Laurens Co., Sc, d. 1879, Cherokee Co., TX.
+Joseph Coker, b. August 14, 1798, Lawrence Co., SC, d. March 10, 1881, San Antonio, TX.