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Mary Jane Cassingham was born about 28 Jun 1826 in Ohio. She is the daughter of Thomas Cassingham (Sr.) and Phoebe Ford. She died 7 Apr 1851 at the age of 24 in Ohio. She was buried 8 Apr 1851 at Adams Mills Cemetery, Adams Mill, Coshocton, Ohio.

On 1 May 1843, she married William Coats in Coshocton County, Ohio. He was born 30 Apr 1822 in Ohio. After Mary's death, he married Ann Elizabeth Patton on 22 Dec 1853 in Muskingum County, Ohio. They had at least two children: Mary E. Coates and Charlotte Coates.

Children of Mary Jane Cassingham and William Coats:

  1. Ethalinda Coats was born about 1845 in Ohio. She probably died sometime before 1860 in Ohio.
  2. Harry (or Henry) Coats was born in Apr 1846 in Coshocton County, Ohio.
  3. Howard Coats was born in Mar 1848 in Coshocton County, Ohio.
  4. (unknown, perhaps unnamed) Coats was born about 27 Mar 1851 and died 2 days later on about 29 Mar 1851 in Muskingum County, Ohio. The infant was buried on 30 Mar 1851 at Adams Mills Cemetery, Adams Mills, Coshocton, Ohio.


Mary: Birth, Death and Burial from Cemetery Records of Coshocton County, Ohio [FHC film #928174]. Birth deduced from age at death of 24 years, 9 months, 9 days.
Marriage from Marriages of Coshocton County Ohio -- 1811-1930 [FHC film # 895285].

Ethalinda: Birth from 1850 census (Jefferson, Muskingum, OH. p. 153). Death is an assumption based on the fact that Ethalinda is not listed with her family in the 1860 census.

(unknown) Coats: From the Record of Interments in Adams Mills Cemetery 1847-1881 as recorded in the diary of Horace Augustus Smith 1821-1895.

Census Listings

The individuals in this family appear in the following census listings.

  • Mary (presumed): 1830 Census. Madison, Muskingum, Ohio. Page 343.
  • Mary (presumed): 1840 Census. Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio. Page 353.
  • 1850 Census. Jefferson, Muskingum, Ohio. Page 153.


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Daniel Edwards

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2002.