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Thomas Coad

Male 1835 - 1900


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  • Name  Thomas Coad  [1, 2
    Born  8 Jul 1835  Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • According to genealogist, Dianne Grandfield, his name was "J." Coad.
    Census  1850  Pleasant Grove Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Thomas "Coles," (sic) age 16, male, born in Pennsylvania
    Census  1870  Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (Living with his wife, Emeline Coad:) Line Number: 18, Dwelling Number: 45, Family Number: 52: Thomas Coad, age 33, male, white, occupation farmer, value of real estate $2550, born in Pennsylvania, male over 21 years of age
    Census  1880  Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (Married to Emily, living with her and children Harry E. and Laura M. Coad, as well as 22-year-old farm laborer, Joseph Durk:) Line Number 6, Dwelling Number 113, Family Number 114: Thomas Coad, white, male, age 44, head of household, married, occupation farmer, born in Pennsylvania, father born in England, mother born in England

      Joseph Durk, white, male, age 22, single, occupation farm laborer, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa
    Iowa State Census  1885  Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Married to "Emmeline," living with her and children: Harry E., Laura M., and Minnie L. Coad:) Line number: 16, Dwelling number: 100, Family number: 100: Thomas Coad, 32 Township, Range 5, Section 23; Address S.E.S.E.; age 49, male, married, occupation farmer, born in Pensylvania, father's nativity: foreign, mother's nativity: foreign, entitled to vote
    Biography  1888  [2
    Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Iowa 
    • Thomas Coad, a farmer residing on section 23, Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa, is of English ancestry. He is a son of John and Jennie (Jeffry) Coad, both natives of Devonshire England, where they were married, and whence they came to America, about the year 1827, settling in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. In 1844 the family came to Iowa, settling in Des Moines County, near Burlington. With them from England came seven children, all born there: Louisa, widow of Isaac Cobbet, of Butler County, Pennsylvania; Edward married Nancy Ford, and resides in New London Township; William wedded Mary A. McLaughlin, and then came to Iowa, where they both died; Priscilla, deceased, wedded Daniel Beer, of Pennsylvania, and came in 1844 to Iowa; Robert, deceased, married in Kentucky, and resided there the remainder of his life; Mary A. wedded Isaac Horn, and yet resides in Indiana County, Pennsylvania; John married in Burlington, Margaret Thompson becoming his wife, and still resides in Des Moines County; Henry, the first son born in America, wedded Maria Riffle, and resides in Des Moines County; James wedded Susan Dixon, of Burlingtton, where they reside, he being in the employ of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad; Samuel wedded Annie O'Neil, of Oregon, and is engaged in farming in Salem, that State.

      Thomas, our subject, and the youngest one of the family, was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, July 8, 1835. Since 1844 he has resided in Southeastern Iowa, and for twenty-one years in Henry County. He was a soldier, enlisting October 11, 1861, in Company A, 14th Iowa Volunteers, and after two years' service, was mounted and became a member of the 7th Cavalry. The first three companies were assigned to the frontier service, taking the place of the regaulars who were sent to the front. Until July 1866, he was in active service in guarding the outposts from marauding Indians.

      After Mr. Coad returned from the war, he was united in marriage with Miss Emeline Hale, daughter of John D. and Sarah (Lee) Hale, old settlers of this county, and highly respected people. The ceremony was performed December 12, 1869, Reverend James Haines, a Methodist Episcopal minister, officiating. Their domestic life began on the farm of Mr. Hale, and after a few years Mr. Coad removed to his own farm in the same neighborhood that he had improved. This was afterward sold, and his present farm of 160 acres was purchased, to which he removed in 1880. His new residence was completed in 1887 at a cost of $2,000, it being one of the finest in the township. Truly it is a fitting home for a man who has done so much to improve the country, and surely no happier one can be found.

      The children are John M., Harry E., Laura M., Minnie L. and Edgar T. The eldest and youngest are deceased. Mr. Coad is a Republican in politics. His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, known as Trinity Chapel.
    The Biography of Thomas Coad (1835-1900)
    The Biography of Thomas Coad (1835-1900)
    Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Iowa; Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, together with Portraits and Biographies of all the Governors of Iowa, and of the Presidents of the United States. (Acme Publishing Company, Chicago, 1888), page 293.
    Iowa State Census  1895  Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (Listed with "Emiline," Harry E., "Lanra" M., and Minnie L. Coad:) Thomas Coad, age 59, born in Pennsylvania, white
    Census  1900  Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (Widowed, living with children Harry E. and Minnie L. Coad, and servant Hans Igerson, age 55, from Denmark:) Line number 41; dwelling number 195, family number 198: Emaline Coad, head of household, white, female, born in January 1849, age 51 (sic), widowed, mother of 5 children, 3 of these children living, born in Iowa, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Illinois, occupation (none listed), could read, could write, could speak English, owned home, free of mortgage, a farm (not a house), number of farm in schedule: 166

      Hans Igerson, servant, white, male, unknown, age 55, born in Denmark, father born in Denmark, mother born in Denmark, occupation farm laborer, could read, could write, could speak English
    American Civil War Soldiers 
    • Name: Thomas Coad; Residence: Danville, Iowa; Enlistment Date: 11 October 1861; Side Served: Union; State Served: Iowa; Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 11 October 1861 at the age of 26.; Enlisted in Company A, 14th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 11 October 1861.; Transferred into Company A, 41st Infantry Regiment Iowa on 23 October 1861.; Transferred out of Company A, 14th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 23 October 1861.; Sources: 71
    Research 
    • The New London Journal centennial edition stated this man's name was "J. Coad" as well as Thomas Coad, as well that "Mary" Hale married Thomas Coad. He was dead before 1900.
    Died  18 May 1900  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9, 12
    Buried  Trinity Cemetery, Mount Union, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 12
    Person ID  I17086  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  John Coad,   b. Bef 25 Apr 1788, Ermington, Ermington, , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Jennie "Jane" Jeffry,   b. Abt 1787, Ermington, Ermington, , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  19 Jul 1808  Ugborough, , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Issue 
    • There were at least seven children from this marriage, all of whom immigrated with their parents to the United States.
    Immigration  Abt 1827  the United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Devonshire, England 
    Family ID  F15750  Group Sheet

    Family  Emeline "Emma" Hale,   b. 2 Mar 1849, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1932 
    Married  12 Dec 1869  [2, 12, 13
    Children 
     1. John M. Coad,   b. 15 Nov 1870,   d. 17 Sep 1876, Henry County Health Center, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Harry Elmer Coad,   b. 8 May 1875, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >3. Laura M. Coad,   b. 18 Jun 1879, Mount Union, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1961, Aurora, Kane County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Minnie L. Coad,   b. 20 May 1883, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1969
     5. Edgar T. Coad,   b. 12 Jul 1886,   d. 15 Mar 1887
    Histories
    A Biography of the Hale Family in Henry County, Iowa
    A Biography of the Hale Family in Henry County, Iowa
    M. Ruth (DeLong) Peterson, The History of New London, Iowa (published by The New London Journal on the occasion of the paper's centennial in 1975, Duane Griggs, editor; New London, Henry County, Iowa: composed and printed by The Hawk Eye; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa)
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F6114  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa; Page 13, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 92, Sheet 262A; Enumerated on June 14 and 15, 1880

    2. [S369] Henry County, Iowa - (1888) Portrait and Biographical Album, (Acme Publishing Company, Chicago, 1888), page 293 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S613] Grandfield, Dianne Lynn (Mathews) - Email (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S1051] Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa - Burials (Sheridan and Trinity Cemeteries), (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1987, publication #0236; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S366] 1850 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 358B, Pleasant Grove Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumerated on August 26, 1850

    6. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 6, Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa; Sheet 138, Post Office: Mount Pleasant; enumerated on June 7, 1870

    7. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa, page 61

    8. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa

    9. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa; enumeration district: 27, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 9A, page number: 18; enumeration date: June 20, 1900

    10. [S8156] American Civil War Soldiers (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S266] New London, Iowa - New London Journal Centennial Edition Newspaper, M. Ruth (DeLong) Peterson, (published by The New London Journal on the occasion of the paper's centennial in 1975, Duane Griggs, editor; New London, Henry County, Iowa: composed and printed by The Hawk Eye; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S2520] World Connect - Flint River Company of 1850: flintriver, (last updated: 2008-04-13 05:25:02 UTC (Sun), contact: Leslie W. Saint) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S613] Grandfield, Dianne Lynn (Mathews) - Email (Reliability: 3).