I am from the Northern Neck of Virginia, and most of my relatives are here. I especially like to honor our soldiers of the past and present, and having memorials for them is one way we can be sure they will not be forgotten. I would like to see every grave yard listed, with the folks buried there, and kept for future generations, whether at a church or home, or elsewhere. A big THANK YOU .. to all the folks out there who have helped me. Also I have listed memorials and photos for Gibeon Baptist Church Cemetery, Northumberland County, Va. Totuskey Baptist Church Cemetery, in Richmond County, Va., and some at Carmel United Methodist Church, Kinsale, Westmoreland County, Va. ** Note: Gibeon Baptist Church is located in Northumberland County, Va., Totuskey Baptist Church is located near Haynesville, in Richmond County, Va.
RE: Coats/Coates Thanks Eva: I have done a lot of research on Henry R and Thomas B Coates and have come to the conclusion that Thomas B Coates and Frances R Scrimger are my g-g-g grandparents. A lot of people on Ancestry website have chosen Henry R as their direct ancestor but they only have the census record that says Henry R has a RA Coates as a son.
Both Henry and Thomas I believe are brothers. Both have a son named RA in the censuses. Henry's son belonged to the VA 13th and was killed at Manasses. He no longer shows up in the census records. I have the VA 13th book. Thomas's son RA belonged to the VA 30th out of Fredericksburg. Thomas's son James also belonged to the VA 30th. Thomas and Frances R show up in records in Spottslvania and Fredericksburg I believe that the website Fold 3 has RA Coates listed as belonging to the 13th and the 30th. How does one belong to 2 units at the same time? My g-g grandfather RA (Robert Augustus Coates) civil war pension papers state he belonged to the VA 30th and lists Fernando C Coates as his son. On this paperwork he wrote his name as Robert Augustus Coates. Robert's wife Frances Ann Balderson shows up in the Spottslvania/Fredericksburg census records under her parents William Octavias Balderson and his wife Julia Sanders - second wife. Robert named his first son Thomas. My father told me that his grandfather Fernando would say they weren't related to the Coates's in Richmond County. Most important is that I have DNA matches on the Scrimger name and no DNA hits on Henry Coates' wife's maiden name.
RE: Fernando Cortez Coates Thanks Eva: My g grandfather's name is Fernando Cortez Coates (not Ferdinand). His parents are Robert Augustus Coates and Frances Ann Balderson. I don't know where the name Roseen came from. On his Civil War pension papers, he signed his name Robert Augustus Coates. My father said people referred to him as Gus. Sometimes you see him listed just as RA Coates. There are two RA Coates's, one's father is listed as Henry R Coates. My Robert and France's Balderson Coates are from Fredericksburg and migrated to Richmond County after C War. I believe his parents Thomas B Coates and Frances R Scrimger.
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Beulah Baptist Church I was leaving a message for Tom B, and saw your message about Beulah Baptist Church. Just an FYI, I live in Richmond County, and am aware of that church and cemetery. I checked the Richmond County GIS map, and there is a small sliver of land owned by the church in Richmond County, but the actual church and graves are in Westmoreland. It's a close thing though. Kris
John Corra Bowen Thank you for posting the death certificate. I talked to my dad and he never knew he had a great uncle. Charles Henry, John's brother was my dad's grandfather. We know where he is buried, but not his wife. We think she is in the same cemetery as John Corra.