Anna Coates

10 October 1783–17 February 1857 (Age 73)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Anna

When Anna Coates was born on 10 October 1783, in New Jersey, United States, her father, Walter Coates, was 43 and her mother, Rachel Swayze, was 20. She married James De Witt on 15 June 1806, in Sussex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Oakland, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1850. She died on 17 February 1857, in Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73.

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James De Witt
Anna Coates
Marriage: 15 June 1806
Elias DeWitt
Elmira Dewitt
Daniel S DeWitt
Peter DeWitt
Walter Coates Dewitt
James M. Dewitt Jr.
Mary De Witt
John W Dewitt

Spouse and Children

15 June 1806
Sussex, New Jersey, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Walter Coates


    Rachel Swayze




World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · New Jersey Plan

Age 4

"Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two ""houses"" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested)."

Age 20

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 English: status name for a cottager ( see Cotter 2), or a topographic name for someone who lived in a relatively humble dwelling (from Middle English cotes, plural (or genitive) of cote, cott), or a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this word, especially Coates in Cambridgeshire and Cotes in Leicestershire.2 Scottish: variant of Coutts .3 Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Kotz or German Koths, from a variant of the medieval personal name Godo ( see Gottfried ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Anna Dewitt in household of James Dewitt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Anna Coates in entry for Peter Dewitt, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Anner Coats, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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