52 Weeks 52 Ancestors

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Week Three Featuring William M. Coakely

William M. Coakley (my third great grand uncle)

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William Thomas Coakley (father of William M. Coakley)

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Lewis Coakley son of William Thomas Coakley)

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William Jefferson Coakley (son of Lewis Coakley)

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Thomas Lewis Coakley (son of William Jefferson Coakley)

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Georgia Mary Coakley (daughter of Thomas Lewis Coakley)

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Henry Burl Stevens Jr. (Son of Georgia Mary Coakley)

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Me, Sylvia Rene Stevens (daughter of Henry Burl Stevens Jr.)

William M Coakley was born on 15 January 1818 in Green County, Kentucky. He died on 5 October 1864 and was buried in the Thomas Coakley Cemetery in Green County. I have found a record of William M Coakley marrying Mary Jane Young in Sumner, Tennessee in 1851 but was it my William M Coakley? How did he get to Tennessee? In the 1860 Federal Census I found him again in Green County, Kentucky married to a woman named Mary J. That makes me a little more confident but then the question remains. How did he get to Tennessee to meet and then marry Mary Jane Young? A look at the map shows Sumner County, Tennessee right on the border with Kentucky. Only two Kentucky counties separate Sumner County Tennessee from Green County, Kentucky.

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