Please read the two research statements below about these families.
While not confirmed as yet.
I think these Coomer families are both one family, possibly JOHN COOMER,
b. 1796, Stokes Co., NC. He married NANCY NLN. She was
born 1803. could be the Father or Uncle of WILLIAM COOMER of 1770.
The child of WILLIAM COOMER and SUKEA BEASLEY is: GEORGE W. COOMER, b. 1808, Stokes Co., NC; d. 1867.
He married (1) UNKNOWN (PALMER/PALMORE) Abt. 1830. He married (2) SERENA ASHBROOK Abt. 1836 in
Pulaski Co., KY, daughter of JAMES ASHBROOK and CHRISTINA FRY. She was born Abt. 1811.
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Author: James Phillips
Message Board Post:
This is a lengthy post from the Coomer family board which pertains to the Coomers that moved to Adair, KY by 1850.
I have been trying to sort through the Coomers from NC and wondered if there is anyone with good information on
My ancestor was William Coomer who was born in 1804 (in Pulaski Co,
KY per all census reports) and died during
Civil War service in a hospital in Lexington KY on 11 September 1864. He is buried in the national cemetery in
Lexington. His son, William Charles, my gg-grandfather, was in the same unit (Co G, 37th KY reg).
The elder William's widow, Lavisa Coomer (Vice per Stokes county marriage record) applied for widow's pension
benefits in 1864 in Adair Co, KY and later in Pike Co, IN where she died in 1891 at age 86.
William Charles had moved to Pike sometime after the 1880 census. Lavisa's first pension renewal in Pike was
in 1866. The entire family was living together in Adair, KY in 1850.
The elder William appears to have had 6 contemporaries from NC listed below. I included William.
John b 1796 or 1797 NC
William b 1804 Pulaski, KY
Elijah b 1805 NC
George Washington b 1809 Stokes, NC
Jesse b 1815 Stokes, NC
Berry b 1816 Stokes, NC
Some researchers have connected my William and George Washington Coomer with William Coomer and Sukea Beasley,
who were from Stokes, NC per Sukea's father's will dated 25 Oct 1800.
This might make sense for William because there is a William Coomer in the 1800 Stokes census who then was absent in
1810, appearing in the 1810 Pulaski, KY census. In 1800 the Stokes William had one son (John?) and in Pulaski in 1810
had 4 sons.
By 1820, it appears that William had gone back to Stokes as he disappears from the Pulaski census and is listed in Stokes.
By 1830 in Stokes, the William's are listed as Jr. and Sr. and it appears that the Jr. is William of William and Lavisa (Vice). Further it appears that there is a second family in the household, probably either William or Lavisa's brother or sister and spouse.
Because of this William Jr/Sr listing in Stokes in 1830, it appears that my William is a son of William and Sukea since
he is not found in KY at the time and he and Lavisa were married in 1827 in Stokes. The 2 males under 5 years listed
would most likely be Benjamin (Berry Green) Coomer, first son of William and Lavisa, and either another son who later
died or the son of the other couple living in the household.
Certainly George Washington would likely be a son of William and
Sukea since the eldest William was living with
George in Adair in 1850. I wonder if the researcher's on George's line have an exact birth date for him. Since the eldest
William appears to have been living in Pulaksi in 1810 it makes me wonder if George W. was actually born ~1811 after the family returned to Stokes.
Although census reports have consistently shown him born in 1809 in NC, perhaps he did not know his true age.
The other possibility would be that the family returned to NC for a visit although travel would have been arduous in that
day and time.
I would appreciate any other researcher's interpretation of these census
reports, especially if you have concrete evidence
of parentage of the 6 men listed above. I would be very interested in finding the siblings of William and George.
Thanks to James Phillips for his theroy on this family.
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