Ashur Miller Coe “Coo” “Koe” “Cooe” was born in Middletown Connecticut on 26 April 1773. His parents were Col Elisha and Elizabeth (Miller) Coe. “His father was a thrifty and prosperous farmer, he attained the rank of colonel in the militia, and from 1815 to 1820 he was a representative in the Connecticut Assembly for Middletown. He died in 1 Dec 1831” From the book Robert Coe, Puritan by J Gardner BartlettAshur married Abigail Wilcox 10 Oct 1814. They had four children in Middletown before moving to Dover Township in 1823.
The oldest was Edwin Wilcox Coe who married Harriet Peck from Lorain Ohio in 1839. They had two Children Leon Melville and Levia.
Next was a daughter named Sina Coe, married Nathaniel H. Austin on 23 September 1872. They had six children. They were Bertrand C., Rienzi W., Lucia A., Clarissa I., Cora G., and Edwin N.
Lucetta was next she was born 1 February 1821. She died at Coe Ridge Ohio in 19 October 1900 and was unmarried.
The last child Andrew Jackson Coe was born 14 May 1823 he was a farmer and held the office of township trustee he married Mercy Ann Bancroft on 17 October 1849. They had 4 children none of which were married. They were Ashur M., Florence E., Lua A., and Dollie They were all buried in the Coe Family cemetery All of the children of Ashur Sr. and most of his grandchildren are also buried in the Coe cemetery
Picture ca. 1878 From the Archives of the Olmsted Historical Society
Ashur’s home was at the corner of Lorain road and Columbia Rd. Lorain Rd was originally known as Coe Ridge Rd. and Coe founded a post office in his house. The cemetery he created is just east of his house. The family burial grounds became Coe Ridge Cemetery. Ashur was instrumental in the founding of the Village of North Olmsted, as it was mostly his and his neighbors land that broke away from Dover Township to join the northern part of Olmsted Township in about 1909.
Ashur M Coe the grandson was the North Olmsted cemetery sexton from 1909 till about the 1920’s the city still has his original legers.
Here are some more: Excerpts from Robert Coe Puritan Page 72 “In the spring of 1834 Robert Coe took his family to Ipswich, the port of Suffolk county (England) and about fifteen miles east of Boxford, and there on Apr. 30 1834, they were among the eighty-three passengers who embarked for New England in the ship “Francis”, commanded by Captain John Cutting. At the Record Office in London is still preserved the roll of the of the ships passengers taken at the Customs House in Ipswich, on which appears Robert Cooe aged 38, Anna Cooe his wife aged 43, and children John Cooe Aged 8 Robert Cooe aged 7, and Benjamin Cooe Aged 4.” The voyage in those days took about 10 weeks.
To see the whole connection it is in the North Olmsted First Families tree. They have a connection to the Stearns Family we still have the Rice Family and the Stearns family its self