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John Edward Coley
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Birth: Mar. 20, 1882
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 1956
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA

Delayed Birth Record of March 28, 1947 revealed John Edward Coley was born March 20, 1882 in Rock Wood, Roane County, Tennessee. His parents were James Monroe Coley and Emailinee Nicholson. His prof of birth was the 1900 Census when he was 18 years old and his Social Security application of 1936.

John Coley was about twenty-five and Mattie Elizabeth Bates was about twenty-seven when they married about 1907 in Tennessee.

The 1910 census of May 11, revealed John worked for wages as a coal miner and rented their home in District 4, Roane County, Tennessee. They had been married three years, had one child and one still living. John and his parents were born in Tennessee and Nany and her parents were born North Carolina. Household members: John Coley (28), Nany (29) and Clarence (1).

Their known children:

Clarence Wilford Coley (b.1909)
Alice Coley (b.1912 d. 1956)
Albert Jenkins Coley (b.1913 d.1940)
Vesta Coley (b.1914 d.1956)

Mattie died sometime between 1914 and 1918.

John Coley was about thirty-six and Grace Mary Dyke was about nineteen when they married about 1918 in West Virginia.

The 1940 census of April 13, revealed John worked for wages as a Check Weighman at the Coal Mine and they rented their home for $6 per month at 3043 14B Street in Cabin Creek, Kanawha County, West Virginia as in 1935. John had a third grade education and Grace had a seventh grade education. John earned $1200 in 1939. Household members: John Coley (58), Grace (41),Bessie (18), Jessie (18), Arnold (15), Joe (14), Johnnie (6), Grace (3) and Bob Monroe (9/12).

The WWII Draft of April 27, 1842 revealed John Edward Coley was born on March 20, 1882 in Roane County, Tennessee, was married and resided in Leewood, Kanawha County, West Virginia. John was employed at Truax Traer Coal Company in Kayford, Kanawha County, West Virginia. John was 5' 8" tall, weighed 180 lbs, had brown eyes, black hair, ruddy complexion, had a scar on his left leg and a scar on his right hand. His contact was his wife, Mrs. Grace Coley of same address.

Their known children:

Thelma M. Coley (b.1919 d.1998)
Bessie Mae Coley (b.1922 d.2006)
Jessie Lee Coley (b.1922 d.2009)NM
Arnold E. Coley (b.1924 d.1979)
Joseph Paul Coley (b.1926 d.2008)
Myrtle E. Coley (b.1929 d.1931)DY
Johnnie Coley (b.1934)
Grace Coley (Hancock)(b.1937 d.aft.2008)
Robert Monroe Coley (b.1939 d.2006)

Death Record revealed James E. Coley was born on March 20, 1882 in Tennessee, was married and a miner. He resided in Sharon, Kanawha County, West Virginia. He died at age 73y. 9m. 14d. on January 4, 1956 in Spencer, Roane County, West Virginia. His parents were James Monroe Coley and Emaininee Nicholson. He was buried in Red Warrior Cemetery.

John lived to age 73.
Family links: 
  James Monroe Coley (1846 - 1914)
  Emaline Nicholson Coley (1845 - 1925)
  Albert Jenkins Coley (1913 - 1940)*
  Joseph Paul Coley (1926 - 2008)*
  Myrtle E. Coley (1929 - 1931)*
  Sarah Almeda Coley Bullard (1868 - 1948)*
  Laura E. Coley Helton (1871 - 1953)*
  Joseph Joshua Coley (1873 - 1938)*
  Dora L. Coley Jett (1880 - 1953)*
  John Edward Coley (1882 - 1956)
  Thomas Cleveland Coley (1884 - 1982)*
  Dixie Lois Coley Gibson (1890 - 1929)*
*Calculated relationship
Red Warrior Cemetery
Cabin Creek
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA
Maintained by: Debbie Gibson
Originally Created by: Greg
Record added: May 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37668132
John Edward Coley
Added by: Janice Oberlin Smarr
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Son of James Monroe Coley and Emaline Nicholson Coley.
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 Added: Feb. 16, 2010

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