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John Coe
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Birth: 1625
Haverhill, England
Death: 1693
Suffolk County
New York, USA

The son of ROBERT COE and his first wife, Mary COE and brother of ROBERT COE, JR. and Benjamin Coe, he was baptized at Boxford, Suffolk Co., England on August 2, 1625. The family immigrated (with a step-mother) and moved frequently.

He is first found in records in 1648 in Hempstead, Long Island, NY where he appears in a list of grantees. He eventually owned 150 acres of land in Hempstead. John removed to Middleburg (Newtown) LI with his father in 1652 as original settlers. He sold his land in Hempstead on May 2, 1659 and he signed his name "Robart Coo" on the deed. He was a farmer and operated a gristmill on Flushing Creek, a job that was carried on by his descendants for several generation.

He was appointed magistrate for Newtown by the Dutch government in 1658, 1661, and 1662. John Coe was instrumental in an attempt to break away from the Dutch. In August, 1663, he sent a letter to Hartford concerning annexation of Long Island to Connecticut. In October, 1663, he was made Captain and Commissioner at Newtown and represented Long Island at the General Court in Hartford.
He marched through the English towns in the western part of L. I. and overturned the Dutch government. On Feb. 28, 1664/5, he was deputy for Newtown at a meeting at Hempstead called by Gov. Nichols to reorganize the government of Long Island. In April 1666, he was an overseer of Newtown. His name appears on the list of patentees (freeholders) of Newtown. From December 13, 1689 to January 19, 1690/1, he was sheriff of Queens Co., Long Island.

When the regime to overturn the Dutch government failed, John Coe was arrested & indicted for treason and imprisoned in New York for over a year in 1692. No further record appears of him and the exact date of his death is unknown but estimated at 1683. There were no probate records of his estate. He was the father of several children, but the name of his wife is not known by me. 
Family links: 
  Robert Coe (1596 - ____)
  Mary Coe (____ - 1628)
  John Coe (1625 - 1693)
  Robert Coe (1626 - 1659)*
  Benjamin Coe (1628 - 1696)*
*Calculated relationship
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Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Jun 02, 2009
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