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Coe, Philip Haddox  ( 1800 Jan 10  -  1852 Dec 14 )

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COE, PHILIP - Born in Georgia January 10, 1800. In Headright Certificate No. 198 issued to him February 1, 1838 for one labor of land by Washington County Board of Land Commissioners it is stated that he came to Texas before May 2, 1835.

In July, 1835 Mr. Coe was chosen Captain on one of the four volunteer companies organized to assist Captain Robert M. Coleman of Bastrop, with a company of twenty-five men, in dislodging a band of Indians at Tehuacana Springs, now in Limestone County. The five companies united at Parker’s Fort, two and one half miles from the present city of Groesbeck, and organized the whole under one command, electing John H. Moore, at that time captain of one of the companies, commander, with the rank of major, and Joseph C. Neill, adjutant. The company commanders were Philip Coe, R. M. Coleman, Robert M. Williamson, and Dr. George W. Barnett. Arriving at Tehuacana they found that the Indians had fled.

Captain Coe was a delegate to the Consultation in 1835 from the Municipality of Washington and for a time he was a member of the General Council of the Provisional Government. On July 9, 1835 he enrolled as Captain of a company of 12 rangers organized under Colonel John H. Moore. In Comptroller’s Military Service Record No. 7944 it is certified that he was acting captain in the First Regiment in March and April, 1836. On May 15, 1838 he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3377 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 2 to June 2, 1836.

Captain Coe was issued Donation Certificate No. 15 for 640 acres of land May 15, 1838 for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836.

Captain Coe commanded a company on the Somervell Expediton in 1842. He moved early to Gonzales County and settled near the present town of Monthalia in what is now known as Coe Valley. He was married to Eliza Parker who was born in Gonzales County, Texas and died there, Captain Coe died December 14, 1852 and is buried in Coe Valley in Gonzales County. The State of Texas had a monument erected at his grave in 1936.

The children of Captain and Mrs. Coe were (1) Eliza who married Cooper Kuykendall, (2) Georgia, (3) Sallie who married a Mr. Town, (4) Jane, who married Houston Tom, (5) Harriet, who married George Tom, (6) Deliha, who married Philip Portis (7) Gabriel Hubbard and (8) Philip Coe, Jr., who was never married.

(2) Georgia Coe was married to Frank Howard. A daughter of this union, Mrs. Ethel Howard Tom, resides at 261 Post Avenue.

(7) Gabriel Hubbard Coe was born in Coe Valley, Gonzales County, March 4, 1853 and died near Ottine, November 15, 1935. He was married to Georgia Denman. By this union the following children were born:

(a) Claude Coe resides at Olden, Texas.

(b) Eva Coe, who married a Mr. Lewis and lives at Cambleton, Texas.

After the death of his wife Mr. Gabriel Hubbard Coe was married to Miss Martha Hodges who now resides at Ottine, Texas. Children of this union were:

(D) Herff Coe who resides at Liberty.

(e) Phillip Coe, II, who resides in Dallas.

COE, PHILIP HADDOX – The name “Philip Cox” appears on page 44 of the Army Rolls in the General Land Office as one of the men of Captain William Ware’s company who were detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. The compiler believes that the name was intended to be “Philip Coe.” No one by the name of “Philip Cox” received land for services in the Army, while on May 15, 1838 Philip Coe was issued Donation Certificate No. 15 for 640 acres of land “for having been detailed to guard the baggage opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. “

Philip Haddox Coe was born in Georgia January 10, 1800. In Headright Certificate No. 198 issued to him February 1, 1838 for one labor of land by Washington County Board of Land Commissioners it is stated that he came to Texas before May 2, 1835, On _________he received title to one league in ______colony, situated in the present county of _________.

In July, 1835 Coe was chosen captain of one of the four volunteer companies organized to assist Captain Robert M. Coleman of Bastrop, with a company of twenty-five men, in dislodging a band of Indians at Tehuacana Springs, the present county of Limestone. The five companies united at Parker’s Fort, two and one half miles from the present city of Groesbeck, and organized the whole under one command, electing John H. Moore, at that time captain of one of the companies, commander, with the rank of major, and Joseph C. Neill, adjutant. The company commanders were Philip Coe, B. M. Coleman, Robert M. Williamson, and Dr. George W. Barnett. Arriving at Tehuacana they found that the Indians had fled.

Captain Coe was a delegate to the Consultation in 1835 from the Municipality of Washington and for a time he was a member of the General Council of the Provisional Government. On July 9, 1835 he enrolled as Captain of a company of 12 rangers organized under Colonel John H. Moore. In Comptroller’s Military Service Record No. 7944 it is certified that he was acting captain in the First Regiment in March and April, 1836. On May 15, 1838 he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3377 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 2 to June 2, 1836.

Captain Coe commanded a company on the Somervell Expedition in 1842. He moved early to Gonzales County and settled near the present town of Monthalia in what is now known as Coe Valley. He was married to Eliza Parker who was born in Gonzales County, Texas and died there. Captain Coe died December 14, 1852 and is buried in Coe Valley in Gonzales County. The State of Texas had a monument erected at his grave in 1936.

The children of Captain and Mrs. Coe were (1) Eliza who married Cooper Kuykendall. (2) Georgia, (3) Sallis, who married a Mr. Town, (4) Jane, who married Houston Tom, (5) Harriet, who married George Tom, (6) Deliha, who married Philip Portis (7) Gabriel Hubbard and (8) Philip Coe, Jr., who was never married.

(2) Georgia Coe was married to Frank Howard. A daughter of this union, Mrs. Ethel Howard Tom, resides at 261 Post Avenue.

(7) Gabriel Hubbard Coe was born in Coe Valley, Gonzales County, March 4, 1853 and died near Ottine, November 15, 1935. He married to Georgia Denman. By this union the following children were born:

(a) Claude Coe resides at Olden, Texas.

(b) Eva Coe, who married a Mr. Lewis and lives at Cambleton, Texas.

After the death of his wife Mr. Gabriel Hubbard Coe was married to

Miss Martha Hodges who now resides at Ottine, Texas.

Children of this union were:

(d) Herff Coe who resides at Liberty.

(e) Phillip Coe, 11, who resides in Dallas.

Coe, Philip – Received title to 4, 428 acres of land in Colony _________ situated in the present counties of Washington.

COE, PHILIP -- Born in Georgia January 10, 1800. In Headright Certificate No. 198 issued to him February 1, 1838 for one labor of land by Washington County Board of Land Commissioners it is stated that he came to Texas before May 2, 1835.

In July, 1835 Mr. Coe was chosen Captain on one of the four volunteer companies organized to assist Captain Robert M. Coleman of Bastrop, with a company of twenty-five men, in dislodging a band of Indians at Tehuacana Springs, now in Limestone County. The five companies united at Parker’s Fort, two and one half miles from the present city of Groesbeck, and organized the whole under one command, electing John H. Moore, at that time captain of one of the companies, commander, with the rank of major, and Joseph C. Neill, adjutant. The company commanders were Philip Coe, R. M. Coleman, Robert M. Williamson, and Dr. George W. Barnett. Arriving at Tehuacana they found that the Indians had fled.

Captain Coe was a delegate to the Consultation in 1835 from the Municipality of Washington and for a time he was a member of the General Council of the Provisional Government. On July 9, 1835 he enrolled as Captain of a company of 12 rangers organized under Colonel John H. Moore. In Comptroller’s Military Service Record No. 7944 it is certified that he was acting captain in the First Regiment in March and April, 1836. On May 15, 1838 he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3377 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 2 to June 2, 1836.

Captain Coe was issued Donation Certificate No. 15 for 640 acres of land May 15, 1838 for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.


Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Company: [Capt. William Ware] detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Cox; Hattox
  • Date of Birth: 1800 Jan 10
  • Birthplace: Georgia; South Carolina, Edgefield County
  • Origin: Alabama
  • Came to Texas: 1831 Dec
  • Date of Death: 1852 Dec 14
  • Burial Place: Coe Valley Cemetery, Monthalia, Gonzales County, Texas
  • Comments: Somervell Expedition
  • Bounty Certificate: 3377
  • Donation Certificate: 15
  • Profession: farmer
  • Wife: 1. unknown; 2. Elizabeth Ann Parker
  • Children: John; Rachel H. C. Crabree Cleveland; Mary E. H. C. Watson; Elizabeth H. C. Pipkin; Sarah Adeline Coe Towns; Martha Ann; Jane Coe Tom; Deliah Coe Portis; Philip Houston; Eliza Coe Kuykendall; Harriet Coe Tom; Georgiana Coe Howard; Gabriel Hubbard


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