DESCENDANTS OF PETER COULTER
Generation No. 1
1. PETER COULTER died December 1828 - January 1829 in Fairfax County, Virginia.
He married SARAH //.
Tobacco inspector in Colchester, Fairfax County, Virginia. [Inspector bonds available
in Fairfax County deed books.]
["Colchester: Colonial Port on the Potomac;" Edith Moore Sprouse; Fairfax County
Office of Comprehensive Planning, Fairfax, VA; March 1975.]: Inspector at the
tobacco warehouse c. 1799-1806, Coulter had operated a fishery at nearby Sandy
Point in 1781. Bought #27, the tanyard lot, in 1792 from Dowman, paying taxes on it
sporadically until 1825. He and his wife had seven children, two of whom were John
and Cordelia, Coulter's will was presented in 1829. He left an 84 acre tract and 19
slaves. His wife was dead by 1836.
Colchester was a small town in Fairfax County, Virginia several miles from Occoquan,
Prince William County, Virginia. The town no longer
Will of Peter Coulter, Fairfax County Will Book P, pp. 242-244; dated 12/7/1828,
proved 1/19/1829: Wife (unnamed) still living at time will was written. Daughters:
Margaret, Sally (and son Edgar Floroy), Susannah Davis (and her heirs), Cordelia (no
issue at time of will), Elizabeth (and her children: Sally Stone, George Stone, Edward
Stone). Sons: John (and his children (sic), Peter), Thomas (and his son Alexander,
daughter Martha). Executors: Hiram Davis and John
[Fairfax County Deed Book D3, p. 291.] Deed of land willed by Peter Coulter to his
daughter, Cordelia C. Reeves, for use in her lifetime, otherwise to be divided between
her siblings. This land sold by John Coulter and wife Catharine, Job and Susan
Davis, and Margaret Hutchison in December 1829 to Thomas Wheeler. All parties of
Prince William and Fairfax Counties, Virginia.
Children of Peter Coulter and Sarah // are:
i. CORDELIA COULTER, m. REEVES.
2. ii. ELIZABETH COULTER.
iii. MARGARETT COULTER, m. // HUTCHISON.
3. iv. SALLY COULTER.
4. v. THOMAS COULTER.
5. vi. SUSANNAH COULTER, b. Abt 1785, Virginia; d. Aft 1860.
6. vii. JOHN COULTER, b. Abt 1790, Virginia.
Generation No. 2
2. ELIZABETH COULTER (PETER 1). She married //
Children of Elizabeth Coulter and // Stone are:
i. SALLY STONE.
ii. GEORGE STONE.
iii. EDWARD STONE.
3. SALLY COULTER (PETER 1). She married FLOROY.
Child of Sally Coulter and // Floroy is:
i. EDGAR FLOROY.
4. THOMAS COULTER (PETER 1). He married MATILDA GARNER November 24,
1815 in Fauquier County, Virginia, daughter
of Jonas Garner.
Children of Thomas Coulter and Matilda Garner
7. i. ALEXANDER MANKIN COULTER, b. Abt 1819, Fairfax County,
Virginia; d. March 07, 1893, Dranesville, Prince William County,
ii. MARTHA COULTER.
5. SUSANNAH COULTER (PETER 1) was born Abt 1785 in Virginia, and died Aft
1860. She married JOB DAVIS.
Enumerated in 1850 census for Prince William County, Virginia: Job Davis (78),
farmer, born in Virginia; Susannah Davis (65); James Maddox (34, born in Maryland,
cooper); Sarah M. Maddox (33, born in Virginia); Susan C. Maddox (7); Lafayette
Maddox (5); Elizabeth Maddox (3).
Enumerated 1860 Prince William County, Virginia census: Susan Davis (75), Matilda
Mattox (44), Susan C. (17), Lafayette (14), Elizabeth J. (11), Josephine (9), Mary V.
Children of Susannah Coulter and Job Davis are:
8. i. WILLIAM DAVIS, b. Abt 1806.
9. ii. SARAH MATILDA DAVIS, b.
6. JOHN COULTER (PETER 1) was born Abt 1790 in Virginia. He married
1830-1850 census index for Virginia: John Coulter
in Prince William County, Virginia.
1850 Prince William County, Virginia census: John Coulter (60), cooper, born in
Virginia; Wife Catharine (55), born in Virginia.
Deed books of Prince William County for 1826-1845 were destroyed. Some land
records have been saved. 1835 John Coulter purchased land in Occoquan from
William Smoot and wife. In 1845 he sold this same
land to Thomas Smoot.
Child of John Coulter and Catharine // is:
10. i. PETER COULTER, b. Abt 1811.
Generation No. 3
7. ALEXANDER MANKIN COULTER (THOMAS 2, PETER 1). Born Abt 1819 in Fairfax
County, Virginia, and died March 07, 1893 in Dranesville, Prince William County,
Virginia. He married (1) CORDELIA M. //. He married (2) DENIZA J. GARNER
October 26, 1865, daughter of Hezekiah Garner and
Corporal, Company G, 8th Virginia Infantry; born Fairfax Couny, Virginia about 1819;
son of Thomas and Matilda Coulter; cooper; married first Cordelia M. ___; married
second Deniza J. Garner, Fairfax County, 10/26/1865; enlisted Corporal 6/22/1861 at
Dranesville by Captain Thrift; wounded (minnie ball, left leg remaining there) at
Second Manassas 8/30/1862; captured 11/14 1862; paroled, no date; wounded (right
side) and captured at Gettysburg July 3, 1863; paroled July 30, 1863; discharged
September 4, 1863; paroled Winchester, Virginia April 27, 1865; document states age
47, light hair, blue eyes, 5'7"; Virginia Pensioner, Fairfax County, 1886 because of
wounds; died Dranesville March 7, 1893, age 74, "heart failure;" son-in-law of Private
Hezekiah Garner, Company C, 17th VA Infantry.
Enumerated in 1850 in Frederick, Spotsylvania County, Virginia: Alexander Coalter
(30), cooper, born in Virginia; C.M. Coalter (female - 30); and S.M. Coalter (female -
Enumerated in 1860, Fairfax County, Virginia census in the household of James W.
Davis: James W. Davis (40), born in Prince William County, Virginia, cooper;
Elizabeth (41); Thomas W. (11); E. A. (female - 10); John H. (8); S. C. (female - 7); S.
M. (female - 3); James R. (1); and Alexander Coulter (41), born in Fairfax County,
Enumerated in 1870 Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia census: Alexander
Coulter (51), cooper; Deniza J. (33); Virginia (16); Marrion A. (15); Joseph H. (13); Ida
I. (4); and Harriet L. (1).
Children of Alexander Coulter and Cordelia // are:
i. VIRGINIA COULTER, b. 1854.
ii. MARRION A. COULTER, b. Abt 1855.
iii. JOSEPH H. COULTER, b. Abt 1857.
Children of Alexander Coulter and Deniza Garner are:
iv. IDA I. COULTER, b. Abt 1866.
v. HARRIET L. COULTER, b. Abt 1869.
8. WILLIAM DAVIS (SUSANNAH 2, PETER 1) was born Abt 1806. He married (1)
SOPHIA B. // Bef 1832. He married (2) MARY ARRINGTON Aft 1860 in Prince William
County, Virginia, daughter of Richard Arrington and
Enumerated in 1850 Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia census: William
Davis (46), cooper; Sophia B. (49); Robert A. Davis (18); Janelle Garner (16); James
W. Davis (13); Andrew J. Davis (11); Joseph M. Davis (9); Charles E. Davis (7); and
George W. Garner (22).
Enumerated in 1860 Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia census states "William
(of Job)": William Davis (54), Jospeh (18), Charles E. (16), John (12), Ruth Gossum
(48), and Thomas E. Gossum (12).
Book of Prince William Marriages: Wm. Davis, widower, son of Job/Susan, to Mary
Arrington, 34, Prince William, daughter of Richard/Ann.
Children of William Davis and Sophia // are:
i. ROBERT A. DAVIS, b. Abt 1832.
ii. JAMES W. DAVIS, b. Abt 1837.
iii. ANDREW J. DAVIS, b. Abt 1839.
iv. JOSEPH M. DAVIS, b. Abt 1841.
v. CHARLES E. DAVIS, b. Abt 1843.
9. SARAH MATILDA DAVIS (SUSANNAH COULTER 2, PETER 1) was born 1816 in
Virginia. She married JAMES MADDOX.
Children of Sarah Davis and James Maddox are:
i. SUSAN CATHERINE MADDOX, b. Abt 1843; m. ALEXANDER
LAFAYETTE PETTIT, January 11, 1866, Prince William County, Virginia.
ii. LAFAYETTE MADDOX, b. Abt 1845, Prince William County, Virginia; d.
January 07, 1928, Richmond, Virgnia.
Private, Co. H, 43rd Battalion, VA Cavalry; b. Prince William County abt
1844; enlisted 7/15/1863 in Prince William County as Private, Co. H,
15th Cavalry; presumeably joined 43rd Battalion VA Cavalry 12/4/1864
when 15th Cavalry was disbanded; paroled 4/22/1865 at Winchester,
VA, age 20, 5'6", light haor, blue eyes, dark complexion; VA pensioner,
Act of 1902, resident of Fairfax ounty since 1923, occupation crpenter;
admitted 11/11/1926 R. E. Lee Camp Sldier's Home, Richmond, VA;
died 1/7/1928; buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA.
iii. ELIZABETH J. MADDOX, b. Abt 1847.
iv. JOSEPHINE MADDOX, b. Abt 1851.
v. MARY V. MADDOX, b. Abt 1853, Prince William County, Virginia; m.
JOHN T. MILLS, May 06, 1873, Prince
William County, Virginia.
10. PETER COULTER (3) (JOHN 2, PETER 1) was born Abt 1811. He married
MATILDA AILSEY //.
No record of Peter Colter family in 1830 Virginia census. He was probably
enumerated with his father, John Coulter, in Prince
William County, Virginia.
1840 Virgina census the family lived in Fauquier
In the 1850 Virginia census, Peter Colter (39) is enumerated in Warren County,
Virginia with wife Alice (38) and children: Thomas (18), John (15), Mary Jane (13),
William (11), Alice (10), Peter (8), Obediah (5), and Savory A. (3). Peter was a cooper
according to the 1850 Virginia census.
Warren County, VA birth records include an unnamed stillborn daughter born to Peter
and Matilda Ailsey Coalter in September 1855.
In the 1860 Virginia census, Peter Coulter (47) is enumerated in Warren County, post
office of Linden, with wife Alice (46) and children: Mason (20 -- farmer), Alice (18),
Peter (16 -- farmhand), Obedi (13 -- "idiotic"), S. Ann (12), Samuel (9), Hanna (7), and
Caroline Sealock (17).
Linden, Virginia is a small town about five miles from Front Royal. Part of it lies in
Fauquier County and part of it lies in Warren County. It is located on Manassas Gap
and the main rail lines from Washington to the Shenandoah Valley run through it. It's
strategic location probably helps explain why the Coulter family farm buildings were
burned to the ground during the Civil War.
No sign of the Peter Coulter family in the 1870 Virginia
Children of Peter Coulter and Matilda // are:
i. THOMAS COULTER, b. Abt 1832.
ii. JOHN COULTER, b. Abt 1835.
11. iii. MARY JANE COULTER, b. Abt 1836, Warren County, Virginia; d.
November 30, 1883, probably in Harrisburg, Ohio.
12. iv. WILLIAM MASON COULTER, b. August 15, 1840, Fauquier
County, Virginia; d. August 29, 1895, of Brownsville, Washington
v. ALICE M. COULTER, b. Abt 1841; m. GEORGE R. SEALOCK,
December 21, 1861, Fauquier County, Virginia.
vi. PETER COULTER, b. Abt 1842.
vii. OBEDIAH COULTER, b. Abt 1845.
viii. SAVORY ANN COULTER, b. Abt 1847.
ix. SAMUEL COULTER, b. Abt 1851.
x. HANNA E. COULTER, b. Abt 1853.
xi. // COULTER, b. September 1855,
Warren County, Virginia, USA.
Generation No. 4
11. MARY JANE COULTER (PETER 3, JOHN 2, PETER 1) was born Abt 1836 in
Warren County, Virginia, and died November 30, 1883 in probably in Harrisburg,
Ohio. She married CALEB G. GRAY September 30, 1857 in Fauquier County,
Virgina, son of Thomas Gray and Lucy Triplett.
Children of Mary Coulter and Caleb Gray are:
13. i. GRAY.
14. ii. IRVIN GRAY.
15. iii. MARY ANN GRAY.
iv. PHILLIP GRAY.
v. JOHN GRAY, b. Abt 1857, Fauquier County, Virgina.
16. vi. SABRA ELIZABETH GRAY, b. 1866, Ohio.
17. vii. LUCINDA GRAY, b. 1868, Ohio; d. 1947, Ohio.
18. viii. JOSEPH PETER GRAY, b. Abt 1874, Ohio.
19. ix. EDWARD GRAY, b. Abt 1877, Ohio.
12. WILLIAM MASON COULTER (PETER 3, JOHN 2, PETER 1) was born August 15,
1840 in Fauquier County, Virginia, and died August 29, 1895 in Brownsville,
Washington County, Maryland. He married JULIA A. GORDON, daughter of Joseph
Gordon and Jennie Lehew.
Information on William Mason Coulter and his descendants provided by Ronda Cain
8/6/97 and Jennifer Pidgeon 8/4/97.
Served through the Civil War in the Confederate Army [Company D, 49th Virginia
Infantry] and was in the Battle of Antietam. At the end of the War, he moved to
Frederick County, Maryland and later (1866) to Washington
Children of William Coulter and Julia Gordon are:
i. JULIA M. COULTER, m. HAYES BURKETT.
20. ii. WILLIAM JACKSON COULTER, b. June 29, 1866; d. November
17, 1941, Washington County, Maryland.
iii. LUCINDA COULTER, b. August 21, 1867; m. PRESLEY ROBERT
iv. ANNA CATHERINE COULTER, b. 1869; d. 1966; m. CHARLES
21. v. CHARLES ASHBY COULTER, b. 1873; d. 1952.
vi. MILTON SCOTT COULTER, b. July 28, 1876, Brownsville,
Washington County, Maryland; d. February 05, 1950, Washington
County, Maryland; m. IDA BELLE
Generation No. 5
20. WILLIAM JACKSON COULTER (WILLIAM MASON 4, PETER 3, JOHN 2, PETER
1) was born June 29, 1866, and died November 17, 1941 in Washington County,
Maryland. He married ADA ELIZABETH CARTER.
Buried in cemetery at the old site of (German Baptist Brethren) First Brownsville
Church of the Brethern, Brownnsville, Washington
Children of William Coulter and Ada Carter are:
i. MARY C. COULTER, b. 1910; m. BERNARD TAYLOR.
ii. GLADYS IRENE COULTER, b. September 11, 1903; m. ARTHUR
iii. ERNEST T. COULTER, b. July 05, 1899; d. September 18, 1927,
Washington County, Maryland.
iv. ANNIE E. COULTER, b. June 28, 1892; d. March 27, 1915,
Washington County, Maryland; m. LEWIS FRY.
v. CLARENCE M. COULTER, b. March 25, 1897; d. December 28,
1815, Washington County, Maryland.
21. CHARLES ASHBY COULTER (WILLIAM MASON 4, PETER 3, JOHN 2, PETER 1)
was born 1873, and died 1952. He married ROSA MAY
Child of Charles Coulter and Rosa Main is:
i. MARY L. COULTER, b. May 21, 1907, Washington County,
Maryland; d. May 22, 1907, Washington County,