Looking for information on McKenzie Coates
I am looking for inforamtion for my ggg grand father McKenzie Coates. He married first Elizabeth Martin, The daughter of Samuel Martin and Catherine Hildebrand.
McKenzie was born about 1815, I found him listed on an 1860 Census,
It listed his birthplace as TN. it is believed that he and Elizabeth were married at the Candy's Creek Babtist mission, about 1832. Candy's Creek is located near Cleveland TN. Unitl 1834 known and the Amohee District, Cherokee Nation. Now Bradley County.
It is possible that his family lived in that area in the early 1800's and possibly his place of birth.
McKenzie had a brother, born about 1819, that married Annie C. Spears,; a niece of Elizabeth's, daughter of Luicenda Martin and Joesph Spears. It is believed that his brothers name was either James or John. We know that Makenzie and Elizabeth moved to Indian Territory around 1832-34, as their second son Charles was born in the territory.
I have been trying to identify the parents of these men.