Coates, Allen J.
Born: 1818-07-07 Pennsylvania
Died: 1865-03-23 Macoupin County, Illinois
Flourished: Woodburn, Illinois
Allen J. Coates was a carpenter and postmaster. From October 1848 to April 1849, he served as postmaster of Woodburn, Illinois. In 1850, Coates was living in Woodburn and working as a carpenter, and he owned real property valued at $900. By 1860, he owned real property valued at $2,000 and a personal estate of $500.
Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971, NARA Microfilm Publication, M841, 145 rolls, Records of the Post Office Department, RG 28, 1845-1855, 18:122, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; Bunker Hill Cemetery Macoupin County, Bunker Hill, IL (Staunton, IL: Macoupin County Genealogical Society, 1992), 23; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Woodburn, Macoupin County, IL, 292; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Macoupin County, IL, 234.