No Story Too Small – Amy Johnson Crow’s challenge of 52 Ancestors this year, has been the inspiration to writing up my family history stories.
My 2 times great grandfather Thomas COKER was baptized 24 July 1825 at Ugborough, Devon; the son of William & Betty.
On the 26 June 1846 at Ugborough, he married Eliza SMALLRIDGE.
They had a daughter Mary Anne later that year; then son Thomas in 1850, daughter Elizabeth in 1851 and son James in 1854. Both James and his mother Eliza died in childbirth.
Thomas COKER then married on the 17 February 1855 at the Register Office in Totnes to Eliza ANDREWS.
Their first daughter Emma was baptized 20 April 1856 at Ugborough, Devon.
On the 23 May 1858 they baptized Charlotte who died age two months.
On April 17 1860 they baptized their next daughter as Charlotte.
Their son James was baptized 18 August.
Daughter Alice Coker was baptized 26 Mar 1865
Daughter Carry was baptized 14 February 1869
Son Richard James COKER was baptized 7 January 1872.
Thomas COKER died May 17 1879 from typhoid fever.