Samuel Coulter

Place of Birth:

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania United States

Place of Death:

Wayne County, Ohio United States


The obituaries of William Kerr Coulter say that his father was Samuel who was born in PA and settled in Caanan Township. Presuming this is the same Samuel Coulter who lived in Canaan in the 1860 census.


Death of Samuel Coulter in Wayne County, Ohio

Per the record below, a "Saml Coulter", born in Pennsylvania in 1796, died in Pike Station, Wayne Ohio in 1873. This could be William Kerr Coulter's father.

"Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997," database, FamilySearch( : accessed 4 December 2015), Saml Coulter, 20 Jan 1873; citing Pike Station, Wayne, Ohio, reference v 1 p 37; FHL microfilm 1,765,214.


Samuel Coulter buys 160 acres in Wayne County, Ohio

Samuel Coulter bought 160 acres in Section SE13 of Washington Twp, Holmes County, Ohio. Source: Early Land Records of Wayne County Ohio, page 183. Accessed 4/16/16 at Ohio History Center.


1850 census showing Samuel and Jane Coulter in Canaan Twp, OH

The census lists the following household members: Samuel (54); Jane (69); Elizabeth (21); Samuel (20); William (?); Robert B. (2). Samuel and Jane were born in PA, the children born in Ohio. This roughly consistent with the 1794 birthdate given for Samuel.

THEORY: William and Elizabeth are the parents of Robert. FLAW: William had a sister named Elizabeth.

Census page 1 and page 2.