Coston Family Genealogy Forum
Brother James Coston was born in the State of Alabama, February 27th, 1856, and at the age of three years moved with his parents to the State of Georgia, where he lived until the year 1881, and there married his wife, afterwards moving to Arkansas, where he and his good wife made their home. Brother Coston, with his wife, united with Antioch Old School Baptist Church, and lived in that faith and in the esteem of their brethren and sisters in sweet fellowship until his death, which occurred at his home near Locust Bayou, Arkansas. There were nine children born to them, seven boys and two girls, all living but the oldest, and were present at the funeral, which was conducted by the writer, in the church near the cemetery. There was a large and sympathizing assembly of friends and members of his church, who came to pay the last tribute of respect. Brother Coston was a noble man in his community, and was well liked by his neighbors, and dearly loved by his brethren and sisters in the Primitive Baptist Church. We shall miss him much, but hope to be reconciled to Godís will, believing that he does all things well. The loss of such men is great, both to the family and to the church. Brother Coston was indeed a noble husband and a great and good father to his children. He was blessed to live to see all of them grown up and established in their avocation in life and in his departing days could say, I have fought a good fight, and am now ready to depart and be with Christ. May God ever be with his dear children and be their guide, that they, too, may be brought to the fullness of his rich grace, and to acknowledge him before all, and to continue to live to his honor.
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