My COSTON line came out of NC through Washington and Stewart Co., GA, and into Pike Co., AL before 1850. By 1860, the family was living in northern Coffee Co., but Thomas, Zilpha, at least one of their sons, and their da. Lana Ann (COSTON) HEAD are buried at Hopewell Primitive Bapt. Church Cemetery, near Henderson (Pike Co.), AL.
1850 Pike Co., AL census, p. 218
#1133 William CAUSTINS 35 NC
I BELIEVE that Thomas and William were sons of John and Anna COSTON who appear in the 1850 census of Washington Co., GA:
1850 Washington Co., GA:
p. 230 James COSTIN 31 GA
p. 239 Wiley J. COSTON 25 GA (with the Jesse POUNDS family)
p. 260 John COSTON 78 NC
The James above is the Rev. James W. COSTON, b. Wash. Co., GA on 27 Nov 1819, d. 10 July 1871. His wife was Elefair, da. of Hezekiah BROWN and widow of Mr. NEWSOM. I believe he was a brother of Thomas and William, as Thomas named a daughter Elefair, perhaps for his sister-in-law. Wiley J. seems a little young to be a child of John and Anna (she would've been around 50 at his birth), but he could easily be a grandchild. On the same page with John COSTON in the 1840 Wash. Co., GA census is one "Lott COSTON" who was born 1800-1810, old enough to be Wiley's father. "Poor School" records from Washington Co. from 1832 list Wiley COSTON age 11, James COSTON, age 10, and William COSTON age 8, who could easily be siblings, and
From which NC COSTON family did John COSTON come? I suspect those in Onslow Co., but have no evidence to support.
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