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Joanna Coker Sour Cream Burrito's,Fast and good.Brown & Drain 1 lb hamburger meat in a skillet remove from burner add one can of cream of chicken,and then just enough sour cream to turn it white,add 1 can cream of mushroom(mix this all up well).Warm tortillias & butter tortillias on both sides add the mixture to the tortillias and graded cheese Fold&Place on lightly buttered or greased cookie sheet place in oven approx 5-10 min on 350 them flip them and cook the other side the same.Add grated cheese to the top.Approx.time to make25-30 min and you have a great burrito
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Bev Gillihan William "Buck" Coker and his large family were among the first white settlers in the area which became Marion Co. AR. "Buck" was born in Virginia in 1769 and died in Marion Co. AR in 1855. The name of his wife is unknown; she died in Marion Co. about 1820. There were nine children - some of whom were already married - who came to Arkansas The family migrated from Virginia through North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee.

The 1790 census lists five Coker families in Morgan District, Burke Co. NC: Charles Sr., Charles Jr., William, Leonard, and Joseph. Researchers believe this William to be the William "Buck" Coker who settled on White River; and this Joseph Coker to be the father of George Washington Coker b NC 1814, married 1839 Nancy A. King, and raised a large family in Prairie Township, Marion Co. AR.

S. C. Turnbo wrote Edward Coker, son of "Buck" Coker, stated his family landed on White River "on the day Jackson fought the Battle of New Orleans" (i.e., 8 January 1815). "Buck" Coker built his cabin just below Jake Nave Bend of White River.

Joseph Dempsey Coker, eldest son of "Buck" Coker, reportedly came into the area in 1814 and settled at the mouth of West Sugar Loaf Creek. This settlement was later called Dubuque. The English explorer Henry Rowe Schoolcraft wrote of visiting with Joseph Coker on Sugar Loaf Prairie 9-10 December 1818. At that time the settlement consisted of four families located within a distance of eight miles.

Turnbo recorded that Charles Coker, son of "Buck" Coker, came into the White River country in 1813, with his brother Joe's children from his first marriage and his slaves. This is the earliest report found of the Coker Family in Marion Co.

1. William "Buck" Coker (1769-1855) m ___ who died ca 1820.

2. Joseph Dempsey Coker (1787-1862) m/1 ___ Brown (white woman); m/2 Ainey ___ (Cherokee Indian woman); m/2 Cynthia Rogers (Indian woman).

3. Katie Coker (1791-?) m ca 1810 Gerard Leiper Brown.

4. Sarah/Sallie Coker (1794-?) m/1 William Trimble; m/2 Mike Yocum.

5. Leonard Coker (1795-?) m ___.

6. William Coker (1798-?) m ___.

7. Charles Coker (1800-?) m/1 Elizabeth Trimble or Friend; m/2 Betsey Friend.

8. Edward "Ned" Coker (1801-?) m ca 1823 Winnie Yocum.

9. Mary Jane Coker (1806-1878) m 1824 Charley Sneed.

10. Nancy Coker m George Wood.

SOURCES: The writings of S. C. Turnbo; Journal of a Tour into the Interior of Missouri and Arkansas in 1818 and 1819 by Henry Schoolcraft; The Trimble Trail compiled by Wanda June Trimble Hutcheson; The White River Chronicles of S. C. Turnbo edited by James F. Keefe & Lynn Morrow
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Bev Gillihan Yokum, Asa
b. 1825
d. JUN 1863 in Civil War
Father: Yokum, Michael (*1794 -)
Mother: Coker, Sarah (*1797 -)
Spouse: Denison, Eliza (1827 - 1906)
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Arkansas 27th Inf. CO. A

Coker, James A.
Coker, Joseph
Coker, Mitchell D.

Thirty-first Regiment Arkansas Infantry - Company K—Yell County
Medal of Honor - PVT JAMES E. COKER, was awarded the Confederate equivalent of the Medal of Honor for his heroism at the Battle of Chickamauga.

O N Coker - Co C - Died 9/30/62 at Warrenton Va of intermittent fever, Buried Warrenton Confederate Cemetery
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Private Allen A. Coker,
Company A, 8th Florida Infantry
He served in his brother's band of deserters before reenlisting April 10, 1864 in Company D, 2nd Florida US Cavalry in Taylor County as a refugee from the Confederacy. He deserted November 9, 1864 at Cedar Key, and voluntarily returned to duty on April 18, 1865.
His father's name was Jonathan and his mother's name was Nancy.
5' 7.00", black eyes, brown hair, fair skin
BORN: 1845 or 1843 Irwin County, GA
ENLISTED: April 1, 1862 Taylor, FL Private Company A, 8th Florida Infantry
DESERTED: May 25, 1862 Pensacola & Georgia Railroad Station #5, FL Detail
DIED: July 3, 1865
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Private James Coker, Company A, 8th Florida Infantry
He raised a company of deserters of which he was captain. His brothers were in this company for some time but eventually left to join the 2nd Florida US Cavalry.
BORN: 1831
ENLISTED: April 1, 1862 Taylor, FL Private Company A, 8th Florida Infantry
DESERTED: May 25, 1862 Pensacola & Georgia Railroad Station #5, FL
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Private William Peyton Coker, Company A, 8th Florida Infantry
After he deserted from the 8th Florida Infantry, he served in his brother's band of deserters. He joined Company D, 2nd Florida US Cavarly on April 10, 1864 in Taylor County as a refugee from the Confederacy. 5' 11.00", blue eyes, light hair, fair skin
BORN: 1834 or 1844 Irwin County, GA
ENLISTED: April 1, 1862 Taylor, FL Private Company A, 8th Florida Infantry
DESERTED: May 25, 1862 Pensacola & Georgia Railroad Station #5, FL
DIED: August 5, 1864 Cedar Key, FL
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Phillips' Legion, a Georgia regiment organized in 1861, contained six infantry companies (A-F) and four cavalry companies. During the spring of 1862, three new infantry companies (L, M and O), were recruited in Cobb and Bartow counties and added to the Infantry Battalion. These nine companies served as a unit throughout the remainder of the war. As in most Confederate "Legions," the cavalry battalions were separated early in the war (in this case, July 1862).

Pvt. John V. Coker's last entry in the service record is from a Richmond hospital on March 3, 1863. After that, he joined the AWOL list. The Coker family bible, however, shows that he died in April 1863 but does not indicate cause or location.
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The 8th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment:

In 1887 Mrs. Hannah Lide Coker wrote: "When the Confederate States were forced into war to repel the invasion of the United States armies, my three sons at once offered their service as soldiers." Two of Mrs. Coker’s sons, William and Charlie, enlisted in the 8th SC Regiment of Volunteers along with approximately twelve hundreds others of their near neighbors. Among this group were John Calhoun Wallace, John William Malloy Wilkes, Hugh Alexander Douglas, his brother, Archibald McArthur Douglas, their second cousins, John D., Hugh and Archibald McLucas, and James D. McMillian, brother-in-law to the Douglases. This group of young men were from a line of communities extending from Chesterfield, across the northern sections of Darlington and Marlboro Counties, SC. Undoubtedly they either knew, or knew of, each other before their great adventure. When the war was over only William Coker, John Calhoun Wallace and John D. McLucas were alive. Charlie Coker died at Malvern Hill; Hugh McLucas at Gettysburg; Archibald McLucas of disease 15 September 1863; Hugh Alexander Douglas at Hawes Shop, in connection with the fight at Cold Harbor; John William Malloy Wilkes as a POW at Camp Chase, Columbus,Ohio, having been captured just before Cedar Creek in the Shenandoah Valley; James D. McMillian at Monroe's farm, just before the finale at Bentonville and Archibald McArthur Douglas at Bentonville, nine days after Appomattox.

William Coker was wounded at Malvern Hill, by exploding cannon shot, as were most of the causalities of that fight. John Calhoun Wallace took a bullet at Chickamauga, which wound, according to family legend, was cleaned by passing a silk handkerchief through the wounded part of the body.

Each of these young men has a story that fits with the broader experience of the the 8th Regiment. For instance, Charlie Coker died at Malvern Hill, in action that he was not required to be in. His mother wrote: "After distributing ammunition to the men, and performing all his duties preliminary to the battle, he took a musket and accoutrements and went into the fight. His position exempted him from battle, and he should have remained with the ordnance train; but, remarking that he could not remain in the rear while his comrades went into danger, he stepped into line, and marched forward with them into the thickest of that terrible fight. There he offered up his precious life."

William Coker saw his brother fall, "but was impelled by stern duty to go forward with his men. After the battle, though himself wounded, he carried his brother in his arms from the battlefield. . . ." At Gettysburg, William was wounded again, and was captured, remaining a prisoner for twenty months. His story includes compassion form Northern business acquaintances who reached across the civil chasm to aid a Confederate soldier in need.

SOURCE: Charles W. Watson
Box 7
Thatcher, Az, 85552
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Burials in Woodlawn National Cemetery From the Elmira Prison Camp

COKER Asa 09/25/64 SC I,1st,Art.
COKER J.S. 12/10/64 SC I,4th,Cav.
COKER William B. 02/13/65 NC E,31st
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Tenn. Infantry, [Co. K] 3 Nov. 1861 to 3 Nov. 1862, Mf roll No. 2, TSLA.
PVT. COKER, James C., 23
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TEXAS, Battle of Valverde:

Sergeant Alexander Coker of the 2nd Texas Mounted Rifles.
Alexander Coker was born in 1827 and died in 1898. He was married to Sarah E. Unknown. Sarah was born in 1828 and died in 1909.
Sgt. Alexander Coker has only three records, as follows.
Regimental Return - July 1864 - Absent without leave since July 12, 1864.
Regimental Return - August 1864 - Absent without leave. Supposed to have been elected sheriff.
Regimental Return - Undated - Discharged at Galveston, Reason, elected sheriff of Oakville, Live Oak County.
Alexander Coker served as Sheriff from August 1864 until December 1865. From July 1866 until May 1870 he served the county as District Clerk. He served as County Tax Collector from April 1876 until January of 1889. From January 1891 until January 1899 he served as County Treasurer.
SOURCE; History of the People of Live Oak County.
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James Lide Coker
(1837–1918)
1860: Organized a Confederate Company assigned to the 9th South Carolina Regiment; served as Captain.
1863 Sept.: Wounded in Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia; promoted to rank of Major.
1864: Elected to South Carolina State Legislature.
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Louisiana Civil War Soldiers:

Coker ~ A. E vt.
2nd La. Cav. Paroled at , June , 1865.

Coker ~ Alphin L. G vt.
3rd La. Cav. (Harrison's). Paroled at Monroe

Coker ~ Asa E vt. 12th La. Infty.

Coker ~ B. G. H vt. 9th La. Infty.

Coker ~ Caleb A vt.
2nd Battn. La. Hvy. Arty. Paroled at Monroe

Coker ~ Caleb A vt.
Logan's Arty. Appears on Roll of Prisoners

Coker ~ D. P. (also Cooker C D. P.; Cooker, C. P.) , 18th La. Infty.

Coker ~ E. Y. (also Coker A Edward Young) , 31st Regt. La. Infty.

Coker ~ E. Y. F vt.
22nd (Cons.) Regt. La. Infty.

Coker ~ E. E vt. 2nd La. Cav.
Appears on Roll of Prisoners

Coker ~ John E vt. 16th La. Infty.
Roll for May 31st to June 30t

Coker ~ N. F vt. 31st Regt. La. Infty.

Coker ~ Noah B. H vt. 12th La. Infty.

Coker ~ S. D. C vt. 3rd La. Cav. (Harrison's). On Roll dated Monr

Coker ~ Thomas C. H ergt. 12th La. Infty.

Coker ~ Thomas G. (also Coker K T. J.) ,
1st La. Cav.

Coker ~ Tim E Sergt.
4th La. Cav. Paroled at Monroe, La., June 6
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Daniel Coker:
Corporal, (promoted from Private in Oct 1865)
Company C,
25th Pennsylvania Infantry,
also known as 25th U.S. Colored Infantry
Pension #WC 474-311
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Orange County CA.

COKER, SGT. LOVING
3/19/05 CSA F 50TH INF ALA
BURIED: Magnolia Memorial Park
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CHATTANOOGA NATIONAL CEMETERY:

COKER, CHARLES W.
U 13 SS CAPT
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Coker, Francis Private
San Francisco Sept. 11, 1861 Oct. 6, 1861 Mustered out at Camp Lincoln, Cal., Sept. 11, 1864, expiration of term of service.

Coker, Noah B. Private
ENLISTED: Stockton, Cal.
May. 15, 1863
MUSTER: May 26, 1863
Deserted at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Sept. 17, 1865.
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CONFEDERATE PENSION APPLICATION
Squire J. Coker
Rains County
Post office Emory, Texas
COKER, Squire John
(11/01/1832 - 08/04/1918)
BURIED: Henry's Chapel
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Illinois 6th Regiment, Co. D

COKER, ABRAM B PVT
D 6 IL US CAV
MC LEANSBORO
COKER, CHARLES R CPL
D 6 IL US CAV
MC LEANSBORO
COKER, JAMES PVT
D 6 IL US CAV
MC LEANSBORO
COKER, JOHN S CPL
D 6 IL US CAV
MC LEANSBORO
COKER, JOSEPH CPT
D 6 IL US CAV
MC LEANSBORO
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8/29/1910 COKER, JAMES...
13rd Cav. Vet Union War Vet
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UNION HALL OR SHEDD CEMETERY:

Coker, John
1862 age 24; Fell mortally wounded with guerillas at Saltwater, Tenn.

Coker, Joseph
1818 -1898
Capt. Co. G, 5th Ill. Cav

Charles R. Coker
DIED: 1866
age 25
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Coker, Edward
b. 1801 in ,,TN
d. 1865 in Springfield, MO
Father: Coker, William (1769 - ~1855)
Mother: Nancy (1775 -)
NOTES:
Had 15 slaves. Res: south bank of White River in Marion Co, AR; to GreenCo. MO
for safety during Civil War, Killed by bushwhackers 8 miles N. ofSpringfield
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Coker, Edward Charles
b. 29 OCT 1828 in ,Marion, AR/Marion Co., AR
d. 2 MAR 1894 in Sinking Creek, Everton, MO
Father: Coker, Charles (1800 - 1871)
Mother: Trimble, Elizabeth (1796 -)
Marion Co. AR, settled on Locust Creek, left Ar abt 1849, west toTexas
Joined Union Army at Leavenworth, KN, injuried & discharged 19 Feb 1862.
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Coker, John
Federal Army, 2nd Lt.
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Coker, Joseph
BORN: ABT. 1843 in ,Marion, AR
Confederate soldier
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Coker, Laferty (*1830 -)
d. in Battle of Port, Hudson, LA
Father: Coker, Joseph Joe Dempsey
(~1787 - 1862)
Mother: Ainey (~1805 -)
14th AR Regiment
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Coker, William
b. in ,Boone, AR
Father: Coker, William L. (~1798 -)
Mother: Hudspeth, Elizabeth (*1809 -)
Fiddle; merchant; confederate soldier;
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ALABAMA:

COKER, Thomas, L. - Loomis' Battalion, 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery, Company E. Captured at Fort Morgan in August 1864. Sent to Elmira Prison. Returned home in July, 1865. Was residing at Robinson Springs, AL after 1900.

born 1829,
died 1905,
Member of the 50th Alabama
Burial: South Lowell Cemetery
Walker County Alabama, USA
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COKER, David Guerry "Tink" Pvt.
Enlisted 10 Sept 61 Americus, age 20.
Company A. Discharged for disability 26 Dec 61.
Transferred to 63rd GA Infantry. Appointed 2nd Corporal of Company I of 63rd GVI on 23 Dec 62.
Appointed 1st Corporal March 63; 5th Sergeant 21 Dec 63. Paroled as 1st Corporal, Greensboro, NC, May 1, 1865.
Died September 1880 (age 37).
Son of John & Nancy Coker.
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Americus, Sumter County Georgia, USA
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FRANCIS M. COKER
Birth: 1841
Death: 1928
COKER, Francis M. Pvt. Enlisted 6 July 61 Americus, age 19. Company A. 11th Battalion
Georgia Volunteer Artillery. Born in 1841.
Died in 1928. Son of William & Sarah Coker.
Burial Sunset Cemetery, Crisp County
Georgia, USA
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James Franklin Coker
Birth: 1836
Death: Jun. 15, 1899
Pvt. Enlisted 6 July 61 Americus, age 24.
Company A. 11th Battalion Georgia Volunteer Artillery. On extra duty as a teamster with the Ordinance Reserve Department, Army of Northern Virginia May 1-13, 1863. Detailed to 3rd Corps Artillery Ordinance Train from March 1864 through August 1864. Son of Henry & Nepsy Coker.
Burial: Magnolia Springs Cemetery
Plains Sumter County Georgia, USA
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COKER, John M. Pvt.
Enlisted 6 July 61 Americus, age 22. Company A.
Transferred to 63rd GA Infantry 31 Oct 62,
and appointed 2nd Sergeant on 23 Dec 62.
Wounded in left thigh by minie ball at Kennesaw Mountain, GA 18 June 64. In Hood Hospital at Cuthbert, Ga. on March 31, 1865. Furloughed from hospital. Died February 6, 1906 (age 68).
Son of John & Nancy Coker.
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery
Americus Sumter County Georgia, USA

COKER, William B.C. Pvt.
Enlisted 6 July 61 Americus, age 29.
Company A.
Elected 6th Sergeant 1 Nov 61.
Transferred to 63rd GA Infantry 31 Oct 62.
Elected 2nd Lieutenant 24 Dec 62.
Died November 12, 1905 (age 77).
Son of John & Nancy Coker.
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery
Americus Sumter County Georgia, USA
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COKER, John R.;
Co. G; 34 MISS Inf;
11/10/1862
Burial: Bardstown Cemetery, Bardstown
Nelson County Kentucky, USA
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Robert W. Coker
Born 1847 Butler Co Ala
Co G 13th Mississippi Inf
Died Aprox 1936
Lindale, Smith Co, Tx
Buried: Edom Cemetery Edom Van Zandt, Tx
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COKER, THOMAS D.
(1842~1894)
Thomas D. Coker, Confederate Veteran, was born in Georgia in 1842. Coker enlisted in the Confederate Army on April 18, 1861. He served as private in Company F (Benning's Brigade) of the 2nd Georgia Infantry, Army of Tennessee for approximately three years. According to Confederate Pension records, he served until he was wounded in the leg during the 1864 campaign. Coker was reported absent without leave for November and December of 1864. Benning's Brigade fought at most of the major battles of the Civil War including: Gettysburg, Second Bull Run, Antietam, The Wilderness, Cold Harbor and surrendered with General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House.
BURIED: TEXAS STATE CEMETERY
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  • Mary 1.5%
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  • Thomas 0.9%
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  • J 0.5%
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  • Joseph 0.5%
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  • Fred 0.3%
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