Coulter II, Robert Stuart 1


Robert Stuart Coulter II was the son of Robert Stuart Coulter I and Margaret Fleming. Robert Stuart Coulter I was born in 1760 in Tyrone County, Ireland. Margaret Fleming was born in 1764 at Bull Run, Prince William County, Virginia. Robert’s heritage is mostly Scottish. He was born on September 20, 1809, in Robertson County, Tennessee.

Robert Stuart Coulter, II married Isabelle Wylie on May 14, 1829, in Washington County, Illinois. Isabelle was born on April 26, 1810 in Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky. Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie gave birth to eleven children in all.

The First child of Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie was John Wylie Coulter. He was named after his grandfather, John Wylie. He was born September 4, 1830 in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois. John married Sophia McDill in Illinois. She was born in 1835 and died on March 7, 1898, in Concord, Major County, Oklahoma (Concord is now Meno, which was the original name of Concord, Oklahoma. John volunteered for service in the Union Army during the Civil War. He mustered in as a private, in Company H, the 6th. Infantry, Illinois Regiment. He died on November 30, 1896, in Concord, Major County, Oklahoma. John was buried at Concord, Major County, Oklahoma.

James Riley Coulter was the second child born to Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie. He was born on February 23, 1832, in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois. James joined the Union Army when the Civil War broke out. He was in Company I, of the 22nd. Infantry Regiment of Illinois. James married Mary Ames Campbell on January 4, 1866, at the home of Archabald Coulter, in St. Clair County, Illinois. Mary was born on December 17, 1842 in Indiana. She died in 1914. We don’t Know where she died or where she was buried. James died on November 30, 1903, in Marissa, Washington County, Illinois. He was buried at the Old Salem Pioneer Cemetery of the Mud Creek Presbyterian Church, Established in 1838, at Lively Grove Township, in Washington County, Illinois.

Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie’s third child was Robert Stuart Coulter III. He was born September 9, 1834 in Randolph County, Illinois. He enlisted in the Union Army when the Civil War began. Robert was assigned to Company I, the 22nd. Illinois Infantry Regiment. He was in Section 14, as a private, Number 1583. Robert fought in many battles. Among those was the Battle of Stone Creek, also called the Battle of Murfreesboro. Later Robert was captured and spent time in Libby Prison, in Richmond Virginia. He suffered much while in that, and other prisons, during the Civil War. Robert married Elizabeth Mearns on October 25, 1864 in Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois. Robert and Elizabeth were the parents of six children. Robert died on April 15, 1888 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. He was buried at the National Cemetery in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.

The fourth child of Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie was Arthur Parks Coulter. He was born February 26, 1836 in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois. He was a physician. When the Civil War started, Arthur joined the Union Army. The community raised one thousand dollars, to permit him to stay in the state of Illinois,and practice medicine. Arthur married Phebe Catherine Jackson on March 20, 1861. Phebe was born on May 7, 1844. She died on December 12, 1914. Phebe was buried at the Marissa Cemetery, in Marissa, St. Clair County, Illinois. Arthur and Phebe were the parents of ten children. He died on November 11, 1907 in Marissa, St. Clair County, Illinois. Arthur was buried at the Marissa Cemetery, in Marissa, St. Clair County, Illinois.

Martha Coulter was the fifth child born to Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie. She was born on September 1, 1838 in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois. Martha’s nickname was Patsy as a child. She first, married William McMillan. William died during the Civil War, at the age of 27. Martha then married her second husband, James Dougherty on January 13, 1868 in Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois. James was born on October 31, 1845 in New York City, New York State. He died on December 12, 1928. We have no record of where he died, or where he was buried. Martha died on August 8, 1924 in Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois. She was buried in Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois.

Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie’s sixth child was Samuel Leiper Coulter. He was born on August 14, 1840 in Washington County, Illinois. Samuel was named for his great grandfather, Samuel Leiper. He married Marie Little on September 23, 1865. Marie was born on February 10, 1844. We have no record of where she was born. She died September 4, 1922 in Illinois. Marie was 78 years old when she died. Samuel died on November 6, 1918 in Illinois. He was buried in Illinois. We have no further information about Samuel Leiper Coulter’s life, death or burial.

The seventh child born to Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie was Sarah Susan Coulter. She was born on November 20, 1842 in Washington County, Illinois. Sarah was called Susan, her middle name, all of her life. She visited her older brother, John Wylie Coulter in Concord, now Meno, in Major County, Oklahoma. There she met William Taylor Morrow. Susan married William on September 27, 1860 in Ames, Major County, Oklahoma. We don’t know when her husband died. Susan had her picture made in about 1900, with her sister and her four living brothers in Washington County, Illinois. She died on December 10, 1923, in Washington County, Illinois. Susan was buried in Washington County, Illinois. She lived to the age of 81 years old.

Philip Melancthon Coulter was the eight child of Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie. He was born on April 4, 1845 in Washington County, Illinois. Philip was first married to Mary Jane Dickey on November 9, 1870. We don’t know where they were married. Mary Jane Dickey was born on October 30, 1851. She died September 27, 1876. Philip and Mary Jane had two children, Henry and Jenny. His second wife was Miriam Frances Bollinger. They were married on February 10, 1887 in Mound City, Linn County, Kansas. Miriam’s nickname was Mim. She was born on January 20, 1855. We have no record of her birth place. Miriam died on February 23, 1940. She was the daughter of Peter and Jane Bollinger. Philip died on October 2, 1913 near Mound City, Linn County, Kansas. He was buried at Curry Cemetery, in Mound City, Linn County, Kansas. Philip was 68 years old, when he died.

Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie’s ninth child was Margaret Elizabeth Coulter. She was born on August 6, 1847 or May 16, 1847 in Washington County, Illinois. Margaret’s nickname was Lizzie as a child. She married Henry Clay Wyllie on December 3, 1868, in Washington County, Illinois. Henry was born on October 10, 1843. They, then moved to Hopper, Saguache County, Colorado. Henry died on March 19, 1916 in Hopper, Saguache County, Colorado. Henry Clay Wyllie was buried in Hopper, Saguache County, Colorado. Margaret or lizzie died in Hopper, Saguache County, Colorado on October 24, 1915. She was buried in Hopper, Saguache County, Colorado. Margaret was sixty eight years old, when she died.

The tenth child born to Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie was Mary Jane Coulter. She was born on May 11, 1850 in Washington County, Illinois. Mary Jane died on October 20, 1850 in Washington County, Illinois. She was buried at the Old Salem Cemetery, in Washington County, Illinois, in Section 20, T35, Row 5 West. She was just a little over five months old, when she died.

William Stuart Coulter was the eleventh child born to Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie. He was born on September 5, 1852, in Washington County, Illinois, a few months after his father died. William died on September 22, 1852, in Washington County, Illinois. He was buried at the Old Salem Cemetery, in Washington County, Illinois. William was only seventeen days old, when he died.

Robert Stuart Coulter II died May 14, 1852 in Washington County, Illinois. He was buried at the Old Salem Cemetery, in Washington County, Illinois. Robert had the Measles, but he was still working. He was trying to get a cow out of a stream; where it was stuck. Robert freed the cow. He got much sicker, probably from pneumonia and died. Robert was only 42 years old. He left seven children under age behind, as well as his wife, when he died.


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  • Peter Mearns

    Robert Stuart Coulter 111’s wife Elizabeth Mearns is one of my ancestors who emigrated from Scotland in 1854.
    I live in Wales, UK.