John Coil, farmer, Jeffersonville, born May 13, 1817, is a son of John and Mary (House) Coil. Was married, February 22, 1844, to Miss Mary Smith, daughter of Jeremiah Smith, of Paint Township, this county. Seven children are the result of this union Samuel, Mary J., Levi, Cyrus, Erbin, John, and Smith. The three eldest are deceased. Erbin married Miss Emma Flood, John married Miss Anna Matthews; the others yet remain single. Mr. and Mrs. Coil are members of the Methodist Protestant Church. He has a farm of one hundred and fifty-three acres, well improved, situated one and one-fourth miles southwest of Jeffersonville; also, one hundred and fifty acres in Jasper Township. During the life of the Whig party, Mr. Coil affiliated with it, but has since voted for the man of his choice, regardless of party. His family is one of the most highly respected in the township.


From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County