Jon, here is a long shot. I have a Thomas COATS
b.abt.1675 in Scotland. he had two sons 1st.
Joseph b.? 2nd William b.abt.1735 d.1784 Camden District
S.C. Wm. m. Frances (unknown) abt.1757. they had 6 children.
Let me know if you think there might be a tie in.
This COATS family ended up in TENN.