My earliest known Coslet(t) ancestor is Jacob COSLET (1772?-1835?)
1 Jacob COSLET (1772?-1835?).
Born 1772 (about) in Pennsylvania probably in Cumberland County. Jacob was Welsh but I don’t believe he was born in Wales; not certain when his parents came to the colonies.
Married (I don’t know the name of his wife) 1795 (approximately).
Died 1835 (approximately) Indiana
from Common Welsh Names:
Coslett – arrived in Wales c. 1568 with a man name Corslett an iron smith. Cosslett.
The Surnames of Wales by John & Sheila Rowlands Federation of Family
History Society Publications 1996
“COSLETT This name’s arrival in Wales can be dated to ca 1568 when a man named Corslett was brought over from Westphalia to work for the Mineral and Battery Company whose owners Schultz and Humphey had a license from the Queen to make iron wire. Corslett was a smith skilled in making osmond iron a soft iron need (sic) for wire making and he worked at the forge at Monkswood near Usk Monmouthshire and then was sent to Tintern. His descendant George Corslett was born ca 1569 and is named (spelt Coslett) in a list of deponents as a finer of osmond iron in an action between Hanbury and the Exchequer in 1596. Parish records show many Cosletts working at the Machen and Trevethin forges from late 17c to early 19c. They are concentrated in the area bounded by Cardiff Caerphilly Trevethin and Newport up to the mid 19th century and have a strong connection with the metal industries though some were coal mining agriculture innkeeping and general trade. The IGI before 1850 shows virtually no examples anywhere else in the UK with the exception of London. The spellings Coslett and Corslett are common while Corslett can still be found in 19th century records. Patronyms are entirely absent but one or two 19th century cases of Coslett occur (DWB). Even today this surname is to be found mainly in Gwent and Glamorgan (see TD).
DWB=Jenkins (ed) Dictionary of Welsh Biography Down to 1940
Isaac COSLET (1816-1837)
Born 4 Oct 1816 in Ohio
Married Susan JENNINGS 15 May 1837 in Vermillion County, Indiana
Died 4 October 1899 in Atchison County, Missouri and is buried in unmarked graves in Lot 87, C-2 in the Osborn Cemetery, DeKalb County, Missouri.
Buried in Osborn Cemetery, DeKalb, Missouri
He obtained a marriage license May 15, 1837 and was married a short time later.
Sp. Susan JENNINGS (1820-1906) daughter of Simeon JENNINGS (after 1780-before 1840) and Nancy WATKINS (1790-1844)
1.8.2 David COSLET (1842-1917)
Born 10 Jun, 1842 Terre Haute, Indiana Married Sarah Elizabeth BUTLER 9 Jan, 1868 Tuscola, Douglas County, Illinois
Died 10 Dec, 1917, Claremore, Rogers County, Oklahoma
Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore, Rogers County, Oklahoma
CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
STATE OF ILLINOIS
COUNTY OF DOUGLAS SS.
I Jack A. Allen, County Clerk in and for the said County in the State aforesaid DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT Mr. David Coslett age NA years and Miss Sarah E. Butler age NA years were united in Marriage at NA in the said County in the State aforesaid on the 9th day of January A.D. 1868 by George Houk a Justice of the Peace as the same appears of record in my office.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Official Seal of said County this 7th day of April A.D. 1982.
Jack A. Allen County Clerk
Reg. 1 page 113
DAVID COSLETT DIES
David Coslett born in Vermillion County Ind. the 10th day of June 1842 died at his home on East Second street at 5:30 p.m. Monday December 10 1917. Married Sarah E. Butler Vermillion county Ind. Jan. 9, 1868. Born to them 12 children including two pairs of twins nine of which are now living. Mr. Coslett and wife joined the Christian church and were baptized in the year of 1886. They have made their home in Claremore for the past five years a great part of which time Mr. Coslett has been in ill health. The end came after a stubborn illness which finally claimed his life. The deceased leaves to mourn his loss an aged wife and nine children.
Funeral services were held from the family residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery.
Sp. Sarah Elizabeth BUTLER (1848- ) dau. of Beckwith BUTLER (b.1824 bur.1886) and Malinda SMALLWOOD (1824-1884) .
David Coslett and Sarah Elizabeth Butler had several children. My ancestor was Isaac Ross Coslett, Sr. who was born October 21, 1881 in Arcola, Douglas County, Illinois. He married Mary Myrtle Troth (1894-1938), daughter of Darius Brittain Troth and Susie Elizabeth Glenn.