The Coats Bend area is named after Gideon Coats...he and his brother Sion settled in the area c1835 (some say earlier). I'm pretty sure that they hailed from Kershaw Co. SC. It appears that their Mother, Sarah, also made the trip. I'm pretty sure that Gideon and Sion's Father was Sion...and that he died c1830. Sion died c1852...but Gideon lived until the later 1800's. The home of Gideon is still occupied...there are many pictures of it...if you care to search for them. I probably have one that I could send you if you are interested.