The first records I have on my GGGG-grandfather Joseph Coker involve documented land transactions in Edgecombe County in 1758-59. I have been unable to get my Coker family line back any farther than Joseph.
I found a Caleb Coker (son of William Coker of Surry, VA), who died in Edgecombe County in 1748. This Caleb is said to have had nine children -- but I do not have their names. I think this Caleb Coker is likely the father of my Joseph Coker.
If anyone has any information that can link this Caleb and my Joseph, I would greatly appreciate it. Other references indicated that Caleb have left a will in Edgecombe, but I have been unable to locate this document.