Dellah Myers Coates
Dellah Myers was born in Greenville, KY in 1871. There is not a lot known about Mrs. Coates’s early life. She married Thomas Jackson Coates on October 11, 1893. They had 8 children, four boys and four girls. After the unexpected death of her husband Thomas Jackson Coates she was given the duty as house mother for Burnam Hall. She remained in Richmond until her death in 1933. At that time she laid in state at Burnam Hall. There is also a clock in the lobby of Burnam that is dedicated to her memory.