March 21, 2005

From My Files - Misc. Mississippi Records

The following are records from my collection of miscellaneous Coffee/Coffey information.

Hinds County Will

Coffee, Hiram, 1836
Wife: Elizabeth, to have the sum of $20,000.
Legatees: Green Coffee (half-bro.), to have $15,000.; nieces and nephews (children of bro.-in-law William Edmonson, dec'd.), to have $1,000. each.
Exrs: Thomas F. Coffee and Joseph A. McRaven (?).
Wit: Orin C. Dow, Thomas J. Coffee, Colley McDaniel, D.N. Haley.

From Southern Claims Commission(set up to pass on claims by Union sympathizers who claimed property losses as result of Civil War)

Claim 21119 - Larkin B. Coffey, Linchburg Co., MS - claim denied.

Mississippi Index of Wills 1800-1900

H. M. Coffey, 1859, Claiborne Co., Book B, Page 286
Hiram Coffee, 1836, Hinds Co., Book 1, Page 66
J. K. Coffey, 1899, Holmes Co., Book 3, Page 73

Adams Co. Sexton's Records (compiled by Bob Shumway of Vidalia, LA)

Jonathan Coffee, 1859, Adams Co., died 11 Oct 1859, race and age not given. Cause of death was "yellow fever from a relapse." No doctor, buried in Catholic ground.

James Coffey, 1918, Adams Co., died at age 40 on 20 Nov 1918 from Meningitis; farmer, born in Franklin Co.,MS, living at Meadville, MS; physician was J. G. Lilly, MD

Deaths and Burials

Jane Elizabeth Coffey, dates illegible, buried Fayette cemetery, Jefferson County

Mary Ann Kneeland, July 15, 1828, reported in The Ariel(Natchez) died at Elizabeth Female Academy; step-daughter of Hugh Coffee of Lake St. Joseph, LA

Joseph Coffee, died Hinds Co., July 30, 1835, age 1 year, 3 months, 13 days; buried Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, MS

Julia Coffee, died Hinds Co., July 25, 1835, age 4 years, 10 months; buried Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, MS

Hiram Coffee, died Jan. 29, 1836, age 40 years, buried Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, MS

Major George W. Coffee, died March 17, 1840 in Grenada, MS, age 32 years.

Pvt. B. F. Coffee, killed with the TN Regiment, Capt. Northcutt's Company on Sep. 21, 1846 in Battle of Monterey with the Mexicans

John Coffee, died Oct. 11, 1858 in Natchez.

Jane Elizabeth Coffey, born 1859, died 1860, daughter of C.S. and M.S. Coffey of Mississippi; buried Fayette Cemetery, near Natchez

Michael Coffee, died in Woodville on Oct. 1, 1860 of consumption.

Edgar N. Coffee, born 1848, died 1863 in Jefferson Co., buried in Fayette Cemetery near Natchez

Chesley S. Coffey, born Maury Co., TN 1816, member of 18th MS Inf., died 1869 Jefferson Co., MS, buried at Fayette Cemetery, near Natchez. (Info also reports birth in Jefferson Co., MS in 1816)

N. Coffee, born 1848, died 1868 Jefferson Co., MS, buried at Fayette Cemetery, near Natchez. Son of N. and M. Coffee

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