June 27, 2005

Coffee/Coffey in Alabama, Part I

From my personal files:

John R. Coffey - an officer in the US Army during the Mexican War

John Coffee - married Mary Donelson 3 Oct. 1809 in Lauderdale Co., AL

Chrissa Coffey - married Robert E. Lee, 1814

John Donelson Coffey - born Mar. 15, 1815, married Mary Narcossa Brahan, born May 10, 1817 in Madison Co. John died Sep. 4 1893 in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN

Richard S. Coffee - married Sarah Fields (Fielder?), Jul. 22, 1819, Madison Co., AL

Prudence J. Coffee - married Thomas W. Crittenden, Apr. 20, 1820, Lauderdale Co., AL

Mary K. Coffee - married Claiborn Mays Jun. 13, 1820, Lauderdale Co., AL

John Coffee - 1821, House of Representatives; Digested Summary and Alphabetical List of Private Claims Which Have Been Presented to the House of Representatives, Vol. 1, Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 1853

Absalom Coffey - may be son of Nathan Coffee and Mary Saunders; married 1828 Montgomery Co., AL 1)Mary (Jane?) Lusk; 2) Nancy Chadwick

Lucinda P. Coffee - born 1830 (CCC Mar., 1995)

James Alex Coffey, Sr. - born Oct. 21, 1830 in AL, and died Jun. 8, 1907 in Lafayette Co., MS. Married Martha A. Leggett Mar. 28, 1872 in MS. Martha was born Oct. 20, 1848 in Lafayette Co., MS and died Jul. 21, 1924 in Oxford, MS. James Sr's father was Hugh, mother was Margaret Walker

William Saunders Coffey - son of Nathan and Mary Saunders Coffey, father of John Nathan Coffey of Zephyr, TX. William was married to Elizabeth Schuyler, probably in KY and later moved to AL c1830. They left Marthall Co., AL sometime between 1840 and 1845 to settle in what is now Titus Co., TX. John Nathan Coffey was born in Titus Co. Apr. 21, 1847 and died Sep. 13, 1919 in Zephyr, Brown Co., TX (CCC, Dec., 1995)

Evilina Coffee - married Charles Wasley (Wesley?) Flowers who died Mar. 27, 1855 in Jackson Co., AL. Evilina (Lennie) died in 1831. She was a daughter of Abner Coffee. Charles remarried in 1834 to Sarah Elizabeth Watkins. He and Evilina had children: Malissa; Sarah; John Wesley, born 1827; Evaline Delaney, born Nov. 22, 1829; William Bannister, born May 24, 1831.

Minerva Coffee - spouse of Joshua Merritt. Land grants show that land adjoining Meritt was owned by a Thomas Caffey and wife Mary. Nearby were grants for Lindsey, Michael and Charles Coffey.

Mary Coffee - spouse of Thomas Coffee; died in Lauderdale Co., AL in 1832; reported in Nashville Daily Advertiser and Nashville Banner, Mon., Aug. 28, 1832. Probably Mary Knight, wife of Thomas Graves Coffee.

John Coffee - [General] John Coffee died in Florence, AL on Jul. 7, 1833. He was a surveyor and a Colonel with the TN Volunteers in 1812-1813; Brigadier General in TN Mounted, 1813; wounded in battle with Creek Indians in 1814; led Tennesseans at Battle of New Orleans in 1815; US surveyor of public lands, 1817; notice of death appeared inn National Banner & Nashville Daily Advertizer, Thursday, Jul. 11, 1833

John Charles Coffee - died Nov. 14, 1834; reported death in AL of infant son of Mr. Joshua D. Coffee in Nashville Banner and Nashville Whig, Friday, Nov. 14, 1834

Nancy Coffee - married Allen Wilkinson Jul. 23, 1834 in Perry Co., AL

Mary Coffee - died Dec. 11, 1839 in Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL; born Sep. 24, 1812, and married Col. Andrew J. Hutchings, a nephew of Andrew Jackson. Hutchings died Nov. 15, 1841 at age 28

Mansel Coffee - born Sep. 12, 1839 in AL, son of Logan and Mary Ragland Coffee; married Georgia F. Reynolds Jun. 4, 1861 in Lacava Co., TX. Father of Thomas Logan (T. L) Coffee, born 1857 in Columbus, Colorado Co., TX who married Carrie Lamina Straughn of Indiana on Apr. 19, 1885. T. L. and Carrie were parents of Glenn T., born Jul. 16, 1886 in Dodge City, KS. Glenn married Rosa Augusta English on Aug. 20, 1911 in Campbell, Hunt Co., TN. Glenn and Rosa had children Carrie Laverne, born 1913; Eldon Francis, born 1915, and Virgil Glenn, born 1917, died 1988, buried at Grand Prairie, TX. He was a minister of education at the First Baptist church in Grand Prairie.

Andrew J. Coffee - married Apr. 3, 1839 to Elizabeth Hutchings, daughter of Catherine Donelson and Col. Thomas Hutchings.

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