June 21, 2005

From my files: Coffee/y in Pennsylvania

James Coffee - Margaret Zane: Margaret was daughter of Robert Zane, an Irish immigrant ca. 1660-1680. Robert was a Quaker who settled near Newton, NJ. James was from Philadelphia, and he and Margaret were parents of James Coffee, Jr. James, Jr. was father of Jonathan, born 1778, and grandfather of George Wayne Coffee, born 1816. He was the great-grandfather of William Mills Coffee, born 1848, all of Philadelphia. William Mills family apparently moved to CA since William's son, George Wayne Coffee was born there. [Coffey Cousins' newsletter, Sep., 1988]

James Coffe: James' name appears as one of indentured listed in contract between Daniel Mrrsender (sic), merchant of Belfast and Capt. John Fowler of the ship Bruerton of Liverpool, for the delivery of indentured servants to Philadelphia, 29 May. [CCC, Dec., 1996]

James Coffey - Mary Leeper: James was born 17 Aug 1759 in Chester Co., died 20 Dec. 1836 in Bedford Co., TN. He married Mary, born 28 Jun 1769, on 5 April 1787 in Cumberland Co., PA. Children: Thomas; Mary, James L., Martha (born 19 Mar 1794 in Elbert Co., GA, died 7 Feb 1852, married 28 Dec 1816 to Robert Norman, born 1777, died 10 Oct 1855); Jane; Allen; and Elizabeth. James may be the son of John Coffey who came to America on the Snow to Chester, PA. James was in the Rev. war, and lived in Chester and Cumberland Co., PA. He also lived in MO, then before 1880 went to Elbert Co., GA and on to Bedford Co. in TN where he died. From VA DAR Big Blue Book: James died Jul. 27, 1867 at Marshall Co., TN, served as private in Capt. Murray's and Capt. Matthew Scott's companies. Pension Cert. No: 7297. [CCC, Mar., 1992 and Mar., 1993; White's Abstracts of Rev. War Pensions; CCC, Dec., 1997; Rev. H.W. Coffey, South Melbourne, Victoria, AU]

Elizabeth Coffee - John Calfry: Married 15 Apr. 1765, in Philadelphia's Swede's Church.
Eliza Coffee - Robert Taylor: Married 21 Mar 1796, in Philadelphia's St. Pauls P.E. Church.
Joseph Coffee - Patience Tatem: Joseph was born ca. 1746-48, died about 1804., supposedly in Lancaster Co., PA. One source said he was the son of Joseph S. Coffey. He was married Jan. 20, 1768 (1765?) at Burlington, NJ to Patience Tatem (Tatch, Tatus ?) and had four children: Keziah, born 31 Dec 1769, died 1 Jul 1862 in IL, married Thomas Logan 24 May 1788 at Hagarstown, Washington Co., MD; Joseph III, born 15 Nov. 1776, died 2 Sep 1838 in Catawba, OH, married 1798-99 Jane Tatham McCoy in Lancaster, PA; William, said to have been an invalid, died Lancaster Pa., ca. 1804. Their fourth child is said to have been a daughter.
[The Coffee - Coffey Family, compiled by Margaret E. (Maslin) Lyman of Salt Lake City, and Frances Coffee of Newton, IA]

James Coffee - Rebecca Winterton: Married May 28, 1768 in Christ Church, Philadelphia. Philadelphia Orphan's Court Records of May 8, 1786 reference to the children: George, Priscilla, Isaac, and Jonathan. George married Grance and had children: Margaret, Sarah, George F., Thomas A., and James. Priscilla married Elias Morris,. Isac married Mary Dare and had children: Maria, Jonathan and Mary. Isaac married second Hannah Fithian and had children: Hannah, Hester, William, Abigail, James, Priscilla and Rebecca. Jonathan married first Sarah Dare, married second to Mary Collins. Their children were: Edward Collins; Charles James; Sarah; Joseph Ellis; Charles James II; Sarah; Oliver Evans; George Wayne; Mary; Ann Elizabeth. [Harry Shelmore Hopper, Gen. Soc. of PA; CCC, Sep., 1994]

James Coffee: Indenture, 20 Apr 1772 to James Lee, occupation: "have freedom dues", term 6 years, amount: 20 pounds. [Mayor's Office, Philadelphia, PA "Record of Indentures of Individuals Bound Out as Apprentices, Servants, Etc."; Philadelphia: Pennsylvania German Society, 1905]

Grissell Coffey - John Hall: Married 1779 in Washington Co., PA [IGI]

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