September 4, 2005

Eli and Louisa Caroline Storie Coffey

Descendants of Eli COFFEY

Prepared September 4, 2005



First Generation

1. Eli COFFEY was born in North Carolina about 1813. He appeared in the census on Jun 22, 1880 in Caldwell Co., NC.1 He was the son of James and Delilah Ferguson Coffey whose other children were: Thomas, who married Nancy Barlow; Lovancy, who married Jonas Keller; James Jr., who married Mary Keller; Marvel, who married Nancy E. Pendley; Myra, who married George Laney; and Louisa who married John Jackson.

Eli married Louisa Caroline STORIE on Nov 7, 1852 in Caldwell Co., NC where they first appeared in the census on Jul 31, 1860.2

Caroline and Eli eventually divorced and Caroline took the children and went to Missouri with her parents. Eli remained at the Coffey home place on the Yadkin River in Buffalo (now Yadkin Valley) township. Their children are listed in the 1860 census.

Louisa was born in Apr 1831 in North Carolina. She appeared in the census on Jun 29, 1880 in Camden Co., MO, apparently as widowed/divorced.3 She appeared in the census on Jun 18, 1900 in Camden Co., MO, enumerated as a widow in the household with her son Louis and family. She last appeared in the census on May 3, 1910 in Camden Co., MO, enumerated as a widow in the household with her daughter Louisa Green and family. She apparently died after 1910 in Missouri because she disappears from the census record after that year.

Eli and Louisa had the following children:

i. James COFFEY was born about 1853 in North Carolina.

ii. Joshua COFFEY was born about 1854 in North Carolina.

2 iii. Louisa C. COFFEY (born on Sep 12, 1856).

3 iv. Isaac Milton COFFEY (born about 1858).

4 v. Louis Jasper COFFEY (born on Oct 6, 1860).

Second Generation

2. Louisa C. COFFEY (Eli-1) was born on Sep 12, 1856 in North Carolina, and died on Feb 19, 1942 in Camden Co., MO. She was buried in Feb 1942 in Green Cemetery, Climax Springs, Camden Co., MO. Louisa C. COFFEY married Benjamin F. GREEN about 1878 in Missouri where they appeared in the census on May 3, 1910.4

Benjamin F. GREEN was born on Mar 14, 1857 in Missouri, and died on Dec 5, 1922 in Camden Co., MO.

Louisa and Benjamin had the following children:

i. Fred A. GREEN was born about 1880 in Missouri.

ii. Delia GREEN was born on Nov 30, 1883 in Camden Co., MO. She died on Jan 8, 1884 in Camden Co., MO. She was buried in Jan 1884 in Green Cemetery, Climax Springs, Camden Co., MO.

iii. Eliza R. GREEN was born about 1893 in Missouri.

iv. Charles L. GREEN was born about 1896 in Missouri.

v. William M. GREEN was born about 1898 in Missouri.

vi. Lula E. GREEN was born about 1900 in Missouri.

3. Isaac Milton COFFEY (Eli-1) was born about 1858 in North Carolina. Isaac married Susan F. __________ about 1879 in Missouri. She was born about 1864 in Missouri.

4. Louis Jasper COFFEY (Eli-1) was born on Oct 6, 1860 in North Carolina, and appeared in the census on Jun 29, 1880 in Camden Co., MO, enumerated in the household with his mother. He died on Dec 15, 1947 in Camden Co., MO.5, and was buried in Dec 1947 in Green Cemetery, Climax Springs, Camden Co., MO. He married Alice Ann MOULDER on Jan 7, 1886 in Camden Co., MO. They appeared in the census on Jun 18, 1900 in Camden Co., MO.6, and in the census on Apr 30, 1910 in Camden Co., MO.7 The last appeared in the census on Jan 7, 1920 in Camden Co., MO.8

Alice Ann was born on Jan 5, 1868 in Missouri, and died on Feb 28, 1944 in Camden Co., MO. She was buried in Mar 1944 in Green Cemetery, Climax Springs, Camden Co., MO.

Louis Jasper and Alice Ann had the following children:5

i. Buford G. COFFEY (born in Oct 1889).

ii. George B. COFFEY was born on Feb 8, 1892 in Missouri. He died on Mar 3, 1893 in Missouri, and was buried in Mar 1893 in Green Cemetery, Climax Springs, Camden Co., MO.

iii. Ottis B. COFFEY was born in Jan 1894 in Missouri.

6 iv. Leslie D. COFFEY (born in Feb 1896).

v. Millie May COFFEY was born in Apr 1898 in Missouri.

vi. Elza S. COFFEY was born about 1901 in Missouri.

vii. Ila Mabel COFFEY was born about 1905 in Missouri.

viii. Aubra B. COFFEY was born about 1907 in Missouri.

This could be the Austes B. Coffey and family found in the 1930 Camden Co., MO, Adair Twp.,ED14 census.

ix. Shelby R. COFFEY was born about 1908 in Missouri.

Third Generation

5. Buford G. COFFEY (Louis Jasper-2, Eli-1) was born in Oct 1889 in Missouri. He married Belpha A. __________ about 1912 in Missouri. They appeared in the census on Apr 14, 1930 in Henry Co., MO.9

Belpha A. was born about 1896 in Missouri. She and Buford had the following children:

i. Verdie B. COFFEY was born about 1913 in Missouri.

ii. Finis A. COFFEY was born about 1915 in Missouri.

iii. Agnes V. COFFEY was born about 1918 in Missouri.

iv. Hurle B. COFFEY was born about 1921 in Missouri.

v. Charles L. COFFEY was born about Jun 1926 in Missouri.

vi. Clayton A. COFFEY was born about Apr 1929 in Missouri.

6. Leslie D. COFFEY (Louis Jasper-2, Eli-1) was born in Feb 1896 in Missouri. He married Della M. __________. They appeared in the census on Jan 7, 1920 in Camden Co., MO.10

Della M. was born about 1899 in Missouri.

Sources

1. Ancestry.com. United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States Federal Census for years indicated. 1880 Caldwell Co., Buffalo Twp., ED56, dwelling/family 147, Coffey, Eli, white male, age 66, married and divorced indicated, farmer, born NC, parents born NC.

2. Ibid., 1860 Caldwell Col, Buffalo Twp., Fort Defiance PO, Page 147, dwelling 1125, family 1055, Eli Coffey, age 47,male, farmer, $525, $400, born NC; Caroline, age 29, female, born NC; James, age 7, male, born NC; Joshua, age 6, male,born NC; Louisa, age 4, female, born NC; Milton, age 2, male, born NC.

3. Ibid., 1880 Camden Co., Russell Twp., ED42, Page 26, dwelling 183, family 183, Coffey, Caroline, white female, age 49, widow/divorced selected, farmer,born NC, parents born NC; Isaac M., white male, age 21, son, married, farmer, born NC; Louis J., white male, age 19, son, single, farmer, born NC; Susan F., white female, age 16, dau-in-law, married in the previous year, housekeeper, born MO, parents born MO; Storie, Mary, white female, age 72, mother, widow, born NC, parents born NC.

4. Ibid., 1910 Camden Co., Russell Twp., ED128, Sheet 1A, dwelling/family 6, Green, Benjamin F., head, male, white, age 52, married once for 32 years, born MO, parents born NC, farmer; Lou C., wife, female, white, age 53, married once for 32 yrs., mother of 10, 7 living, born NC, parents born NC; Fred A., son, male, white, age 20, single, born MO, father born MO, mother born NC; Eliza R., dau., female, white, age 17, single, born MO, father born MO, mother born NC; Charles L, son,male, white, age 14, single, born MO, father born MO, mother born NC; William M., son, male, white, age 12, single, born MO, father born MO, mother born NC; Lula E., dau., female, white, age 10, single, born MO, father born MO, mother born NC; Hix, Manila O., g-dau., female, white, age 6, single, born MO, parents born MO; Coffey, Caroline L., m-in-law, female, white, age 79, widow, born NC, parents born NC.

5. Green Cemetery, Jeanne Ringland online [http://www.rootsweb.com/~moccga/greencemetery.html], accessed Sep 2005.

6. Ancestry.com. United States Federal Census [database online]. 1900 Camden Co., Osage Twp., ED9, Sheet 8A, dwelling/family 140, Coffey, Lewis J., head, white male, born Oct. 1860, age 39, married 14 yrs., born NC, parents born NC; Alice A., wife, white female, born Jan. 1868, age 32, married 14 yrs., mother of 5, 4 living, born MO, father born TN, mother born MO; Buford G., son, white male, born Oct. 1889, age 10, single, born MO, father born NC, mother born MO; Ottis B., son, white male, born Jan. 1894, age 6, single, born MO, father born NC, mother born MO, farmer; Leslie D., son, white male, born Feb. 1896, age 4, single, born MO, father born NC, mother born MO; Millie M., son, white male, born Feb. 1896, age 4, single, born MO, father born NC, mother born MO; Coffey, Louisa C., mother, white female, born Apr. 1831, age 69, widow, mother of 5, 4 living, born NC, parents born NC.

7. Ibid., 1910 Camden Co., Russell Twp., ED35, Sheet 8A, dwelling/family 136, Coffey, Louis J., head, male, white, age 45, married once for 24 yrs., born NC, parents born NC; Buford G., son, male, white, age 20, single, born MO, father born NC, mother born MO; Authur B., son, male, white, age 16, single, born MO, father born NC, mother born MO; Leslie D., son, male, white, age 14, single, born MO, father born NC, mother born MO; Milla M., dau., female, white, age 12,
single, born MO, father born NC, mother born MO; Elza S., son, male, white, age 9, single, born MO, father born NC, mother born MO; Ila M., dau., female, white, age9, single, born MO, father born NC, mother born MO; Aubra B., son, male, white age 3, single, born MO, father born NC, mother born MO; Shelba R., son, male, white age 2, single, born MO, father born NC, mother born MO.

8. Ibid., 1920 Camden Co., Russell Twp., ED38, Sheet 2A, dwwelling 25, family 27, Coffey, Lewis J., head, owns, farm, male, white, age 59, born NC, parents born NC, farmer; Alice J., wife, female, white, age 51, married, born MO, father born TN , mother born MO; Elza, son, male, white, age 18, single, born MO, parents born MO; Mabel, dau., female, white, age 15, single, born MO, parents born MO; aubra, son, male, white, age 13, single, born MO, parents born MO; Shelby, son, male, white, age 11, single, born MO, parents born MO.

9. Ibid., 1930 Henry Co., Windsor Twp., ED30, Sheet 5A, dwelling/family 111, Coffey, Buford G., head, rents, male,white, age 40, married at age 22, born MO, father born ND , mother born MO, farmer; Belpha A., wife, female, white,age 34, married at age 16, borm MO, parents born MO; Verdie B., dau., female, white, age 17, single, born MO, parents born MO; Finis A., son, male, white, age 15, single, born MO, parents born MO; Agnes V., dau., female, white, age 12, single, born MO, aprents born MO; Hurle B., son, male, white, age 9, single, born MO, parents born MO; Charles L., son, male,white, age 3 yrs, 10 mos., born MO, parents born MO; Clayton A., son, male, white, age 1 yr., 0 mos., born MO, parents born MO.

10. Ibid., 1920 Camden Co., Russell, ED28, Sheet 2A, dwelling 25, family 28, Coffey, Leslie D., head, rents, male, white,age 23, married, born MO, parents born MO, laborer; Della M., wife, female, white, age 21, married, born MO, parents born MO.

I have very little information on the descendants of Eli, and would appreciate hearing from anyone researching this family.

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