Smith W. Coffey was a son of Squire and Ella Webb Coffey. He was born May, 1832 in Burke Co., NC, and married Elizabeth Redmond Jun. 25, 1854 in Caldwell Co.1 In succeeding census records (1860 in Cherokee Co. and 1880-1910 in Watauga Co.) but with the exception of the 1880 record, his wife was named Elizabeth. In that census her name was Charity.
Was her name a combination of Charity and Elizabeth?
Please contact me if anyone has an explaination?
1 North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data