August 14, 2006

William Franklin Coffey

William was a son of Calvin and Serena White Coffey. He was born in Sep. 1840 in North Carolina and died about 1921 in that same state. He was married to Sarah Holsclaw c1873 in North Carolina. Together they had at least seven children, all born in North Carolina.

- Frances L., born Jan., 1874
- Mary Jane, born c1875, died c1920
- Rosabelle, born Sep., 1880, died Nov. 12, 1949
- Nora Ainer (or Aner), born Jan., 1878
- Rebecca D., born Jun., 1885
- Ida, born Apr., 1887
- George Powell, born Jun., 1889, died bef. 1930

Frances married James Kellar c1898 in North Carolina and had at least one child, Franklin E., born Jul., 1899. They were enumerated in Alexander Co., NC Federal Census on 2 Jun. 1900.

Mary Jane married Hiram Jefferson Pennell c1893 and had at least five children: Julia, born Nov. 1894; William J., born Feb., 1896; Virgil [?], born c1899; Thomas D., born c1903, and A?, born c1909. Mary Jane died c1920 in North Carolina. Hiram died Jan. 9, 1949 in Alexander Co., NC. In 1910 the family appeared in the Alexander Co., NC Federal Census record.

Rosabelle married Joseph Joshua Pennell c1897 in North Carolina. He was born Aug., 1880, and she in Sep., 1880, both in North Carolina. They had at least one child, Arthur, born Jun., 1898. In 1900 this family was enumerated in the Caldwell Co., NC Federal Census.

Nora Ainer [Aner?], married Andrew Pennell who was born Jul., 1875 in North Carolina, and died c1956, also in that state. They had at least one child, Pearl, born Aug., 1898. This family was enumerated in Caldwell Co., NC in the 1900 Federal Census.

Rebecca - no information

Ida - no information

George Powell married Sarah Frances [Sallie] Brown, born c1879 in North Carolina. They had at least four children: Buna Z., born c1914; Ralph L., born Sep., 1915; Vonna Belle [Vonabel?], born Nov., 1916; and Mavis Juanita, no information. George registered for the WW1 draft on 5 Jun. 1917. He was 27-yrs. old at the time, and gave his birthdate as Aug. 4, 1890. He was a farmer with a wife and children and claimed exemption because of health. He was described as being tall and slender with light blue eyes and black hair. He and his family appeared in the 1920 Alexander Co., NC Federal Census.

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