September 23, 2006
Brothers Colby C. and John Jackson "Stumpy" Coffey
Colby C. Coffey was born Jan. 12, 1852 in TN, son of John Jackson and Alsy Nash Coffey. He died Oct. 23, 1924 in Thorn Hill, Grainger Co., TN and was buried there in the Condry (also known as Cope) Cemetery. He married Sarah Emily Ann Parris c1870 in probably Claiborne Co., TN. Their first child, John Alfred was born in Tazewell, Claiborne Co.
Sarah Emily was born Oct. 20, 1852 and died Aug. 3, 1905 in Thorn Hill. She is also buried in the Condry Cemetery. Her parents were Abram Parris, born Oct. 26, 1826 in the Spartenburg Dist. of South Carolina, and died on Apr. 16, 1915. Her mother was Mahala May Cantwell, born Jan. 22, 1830 in Spartenburg Dist., and died 1909. Both are buried in the Condry Cemetery.
Colby and Sarah were parents of seven children: John Alfred, born Mar. 9, 1872, died Oct. 27, 1943; Cora, born Jun. 29, 1877, died Jun. 25, 1951; James Orlander, born Mar. 18, 1879, died May 1, 1956; Mary, born Mar. 24, 1881; Nelson, born Aug. 28, 1884, died Oct., 1912; Dillard D., born May 8, 1886, died Jul. 23, 1924; and Della, born Jan., 1894.
In addition to Sarah Emily Abram and Mahale were also the parents of Darcus Elizabeth Parris who married Colby's brother, John Jackson (Stumpy) Coffey, Jr. Darcus was born Oct. 20, 1847 in South Carolina and died May 7, 1927 in Thorn Hill. She and Stumpy were married c1868 in TN. John Jackson, Jr. was born May 26, 1845 in Grainger Co., and died May 20, 1929 in Thorn Hill. This couple is buried in the McGinnis-Harrell Cemetery in Grainger Co. Their children were: Mary Elizabeth, born Dec. 4, 1868; Etta Elsie, born Jun. 12, 1870; William Lemmie, born Mar. 22, 1872, died 1932; and John Landrum, born Oct. 22, 1874, died Jul. 16, 1909.
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