October 30, 2006

Austin and Mary Blaylock Coffey


Austin Coffey Austin was born c1818 in Burke Co., NC to Jesse and Margaret Edmiston Coffey. Mary Blaylock (variously spelled) was born Mar. 25, 1818 and died Jan. 19, 1905. Blaylock was her maiden name, and she is said to have been the mother of two children born out of wedlock: Keith, born c1838, and Mary, born c1842.
Mary Blaylock



Children born to Austin and Mary were:

Margaret Ann Coffey, born c1847, married Thomas Wright Thomas Wright and Mary Coffey David Nathaniel Coffey, born c1852; Thomas Avery Coffey, born c1855, married Louisa Gragg; Jesse Filmore Coffey, born Oct. 22, 1858, died Aug. 22, 1931, married Mattie Storie, born Mar. 26, 1852, died Apr. 25, 1892. Children were Edna, born Aug. 4, 1882, died Mar. 3, 1942; and Jesse L., born Feb. 29, 1888, died Nov. 16, 1956.

I have previously provided some information about Austin and Mary in a blog about William Clayton Coffey, a brother to Austin.



The photographs were generously provided by Margaret Coffey Farley, great-great granddaughter of Austin and Mary.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:41 PM

    Margaret Ann COFFEY (19 Aug 1845 - 1 Dec 1931), died in Hudson, Caldwell County, NC.
    David Nathaniel COFFEY (25 Aug 1853 - 30 Dec 1930), died in Watauga County, NC.
    Thomas Avery COFFEY (3 Jun 1854 - 21 Dec 1917), died in Montezuma, Avery County, NC.
    Jesse Filmore COFFEY (22 Oct 1859 - 22 Aug 1931), died in Foscoe (formerly Shulls Mills), Watauga County, NC.

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  2. Margaret's headstone tells us that she was born Aug. 22, 1845. Her death certificate tells us only that she was 86 years, 3 mos., and 12 days old at time death on Dec. 1, 1931. That calculates to a birth date of Aug. 19, 1845.

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