November 14, 2006

Moses Turpin Coffey

According to an on-line source that I can no longer find, Moses Turpin Coffey "was satisfied to spend most of his life within a mile or two of his birthplace. One exception was when at the age of 33 he enlisted in the 148th Indiana Regiment. Their principle assignment was the occupation of recently captured Nashville, Tennessee while the brunt of the war moved to other campaigns. The 148th was organized in February, 1865 and mustered out in September, 1865." [Nancee(McMurtrey) Seifert]

Another on-line source indicates that Moses was the fifth of ten children born to Lewis and Delilah Turpin Coffey on May 23, 1831. Moses married Lucinda Renner on Mar. 11, 1852 in Morgan Co., IN. More of that biography can be read by clicking on the above link.

The sixth of the nine children of Moses and Lucinda was Elizabeth Katherine, born Jun. 1, 1866, died Aug. 2, 1923. She married John Nathan Elgin about 1898 in [probably] Morgan Co. John was born Oct., 1851 in Indiana and died Mar. 14, 1931 in Morgan Co.

They were the parents of at least three children: Bessie, born May 10, 1891, died Aug., 29, 1892; Sidney Joseph, born Jun., 1893 and Fred, born Aug., 1895.

A source for the Elgin family is: Francis Marion Farley and Lulu Cain Farley - their ancestors and descendants by Lucille Farley Speer, Greenfield, IN, 1973.

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