December 11, 2006

Larkin D. Coffey (1824 GA - 1887 AL)

Larkin D. Coffey Confederate Grave Marker
Larkin was the second of seven sons born to Jesse and Winifred Compton Coffey. He was born Oct. 18, 1824 in Georgia (maybe Gilmer Co.) and died Oct. 10, 1887 in Lawrence Co., AL. he married Temperence Elaine (Tempi) Gravitt on Nov. 19, 1846 in Forsyth Co., GA. She was born Jun. 2, 1827 and died one week after Larkin, on Oct. 17, 1887 in Lawrence Co., AL. Both are buried in the Montgomery Cemetery at Wren in Lawrence Co., AL.

The family appears in every census from 1850 to 1880. The 1870 census names Larkin's wife as Frances, but this is probably an error by the enumerator.

In 1850 they are found in Gilmer Co., Subdivision 33, page 427, dwelling/family 1118: Larkin Coffee [sic], age 25, married, farmer, $200, born GA; Tempa Coffee, age 19, female, born GA; John Coffee, age 4, male, born GA; William Coffee, age 2, male, born GA. Neighbors of Larkin are Jasper Gravet [sic], age 19 and wife Selina with dau. Mary J. Next to Jasper is Thomas Gravet, age 45, and family.

By 1860 the family has left GA and settled in AL: 1860 Blount Co., Western Div., Summit PO, Page 32, dwelling/family 369, L. D. Coffee [sic], age 36, male, white, farmer, $350, $350, born GA; Tempy, age 30, female, born GA; John, age 12, male, born GA; William, age 11, born GA; Martha, age 10, female, born GA; Nancy, age 9, female, born GA; Martha V., age 5, female, born GA; Thomas, age 4, male, born GA; Jesse, age 2, male, born AL

In 1870 they have reached Lawrence Co. in AL, the place where they will live out their lives: 1870 Lawrence Co., TS7, R7W, Moulton PO, Page 16, dwelling/family 129, Coffee [sic], Larkin, age 46, male, white, farmer, $1080, $475, born GA; Francis, age 40, female, white, keeps house, born GA; W. R., age 20, male, white, farm laborer, born GA; Mary, age 17, female, white, at home, born GA; Van Buren, age 15, male, white, farm hand, born GA; Thos., age 19, male, white, at home, born GA; Jesse, age 13, male, white, at home, born AL; Sarah A., age 8, female, white, at home, born AL; Georgiann, age 5, female, white, at home, born AL; Susan, age 2, female, white, at home, born AL

1880 Lawrence Co., Pen Hook, Twp. 7, Page 410C, Coffey, Larkin, male, white, age 55, born GA, parents born SC, farming; Coffey, Tempy, wife, female, white, age 49, born GA, parents born GA, keeling house; S. A. Coffey, dau., single, female, white, age 17, born AL, parents born GA; G. A. Coffey, dau., female, white, age 15, single, born AL, parents born GA; Susan Coffey, dau., female, white, age 12, single, born AL, parents born GA; M.V. Coffey, son, single, male, white, age 24, born GA, parents born GA, farming; T. J. Coffey, son, male, white, age 23, single, born GA, parents born GA, farming; R. Mayfield, male, white, age 17, born AL, parents born AL, laborer

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