March 5, 2007

Enoch Coffey

Enoch, brother to Nancy who married William "Revolutionary Bill" Gragg, was born c1809 in Burke Co., NC and died Oct. 3, 1893 in Caldwell Co. He was married at least three times, first to Prudence Gragg - parents not yet known - which produced a daughter, Lucinda.

Lucinda was born c1832 in Caldwell Co., and married Stanhope Whisenant. Stanhope was born c1832 in North Carolina and died of disease on Apr. 18, 1862 in Camp Mangum, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC. Stanhope was a member of Co. D, 11th NC Infantry, having enlisted on Feb. 12, 1862 in Burke Co. Lucinda's second husband was Francis M. (Frank) Herald on Sep. 22, 1868 in Caldwell Co. One of their children, Enoch Vaughn Herald, born c1873 in Caldwell Co., married his second cousin Nora Celia Coffey, a daughter of Julius Calvin and Eugenia Lavenia Dellinger Coffey.

Enoch's second wife was Martha Calloway, born c1818 in Burke Co. Their children were:

Levi, born c1837
Mary, born c1838
Sarah A., born Jun. 1840; married Johnson P. Gragg
Joseph, born c1843, married Nancy J. Gragg
Elizabeth, born c1846
Martha, born c1848; married Harvey Clark
Fannie Sims was a domestic servant in the Enoch Coffey household in the 1870 and 1880 census. Although Fannie was not enumerated with him in 1860, it's likely that she was employed by Enoch shortly after Martha died. It was in that census when Enoch was first enumerated as a widower, and still had a couple of small children in the home.

On Jan. 3, 1882, the then 73 year old Enoch and the 39 year old Fannie Sims were married at Enoch's home in Caldwell Co. Witnesses to the marriage were J. Whisenant and James Pendley.

There is some speculation that Enoch had some sort of relationship with a Dovie Perkins but no records have been found, and references to a Dovie Perkins have not been found in North Carolina records.

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