April 20, 2007

Joel Coffey and Elizabeth Grubb

Joel was the fifth of at least 10 children born to Meredith and Ester Coffey. Meredith was a son of John Coffey and Dorcas Carter. I have not found any information on Ester. Joel was born c1806 in Grainger Co., TN and died there before Sep. 10, 1851. They appeared in the 1850 Grainger Co. census.*

Elizabeth Grubb was the daughter of Jacob and Barbara Shelly Grubb and was born Dec. 25, 1808 in Grainger Co., TN. She and Joel were married Feb. 5, 1829 in Grainger Co. Jacob was Joel and Elizabeth's bondsman. I am certain that Jacob and Barbara had additional children but I have not yet identified them.

There were at least eight children born to this union:

Nancy, born Oct., 1830. She married John Hinshaw on Oct. 17, 1847 in Grainger Co. He was born c1822, probably in Grainger Co., and died in 1883. They had at least 12 children: Martha Jane, born 1848, died 1917; William Temple, born 1851, died c1890; James Henry, born 1853, died 1932; Amanda E., born 1855, died 1897; Samantha Caroline, born 1858, died 1900; John Bo., born 1860, died 1885; Theodocia A., born 1862, died 1938; Mary Susan, born 1864, died 1909; Nancy Cordelia, born 1866, died 1943; Jacob Golden, born 1868, died 1940; Sophronia, born 1870; and Rosa F., born 1872, died 1904. Nancy and John appeared in every Grainger Co. census from 1850 through 1880.

James, born c1831

John, born c1833, married Nancy A. Vineyard, born c1835 in Grainger Co., died before 1880 in Grainger Co. They were married c1850 in Grainger Co. Children were: James W., born c1854; Eliza Cordelia, born c1856; William G., born c1858; Pleasant G., born c1861; Catherine, born c1863; Nancy C., born c1864; John P., born c1865; Samuel Henry, born c1869; Meredith H., born c1872; and Sarah A., born c1872. I found John and Nancy in the 1860 and 1870 Grainger Co. census.

Susannah, born Jul 23, 1836 in Grainger Co., married Samuel Stalsworth Feb. 19, 1855 in Grainger Co. Samuel was born c1836 in TN. Their children were Rosanna Elizabeth, born c1855; Nancy J., born c1858; Joel Amos, born Mar. 30, 1860, born Artissa Hinsaw (perhaps brother to John); Samuel S., born c1863; Mary L., born c1865; William D., born c1868; Sarah M., born c1871; John C., born c1874; and Martha A., born c1877. Susannah and Samuel appeared in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 Grainger Co. census.

Jacob S., born c1839

William Elijah, born c1842

Sarah E., born c1845. She married Robert Inklebarger on Dec. 6, 1860 in Grainger Co.

Elvira, born c1846

Please send additions and/or corrections to me.





*1850 Grainger Co., Pabge 102, dwelling 731, family 756, Joel Coffee, age 44, male, farmer, $2000, born TN;Elizabeth Coffee, age 44, female, born TN; John Coffee, age 14, male, farmer, born TN; Susan Coffee, age 12, female, born TN; Jacob Coffee, age 11, male, born TN; William E. Coffee, age 8,. male, born TN; Sarah E., age 3, female, born TN; James Griffin, age 16, male, laborer, born TN

Other Coffee families adjacent to Joel at this census were James, age 44; wife Sarah, age 44, son Joel age 23, dau., Martha age 20; Elizabeth, dau., age 16; John, son, age 14; Calvin, son, age 10; Mahala, dau., age 12; Mary, dau., age 8; Aquilla, son, age 2.

James Coffee, age 19, male; wife Martha, age 19, female, and son Joel H., age 4 mos.,

Another neighbor is John Hinchall [Hinsaw], and wife Nancy. Nancy was the daughter of Joel and Elizabeth.

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