May 25, 2007

Clara Coffey (1853-1917)

Clara Coffey was a daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Sally) Estes Coffey. She was born May, 1853 in North Carolina - probably in Caldwell Co. - and died in that county in 1917. She married Waightstill H. Haigler on Aug. 11, 1872 in Caldwell Co. who was born Jun., 1852 in NC and died in Caldwell Co. in 1927. Waightstill was a son of John and Eula Beard Haigler.

Isaac, Clara's father, was a son of Smith and Hannah Boone Coffey. I have not found any of the ancestors of Sally Estes. Clara was the sixth of the 12 known children of Isaac and Sally. Smith was born c1776 in Albemarle Co., VA and died in 1839 in Cherokee Co., NC. Hannah was born c1783 in Burke Co., NC and died Nov. 22, 1886 in Caldwell Co.

The Haigler's had at least two children: John, born c1874. John apparently died before 1900 because in the census that year Clara reported that she was the mother of two but only one survived. That second child was a daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Betty), born Jun., 1877 in Caldwell Co., and who died there in 1956.

Betty married Lee Durham Barlow c1895 in NC - probably in Caldwell Co. He was born in NC in Jul., 1874 and, together they had at least four children:

Clara Elmira, born Jan., 1896, died 1976, married a Lee
John Ray, born 1900, died 1970
Waitsel Boone, born 1904, died 1968
Daisy Lee, born 1907, died 1994, married a Harville

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