May 30, 2007

Descendants of Jackson Lafayette Coffey

Updated Sep. 2, 2010
Jackson Lafayette Coffey was a son of Alfred Alphonso and Julia Ann Dawkins Coffey.

The following represents what I know about this family. Please send additions and/or corrections to me at the e-mail address below.

First Generation

1. Jackson Lafayette COFFEY was born in Georgia in Jan 28, 1862. He died on Nov 24, 1946 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.,1 and was buried in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.2

Jackson Lafayette COFFEY and Ella Mahle "Ellie" HORTON were married about 1886. They appeared in the census on Jun 4, 1900 in Marion Co., TN.;3 the census on Apr 21, 1910 in Navarro Co., TX.;4 the census on Jan 29, 1920 in Henderson Co., TX.;5 and the census on Apr 9, 1930 in Navarro Co., TX.6,7

Ella (Etta?) HORTON was born in Georgia on Jan 30, 1868, and died on Dec 22, 1956 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX. She was buried in Dec 1956 in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.

Jackson Lafayette COFFEY and Ella (Etta?) HORTON had the following children:

Clara Coffey Dill
i. Clara COFFEY was born in Georgia in Dec 1885.  Clara married Orand Edwin Dill c1902. He was born Jun. 22, 1875 in TX and died May 11, 1951 in Terrell, Kaufman Co., TX. She died Sep. 6, 1956 at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Harris Co., TX. He is buried at the Dresden Cemetery in Navarro Co.; she at Forest Park Cemetery in Houston.
ii. Charles Clifton COFFEY was born in Tennessee in Dec 1887. He registered for the WWI draft on Jun 5, 1917 in Navarro Co., TX.8
2 iii. George Clinton (Clint) COFFEY, born on Dec 1, 1889, in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN; married Ella M. COVINGTON, on Dec 28, 1913 in Jester, Navarro Co., TX; died on May 12, 1965, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX and was buried in Retreat at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.  Ella is also at Retreat.9
3 iv. Lillie Mae COFFEY, born on May 2, 1892; married James A. COVINGTON; died on Apr 1, 1990, Navarro Co., TX.
v. Nellie G. COFFEY was born in Tennessee in Sep 1895.
vi. William Dewey COFFEY was born in Tennessee in May 1898. He was died in 1974 and was buried in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.
vii. Dewey COFFEY was born in Tennessee about 1899.
4 viii. Julia COFFEY, born about 1901, Tennessee; married Esthar DUKE.
5 ix. Robert Lee COFFEY, born about 1904, Texas; married Newel {?} __________.
x. Cornelius COFFEY was born about 1908.
xi. DeWitt C. COFFEY was born in Texas on Apr 5, 1911. He died on Mar 6, 1982 in Navarro Co., TX.,10 and was buried in Mar 1982 in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.

An adjacent headstone decorates the grave of "Mrs. D. C. Coffey," born Jun. 20, 1913, died May 5, 1970. There was no indication of Mrs. Coffey's given or maiden name.


Second Generation

2. George Clinton (Clint) COFFEY (Jackson Lafayette-1) was born in Tennessee on Dec 1, 1889. He registered for the WWI draft on Jun 5, 1917 in Navarro Co., TX.11 He died on May 12, 1965 in Navarro Co., TX.,9 and was buried in May 1965 in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.

George Clinton (Clint) COFFEY and Ella M. COVINGTON were married on Dec 28, 1913 in Texas. They appeared in the census on Jan 27, 1920 in Navarro Co., TX.,12 and the census on Apr 9, 1930 in Navarro Co., TX.13

Ella M. COVINGTON was born in Georgia on Mar 6, 1889, and died on Jun 22, 1983 in Navarro Co., TX.14 She was buried in Jun 1983 in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.

George Clinton (Clint) COFFEY and Ella M. COVINGTON had the following children:

6 i. Beauford Clinton COFFEY, born on Jun 14, 1917, Navarro Co., TX; married Miriam __________; died on Feb 8, 1982, Montgomery Co., PA.15
7 ii. Ellen Margaret COFFEY, born on Jun 13, 1919, Navarro Co., TX; married Charles Willie COOPER, on May 1, 1942, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.
8 iii. Gracie M. COFFEY, born about 1923, Texas; married Joe Pierce WOODARD.
iv. Alford G. COFFEY16 was born in Navarro Co., TX on Feb 19, 1925. He enlisted in the armed forces at Dallas, Dallas Co., TX on Jun 23, 1943.17 He died on Nov 3, 1967 in San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX.
v. Oneta Mae COFFEY was born in Wood Co., TX on Nov 10, 1926.18 She died on Nov 3, 1999 in Garland, Dallas Co., TX.
9 vi. Betty Jo COFFEY, born on Feb 10, 1931, Texas; married Willie Pete THOMPSON; died on Nov 13, 1958, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

3. Lillie Mae COFFEY (Jackson Lafayette-1) was born on May 2, 1892. She died on Apr 1, 1990 in Navarro Co., TX. She was buried in Apr 1990 in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.

Lillie Mae COFFEY and James A. COVINGTON were married. James A. COVINGTON was born on Feb 25, 1886, and died on Sep 26, 1972 in Navarro Co., TX. He was buried in Sep 1972 in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.


4. Julia COFFEY (Jackson Lafayette-1) was born in Tennessee about 1901.

Julia COFFEY and Esthar DUKE were married. They appeared in the census on Jan 29, 1920 in Henderson Co., TX. Esthar DUKE was born in Texas about 1894.


5. Robert Lee COFFEY (Jackson Lafayette-1) was born in Texas about 1904.

Robert Lee COFFEY and Newel {?} __________ were married. They appeared in the census on Apr 10, 1930 in Navarro Co., TX.19 Newel {?} __________ was born in Texas about 1909. Robert Lee COFFEY and Newel {?} __________ had the following children:

i. Robert E. COFFEY was born in Texas about 1927.

Third Generation

6. Beauford Clinton COFFEY16 (George Clinton-2, Jackson Lafayette-1) was born in Navarro Co., TX on Jun 14, 1917. He enlisted in the armed forces at Camp Wolters, TX on Mar 12, 1942.20 He died on Feb 8, 1982 in Montgomery Co., PA.15

Beauford Clinton COFFEY and Miriam __________ were married. Miriam __________ was born on Sep 15, 1924. She died in Apr 1979 in Montgomery Co., PA.21


7. Ellen Margaret COFFEY (George Clinton-2, Jackson Lafayette-1) was born in Navarro Co., TX on Jun 13, 1919.

Ellen Margaret COFFEY and Charles Willie COOPER were married on May 1, 1942 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX. Charles Willie COOPER was born in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX on Jun 18, 1918. He died on May 3, 2002 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.


8. Gracie M. COFFEY (George Clinton-2, Jackson Lafayette-1) was born in Texas about 1923.

Gracie M. COFFEY and Joe Pierce WOODARD were married. Joe Pierce WOODARD was born on Mar 2, 1918. He died on Feb 26, 1979 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.

9. Betty Jo COFFEY (George Clinton-2, Jackson Lafayette-1) was born in Texas on Feb 10, 1931. She died on Nov 13, 1958 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

Betty Jo COFFEY and Willie Pete THOMPSON were married. Willie Pete THOMPSON was born on Jan 31, 1930. He died on Dec 25, 1983 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.


Sources

1. Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Index, 1964-1998. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000-. Original electronic data from:Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1964-1998. Austin, TX. Texas Department of Health. State Vital Statistics Unit, 19xx-. Name: Jackson Lafayette Coffey Death Date: 24 Nov 1946 Death County: Navarro Certificate: 51665.
2. Webshots, online [www.webshots.com], accessed Various. [http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/1036742535001089934KtWSbJ].
3. United States Federal Census for years indicated. 1900 Marion Co., Dist. 9, ED97, Sheet 2B, dwelling/family 37, Coffey, Jackson L., head, white male, born Jan. 1862, age 38, married 14 yrs., born GA, parents born GA, farmer; Ella M., wife, white female, born Jan. 1879, age 29, married 14 yrs., mother of 6, 6 living, parents born GA; Clara, dau., white female, born Dec. 1885, age 14, born GA, parents born GA; Clifton, son, white male, born Dec., 1897, age 12, born TN, parents born GA; George C., son, white male, born Dec.. 1890, age 9, born TN, parents born GA; Lily M., dau., white female, born May, 1893, age 7, born GA, parents born GA; Nellie G., dau., white female, born Sep. 1895, age 4, born TN, parents born GA; Wm. D., son, white male, born May 1898, age 2, born TN, parents born GA; Burke, George, laborer, white male, born Dec., 1879, age 20, single, born AL, parents born AL.
4. Ibid., 1910 Navarro Co., Pct. 5, ED24, Sheet 5A, dwelling/family 85, Coffey, J. L., head, male, white, age 45, married once, born TN, father born NC, mother born TN, farmer; Ella, wife, female, white, age 40, married once for 23 yrs., mother of 9, 9 living, born TN, parents born TN; Clinton, son, male, white, age 19, single, born TN, parents born TN; Lily, dau., female, white, age 16, born GA, parents born TN; Nellie, dau., female, white, age 14, born TN, parents born TN; Dewey, son, male, white, age 12, born TN, parents born TN; Julia, dau., female, white, age 10, born TN, parents born TN; Robert, son, male, white, age 6, born TX, parents born TN; Cornelius, son, male, white, age 2, born TN, parents born TN.
5. Ibid., 1920 Henderson Co., Pct. 8, ED27, Sheet 12A, dwelling 239, family 241, Coffey, J. L., head, male, white, age 54, married, born GA, parents born GA, farm operator; Ella, wife, female, white, age 51, married, born GA, father born GA, mother born TN; Dewey, son, male, white, age 21, single, born TN, parents born GA; farm laborer; Robert, son, age 16, born TX, parents born GA, farm laborer; Cornelius, son, male, white, age 12, born TN, parents born GA, farm laborer; De Witt, son, male, white, age 9, born TX, parents born GA; Duke, Julia, dau., female, white, age 19, married, born TN, parents born GA; Duke, Esthar, son-in-law, male, white, age 26, married, born TX, father born AL, mother born MS, farm laborer.
6. Ibid., 1930 Navarro Co., Pct. 5, ED28, Sheet 6B, dwelling/family 121, Coffey, Jackson L., head, male, white, age 63, married at age 20, born GA, parents born GA [sic], farmer; Etta [sic], wife, female, white, age 61, married at age 16, born GA, parents born GA [sic]; William D., son, male, white, age 31, single, born TN, parents born GA; James C., son, male, white, age 27, single, born TN, parents born GA; DeWitt, son, male, white, age 19, single, born TX, parents born GA.
7. Coffey, Laurence H., editor, Thomas Coffey and His Descendants (Chattanooga, TN: N. Sanders, 1931).
8. National Archives and Records Administration. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. M1509, 20,243 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. Charles Clifton Coffey registered for the draft in Navarro Co. on Jun 5, 1917. He was a resident of Purdon, TX, and was a self-employed farmer with a wife and three children. He was age 30, and listed his birthday at Dec. 26, 1886 in Chatanooga, TN. He was described as being of medium height and build, gray eyes and light colored hair. He reported his right arm broken at the elbow.
9. Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Index, 1964-1998. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000-. Original electronic data from:Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1964-1998. Austin, TX. Texas Department of Health. State Vital Statistics Unit, 19xx-. Name: George Coffey Death Date: 12 May 1965 Death County: Navarro Gender: Male Marital Status: Single.
10. Ibid., Name: Dewitt Coffey Death Date: 6 Mar 1982 Death County: Navarro Gender: Male.
11. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. George Clinton Coffey registered for the draft in Navarro Co., TX on Jun. 5, 1917. He was 27 yrs. old, and gave his birthdate as Dec. 1, 1890 in Chatanooga, TN. He was a farmer employed by [ Landlord in Purdon, TX. He was married, and described as being tall and slender with hazel brown eyes, and brown hair. He reported as having a rupture and lung trouble. It was noted on the registration form that the rupture and lung problems were from his statement only.
12. United States Federal Census. 1920 Navarro Co., Pct. 5, ED164, Sheet 14A, Corsicana Road., dwelling 230, family 231, Coffey, George C., head, male, white, age 30, married, born TN, father born TN, mother born GA, retail merchant (groceries); Ella, wife, female, white, age 30, married, born GA, parents born GA; Deeford [sic], son, male, white, age 2 yrs., 6 mos., born TX, father born TN, mother born GA; Marguerite [sic], dau., female, white, age 6 mos., born TX, father born TN, mother born GA.
13. Ibid., 1930 Navarro Co., Pct. 5, ED38, Sheet 6B, dwelling/family 122, Coffey, George C., head, male, white, age 40, married at age 24, born TN, parents born GA, farm laborer; Ella, female, white, age 41, married at age 25, born GA, parents born GA; Buford, son, male, white, age 13, born TX, father born TN, mother born GA; Ella M., dau., female, white, age 11, born TX, father born TN, mother born GA; Gracie M., dau., female, whtie, age 7, born TX, father born TN, mother born GA; Alford G., son, male, white, age 5, born TX, father born TN, mother born GA; Anita M., dau., female, white, age 3, born TX, father born TN, mother born GA.
14. Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Index, 1964-1998. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000-. Original electronic data from:Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1964-1998. Austin, TX. Texas Department of Health. State Vital Statistics Unit, 19xx-. Name: Ella Coffey Death Date: 22 Jun 1983 Death County: Navarro Gender: Female.
15. Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc. Name: Beauford Coffey SSN: 466-12-4236 Last Residence: 19040 Hatboro, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States of America Born: 14 Jun 1917 Died: Feb 1982 State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951 ).
16. Website - Misc. [Photos and information from World War II Index Navarro County, Texas; Navarro County TXGenWeb, © Copyright 2001 Edward L. Williams & Barbara Knox].
17. National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]; World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD. Name: Alfred Coffey Birth Year: 1925 Race: White, citizen Nativity State or Country: Texas State: Texas County or City: Navarro Enlistment Date: 23 Jun 1943 Enlistment State: Texas Enlistment City: Dallas Branch: No branch assignment Branch Code: No branch assignment Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: 1 year of high school Civil Occupation: Automobile Serviceman Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 40 Weight: 444.

COFFEY, ALFORD Pvt. Alford Coffey, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Coffey, Corsicana, attended Petty's Chapel School. Entered service, 1943, trained with Army Medical Corps at Camp Barkley. Has served in Australia, New Guinea and now on duty in Philippines. [Source of some information from the website "The Men and Women in World War II from Navarro County, Texas."].
18. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Microfiche. Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas. Name: Oneta Mae Coffey Date of Birth: 10 Nov 1926 Gender: Female Birth County: Wood Father's Name: George Clinton Coffey Mother's Name: Ella Covington Roll Number: 1926_0001.
19. United States Federal Census. 1930 Navarro Co., Pct. 5, ED38, Sheet 7A, dwelling/family 124, Coffey, Robert L., head, male, white, age 26, married at age 22, born TX, parents born GA, farmer; Neuel[?], wife, female, white, age 21, married at age 18, born TX, parents born TX; Robert E., son, male, white, age 3, born TX, parents born TX.
20. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946. Name: Beauford C Coffey Birth Year: 1917 Race: White, citizen Nativity State or Country: Texas State: Texas County or City: Navarro Enlistment Date: 12 Mar 1942 Enlistment State: Texas Enlistment City: Camp Wolters Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: 2 years of high school Civil Occupation: Gas And Oil Man Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 76 Weight: 182

COFFEY, BEAUFORD C. Pfc. Beauford C. Coffey, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Coffey, Corsicana, attended Purdon School School. Entered service, 1942, trained with Army Signal Corps at Camp Bowie. Has served in North Africa, Italy, France and now on duty in Germany. [Source of some information from the website "The Men and Women in World War II from Navarro County, Texas."].
21. Social Security Death Index, Master File, Name: Miriam Coffey SSN: 203-14-2197 Last Residence: 19040 Hatboro, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States of America Born: 15 Sep 1924 Last Benefit: 19040 Hatboro, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States of America Died: Apr 1979 State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951 ).

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