May 15, 2007

James Harvey Coffey [Update 8-22-07]

Born Aug. 6, 1806 in Wayne Co., KY, James Harvey Coffey was a son of John Waid and Mary (Polly) Harbert (var.) Coffey. John, born c1788 in (probably) Amherst Co., VA, was a son of Archelus (var.) and Eleanor Wade Coffey. Polly Harbert was born Oct.30, 1781 and died Apr. 19, 1853 in Bloomington, McLean Co., IL. She was a daughter of John and Mary Harbert. Polly and John married Dec. 29, 1801 in Wayne Co., KY.

Archelus' daughter Jane, born Jun.. 22, 1782 in Wilkes Co., NC, died Oct. 2, 1862 in McLean Co., IL, married William Harbert on Jan. 28, 1802 in Wayne Co., KY. William was the brother of of Polly.

James Harvey was the second of the nine known children of John and Polly. He married Anna Eliza Graham on Nov. 14, 1834 in Jackson Co., IN. They were married Nov. 14, 1834 in Jackson Co. James died Feb. 13, 1855 in Washington Co., IN.

Known children of James and Anna were:

Celestin E., a daughter, born c1836 in Indiana [Celestin may be a daughter-in-law. She was not with the family in 1860. I have not found the family in 1850 which would confirm her status]

William H. H., born c1838 in Indiana [William Henry]

John Waid, born Jan. 13, 1841 in Washington Co., died Apr. 15, 1922 in Daviess Co., IN. John married Elizabeth Matilda (Eliza) Persinger on Oct. 26, 1869. She was born Nov. 7, 1842 and died Jan. 18, 1939 in Daviess Co. Their children were George Henry, born about Mar. 1870; James Harvey, born c1872; William Waid, born Oct. 11, 1873; Anna Eliza, born Sep. 6, 1876, died Mar. 21, 1942; Mary Elizabeth, born Jul., 1880, and Minard Ernest, born Feb. 11, 1883.

Almira Eliza, born c1843, married Lewis Warwick Jul. 25, 1869 in Washington Co., IN. In 1870 they were in the Jefferson Twp., Washington Co., IN census.

Mary Ann, born c1846

James Harvey, Jr., born Jun., 1848, died 1904, married Diantha E. Boling, born Apr. 1860 in Indiana, on Dec. 8, 1883 in Washington Co., IN. Their children were Cora M., born Jul. 1884; Harry L., born Apr., 1888; Lola B., born Jan., 1893; Lilly D., born Mar., 1899; Talmage I., born Jan. 4, 1903, died Nov. 13, 1978; and Myra E., born c1903. After Junior died in 1904, Diantha married William Partlow on Nov. 7, 1907 in Washington Co. In the May 6, 1910 census she was enumerated as divorced. She remained in Washington Co. through the 1930 census, and died c1942.

Addie Caroline, born Aug., 1851 in Indiana, married Theodore William Crow on Mar. 16, 1886 in Washington Co. Theodore was born Sep., 1854 in IN. Their children were Minnie, born Oct., 1887, and William F., born Sep., 1890. Addie is thought to have been married prior to Theodore but,he has not yet been identified.

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