November 13, 2007

James Alexander and Selina B. Fitzgerald Coffey

This James Alexander Coffey was born Mar. 25, 1871 in Nelson Co., VA to James Madison and Esther Jane Smith. He died on Apr. 3, 1959 in Virginia and, was buried at Jonesboro Baptist Church Cemetery in Roseland, Nelson Co.

He was married to Selina B. (Lina) Fitzgerald on Jan. 12, 18931 in Nelson Co. She was born c1874 and died Oct. 24, 1968 in Lynchburg, Campbell Co., VA. Line is also buried at Jonesboro.

Her obituary:

Obituary, Lynchburg News, Lynchburg, VA, Oct. 26, 1968



Mrs. J. A. Coffey MASSIES MILL-Mrs. Selina Fitzgerald Coffey, 95, of Massies Mill died Friday morning at Liberty House Nursing Home in Lynchburg. Born in Nelson County, she was a daughter of Rueben P. Fitzgerald and Emelia Campbell Fitzgerald. She was a member of Jonesboro Baptist church and the widow of James Alexander Coffey. Surviving are two sons, J. K. Coffey of Lynchburg, and Robert B. Coffey of Detroit; four daughters, Mrs. Frank Williams and Mrs. Frances Kemp, of Roanoke Rapids, N. C., Mrs. H. H. Good of Richmond, Mrs. Leo C. Frank of Laurel, Md.; a brother, Conrad D. Fitzgerald of Staunton; six grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Preston-Parr Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Hugh Boyd. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery.

I have their children as:

James Kimbro, born c1894
Ruby L., born c1896
Ora A., born c1897
Jincy M., born c1899
Robert Bruce, born c1902
Mary S., born c1906
William K., born Dec. 1, 1908

Not much is known about this family and their descendants. They appeared in the 1910 through 1930 Nelson Co. census records.

I would appreciate information on the children. Additions and/or corrections can be sent to me at the following e-mail address:

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1 Marriage Register, Nelson Co., VA, Page 81, Line 5: 12 Jan 1893, J. A. Coffey, age 20 yrs., to S. B. Fitzgerald, age 19 yrs.; parents of groom: J. and E. J. Coffey; parents of bride: R. P. and Amelia H. Fitzgerald

Census:

1910 Nelson Co., Massies Mill Dist., ED98, Sheet 6A, dwelling/family 80, Coffey, James A., head, male, white, age 38, married once for 17 yrs., born VA, parents born VA; Selina B., wife, female, white, age 37, married once for 17 yrs., mother of 7, 7 living, born VA, parents born VA; James K., son, male, white, age 16, born VA, parents born VA; Ruby L., dau., female, white, age 14, born VA, parents born VA; Ora A., dau., female, white, age 13, born VA, parents born VA; Ginny (Jincy?) M., dau., female, white, age 11, born VA, parents born VA; Robert B., son, male, white, age 8, born VA, parents born VA; Mary S., dau., female, white, age 4, born VA, parents born VA; William K., son, male, white, age 1, born VA, parents born VA

1920 Nelson Co., Massies Mill Dist., ED108, Sheet 7A, dwelling 126, family 133, Coffey, James A., head, male, white, age 47, male, born VA, parents born VA; Selina B., wife, female, white, age 46, married, born VA, parents born VA; James K., son, male, white, age 26, single, born VA, parents born VA; Robert B., son, male, white, age 17, single, born VA, parents born VA; Mary S., dau., female, white, age 14, born VA, parents born VA; William K., son, male, white, age 11, born VA, parents born VA

1930 Nelson Co., Massies Mill, ED6, Sheet 1A, dwelling/family 10, Coffey, Alex, head, male, white, age 68, married at age 20, born VA, parents born VA; Selina, whife, female, white, age 57, married at age 19, born VA, parents born VA

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