December 15, 2007

Thomas Hall Coffey

Thomas Hall Coffey was the son of John Caroll and Nancy Evalyn Hartley Coffey and, the older brother of Joel Partee Coffey who was the father of Virgie Evaline, subject of a previous blog.

Thomas, born Jul. 25, 1879, married Cora Ellen Tolbert, the sister of Joel's wife, Lillie Mamie Pearl Tolbert on Jan. 15, 1899 in Caldwell Co. Cora was born Jan. 1, 1875 and died Jan. 28, 1952. Thomas died in Caldwell Co. in 1961.

When he registered for the draft on Sep. 12, 1918 he was described as being of medium height and build with blue eyes and black hair. He gave his age as 39 years, born Jul. 25, 1879 and, was was a self-employed farmer in Globe Twp. He named Cora Coffey of Globe as his nearest relative and, signed the registration card with his mark.

Their children were:

Nancy R., born Aug., 1899 - no further information

Martha Eveline, born Nov. 1, 1900 - no further information

Robert Finley, born c1902, married Crettie May Rich.

Their children were:
Beulah Evelyn, born Aug. 22, 1923
Thomas Henry, born 1925, died 1999
Lena Faye, born May 26, 1932
Beadie Oden, born Fe.b 27, 1934
Robert Claude, born 1936.
Wesley Partee, born Nov. 19, 1903, died Feb. 13, 1983 in Caldwell Co. He married Alice Mae (Allie) Philyaw, daughter of Pinkney David and Mary Lillie Phillips Philyaw, in 1923 in Caldwell Co.

Their children were:
William Thomas, born Jan. 22, 1925, married Ruby Lee Dellinger, born Jun. 4, 1933 in Caldwell Co. She was the daughter of Rev. Oscar and Annie Mae Crisp Dellinger. In addition to William, Ruby was also married to Lewis A. Craig (1969) and, to Albert Wesley, another son of Wesley and Alice.

The second child of Wesley and Alice was stillborn and unnamed, born and died in 1926. Third was Albert Wesley, born Aug. 7, 1927, died May 21, 1950; Ira Edwin, born Dec. 15, 1929, died Jun. 12, 1993; Cora Lee; Claude; and Carrie.
Hattie Belle, born Sep., 13 1907, married Robert B. Crump in 1928.

Their children were:
Rosa Lea, born Oct. 23, 1929
James Howard (Doug), born Mar. 24, 1932, died Apr. 18, 1992.
Mary C., born c1909 - no further information

Lester Claude, born Oct. 19, 1911, died Sep., 1983. He married Alice Elizabeth Philyaw, a daughter of Lawrence and Martha Ann Bean Philyaw.

Their children were:
Rachel, who married James Lo Philyaw in 1955
Jewel Katherine, born Dec., 1938, married Lawrence Abernathy in 1983
Mary Alice, born c1940
unnamed child, born c1940
Mary Ellen, born Nov. 30, 1943, married in 1961 to James Orel Philyaw
Clarence J., born 1945, married in 1964 to Peggy Ann Setzer
Etta Mae, born Nov. 7, 1948, married Raymond Steve Hamby
Cloyd Dale, born Mar. 20, 1952, married in 1971 to 1)Karen Elizabeth Suddreth, 2) Rosa Lee Garrett, and 3) Phyllis Angela Mitchell
Linda Fay, born Feb. 4, 1958, married Barry Eugene Triplett.
Sallie Minerva, born Dec. 26, 1913, died May 31, 1999. She married Charlie Franklin Bradshaw. They were the parents of at least three children:
Frank Garland
Gordon Ransom
Agnes Loree
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