May 13, 2008

Jacob Morris Coffey 1880-1922 [Updated]

Jacob Morris Coffey was a son of Alfred and Martha Ann Bradley Coffey in the Edmond Coffey line. Jacob was born Mar. 15, 1880 in Nelson Co., VA and died May 23, 1922 in Rockbridge Co., VA. He married Mary Jane Lotts Mar. 26, 1902 in Virginia. She was born Aug. 26, 1882.

Their children were Samuel David, born c1903; Ella Cornelia, born c1905; Florence Dell, born c1906; James Alfred, born May 8, 1908; Saylor Marshall, born Mar. 3, 1910; Lottie Mae, born c1912; Roy Martin, born Jul. 19, 1914, died Nov. 25, 1972; Salathial Coolie, born Sep. 15, 1916, died Aug. 23, 1924; John Henry, born Feb. 2, 1920, died May 26, 1990; and Mary Stuart, born c1922.

The photo is of descendants of Jacob and Mary who attended the Coffey Cousins' Reunion in Raphine. Left to right in the back is: Berman "Cotton" Coffey, Judy Ferguson, Clara May Coffey Johnston (d/o Bonnie Burjois, seated right front). Left front is Betty Coffey Funkhouser.

This is an interior shot of the Macedonia Church ceiling in Coffeytown, and was taken by Bonnie Burjois. The Church was established in 1896, and is now under the protection of the Macedonia Community Association in Coffeytown. All of the interior wood is from Chestnut trees.

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