It isn't clear to me if Archelus' name was really Achilles. I sometimes think that they are used interchangeably, but that's only my perception. He was another son of James M. and Frances Lane Coffey, and a brother to James, subject of the previous blog. Dr. Marvin Coffey wrote that his name was recorded as Nicholas Coffey on his application for a marriage license.
Archelus was born Jul. 30, 1806 in Wayne Co., KY and died in Saline Co., IL on Mar. 10, 1883. Marvin wrote that he received a commission as a second lieutenant on Dec. 19, 1825, and volunteered for the Black Hawk Indian War on May 12, 1832. After receiving a promotion to Captain, he became commanding officer of "Captain Coffey's company, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Illinois Mounted Volunteers of the Black Hawk War." He was furloughed in August 1832 after losing his horse, saddle, bridle and blanket during a forced march. He was mustered out on Sept. 25, 1832. In 1851 he received 40 acres of land for his service, and another 120 acres in 1855.
Jane "Jennie" Dean was the daughter of Jacob and Susannah Hatty Dean, but I have no birth or death dates or places for her. They were married Apr. 23, 1824 in Hamilton Co. Jacob was born Jun. 23, 1775 in Virginia while Susannah was born c1766, also in Virginia. Jacob died on Aug. 5, 1851 in Hamilton Co.
There were at least 13 children born to Archelus and Jane, but only a few lived to adulthood:
Permelia, born c1825, probably in Gallatin Co., IL. Her death date is not known. She married Charles Samuel Sloan c1844. He was born in 1814 and died in 1863. There were nine children born to this union: James, Mary, David, Samuel T., Melvina, Louisa Jane; William Monroe, Hannah and Sibelia Permelia. Permelia married second to Abel Hunt on Dec. 13, 1866 and gave birth to at least one additional child, Paulina Hunt, born Jun. 14, 1868, died Dec. 20, 1957. Paulina married Amon Hume Coffey on Sep. 8, 1886 in Harrisburg, Saline Co., IL. Amon was her cousin, and a son of Lawrence Lasenby and Susan Melvina Barker Coffey. Lawrence was a younger brother to Permelia.
Paulina, born Sep. 10, 1826 in Gallatin Co., died Jul. 26, 1843 in Saline Co., IL.
James Asbury, born Nov. 18, 1827 in Gallatin Co., died Jan., 1870 in Dodge City, Ford Co., KS. He married Louisa Adelade Ferris Long Carnahan on Dec. 27, 1849 in Saline Co. She was born c1833 in Wayne Co., KY. Their children were: John Jerry, Phoebe, Mary, Ebben Rice, Lulu, Irena R., Amy, and Elizabeth.
Sales M., born May 19, 1831, died Feb. 1, 1890.
Malvina, born Dec. 31, 1833 in Gallatin Co., and died Jul. 18, 1854, probably in Gallatin Co.
Louyica J., born Gallatin Co. on Aug. 5, 1836, died there on Jun. 28, 1838.
Laura, born Gallatin Co. on May 20, 1838, died Aug. 3, 1841.
Amanda E., born Gallatin Co., on Aug. 20, 1839, and died there Oct. 29, 1839.
Lawrence Lasenby, born Aug. 20, 1841 in Gallatin Co., and died Jun. 9, 1912 in Eureka Springs, Carroll Co., AR. He married Susan Melvina Barker, born c1843 in IL. They were married Nov. 20, 1862 in Hamilton Co., IL. Their children were: Orilla Jane, Amon Hume, Irene Ellen, Ethan Otho, Ollie Grace, Eddie Emmitt, Allie Elizabeth, Maude May, John Wilson, Shelby Carr, and Ethel Eva.
C. A., (gender?) born Dec. 3, 1841, died Dec. 5, 1841.
G. E. C., (gender?) born Feb. 7, 1843, died Feb. 8, 1843.
John McClernan, born 1847, married Mary Glaslock (or Glascock?) on Aug. 15, 1869 in Saline Co., IL.
Phoebe Ann, born Nov. 16, 1852, died Dec. 18, 1852.
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