September 25, 2008

Jefferson & Lina Mae Barnett Coffey

Jefferson Coffey, born Jun. 25, 1884 in Wayne Co., KY, was the first son and fifth child of Lewis Jr., and Permelia Ann Tucker Coffey. He married Lina Mae Barnett, born Oct. 24, 1884 in Wayne Co., c1906.

Their children were:

Oscar H., born c1907

Eva J., born Jan. 24, 1909, died Mar. 30, 1975.  Eva married Sheard Martin, born Jul. 25, 1903, died Feb. 28, 1981 in Wayne Co. Both are buried at the Dodson Cemetery in Steubenville, Wayne Co.

Alfred Wilborn, born Jul. 29, 1911

Leonard C., born Nov. 8, 1913, died of tuberculoses and pneumonia on Nov. 22, 1917. According to Wayne County, Kentucky Cemeteries Book by B.B. Coffey, he was buried at Ross-Rhoda Dodson Cemetery in Montecello, Wayne Co. His death certificate reports only that he was buried at Dodson Cemetery.

Osro William, born Apr. 1, 1916, died Jul. 9, 1986 in Wayne Co. He married Opal Tucker [Taylor?], born Jun. 11, 1912, died Oct. 28, 1983 in Wayne Co. Both are buried at Lockett Chapel in Monticello.

Valda L., born Feb. 27, 1919

Alma E., born Jul. 27, 1921

Huey H., born Jun. 20, 1923. Huey appears with his parents in the photograph.

Separating cemeteries with similar names in the same general location is difficult. Please drop me an e-mail, or leave a comment, if you have more up to date information for any of these family members.


  1. Anonymous4:18 PM

    Oscar Hayden Coffey 1907-1973 buried in Ashland Cemetery, Ashland Cass Co IL married Ethel Coco Powell
    Eva Jane Coffey 1909-1975 buried in Dodson Cemetery, Wayne Co KY (0.6 mi NW of Steubenville KY on Cooley Lane) married Sheard William Martin
    Alfred Wiburn "Wilbur" Coffey buried in Elk Spring Cemetery, Monticello KY married Nancy Ethel "Ethel" Coffey
    Leonard Clatten Coffey 1913-1917 buried in Ross-Rhoda Dodson Cemetery (On Road 776 1.2 mi from Elk Ridge Rd Junction) **Rhoda Tuttle Dodson is Leonard's great aunt
    Osro William Coffey 1916-1986 buried in Lockett Chapel Church Cemetery (3 mi NE of Monticello KY) married Opal Taylor
    Velda Lee Coffey 1919-2012 buried in Elk Spring Cemetery, Monticello KY, married Marshall Wilson ** she was the last of Jeff and Lina's children to pass away
    Alma Elizabeth Coffey married Robert "Harry" Kendrick
    Huie Henderson Coffey

  2. I was hoping that "Anonymous" would have provided some contact info. There is some disagreement among this family's researchers whether or not the oldest child was Oscar Hayden, described above or, Oscar Hardin who married Lizzie Mae Keeton. Oscar and Lizzie are buried at Elk Spring Cemetery in Monticello, Wayne Co.

    Eva Jane Coffey Martin and spouse Sheard William Martin are buried at Dodson Cemetery in Steubenville, Wayne Co., KY. A son, William Hayden Martin, 1945-2012, is also buried at Dodson.

    Alfred Wilburn and wife (either Mary Ethel or Nancy Ethel Coffey) are buried at Elk Spring. Her name on headstone simply reads Ethel.

    Leonard's death certificate reads Leonard Coffey with no middle name. It also tells us that he was buried at Dodson Cemetery. A Ross-Rhoda Dodson cemetery does appear on Find-A-Grave but not sure if it is the same cemetery named Dodson, also on Find-A-Grave.

    Osro and Opal and Velda's info agrees with mine.

    Alma died Jul. 11, 2001 and is buried at Elk Spring in Monticello. Her son David, 1941-2003, is also buried there.

    Hugh Henderson "Huey" Coffey (1923-1985) married Clara Denney Raines, the widow of Beecher Raines.
    She is buried at the Stop Cemetery in Monticello along side Mr. Raines. Huey is buried at Locketts Chapel in Monticello.



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