September 18, 2009

Dewey Coffey

Dewey, born Aug. 7, 1868 in Grainger Co., TN was a son of Thomas and Mahala Wise Coffey. He married Elizabeth "Lizzie" McDaniel [probably the daughter of Rachel Meyers McDaniel, 1880 Claiborne Co., TN census] c1896. Elizabeth was born Mar. 23, 1878 in Claiborne Co. and died of tuberculosis in Wildie, Rockcastle Co., KY on Jul. 16, 1914.

Their Children were:

Henry U., born c1898 in TN

Della Mae, born c1901, also in TN. Della married John Wesley Bullins c1914 in Rockcastle Co. Their children were: Nancy E., born 1915; Joseph, born c1918; Goldie, born 1920; Virgil T., born 1922; and Nora, born 1925.

Silas F., born c1904 in TN

Etta L., born c1906 in Wayne Co., KY

Addie, born c1908 in KY
In c1917, Dewey married Eunice Ida Gadd, born c1894 in KY. They had a number of children, all born in Kentucky:

U?, a daughter, born c1918

Thomas J., born c1919

Mary, born c1921

Oscar, born c1922

Estil, born c1927. Estil's age in the 1930 census is difficult to read, but he appears to have been the same age as William, meaning they would be twins.

William Bluford, born 1927

James Edward, born 1930.

Dewey died of chronic myocarditis and stroke on Apr. 7, 1946 and was buried at Scaffold Cane in Roundstone, Rockcastle Co.

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Dewey Coffey, death certificate No. 8580 (7 April 1946), Kentucky State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY.

Lizzie Coffey, death certificate No. 19464(16 July 1914), Kentucky State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY.

1910 Rockcastle Co., Orlando Pct., ED99, Sheet 5A, family 91 (no dwelling given), Coffey, Dewey, head, male white age 36, married twice, 14 yrs., born TN, parents born TN, labour in stone quarry; Elizabeth, wife, female, white, age 32, married twice, 14 yrs., mother of 5, 5 living, born TN, parents born TN; Henry U., son, male, white, age 12, born TN, parents born TN; Delta M., dau., female, white, age 12, born TN, parents born TN; Silas F., son, male, white, age 6, born TN, parents born TN; Etta L., dau., female, white, age 6, born KY, parents born TN; Hattie B., dau., female, white, age 4, born KY, parents born TN

1920 Rockcastle Co., Conway, ED239, Sheet 10B, dwelling 172, family 176, Coffey, Dewey, head, male, white, age 46, married, born TN, parents born TN, farmer; Ida, wife, female, white, age 26, married, born KY, parents born KY; Addie, dau., female, white, age 11, born KY; U?, dau., female, white, age 2, born KYl Thomas J., son, male, white, age 1 yr., 3 (?) mos., born KY

1930 Garrard Co., Paint Lick, ED10, Sheet 8A, Cartersville Road and Trails, dwelling 168, family 173, Coffey, Dewey, head, male, white, age 56, married at age 21 yrs., born TN, parents born TN, Eunice, wife, female, white, age 37, married at age 24 yrs., born KY, parents born KY; Adie [sic], dau., female, white, age 21, single, born KY; Thomas J., son, male, white, age 11, born KY; Mary, dau., female, white, age 9, born KY; Oscar, son, male, white, age 8, born KY; Estil, son, male, white, age 2 (?) yrs., 11 mos; Bluford, son, male, white, age 2 yrs., 11 mos., born KY; James, son, male, white, age 1 mo., born KY

Not yet found in the 1900 census.

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