September 6, 2009

Richard "Dick" Nightingale and Sallie Ann Portman Coffey

Richard and Sallie left Kentucky - probably Wayne Co. - sometime between 1853 and 1855, eventually reaching Texas where they settled in Collin Co by 1870.  In 1860 they were in Grayson Co. where at least one of their children was born.  A marriage date and place has not been found.

I have been able to find eight of their children, but can really only follow one into another family generation.

Their first known child was a son, Clayton Worth, born Feb. 8, 1848 in Casey Co., died Dec. 31, 1929 in Alvin, Brazoria Co., TX.  On Feb. 18, 1875 Clayton married Martha Jane Griffin in Collin Co.  Martha, a daughter of J. M. and Margaret King Griffin was born in Georgia on Sep. 1, 1854 and died in Dallas, TX on Jan. 30, 1943.  Clayton and Martha are buried in the Highland Cemetery at Anna in Collin Co.

I know of five children for Clayton and Martha: 

Vorilla/Vorella, born Oct. 23, 1876 in TX, died Aug. 29, 1954 in McKinney, Collin Co.  She married a Mr. Rampey.  She is buried at Stony Point Cemetery in Melissa, Collin Co.

Malcolm H. "Mallie", born Jul. 16, 1878 at Valdasta in Collin Co., died Feb. 22, 1951 in Houston, Harris Co.  He was buried at Pearland's South Park Cemetery in Brazoria Co., TX.

James P., born Sep. 10, 1881 in TX, died Jan. 19, 1975 in McKinney.  He is buried at Elm Grove Cemetery in Collin Co.

Willie King, a daughter, born Feb. 6, 1887 in Valdasta, married a Mr. John.  She died on Jan. 3, 1964 at Jacinto City, Harris Co., and was buried at Stony Point.

John Cham, born Jun. 6, 1888 in Valdasta, died Dec. 1, 1970 at Denison in Grayson Co., TX.  He was buried at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman, Grayson Co.  His middle name is spelled on his death certificate as I have entered it here.  Seems to me perhaps a letter or two are missing!?
The other children of Richard and Sallie Ann were:

Jesse, born c1851 in KY
George, born c1853 in KY
John, born c1855 in TX
William, born c1858 in TX
Martha, born 1860, Grayson Co., TX
Emma, born Dec. 12, 1866 in Collin Co., died Oct. 30, 1940 in Melissa, Collin Co. and was buried at Stony Point.  She married a Mr. Moore.
Anna Lee, born Dec. 25, 1870 in Collin Co., died May 18, 1941 in Gainesville, Cooke Co., TX.  She was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Gainesville.  Anna married a Mr. Hightower.

Please contact me if you can add to or correct any of this information.

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