William Jackson Coffey
|Pauline Myrtle Logan Coffey|
Thomas was the son of Stanton P. and Mary C. Saufley Coffey. Stanton descends from Eli and Mary "Polly" Coffey Coffey. They all descend from the so-far unproven Chesley and Jane Cleveland Coffey through Salathiel and Elizabeth Gore Coffey. These families migrated out of NC to KY in the late 1700 to early 1800 time frame. Some settled in Green Co. before moving on to Russell Co., and then to KS. Mattie Payne was born in Russell Co. in 1866 to William Pigg and Mary Jane Tarter Payne.
William married Pauline c1925 in KS. Information on some of her family can be found in the last few blogs. Kevin Coffey of Franklin, TN tells me that his grandmother was quite tall for her era - something close to 5' 10" - and played basketball for her high school in Mulvane, Sumner Co., KS. She once set a state record for consecutive free throws without a miss.
Kevin also included this photo of Pauline with the rest of her team from 1921.
Please drop me a note if you recognize any of the other ladies.
|Pauline - Second from left|