February 6, 2010

Gilson D. & Hannah Crabtree Coffey - Corrections & Updates

Gilson D. Coffey
Joseph and Beth Ada Strunk Coffey were the parents of 13 children; Gilson was the 12th.  He was born Mar. 25, 1878 in Scott Co., TN and died in McCreary Co., KY n Aug. 23, 1961.  On May 12, 1895 he married Hannah Crabtree in KY.  She was born Mar. 5, 1879 in Whitley Co., KY and died in McCreary Co. on Sep. 13, 1951.  Both are buried at the Lower Hickory Grove Cemetery in McCreary Co.  Gilson was a coal miner for most of his life.

Hannah was the daughter of James and Martha Crabtree.  Hannah was found with her parents in the 1880 census of Marsh Creek, Whitley Co.

Hannah Crabtree
They were the parents of seven children:

Carrie, born Oct. 6, 1900, died Jul. 21, 1921

Nora A., born Mar., 1896
Pearl May, born May 2, 1898, died Dec. 27, 1979

Martha, born 1904. Martha married a Mr. Williams c1925 and had one child, a daughter Barbara, born c1926. She and Williams divorced before Apr. 21, 1930 when she was enumerated as a divorced daughter, in the census with Barbara and her parents on that date.
William "Bill", born Aug, 7, 1906, died Jun. 23, 1955.  Bill married Harriett Bailey, born May 29, 1919 in Florida, died Sep. 17, 2007 in Florida.  They are also buried at Lower Hickory Grove cemetery.

Willard Haskall, born Jan. 17, 1911, died Jun. 30, 1996 in McCreary Co.

Beulah, born 1914 in McCreary Co., died Apr. 2, 2004 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH

I'm still working on this family, keeping an eye open especially for burial sites of the children.



1900 Whitley Co., West Pine Knot Pct., ED133, Sheet 68B, dwelling 448, family 456, Coffey, Gilson, head, white male, born Mar., 1877, age 23, married once for 5 yrs., born KY, parents born KY, coal miner; Hannah, wife, white female, born Mar., 1878, age 22, married once for 5 yrs., mother of 2, 2 living, born KY, parents born KY; Nora A., dau., white female, born Mar., 1896, age 4, born KY; Pearlie M., dau., white female, born May, 1898, age 2, born KY

1910 Whitley Co., Stearns, Pct. 14, ED239, Sheet 14B, dwelling 267, family 273, Coffey, Gilson D., head, male, white, age 32, married once for 15 yrs., born KY, parents born KY, coal miner; Hannah, wife, female, white, age 31, married once for 15 yrs., mother of 5, 5 living, born KY, parents born KY; Nora, dau., female, white, age 14, single, born KY; Pearlie, dau., female, white, age 11, born KY; Carried, dau., female, white, age 9, born KY; Martha, dau., female, white, age 7, born KY; Willie, son, male, white, age 3, born KY; Perkins, Ernest (?), lodger, male, white, age 18, single, born KY, parents born KY, laborer at lumber mill; Ridner, John, boarder, male, white, age 22, single, born TN, parents born KY, coal miner; Stephens, George, boarder, male, white, age 19, single, born KY, parents born KY, laborer at lumber mill

1920 McCreary Co., Stearns, ED167, Sheet 13A, dwelling 223, family 226, Coffey, Gilson, head, male, white, age 42, married, born KY, parents born KY, coal miner; Hannah, wife, female, white, age 41, married, born KY, parents born KY; Carrie, dau., female, white, age 19, single, born KY, parents born KY, telephone operator; Martha, dau., female, white, age 17, single, born KY; Willie, son, male, white, age 13, single, born KY; Willard, son, male, white, age 9, born KY; Beulah, dau., female, white, age 6, born KY

1930 McCreary Co., Dist 1, ED3, Sheet 27B, dwelling 400, family 410, Coffey, Gils D., head, male, white age 52, married at age 17, born KY, parents born KY, coal miner; Hannah, wife, female, white, age 51, married at age 16, born KY, parents born KY; William son, male, white, age 23, single, born KY, laborer in lumber mill; Willard, son, male, white, age 19, single, born KY, machinist on Railroad; Beula, dau., female, white, age 16, single, born KY; Williams, Martha, dau., female, white, age 26, divorced, born KY, servant for private family; Williams, Barbara, g-dau., female, white, age 3 yrs., 11 mos., born KY, parents born KY

1 comment:

  1. Martha4:52 PM

    Hi. I found you through Ancestry

    I'm Martha. Gilse and Hannah were my great grandparents.

    My grandfather was Willard H. Coffey, who married Ruby Wilson, their middle daughter Phyllis Sue was my mother :) My son James was born 120 years to the day of his great, great grandfather Gilse! My children are James, Hannah Sue and Joseph.

    martha.aka.krash@gmail.com

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