September 3, 2010

Jackson Lafayette Coffey Family

Continuing from previous blog with descendants of Lafayette Jackson Coffey.

After George, the next child was Lillie Mae, born May 2, 1892 in TN.  She was the bride of James Alexander "Jim" Covington, a brother to Ella Mae who married George Clinton.  Jim was born Feb. 25, 1886 in GA and died Sep. 26, 1972 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.  Both are buried at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery in Retreat, Navarro Co.  Their children were:  Dorothy, born c1918; Winford C., born c1920; Verdie (?), born c1924; and Edith, born c1929, all in Navarro Co.

Lillie was followed in Sept., 1895 by Nellie, born TN.  Nothing else has been found.

William Dewey was born May 25, 1898 in TN and died Mar. 29, 1974 in Hillsboro, Hill Co., TX.  William married but his wife's name is unknown to me.  He is also buried at Hamilton-Beeman.

Julia Anne followed William, born Nov. 11, 1900 in TN, died Apr. 16, 1996 in Navarro Co.  Her husband was Chester Erthur [sic] Duke, a son of W. G. & Arabell High Duke, born Oct. 18, 1893 in Carthage, Panola Co., TX, died Nov. 16, 1972 in Corsicana.  They too are at Hamilton-Beeman.

Robert Lee was born c1904 in TX and was married.  I believe he fathered at least one child, a son Robert E., born c1927.

James Cornelius followed on Dec. 29, 1907, also in TX, died Mar. 17, 1989 in Navarro Co.  He married a lady by the name of Lorene on May 31, 1931.  No other information.

DeWitt Clinton was the tenth and last child of Jackson and Ellie.  He was born Apr. 5, 1911 in TX and died Mar. 6, 1982 in Navarro Co.  His wife was Ethel Idell Woodard, born Jun. 20, 1913 in Navarro Co., died May 5, 1970 in Levelland, Hockley Co., TX.  They too are buried at Hamilton-Beeman.

I realize that these children are rather "modern" and that most researchers of this family will already be aware of these children and their descendants. 

Please feel free to add to or correct any of this information.

Interesting to me is the fact that I have in my family a Lafayette Jackson Coffey, born 1866 in AR, died 1950 in Angelina Co., TX.  I do not know the hair color of my Lafayette, but I have been told by other/older family members that his father had red hair.

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