January 9, 2011

Berry Green & Emily Jane Coffey Coomer

Berry & Emily Marriage Record
Berry Green or, Green Berry or, Greenberry Coomer was born c1828 in Stokes Co., NC.  He married Emily Jane Coffey on Feb. 16, 1854 in Adair Co., KY.  Emily was born c1824 to Ananias & Jane Hindman Coffey

The family was in Adair Co. for the 1860 and 1870 census.  However, Emily appeared as a widow in the 1880 Pike Co., IN census with three of her six children: Robert, Albert and Harriet.

There were at least six children, all born in Adair Co.:

Julius, born c1855, married Martha Clem in Pike Co., IN on Apr. 15, 1879.
Louisa Jane, born Jan. 6, 1857.
William G., born c1859.
Robert B., born c1861, married Flora L. Mayhugh on Aug. 5, 1886 in Pike Co.
Albert Lucas, [more below]
Harriet E., born c1865

Albert L. Coffey
Laura Swain Coffey
Albert Lucas Coomer was born on Sep. 28, 1862 and died in Petersburg, Pike Co., IN on Dec. 10, 1938.  He married Laura Belle Swain on Mar. 27, 1890.  She was born Feb. 23, 1869 in [probably] Indiana and died in Union, Pike Co., IN on Nov. 20, 1933.  Along with others of their family, both are buried at Mount Tabor Cemetery in Wheeling, Gibson Co., IN.

Obituary from the Petersburg Press, Tuesday, December 13, 1938
Albert L. Coomer
Albert Lucas Coomer, who had spent about all his life here in this county, died at the Home Hospital here last Saturday the 10th after an illness that kept him confined to his bed for two weeks, although his health had been failing for some time.

He was the son of Greenberry and Emily Coffey Coomer and was born in the neighborhood of Union on the 28th day of September, 1862, being 76 years, 2 months, and 12 days old at the time of his death. When he was a young man he was married to Laura Swain, who preceded him in death some five years ago.

Seven children were born to the marriage of whom the following six survive: Virgil Coomer of Oakland City, Russell Coomer, well known business man of Petersburg, Rudolph Coomer of Akron, Ohio, Albert B. Coomer of Detroit, Mrs. Essie Dillon of Francisco, Ind., and Mrs. Naomi Penner of Princeton. Living also are 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. One brother also survives who lives in Missouri.

Mr. Coomer was a good citizen who attended to his own business and had many friends. The funeral services were conducted at Mt. Tabor at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon and interment was in the adjoining cemetery.

Lula B. Tooley
Virgil W. Coomer
Albert and Laura had a number of children, including Virgil William, born Jun. 19, 1890 in Pike Co., died in Oakland City, Gibson Co., IN on Feb. 15, 1979.  Virgil married Lula Bessie Tooley, born Sep. 6, 1888, in IN, died there on Aug. 3, 1964.  They are also buried at Mount Tabor.

Click on the title link to read about Ananias & Jane Hindman Coffey.

All photos and obituary are property of and courtesy of Susan Coomer Collins

1860 Adair Co., Columbia PO, Dist. 1, Page 41, dwelling/family 277, Berry G. Coomer, age 31, male, farmer, $250, $400, born Stokes Co., NC; Emily J., age 31, female, house keeping, born Russell Co., KY; Julius S., age 5, male, born Adair Co., KY; Louisa J. R., age 3, female, born Adair Co., KY; William G., age 1, male, born Adair Co., KY; Matilda Bushey (?), age 11, female, born Lee Co., VA; Jane Coffey, age 79, female, house keeping, born VA

1870 Adair Co., Gradyville PO, Page 10, dwelling/family 66, Coomer, Berry G., age 38, male, white, farmer, $155, born VA; Emily, age 40, female, white, keeping house, born VA; Junius, age 15, male, white, working on farm, born VA; Louisa, age 13, female, white, atten,g school, born VA; William, age 11, male, white, at home, born VA; Robert, age 9, male, white, at home, born VA; Albert, age 7, male, white, born VA; Harroet, age 5, male [sic], white, born VA

1880 Pike Co., Clay Twp., ED176, Page 4, dwelling/family 27, Coomer, Eliza [sic] J., white female, age 53, widow, keeps house, born KY, father born VA, mother born KY; Robert B., white male, age 20, son, single, works on farm, born KY, father born NC, mother born KY; Albert L., white male, age 17, son, single, works on farm, born KY, father born NC, mother born KY; Harriet E., white female, age 13, dau., single, servant, born KY, father born NC, mother born KY

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