November 19, 2012

Berry Green & Emily Jane Coffey Coomer

A recent e-mail inquiry about this family gives me an opportunity to write a bit of what I know about them.

Berry Green was born c1828 in Stokes Co., NC and married on Feb. 16, 1854 in Adair Co., KY to Emily Jane Coffey, a daughter of Ananias "Nias" and Jane Hindman Coffey.  Jane was born c1824 in Adair Co.

She and Berry had at least six children, all born in Adair Co.

Junius S., born c1855, married Martha Clem on Apr. 15, 1879 in Pike Co., IN.

Grubb-Coomer Marriage Record
Louisa Jane, born Jan. 6, 1857, married John Wesley Grubb on Jul. 21, 1876 in Columbia, Adair Co.  John was born Jul. 27, 1855 in Union, Pike Co., IN and died on Jul. 21, 1912 at Princeton in Gibson Co., IN.  Louisa Jane died on Apr. 1, 1936 in Clay Co., IN.  Both are buried at Little Zion Cemetery at Union in Pike Co.

William Green, born Oct. 17, 1858, married Cora Evelyn Hartsey.  She was born in Louisville, Lay Co., IL on Nov. 27, 1877 to Joe and Eliza Jane Richards Hartsey.  William died July 11,1948 at Arbor, Welsh Twp., Cape Girardeau Co., MO and, Cora died on Jul 28, 1952 in Wayne Twp., Bollinger Co., MO.  Both are buried at Plainview Cemetery at Perkins in Scott Co., MO.


Albert Lucas Coomer

Robert Bosley, born c1861, married Flora Louisa Mayhugh on Aug. 5, 1886 in Pike Co., IN.*  I do not have a death date or burial place for Robert.  Flora, a daughter of Jim and Mary Smith Mayhugh, was born Nov. 9, 1863 at Princeton, Gibson Co., IN and died Mar. 27, 1951 at Burfordsville, Wayne Twp., Cape Girardeau Co.

Albert Lucas was born Sep. 28, 1862 and died on Dec. 10, 1938 at Petersburg, Pike Co., IN.  His wife was Laura Belle Swain, born Feb. 23, 1869 (where?) and died Nov. 20, 1933 at Union in Pike Co., IN.  Both are buried at Mount Tabor Cemetery at Wheeling in Gibson Co., IN.  They were married Mar. 27, 1890 in Gibson Co., IN.*

Harriet "Hattie", born c1865, was the last child of Berry and Emily.  She married John Henry Earls c1886 in Indiana.  I have not found a marriage record or, their death and burial information.

I am also seeking accurate birth and death information for Berry and Emily, as well as their burial location.

Additions and corrections welcomed!


*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, Items on line at (, 2010.
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