December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!



The Future of this Blog

I have labored over halting this blog and deleting it.  Instead of deleting, several readers have suggested that I make it private.  

I will do that in February, 2014!

My purpose for creating this blog some nine years ago was an effort to correct many of the poorly assembled Edward Coffey/Ann Powell genealogies floating around the internet.  Hopefully, it has somewhat accomplished that.  To delete all of that work now would not be in the best interest of those who still take their family research seriously and, obtain some use of this work.

If you are now a regular reader and want to remain one after the blog goes private, you only have to send an e-mail with a verifiable e-mail address and I will put you on the reader's list.  There will never be any spam from me.  Your address will only be used to allow access to this blog.

Thanks to a number of readers who wrote to tell me how much they had been helped by the blog and how disappointed they were it was going away.

Jack


From our home to yours:





We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer
We won'
t go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some, so bring some out here

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


  Jack

3 comments:

  1. Hello Jack,
    I just found you Blog and was excited to see all you Coffey information.
    My husband's great grandmother was Martha Ann (Coffey) Poff, the daughter of James L. Coffey who moved on to Missouri in the late 1800's. I'm trying to prove my husband's linage so as to become part of S.A.R.
    Sarah Poff

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    1. Most of these folks are buried at Jennings Cemetery in Alanthus Grove, Gentry Co., MO.

      James Leander “Lee” Coffey was married twice. First wife was Elizabeth Caroline Litton to whom he was married on Sep 30, 1855 in Owen Co., IN. She died in 1876, Alanthus Grove after giving birth to six children: Martha Ann, Laura, Joel, Eliza, Sarah K and Silas Hinkley.

      Second wife was Sarah Matthews. They were married in Albany, Gentry Co. on Apr. 2, 1885. I have no children for them.

      Martha Ann married James Calvin Poff c1880 in MO. He was born Aug. 20, 1853 in KY and died in 1918 in Wilson Twp., Gentry Co. Martha Ann was born Sep. 10, 1856 in MO and died in Wilson Twp on Mar. 7, 1912.

      Their children were Ernest J., Grace L., Hester, Sarah A., John F., Hannah W., and Stella P. I have no descendants for them.

      James Leander “Lee” Coffey was a son of Hodge Raymond Coffey and Hannah Wilson, born Jun. 9, 1835 in IN. Hodge was a son of William Henderson and Mary Faulkner Coffey. William was a son of Reuben Coffey and Sarah “Sally” Scott. And, Reuben was the 7th child of John and Jane Graves Coffey.

      Reuben is not known to have been a Rev. War soldier. Additionally, the children of Reuben and Sally are not entirely agreed upon by many researchers.

      I do recall having met some Poff families in Boone, KY. Perhaps that is where your Poff families originated.

      Very good luck with your research!

      Jack

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    2. See here for more info on Litton families: http://tinyurl.com/q9zl66u

      And, here for LittEn families: http://tinyurl.com/nfnnha5



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