March 12, 2014

Henry Spencer & Phoebe Coffey Dix

Phoebe Coffey was a daughter of Arnett and Kissiah Gray Coffey; Arnett being a son of William E. and Sarah Lucinda Coffey Coffey.  These Coffeys began life in Grainger Co., TN and eventually migrated to West Plains in Howell Co., MO.

Arnett was born May 22, 1848 in Rutledge, Grainger Co., and died on Apr. 6, 1915 in West Plains.  He married Kissiah, a daughter of Martin and Anna Gray, c1875 in MO.  She was born in Sep., 1857 and died on Mar. 23, 1928 in Shenandoah, Page Co., IA.  Arnett died of pneumonia and both he and Kissiah are buried at Howell Valley Cemetery in West Plains.

Arnett and Kissiah had at least three children:  Lucinda, born 1871, died 1943 in Bingham, Page Co., IA.  She married James Tully Campbell on Jul 21, 1887 in Pleasant Hill, Cass Co., MO.  James was born Sep. 11, 1864 in Neosho, Newton Co., MO and died in Bingham on Jul. 26, 1957.  Lucinda died on Jun. 6, 1943 in Bingham.  Both are buried at Howell Valley Cemetery.

The second child that I know of was Ira but have yet to locate any factual info about him.

Phoebe was probably their second child. She was born on Dec. 8, 1874 at Chapin in Howell Co. and, died Jul. 10, 1957 at McCrory in Woodruff Co., AR.  She married Henry Spencer Dix, born May 6, 1873 in Paulding Twp., Paulding Co., OH, on Jan. 7, 1896 in West Plains.  He died on Dec. 31, 1944 in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN and was buried at Corning Cemetery in Corning, Clay Co., AR.  Phoebe is also buried at Corning.

There were at least nine children born to their union:

Alfred Sidney, 1896-1981; married Lula Euphena Goss on Sep. 19, 1919 in West Plains and parents of at least seven children.
Caroline, 1899-1989; married James David Jacobs on Dec. 12, 1920 in Beedeville, Jackson Co., AR.  He was born in 1887 at McMinnville, Warren Co., TN and died in 1987 at McCrory.  Caroline is buried at Eight Mile Cemetery in Beedeville.  Children yet unknown.
May Oma, 1901-1991, was born at Chapin and died at Poplar Bluff in Butler Co., MO.  Her spouse was John Ephraim Marr, born 1890 in South Haven, Van Buren Co., MI and died 1982 at Poplar Bluff.  Both are buried at Corning.  Three known children:  Juanita, Earl and Lula Mae.
Lula, 1904-2001, married John Asbury Bullington on Sep. 29, 1923 in Jackson Co., AR.  She is buried at Corning along with her husband, born 1901 in AL, died at Knobel, Clay Co., AR in 1985.  I know of one child, Ernest, born 1925 at Dunklin Co., MO., diedd 2004 at Corning and buried in the Corning cemetery.
Ollie, 1907-1987, married Alfred Jacobs c1927.  She is buried at Eight Mile Cemetery with Alfred, born 1902 in Jackson Co., AR. and, died 1966.  Children yet unknown.
Ira, 1910-2007, married Edith Ashburn c1950 and Nora Williamson sometime later.  He is buried at Bald Knob in White Co., AR.  Burial location of his two wives is yet unknown.
Dorotha [sic] Irene, 1912-2002, was born at Chapin and died in TN.  Her spouse was Eual Duffel (no info) in 1929 at Jackson Co., AR.  She is buried at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens in Bartlett, Shelby Co., TN.  Children yet unknown.
Henry Charles, 1916-1992 was born at Chapin and died in AR.  No other information yet found.
The last known child was Lawrence Irwin, 1919 at Chapin, 2006 at Fort Branch, Gibson Co., IN.  He married V. Faye Pierce in AR c1939.  She was born in AR in 1923 and died in 1940 at the age of 17 and, probably in child birth.   No other information on either.
I have not yet completed all of the census and other research work to make this family complete.  Anyone with better information is invited to submit or discuss it.


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