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March 9, 2011

McDonald & Bertha Ella Anderson Coffey

McDonald [var. as Donald M., Mack Donald, and Don] was a son of Walter Gwyn and Julia Hayes Coffey.  He was born on Mar. 13, 1904 in Watauga Co. and died there on May 5, 1984.  He was married c1926 to Bertha, a daughter of Roy Jennings and Rebecca Earp Anderson.

Roy and Rebecca were married Jan. 7, 1917 in Watauga Co. and Bertha was born on Aug. 2, 1910 in that county.  It is not clear to me that she was McDonald's daughter, but her Oct. 23, 1980 Watauga Co. death record¹ names Roy as her father and Rebecca Earp as her mother.  Bertha's siblings were Edith, born 1917; Lewis, born c1919 and Lettie, born c1922, all in Watauga Co.

Memorial Card
Don and Bertha are not found in the 1930 census, but North Carolina birth records show the couple had at least three children:  Rhodney R., born 1927; Clayton Devar, born 1928 and Dayton Council, born Jun. 23, 1931, died Feb. 1, 1983 in Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

Both Don and Bertha are buried at the Danner Cemetery in Vilas, Watauga Co., NC.






¹Name: Bertha Ella Anderson Coffey Gender: Female Burial Date: 26 Oct 1980 Burial Place: Watauga County, N.C. Death Date: 23 Oct 1980 Death Place: Blowing Rock, Watauga, North Carolina Age: 70 Birth Date: 02 Aug 1910 Birthplace: Watauga Co., N.C. Occupation: Hosuewife Race: Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Don M. Coffey Father's Name: Roy Jennings Anderson Father's Birthplace: Mother's Name: Rebecca Earp Mother's Birthplace: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B02383-8 System Origin: North Carolina-EASy Source Film Number: 1984633 Reference Number: v 39B cn39892

June 21, 2008

Joseph Joshua and Rosa Belle Coffey Pennell

According to his death certificate, Joseph was born Jul. 1, 1878. In 1900 he reported to the census taker that he was born in August, 1880, was 19 years old and had been married for three years. Rosa reported that she too was age 19 and was born in September, 1880. Her death certificate reports only that she was born in 1879.

Joseph was the son of John and Susan Adeline Reid Pennell. Rosa was the daughter of William Franklin and Sarah (Sally) Holsclaw Coffey. William Franklin from Alexander Co., NC and was a son of Calvin and Serena White Coffey. Joseph died on Jan. 28, 1970 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC and Rosa on Nov. 12, 1949 in Taylorsville, Alexander Co.

Their children were:

William Arthur, born Jun., 1898, married Mary Lola Earp.

[Update May 6, 2010: Mary Lola, born Aug., 1894 in Little River Twp., was the daughter of James and Jane Earp. See 1900 Little River Twp., Alexander Co., NC census]

Lola, born c1901, married Thomas M. Farrell

John Robert, born 1905

Sallie Emma, born Sep. 11, 1908, died Aug. 27, 1994. She married Glenn A. Payne, born 1905, died 1980.

Luther V., born 1910

Samuel B., born c1911

Hershell george, born Jul. 16, 1915, died Sep. 6, 2005, married Mary JoAnn Spencer

Edna Hessie, born Sep. 29, 1915, died Jan. 5, 2001. She married a James, last name unknown

Perry Conly, born Sep. 26, 1923, married Mary Lou Hubbard. Perry died on Jul. 21, 2003

Other children of John and Susan Adeline Reid Pennell were:

Mary Salina, born c1863

Susan C., born c1864

Samuel Leroy, born 1866, died Dec. 15, 1942, married Nancy M. Caldwell.

Lawson William, born 1863, married Lena Hollar, daughter of David A. and Ellen Bentley Hollar.

Lavina E., born c1871, died Nov. 6, 1963

Michel Andrew, born 1872, died Nov. 23, 1956. He married Nora Ainer Coffey, sister to Rosa who married Joseph Pennell.

Frances E., born 1875, died Apr. 15, 1937, married Lark Pope.

Elsie, born Mar., 1882

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