John COFFEE (1782 - 1836)

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Birthplace: Prince Edward County, Prince Edward County, VA, United States
Death: Died in McRae, GA, United States
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About John COFFEE

COFFEE, John, (1782 - 1836)


COFFEE, John, a Representative from Georgia; born in Prince Edward County, Va., December 3, 1782; moved with his father to a plantation near Powelton, Hancock County, Ga., in 1800; settled in Telfair County in 1807 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; general of the State militia during the Creek War; cut a road through the State of Georgia (called Coffee Road) to carry munitions of war to Florida Territory to fight the Indians; member of the State senate 1819-1827; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses and served from March 4, 1833, until his death; was reelected to the Twenty-fifth Congress on October 3, 1836, announcement of his death not having been received; died on his plantation near Jacksonville, Telfair County, Ga., on September 25, 1836; interment on his plantation near Jacksonville, Ga.; reinterment in McRae Cemetery, McRae, Ga., in 1921.

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December 3, 1782
Prince Edward County, Prince Edward County, VA, United States
Age 26
May 4, 1810
Age 27
October 9, 1811
Age 28
Age 30
May 9, 1818
Age 35
Telfair, GA, USA
September 25, 1836
Age 53
McRae, GA, United States