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John E. Coffee

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Prince Edward County, Prince Edward County, VA, United States
Death: Died in McRae, GA, United States
Place of Burial: Washington D.C., District of Columbia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Coffee, Jr. and Sarah "Sally" Coffee
Husband of Ann Penelope Coffee
Father of Sara Ann E. Coffee Wilcox; Peter Harrison Coffee Ⅰ; General John Bryant Coffee; Hill Bryan Coffee; Christopher Columbus Coffee and 1 other
Brother of Susannah Randle; Nancy Heard; Sarah Harris; Cynthia Stocks and Elizabeth Daniels

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About Gen. John E. Coffee, US Congress

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John E. Coffee (December 3, 1782 – September 25, 1836) was a military leader and a Congressman for the state of Georgia.

Early life

John E. Coffee was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia in 1782. He was a grandson of Peter Coffee, Sr. (1716 – November 1771) and Susannah Mathews (1701–1796). He is sometimes confused by researchers with his first cousin John Coffee, who served as a general in the Tennessee militia.

John E. Coffee was eight when he moved with his family to Hancock County, Georgia, in 1800. His parents developed a cotton plantation near Powelton, based on the labor of enslaved African Americans.

In 1807, the younger Coffee settled in Telfair County, Georgia, where he developed his own plantation. Military career

As a general in the Georgia state militia, Coffee supervised construction in the 1820s of a supply road through the state of Georgia. It was called "Coffee Road" and enabled the transportation of munitions to the Florida Territory to fight the Indians during the Creek Wars. It is now called the "Old Coffee Road".

Political career

John Coffee served as a member of the Georgia Senate from 1819 to 1827. He was elected as a Jacksonian Democrat to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth U.S. Congresses and served from March 4, 1833, until his death on September 25, 1836. He was re-elected to the Twenty-fifth United States Congress on October 3, 1836, after his death, the news of his death not having been received.

Coffee died on his plantation near Jacksonville, Georgia, on September 25, 1836, and was buried there. In 1921 his remains were re-interred in McRae Cemetery, McRae, Georgia. Legacy and honors

In addition to Old Coffee Road, Coffee County, Georgia, and General Coffee State Park were named in honor of John E. Coffee.

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COFFEE, John, (1782 - 1836)

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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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Gen. John E. Coffee, US Congress's Timeline

1782
December 3, 1782
Prince Edward County, Prince Edward County, VA, United States
1810
May 25, 1810
Age 27
1811
October 9, 1811
Age 28
1813
September 28, 1813
Age 30
Hancock, GA, USA
1814
January 8, 1814
Age 31
Telfair County, Georgia, United States
1818
May 9, 1818
Age 35
Telfair, GA, USA
1827
March 1, 1827
Age 44
Telfair County, Georgia, United States
1836
September 25, 1836
Age 53
McRae, GA, United States
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Washington D.C., District of Columbia, USA