John Reid Coffey, Sr.

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John Reid Coffey, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Albemarle County, VA, United States
Death: between December 27, 1825 and August 19, 1826 (71-75)
Montgomery, Montgomery County, AL, United States
Place of Burial: Montgomery, Montgomery County, AL, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. James Edwin Coffey; Michael Caffey, I; Elizabeth Coffey and Mary Caffey
Husband of Mary (Polly) Coffey
Father of Henry M Caffey; Michael Caffey; Thomas Caffey; John Caffey, Jr; Charles Lindsey Caffey and 14 others
Brother of Elizabeth "Betty" Whiteside; Archelaus Coffey; Martha Durham; Pvt. Reuben B. Coffey; James Ambrose Coffey and 7 others

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About John Reid Coffey, Sr.

CAFFEY, JOHN, soldier of the American Revolution, was born on the eastern shores of Maryland and died August 19, 1826 in Montgomery.

He was the son of Michael and Mary Hooper Caffey, both natives of Ireland, who emigrated to America about 1740, located in New Jersey, later removing to the eastern shores of Maryland ;grand son of John Caffey, a linen merchant of Ulster, Ireland, and of Bishop Hooper of Ireland. At an early period of the Revolution he enlisted on February 23, 1776 with the 6th Independent Maryland Line 4.

He was said to be a friend of General Lafayette and when that distinguished patriot visited Montgomery in 1825, one of the old veterans to greet him was John Caffey. The reunion between the two men was said to be truly moving.



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His first wife Mary Buchanan, the mother of all his children died in Guilford County, North Carolina and is buried there unknown to this researcher. His son Micheal who married Sarah Jolley and his only daughter, Nancy who married Thomas Pendley (sometimes spelled Nancie) remained in North Carolina where they both died and are buried.

Blue's Montgomery Directory, 1878; Archives of Maryland, Vol. 18, p. 27 and 643:

CAFFEY, JOHN, soldier of the American Revolution, was born on the eastern shores of Maryland and died August 19, 1826 in Montgomery. He was the son of Michael and Mary Hooper Caffey, both natives of Ireland, who emigrated to America about 1740, located in New Jersey, later removing to the eastern shores of Maryland ;grand son of John Caffey, a linen merchant of Ulster, Ireland, and of Bishop Hooper of Ireland.

He enlisted on February 23, 1776 with the 6th Independent Maryland Line 4 and was said to be a friend of General Lafayette. It was noted that when that distinguished patriot visited Montgomery in 1825, one of the veterans to greet him was John Caffey.

After the struggle for independence was over, John married Mary Buchanan in 1778 and settled in Maryland until 1795 when they moved to Guilford Co, North Carolina. Mary died there in 1817 leaving behind six sons and her only daughter. Perhaps needing to separate himself from the sorrow, he along with four of his sons left North Carolina to pioneer newly opened Indian lands in AL and MS. In Montgomery Co, Alabama circa 1818 he settled in a little town called Ramer and was esteemed for his peaceful and neighborly conduct.

Son Michael and their daughter Nancy,remained behind, both settling in Maryland where their descendants live today. Henry Caffey chose to homestead in Mississippi.

Charles Caffey chose to locate in Autauga Co, Alabama while Hooper and John Caffey, with their father joined Thomas Caffey in what is now Montgomery Co, Alabama. On August 19, 1826 he died on the plantation of his son Hooper Caffey and was buried there in the family graveyard.

When Rosemont Garden's bought part of the land in Ramer held by the Caffey Family which included the cemetery, John, because of his patriot status was re interred at Oakwood.

He was said to be sensible until he drew his last breath.


A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA (SOLDIER). DAR Ancestor # A023809

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John Reid Coffey, Sr.'s Timeline

1751
1751
Albemarle County, VA, United States
1774
December 10, 1774
Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
1777
January 12, 1777
Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
1779
May 1, 1779
Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
1782
January 10, 1782
Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
1782
Guilford County, North Carolina, United States
1782
North Carolina, United States
1784
May 17, 1784
Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
June 24, 1784
Rockingham County, North Carolina, United States