Thomas B. Coffey

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About Thomas B. Coffey

"Thomas Coffey, son of John Coffey, was born in Essex County, VA, on March 7, 1742. He was married (1st), about 1762, in Albemarle County, VA, to ELIZABETH SMITH. She was the daughter of THOMAS SMITH, SR., whose will was probate in Albemarle County in 1783. Thomas Coffey and Elizabeth Smith had six children: A. Betsy Coffey; married David Allen. B. John Coffey; married Hannah Wilson. C. Thomas Coffey; married Nancy Pendley. D. James Coffey; married Delilah Ferguson. E. Polly Coffey; married William Coffey. F. SMITH COFFEY. Elizabeth [Smith] Coffey died shortly after 1776 and Thomas Coffey married (2nd) Sarah Fields. They then removed to Wilkes County, NC, where six other children were born: G. Martha Coffey; married James Dowell. H. William Coffey; married Annie Boone [sister of Hannah Boone, who married his half-brother, Smith Coffey.] I. Reuben Coffey; married Polly Dowell. J. Elijah Coffey; married Polly Hull. K. Sally Coffey; married Samuel Stewart. L. Jesse Coffey; died young. Thomas Coffey died in Wilkes County, NC, in 1825, his will having been signed on January 29 of that year." Primary Source: "The Nichols Family of North Georgia" by Thelma Bevan, 1960, p. 104." I apologise, but the source of this information that I received from a Nichols relative has long since been lost.

  • Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy: Oct 23 2016, 3:34:49 UTC
  • Reference: WikiTree Genealogy - SmartCopy: Oct 23 2016, 4:18:25 UTC Additional Notes: Thomas Coffey was the son of John Coffey and Jane Graves. According to the Last Will and Testament of John Coffey, Thomas along with his siblings John, Edmond, Winifred, Reuben, Benjamin and Elizabeth inherited their father’s estate after the death of their mother, Jane Graves Coffey. The two eldest sons, James and William inherited five sterling shillings each. Thomas and his brother, Benjamin were the executors of the will which was executed in March of 1775. According to the book, "Thomas Coffey and His Descendants", Thomas Coffey moved from Virginia to Wilkes County, North Carolina (present day Caldwell County) after his marriage to his second wife, Sarah Fields sometime between 1775 and 1780. He and his family were members of the Yadkin Grove Baptist Church which was built on the Coffey plantation on the east bank of the Yadkin River. Spouses: Elizabeth Margaret Smith Coffey (1744 - 1776) Sarah Fields Coffey (1750 - 1828)* Children: Elizabeth Coffey Allen (1765 - 1852)* James Coffey (1772 - 1851)* Mary Coffey Coffey (1775 - 1828)* Smith W. Coffey (1776 - 1841)* Martha Coffey Dowell (1780 - 1855)* William Coffey (1782 - 1839)* Reuben A. Coffey (1785 - 1854)* Elijah Coffey (1788 - 1864)* Lewis Coffey (1796 - 1854)* Jesse S. Coffey (1799 - 1858)* Larkin Coffey (1800 - 1881)* McCaleb Coffey (1803 - 1881)* Inscription: THOMAS COFFEY / BORN ESSEX CO. VA. / MAR. 7, 1742 / DIED CALDWELL CO. N.C. / 1825 / SARAH COFFEY HIS WIFE / DATE OF BIRTH AND DEATH UNKNOWN / Erected by Great Grandsons L.H. Coffey and Newell Sanders. Burial: Harpers Chapel Cemetery Lenoir Caldwell County North Carolina, USA Source: http://www.findagrave.com

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Birth: Mar. 7, 1742 Essex County Virginia, USA Death: Apr. 25, 1825 Patterson Caldwell County North Carolina, USA Thomas Coffey was the son of John Coffey and Jane Graves. According to the Last Will and Testament of John Coffey, Thomas along with his siblings John, Edmond, Winifred, Reuben, Benjamin and Elizabeth inherited their father’s estate after the death of their mother, Jane Graves Coffey. The two eldest sons, James and William inherited five sterling shillings each. Thomas and his brother, Benjamin were the executors of the will which was executed in March of 1775. e book, "Thomas Coffey and His Descendants", Thomas Coffey moved from Virginia to Wilkes County, North Carolina (present day Caldwell County) after his marriage to his second wife, Sarah Fields sometime between 1775 and 1780. He and his family were members of the Yadkin Grove Baptist Church which was built on the Coffey plantation on the east bank of the Yadkin River.

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Thomas B. Coffey's Timeline

1742
March 7, 1742
Essex County, Virginia, United States
1765
October 25, 1765
Albermarle County, Virginia
1765
Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
1767
1767
Albemarle County, Virginia
1769
1769
Waynesboro, Virginia, United States
1772
August 1772
Albemarle County, Virginia
1775
1775
Albemarle County, Virginia
1776
1776
Albemarle, VA, United States