I did not do most of my Coffey lines, my aunt Ernestine did. Bless her. But they are very confusing, but I knew by what you said, that you had to be from a family not far from my father's, but could not put my finger on it.
My dad was born in Caldwell co., he passed away when I was very young. But his gr grandfather was a "foster child" "foundling" that was raised by McCaleb and Elizabeth Collett Coffey. That is how I knew you were close. And I had that aunt mention that furniture company when she was telling me their ancestor was raised by, but did not receiveanything from McCaleb/Elizabeth Coffey but they did take him in and raise him as their own, just don't know who his parents were, his name was Cleveland Clark born about 1823. The importance of his not being given anything at all is if either of the two, McCaleb or Elizabeth were a parent, he would probably have gotten at least a token, $1 even, because all of the other children in their household did, I have been told. True?