In my earlier email post of 2001 containing the obit of John Hanna COFFEE, I was unaware of the surname of his married sister.Excerpt from obit:
[snip] ..."The funeral services were held in the new church of which he was so proud, Rev. J. H. Lawson of Denison, conducting the services. Mr. John Coffee, of New Mexico, and little daughter, and Mrs. Martha ______ (? unreadable as the newspaper was folded here), his sister, and her daughter, Mrs. Ida Thompson, of Texarkana, Ark., Mr. Tom Coffee and family of Madill, and Joe Coffee, of Calera, nephews of deceased, were here to attend the funeral."
I have since met her descendants and am happy to have that answer:Mrs. Martha EDMON, who married John R. EDMON on 9 Aug 1874.Martha, the youngest child of John Hanna COFFEE and his wife, Ailseys (?), was born in Kentucky on 3 Jan 1853.She moved to Missouri with her family before the 1860 Fed. Census, which finds them living in the Osage Township, Morgan County, Missouri.She lived in Texas, raised seven (7) children, and died 11 Mar 1932 in Texarkana, Miller County, Arkansas, where she is interred at the Woodlawn Cemetery.Thanks to Christine Young-Crate for this new data!
I would still like to connect with descendants of brothers, Tom and Joe COFFEE, and Martha's daughter, Ida (EDMON) THOMPSON. Heck, I would be happy to just to know WHEN John H. COFFEE died and where he is buried.
Also, I do not believe the obit is correct in stating John Hanna COFFEE's date of birth as March 9, 1850, but believe his year of birth was 1852.If he was born in 1850, then he would have been listed on that census when the family lived in Montgomery County, Kentucky. The enumerator asked families for personal data as was current on June 1, 1850--not any other time during that year.So if he had been born AFTER June 1, he would only have been listed as "0" in age or not listed at all.A March 9th birthday in 1850 would have guaranteed his inclusion with the family on the census.
In 1860, eight-year old John is in Morgan Co., Missouri.
In 1870 he is listed as age 19 in Moreau Township, Morgan Co., MO.
In 1880 the enumerator wrote of a 25-year old John and his young family in Precinct 3, Cooke Co., Texas.
In 1900 he is recently widowed and living with his sister, Ann, and her husband, John SULLENS, back in Versailles, Moreau Twp., Morgan Co., MO. He gives a birth date of March of 1852.
Lastly I find him in the 1910 Fed. Census in Kingston, Willis Twp., Marshall Co., Oklahoma, as age 56.
CORRECTION:In 2001 I listed his son's birth year as 1873.It was instead 25 Feb 1875 in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX.
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