I too am interested in the family of Elijah COFFEE (1857 KY) and Samirah THOMAS (1860 AR). They are 'newlyweds' on 1880 census AR, Newton Co, Jefferson Twp.
Elijah is buried at Mossville Cemetery, AR, Newton Co.
Samirah was b. 24 Mar 1860 AR, Newton Co, Jefferson Twp., dau of Vincent THOMAS & wife Sarah SPIVEY. Samirah was a life-long practicing midwife, delivering many of her grandchildren. She died 22 Sep 1955 AR, Newton Co. and is also buried at Mossville Cemetery beside Elijah.
Their dau Rhoda was b. 13 Dec 1880 AR, Newton Co, Swain. Rhoda mar. James P. HURLESS, but had no children. In her latter years (1953-55), Samirah lived with Rhoda & husb James.
Do you have dates, places of marriages and deaths of the 4 daughters? My records show that Samirah raised grdau Viola PRUITT (b.c. 1896). Whose dau was Viola? Where is Elijah on 1870 census AND how did he die so young?Any help & contact is appreciated.