I am looking for anyone researching the John Dowden Coffee/Darcus(Dorcus) Roberts line from the Frederick Co, MD area.Her parents were James Roberts,Sr/Mary (maiden name unknown).
So far, I believe the line begins with John Coffee (their existence is provable) and his wife Rebecca (maiden name unknown).They were in Maryland early on.There is a church parish record showing that John and Rebecca had at least three children registered there. Mary Coffee (any marriage unknown) born Sept 2, 1724; James Coffee (married Ann Dowden) born November 18, 1727; Philip Coffee (Married Esther Dowden) born April 14, 1730.There may have been another daughter (not provable yet).Some way, not yet proven, there is an Ambrose Cooke and a John Cooke that are somehow related to this early family. They are involved in local records and wills with this Coffee family.
The direct line of this group to this sender's family is James Coffee/Esther Dowden.
Also Basil Roberts (brother to Dorcas) married Ann Dowden (they had four known children) after James died.
The direct line of John Dowden Coffee went from MD to Ohio Co, KY (where he probably died) and then Dorcas went on to Daviess Co, KY (where she probably died)They were both buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick Co, MD although their tombstones are no longer available due to church building expansion.
Sons Phillip and John A. moved on to Daviess Co, KY and Warrick Co, IN.The remainder of the children that lived moved on to Gallatin/Saline Co, IL area.