Coffelt family tree
I'm Shannon De'Nee Norris Smith(female)Mother Karen Denise Norris, her mother Josephine Coffelt,father Leon Norris(died 4-4-94). My grandparent's, the Norris' raised me in Altoona,Alabama, I took my mother's maiden name, she was unmarried. But my father is Roland Johnson from Nectar,Ala. I have 2 sons, last name Baugh born 1997 from a previous marriage, and Smith born 2002 from my present marriage. I'm researching the Leo Coffelt(died around 1983) ancestry line. He was my great grandfather, father of Josephine Coffelt Norris, my Grandmother. Leo's wife was Francis Cleveland(died 1976). They last resided in Altoona,Ala. But Leo was from Marion County Tennessee, a descendant of the Bible(Biebel)family, and the Coffelts or Kauffelt's. Leo's children were Floyd(deceased),Josephine,Velma"Sis"(deceased),Mary Ruth,James"Buddy"(deceased), & Morris(deceased). There were 2 babies that died. I believe there names were G.Coffelt(male)and L.Coffelt(female),and they are buried in Orme Mtn Cemetery next to their grandfather John Cleveland who was the husband of Lydia Lou Alice Anderson Cleveland, and they are the parents of Leonard,Charles,Robert,Tennie,Mary and my ggrandmother Francis Angeline Cleveland. I visited Orme TN recently and it is so beautiful there and I just feel like I'm home even though I never lived there. I wished I knew where John and Lydia lived. Lydia is buried in Mt Carmel at Bridgeport,AL in unmarked grave, at least that's what I was told by my Grandmother Norris and there are no records for her there I can find and I even spoke with the cemetery caretaker. My other relatives in Orme were George and Alice Hannah Coffelt, my gggrandparents,David Coffelt and Susan Bible Coffelt, my ggggrandparents. I believe they are buried in the Dove Cemetery. Not far from them lived Susan's parents, Phillip Bible and Rebecca Naomi Speegle Bible in Comfort,TN which is also known as the Fiery Gizzard. Phillip and Rebecca are buried in the Bible Cemetery. So far from what I've researched, I've found mostly German ancestry. If you have any info, please let me know, thanks.