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Coffey family question

Query by Robt0147

I am told that my great grandfather, Calvin Allen Coffey, was born in Grainger County, Tenn. The town of Rutledge is mentioned. His father was James Coffey. Calvin fought in the Civil War (59th Tenn Mounted Infantry), was captured at Vicksburg and paroled (later re-enlisted in violation of that parole). As far as I know, James died in Grainger County as did his wife Sarah (Sally) Fielding.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

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by noggin on 2013-02-14 07:17:07

This could be your family but the surname as been spelt Coffee

"United States Census, 1850"

name: Calvin Coffee
event: Census
event date: 1850
event place: Grainger county, Grainger, Tennessee, United States
gender: Male
age: 10
birthplace: Tennessee
estimated birth year: 1840
dwelling house number: 729
family number: 754
line number: 13
nara publication number: M432
nara roll number: 880
film number: 444836
digital folder number: 004206038
image number: 00108

James Coffee M 47 Tennessee
Sarah Coffee F 47 Tennessee
Jael Coffee M 23 Tennessee
Martha A Coffee F 20 Tennessee
Elizabeth Coffee 16 Tennessee
John Coffee M 14 Tennessee
Calvin Coffee M 10 Tennessee
Mahala Coffee F 12 Tennessee
Mary Coffee F 8 Tennessee
Aquilla Coffee M 2 Tennessee

by Robt0147 on 2013-02-14 14:26:09

I believe you're right. The census taker mis-spelled the last name. All the first names jive with other information, except for "Jael Coffee" which should be "Joel Coffey".

Thank you for your assistance!! Any information available about any of the other children that you know of?

Thanks again.

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