Researching COFER in Missouri
Unconfirmed surname for Mary A. WILKINSON was COFER. She was b. 16 June 1842 in MO, d. aft. 1900 in Niangua, Webster Co., MO. Married George W. WILKINSON (aka WILKERSON)who was b. 17 March 1835 in IL, d. 14 March 1887 Niangua, Webster Co., MO. She was in the 1900 census in the home of her son, Franklin. It states she was b. in MO and both parents born in the UK. According to oral history, the family was visited by grandparents whose accents were so strong the children could not understand them.