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Third Generation (Continued)

Family of David Harmon COFFMAN Junior (9) & Rhoda SHELTON

35. Jessee J. COFFMAN. Born in 1818 in Tennessee. Resided in District Four, Limestone County, Alabama in 1850.

Jessee J. married Mary ?. Born in 1821 in Tennessee. Resided in District Four, Limestone County, Alabama in 1850.

They had the following children:
i. Telso. Born in 1838 in Alabama. Resided in District Four, Limestone County, Alabama in 1850.

ii. Elisha. Born in 1840 in Tennessee. Resided in District Four, Limestone County, Alabama in 1850.

iii. Roda M.. Born in 1842 in Alabama. Resided in District Four, Limestone County, Alabama in 1850.

iv. Jesse. Born in 1844 in Alabama. Resided in District Four, Limestone County, Alabama in 1850.

v. Eliza. Born in 1846 in Alabama. Resided in District Four, Limestone County, Alabama in 1850.

vi. Elisha. Born in 1848 in Tennessee. Resided in District Four, Limestone County, Alabama in 1850.


36. Robert J. COFFMAN. Born on 17 Mar 1821 in Tennessee. At the age of 74, Robert J. died in Minor Hill, Giles County, Tennessee on 22 Sep 1895. Buried in Sep 1895 in Jackson Cemetery.

On 9 Sep 1840 when Robert J. was 19, he first married Celia AKERS, in Lauderdale County, Alabama.

On 30 Dec 1842 when Robert J. was 21, he second married Mary Ann/Nancy SELLERS. Born on 20 Dec 1824. At the age of 30, Mary Ann/Nancy died on 17 Oct 1855.

They had the following children:
i. James M.. Born on 3 Dec 1844. At the age of 7, James M. died on 9 Nov 1852.

ii. Nancy Jane. Born on 26 Aug 1846. At the age of 11, Nancy Jane died on 31 May 1858.

iii. Alford M.. Born on 3 Oct 1848. At the age of 52, Alford M. died on 11 Sep 1901.

On 5 Jan 1871 when Alford M. was 22, he married Isabell HANEY, in Limestone County, Alabama.

iv. Sarah L.. Born on 15 Jul 1850.

Sarah L. married John PITTS.

v. Mary E.. Born on 3 Nov 1852. At the age of 39, Mary E. died on 5 Oct 1892.

On 2 Nov 1871 when Mary E. was 18, she married George W. PITTS.


On 24 Apr 1856 when Robert J. was 35, he third married Mary Elizabeth SANDERSON, daughter of John M. SANDERSON & Sarah MARTIN. Born on 16 Feb 1838 in Anderson, Alabama. At the age of 67, Mary Elizabeth died in Ardmore, Oklahoma on 15 Sep 1905. Buried in Sep 1905 in Jackson Cemetery, Minor Hill, Giles County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. William Henry. Born on 25 Jan 1857 in Limestone County, Alabama.

On 13 Nov 1878 when William Henry was 21, he married Fannie COURAM.

ii. Roda Caroline. Born on 21 May 1858. At the age of 88, Roda Caroline died on 15 Jan 1947.

Roda Caroline married John P. ASHFORD.

iii. James. Born on 17 Oct 1859.

On 14 Oct 1899 when James was 39, he married Mildred SIDES.

iv. Martha Ellen. Born on 12 Sep 1862. At the age of 84, Martha Ellen died on 18 May 1947. Buried in May 1947 in Oak Grove Cemetery, LImestone County, Alabama.

On 12 Dec 1893 when Martha Ellen was 31, she married George W. WHITE.

v. John Lewis. Born on 8 Oct 1863. At the age of 71, John Lewis died in Dallas, Texas on 8 Nov 1934.

John Lewis Coffman was a lawyer and judge in Holdenville, Oklahoma.

On 19 Dec 1894 when John Lewis was 31, he married Mary Alice MALONE, in Giles County, Tennessee.

vi. David Alexander. Born on 28 Nov 1865 in Limestone County, Alabama. At the age of 73, David Alexander died in Oklahoma on 11 Nov 1939. Buried in Nov 1939 in Blackburn Chapel Cemetery, Shawnee, Oklahoma.

David Alexander married Done Eliazabeth McREE.

vii. Robert. Born on 28 Feb 1868. At the age of 62, Robert died on 2 Mar 1930.

On 28 Apr 1887 when Robert was 19, he married Nannie CRAVEN.

viii. Thomas Martin. Born on 27 Jun 1871. At the age of 39, Thomas Martin died on 8 Jun 1911.

On 17 Mar 1899 when Thomas Martin was 27, he married Nellie B. WARREN.

93 ix. George Wesley (1873-1944)
x. Benjamin Joseph. Born on 26 Feb 1875 in Minor Hill, Giles County, Tennessee. At the age of 53, Benjamin Joseph died in Shawnee, Oklahoma on 2 Mar 1928. Buried in Mar 1928 in Blackburn Chapel Cemetery, Shawnee, Oklahoma.

On 3 Nov 1901 when Benjamin Joseph was 26, he married Sythia Kateryn Carwile SMITH, in Lester, Alabama.

xi. Leonard Jason. Born on 13 May 1877 in Minor Hill, Giles County, Tennessee. At the age of 67, Leonard Jason died on 28 May 1944. Buried in May 1944 in Oak Grove Cemetery, LImestone County, Alabama.

On 11 Mar 1899 when Leonard Jason was 21, he married Mary E. KELLY, in Giles County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Lizzie".

xii. Charles Everet. Born on 2 Jan 1880 in Minor Hill, Giles County, Tennessee. At the age of 26, Charles Everet died on 2 Oct 1906. Buried in Oct 1906 in Jackson Cemetery.

One source says that he married Marqurette L. Ashley but family tradition says that he never married and was killed in railroad accident in Georgia.


37. David Harmon COFFMAN. Born in Dec 1827. At the age of 52, David Harmon died in Texas on 16 Oct 1880. Buried in Oct 1880 in Coffman-Layne Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas.

Military: Private, Pioneer Regiment, Missouri Cavalry, Cofnederate States of America.

In 1846 when David Harmon was 18, he married Margaret JONES. Buried in West County, Texas.

They had one child:
94 i. Sterling Price (1863-1922)

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