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Fourth Generation (Continued)

Family of D. L. COFFMAN (6) & Mary Ann MEALS

18. Samuel M. COFFMAN. Born on 5 Nov 1845 in Alabama. At the age of 67, Samuel M. died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 29 Sep 1913. Buried in 1913 in Coffman Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Samuel M. served the Seventh Tennessee Cavalry (US) during the American Civil War. Resided in 8th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870.

Will: Last Will of Samuel M. Coffman as recorded in Henderson County, State of Tennessee.

I Samuel M. Coffman, knowing the uncertainty of life and certainty of death do this day make and publish this instrument as in former last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me hereto for made. First, I will and direct that all my debts including my funeral expenses be paid by my executrix as soon after my death as possible. Second, I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah T. Coffman all my property both real and personal character to have and control during her natural life. Third, at the death of my said wife, I will that all the personal property on hand at her death be equally divided between my son, Robert D. Coffman and daughter Mary A. Douglas. Fourth, I will and direct that at the death of my said wife, that all my real estate go to my son Robert D. Coffman with the understanding as I direct that he pay to my daughter and his sister Mary A. Douglas the sum of $300, and after the payment of said sum, then the said Robert D. Coffman is to have and control absolutely all of my real estate including which I now reside. Fifth, I will and direct that all the notes and accounts held by me against my son J.T. Coffman be turned over to him as his part of my estate same being amounts advanced to him from time to time. Sixth, I nominate and appoint my beloved wife, Sarah T. Coffman to be executrix without bond or making any recorded settlements with any court. Will dated April 17, 1913.

Captured by General Forrest's Army at Union City, Tennessee, on March 24, 1864.

On 13 Aug 1868 when Samuel M. was 22, he married Sarah Tabitha MILAM, daughter of Robert Lee MILAM ( 1821-) & Martha A. MASSEY (1830-1872). Born on 2 Nov 1851 in Tennessee. At the age of 91, Sarah Tabitha died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 12 Dec 1942. Buried in 1942 in Coffman Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 8th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860. Resided in 8th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870.

They had the following children:
59 i. Mary A. (1869-1923)
60 ii. Joseph Thomas (1871-1954)
iii. Robert Daniel. Born on 11 Apr 1873 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 61, Robert Daniel died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 12 Jan 1935. Buried in 1935 in Rock Springs Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

On 19 Jan 1920 when Robert Daniel was 46, he married Emma Elizabeth PEARSON, daughter of William Dudley PEARSON (1854-1920) & Betty Emma BREWER (1853-1917), in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born on 4 Jun 1878 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 85, Emma Elizabeth died in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1964. Buried in 1964 in Rock Springs Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Bess".


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