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Third Generation (Continued)

Family of Sarah MEALS (5) & Joseph COFFMAN

25. John COFFMAN. Born in 1816 in Alabama. John died in Henderson County, Tennessee. Buried in an unmarked grave in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Occupation: John Coffman was postmaster at Atkins during the period 14 January 1891 - 5 February 1896.

About 1848 when John was 32, he first married Elizabeth MEALS (11) , daughter of Lewis MEALS (3) (1788-1856) & Mary A. WEAVER (1793-1839). Born on 23 Apr 1817 in Tennessee. At the age of 66, Elizabeth died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 15 Jan 1884. Buried in 1884 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Betsy".

They had the following children:
52 i. William Louis Cass (1848-1912)
ii. Lodema. Born in 1850 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 14, Lodema died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 19 Oct 1864. Buried in 1864 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

53 iii. John Calhoun (1852-1917)

About 1854 when John was 38, he second married Ann DILLAHAY.

They had one child:
i. Kelso. Religion: Kelso Coffman made a Pentecostal Preacher and moved to Arkansas.


26. D. L. COFFMAN. Born in 1819 in Alabama.

On 14 Oct 1842 when D. L. was 23, he married Mary Ann MEALS (21) , daughter of Daniel J. MEALS (4) (1791-1870) & Mary Ann COFFMAN (1789-1868). Born on 4 Oct 1823 in Alabama. At the age of 28, Mary Ann died in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1852. Buried in 1852 in Coffman Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Polly".

They had the following children:
i. Sarah Rebecca. Born on 3 Nov 1843. At the age of 12, Sarah Rebecca died in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1856. Buried in 1856 in Coffman Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Sarah Rebecca Coffman had no children.

80 ii. Samuel M. (1845-1913)
iii. Nancy Elizabeth. Born on 15 Jul 1848 in Alabama. Alias/AKA: "Nannie".

Nancy Elizabeth married VAUNTER.


27. Isaac COFFMAN. Born on 6 Dec 1823 in Alabama. At the age of 61, Isaac died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 25 Jan 1885. Buried in 1885 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Isaac married Nancy MEALS (32) , daughter of William Henderson MEALS Senior (6) (1800-1859) & Susannah COFFMAN (1798-1851). Born on 13 Sep 1825 in Madison County, Alabama. At the age of 55, Nancy died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 17 Mar 1881. Buried in 1881 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Sarah Susanna. Born on 12 Oct 1847 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 90, Sarah Susanna died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 21 Mar 1938. Buried in 1938 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Aunt Taddie".

Sarah Susanna Coffman, (1848-1938) married John Barr, but never had any children. She is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Henderson County, Tennessee. She assisted many other families with their children. She assisted Jenny Meals, daughter of William Henderson Meals with her child. Jenny was murdered when she was very young. Sarah raised her child after the murder.

Sarah Susanna married John A. BARR. John A. died in 1893.

85 ii. William H. (1850-1901)
86 iii. John Thomas (1853-1903)
87 iv. Miles J. (1856-1901)
88 v. Issac Adkins (1858-1920)
vi. Martin Davis. Born in 1861 in Tennessee. Resided in Cleburne, Texas in 1938.

Went to Hill County, Texas

Martin Davis married Susie MEALS.

vii. Lewis Addison. Born on 19 Nov 1864 in Tennessee. Lewis Addison died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 5 Jul 1865. Buried in 1965 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

89 viii. Nancy Jane (1867-1943)

28. William H. COFFMAN. Born in 1826 in Alabama. At the age of 64, William H. died in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1890. Buried in 1890 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Buck".

In 1855 when William H. was 29, he married Talitha Cumi STRATTON, daughter of Samuel STRATTON (1804-1873) & Jane LEMONS (1807-1881). Born on 2 Dec 1834 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 86, Talitha Cumi died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 24 Sep 1921. Buried in 1921 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Samuel J.. Born in 1857. At the age of 15, Samuel J. died in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1872. Buried in 1872 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

90 ii. John Lemons (1860-1939)
iii. Dixie. Born in 1861 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 66, Dixie died in Tennessee in 1927. Buried in 1927 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

On 14 Jun 1903 when Dixie was 42, she first married John ADAMS, in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born on 23 Jul 1854 in Tennessee. At the age of 56, John died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 25 Nov 1910. Buried in 1910 in Waller-Douglas Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Dixie second married Will BRASHER.

91 iv. Virginia Jennie (1862-1934)
92 v. Thomas Jefferson (1868-1939)
vi. Rasinus.

93 vii. William Issac (1875-1955)

29. Susan COFFMAN. Born in Oct 1835 in Tennessee. At the age of 66, Susan died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 2 Aug 1902. Buried in 1902 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

About 1849 when Susan was 13, she first married William COOK, son of Johnson COOK (1798-1861) & Eliza ?. Born in 1821. At the age of 40, William died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 6 Jan 1861. Buried in 1861 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
94 i. James Alexander Taylor (1850-1924)
95 ii. Elizabeth Parilee (1853-1931)
96 iii. John F. (1855-1915)
iv. Lewis H.. Born on 4 Apr 1857. At the age of 35, Lewis H. died in Tennessee on 3 Apr 1893. Buried in Apr 1893 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Lewis H. first married Mary Louvisa WILLIAMS, daughter of Henry Gray WILLIAMS (1830-1891) & Mary Ann MEALS (15) (1831-1903). Born in 1867 in Tennessee. At the age of 18, Mary Louvisa died in 1885. Buried in 1885 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Lewis H. second married Nancy Jane COFFMAN (89) , daughter of Isaac COFFMAN (27) (1823-1885) & Nancy MEALS (32) (1825-1881). Born in 1867 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 76, Nancy Jane died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 17 Jul 1943. Buried in 1943 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

97 v. Eliza G. (1860-)
vi. James A..


About 1862 when Susan was 26, she second married John P. PETERSON, son of Thomas PETERSON (1785-) & Sarah ? (1789-). Born on 4 Mar 1831 in South Carolina. At the age of 70, John P. died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 22 Sep 1901. Buried in Sep 1901 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Albert Sidney. Born on 25 Jan 1864 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 1, Albert Sidney died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 10 Apr 1865. Buried in Apr 1865 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

98 ii. Sarah J. (1867-1915)
99 iii. Lodema (1869-1904)
100 iv. Savannah (1872-1953)

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