Family Tree - Direct Descendants - Coffey
1. John Coffey (came to America from Ireland in 1637)
2. -Son, Edward Coffey, 1670 Ireland -1716 Virginia
Married Ann Ester Powell 1683 -1744 Virginia
3. -Son, John Coffey, 1700 Virginia -1775 Virginia
Married Jane Graves 1701 -1792 North Carolina
4. -Son, Rev. James Coffey 1729 Virginia -1786 North Carolina
Married Elizabeth Cleveland, 1727 Virginia -1826 Tennessee
5. -Son, Archelaus Coffey 1755 Virginia -1783 North Carolina
Married Eleanor Wade
6. -Son, James M Coffey 1776 Virginia -1849 Illinois
Married Frances Lane, 1785 North Carolina -1859 Illinois
7. -Son, John Coffey 1809 Kentucky -1879 Oregon
Married Nancy Snyder 1815 Virginia - 1883 Oregon
8. -Son, James Bluford Coffey 1837 Illinois -1924 Oregon
Married Mary Elizabeth Bolin 1848 Indiana -1927 Oregon
9. -Daughter, Lulu Coffey 1881 Oregon -1948 Washington
Married Andrew E. Barker 1879 Missouri -1953 Oregon
10. -Daughter, Loretta Hilda Barker 1910 Oregon -1976 Washington
Married Donald Dixon Fletcher 1903 Washington -1977 Washington
11. -Son, William Dixon Fletcher2 1927 Washington -1987 Washington
11. -Son Donald Dixon Fletcher2 1929 Washington -1993 Washington
Married Katholeen Hollenbeck 1936- Washington
12. -Son, Donald Dixon Fletcher3 1965- California
12. -Son, John Dixon Fletcher 1975- Washington
11. -Son, Stephen Richard Fletcher3 1931 Washington -1983 Washington
A. Married Eleanor Marie Mckay 1931- Washington
12. -Son, Stephen Richard Fletcher4 1949- Washington
Married Karen Lorraine Davidson 1950- Colorado
13. -Son, Stephen Jay Fletcher 1975- Oregon
13. -Daughter, Amanda Marie Fletcher 1978- Oregon
12. -Daughter, Susan Marie (Fletcher) Gasaway 1952- Washington
Married Duane Gasaway 1947 Washington
13. -Son, Matthew Gasaway 1988- California
B. Married Larae June Hoss 1926- Washington
12. -Daughter, Valanta Renee Fletcher 1955- Washington
Met Frank Henry Melento 1954- California
13. -Daughter, Angel Dawn (Fletcher) Hansen 1972- California
A. Married George Moreno 1964 Kansas
14. -Daughter, Karisa Michelle Moreno 1992- California
B. Married Butch Robert Hanson 1971 Kansas
14. -Daughter, Tiana LaRae Hanson 1996- Kansas
14. -Son, Jesiah Noel Hanson 2006- Kansas
C. Married Kathryn Delores Runkle 1931- Washington
12. -Daughter, Lisa Ann Christine (Fletcher) Roberts 1963- Nevada
Married Gregory Lynn Roberts Michigan
13. -Son, Gregory Michael Roberts 1985 - California
13. -Daughter, Trisha Rae Roberts 1986 - California
13. -Son, Bryson Anthony Roberts 1990 - California
12. -Daughter, Thesea Christine (Fletcher) Roberts 1964-1998 -
Married Ronald Roberts Michigan
13. -Daughter, Heather Lee Roberts 1987 - California
13. -Son, Blake Roberts 1988 - California
13. -Son, Charles Jay Roberts 1991- Michigan
James Coffey, the oldest son of John and Jane (Graves) Coffey, was born in the year 1729; married about the year 1750, in Orange County, Virginia, Elizabeth Cleveland, the daughter of Alexander Cleveland. On August 30, 1750, James Coffey entered 115 acres of land in North Garden, Albemarle County, adjoining John Coffey.
On December 13, 1764, James Coffey bought from Thomas Jefferson, Gent., of Albemarle County, colony of Virginia, 300 acres in Amherst County, near Tye River, for a consideration of 300 pounds; witnesses, John Harvey, Samuel Woods, William Coffey and James Glen.
James Coffey and his family made their home in Amherst County, Virginia, from 1764 until 1776, when he sold his plantation on Tye River and moved to North Carolina, settling in that part of Surry County which was formed in Wilkes.
James Coffey was an early convert to the Baptist faith and became a missionary about 1757. He is said to have been the founder of the old Mulberry Fields Baptist Church, which was located at the present site of Wilkesboro, N.C.
On March 8, 1782, James Coffey sold to Robert Whiteside for a consideration of 400 pounds a tract of forty acres at the mouth of Warrior Creek in Wilkes County, North Carolina. (Book C, page 27, deed records of Wilkes County, North Carolina). James Coffey died in Wilkes County, North Carolina, in 1786, where his will is recorded in Book 1, page 202 (wills of Wilkes County, North Carolina). This instrument, which was proven at the October term of court, mentions his wife, Elizabeth Coffey, and his children, Betty Whiteside, John, James, Jr., Reuben, Ambrose, Eli, Rice, Martha Durham, Joel, Lewis and the heirs of deceased son, Archelaus. Sons John and Reuben are named as executors and the witnesses were William Lenoir, Peter Holt and Benjamin Coffey.
James Coffey was a patriot during the Revolutionary War and all of his sons that were old enough served in Col. Ben Cleveland's regiment of Wilkes County "Bulldogs." Both of his sons-in-law were also Revolutionary soldiers.
Elizabeth (Cleveland) Coffey lived for many years after the death of her husband. She moved to Tennessee with her son, Rice Coffey, and is said to have died in Bedford County, near Wartrace, in 1827, aged almost 100 years.
Of the children of James and Elizabeth (Cleveland) Coffey - the oldest child, Elizabeth (called Betsy) married Robert Whiteside; they were the parents of several children, among whom was Jonathan Whiteside, an early settler of Chattanooga.
Reubin, Ambrose, Eli, Joel and Lewis Coffey, sons of James Coffey, moved to Kentucky. Reuben Coffey received a pension for his Revolutionary services in Wayne County, Kentucky, where he was living in 1840.
Ambrose Coffey, son of James and Elizabeth Cleveland Coffey, was born in 1762. He married Mildred Moore and emigrated early to Kentucky, where he is mentioned as being at Fort Boonesboro, October 16, 1779. In 1786 he was living in Madison County, Kentucky. Among his children were Jesse Coffey, Jefferson Coffey, who was living at Washington, on the Brazos River in Texas, in 1844; Washington Coffey, and a daughter, America Coffey, who married Samuel Lusk, of McMinnville, Tennessee, and moved to Texas.
Eli Coffey, son of James and Elizabeth Cleveland Coffey, was born March 1, 1763; died September 5, 1847, in Missouri; married Hannah Allen. In 1814 he moved to Wayne County, Kentucky, where his son, Col. Asbury Madison Coffey, was reared. Col. Coffey was born January 25, 1804, in Wilkes County, North Carolina; his wife was Mary Bradford, whom he married July 22, 1828. In 1826 he moved to McMinn County, Tennessee, where he resided until 1842, during which time he was treasurer of the East Tennessee & Virginia railroad. In 1842 Col. Coffey removed to Missouri. In 1850 he was appointed Indian agent by President Fillmore and for several years was located among the Peories in Kansas. Coffey County, as well as Coffeyville, Kansas, were named in his honor. In 1859 he made his home at Knobnoster, Missouri, where he died.