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Mary "Polly" Coffey Coffey
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Birth: 1775
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1828
Happy Valley
Caldwell County
North Carolina, USA

Mary Coffey, known as Polly, was the fifth of six children born to Thomas Coffey (1741/42-1825) and his first wife Elizabeth Smith. She was born ca. 1775 in Albemarle Co., VA. Soon after her mother died and her father remarried. In the late 1770s the Coffey family and others moved south into the upper Yadkin River Valley of North Carolina, clearing a farm on the north side of the river in what is now Patterson, Caldwell Co. On July 3, 1796 Polly married her first cousin William Coffey, son of Thomas's brother Benjamin.

According to Laurence H. Coffey, the couple lived "on Buffalo Creek about eight miles northeast of the old [Thomas Coffey] home." ("Thomas Coffey and His Descendants" [Chattanooga, 1931], 80). There they raised four children: Austin (b. ca. 1799), Elizabeth (b. 1805), Elijah (b. ca. 1808), and William Jr. (b. 1812).

According to Laurence H. Coffey, Polly Coffey died about 1828 and was buried in the Hull Hill graveyard.

NOTE: the present location of this Hull Hill graveyard is uncertain. Laurence H. Coffey wrote in 1931 that the graveyard "became neglected and almost lost from notice to the present generation." He described its location as 1/2 mile east of the Thomas Coffey House.

Family links: 
  Thomas B. Coffey (1742 - 1825)
  William Coffey (____ - 1847)*
  William Coffey (1812 - 1893)*
  John Franklin Coffey (1765 - 1812)*
  Elizabeth Coffey Allen (1765 - 1852)*
  James Coffey (1772 - 1851)*
  Mary Coffey Coffey (1775 - 1828)
  Smith W. Coffey (1776 - 1841)*
  Martha Coffey Dowell (1780 - 1855)*
  William Coffey (1782 - 1839)*
  Reuben A. Coffey (1785 - 1854)*
  Elijah Coffey (1788 - 1864)*
  Lewis Coffey (1796 - 1854)*
  Jesse S. Coffey (1799 - 1858)*
  Larkin Coffey (1800 - 1881)*
  McCaleb Coffey (1803 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Hull Hill Cemetery
Caldwell County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: John W. Coffey
Record added: Jan 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104256179

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 Added: Sep. 28, 2014

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