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Thomas M. "Tom" Coggins
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Birth: Oct., 1847
Chambers County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1927
Chambers County
Alabama, USA

Son of Daniel & Nancy (BURDETT) COGGINS. Married first to Salemma Frances HEWELL, by whom he apparently had at least four children. Married second 08 MAR 1890 in Lee County, Alabama, to Della BOOTH.

Thomas M. COGGINS (born Oct. 1847 in Alabama) heads a household on the 1900 census of Georgia Militia District #921 (Bozeman District) of Muscogee County, Georgia, with his second wife Della (born Dec. 1853 in Georgia), and children by his first wife Kelley (male, born Feb. 1878 in Alabama), Ella (born Jan. 1883 in Alabama), and Jos. H. (born Jul. 1885 in Georgia).

Per Alabama Death Index: Thos. M. COGGINS, widowed White male (spouse S. Francis COGGINS), mattress maker, son of Dan'l. COGGINS (born in Georgia), and BURDETT COGGINS (born in Alabama), born in Chambers County, Alabama, died 29 JAN 1927, aged 79 years, in Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama; buried 30 JAN 1927 at Macedonia Church, per Family History Library film entry #1908440, from state record Volume 1, Roll 2, p. #205.

"CHARGES AGAINST BROTHER-IN-LAW: T. M. COGGINS Prosecuted in Justice Court by B. C. BELL // SAID HE STOLE TICKING FROM H. ROTHSCHILD'S STORE: Mr. Rothschild Said Defendant Had Stolen No Ticking, and Gave Him an Excellent Character. Mr. COGGINS Was Discharged. // A rather unique case was tried yesterday before Justice Tol Y. CRAWFORD. // Mr. T. M. COGGINS, the well known mattress maker, who works for Mr. H. ROTHSCHILD and Mr. T. F. FARLEY, and also does work of this character for the general public, was arraigned on a warrant charging him with simple larceny. // The warrant was sworn out by Mr. B. C. BELL, and charged him with having stolen 50 yards of mattress ticking from Mr. H. ROTHSCHILD. Mr. BELL is not connected in any way with Mr. ROTHSCHILD's store, and the motive of the prosecution seemed to be a mystery, especially as BELL and COGGINS are related, being having married sisters. Mr. ROTHSCHILD swore on the stand that Mr. COGGINS had stolen no ticking from him. He and Mr. FARLEY, and others, gave Mr. COGGINS an excellent character. There was no testimony to warrant the prosecution, outside of Mr. BELL's statement. Mr. COGGINS was represented by Attorney A. A. DOZIER. Mr. BELL had no lawyer but made a lengthy address to the court himself. // Justice CRAWFORD promptly dismissed the case. // Mr. BELL was formerly an operative in the Muscogee mills. He resigned his place several years ago to run against Mr. D. A. ANDREWS for tax collector. Lately he has been selling a patent medicine." [Columbus (GA) Enquirer-Sun newspaper, Thursday, 20 MAR 1902, p. 3. Compiler's note: there is still a fabric store operated in downtown Columbus by a ROTHSCHILD.]

Daughter (per Alabama Death Index): Nancy Ella NOBLE, female, daughter of Thomas COGGIN and Selema HEWELL, died 18 SEP 1964, aged 81 years, in Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama, per Family History Library film entry #1909069.

Perhaps Tom's second wife (per Alabama Death Index): Della COGGIN, married [sic] White female, died 22 OCT 1919, aged 65 years, in Chambers County, Alabama, per Family History Library film entry #1908207, from state record Volume 4, Roll 1, p. #538.
Family links: 
  Daniel Coggins (1817 - 1892)
  Nancy Burdette Coggin (1825 - 1907)
  Eula Coggins Clegg (1873 - 1940)*
  Henry Kelly Coggins (1876 - 1941)*
  Nancy Ella Coggin Noble (1883 - 1964)*
  James Marion Coggin (1844 - 1910)*
  Isabel Coggin (1845 - 1920)*
  Thomas M. Coggins (1847 - 1927)
  Lewis Jefferson Coggin (1849 - 1908)*
  Franklin B Coggins (1853 - 1928)*
  John Vachel D. Coggin (1855 - 1921)*
  William Early Coggin (1858 - 1933)*
  Humphrey B. Coggin (1861 - 1939)*
  Andrew Lee Coggins (1864 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Chambers County
Alabama, USA
Created by: John Mallory Land
Record added: May 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110933532


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