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Rev Reuben A. Coffey
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1785
Patterson
Caldwell County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1854
Owen County
Indiana, USA

Reverend Reuben Coffey was a Baptist minister in North Carolina at the Yadkin Baptist Church, Globe Mountain Church and other churches in Wilkes and Burke Counties. In 1832 he moved by covered wagon to Indiana with his wife and ten children. They settled in Owen County where he was pastor of the Bethel Church and had a missionary appointment to the White River Valley. He was among a group of Baptists who founded Franklin College in Franklin Indiana. Originally called The Baptist Manual Labor Institute it was the first college in the state of Indiana to admit women.

Reuben Coffey died the day before his brother Lewis.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Coffey (1742 - 1825)
  Sarah Fields Coffey (1750 - 1828)
 
 Spouse:
  Polly Dowell Coffey (1788 - 1867)*
 
 Children:
  Alfred Martin Coffey (1807 - 1836)*
  Wilkerson Coffey (1809 - 1809)*
  Albert Coffey (1810 - 1837)*
  Cornelius Coffey (1812 - 1852)*
  Emily Coffey Curtis (1814 - 1833)*
  Malena Coffey (1816 - 1892)*
  Luther Coffey (1818 - 1850)*
  Rufus Coffey (1820 - 1886)*
  Miriam Coffey Sanders Buchanan (1822 - 1885)*
  Infant Coffey (1825 - 1825)*
  Shelton Coffey (1826 - 1907)*
  Adoniram Judson Coffey (1830 - 1882)*
 
 Siblings:
  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
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
"A pioneer Baptist preacher
Emigrated from North Carolina
Was one of the founders of Franklin College. Sept. 15, 1785 - Feb. 22, 1854"

 
Burial:
Coffey Cemetery
Ellettsville
Monroe County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Janet Amtower
Record added: Apr 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14105329
Rev Reuben A. Coffey
Added by: Janet Amtower
 
Rev Reuben A. Coffey
Added by: Janet Amtower
 
Rev Reuben A. Coffey
Added by: Janet Amtower
 
 
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- Lanie
 Added: Sep. 28, 2014

- AB Watson
 Added: Mar. 9, 2010
 
 
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