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Thomas Jefferson Coffey
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Birth: Dec. 3, 1828
Death: Jun. 11, 1901

Thomas Jefferson Coffey was the son of McCaleb and Elizabeth (Collette) Coffey. He was born in Caldwell County, N.C. near the town of Patterson. He taught school in Valle Crucis before the Civil War.

When the war started, he enlisted in Company E of the 58th North Carolina Infantry. He ended his service as a Captain.

After the war he was instrumental in building the highway between Blowing Rock and Boone, N.C. He got a charter through the state legislature and along with his brother William Columbus Coffey he got the contract to build the road. The construction began in August of 1893 and was completed in October of 1894.

Thomas Coffey and his wife Mary (Mollie) Greer were the parents of three children. Elizabeth who married Judge W. B. Councill, Margaret who married Stacy Rambo and Stewart who married Miss Sanborn and later Mrs. Roby.

Information from: "A History of Watauga County North Carolina" by John Preston Arthur 
 
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 Parents:
  McCaleb Coffey (1803 - 1881)
  Elizabeth Collett Coffey (1809 - 1887)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Greer Coffey (1846 - 1926)
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Jefferson Coffey (1828 - 1901)
  John B. Coffey (1834 - 1835)*
  Mary L. Coffey Nelson (1836 - 1863)*
  Margaret E. Coffey (1837 - 1873)*
  Francis Caroline Coffey Farthing (1839 - 1922)*
  William Columbus Coffey (1839 - 1920)*
  Martha Elizabeth Coffey (1840 - 1927)*
  Henry Clay Coffey (1841 - 1906)*
  James F. Coffey (1845 - 1862)*
  Rachel Minerva Coffey (1850 - 1910)*
  Laura Louise Coffey (1853 - 1857)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Boone City Cemetery
Boone
Watauga County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Janet Amtower
Originally Created by: Robert C. Peurifoy
Record added: May 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52208905
Thomas Jefferson Coffey
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Thomas Jefferson Coffey
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Thomas Jefferson Coffey married Mary E. Greer and had 3 children.
- Jamie
 Added: Jun. 1, 2010
 
 
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