|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1821|
|Death: ||Oct. 19, 1904|
Red River County
James Coffman, first child of Lovell and Cathryn Coffman, was born a deaf-mute at Decatur, Alabama. Jimmie migrated to Texas with his parents before or near the time that Texas Independence was declared. He had nine surviving siblings. His parents decided to settle at Robbinsville (extinct) which was founded by early Texas Pioneer John Robbins, near the present community of Bagwell.
Jimmie could make anything from wood or metal, which gave him wide recognition as a gunsmith in his blacksmith shop at Detroit, Texas. Although the Courts of that day labeled him "an Idiot" because he could not express himself, he was far from being demented.
On 26 May 1853, Jimmie married Rachel LaBoon, daughter of a local farmer. They had two children: Peter and Elizabeth Cathryn. Something unexplained happened and they separated about 1858.
On 13 June 1865, Jimmie married Mary Jane (Jarrell) Piles, in Red River County. Six children were born to this union.
Jimmie Coffman died in 1904 at Detroit, Texas.. He is buried in old Bluff Cemetery between Detroit and Bagwell.
Lovell Coffman (1800 - 1866)
Catherine Howard Coffman (1801 - 1884)
Mary Jane (Piles) Jarrell Coffman (1845 - 1884)
Mary Lucinda Coffman West (1869 - 1914)*
Martha Eugenia Coffman West (1871 - 1946)*
Lydia Belle Coffman Durham (1877 - 1957)*
Nona Aletha Coffman Gieger (1884 - 1985)*
James Coffman (1821 - 1904)
Seabern Joseph Coffman (1828 - 1912)*
Martha Jane DeBerry (1830 - 1912)*
William Washington Coffman (1832 - 1894)*
Jacob Warren Coffman (1842 - 1862)*
Red River County
Created by: Gerry Gieger
Record added: Mar 17, 2011
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