|Birth: ||Aug. 17, 1769|
|Death: ||Dec. 20, 1836|
Mary LEEPER (sometimes seen as Leiper) was the wife of James COFFEY (Sometimes seen as Coffee). Mary Leeper was born on June 28, 1769, in Cumberland County, near Shippingsburg, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of James and Mary (Blair) Leeper. Mary Leeper Coffey died July 27, 1861 in Marshall County, Tennessee.
She and her husband were buried in Round Hill Cemetery. and their tombstones read as follows:
"Sacred to the Memory of James Coffey who was born in Pennsylvania August of the 17th. 1761 and died the 20th of December in Tennessee in the year 1836 age 77 yrs 4 mos. 3 days
Mary wife of James Coffey of Revolutionary fame Born Jan. 28, A.D. 1769 died July 27, A.D. 1861"
Mary (Leeper) Coffey is in the 1860 census at age 82 living with a married daughter Margaret Stockton:
1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Mary Coffey
Age in 1860: 82
Birth Year: abt 1778
Home in 1860: District 4, Marshall, Tennessee
Post Office: Belfast
L D Stockton 48
Margaret C Stockton 37
Thos A A Stockton 20
Geo M Stockton 15
Ann C Stockton 8
Sarah C Stockton 6
Amanda F Stockton 3
Wm M Stockton 1
Mary Coffey 82
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: District 4, Marshall, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1265; Page: 37; Image: 79; Family History Library Film: 805265.
There is a stong connection between James Coffey, husband of Mary Leeper and L. D. Stockton.
From a Deed Book for Bedford Co., James Coffey gave land to Lorenzo D. Stockton (Book A, p 68 Mar. Co.) "..for consideration of the support and maintenance of myself and Mary my wife, my two unmarried daughters Jane and Elizabeth Coffey."
For those interested:
L. D. Stockton in 1840 was listed as "Lerenzo D."
1840 United States Federal Census
Name: Lerenzo D Stockton
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 7
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 7
Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: , Marshall, Tennessee; Roll: 531; Page: 169; Image: 342; Family History Library Film: 0024548.
About the LEEPER family.
James Leeper was born on 20 FEB 1743 in Cumberland, PA and died on 11 APR 1811 in Bedford Co., TN. James Leeper was the eldest son of Allen and Elizabeth Leeper. James was a Revolutionary Soldier and fought in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The area where he lived in North Carolina was overrun by Tories. His farm destroyed, he moved back to PA. He again enlisted with Capt. James Irvin's Co. of the 2nd Battalion Cumberland Co PA in Sept. 1781. After the war James moved to Georgia, then to Tennessee and settled in 1808 in Bedford, County that in 1836 formed into Marshall County. James Leeper came to America with his parents, Allen and Elizabeth (Cummings) Leeper, who were of Scotch descent. James Leeper married Mary Blair, a native of Down County Ireland, who died March 29 1828. She was the daughter of Hugh Blair and Mary (Dawson) Blair, both natives of Ireland. Source: Parts of above taken from History of Bureau County IL" by H.C. Bradsby.
James Leeper (1743 - 1811)
Mary Blair Leeper (1748 - 1828)
James Coffey (1759 - 1836)
Mary Coffey Bishop (1789 - 1823)*
James Leeper Coffey (1791 - 1837)*
Martha Patsy Coffey Norman (1794 - 1852)*
Jane Coffey (1797 - ____)*
Mary Leeper Coffey (1769 - 1836)
Allen Leeper (1773 - 1839)*
Martha Leeper Woods (1775 - 1851)*
Sarah Leeper Griffeth (1782 - 1853)*
Round Hill Cemetery
Created by: Bert Waits
Record added: Jun 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72070627