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Alexander Donelson Coffee
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1821
Death: May 9, 1901

s/of General John & Mary Coffee
h/of Camilla & Ann Elizabeth Sloss Coffee
Alexander Donaldson Coffee a national hero and one of the founding fathers of Florence, Al.
Born at Hickory Hill Plantation one of nine children born to General John Coffee.
Alexander lived to be almost 80 years old.
He was well loved by the people of this area.
At his funeral a large crowd gathered on the grounds of Ardoyne his home place.
He was buried in the family cemetery (Coffee Cemetery).
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Alexander Coffee entered into acotton mill business with Martin and Weakley in 1849.
He served in Co. C, 16th ala until he was forced to retire due to ill health.
Coffee High School was named in his honor.
He married Ann Eliza Sloss on May 16, 1844 and she died March 22, 1871.
He then married Camilla Madding Jones on Oct 18 1876, they had one child Eliza Croom Coffee aug 18,1879 - sept 5, 1904 ECM hospital is named for her.
Children by first wife: Mary Coffee -she married Edward Asbury O'neal and William P Campbell.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John R. Coffee (1772 - 1833)
  Mary Donelson Coffee (1793 - 1871)
 
 Spouses:
  Ann Elizabeth Sloss Coffee (1824 - 1871)
  Camilla Madding Jones Coffee (1842 - 1928)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Coffee O'Neal Campbell (1852 - 1930)*
  Elizabeth Croom Coffee (1879 - 1904)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Donelson Coffee (1815 - 1837)*
  Elizabeth Graves Coffee (1817 - 1838)*
  Alexander Donelson Coffee (1821 - 1901)
  Rachel Jackson Coffee Dyas (1823 - 1892)*
  Catherine Harriett Coffee (1826 - 1881)*
  Emily Coffee (1828 - 1829)*
  William Donelson Coffee (1830 - 1903)*
  Joshua Coffee (1832 - 1879)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Coffee Cemetery
Florence
Lauderdale County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Scrappy
Record added: Jun 22, 2009
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Alexander Donelson Coffee
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Alexander Donelson Coffee
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1900 census lauderdale alex d coffee june 1821 78camilla wife aug 1842 age 57 m24 yrs 1 childEliza c dau aug 1879 age 20 single
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