|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1858|
|Death: ||Aug. 30, 1930|
Martha Jane Cinnamon's parents were Adam M. Sinamon 1815 – 1902 and Jane Barnett Carpenter 1820 – 1900. Her siblings were: William Brownlow Sinamon 1836 – 1920; Henry Clinton Cinnamon 1843 – 1934; James Polk Cinnamon 1843 – 1914; Wiley "Henderson" Cinnamon 1844 – 1921; Joseph C Cinnamon 1846 – 1914; Mancy Cinnamon 1846; John W Cinnamon 1849; Christon Cinnamon 1852;Joseph Rutherford Cinnamon 1853 and Thomas Cinnamon 1854.
Martha married Thomas Coffey on Nov. 1, 1877, in Granger Co. Tennessee . They were the parents of Philemon "Leman" Coffey 1878 – 1962; Lucy Anna Coffey 1880; Arminda "Minda" Coffey 1881 – 1959; Dora Coffey 1882 – 1963; Arthur Coffey 1884 – 1885; Hillard C Coffey 1885 – 1964; Grover C. Coffey 1888 – 1964; Lydia Coffey 1890 – 1966; Arlena M Coffey 1893 – 1969; Benjamin Adam Coffey 1896 – 1958; Sanford Coffey 1898 – 1899 and James Clay Coffey 1900 – 1988.
Apr.18,1885 Little 9 month old, Arthur passed away. A head stone with a little lamb on top was chosen for his grave.
On May 20,1899 Little 11 month old Stanford passed away. There is no evidence of the cause of his death. His headstone also has a little lamb on the top.
In the 1900 census it was stated that Tom and Martha owned their farm and home without a mortgage. Phileamon, referred to as Lemon Coffy was working on the farm. There were 10 childen at home.
On Aug 26, 1900 Martha was saddened by the death of her dear Thomas Coffey. Their is no documentation to confirm the cause of his death. Martha gathered her family and friends around her at his grave to bid her beloved Tom to Rest in Peace.
Marths's son, Philemon married Mollie Farmer on Dec. 8, 1901, in Grainger County, Tennessee.
Dora and Edward J Mc Ginnis chose Mar 6 1903 to get married.
June 23, 1906 was the wedding date for Arminda "Minda" Coffey and Simeon Kitts Atkins.
Shortly before the census was taken in 1910 Lydia wedded George Bullin.
In the 1910 census Martha reported that she had gave birth to 12 children and only 9 of them were living. Her occupation was a farmer. The 3 boy that were still home was working on the home farm. Martha had managed to keep the farm free of a mortgage.
The 1920 census found Martha still managing the farm and her son, Ben, was farming the land. They had managed to keep the farm clear of a mortgage.
Hillard was now married and it appears that he had possibly purchased some land from his mother or a neighbor, because he owned his land too, but had a mortgage on it.
The 1930 census revealed some change. The location of the farm was on Mountain Valley Rd. District 4, Grainger, Tennessee. Martha was now renting the farm to Ben. They seemed to come through the hardest of the Great Depression quite well. Clay was now married to Mary Cash and they had two little daughter and were living in the household with Ben and Martha, and Cash was farming with Ben.
May 18, 1930 Benjamin married Birdie Mae Singleton.
Martha never married again after she lost her dear Tom. She kept their home and farm free from debt, and finished raising her children, and in 1930 she passed away. She was buried next to her beloved Thomas Coffey. The lovely monument placed on their graves is a tribute to their lives. (Bio by Audrey DeCamp Hoffman)
Thomas Coffey (1854 - 1900)
Philemon L Coffey (1878 - 1962)*
Minda Atkins (1881 - 1959)*
Dora Coffey McGinnis (1882 - 1963)*
Arthur Coffey (1884 - 1885)*
Lydia C. Bullen (1890 - 1966)*
Arlena M. Coffey (1893 - 1969)*
Benjamin A. Coffey (1896 - 1958)*
Sandford Coffey (1898 - 1899)*
Hattie S. Coffey (1901 - 1978)*
"Gone from our home but not from our heart"
Maintained by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
Originally Created by: R.D. Herring
Record added: May 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69473365