|Larry Nolen (#47173362)|
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|J. Benjamin Chrismond||Newton - 99229870 & 99229803|
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|Diane Clobus Dean||RE: Thabk You|
You're welcome. Glad to help!
|Traci Barbour||RE: C Long|
Yes Larry, it is. I miss my friend. Did you know him too?
|Shirley Houk||Wesley Allen Coffey|
Thanks for catching the duplicate memorials for Wesley Allen Coffey. As you can see, I had no idea where he was buried when I entered him.
I will contact the other contributor and see what we can work out about merging the two memorials.
I've had a note for months to add Wesley's parents to Find-A-Grave so I'd better do that first. I'm so far behind on my Coffey line. I've got too much information to handle plus I'm working on so many other lines so I have to draw the line "somewhere."
|Shirley Houk||Joshua B. Allen|
I've linked my ancestor, Nancy F. (Allen) Coffey to your memorial for Joshua B. Allen.
Re Joshua's 2nd wife, Nancy Coffey. You have added her parents as Garland Coffey and Nancy ?. Nancy's maiden name was also Coffey. Garland and Nancy were double first cousins.
You might want to make a notation that it is "thought" Joshua's 2nd wife, Nancy, is buried in Holloway Coffey Family graveyard. As we've discussed, none of us direct descendants have found her death or proof she was also buried there. Just a suggestion.
I'm curious as to why you are working on Joshua Allen and family.
I also forgot to mention earlier that the Carol Harlow whose article you found re burials at Holloway Coffey Family cemetery is my cousin. She also descends from Garland and Nancy Coffey. I visit with Carol every year.
|Shirley Houk||RE: Joshua B. Allen|
Larry - My apologies. I did not click on George Givens Allen to see that you only have him linked to father, Joshua.
Thank you for making the corrections and adding the bio which explains Mary Campbell.
Yes, you basically have Joshua's children correct but you are missing one daughter: Elizabeth b ca 1834 - d 01 Jul 1882.
|Shirley Houk||Suggestion on Joshua B. Allen|
Since I have given you the information on his first wife, I suggest you do a bio on him and include Mary "Polly" Campbell's information also stating she was the mother of their children.
She was born circa 1815 in Nelson County to George and Elizabeth Campbell and died between 1860-1865.
Then I will consider linking my Nancy.
|Shirley Houk||Joshua B. Allen|
The reason I said you had the incorrect spouse was the fact Nancy's name was not Ann Coffey - it was just Nancy which shows on the original marriage register as well as on censuses with her parents; my 3rd gr-grandparents which made her also the sister to Jesse Coffey whom Joshua Allen's daughter, Nancy F. Allen, married.
I know on the Certificate to Obtain a Marriage License it shows her as Ann alias Nancy Coffey. But if you will look on the Marriage License as well as the marriage register, she is just Nancy.
Also the way you are showing Joshua's memorial, it appears George Givens Allen's mother was "Ann" Coffey. Again, of Joshua's children were children of Joshua's first wife, Mary "Polly" Campbell.
We only know Mary died between 1860-1865; she was on the 1860 census. Joshua and Mary married 12 May 1832 in Nelson Co.
It is doubtful Joshua was buried in Haines Chapel although as you know several of his children are there. My cousins, who descend from Holloway Coffey (who was a brother to my Garland Coffey) and who still own the property in White Rock are very knowledgeable and their family stories told about Joshua being buried in Holloway Coffey cemetery.
We have no idea where Joshua's two wives are buried. I've been to Joshua's property and there is no sign of any burials but there is a chance Mary is buried there. Since his 2nd wife, Nancy Coffey, was related to Holloway Coffey, we believe that is why he is buried there but not knowing when Nancy died it is impossible to determine her burial location. We only know she died after 1880 census.
I, too, have a copy of the April 1891 Deed of Trust as well as several other deeds throughout his life. I have researched Joshua since the 1970s and am in contact with Joshua's descendants in person; I visit with them every year.
|Shirley Houk||P. S. re Joshua B. Allen|
I neglected to tell you that I've been to the "cemetery" where Joshua is reported to be buried. It is extremely difficult to reach sliding down mountainside holding onto tree roots. There is no marker for Joshua or either of his wives. Only a few other markers still standing.
You cannot reach it from White Rock - you have to walk the trail from Parkway. Unless you know exactly where it is, you won't find it. My Coffey/Allen cousins took me. Several of my cousins have taken pictures of the remaining stones.
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