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Gen John R. Coffee
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1772
Prince Edward County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1833
Lauderdale County
Alabama, USA

General John R Coffee son of Captain Joshua and Elizabeth (Graves) Coffee married Mary Donelson, 3 Oct 1809 in Davidson Co., TN. There were ten known children born of this union: Mary (Hutchings), John Donelson, Elizabeth, Andrew Jackson, Rachel Jackson (Dyas), Alexander Donelson, Catherine Harriet, Emily, William Donelson and Joshua Coffee.

General John R Coffee fought in the War of 1812 under the command of Andrew Jackson. He raised the 2nd Regiment of Volunteer Mounted Riflemen, that was made up of primarily Tennessee militiamen and a few Alabamians. On 4 Sep 1814 he was involved in the Andrew Jackson - Benton Brothers duel. He married Mary Donelson daughter of John and Mary (Purnell) Donelson and relative of Andrew Jackson's wife Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson. His father Captain Joshua Coffee is believed to have served in the Revoltionary War.

He was a merchant, a partner in land speculation with Andrew Jackson and worked as a surveyor in Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL. Surveying the boundary line between Alabama and Mississippi.

Coffee Counties Alabama and Tennessee; Coffeeville Mississippi were named after him.

Family links: 
  Mary Donelson Coffee (1793 - 1871)*
  John Donelson Coffee (1815 - 1837)*
  Elizabeth Graves Coffee (1817 - 1838)*
  Andrew Jackson Coffee (1819 - 1891)*
  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
Coffee Cemetery
Lauderdale County
Alabama, USA
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Record added: Feb 14, 2008
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General John Coffee was an exemplary individual, and he was one of the very few individuals who held the trust of GEN JACKSON throughout the years and throughout a number of small wars and internal battles. It was "Coffee's Brigade" which held the "left o...(Read more)
- OWAA Outdoor Writer-- Walter Dinkins
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- Hamilton Smith
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all blessings to you General Coffee!
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