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Capt John Brownlow Coakley
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Birth: Jun. 29, 1838
Stafford County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1924
Erie County
New York, USA

Capt. / Asst. Surgeon John Brownlow Coakley

John Brownlow Coakley was born on June 29, 1838 in Stafford County Virginia. John attended Hampton Sydney College. He was listed as a Doctor of Medicine, at the Medical Collage of Virginia in 1861, and attended the Virginia Military Institute.

He was appointed Assistant Surgeon on Nov. 16, was assigned to the Richmond Hospital, and then was assigned as Asst. surgeon with U. Colonel Charles E. Lightfoot's Virginia 53rd Bn. of Lt Artillery. Part of the Artillery Reserves, II Corps, ANV. At wars end he was paroled at Appomattox, Virginia, where he was the ranking officer present, he was in command of the Battalion (of 29 men).

In His post war years, he married Sarah, in 1875. John B. and Sarah B. Coakley came to Buffalo in 1880.

He became the president of the Common Council around the turn of the century, then, president of the Erie County Medical Society. He was a member of the Board of Councilmen and President of the Buffalo Civil Service Commission.

John Brownlow Coakley died of Lung Disease, after a long illness, on June 4, 1924, at the age of 86 years. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery, in Buffalo, NY, in Lot 43, Sect 1.

Confederates Buried in Buffalo, NY

There are three known Confederate soldiers buried in Buffalo, NY, out of the 50 known Confederates who are buried throughout the Western New York Area. Forest Lawn cemetery has 3 Confederate Veterans buried here, 1 was born here, 1 was raised here the other had moved here after the war.

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  Sarah Biggs Tew Coakley (1852 - 1921)*
  Morgan Tew Coakley (1878 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Erie County
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 43, Sect 1.
Created by: Erie County, New York Ce...
Record added: Oct 24, 2007
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Capt John Brownlow Coakley
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