Gen John R. Coffee

Gen John R. Coffee

Birth
Prince Edward County, Virginia, USA
Death 7 Jul 1833 (aged 61)
Lauderdale County, Alabama, USA
Burial Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 24618894 · View Source
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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.



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  • Created by: Barbara
  • Added: 14 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24618894
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen John R. Coffee (2 Jun 1772–7 Jul 1833), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24618894, citing Coffee Cemetery, Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Barbara (contributor 46833949) .