William Columbus Coffey

William Columbus Coffey

Birth
Caldwell County, North Carolina, USA
Death 10 Mar 1920 (aged 80)
Boone, Watauga County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Boone, Watauga County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 52667435 · View Source
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William C. Coffey was the son of McCaleb Coffey and Elizabeth Collette Coffey.

In 1862 he joined the 26th North Carolina Infantry and later transferred to the 58th N. C. regiment. He served until the end of the Civil War and was present at the surrender of Gen. Johnston's army at Greensboro in April of 1865.

After the war he was a merchant by trade in Boone and in Zionville. He and his brother Thomas Jefferson Coffey built the Coffey Hotel in 1869 in Boone. He married Carrie L. Curtis and after Carrie's death he married Mrs. Ada Penn.


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  • Created by: Janet Amtower
  • Added: 21 May 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 52667435
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Columbus Coffey (3 Apr 1839–10 Mar 1920), Find a Grave Memorial no. 52667435, citing Boone City Cemetery, Boone, Watauga County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Janet Amtower (contributor 46832095) .