John Donelson Coffee, Jr

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John Donelson Coffee, Jr

  • Birth 23 Nov 1838 Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 22 Apr 1874 De Valls Bluff, Prairie County, Arkansas, USA
  • Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot Fowler section, Lot 23, Space #9
  • Memorial ID 58905580

Grandson of Brigadier General John R. Coffee, Andrew Jackson's Chief of Cavalry during the Indian Wars and the War of 1812, John Donelson Coffee, Jr. was born in Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama to John D. Coffee, Sr. and Mary Narcissa Brahan Coffee. He attended the University of Virginia for one session, during 1854-1855, but did not graduate. He married Sallie Ruffin Tucker in 1858. In 1860 he was licensed to practice law in Mississippi. During the Civil War he served as an officer in the Confederate army. Some time after the war he moved his family to Arkansas, where he engaged in farming. He died at his plantation, Surrounded Hill, near De Valls Bluff, Arkansas, in 1874, from gunshot wounds suffered in an argument over attaching some livestock.


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  • Maintained by: Pat Iverson
  • Originally Created by: Patrick Whitney
  • Added: 19 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58905580
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Donelson Coffee, Jr (23 Nov 1838–22 Apr 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58905580, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Pat Iverson (contributor 46836677) .