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Elijah Coffey

Birth
Grainger County, Tennessee, USA
Death 13 Jul 1890 (aged 71)
Grainger County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Thorn Hill, Grainger County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 69136063 · View Source
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He was the son of George and Martha L. (Rucker) Coffey. He married Rebecca Shockley on Jan. 11, 1840, in Grainger County.
They were the parents of Austin, Milly, Mira, George, Ambrose, Samuel, Matha E., Lacy, Elijah, and Martin Coffey.
He was a Baptist deacon and a member of the Cedar Springs Baptist Church.
The following is the obituary of Elijah Coffey, son of George and Margaret Rucker Coffey from church records.

Elijah Coffey was born February the 23rd 1819 and died July the 13th 1890, aged 71 years, 4 months and 20 days. He professed faith in Christ in March 1852 and joined the Baptist Church at Cedar Springs. He married Miss Rebecca Shockley, a member of the same church. He was ordained a deacon of his church April the 2nd Saturday 1873 and lived a consistent Christian and working member of his church, visiting the sick and administering to their wants. He was sick about two weeks, bearing his suffering with patience and fortitude. He called his family around him, bade them farewell, asked the blessings of God and quietly passed away, leaving an affectionate wife and six children to mourn the loss of a good husband and father and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. But his wife ceased her mourning in four weeks and one day and followed on over the turbid waters where husband and wife meet to part no more. But the livings's loss is the dead's eternal gain. "Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep from which none ever wake to weep." Wm. N. Dalton, Church minutes.


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Gravesite Details Year of birth is sometimes given as 1820

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  • Created by: Rick Miller
  • Added: 30 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69136063
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elijah Coffey (23 Feb 1819–13 Jul 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69136063, citing Coffey Cemetery, Thorn Hill, Grainger County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Rick Miller (contributor 46935552) .