Thomas Jefferson Coffee

Thomas Jefferson Coffee

Death 2 Nov 1858 (aged 53)
Burial Brazoria County, Texas, USA
Plot Coffee plot
Memorial ID 9773728 · View Source
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Thomas Jefferson Coffee was born on February 16, 1805 in Burke Co., NC, the son of Ambrose Coffee of Albemarle County, VA and Mildred “Millie” Moore. This information was found in a letter written to "Jefferson" Coffee by his uncle, Rice Coffee in 1844. He married Malinda Graves Haley in 1827 in Hinds County, Mississippi, and all of their children were born in that state. The family moved to Brazoria County, Texas between 1842 and 1846 when Thomas J. Coffee's name appeared on the Brazoria County Tax List. The first deed involving the family was dated April 1849.

Several books and articles claim that Thomas J. Coffee of Brazoria County was a general under Andrew Jackson during the War of 1812, but he was only seven years old in 1812. In fact, General John Coffee of Lauderdale County, Alabama served under Andrew Jackson during the War of 1812.

The following obituary appeared in the Galveston Weekly News: “Death of Gen. Coffee. – We greatly regret to learn that Gen. T.J. Coffee died at his residence on Oyster Creek, Brazoria county, on Tuesday last the 2d inst. His disease we understand, was billious fever, with which he had been sick about one week. General Coffee was one of our best citizens and held in the highest estimation by all who knew him. He came to this State, some years since, from Mississippi, where he had held several offices of trust, and had been for several years a member of the State Legislature. In this State he did not aspire to public office, but devoted his time to his family and domestic affairs. He was one among our best planters and we understand, has left a large fortune.”

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Sacred to the memory of Thomas J. Coffee, Born Feb. 16, 1805, Departed this life Nov. 2, 1858, Erected to the memory of our father and mother.


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  • Created by: Melodey Mozeley Hauch
  • Added: 8 Nov 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9773728
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Jefferson Coffee (16 Feb 1805–2 Nov 1858), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9773728, citing Sandy Point Cemetery, Brazoria County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Melodey Mozeley Hauch (contributor 46638524) .