Notes for James COFFEY Rev.: 1790 Census lists James and John Coffey in Stokes County, NC.
Will probated 1786 - mentions wife, Elizabeth: sons, John, James, Reubin, Abious, Eli and Reve: daughters, Martha Durham and Betty Whitesides.
W.R. Jillson in his "Kentucky Land Grants says: "The small and unique group of grants from 1803 to 1853 were given upon warrants from the Register of the Land Office. These grants in Wayne..." These included...... James Coffey.... James Coffey, who had obtained land in Wayne County, returned to North Carolina, exchanging his Wayne County land for Lewis' North Carolina tract....James Coffey (b. 1755) moved to Wayne County KY with other members of his family in the early 1800s. Because he was "dissatisfied" with the country, he traded his land grant to Lewis Russell for a plot of land he had remaining in NC and returned to Wilkes Co, NC.
Researched by Anthony W. Clayton - Colorado Springs, CO - 1998 Simple Book "Wayne County, Kentucky" by Bork.
From book "Leaves from the Family Tree", Southern Historical Press by The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr. #929.3768 A428L.
...On August 30, 1750, James Coffey entered 115 acres of land in Norh Garden, Albemarle county, adjoining John Coffey. On December 13, 1764, James Coffey bought from Thomas Jefferson, Gent., of Albemarle county, colony of Virginia, 300 acres in Amherst county, near Tye river, for a consideration of 300 pounds; witnesses, John Harvey, Wamuel Woods, William Coffey and James Glen. James Coffey and his family made their home in Amherst county, Virginia, from 1764 to 1776, when he sold his plantation on Tye river and moved to North Carolina, settling in that part of Surry county which was formed into Wilkes.
James Coffey was an early convert to the Baptist faith and became a missionary about 1757. He is said to have been the founder of the old Mulberry Fields Baptist church, which was located at the present site of Wilkesboro, NC. On March 8, 1782, James Coffey sold to Robert Whiteside for a consideration of 400 pounds a tract of forty acres at the mouth of Warrior creek in Wilkes county, NC. (Book C. page 27,deed records of Wilkes county, NC. James Coffey died in Wilkes county, NC, in 1786, where his will is recorded in Book 1, page 202 (wills of Wilkes county, NC). James Coffey was a patriot during the Revolutionary war and all of his sons that were old enough served in Col. Cleveland's regiment.
Elizabeth (Cleveland) Coffey lived for many years after the death of her husband. She moved to Tennessee with her son, Rice Coffey, and is said to have died in Bedford county, near Wartrace, in 1827, aged almost 100 years.
From Web site - Wilkes County, NC James Coffey and his wife, Elizabeth, bought 115 acres of land in North Garden of Albemarle County, Virginia in 1750. This land was held until 1764, when James bought 300 acres of land along the Tye River in Amherst County for 300 pounds. He lived there until about 1770. He moved to Surry County NC and founded a church in the Mulberry Field sector of what is now Wilkes County. The church was commonly called "Coffey's Meeting House" and although this church was built and operated by the Baptist association, it was attended by many of other beliefs from the area.
No. 209, Jan Term 1787, INVENTORY, James Coffee, Senr. decd by John Coffey, 620 acres of land, Melatto wench and 2 children (not named) money due estate: One note on Samuel Slone, Rice Coffey, Benjamin Stroder, Cleveland Coffey, John Townson, Thomas Coffey, James Coffey, Junr. -- Wilkes County, North Carolina Will Abstracts, Book One, 1778-1799, Published by Wilkes County Genealogical Society, Inc., PO Box 1629, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.
Rev. James Coffey served in the American Revolution War and his brother-in-law, Benjamin Cleveland was a Colonel, commanding a regiment known as "Wilkes County Bull Dogs."
ACCORDING TO " THE CHESLEY COFFEY FAMILY" BY Timothy E. Peterman, December, 1981. James Coffey was born around 1728. He died September 1786. He married Elizabeth Cleveland in the late 1740's. They were from Orange County, Virginia. In 1750. they moved to Albemarle County, Virginia. In 1764, they moved to Amherst County, Virginia. In 1776, James and his brother, Thomas, moved to Wilkes County, North Carolina. That same year their brother, Benjamin Coffey, moved to the area that became Burke County, North Carolina in 1777. James Coffey became a Baptist missionary in 1757.
More About James COFFEY Rev.: Christening: Baptist missionary. Military service: Revolution . Occupation: Reverend.
More About James COFFEY Rev. and Elizabeth CLEVELAND: Marriage: August 30, 1750, Orange/Albemarle Co., Va..
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