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John Donelson Coffee, Jr
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1838
Florence
Lauderdale County
Alabama, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1874
De Valls Bluff
Prairie County
Arkansas, USA

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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 Parents:
  John Donelson Coffee (1815 - 1837)
 
 Spouse:
  Sallie Ruffin Tucker Galloway (1838 - 1906)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Donelson Coffee (1870 - 1949)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Fowler section, Lot 23, Space #9
 
Maintained by: Pat Iverson
Originally Created by: Patrick Whitney
Record added: Sep 19, 2010
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John Donelson Coffee, Jr
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- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Sep. 14, 2012
John Donelson Coffee Jr (1838 - 1874)relationship to me: husband of 3rd cousin 3x removed
- Charlotte Ann Price
 Added: May. 27, 2012

- Pat Iverson
 Added: Jan. 3, 2011
 
 
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