Samuel Peyton Coffman

Brief Life History of Samuel Peyton

When Samuel Peyton Coffman was born on 9 December 1824, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, his father, John L Coffman, was 24 and his mother, Frances Hayden, was 18. He married Martha Jane Deaver on 4 January 1849. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 2 Lee, Jessamine, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Magisterial District 1, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 12 February 1908, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Lynn City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Peyton Coffman
Martha Jane Deaver
Marriage: 4 January 1849
John William Coffman
Frances Elizabeth " Fanny" Coffman
Samuel Payton Coffman Jr.
Nancy J. Coffman
Delia Jane Coffman
Nancy Katherine Coffman
Mary Alice Coffman
Sylvanus Coffman
Cleopatra "Cleo" Coffman
Mattie J Coffman

Sources (17)

  • Samuel Coffman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Coffman, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"
  • Samuel Payton Coffman, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


Historical Boundaries: 1835: Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States 1854: McLean, Kentucky, United States


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kaufmann or of its variants Kaufman , Koffmann (see Koffman ), Kofmann, and Kofman .

Americanized form of Dutch Kofman or of its cognate Koffeman, the second form characteristic of the former island of Urk.

History: As a name of Swiss German origin, originally spelled Kaufmann (see 1 above), the surname Coffman is also found among the American Mennonites; the change of their already Americanized name Kauffman to Coffman occured in Page County, VA, in the 18th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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