Elizabeth A Coffey

1811–1843 (Age 32)
Adair, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elizabeth A

When Elizabeth A Coffey was born in 1811, in Adair, Kentucky, United States, her father, Martin William Coffey, was 49 and her mother, Nancy Phelps, was 29. She married Elisha Mitchell on 31 January 1826, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 11 September 1843, in Macoupin, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, at the age of 32.

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Elizabeth A Coffey
Elisha Mitchell
Marriage: 31 January 1826
Elisabeth Mitchell
Hannah Mitchell
Sarah J. Mitchell
Travis Mitchell
Lucy Mitchell
William Mitchell
Phebe Mitchell
Benjamin Mitchell

Spouse & Children

31 January 1826
Wayne, Kentucky, United States


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1799–1881Female

  • Martin Coffey


  • Coffey


  • Coffey


  • Female1811–1843Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 1

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 9

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cobhthaigh ‘descendant of Cobhthach’, a byname meaning ‘victorious’. 2. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathbhadha ‘descendant of Cathbhadh’ (‘battle tent’), Ó Cathbhuadhaigh ‘descendant of Cathbhuadhach’ (‘battle victorious’), or Ó Cathmhogha ‘descendant of Cathmhugh’, a byname meaning ‘battle slave’.

Possible Related Names

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth A Coffey - Published information: Family genealogies: birth: 11 March 1811; Kentucky, United States

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