Artemasia Coones Coffey

Female1816–about 1870

Brief Life History of Artemasia Coones

When Artemasia Coones Coffey was born in 1816, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Martin William Coffey, was 54 and her mother, Nancy Phelps, was 34. She married William Kelsey on 3 September 1835, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Wayne, Kentucky, United States in 1850. She died about 1870, in Russell, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

William Kelsey
Artemasia Coones Coffey
1816–about 1870
Marriage: 3 September 1835
Jeremiah Stanton P Kelsey
James G. L. Kelsey
Martin A Kelsey
Nancy Jane Kelsey
Elizabeth Kelsey
Mary Ann Kelsey
Minerva J Kelsey
John H Kelsey
George Samuel Kelsey

Sources (7)

  • Kelsey A* H, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Artemasia Coones Coffey - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: Artemasiah Coonis Coffee
  • Artemesiah Coonis Coffy, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 September 1835Wayne, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1818 · Jackson Purchase

    Age 2

    The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 3

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 16

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning


    shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathbhadha ‘descendant of Cathbhadh’, a byname meaning ‘battle tent’, Ó Cathbhuadhaigh ‘descendant of Cathbhuadhach’ (‘battle victorious’), or Ó Cathmhogha ‘descendant of Cathmhugh’ (‘battle slave’).

    shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cobhthaigh ‘descendant of Cobhthach’, a byname meaning ‘victorious’.

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

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