Elijah Coffey

Male1807–February 1860

Brief Life History of Elijah

Elijah Coffey was born in 1807, in North Carolina, United States. He married Elizabeth Robbins on 1 June 1831, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Caldwell, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Patterson, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States in 1860. He died in February 1860, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 53.

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Elijah Coffey
Elizabeth Robbins
Marriage: 1 June 1831

Sources (8)

  • Elijah Coffey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elijah Coffey, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Elijah Coffey in entry for John William Coffey, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1831Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
  • World Events (7)


    Age 1

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 5

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

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 18

    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.

    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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