Elijah Coffey

1807–February 1860 (Age 53)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah Coffey was born in 1807, in North Carolina, United States, his father, William Hayes Coffey, was 30 and his mother, Mary 'Polly' Coffey, was 32. 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

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1 June 1831
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

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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

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’.

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

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  • Elijah Coffey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elijah Coffey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elijah Coffey, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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