Elizabeth Burgher

Female1780–about 1855

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Burgher was born in 1780, in Nelson, Virginia, United States, her father, Joseph Burgher, was 26 and her mother, Mary Patrick, was 20. She married Edmund Franklin Coffey about 1793, in Essex, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. She died about 1855, in Essex, Virginia, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Edmund Franklin Coffey
1773–1848
Elizabeth Burgher
1780–1855
Marriage: about 1793
Joseph Chenault Coffey
1802–1861
Peter C Coffey
1802–
Benjamin J. Coffey
1813–
Charles B Coffey
1814–1875
John Wesley Coffey
1825–1860
William Benjamin Coffey Sr
1807–1867
Mary Ann Polly Coffey
1808–1884
Jesse Coffey
1824–1864

Sources (5)

  • Elizabeth Coffey in household of Chas B Coffey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Burger, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Elizabeth Burger in entry for Edmund Coffee or Coffey, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1793Essex, Virginia, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    Age 0

    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 1

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 20

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch: variant of Burger .

    Scottish (Orkney): variant of Burger or a habitational name from Burgar in Evie-Rendall (Orkney). This surname is common in Jamaica.

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

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