Florilla S. Coe

16 May 1839–3 December 1875 (Age 36)
Brighton, Livingston, Michigan, United States

The Life of Florilla S.

When Florilla S. Coe was born on 16 May 1839, in Brighton, Livingston, Michigan, United States, her father, Jacob Harrison Coe, was 25 and her mother, Elmira Jane Clark, was 16. She married John Sawyer on 24 May 1859, in Brighton, Livingston, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Michigan, United States in 1870. She died on 3 December 1875, in Brighton, Livingston, Michigan, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Kensington, Livingston, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Sawyer
Florilla S. Coe
Marriage: 24 May 1859
Henry Hannibal Sawyer
Harrison C. Sawyer
Drusia M. Sawyer
Paul C. Sewyer
Paul Sawyer
Elvira Arvilla Sawyer

Spouse and Children

24 May 1859
Brighton, Livingston, Michigan, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Harrison Coe






    Ansel James Coe



    Charles Coe


    Drucilia Coe


+5 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 8

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 15

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

English (Essex and Suffolk): nickname from the jackdaw, Middle English co, Old English ( see Kay ). The jackdaw is noted for its sleek black color, raucous voice, and thievish nature, and any of these attributes could readily have given rise to the nickname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florilla Coe in household of Jacob H Coe, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Florilla S Coe in household of Jacob H Coe, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Florilla Sawyer in household of John Sawyer, "United States Census, 1870"

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