John Henry Cofer

1794–1821 (Age 27)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Cofer was born in 1794, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Jacob Cofer, was 46 and his mother, Mildred Elizabeth Harrison, was 42. He married Matilda Wright on 2 April 1813, in Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1821, in Lincoln, Missouri, United States, at the age of 27.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Cofer
1794–1821
Matilda Wright
1798–1869
Marriage: 2 April 1813
Thomas B Copher
1810–1877
Morgan Copher
1816–1875
George Harrison Copher
1818–1890
Mildred Elizabeth Copher
1820–1880

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 April 1813
Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States
children

(4)

    Thomas B Copher

    Male1810–1877Male

    Morgan Copher

    Male1816–1875Male

    Male1818–1890Male

    Mildred Elizabeth Copher

    Female1820–1880Female

Parents and Siblings

    Male1748–1836Male

    Mildred Elizabeth Harrison

    Female1752–1812Female

siblings

(12)

    Male1775–1830Male

    Elizabeth Cofer

    Female1778–Female

    Ezekial Copher

    Male1778–Male

    Elijah Copher

    Male1783–Male

    Reuben Coffer

    Male1786–1853Male

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 0

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 2

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
1803

Age 9

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of German Kofer, an occupational name from Slavic kovař ‘smith’ ( see Kovar ).2 Americanized spelling of German Köfer, a northern variant of Küfer ( see Kieffer ).

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

KENTUCKY TROOPS IN THE WAR OF 1812

BY A. C. QUISENBERRY The centennial of the beginning of the War of 1812 has awakened a new and intense interest in that great struggle—our second war for independence. That Ken tuckians should …

Sources (3)

  • John Cofer, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John in entry for Edward Mulvey, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • John C. Cofer, "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865"

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