Thomas G Coffy

1 January 1820–21 March 1904 (Age 84)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Thomas G

Thomas G Coffy was born on 1 January 1820, in Pennsylvania, United States. He married Mary Agnes Elizabeth Stanton on 30 July 1848, in Madison, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Shipman, Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Weatherford, Parker, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 21 March 1904, at the age of 84, and was buried in Weatherford, Parker, Texas, United States.

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Thomas G Coffy
Mary Agnes Elizabeth Stanton
Marriage: 30 July 1848
George Coffy
William Nelson Coffy
Birts Lillie Coffy
Rose Ella Coffy
Edward Coffy
Abraham L Coffy
Elmer L Coffy
Alice G. Coffy

Spouse and Children


    Mary Agnes Elizabeth Stanton


30 July 1848
Madison, Illinois, United States


    George Coffy


    Rose Ella Coffy


    Edward Coffy


    William Nelson Coffy


    Abraham L Coffy


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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 12

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 24

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

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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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Coffee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas G Coffy, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas Coffee in household of Thomas Flanton, "United States Census, 1850"

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