Cyntha Coffe

Willsboro, Willsboro, Essex, New York, United States

The Life of Cyntha

When Cyntha Coffe was born in 1821, in Willsboro, Willsboro, Essex, New York, United States, her father, Samuel Coffey, was 31 and her mother, Cynthia Beal, was 33. She married John D Smith on 31 July 1842, in Livingston, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1850.

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John D Smith
Cyntha Coffe
Marriage: 31 July 1842
William H Smith
Eliza Ann Smith
Cynthia Smith
Mary E. Smith

Spouse and Children

31 July 1842
Livingston, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Age 16

Michigan is the 26th state.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 33

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

1 English: from Old French cof(f)re ‘chest’, ‘box’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of coffers or chests or, by extension, for a treasurer.2 Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kaufer or Kauffer ( see Kaufer ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cynthia Smith in household of John Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Scintha Smith in household of John Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Cynthia Caffee in entry for Stevens B. Person and Mary E. Smith Abbott, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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