Joseph Washington Coley

24 May 1854–14 July 1944 (Age 90)
Macon, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Joseph Washington

When Joseph Washington Coley was born on 24 May 1854, in Macon, Tennessee, United States, his father, William D Coley, was 37 and his mother, Sarah J Howell, was 25. He married Julia R. Krantz on 1 December 1880, in Macon, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Civil District 1, Macon, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. He died on 14 July 1944, in Macon, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Macon, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Washington Coley
1854–1944
Julia R. Krantz
1860–1943
Marriage: 1 December 1880
Harvey Coley
1881–1967
William Arthur Coley
1883–1968
Henry Irvin Coley
1884–1957
Leroy Washington Coley
1887–1977
Van Harrison Coley
1888–1964
Ora Nolen Coley
1890–1960
Wesley D Coley
1893–1970
Lester Herman Coley
1896–1918
Nora Agnes Coley
1898–1983
Chester Clayton Coley
1900–1982
Estelle C. Coley
1903–1978
Clarence C Coley
1904–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 December 1880
Macon, Tennessee, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William D Coley

    Male1816–1898Male

    Sarah J Howell

    Female1828–1894Female

siblings

(5)

    Sarah S Coley

    Female1851–1885Female

    Male1854–1944Male

    Nancy Ann Coley

    Female1860–1892Female

    Thomas Sherman Coley

    Male1866–1890Male

    Henry Able Coley

    Male1870–1893Male

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 8

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 24

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

Name Meaning

1 English (West Midlands): nickname for a swarthy person, from Old English colig ‘dark’, ‘black’ (a derivative of col ‘(char)coal’).2 English: possibly a habitational name from Coaley in Gloucestershire, named in Old English as ‘woodland clearing (lēah) with a hut or shelter (cofa)’.3 Probably an Americanized form of Swiss German Kohli or Kohler .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joe W Coley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jos W Coley in household of W D Coley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph Washington Coley, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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