David Coffman

1837–1874 (Age 36)
Middletown, Henry, Indiana, United States

The Life of David

When David Coffman was born on 27 September 1837, in Middletown, Henry, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph Coffman, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca Miller, was 23. He married Mary May on 29 March 1866, in Delaware, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Fall Creek Township, Henry, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Indiana, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 11 September 1874, in Daleville, Delaware, Indiana, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Painter Cemetery, Middletown, Henry, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Coffman
Mary May
Marriage: 29 March 1866
Perry Edward Coffman
Charles Coffman

Spouse & Children

29 March 1866
Delaware, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 4

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 14

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Kaufmann ( see Kaufman ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • David Coffman in household of Joseph Coffman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Coffman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Daniel Coffman in household of Joseph Coffman, "United States Census, 1860"

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