William Humphries Coffman

1819–15 August 1880 (Age 61)
Whitesburg, Hamblen, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Humphries

When William Humphries Coffman was born in 1819, in Whitesburg, Hamblen, Tennessee, United States, his father, Andrew Coffman, was 35 and his mother, Nancy Legg, was 36. He married Mary Ann White on 14 April 1840, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Russellville, Hamblen, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Sullivan, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 15 August 1880, in Whitesburg, Hamblen, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Bent Creek Cemetery, Whitesburg, Hamblen, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Humphries Coffman
Mary Ann White
Marriage: 14 April 1840
Nancy Elizabeth Coffman
Eliza Anne Coffman
Louise Coffman
James Markham Coffman
Sallie Catherine Coffman
Louisa Coffman
William Marion Coffman
Richard Andrew Coffman
Mary Etta Coffman
Lucy Aunice Coffman
Minnie W. Coffman

Spouse and Children

14 April 1840
Jefferson, Tennessee, United States



    Eliza Anne Coffman


    Louise Coffman


    James Markham Coffman


    Sallie Catherine Coffman


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 16

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 17

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

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

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm H Coffman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm H Coffman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm H Coffman, "United States Census, 1850"

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