Martin William Coffey

1762–1867 (Age 105)
Essex, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Martin William

When Martin William Coffey was born on 15 September 1762, in Essex, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Chesley Joel Coffey, was 30 and his mother, Jane Cleveland, was 37. He married Elizabeth Bronson in 1781, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Russell, Kentucky, United States in 1850. He died on 27 November 1867, in Russell, Greenup, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 105.

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Martin William Coffey
Elizabeth Bronson
Marriage: 1781
Elizabeth H Coffey
Lewis Russell Coffey
Mary Polly Coffey
Nebuzaradan Coffey
Joel Coffey

Spouse & Children

North Carolina, United States


  • Elizabeth H Coffey


  • Lewis Russell Coffey


  • Mary Polly Coffey


  • Male1790–1867Male

  • Male1797–1880Male

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World Events (8)


Age 13

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 29

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Marlain Coffey in household of Andrew Coffey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martin Caffee in entry for William Franklin Caffee, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Martin Coffey, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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