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John Coffee

John Coffee
Sarah Smith

Facts and Events
3 JAN 1782, Prince Edward County, VA.1
25 SEP 1836, Jacksonville,Telfair County, GA.2


The following from entry Descendants of Peter Coffee World Tree Project.

General John coffee was faous as a trail blazer and Indian fighter. He was a general in the State Militia during the Creek War.

He was a representative from Georgia in Congress {1833 - until his deathin 1836} He died on the day he was elected for a second term. (Another account says that he died on a Monday but was re-elected the Friday before. Thus, he became the only dead man ever elected to Congress)

Coffee County, Georgia named after him. His body removed to McRae Cemetery, McRae, GA in 1921

1812 on Tax list for Hancock Co., Ga

1820 Telfair Co. GA census page 438

1830 Telfair Co. GA census page 012

world tree information: Name: Gen John COFFEE Sex: M Birth: 3 DEC 1782/1784 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia Death: 25 SEP 1836 in Telfair Co., GA Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, McRae (Moved There In 1921), GA Occupation: U.S. Congressman/Soldier War Of 1812 Note: Birch Burch Family of Great Britain and America, Vol I & II, Marilu Burch Smallwood 1959. Vol 2 pages 1-28. Note: Coffee County, GA named after Gen. Coffee Note: History of Telfair County 1812-1949 by Floris Perkins Mann page 51: BornVirginia, moved to Hancock county at early age and then to Telfair County. He was a surveying pioneer of the section from Savannah to the present Irwin, Coffee and Telfair Counties. He was well-to -do. Note: He was twice elected to U.S. Congress and died during his second term. Note: ibid pg 19: fought under in the War of 1812 and the Indian wars. Note: 1812 Ancestors Index National Society of U.S. Daughters of 1812 Vol2 Page 100 lists John A. Coffee as Brig. Gen. Georgia militia in the Creek War. Note: Joshua Coffee, brother to Peter, also had a son John who also was a general in the War of 1812.


Ann Penelope Bryan

20 DEC 1808, Tatnall County, GA.3


Joshua Bryan Coffee
Nancy Coffee
William Coffee
Sarah Ann Elizabeth Coffee
Peter Harrison Coffee
John Bryan Coffee
Christopher Columbus Coffee
Andrew Jackson Coffee
Hill Bryan Coffee

b: 1811
b: 24 MAY 1810
b: 28 SEP 1813
b: 8 JAN 1814
b: 9 MAY 1818
b: 28 JAN 1825
b: 1 MAR 1827


1. World Tree Project: descendants of Peter Coffee

2. world tree project descendants of Peter Coffee Federal Union (Milledgeville) p 185

3. world tree project descendants of Peter Coffee also LDS Ancestral Files online

                             Peter Coffee, Sr
            Peter Coffee, Jr|
           |                |                  William Matthews
           |                |Susannah Matthews|
John Coffee|
           |                           Guy Smith
           |            Guy Smith, III|
           |           |              | Sarah
           |Sarah Smith|