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Biography of Col. J. N. Coffey

COL. J. N. COFFEY. This worthy old pioneer deserves the most honorable mention within the pages of this volume, for he has ever been a representative of the honorable, industrious and law-abiding class and has done his full share in helping to make Arkansas one of the most favored States in the Union. He was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee, April 15, 1819, a son of John and Margaret (Boskin ) Coffey, both of whom were born in South Carolina, the birth of the former occurring in Lancaster District. It is supposed that three brothers of the Coffey family came from Ireland and settled in this country prior to the Revolution, and it is a family tradition that John Coffey, the paternal grandfather, was a member of the Colonial Army and took part in that struggle. John Coffey, father of the subject of this sketch, was a participant in the Florida War, was an early settler of Williamson County, Tennessee, afterward of Lincoln County, and later removed to west Tennessee, dying in Fayette County in 1843 at the age of seventy years. After his death his widow removed to Woodruff County, Arkansas, in 1848. Both were members of the Presbyterian Church and throughout a well-spent life he followed the occupation of farming. Their children are as follows: Elizabeth, Hugh, David P., James, Jonathan N., Jerome, Susan, Isabel, Margaret, and three children that died young. The subject of this sketch is the only one of the family that is now living. He made his home with his parents until he was twenty-three years old, grew up on a farm and...

Slave Narrative of Emma Barr

Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Emma Barr Location: Madison, Arkansas Age: 65 Occupation: Nursed, Farmed “My parents belong to two people. Mama was born in Mississippi I think and papa come from North Carolina. Papa’s master was Lark Hickerson. Mama was sold from Dr. Ware to Dr. Pope. She was grown when she was sold. She was the mother of twenty-seven children. She had twins three times. “During the Civil War she was run from the Yankees and had twins on the road. They died or was born dead and she nearly died. They was buried between twin trees close to Hernando, Mississippi. Her last owner was Dr. Pope, ten miles south of Augusta, Arkansas. I was born there and raised up three miles south of Augusta, Arkansas. “When mama was sold she left her people in Mississippi but after freedom her sisters, Aunt Mariah and Aunt Mary, come here to mama. Aunt Mariah had no children. Aunt Mary had four boys, two girls. She brought her children. Mama said her husband when Dr. Ware owned her was Maxwell but she married my papa after Dr. Pope bought her. “Dr. Ware had a fine man he bred his colored house women to. They didn’t plough and do heavy work. He was hostler, looked after the stock and got in wood. The women hated him, and the men on the place done as well. They hated him too. My papa was a Hickerson. He was a shoemaker and waited on Dr. Pope. Dr. Pope and Miss Marie was good to my parents and to my auntees when they come...

Woodruff County, Arkansas Census

Woodruff County, Arkansas was formed from Jackson and St. Francis counties in 1862. 1870 Woodruff County, Arkansas Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Free 1870 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1870 Woodruff County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1870 Census Index(partial) Free 1870 Census Transcription (partial) pg 470a pg 476a pg 482a Hosted at Census Guide 1870 U.S. Census Guide 1880 Woodruff County, Arkansas Census Free 1880 Census Form for your Research Free 1880 Census Transcription Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1880 Woodruff County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Census Guide 1880 U.S. Census Guide 1890 Woodruff County, Arkansas Census Free 1890 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1890 Veterans Schedule $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Census Guide 1890 U.S. Census Guide 1900 Woodruff County, Arkansas Census Free 1900 Census Form for your Research Free 1900 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1900 Woodruff County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1900 U.S. Census Guide 1910 Woodruff County, Arkansas Census Free 1910 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1910 Woodruff County, Census (images and index) $ Free 1910 Census Transcription(partial) Hosted at Census Guide 1910 U.S. Census Guide 1920 Woodruff County, Arkansas Census Free 1920 Census Form for your Research Free 1920 Census Images and Index (partial) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1920 Woodruff County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide...

Woodruff County, Arkansas Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Hosted at Woodruff County, Arkansas USGenWeb Archives Morton Cemetery Pumpkin Bend Cemetery, McCrory Woodsman Cemetery Hosted at Woodruff County, Arkansas, History and Genealogy Angus Cemetery  Barbee Cemetery (Bulltown Cemetery) Bay (Taylors Bay) Cemetery Beards Cemetery  Benson Family Cemetery Fakes Cemetery Hilleman Cemetery  Holly Grove Cemetery Hunter Cemetery, Hunter Huff Family Cemetery  Jeffries Family Cemetery Jones Cemetery Lee-Land Cemetery Maberry Cemetery Morton Cemetery Pumpkin Bend Cemetery(New Part) Pumpkin Bend Cemetery(Old Part) Reneau Cemetery Ross Family Cemetery Vaughan Family Cemetery – Bulltown Woodman of the World Cemetery  ...

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