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27th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Claibourne Mayes CoffeeRank: Other Company:

Born 06/22/1820 in Madison Co. Alabama to Richard Smith Coffee (b. 03/21/1800 in Prince Edward Co. Virginia) and Sarah D. Fielder (b. 10/29/1804 in Williamson Co. Tennessee). He married Cornelia E. Green (b. 1822) on 12/17/1840 in Lauderdale Co. Alabama. They had five children. Died 1893 in Alabama. Served as Chaplain, Co's F & S. (M374 roll 9) 'COFFEE--Another watchman fallen! Rev. C.M. Coffee, of Porter Presbytery, formerly of King, has been called from the walls as a watchman her to the general assembly and church of the first-born, on the 11th day of April, 1892. He had been afflicted for quite a number of years, but still he continued to preache even until within a short time before his death. Practically he died with the harness on. Having been thrown froma wagon four or five years ago he was so crippled that he used a crutch. Still he did not stop his work and received an appointment from King Presbytery as a missionary on the Fondee river, and did the work quite faithfully. He was in his seventh-second year. He embraced religion in his nineteenth year in Alabama, under the ministry of Revs. Felix Johnson and James Wallace. He became a probationer for the ministry in McGrady [sic: McGready] Presbytery, 1856, and was ordaind in 1862. He served as a chaplain of the 27th Alabama, C.S.A., commanded by Col. James Jackson. He made a brave soldier in the army of the Confederacy, as he ever did in the army of the Lord Jesus. He was a man of strong convictions of duty and very conscientious in the performance of what he regarded as right. His peculiarities were his own and sometimes made him labor under disadvantages. He came from Alabama to Arkansas in 1882. He was married to Miss C.E. Green December 17, 1840, who, with two children, still survives him, seven of their children having preceded the father to the better country. Brother Coffee died triumphing in the gospel which he had been recommending to others, and it may be said a true man in Israel has fallen. To his God and Father we commend his aged companion who helped him in his trials and triumphs in life for over fifty years, as he labored and toiled in the Master's cause. S.H. MCELVAIN.' [Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, May 19, 1892, page 808] (3rd Cousin 4 times removed)

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