John Reid Coffey Mary Ann Cross

Photographs are courtesy Tammy Howell, submitted Jan. 23, 2005


Descendants of John Reid Coffey


Generation No. 1

1. JOHN REID6 COFFEY (RICE5, JAMES4, JOHN3, EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born March 27, 1814 in Bedford County, Tennessee, and died May 21, 1896 in Jackson County, Alabama. He married MARY ANN CROSS January 02, 1849, daughter of COL. CROSS and ELIZA CLARK. She was born January 21, 1849 in Jackson County, Alabama, and died September 06, 1887 in Jackson County, Alabama.

Notes for JOHN REID COFFEY:
Information received January 27, 1998 from:
Willard A. Israel
17890 AL Hwy. 68
Crossville, AL 35962
(Note: Willard is now deceased)

The following information was received from Jack Coffee:

John Reid Coffey, 9th child and 5th son of Rice and Sallie Bradford Coffey, was born on a farm bought by his father from General Andrew Jackson, at Wartrace, Bedford County, Tennessee, on March 27, 1814. He was married on January 2, 1849 ro Mary Ann Cross, daughter of Col. Charles M. and Eliza (Clark) Cross. They had six children. The first and second died in infancy. The third child and first daughter, Mary Eliza married W.J. Tally; John Benjamin, the fourth child and third son, married America Norwood, daughter of Samuel C. Norwood; Sally A., the fifth child and second daughter, married Charles William Brown; Clark Macklin, the youngest child of John R. Coffey and Mary Ann Cross, was still unmarried by December 26, 1894.
John Reid was a colonel in the Mexican War, and later a brigadier general in the Alabama militia. He was also sheriff of Jackson County, Alabama. In 1861, he was a delegateto the convention which passed the ordinance of Alabama secession from the Union.
Coffee County, Alabama is named for him.



        
Child of JOHN COFFEY and MARY CROSS is:
2. i. CLARK MACKLIN7 COFFEY, b. November 04, 1865, Jackson County, Alabama; d. January 05, 1915, Jackson County, Alabama.


Generation No. 2

2. CLARK MACKLIN7
COFFEY (JOHN REID6, RICE5, JAMES4, JOHN3, EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born November 04, 1865 in Jackson County, Alabama, and died January 05, 1915 in Jackson County, Alabama. He married ELIZABETH "LIZZIE". She was born December 26, 1869 in Tennessee, and died March 28, 1914 in Jackson County, Alabama.

Notes for CLARK MACKLIN COFFEY:
Information received from Willard A. Israel, January 27, 1998.
        
Child of CLARK COFFEY and ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" is:
3. i. RUTH8 COFFEY, b. 1904, Jackson County, Alabama.


Generation No. 3

3. RUTH8
COFFEY (CLARK MACKLIN7, JOHN REID6, RICE5, JAMES4, JOHN3, EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born 1904 in Jackson County, Alabama. She married DR. DOWELL WOMACK MCCRARY, son of JOHN MCCRARY and MARY MATTHEWS.
        
Child of RUTH COFFEY and DOWELL MCCRARY is:
4. i. CLAIRE BELLE9 MCCRARY, b. January 01, 1923; d. June 29, 1993, Scottsboro, Alabama.


Generation No. 4

4. CLAIRE BELLE9
MCCRARY (RUTH8 COFFEY, CLARK MACKLIN7, JOHN REID6, RICE5, JAMES4, JOHN3, EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born January 01, 1923, and died June 29, 1993 in Scottsboro, Alabama. She married HUBERT ATKINS November 28, 1938, son of MILES ATKINS and ROSE GRIGGS. He was born June 20, 1915, and died November 26, 1995 in Huntsville, Alabama.
        
Children of CLAIRE MCCRARY and HUBERT ATKINS are:
5. i. RODNEY10 ATKINS.
6. ii. KENNETH DOWELL ATKINS, b. December 11, 1942, Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama.
7. iii. WANDA ATKINS.
  iv. BARRY WAYNE ATKINS, b. July 04, 1948; d. July 22, 1989, Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida.
8. v. JOHN CEPHAS ATKINS, b. June 17, 1950, Jackson County, Alabama.
  vi. RANDY ATKINS.
9. vii. DANNY MILES ATKINS.
  viii. ANDREW ATKINS.
  ix. TIMOTHY ATKINS.
  x. PATRICK BRUCE ATKINS.
  xi. PHILLIP ATKINS.
  xii. SAM ATKINS, b. July 29, 1961; d. April 15, 1998, Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida.


Generation No. 5

5. RODNEY10
ATKINS (CLAIRE BELLE9 MCCRARY, RUTH8 COFFEY, CLARK MACKLIN7, JOHN REID6, RICE5, JAMES4, JOHN3, EDWARD2, JOHN1)
        
Children of RODNEY ATKINS are:
  i. ROBIN11 ATKINS.
  ii. SANDRA ATKINS.
  iii. TINA ATKINS.
  iv. RODNEY ATKINS.
  v. RICHARD ATKINS.

  1. KENNETH DOWELL10 ATKINS (CLAIRE BELLE9 MCCRARY, RUTH8 COFFEY, CLARK MACKLIN7, JOHN REID6, RICE5, JAMES4, JOHN3, EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born December 11, 1942 in Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama. He married VIVIENNE WEBB September 15, 1963 in Trenton, Georgia, daughter of CHARLIE WEBB and MARY RANEY. She was born March 26, 1944 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.

Notes for VIVIENNE WEBB:
Mother was a graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where she majored in Music and English. She worked as a choral director in the Huntsville City Schools. She was well-respected in the arts community for her work in the theater. She was instrumental in developing the talents of many of her students who went on to pursue careers in the music field.
        
Children of KENNETH ATKINS and VIVIENNE WEBB are:
10. i. RANEY11 ATKINS, b. April 07, 1964, Scottsboro, Alabama.
11. ii. MARY CHARLA ATKINS, b. September 02, 1965, Huntsville, Alabama.

  1. WANDA10 ATKINS (CLAIRE BELLE9 MCCRARY, RUTH8 COFFEY, CLARK MACKLIN7, JOHN REID6, RICE5, JAMES4, JOHN3, EDWARD2, JOHN1) She married (1) JAMES ADAMS. She married (2) KEN THEW. She married (3) JAMES A. HARP.
        
Child of WANDA ATKINS and JAMES ADAMS is:
  i. MICHAEL SHAYNE11 ADAMS, b. December 10, 1964.

        
Child of WANDA ATKINS and KEN THEW is:
  ii. DAVID KENNARD11 THEW.

  1. JOHN CEPHAS10 ATKINS (CLAIRE BELLE9 MCCRARY, RUTH8 COFFEY, CLARK MACKLIN7, JOHN REID6, RICE5, JAMES4, JOHN3, EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born June 17, 1950 in Jackson County, Alabama. He married VIRGINIA SUE BACON March 27, 1976 in Scottsboro, Alabama. She was born August 29, 1956.
        
Children of JOHN ATKINS and VIRGINIA BACON are:
  i. JOHN ERIC11 ATKINS, b. March 01, 1979.
  ii. CRYSTAL ERIN ATKINS, b. October 18, 1983.

  1. DANNY MILES10 ATKINS (CLAIRE BELLE9 MCCRARY, RUTH8 COFFEY, CLARK MACKLIN7, JOHN REID6, RICE5, JAMES4, JOHN3, EDWARD2, JOHN1) He married DENISE HASTINGS.
        
Children of DANNY ATKINS and DENISE HASTINGS are:
  i. ELAINA11 ATKINS.
  ii. AMANDA ATKINS.


Generation No. 6

10. RANEY11
ATKINS (KENNETH DOWELL10, CLAIRE BELLE9 MCCRARY, RUTH8 COFFEY, CLARK MACKLIN7, JOHN REID6, RICE5, JAMES4, JOHN3, EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born April 07, 1964 in Scottsboro, Alabama. She married DAVID LEE SIMPSON, JR. July 13, 1985 in Huntsville, Alabama, son of DAVID SIMPSON and JOANNE REED. He was born April 30, 1963 in Huntsville, Alabama.

Notes for RANEY ATKINS:
Information received from personal knowledge.

Birth Certificate was amended in 1985 adding Vivienne as a first name. I chose to do this in honor of my great-grandmother Vivienne Dean Carter Raney who I had been named after. I took this name upon the occassion of my 18th birthday, and had the documentation formally changed prior to my wedding date.

Notes for DAVID LEE SIMPSON, JR.:
Information received from personal knowledge.
        
Children of RANEY ATKINS and DAVID SIMPSON are:
  i. JULIA DEAN12 SIMPSON, b. November 12, 1986.
  ii. DAVID CARTER SIMPSON, b. August 21, 1989.
  iii. MARY KATHERINE SIMPSON, b. August 21, 1999.

  1. MARY CHARLA11 ATKINS (KENNETH DOWELL10, CLAIRE BELLE9 MCCRARY, RUTH8 COFFEY, CLARK MACKLIN7, JOHN REID6, RICE5, JAMES4, JOHN3, EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born September 02, 1965 in Huntsville, Alabama. She married (1) JOHN CHRISTOPHER MOORE 1988 in Huntsville, AL. She married (2) BRANDON CAMPBELL SMITH June 24, 1995 in Huntsville, Alabama, son of FRANCIS SMITH and MARY CAMPBELL. He was born November 11, 1969 in Mobile, Alabama.
        
Children of MARY ATKINS and BRANDON SMITH are:
  i. JORDAN CAMPBELL12 SMITH, b. August 11, 1997.
  ii. JACOB WILLIAM SMITH, b. August 10, 2001.

 

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