Coffinberry, George Lewis

Coffinberry, George Lewis

Male 1760 - 1851  (91 years)

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  • Name Coffinberry, George Lewis  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 10 Feb 1760  Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7
    • note:Frederick County at the time
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jul 1851  Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 8, 9
    Buried Spring Mills, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I18314  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2018 

    Father Kaufenbaerger, Georg Ludwig,   b. Between 1703 and 1704, Stutgart, Wuertemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 26 Aug 1812, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 109 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Kimmel, Katrina Veronika,   b. Abt 1729, Hannover, Hannover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 117 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1750  Stutgart, Wuertemberg, Germany, Estimate Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    Family ID F7414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Little, Elizabeth,   b. 1769, Strasburg, Alsace-Loraine, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1854, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1785  Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 10, 11
    Children 
     1. Coffinberry, Mary Polly,   b. 2 Sep 1787, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1861  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     2. Coffinberry, Andrew,   b. 20 Aug 1789, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1856  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     3. Coffinberry, Sarah,   b. 20 Jun 1791, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., Virginia (now WV), Estimate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     4. Coffinberry, Nancy,   b. 13 May 1793, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., Virginia (now WV), Estimate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1861, Lagrange, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     5. Coffinberry, George,   b. 13 May 1793, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., Virginia (now WV), Estimate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1793  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     6. Coffinberry, George Lewis,   b. 15 Mar 1795, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., Virginia (now WV), Estimate Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Coffinberry, Jacob Wolf,   b. 25 May 1797, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     8. Coffinberry, John,   b. 22 Sep 1799, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., Virginia (now WV), Estimate Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Coffinberry, Isaac,   b. 28 Jan 1802, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., Virginia (now WV), Estimate Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     10. Coffinberry, Elizabeth,   b. 26 Jan 1803, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., Virginia (now WV), Estimate Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     11. Coffinberry, Steven,   b. Abt 1805, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., Virginia (now WV), Estimate Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     12. Coffinberry, Wright Lewis,   b. 5 Apr 1807, Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1889, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     13. Coffinberry, Salathiel Curtis,   b. 26 Feb 1809, Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1889, Constantine, St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     14. Coffinberry, Abram Bitcher,   b. 19 Aug 1811, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1851, Sacramento, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F7396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Feb 1760 - Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Dec 1785 - Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jul 1851 - Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
     - Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio)
    - Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio)
     - Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio)
    - Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio)
     - History of Hancock County, Ohio : containing a history of the county, its townships, towns, villages, schools, churches, indust
    - History of Hancock County, Ohio : containing a history of the county, its townships, towns, villages, schools, churches, indust
    North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Mary Polly Coffinberry
    North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Mary Polly Coffinberry

    Headstones
    George_Coffinberry_Headstone
    George_Coffinberry_Headstone

  • Notes 
    • According to the records of Ruth Dunlap, George Lewis Coffinberry was part of the Revolutionary War.

      George Coffinberry (1760-1851) enlisted from Berkeley County at the age of sixteen in Captain Culbert Anderson's company. He was in service in the Carolinas under General Nathaniel Greene. He was born at Martinburg, West Virginia and was a pensioner when he died near Mansfield, Ohio.

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      Rev War pension W6726. While residing near Martinsburg, he enlisted in the autum of 1780 and served six months as private in Captain Colbert Anderson's company, Colonels Lucas or Glenn's Virginia Regiment. He was allowed pension on his application executed Oct 25, 1832 while a resident of Springfield Township Richland County, Ohio. He died there July 13, 1851.

      "a lawyer elected to Legislature in VA about 1790 & while in that capacity petitioned to change name from Kaufenbaerger to Coffinberry"

      Source: Genealogy of the Coffinberry Family. Descendants of George Lewis Coffinberry, 1760-1851 (Revolutionary War Soldier) and His Wife, Elizabeth (Little) Coffinberry, Mrs. Beatrice B Scott

  • Sources 
    1. [S108] Download - Coffinberry, Leslie Ann Kelly Edmunds, darryl_leslie@email.msn.com, (Name: GEDCOM Import;).
      Date of Import: Mar 10, 2001

    2. Footnote: Will of George Lewis Coffinberry, his father.

    3. [S948] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for George Lewis Coffenberry

    4. [S1188] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2016;), Book Title: Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 117 : 1915.
      Record for Mary Coffinberry
      North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Mary Polly Coffinberry
      North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Mary Polly Coffinberry


    5. [S256] My Ancestor George Ludwig (Lewis) Coffinberry, Marjorie McCaddon Constanz.
      North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Mary Polly Coffinberry
      North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Mary Polly Coffinberry


    6. [S454] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006, National Cemetery Administration, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for George Coffinberry

    7. [S1188] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2016;), Book Title: Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 117 : 1915.
      Record for Mary Coffinberry
      North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Mary Polly Coffinberry
      North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Mary Polly Coffinberry


    8. [S256] My Ancestor George Ludwig (Lewis) Coffinberry, Marjorie McCaddon Constanz.
      North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Mary Polly Coffinberry
      North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Mary Polly Coffinberry


    9. [S1188] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2016;), Book Title: Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 117 : 1915.
      Record for Mary Coffinberry
      North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Mary Polly Coffinberry
      North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Mary Polly Coffinberry


    10. [S256] My Ancestor George Ludwig (Lewis) Coffinberry, Marjorie McCaddon Constanz.

    11. [S142] Genealogy of the Coffinberry Family: Descendants of George Lewis Coffinberry (1760-1851) Revolutionary War Soldier, compiled by Mrs. Beatrice Berman Scott b. 1893, (Name: published 1927;), pages 8-11.
      [George Lewis Coffinberry] married December 5, 1786, at Martinsburg, West Virginia. Married Miss Elizabeth (Klein) Little, who was born near Alsace Loraine about 1769. Elizabeth Little believed herself to be a descendant of royalty. She was gifted with language and from her pen came forth at command prose and poetry, and her writings, if they had been cared for and published, most certainly would have made her known as a lady of letters in the western world.
      An item of interest to those of this present generation was the fact that in the days of Elizabeth Little, false teeth or plates were unknown and so she made her own teeth, by taking a cow’s horn and soaking it in water until flexible, then carefully shaping it to her mouth and by filing teeth in it, made a very serviceable set of lower and upper teeth. The only fault with these kind of teeth was the fact that they wore out too soon and the same performance had to be gone through with again.
      Elizabeth Little had a brother that we know of. A Mrs. Cope of Chattanooga, Tennessee, claims to be a descendant of this brother.

      ...

      ELIZABETH LITTLE COFFINBERRY, wife of George Lewis Coffinberry, was a blonde with blue eyes. Her hair kept its golden tinge until she was quite an old lady. Her father was George Kline (Little) and her mother was Elizabeth Truggat. They were both born in Strasburg, in Alsace, early in the eighteenth century, and were married there. They came to the town of Chambersburg in the colony of Penn, where they both died within six months after their settlement, leaving George Little, 2 years old, and Elizabeth, 6 months old.
      These children were taken to Martinsburg, Va., by their mother’s sister, who reared them and where George was married to Caroline Roush, and Elizabeth to George Lewis Coffinberry. The name of her family was originally Kline, but was later changed to Little. The word Kline means “little” in the German language. Elizabeth Little Coffinberry always told her children that some day they would come into a great heritage through her people, but just what this was I do not know.