Little, Elizabeth

Little, Elizabeth

Female 1769 - 1854  (85 years)

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  • Name Little, Elizabeth  [1, 2
    Born 1769  Strasburg, Alsace-Loraine, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Jun 1854  Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Spring Mill Cemetery
    Person ID I18345  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 

    Father Klein, George,   b. Abt 1743, Strasburg, Alsace-Loraine, Germany, Estimate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Truggat, Elizabeth 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1768  Strasburg, Alsace-Loraine, Germany, Estimate Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F7404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Coffinberry, George Lewis,   b. 10 Feb 1760, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1851, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1785  Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6, 7
    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 27 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F7396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1769 - Strasburg, Alsace-Loraine, Germany 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 - 23 Jun 1854 - Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    elizabeth Coffinberry

    Documents
    North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Mary Polly Coffinberry
    North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Mary Polly Coffinberry

  • Notes 
    • From Genealogy of the Coffinberry Family: Descendants of George Lewis Coffinberry (1760-1851) Revolutionary War Soldier (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.

      ...

      Springfield Township was organized in 1816. Its name was suggested by Mrs. Coffinberry, one of its earliest settlers, on account of the numerous springs within its limits.

      ...

      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.

  • Sources 
    1. [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;).
      "Kline" is translates from German to "small" or "Little"

    2. [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


    3. [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.


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

    5. [S760] .
      Record for Elizabeth Coffinberry

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

    7. [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