Coffinberry, Mary Polly

Coffinberry, Mary Polly

Female 1787 - 1861  (73 years)

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  • Name Coffinberry, Mary Polly  [1, 2
    Born 2 Sep 1787  Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 1861  [3
    • Age: 74
    Buried Lagrange, Lagrange County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Greenwood Cemetery
    Person ID I18346  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 

    Father 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 5 Dec 1785  Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6, 7
    Family ID F7396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bitcher, Abram,   b. 1782,   d. 1844  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1803  [1
    Children 
     1. Beecher, Elizabeth,   b. 1805,   d. 1869  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F21887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Sep 1787 - Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lagrange, Lagrange County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Mary Polly Coffinberry
    North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Mary Polly Coffinberry

  • 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;), page 18.

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

    3. [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


    4. [S760] .
      Record for Mary J. Bitcher

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

    6. [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.


    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