George Lewis Coffinberry
(1760-1851)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth Kline

George Lewis Coffinberry 3 4

  • Born: 10 Feb 1760, Martinsburg, Berkeley, WV 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Kline on 5 Dec 1786 in Martinsburg, Berkeley, WV 1 2
  • Died: 13 Aug 1851, Mansfield, Richland, OH at age 91 3 4

   Another name for George was George Lewis Kaufenbaerger.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Military in 1781 in , Berkeley, WV: during the Revolutionary War. 1 2 3 4 Enlisted from Berkeley County at the age of 16 in Captain Culbert Anderson's company. He was in service in the Carolinas under General Nathaniel Green.

A Sons of the American Revolution application of Herbert LeRoy Smith Jr. cites Bureau of Pensions file 6726 and the applicant states "George Lewis Coffinberry was a private and served in the Virginia Troops under Capt. Culbert Anderson and Col. Lucis and in General Nathanial Green's Brigade in the Carolinas."

The Sons of American Revolution application of William George Kerr stated: "George Lewis Coffinberry, born February 10, 1760 at Martinsburg, Berkley County, Virginia. At the age of 16 in 1776 he enlisted as private in the Virginia troops and served under Captain Cuthbert Anderson and Col. Lucas in General Nathaniel Green's brigade in the Carolinas. After the age of 72 years, he was granted a pension. The official statement of the above was received from Commissioner of Pensions, Department of the Interior, Washington, D. C. under the date of April 20th, 1896."

2. He has conflicting marriage information of 5 Dec 1783 and Martinsburg, Berkeley, WV.

3. Book: Genealogy of the Coffinberry Family, 1952. 1
George Lewis Coffinberry was a lawyer and was elected to the Legislature in Virginia about 1790. His name was Kaufenbaerger, and while he was serving in that capacity he petitioned the Legislature to change his name to Coffinberry, and it was granted. That is where the name Coffinberry originated and started from.


George married Elizabeth Kline, daughter of George Kline and Elizabeth Truggat, on 5 Dec 1786 in Martinsburg, Berkeley, WV.1 2 (Elizabeth Kline was born on 5 Dec 1768 in , , Alsace, FRA 1 and died circa 1858.)


Sources


1 Scott, Beatrice Berman, <i>Genealogy of the Coffinberry Family</i> (Cleveland, Ohio: F.A. Myers, 1952, 64 pgs. Online at Heritage Quest Book Search.), Page 9.

2 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970</i> (Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.), Application 45214 October 25, 1927 of William George Kerr Descendant of George Lewis Coffinberry.

3 Scott, Beatrice Berman, <i>Genealogy of the Coffinberry Family</i> (Cleveland, Ohio: F.A. Myers, 1952, 64 pgs. Online at Heritage Quest Book Search.), Page 8.

4 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970</i> (Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.), Application 98493 October 15, 1969 of Herbert LeRoy Smith Jr. Descendant of George Lewis Coffinberry.



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