Andrew Coffing
(1803-1858)
Abigail Crane
(1810-1864)
Smith F. Coffing
(1837-1909)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Louisa Beeker Brown

Smith F. Coffing 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 9 Feb 1837, , Fountain, Indiana, United States 1 3
  • Marriage (1): Louisa Beeker Brown on 8 May 1859 in , Fountain, Indiana, United States
  • Died: 26 Aug 1909, Troy Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States at age 72 1 3
  • Buried: 28 Aug 1909, Covington: Mount Hope Cemetery, Fountain, Indiana, United States 1 3

   FamilySearch ID: 27SH-DMP.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Shawnee Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States. 5 The 1860 census recorded William Brown, farmer, 45, living with wife Mary, 40; Manerva, 18; Jasper, 16; Matilda, 14; Samuel, 11; Benjamin, 9; Beeker, 7; and Mary, 1. Everyone was born in Indiana except William in Pennsylvania and his wife Mary in Virginia. William's real estate was valued at $10,000 and personal estate $2500. The post office was Robroay & Portland.
Next door is William and Mary's daughter, Louisa, 19, living with her husband Smith Coffing, farmer, 23, and their son Jasper M., 4 months old. They were born in Indiana. Smith's real estate is $1800 and personal estate $250.
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2. Census in 1870 in Shawnee Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States. 6 The 1870 census recorded Smith Coffin [sic], 33, living with wife Louisa, 29; Josper M. 10; William B., 7; Mary O., 4; and Leona, 2. Everyone was born in Indiana. Smith's real estate was valued at $5000 and personal estate $2000. The post office was Attica.

3. Census in 1880 in Shawnee Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States. 7 The 1880 census recorded Smith Coffing, farmer, 43, living with wife Louisa, 40; Jasper M., laborer, 20; William D., laborer, 17; Mary O., 14; Leona, 11, Thomas M., 8; Allen S., 5; and Carrie L, 1. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana, except Smith's parents and Louisa's father were born in Pennsylvania. On the same census page is Louisa's parents, Wm. Brown and wife Mary.
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4. Census in 1900 in Shawnee Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States. 8 The 1900 census recorded Smith Coffing, divorced, day laborer, 69, born Feb 1837, living in the household of Bennet Crook, farmer, 69, Jan 1831, and his wife Emla, 63, Aug 1837. Smith was born in Indiana, his father in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio.

5. Cause of Death: intenstitial nephritis, 26 Aug 1909, Troy Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States. 3


Smith married Louisa Beeker Brown, daughter of William Brown and Mary "Jenny" Beeker, on 8 May 1859 in , Fountain, Indiana, United States. The marriage ended in divorce. (Louisa Beeker Brown was born on 16 Oct 1840 in Shawnee Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States,2 4 9 10 died on 6 May 1934 in Covington, Fountain, IN, United States 2 9 10 11 and was buried on 9 May 1934 in Covington: Mount Hope Cemetery, Fountain, Indiana, United States 2 9 10 11.)


Sources


1 , https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19735252.

2 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 8 May 1934, page 10. Obituary of Mary Loiusa Coffing.

3 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 50, Smith Coffing, divorced, father Andrew Coffing, mother Crain, informant Wm B Coffing.

4 , 2 Nov 1930, page 3. Louisa Brown Coffing 90th Birthday.

5 , https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4FF-825 William Brown, 1860.

6 , Smith Coffin Year: 1870; Census Place: Shawnee, Fountain, Indiana; Roll: M593_314; Page: 153B; Family History Library Film: 545813.

7 1880 United States Census, ttps://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHMB-6H7 Smith Coffing, Shawnee, Fountain, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 71, sheet 46B.

8 , https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM1M-L1Y Smith Coffing in household of Bennet Crook, Shawnee Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 71, sheet 5B, family 97.

9 , https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19735285.

10 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 14696 Louisa Brown Coffing, father Wm. Brown, mother Mary Beeker, husband Smith Coffing, informant Carrie Coffing.

11 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 7 May 1934, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. Louise Meeker [sic] Coffing.



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