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COFFEE (General John) CEMETERY, (Florence), LAUDERDALE COUNTY ALABAMA

Mapping the Location

Area views of the General John Coffee Cemetery: 7549/7550/7551/7568/7578/7593/7594/7595/7637/cone toppled - Hutchings monument:7621/7638/7639/7640/7642/7643/7644/7645/7646/7647/7648/7649/7650/7651/7652/7653/7654/7655/7656/7657/7658
Coffee Cemetery wide area view:7654W

ASHER, John Andrew, Feb 7, 1833 - Jul 21, 1836. son of Allan & Jane Asher. 7535C/7535/7537
ASHER, Mary Jane,
Jun 1, 1835 - Jul 17, 1836, dau of Allan & Jane Asher of Florida. 7534C/7534/7537
COFFEE, Gen John R.
, Jun 2, 1772 - Jul 7, 1833. (s/o Joshua Coffee b. abt 1740 & Elizabeth Graves b. 1742, d. 1804, Davidson Co Tenn.) "Sacred to the memory of Genl John Coffee, who departed this life, on the 7th day of July A.D. 1833. Aged 61. As a husband, parent and friend he was affectionate, tender and sincere. he was a brave, prompt & skilful General, a disinterested and sagacious patriot an unpretending just and honest man.
" 7596C/7596/7597/7598/back side: 7599/7600/7601/7602
COFFEE, Mary Donelson,
Jun 13, 1793 - Dec 11, 1871. Wife of Gen John Coffee. (Niece of Rachel Donelson Jackson who was the wife of Andrew Jackson.) Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints. 7635/7636
COFFEE, Alexander Donelson,
Jun 3, 1821 - May 9, 1901. I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though were he dead yet shall he live. 7582/7583/7584/7585
COFFEE, Ann Elizabeth Sloss,
Sep 10, 1824 - Mar 20, 1871. Daughter of Rev James L., & Letitia V. Sloss and wife of Alexander Coffee.  (Ornamental grave cradle with another inscription has her death date as Mar 22, 1871.) 7586/7587/7588/7589/7590
COFFEE, Andrew Jackson,
1819 - 1891. Husband of Elizabeth A. Hutchings(stone not found in the Feb 2013 survey. He may be buried elsewhere or here in a (now) unmarked grave.)Historical Tribute
COFFEE, Camilla Madding Jones,
Aug, 1842 - Apr 16, 1928. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints. 7576/7577
COFFEE, Catherine H. (Harriett),
Sep 24, 1826 - Nov 9, 1881, daughter of Gen. J & M Coffee. 7561/7562
COFFEE, Joshua,
Aug 19, 1832 - Jan 25, 1879. Though he stay ore yet still I trust in him. (s/o Gen. John & Mary Coffee.)7563/7564/7565
COFFEE, Elizabeth Croom,
Aug 18, 1879 - Sep 5, 1904. Daughter of Capt. Alexander & Camilla Coffee. Blessed are the Pure in heart for they shall see God. The dead live never more to die and often when we mourn them dead they never were so high. - PRECIOUS -. 7579/7580/7581
COFFEE, Elizabeth Graves,
Feb 24, 1817 - Jan 19, 1838, daughter of Gen. John & Mary Coffee. 7591/7592
COFFEE, Emily,
Jun 23, 1828 - Aug 7, 1829, daughter of John & Mary Coffee. 7603C/7603/7604/7605
COFFEE, Infant
daughter of A.D. & C.M. Coffee, 1877 - 1877, As a flower she faded. 7631/7632
COFFEE, Infant,
unknown - Dec, 1857 (stone not identified or found Feb 2013)
COFFEE, John D. (Donelson),
Mar 15, 1815 - Jun 1837. son of Genl John & Mary Coffee,  Aged 22 years & 3 months. (I tried to read this inscription and became confused by its weakness. It was covered by the broken parts of the stone of his mother. Seems like the dates were not sensible. It read to me: "IN Memory of John D. Coffee, son of Genl John and Mary Coffee, Born March 22nd & Died August 13th A.D 1815.2 29th A.D., aged 22 years & 3 months. some of the year dates may be missing to make this clearer.)7634C/7634
COFFEE, Virgina Malone, 1840 - 1891. 7609
COFFEE, William Donelson,
1830 - 1903. 7610
DONELSON, Capt John,
Apr 23, 1787 - Apr 28, 1840. 7566/7567/7568
FRITTS, Thomas,
1871 - Dec 25, 1929.
HUTCHINGS, Andrew Jackson, Jr.,
Jun 1, 1839 - Apr 29, 1862. 7618/7620
HUTCHINGS, Col Andrew Jackson,
1813 - Jan 13, 1841. "In memory of Col Andrew J. Hutchings Departed this life Jan 13th  A.D. 1841. Aged 28 years. He was rared and educated by his uncle Andrew Jackson in virtue and morality, became a useful man in society, respected by all who knew him was raised to some of his friends in his adapted state. A sincere friend, a pious Christian, a tender husband and father; an honest the noblest work of God, cut off in the prime of life; his soul rest in the bosom of God. Peace to his remains." 7623/7624/7625/7626/found missing corner of the small replica of monument:7633
HUTCHINGS, Coffee,
Mar 14, 1838 - Sep 4, 1844. 7617C/7617/7620/second stone - box tomb: 7627/7628/7629
HUTCHINGS, John Coffee,
Nov 29, 1831 - Dec 25, 1831. Infant son of Andrew & Mary Hutchings. 7612C/7612/7613
HUTCHINGS, Mary Donelson Coffee,
Sep 24, 1812 - Dec 10, 1839. 7614/7615/7616/second stone:7619/7620/7622
HUTCHINGS, Mary
Jun 8, 1836 - Jun 16, 1836. "Infant daughter of A.J. & M. Hutchings, born on the 8th day of June & died the 16th of 1836." 7611C/7611/7613 
HUTCHINGS,
no other information remaining, Broken child's box tomb top in the Hutchings area faint bit of inscription remaining: 7630
LORANCE, Andrew J.,
1825 - (died between 1880 & 1900 censuses)(s/o John & Mary Houston Lorance; no stone found in 2013 survey)
LORANCE, John,
Sep 22, 1787 - Sep 22, 1846.  He was a good man and a just. 7575
LORANCE, Mary Caroline Houston,
Nov 5, 1798 - May 15, 1878. (Wife of John Lorance)(her stone not found in the Feb 2013 survey)
LORANCE, Mary S. (Mary Susan Watkins),
Jan 23, 1831 - Feb 15, 1857.  consort of William Lucius Lorance 7569/7570/7573/footstone M.S.L.: 7574
LORANCE, (William Lucius "Little Lucius",
Feb, 1857 - Feb, 1857).  7571/7573
LORANCE, William Lucius,
1827 - Jul 21, 1861. (s/o John & Mary Houston Lorance; Married to Mary Susan Watkins - 10 Nov 1853, Madison Co., AL. Pvt., Capt. MacFarland's Company H (Lauderdale Volunteer Dragoons), 4th AL. Inf. Reg't., died at the 1st "Battle of Manassas". May it be assumed he was buried on the battlefield? - no stone found for him in this cemetery 2013.)
McFADDEN, Alexander, birth unknown - Jul 29, 1825. Born near Ballymen County Antrim Ireland. Departed this life at Florence Ala. 7539/7540/7541/7542/7543
MORGAN, James T.,
Jan, 1839 - May 4, 1894, born near Murfreesboro Tenn. 7556/7557/7559 
MORGAN, Rachel Posey,
Oct 4, 1845 - Aug 7, 1906. 7558/7559 
MORGAN, Maud H.,
Sep, 1878 - Dec 9, 1898. Daut. of Dr J.T. & R.H. Morgan. 7560
NYE, Mary D.,
Mar 29, 1857 - Oct 18, 1884. Daughter of William & Virginia Coffee, wife of Charles N. Nye. 7606/7607/back side:"Our daughter": 7608
POSEY, S.C. (Sidney Cherry),
May 4, 1803 - Dec 22, 1868. 7554/7555
POSEY, Calista DePriest,
Mar 26, 1814 - Jul 21, 1854. Wife of S.C. Posey. She is not dead buy sleepeth. Righteousness is immortal. 7552/7553
POSEY, Mary L.,
Nov 10, 1843 - Aug 9, 1906 7547/7548
WADELL, Lucinda,
May 19, 1812 - Aug 28, 1832 (death year may be 1852) Be ye also ready. 7536C/7536/7538

Unknown remains of broken box tomb
beside Alexander McFadden. 7544
Unknown remains of box tomb
parts placed in four corners as if marking unknown grave(s) 7545/7546

Misplaced section of a footstone J.D.
probably for John Donelson: 7572
Unknown stone-east of the other stones several feet. No equipment to examine it for an inscription. 7641

This is one of the most highly acclaimed and historical cemeteries in the south with prominent remains of pioneers lying here who were in part responsible for laying the foundation of many of the gains attributed to the America's early growth & strength.

This cemetery publication is based on the photography of C. Wayne Austin 15 Feb 2013. Added here 19 Feb 2013.