Ceased to be, very suddenly, on Saturday last, the name of JACOB WOLF COFFINBERRY--a name which has been associated with the history of this county from its organization. The deceased had probably been in existence over fifty years; had given name to a family of children; had figured upon a large number of papers as an attorney and counselor at law; has been one term the Probate Judge of this county, and at the time of its demise was recorded among the names which were known as our County Board of Supervisors, was on the list of the militia as Lieutenant Colonel and was published as the keeper of that very respectable hotel, the Union House, of Richland City. The demise was occasioned by some cause unknown to us; probably by the action of the County Board in offering a bounty for wolf scalps; but as to this we would not be certain--certain it is, however, that the name of J.W. Coffinberry is no more.
Richland County Observer; 18 Nov 1856, p2