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Andrew Jackson's wife - John Coffee relationship

Darlene (View posts)
Posted: 4 Mar 2000 3:34PM GMT
On line on the ancestry site is Tennessee the Volunteer State 1769–1923: Volume 2
on page 102 it states:
In April, 1798, John Coffee and his mother settled on the Cumberland River, a few miles above Nashville, near Andrew Jackson and the Donelsons and married Mary Donelson, a niece of Mrs. Jackson. A strong friendship was formed between [p.102] him and Andrew Jackson which continued unimpaired until Jackson's death. They formed a partnership in mercantile business which was not successful, and Coffee withdrew in 1807 and devoted himself to surveying.
When he married Mary Donelson in 1809, her father, Captain John Donelson gave her a farm on Stone's River in Rutherford county, near Old Jefferson, and they lived there throughout his military career and until they went to Alabama, near Florence, in 1819. While living near Old Jefferson, he was elected county court clerk of Rutherford County.

Hope this helps explain the relationship of the two wives.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Brian 28 Jan 2000 8:33PM GMT 
Dale Dalton 25 Feb 2000 9:54PM GMT 
Darlene 4 Mar 2000 10:34PM GMT 
gloriasnoddy3... 17 Dec 2000 9:13AM GMT 
Robert Coffee 29 Apr 2001 1:19PM GMT 
outcast329 25 Jul 2004 9:52PM GMT 
Ales Kuretic 16 Jan 2006 9:02AM GMT 
Dale Dalton 25 Feb 2000 10:17PM GMT 
Dale Dalton 26 Feb 2000 6:27PM GMT 
gloria_broder... 12 Sep 2005 7:44AM GMT 
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