I don't think we are directly related. My Coffee family came to Va.from Ireland around 1640. They later migrated to NC and then to Rabun Co.Ga. around 1820. My grandfather[John Thomas Coffee,Sr.] was born and grew up in Rabun Co. John and Thomas are family names. His father was Thomas J.Coffee. My GG grandfather was Joel Hymer Coffee. My GGG grandfather was John Coffee. My GGGG was also named John Coffee. My father was John THomas Coffee,Jr. Some of my other family names are Singleton,Cobb,Dotson,Cannon and Jenkins.