It's official. A direct male descendant of William Coffee Berry has Coffee DNA. He had all 12 markers match all 12 markers of other Coffee/Coffeys.
When William Coffee Berry, b. 1795 in NC, wrote in his day book that his mother, Elizabeth Fields Berry, told him he and his sister, Mary Coffee Berry, were the acknowledged offspring of Rice Coffee, he was right.
This will be good news for some of his descendants and sad news for others who were hoping Bradley Berry was William's father.
I'd be glad to email with anyone about this. I have a tremendous amount of info on this family along with photos. I'd like to see photos of the Coffees, please.