Title: World Family Tree Vol. 13, Ed. 1
Page: Tree #1476
Author: Br�derbund Software, Inc.
Publication: Release date: August 14, 1997
Note: From Farrell ([email protected]@imt.net) 6/24/99 "Kauffman-Coffman Lineages" by Charles Fahs Kauffman (1940), p. 659 Martin "came from Rockingham Co., VA, to Hocking Twp, Fairfield Co., OH in 1807. A tradition in family speaks of a tide-water or intermittent spring on the Rockingham Farm. The Rockingham Co, VA lists Jacob Coffman as having a son Martin Coffman over 16 yrs. A Martin Coffman acts on marriage bond in 1801 for John Coffman and Rachel Shoemaker; also in 1807 for Andrew Coffman and Elizabeth Conrad." Martin might have been the son of Jacob Coffman who d. 1796 in Linville, Rockingham Co. who married Elizabeth Holdiman, daughter of Christian Holdiman of Lancaster Co., PA. Jacob & Elizabeth also had sons Christian, Jacob & John. Many of Martin's children evidently settled in Marion Co., OH. From D. Mark Barnhart ([email protected]@aol.com) 6/28/99 There was another Martin Coffman that moved from Rockingham Co, VA to Fairfield Co, OH about the same time that our Martin did. The other Martin was connected with the Baptist church. Our Martin was with the Church of the United Brethern in Christ. VA State archives (from Lyla <[email protected]@aol.com> 3/25/04 Know all men by these presents that we Martin Coffman and John Whithouse are held and firmly bound unto his excellency James Wood esq Governor of the Commonwealth of VA and his successors for the use of the Commonwealth in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to which payment well and truly to be made we do bind ourselves and every of us, our and every of us, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly an feveraly by these presents witness our hands and seals, this 7th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight. The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas a Marriage is shortly intended to be solemnized between the above Martin Coffman and Sarah Whitehouse both of Rockingham County, if therefore there shall be no lawful cause to obstruct the said Marriage, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force. Signed sealed and devised in the presence of James Brown Martin Coffman x (mark)John Whitehouse x (mark) 6/30/99 Will of Martin Coffman, Sr. In the name of God Amen. I Martin Coffman Senr of Fairfield County and the State of Ohio being afflicted in body but of sound and disposing mind and Memory, considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle all my worldly affairs and thereby be better repared to leave the World when it may please God to call me Home.****** I will and Devise to my son John Coffman the sum of two hundred dollars to be paid to him by my son Benjamin Coffman within six years after my decease without interest. I will and devise to my son Noah Coffman the sum of two hundred dollars to be paid to him by my son Benjamin Coffman within six year after my decease without interest. I well and devise to my daughter Susanna Huffman, formerly Susanna Coffman, the sum of two hundred dollars to be paid to her by my son Benjamin Coffman within six years after my decease without interest, and to secure the payment of the foregoing Bequests I charge the farm on which I have herein devised to my son Benjamin Coffman. I will and devise to my son Benjamin the farm or lands on which I now reside, containing one hundred acres, more or less, and being the only real or landed Estate of which I am possessed, to be His and his heirs and assigns forever uppon condition: of his paying the before mentioned devises, I have made to my two sons John & Noah Coffman and also to my daughter Susanna Huffman.****** I will and devise to my wife Sarah in line of her dower Lands than my one third of the products of the farm on which I order to be paid to her by my son Benjamin Coffman annually during her natural life and she is also to have the free use of the house and yard attached to the same in which we now reside. Also to have the use of the garden that is enclosed with ralings at this time, pasture for one cow & fire wood from the primises. In the event of her wishing to keep a horse, she is to be entitled to the pasture for the same. The above mentioned priviledges she is to have during her natural life. I will & devise to my daughter Susannah Huffman***My mantle clock which is to remain in the possession of my wife Sarah during her lifetime and then to be delivered to her. I will to my son Noah Coffman***My Rattan walking cane. My will is that the amount of money that may remain in the hands of Executor arising out of the proceeds of the sale of my personal effects after the payment of my physicians bill who may attend me in my last illness and other funeral expenses shall be equally divided share and share alike with my five daughters, Eig., Grace, Elizabeth, Polly, Sary Ann, and Susanna. My wife Sarah having first received her legal proportio As I have heretofore given my four daughters, viz., Grace Barnhart formerly Grace Coffman, Elizabeth Strode, Polly Barnhart, Sary Ann Greek, Also my two sons David L Coffman and Martin Coffman, Junr. tracts of land and Executor Deeds to them for the same-having thereby served to and given them all that I intend to give them of my real or lamented estate. Lastly I appoint and constitute G.H. Strode to be sole executor of this my last will and testament.*** In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seals this 31st day of January, 1850. Probated beginning on 19th December 1857. Virgil E. Shaw, Probate Judge. ** some language snipped out I have the original newspaper of our Martin Coffman's death and had it restored in mylar by the Indiana Historical Society. The text of this follows: The Religious Telescope, Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday, December 9, 1857. New Series, Vol. Viii, No. 14., Whole No. 917. Page 56. Biographical. Martin Coffman departed this life, Nov. 6th, A.D. 1857, aged 84 years 10 months and 15 days, in prospect of a blessed immortality. This aged Father in Israel, was known by many weary traveling ministers of the U. B. church, as well as of other denominations. His house was the home of God's servant; they invariably met a hearty and cheerfull welcome, and on their departure a pressing invitation to return. The writer has often, for the last twenty odd years, been favored with the hospitalities of his house; and if called upon to give a description of his kindness of soul, in a single sentence, would employ the language of Logan, the Indian chief: "No man ever went from my door hungry." Father Coffman commenced his religious career forty-seven years ago, and continued to the hour of his departure to witness a good profession. Unwavering in his attachment to the cause of God and his people, the performance of religious duties was easy and delightsome. He was born in Rockingham county, Virginia. Emigrated to Fairfield county, Ohio, in the year 1807, which was his residence up to the time of his death. His last illness was borne with Christian resignation and patience, ever and anon experiencing increased comfort and joy in the Holy Ghost. He has left a large circle of relatives to mourn, including eleven children, ninety-eight grand children, seventy-one great grand children, his companion having departed some years since. On the Sabbath after his departure, he was interred in the Union grave-yard, Walnut Cir., S. C., attended by many. Nov. 17, 1857 J. MONTGOMERY. Walnut cir, S. C. stand for Walnut circuit of Scioto Conference, Church of the United Brethern in Christ. The cemetery is now known as East Union cemetery, Hocking Township, Fairfield Co, Ohio. This cemetery is located on the west side of Shaw Road, 1/2 mile south of Crumley Road. Here once stood the Union Meeting House of the United Brethern in Christ. The church and cemetery date back to 1835 when land was deeded to the congregation by Ira Presler and wife. 4/22/01 "A Genealogy and History of the Kauffman-Coffman Families of North America 1584 to 1937" by Charles Fahs Kauffman. Recently reprinted ...with the permission of Lawrence P. Kauffman, Jr., R.D. #5, Box 5406, York, PA 17402. To purchase the book: Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society 2215 Millstream Road Lancaster, PA 17602-1499 Phone: (717) 393-9745I believe the total cost with shipping was $65 (it's a huge book).
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