Searching for descendants of my great-great-great uncle, Birch Coffey. He was born 1850 in Sangamon Co., IL to Rev. Newton Eli Coffey and Martha Louise (Vermillion) Coffey, married Melissa Louise Slater in 1873 in Christian Co., IL, & died 1895 in Christian Co., IL.
Children include: Walter Coffey (1874-1924), Lillian Maude (Coffey) Slater (1875-1922), Lucy Angelene (Coffey) Batty (1879-1947), Clara Evelyn (Coffey) Rhine (1880-1958), Charles Thomas Coffey (1881-1957), Nathaniel Rolland Coffey (1886-1961), John Henry Coffey (1888-1935), Fred Robert Coffey (1889-1942), Sarah Louise (Coffey) Markwell (1891-1968)
Would like to locate a grandchild or great-grandchild of Birch to participate in the Family Finder project at Family Tree DNA (www.ftdna.com
). The test is no more painful than brushing one's teeth. Pre-paid kits are on hand for distribution to carefully selected cousins.