m. bef 1772
- Gen. John R Coffee1772 - 1833
Facts and Events
||Gen. John R Coffee
||Col. John Coffee
||2 Jun 1772
||Prince Edward, Virginia, United States
||3 Oct 1809
||Davidson, Tennessee, United Statesto Mary Donelson
||7 Jul 1833
||Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States
||Coffee Cemetery, Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
John Coffee (June 2, 1772 – July 7, 1833) was an American planter and state militia general in Tennessee. He commanded troops under General Andrew Jackson in the Creek Wars (1813–1814) and the later Battle of New Orleans.
President Andrew Jackson appointed Coffee as his representative, along with Secretary of War John Eaton, to negotiate treaties with Southeast American Indian tribes to accomplish removal, a policy authorized by Congressional passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Coffee negotiated the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek of 1830 with the Choctaw by which they ceded their lands, and started negotiations with the Chickasaw, but they did not conclude a treaty until after his death.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gen. John R Coffee, in Find A Grave.
[Inscription:"To the memory of Gen'l. John Coffee, who departed this life on the 7th day of July, AD 1833, aged 61 years. As a husband he was affectionate, tender and sincere. He was a brave, prompt & skillful General, a disinterested and sagacious patriot, an unpretending, just and honest man."
[Note: the marker supports his birth in 1772, but does not indicate his place of birth.]
[Note: As of May 2014, includes other photos, but does not include photo of grave marker.]
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 John Coffee, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
Gen. John Coffee
- ↑ The Natchez Trace Traveler, Vol 8, No 4, p 140, Nov 1988.
John Coffee was a Colonel of a regiment of mounted gunmen in the Tennessee Volunteer Calvary in the expedition to Natchez from 10 December 1812 to 27 April 1813. He was on active duty again during the Creek Wars from 24 September 1813 to 29 October 1813 when he was promoted to Major General. He continued in service until 10 May 1814. He also was a Brigadier General at the Battle of New Orleans under General Andrew Jackson and served from 11 September 1814 to 20 June 1815. The widow applied for bounty land on 28 December 1854 in Lauderdale Co, AL, and received BL Wt Terr in March 1817 and moved to Huntsville, Madison Co, from Davidson Co., TN; later he moved to Lauderdale Co, AL. Mary Donelson was a niece of Rachael Donelson, the wife of Andrew Jackson. Information from McCown and Burns, from Hill, and from the National Archives.