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Re: Harriet Reid COFFIELD b. 1848 Belmont,OH
Posted by: Ken Cofield Date: August 30, 1999 at 09:22:58
In Reply to: Harriet Reid COFFIELD b. 1848 Belmont,OH by Laura Koehn of 178


Sorry I haven't replied any earlier to the forum, it's been rather busy here
(Seattle) of late.

I haven't been able to find anything more than you have. My last name is
Cofield (with one 'F'), and I'm descended from Cofield's in Ohio, but it's
not the same line. In the spirit of sharing, my line looks something like

James COFIELD b. 4 May 1821 ,Noble Co., OH, d. 5 Nov 1891 Cokato, Wright
Co., MN, md. 1841 ,Noble Co.,Ohio to Mary Elizabeth POWELL b. 21 Jul 1821
Ohio, d. 13 Sep 1905 Annandale, Wright Co., MN. They had six children,
---John COFIELD b. 1844 , Noble, OH, d. 1929 Los Angeles, CA, md.
???? to Amanda PARSONS b. ????, d. ???? Coffeyville, KS. They had nine
children, including:
---Charles William COFIELD b. 14 Jan 1870 French Lake,
Wright Co., MN, d. 1 Sep 1957 ???? md. 28 Sep 1895 French Lake, Wright Co.,
MN, to Alice DYKEMAN b. 5 Apr 1879 French Lake, Wright Co., MN, d. Oct 1972
Payette, Payette Co., ID. They had 12 children, including:
---Dewey McKinley COFIELD b. 7 Dec 1899 Brainerd,MN,
d. 8 Apr 1983 Boise, ID, md. 7 Jun 1926 to Edith Edna James COMER b. 27 Jun
1904 Walnut Ridge, Lawrence Co., AR, d. 20 Apr 1975 Boise, ID.

Dewey and Edna had four boys, including my father. I've looked around a bit
at various web sites,, (Ohio River Valley
Families Homepage), the SSDI search facility at, but I
haven't gotten any further on your line or mine. I did manage to trace
Alice Dykeman back through nine generations to Johannes Dyckman, one of the
earliest settlers of New York (1640's), back when it was called New
Amsterdam. But as for the Cofield's and how they got to Ohio.......

I did just discover a thread going on under the Cofield (one 'F') Genealogy Forum about Thomas Coffield (Harriet's father) that might prove interesting. Folks there don't seem to know when or where Thomas was born, so you might want to enlighten them.

Happy hunting!

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