Mary Ellen and James L. Coffman

Updated Feb 18, 2020 moment please
Mary Ellen and James L. Coffman
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James Lafayette Coffman age 4 or 5
Birth 30 MAR 1932 • Morrilton, Arkansas, USA
Death 30 DEC 2013 • Andover, Butler, Kansas, USA

and his grandmother
Mary Ellen Campbell Coffman
Birth 19 FEB 1886 • Arkansas
Death 8 JAN 1981 • Dexter, Stoddard, Missouri
Date & Place: Not specified or unknown.
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Mary Ellen (Campbell) Coffman
Mary Ellen (Campbell) Coffman was born on February 19, 1886 in Arkansas United States, and died at age 94 years old on January 8, 1981 in Dexter, Stoddard County, Missouri. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary Ellen (Campbell) Coffman.
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James Lafayette Coffman
He was married a few time, had 3 children with his first wife and fathered 3 others with other women during his marriage. He was a truck driver at some point. liked to fish and work with his hand. he built small wooden furniture and such. He served in Korea. That's all I know about him.
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Kayellen Cheeseman
I am researching my biological father. I would very much like to locate photos of him as well as his parents and siblings. SURNAMES: Coffman Phelps Carter Campbell Petty
If you choose to contact me. Please put in the subject line. "Coffman Research" I took both Ancestry and 23andMe DNA tests. I am also on GEDmatch. I found out my "Dad" was not my biological father at the age of 56. My biological father died 3 years before I found out about him. His name was James Lafayette Coffman. I refer to him as James Lafayette or simply my biological father. There were 6 biological children (so far). I have met 3 siblings (brother and 2 sisters). My 1/2 brother allowed me to scan these photos of our biological father. This brother and one sister had a long relationship with James Lafayette and stated that the biological father knew there were likely to be other siblings "out there". Sadly, there was not "connection" between us. I am grateful that my 1/2 sibling allowed me to scan photos and documents and wish things could have been different. Life is what it is. Currently, as time allows, I have been researching to locate photos of James Lafayette and his parents, siblings and other family. Thankfully I was very luck to meet, (via the internet), two very amazing 4th cousins who have been a great help and have shared a lot of ancestral information and photos. Today (17 Feb 2020) I realized that my eldest son looks very similar to my biological father during their teen years. What a shock that was.It just never hit me until today.
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