Thank you for answering Frank. I also have Ben D Coffman as Bion Deforest Coffman. His death certificate & tombstone says Bion. I am descended from his sister, Ilenah. She is my 2g grandmother. I am looking for documentation for the father, Benjamin C Coffman's parentage. When I've seen parents there is never any proof. It is not a unique name and there are several Ben Coffmans in the area so very easy to get wrong. Would you have personal knowledge or records? Thanks you again for you reply.