Looking to confirm parents to John B Coffman

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Now more confused than before-I am looking to confirm who the parents are to John B Coffman.  John was born Est. March 1824, married Missouri Belknap.  I had found a census that showed parents as Michael Coffman and Mary Yates, (now cannot find it again) also a census father Michael and mother Mary with no maiden name, also Michael Coffman and Mary Bryant.  If I look at the children it would appear Mary Bryant fits better.  I find a couple census that may lend an answer but then it routes me to ancestory and I am unable to see the document.


John B Coffman 1178,  Debbie Coffman 1159
in Genealogy Help by Debbie Coffman G2G2 (2.3k points)
edited by Debbie Coffman

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Hi Debbie,

Could you attach his profile to your question to help folks help you? If you click edit on your question then add his wiki-id (this will be on his profile page, is mine is Batman-73)
by Lizzie Griffiths G2G6 Pilot (107k points)
selected by Debbie Coffman
John B Coffman 1178,  Debbie Coffman 1159

Hi, I'm English so not great at searching american records but I do have ancestry.

There is one tree on ancestry that is public and looks well researched. It is called The Moon family tree if that means anything to you?

Anyway this user has Johns parents as Daniel Coffman born 1791 in Pennsylvania and Mary Walthen born 1794 in Pennsylvania.

The siblings of John are different, they are listed as Daniel P born 1826 and Mary E born 1830.

The 1830 and 40 census are included but don't offer much insight as they only list the name of the head of household, the children are just listed as number of 'free white persons living at address'. In 1840 the detail looks like this, (so there probably are more siblings)

Daniel Coffman


Name Daniel Coffman
Home in 1840 (City, County, State) Perry, Saint Francois, Missouri
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14 2
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19 1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture 3
Free White Persons - Under 20 5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49 2
Total Free White Persons 8
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves

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