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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_of_California_Pioneers

Established in 1850, the Society of California Pioneers is dedicated to the study and enjoyment .... John Benson /San Francisco/April 1849; Alvin A. Coffey / Sacramento Valley/May 1849; Edward Conner /San Francisco/April 1849; R. P. ...

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Alvin Aaron Coffey was born a slave in Mason County, Kentucky on July 14, 1822 as the property of Margaret Cooke. His parents were Lewis (Larkin) Coffey and ...

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ALVIN A. COFFEY has told his own story in the Book of Reminiscences, which can be seen at the library of the California Society of Pioneers, located on ...

www.californiapioneers.org/alvin-coffey-african-american-pioneer

Alvin Aaron Coffey was born into slavery in Mason County, Kentucky in 1822 or 1824 (sources differ). He persuaded his fourth owner to allow him to emigrate to ...

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Alvin Aaron Coffey, Sr. (July 14, 1822 - October 28, 1902) was the only African American member of the California Society of Pioneers. Coffey was born a slave  ...

www.mercurynews.com/2011/07/04/ex-slaves-descendants-prosper-in-bay-area

Jul 4, 2011 ... It's a legacy Williams-Jackson said she believes originated with her great-great- grandfather Alvin Coffey — who many historians agree was ...

www.amazon.com/Torturous-Road-Freedom-Alvin-Coffey/dp/1499770391

Alvin Aaron Coffey was born into slavery, but the condition of his birth did not prevent him from achieving his dream of freedom. His story is one of courage, ...

www.ipernity.com/doc/285591/34784109

Sep 4, 2014 ... Alvin Aaron Coffey was born a slave in Mason County, Kentucky on July 14, 1822 to Lewis Larkin Coffey and Nellie Cook. Alvin Coffey was ...

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Alvin Coffey was born a slave in Kentucky in 1822. He persuaded his fourth owner to allow him to travel to California to earn enough to purchase his freedom.