Web Results

Society of California Pioneers - Wikipedia


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...

Coffey, Alvin Aaron (1822-1902) | The Black Past: Remembered and ...


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 ...

Alvin Coffey, African American Pioneer | Society of California Pioneers


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 ...

Alvin Coffey was born a slave in Kentucky in... - California State Library


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.

Ex-slave's descendants prosper in Bay Area – The Mercury News


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 ...

Alvin Aaron Coffey, Sr (1822 - 1902) - Find A Grave Memorial


Sep 14, 2005 ... Father of William, Mary F. Coffey Pindell, John W. Coffey, Alvin A. Coffey, Lavinia Bassett Coffey Logan Snaden, Stephen Ware Coffey, Charles ...

ipernity: Alvin Coffey - by ~Kicha~


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 ...

Traveling to the Gold Rush - Education Place


This account of Alvin A. Coffey's journey to the California gold fields overland by wagon is filled with descriptions of various adventures he experienced along the  ...

Slavery in California - JStor


Alvin Coffey was born in 1822, in Saint Louis, Missouri. He came to Cali- ... Whereupon Alvin told him if he would let him return to California, he could easily earn ...

From The Quarters to Lincoln Heights - Mark Oliver


2) ALVIN A. COFFEY by Sue Bailey Thurman http://www.sfmuseum.org/bio/coffey .html. 3) 1848-1865: Gold Rush, Statehood, and the Western Movement, ...

More Info

Alvin Coffey - African American '49er and Black California Pioneer


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 ...

Alvin A. Coffey - Oakland - LocalWiki


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  ...

Alvin Coffey | African American Histories


May 4, 2013 ... Alvin Coffey, born in 1822 as a slave, was first brought to California in 1849 by Dr . Bennett of Missouri to work for a short time in the gold mines.