Son of John Donelson and Mary Narcissa (Brahan) Coffee, Sr.
Born: November 23, 1838 in Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama.
Died: April 22, 1874 in De Valls Bluff, Prairie County, Arkansas.
Buried: Plot: Fowler Section, Lot 23, Space 9; Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.
Married: Sallie Ruffin Tucker 1858 in Unknown.

Grandson of Brigadier General John R. Coffee, Andrew Jackson's Chief of Cavalry during the Indian Wars and the War of 1812, John Donelson Coffee, Jr. was born in Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama to John D. Coffee, Sr. and Mary Narcissa Brahan Coffee. He attended the University of Virginia for one session, during 1854-1855, but did not graduate. He married Sallie Ruffin Tucker in 1858. In 1860 he was licensed to practice law in Mississippi. During the Civil War he served as an officer in the Confederate army. Some time after the war he moved his family to Arkansas, where he engaged in farming. He died at his plantation, Surrounded Hill, near De Valls Bluff, Arkansas, in 1874, from gunshot wounds suffered in an argument over attaching some livestock.
(Source: Iverson/Patrick Whitney)