Thomas Caffey Family


Thomas Caffey Family

Husband: Thomas Caffey

Born: 24 Oct 1845at: , Meigs Co, Tn
Married: at: 
Died: 27 Oct 1871at: , Laclede Co, Mo
Buried: at: 
Father: Leven Stokes Caffey
Mother: Celia Perry

Wife: Ellen Charlotte McAdoo

Born: 25 Dec 1851at: Greene, , Mo
Died: 04 May 1927at: Phillipsburg, Laclede Co, Mo
Buried: at: Old Salem Cemetery, Laclede Co, Mo
Father: Levi Pinkney McAdoo
Mother: Minerva Ellen Harper
Other Spouses: Edward Caffey  


Name: Emma Elmira Caffey
Born: 18 Apr 1868at: , Laclede Co, Mo
Died: 02 Sep 1942at: Phillipsburg, Laclede Co, Mo
Buried: at: Union cemetery in Phillipsburg, Laclede Co, Mo
Spouses: Frank McFarland  

Name: Charles E Caffey
Born: Nov 1871at: , Laclede Co, Mo
Died: 1940at: , , Ok
Buried: at: Elmwood Cemetery, Wagner Co, Ok
Spouses: Cora E Unknown  Mary Callie Letterman  

More Information:

About Thomas Caffey:

Spouse Ellen is the Ellen C. McAdoo, that later married Thomas' brother, Edward Caffey. See Laclede Co, Mo Census' for 1870 and 1880..: Info on dates of birth from 1870 Mo census.

About Ellen Charlotte McAdoo:

Previously married to Edward's brother Thomas Caffey.
At age 13 she joined the Phillipsburg Cumberland Presbyterian church. Name appears in listing of new members ot the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Phillipsburg, Laclede Co, Mo Nov 4, 1871.
Age given as 25 in 1880 census, which is inconsistant with other data.

Head of household, living with children, Maude, Corda and Christopher in 1900 census.
Head of household, living with son, Christopher E., in 1910 census.

Quotation from journal of Judge Anderson McFall:
"Ellen C. Caffey Sold her 2 Lots 7 & 8 BlockJ, Phillipsburg Mo to B.F. McFarland consideration $200.00 August lst l902."
"Ellen C. Caffey & soninlaw and wife Harrie Left Phillipsburg Mo for Near Wagoner I.T. August 3rd l902."
"Ellen C. Caffey & Familey mooved back in to her old house Phillipsburg Mo From the I.T. Decr 23rd l903."
"Ellen C. Caffey and little gran daughter Neva and Ted left Phillipsburg Mo For Indiana Territory January 4th l906."

Ellen O. Caffey, who made her home with a daughter, Mrs. B. F. McFarland in Phillipsburg, died Wednesday, May 4th. Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian Church there conducted by Rev.. J. A. Russell.Ellen C. McAdoo was born in Greene Co. Dec. 25, 1851, was seventy-five years and four months old. Her first marriage was to Thomas Caffey. To this union were born two children, Mrs. Emma E. McFarland of Phillipsburg and Charley Caffey of Oklahoma. In 1873 she was married to Edward Caffey. To this union was born six children, Martin Caffey of Phillipsburg, Mrs. Hattie South of California, Mrs. Lucy Hufft of Near Sleeper, Mrs. Maude Fulton of Oklahoma, Mrs. Carda Stafford and C. E. Caffey of Conway. She is survived by all of her children, 24 grandchildren, 4 greats, and other relatives and a host of friends. Mrs. Caffey became a Christian at the age of 13 and joined the Presbyterian church where she lived a faithful member until death. Mrs. Caffey lived a noble life. She was kind to her children and neighbors, having had no other purpose in the world than to do good. How well she filled that mission was told by her many deeds of kindness. Our hearts go out in sympathy to those who mourn the loss of this loved one. She will be greatly missed in the community where she had lived for many years. Interment was in the Salem Cemetery.

There is a second obit for her...basically the same, with these additions:
First husband Thomas Caffey...died Oct 27, 1871. Her second husband died 25 years later in the same month and on the same day of the month of the first husband. The second marriage was to Edward Caffey (a brother of Thomas Caffey) in 1873. It is 29 years since the death of Edward Caffey.

Revised: 06-Jun-15  12:08 PM