About Hugh Patrick Caffey:
CAFFEY, HUGH PATRICK, planter and sheriff, was born October 27, 1807, in Gullford County, N. C., and
died October 21, 1847, in Montgomery; son of Thomas and Mary (Patrick) Caffey (q. v.). He removed at
an early age to Georgia later locating in Alabama. He was at one time deputy sheriff of Lowndes County
and later sheriff of Montgomery County. Married: January 28, 1830, to Jane Caroline, daughter of William
and Ann Hendrick (Hamilton) Dunklin, of Collirene, Lowndes County. Children: 1. Thomas Dunklin, d. unm.;
2. Hugh William (q. v.); 3. Hooper Patrick, m. Maria Rast; 4. Mary Ann, m. William Watkin Dunklin;
5. Irene Caroline, m. John Ashurst Caffey. Last residence: Montgomery.
Came to , Montgomery Co,
Al with his family in 1817 and then on to Lowndesboro in 1822 which was then in Montgomery county.
Old records show Hugh Patrick as coroner at Hayneville, Al in March of 1832. Later he was deputy sheriff
of Lowndes Co.. In 1836 he moved his family to Montgomery, where he served as sheriff of that Co.. He
died in 1847, leaving Jane a widow, at age 33, with children aged 2 to 16. Hugh met Jane in Collirene,
Al when her family moved there in 1826. They married before Jane reached her 16th birthday.
aka 10 Feb 1847
About Jane Caroline Dunklin:
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Lowndes, Lowndes, Alabama
Ann H Dunklin 63
Jane C Coffey 36
Hooper Coffey 13
Mary A C Coffey 10
Irene Coffey 5
About Thomas Dunklin Caffey:
Thomas was 29 years old and practicing law in , Montgomery Co, Al when he joined the Third AL Infantry.
Although Thomas survived the war, he suffered intensely from shrapnel wounds in his legs and was never
able to return to law practice. He never married and lived as a semi-invalid at his brother Hugh's home
in Collirene, then in Hayneville, and in Verbena, Al until he died on November 10, 1904. He was buried
in Verbena. This info from book "Collirene"
Letter's written by Thomas Caffey, a member of the Metropolitian
Guards of , Montgomery Co, Al, to members of his family appear in Confederate Veteran Magazine.(Jan.1918)
Thomas belonged to the well known Caffey family of Middle AL. He had been practicing law in Montgomery
for some years when, in January 1861, he volunteered for military duty and served for several weeks
at Pensacola, Florida. Returning to Montgomery, he enlisted in the Metropolitian Guards, which became
Company F, 3rd AL Infantry, with which he went to Virginia and served throughout the entire war, surrendering
Was wounded in leg at the battle of Chancellorsville, VA, May 2 and 3, 1863. Appeared
on a roll of Prisoners of War, belonging to the Army of Northern Virginia, who have been this day surrendered
by General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A., commanding said Army, to Lieut. Genl. U.S. Grant, commanding Armies
of the United States. Done at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865. Was a Sgt.
Enlisted: April 26, 1861, Montgomery Co, Al, CSA 3rd AL Inf. 2nd Srgt.
April 09, 1865, by Gen. Lee to Gen. Grant Appomattox Court House, Virginia