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Delilah Keltner Coomer: A remarkable Adair Co., KY mother

She was a bride at 14 and a great mother. He recalls other notable women of the clan, including a great grandmother, Fannie Munday Coomer, who died in 1957, he remembers family historian Margie Coffey telling him, she left 278 direct living descendants. He recalls, too, the deathbed wish for a drink of the sweetest water Delilah Hasa Jane Keltner ever tasted - and its source.
Click on headline for full story with photo of Delilah Hasa Jane Keltner Coomer, the beautiful ancestor of so many in several great families of Adair County, KY - CM

By Phil Coffey

I'm attaching a photo of my G.G.Grandmother, Delilah Hasa Jane Keltner Coomer(1834-1922),

She married William Riley Coomer when she was 14.

Delilah was born and raised on a farm behind Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church (1915 Keltnertown Road) near Keltner, KY.

When she was near death Aunt Margie Coffey said that she insisted that someone bring her some water from the spring on her "Homeplace" because she said it was the sweetest water she had ever tasted.

I am a descendant of William Riley and Delilah's son Mack. He married Elizabeth Francis ("Fannie") Munday". Mack and Fannie's daughter Ina River Coomer Coffey was my grandmother.

When Great Grandmother "Fannie" died in 1957 she had eight surviving children, 60 grandchildren, 192 great grandchildren and 18 great great grandchildren. - PHIL COFFEY

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Favorite Historic Photo: Delilah Keltner

2013-05-12 - Keltner, Adair Co., KY - Photo from Collection of Phil Coffey.

She was a bride at 14, born in 1834 on the family farm behind Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church in Adair County near the Metcalfe County line. When she was near death in 1922, family historian Margie Coffey recalls, she insisted that someone bring her some water from the spring on her "Homeplace" because she said it was the sweetest water she had ever tasted. - Phil Coffey

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