This General Coffee was a first cousin of Gen. John E. Coffee of Jacksonville, Georgia. The identity of the men often confuse folks who are trying to study history. Tennessee John was a very close friend and sidekick of Gen. Andrew Jackson and married the niece of Rachel Jackson. Gen. John E. Coffee of Jacksonville, Ga., was also a famous Indian fighter and US Congressman. He also was famous for constructing the Coffee Road from Jacksonville, Ga. to Tallahassee, Fl.