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COFFEE, AARON (1833–?). Aaron Coffee, Brazoria County planter, was born in Mississippi in 1833. He personally had twenty-five slaves, and the plantation he managed, Halcyon, had 132. In 1860 he owned real property valued at $100,000 and personal property valued at $167,350.


Abigail Curlee Holbrook, "A Glimpse of Life on Antebellum Slave Plantations in Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 76 (April 1973). Ralph A. Wooster, "Wealthy Texans, 1860," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 71 (October 1967).

Diana J. Kleiner


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Diana J. Kleiner, "COFFEE, AARON," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 05, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Modified on October 24, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.