Genealogy of the Early Generations of the Coffin Family in New England

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David Clapp & Son, 1870 - Devon (England) - 17 pages
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A printed genealogy showing several generations of descendants from Peter Coffin of Brixton, co. Devon, England, whose widow Joan (Thember) and children immigrated to Salisbury, Mass., in 1642. The Coffin family lived also at Haverhill and Newbury, Mass. This genealogy is reprinted from the N.E.H.G. Register 24[1870]:149-154 and 305-315. Brief annotations by William Sumner Appleton appear on the printed pages themselves; his more extensive annotations are handwritten on interleaved pages. Additional printed material on the Coffin family, taken from the Register of October 1848, appears in the back of the volume, and includes some data on English Coffins.

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Page 17 - son of Nathaniel Coffin, who died when this son was 9 years of age. Soon after his father's death, his mother removed to, Mass., with her three children, for the purpose of giving them the literary advantages of that place. Nathaniel became a member of Phillips Academy, where he remained about five years. He
Page 15 - in Nantucket, April 22, 1693, and died there Aug., 1727. He married Ruth, daughter of John and Experience (Folger) Swain, who died Feb. 8, 1775. They had :— i. ABIGAIL, b. in Nantucket, July 12, 1719 ; d. June 27, 1801 ; m. Daniel Smith, ii. EUNICE, b. in N.. Aug. 25, 1721 ; d. Jan. 2,
Page 17 - Mr. Coffin was a gentleman of culture and was quite at home in the use of the pen. For several years he was a frequent contributor to the press. He wrote several pieces of poetry, some of which were of more than ordinary merit, and were published in a volume in
Page 2 - of the island of Nantucket, whither he removed in 1660 with his wife, mother, and some of his children, and where he died. They had :— 3. i. .PETER, Hon., b. in England,
Page 4 - John and Rachel Brown. No issue, iii. NATHANIEL, b. in N.. March 26, 1687. iv. SAMUEL, b. in N., Feb. 26, 1689. v. BARNABAS, b. in N., Feb. 12, 1690. vi. EUNICE, b. in N., Sept. 23, 1693 ; m. Sept. 1709, Ebenezer s. of Nath'l 1688, and d.
Page 17 - He also published in 1864 an agreeable volume, entitled "Forest Acadia," detailing his experience on a visit to the Adirondacks—and the mineral, agricultural and lumber resources of that romantic wilderness of northern New-York. Mr. Coffin made several contributions to the columns of the Boston Journal, over the signature,
Page 17 - a love of books, which gave a literary cast to much of his subsequent life. After serving an apprenticeship in the house of Benjamin Jacobs & Co., linen drapers, in this city, he was admitted a partner in that firm. In 1844 he married Rebecca I. Parker, daughter of Isaac H. Parker, Esq., of this city. Seven children, two
Page 13 - d. June 29, 1837. xvii. JOHN, b. Aug. 12, 1757; m. Mary Palmer. 39. BENJAMIN* (Stephen* Tristram, Jr., 3 Tristram? Peter 1 ) was born in Newbury, June 14, 1710, and died there April 30, 1784. He married, Oct. 28,1731, Miriam Woodman. They had
Page 10 - was born in Nantucket, April 12, 1694; married Lydia, daughter of Richard and Mary — (Austin) Gardner, who was born in N. in 1687, and died April 18, 1788; he died in 1768. They had:— i. JOHN, b. in Nantucket; m. Mary Davis.
Page 12 - Hannah Cheney. They bad :— ii. ANNA, b, in N., Feb. 7, 1722 ; m. Robert Sargent. i. MART, b. in Newbury, Feb. 4, 1720 ; d. March 19, 1736. iii. SARAH, b. in N., March 23,1725 ; m. Oct. 27, 1742, Oliver Knight.

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