Enoch Coffin

1735–1814 (Age 79)
Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Enoch

When Enoch Coffin was born in 1735, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Moses Coffin, was 24 and his mother, Anne Dole, was 20. He married Mary Wadleigh on 26 December 1756, in Kensington, Rockingham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died in 1814, in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 79.

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Enoch Coffin
Susanna Tilton
Marriage: 20 May 1761
Betty Coffin
Enoch Coffin
Anna Coffin
Tristram Coffin
Joseph Coffin
David Coffin
Daniel Coffin

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20 May 1761


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World Events (4)


Age 41

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 41

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 65

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English and French: metonymic occupational name for a basket maker, from Old French cof(f)in ‘basket’ (Late Latin cophinus, Greek kophinos). The modern English word coffin is a specialized development of this term, not attested until the 16th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Enoch Coffin, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Enoch Coffin, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Enoch Coffin, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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