Enoch Coffin


Brief Life History 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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  • Enoch Coffin, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Enoch Coffin in entry for Enoch Coffin, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900" son Enoch Coffin birth date 10 mFeb 1754 epping New Hampshire
  • Enoch Coffin, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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  • Marriage
    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 (southwestern England, of Norman origin) and French: nickname from Middle English cofin, coffin, Old French cof(f)in (from Late Latin cophinus, Greek kophinos) ‘container, basket; coffer, chest (for keeping treasures, documents, armour, etc.)’. Early bearers of this as a hereditary surname were of knightly rank. Old French cofin was synonymous with coffer, and it may be that Cofin was used to denote a keeper of the (royal) coffer, attested in Anglo-Latin cofferarius. Compare Coffer . The modern English word coffin is a specialized development of this term, not attested until the 16th century.

    History: Tristram Coffin came from Brixham, Devon, to Haverhill, MA, before 1647. An important line of his descendants is associated with Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.

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

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