Enoch Coffin

Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Enoch

Enoch Coffin was born in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America as the son of Moses Coffin and Anne Dole. 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.

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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)


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

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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.

LOAD TEST -- 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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