Abel Coffin Sr.

23 June 1792–1862 (Age 69)
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Abel

When Abel Coffin Sr. was born on 23 June 1792, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Tristram Coffin, was 23 and his mother, Sarah (Sally) Merrill, was 18. He married Rebecah Pecker on 2 April 1816, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Jefferson, Texas, United States in 1850 and Justice Precinct 5, Jefferson, Texas, United States in 1860. He died in 1862, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Abel Coffin Sr.
Mary Ann Miller
Marriage: 20 January 1820
Edwin P Coffin
George W. Coffin
Charles Wesley Coffin
Clara Coffin
Abel W. Coffin
Mary Ann Coffin
Sarah Elizabeth Coffin
Augusta Coffin
Emma Catherine Coffin
Martha W. Coffin
Tristram Coffin

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  • Marriage
    20 January 1820
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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 2
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 8
    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.
    Age 20
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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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    Abel Coffin in East Liverpool, Ohio

    From "Very Early East Liverpool, Ohio ..." by Glenn H. Waight <http://www.eastliverpoolhistoricalsociety.org/veryearlyelo.htm> (accessed 15 January 2022): "Expanding economic activity, growth and dev …

    Sources (5)

    • Abel Coffin in household of J M Ketchem, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Abel Coffin, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Abel Coffin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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