Charlotte Y Coffin

22 November 1803–22 August 1885 (Age 81)
Harrington, Washington, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Charlotte Y

When Charlotte Y Coffin was born on 22 November 1803, in Harrington, Washington, Maine, United States, her father, Temple Cooke Coffin, was 31 and her mother, Anna 'Annie' Wallace Thorndike, was 27. She married Nehemiah Allen on 8 January 1826, in Harrington, Washington, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 22 August 1885, in Harrington, Washington, Maine, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Harrington, Washington, Maine, United States.

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Nehemiah Allen
Charlotte Y Coffin
Marriage: 8 January 1826
Mary Elizabeth Allen
Almira B. Allen
Samuel B. Allen
Ellen Maris Allen
Alphonze Allen
Augusta Allen
John F Allen
Charles W. Allen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 January 1826Harrington, Washington, Maine, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
    1804 · Whitehead Light
    Age 1
    In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 22
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    Sources (24)

    • Charlotte Allen in household of Nehemiah Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Charlott Allen in household of Nehimiah Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Charlotte Coffin in entry for Charles W. Allen, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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