Jesse Coffin

Male22 August 1815–10 September 1894

Brief Life History of Jesse

When Jesse Coffin was born on 22 August 1815, in Ohio, United States, his father, David Coffin, was 32 and his mother, Mary Kenworthy, was 40. He married Elizabeth Whinery in 1840, in Columbiana, Ohio, United States. He lived in Richmond, Wayne Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Whitten, Hardin, Iowa, United States in 1885. He died on 10 September 1894, in Union, Hardin, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Bangor, Marshall, Iowa, United States.

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Jesse Coffin
Emily Janney
Marriage: 25 July 1844
Edwin S. Coffin
Alpheus L Coffin
Adaline Coffin
Wilson Coffin
Elva Coffin

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  • Jesse Coffin in entry for Elva C Miller, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Jesse Coffin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jessie Coffin in entry for Alpheus L Coffin, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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  • Marriage
    25 July 1844
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Indiana is the 19th state.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 21

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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