Jesse Coffin

22 August 1815–10 September 1894 (Age 79)
Ohio, United States

The Life 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 39. He married Elizabeth Whinery in 1840, in Columbiana, Ohio, United States. He lived in Richmond, 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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25 July 1844


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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 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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Sources (3)

  • Jesse Coffin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jesse Coffer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jesse Coffin, "United States Census, 1860"

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