Susan Harriet Coffin

31 March 1822–26 May 1885 (Age 63)
Castine, Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life of Susan Harriet

When Susan Harriet Coffin was born on 31 March 1822, in Castine, Hancock, Maine, United States, her father, Isaac Stone Coffin, was 23 and her mother, Susan Haskell Stevens, was 19. She married James E Woodman on 22 October 1846, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Arlington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. She died on 26 May 1885, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

James E Woodman
Susan Harriet Coffin
Marriage: 22 October 1846
Susan Stephens Woodman
Frances Rena Woodman
James Edward Woodman
William Coffin Woodman

Spouse and Children

22 October 1846
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


    Susan Stephens Woodman


    Frances Rena Woodman


    James Edward Woodman


    William Coffin Woodman


Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Stone Coffin


    Susan Haskell Stevens





    Sarah Elizabeth Coffin


    Isaac Coffin



    Mary Ellen Coffin


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

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.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 10

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.
1842 · Webster–Ashburton Treaty

Age 20

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty was signed on August 9, 1842 and resolved the border issues between the United States and British North American colonies which had caused the Aroostook War. The treaty contained several agreements and concessions. It called for an end on the overseas slave trade and proposed that both parties share the Great Lakes. It also reaffirmed the location of the westward frontier border (near the Rocky Mountains) as well as the border between Lake Superior and Lake of the Woods. The treaty was signed by Daniel Webster (United States Secretary of State) and Alexander Baring (British Diplomat, 1st Baron Ashburton).

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)

  • Susan H Woodman in household of James Woodman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan H Woodman in household of James Woodman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Susan H. in entry for William E. Woodman, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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