Alpheus Coffin

Male1823–

Brief Life History of Alpheus

When Alpheus Coffin was born in 1823, in Deep River, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, his father, Abel Coffin Sr, was 43 and his mother, Rhoda Gardner, was 40.

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Family Time Line

Abel Coffin Sr
1780–1862
Rhoda Gardner
1783–1839
Abigail Virginia Coffin
1802–
Phebe Coffin
1805–1892
Shubael Gardner Coffin
1809–1881
Abel Coffin
1811–1891
Miriam Coffin
1814–1819
Rhoda Coffin
1816–1903
Oliver G Coffin
1817–1819
Oliver J Coffin
1819–
Thomas E Coffin
1821–1834
Alpheus Coffin
1823–
Macrina Coffin
1825–1845
Coffin
1826–1827
Coffin
1827–1828

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (3)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    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.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 7

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    Age 7

    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

    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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