Ezekiel Walker Coffin

11 February 1785–10 December 1866 (Age 81)
Conway, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Ezekiel Walker

When Ezekiel Walker Coffin was born on 11 February 1785, in Conway, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Peter Coffin, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Sally Walker, was 27. He married Sarah (Sally) Green on 27 May 1819, in Otisfield, Oxford, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 10 December 1866, in Gilead, Oxford, Maine, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Gilead, Oxford, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezekiel Walker Coffin
1785–1866
Sarah (Sally) Green
1792–1874
Marriage: 27 May 1819
Benjamin Green Coffin
1820–1860
Sarah Jane Coffin
1821–1868
Roseilla (Rose) C. Coffin
1823–1917
Francis McKendra Coffin
1825–1917
Asbury Coffin
1827–1828
William A. Coffin
1827–1828
Charlotia Anna Coffin
1829–1887
Elizabeth Coffin
1831–1839
Solon A. Coffin
1834–1907

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 May 1819
Otisfield, Oxford, Maine, United States
children

(9)

    Benjamin Green Coffin

    Male1820–1860Male

    Female1821–1868Female

    Roseilla (Rose) C. Coffin

    Female1823–1917Female

    Francis McKendra Coffin

    Male1825–1917Male

    Asbury Coffin

    Male1827–1828Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1805

Age 20

Historical Boundaries - 1805: Oxford, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Oxford, Maine, United States
1808

Age 23

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ezekiel Coffin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ezekel W. Coffin in entry for Thomas B. Green and Charlutia A. Coffin, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Esehill Coffin in entry for Elizebeth Coffin, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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