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
Sarah (Sally) Green
Marriage: 27 May 1819
Benjamin Green Coffin
Sarah Jane Coffin
Roseilla (Rose) C. Coffin
Francis McKendra Coffin
Asbury Coffin
William A. Coffin
Charlotia Anna Coffin
Elizabeth Coffin
Solon A. Coffin

Spouse and Children

27 May 1819
Otisfield, Oxford, Maine, United States


    Benjamin Green Coffin



    Roseilla (Rose) C. Coffin


    Francis McKendra Coffin


    Asbury Coffin


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+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.

Age 20

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

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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