Simeon Coffin

7 October 1731–31 December 1786 (Age 55)
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Simeon

When Simeon Coffin was born on 7 October 1731, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Daniel Coffin, was 31 and his mother, Lydia Moulton, was 28. He married Eleanor Huse on 13 November 1754, in Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 31 December 1786, in Alfred, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Simeon Coffin
1731–1786
Eleanor Huse
1737–1813
Marriage: 13 November 1754
Isaac Coffin
1756–1841
Daniel Coffin
1757–
Eleanor Coffin
1762–
Bodwell Coffin
1764–1827
John Coffin
1766–1843
O. Phebe Coffin
1769–1837
Moses Coffin
1771–
Tristram Coffin
1773–1853
Moulton Coffin
1775–
Joseph Coffin
1778–
Simeon Coffin
1780–1850

Spouse and Children

    Male1731–1786Male

    Eleanor Huse

    Female1737–1813Female

MARRIAGE
13 November 1754
Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
children

(11)

    Isaac Coffin

    Male1756–1841Male

    Male1757–Male

    Eleanor Coffin

    Female1762–Female

    Bodwell Coffin

    Male1764–1827Male

    John Coffin

    Male1766–1843Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (3)

1770

Age 39

Historical Boundaries: 1770: York, Massachusetts, United States 1820: York, Maine, United States
1776

Age 45

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 45

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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)

  • Simeon Coffin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Simeon Coffin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Simion Coffin, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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