Coffin Family

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Nicholas Coffin, son of Peter Coffin and Mary Boscowen, was born in Devonshire England abt 1558. Nicholas died 3 Nov 1613 in Devonshire England, at 55 years of age. He married Joanne in Devonshire England, abt 1580.

Nicholas Coffin and Joanne had:

  1. Peter Coffin born 1580

Peter Coffin (Nicholas1) was born in England 1580. Peter died 1628 in England, at 48 years of age. He married Joanna Kember in England, before 1605. Joanna was born in England in 1584, daughter of Robert Kember, and died 1661 in Massachusetts, at 77 years of age. [Her surname has also been given by some as Thember]

Peter Coffin and Joanna Kember had:

  1. Eunice Coffin.
  2. Mary Coffin.
  3. Tristram Coffin born 4 Mar 1609.

Tristram Coffin (Peter2, Nicholas1) was born in Devonshire England 4 Mar 1609 [baptised 11 Mar 1609] and died 2 Oct 1681 in Nantucket MA, at about 72 years of age. He married Dionis Stevens in Brixton, Devonshire England, abt 1629. Dionis was born in Brixton, Devonshire, England bef 4 Mar 1609, daughter of Robert and Dionis Stevens and Dionis. Dionis Stevens Coffin died 1684 in Nantucket MA, at about 75 years of age.

Tristram came with his widowed mother, Joanna, about 1643, to Newbury, Massachusetts. He afterwards resided at Salisbury, Massachusetts and, in 1660, settled at Nantucket (Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families). He was commissioned as Chief Magistrate of Nantucket by Governor Lovelace and by Governer Andres.

Tristram Coffin and Dionis Stevens had:

  1. Peter Coffin born 1631.
  2. Elizabeth Coffin was born abt 1631 and died 29 Nov 1678 at 47 years of age. She married Stephen Greenleaf 13 Nov 1651, son of Edmund Greenleaf and Sara Moore.
  3. Tristram Coffin born abt 1632.
  4. James Coffin was born 12 Aug 1640.
  5. John Coffin was born in England abt 1641 and died 1642 in Haverhill MA, at 1 year of age.
  6. Deborah Coffin was born 15 Nov 1642 and died 8 Dec 1642 in Haverhill MA, at less than one month of age.
  7. Mary Coffin was born 20 Feb 1644.
  8. "Lieutenant" John Coffin was born in Haverhill MA 30 Oct 1647 and died 5 Sep 1711 in Nantucket MA, at 63 years of age. He married Deborah Austin in 1668. Deborah, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Austin, died 4 Feb 1718.
  9. Stephen Coffin was born 10 May 1652.

Peter Coffin (Tristram3, Peter2, Nicholas1) was born in England 1631 and died 21 Mar 1715 in Exeter NH, at 83 years of age. Before 1656, he married Abigail Starbuck, daughter of Edward Starbuck and Katharine Reynolds. Peter came to New England about 1642, as a boy about 11 years old.

Peter Coffin and Abigail Starbuck had:

  1. Parnel Coffin, died in infancy
  2. Eliphalet Coffin, died unmarried
  3. Robert Coffin, died 19 May 1710, married Joanna Gilman.
  4. Abigail Coffin, born 20 Oct 1657, married Daniel Davison.
  5. Peter Coffin was born 20 Aug 1660 and died 1699 in Nantucket MA, at 38 years of age. He married Elizabeth Starbuck 15 Aug 1682.
  6. Jethro Coffin was born 16 Sep 1663 and died 1726 at 62 years of age. [will dated 29 July proved 10 Aug 1726] He married Mary Gardner.
  7. Tristram Coffin was born 18 Jan 1665.
  8. Edward Coffin was born 20 Feb 1669. He married Anna Gardner.
  9. Judith Coffin was born 4 Feb 1672.
  10. Elizabeth Coffin was born 27 Jan 1680 and married Colonel John Gilman on 5 Jun 1698.

Tristram Coffin (Tristram3, Peter2, Nicholas1) was born in Brixton England abt 1632 and died 4 Feb 1704 in Newbury MA, at 71 years of age. He married Judith Greenleaf in Newbury MA, 2 Mar 1652. Judith was born 2 Sep 1625, daughter of Edmund Greenleaf and Sara Moore. She had first married Henry Somerby abt 1644. Judith died 15 Dec 1705 at 80 years of age [more in Genealogy of the Greenleaf Family, 1896, by J.E. Greenleaf].

Tristram Coffin and Judith Greenleaf had:

  1. Judith Coffin born in Massachusetts 4 Dec 1653, married John Sanborn in Hampton NH.
  2. Deborah Coffin born 10 Nov 1655 [or 19th November], married Joseph Knight 31 Oct 1677.
  3. Mary Coffin was born 12 Nov 1657 and died 1725 at 67 years of age. She married Joseph Little.
  4. James Coffin born 22 Apr 1659.
  5. John Coffin born 8 Sep 1660, died 13 May 1677 at 16 years of age.
  6. Lydia Coffin born 22 Apr 1662, married Moses Little and John Pike.
  7. Enoch Coffin born 21 Jan 1663, died 1675 at 12 years of age.
  8. Stephen Coffin born 18 Aug 1664, died 1725 at 60 years of age, married Sarah Atkinson.
  9. Peter Coffin born 27 Jul 1667, died 1746 at 78 years of age, married Apphia Dole.
  10. Nathaniel Coffin born 22 Mar 1669, died 1748 at 79 years of age, married Sarah Dole.

James Coffin (Tristram3, Peter2, Nicholas1) was born in Devonshire England 12 Aug 1640 [sometimes given as 12 Sep] at Brixton, Devonshire England, and died 28 Jul 1720 in Nantucket MA, at 79 years of age. He married Mary Severance, daughter of John and Abigail Severance, in Nantucket MA, 3 Dec 1663 [or in NH??].

James Coffin and Mary Severance had:

  1. James Coffin.
  2. Nathaniel Coffin.
  3. Deborah Coffin, married George Bunker.
  4. Joseph Coffin.
  5. Ruth Coffin, married --?-- Gardner.
  6. Abigail Coffin.
  7. Experience Coffin.
  8. Jonathan Coffin.
  9. Mary Coffin, born in Dover 18 Apr 1665, married Richard Pinkham and James Gardner.
  10. Dinah Coffin was born Jul 1674.
  11. Ebenezer Coffin born 30 Mar 1678.
  12. Elizabeth Coffin born 1682 married --?-- Bunker.
  13. Benjamin Coffin born 1685, drowned on 20 Jan 1703 at 17 years of age.

Mary Coffin (Tristram3, Peter2, Nicholas1) was born in Haverhill MA 20 Feb 1644 and died 13 Nov 1717 in Nantucket Island MA, at 73 years of age. She married Nathaniel Starbuck on Nantucket Island MA, in 1662. Nathaniel was born 1638, son of Edmund Starbuck and Catharine Reynolds, and died 1719 at 81 years of age.

Mary Coffin and Nathaniel Starbuck had:

  1. Ann Starbuck.
  2. Mary Starbuck.
  3. Elizabeth Starbuck.
  4. Nathaniel Starbuck.
  5. Jethro Starbuck.
  6. Barnabus Starbuck.
  7. Eunice Starbuck.
  8. Priscilla Starbuck.
  9. Hepzibah Starbuck.
  10. Paul Starbuck.

Stephen Coffin (Tristram3, Peter2, Nicholas1) was born in Newbury MA 10 May 1652 and died 14 Sep 1734 in Nantucket MA, at 82 years of age. He married Mary Bunker, daughter of George and Jane Bunker, in Nantucket MA, 8 Oct 1668.

Stephen Coffin and Mary Bunker had:

  1. Anna Coffin.

Tristram Coffin (Peter4, Tristram3, Peter2, Nicholas1) was born 18 Jan 1665 and died 23 Jan 1717 at 52 years of age. [or before 1695? - 1717 date is from Early Settlers in Nantucket, might one of these dates refer to Deborah?] He married Deborah Colcord abt 1684. Deborah was born 21 May 1664, daughter of Edward Colcord and Ann Page.

Tristram Coffin and Deborah Colcord had:

  1. Abigail Coffin married Jonathan Thing.
  2. Parnel Coffin married Benjamin Thing.
  3. Eliphalet Coffin born 13 Jan 1689.
  4. Tristram Coffin born abt 1691.

James Coffin (Peter4, Tristram3, Peter2, Nicholas1) was born 22 Apr 1659. He married Florence Hook.

James Coffin and Florence Hook had:

  1. Judith Coffin was born 7 Oct 1686.

Dinah Coffin (James4, Tristram3, Peter2, Nicholas1) was born in Nantucket MA Jul 1674 and died 1 Aug 1750 in Nantucket MA, at 76 years of age. She married Nathaniel Starbuck in Nantucket MA, 20 Nov 1690.

Dinah Coffin and Nathaniel Starbuck had:

  1. Mary Starbuck.
  2. Paul Starbuck.
  3. Priscilla Starbuck.
  4. Elizabeth Starbuck.
  5. Hepzibah Starbuck.
  6. Abigail Starbuck.
  7. Benjamin Starbuck.
  8. Tristram Starbuck.

Eliphalet Coffin (Tristram5, Peter4, Tristram3, Peter2, Nicholas1) was born 13 Jan 1689 and died 13 Sep 1736 at 47 years of age. He married Judith Coffin, widow of Parker Noyes, 11 Feb 1710. Judith was born 7 Oct 1686, daughter of James Coffin and Florence Hook. The twice widowed Judith married Nathaniel Gilman 11 Mar 1742. She died before 17 Sep 1749 at approximately 62 years of age.

Eliphalet Coffin and Judith Coffin had:

  1. Peter Coffin.
  2. Abigail Coffin married Josiah Gilman.
  3. Judith Coffin born 22 Dec 1717, died 24 Jul 1741 at 23 years of age, married Nathaniel Gookin 1 Jan 1741.

"Captain" Tristram Coffin (Tristram5, Peter4, Tristram3, Peter2, Nicholas1) was born abt 1691 and died 21 Jun 1761 at 69 years of age. He married Jane Heard 18 Nov 1719. Jane was born 18 Jun 1699.

Tristram Coffin and Jane Heard had:

  1. Jane Coffin born 11 Mar 1721.

Jane Coffin (Tristram6, Tristram5, Peter4, Tristram3, Peter2, Nicholas1) was born in Dover NH 11 Mar 1721. She married her second cousin, Edward Colcord, born about 1715, son of Edward Colcord and Mary Gordan.

Jane Coffin and Edward Colcord had:

  1. Harry (Harvey) Colcord was born abt 1750. He married Mary Wiggin in Exeter MA, 20 Oct 1795. Mary was born in Stratham NH 1 Mar 1771. Mary was the daughter of Bradstreet Wiggin and Judith Hardy. Mary died 13 May 1862 at 91 years of age.

    Harry (Harvey) Colcord and Mary Wiggin had:

    1. Sara Jane Colcord was born in Exeter NH 17 Feb 1805 and died 20 May 1875 in Winchester MA, at 70 years of age. age 70 years 3 months She married Hatevil Knight Stanton in South Woburn MA, 19 May 1841 [photo]. Hatevil was born in Effingham MA 19 Nov 1819, son of Hatevil Knight Stanton and Nancy Clark. Hatevil died 13 May 1889 in Bedford MA. [1850 census Middlesex County: occupation painter $2800 real estate; household included David B Ford age 29 baptist clergyman; shared dwelling with others.]
see further on Colcord and Stanton in surname index



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