Capt. COFFIN Peter

Capt. COFFIN Peter[1]

Male 1722 - 1789  (67 years)

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  • Name COFFIN Peter 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 11 May 1722  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    _UID 6D859473757540C99A6FC3838A26E3C08EB8 
    Died 15 Dec 1789  Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • (aged 68.)
    Buried Aft 15 Dec 1789  Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (Maplewood Cemetery.

      "For dust thou art, and unto
      dust shall thou return.")
    Capt. Peter Coffin gravestone
    Capt. Peter Coffin gravestone
    Notes 
    • He settled on Water st., erecting the house occupied through life by his son Thomas.

      At that time there were but two, or, at the most, three, houses in what is now the town of Webster. His house became the convenient stopping-place for all new settlers. Capt. Coffin soon had corn to sell; and no matter how scarce the grain, or how high the current price, he never made a man's necessity his own opportunity. He was known as the poor man's friend.

      He had no desire for public office, and when chosen constable, when the town would not accept his declination, hired Benjamin Eastman to perform his duties.

      He was an ardent patriot during the Revolution, and though there is no record of his election as a delegate to the Provincial congress, held at Exeter, April 21, 1775, yet his name appears on the list as a member of that all-important body. He served in the campaign of 1777, upon the approach of Burgoyne.

      He was ever ready to support the religious institutions of the day, was a liberal, large-hearted man, respected and beloved.
    Person ID I90152  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2011 

    Father COFFIN John,   b. 1 Jan 1694, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1762, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother GREENLEAF Judith,   b. 15 Dec 1692, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1772, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1713  [5, 6, 7
    Family ID F7708  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HASELTINE Rebecca,   b. 6 Nov 1741, Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1819, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 6 Jul 1769  Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. COFFIN Peter,   b. 29 Apr 1770, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1779, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     2. COFFIN Rebecca,   b. 20 Oct 1771, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1787, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     3. COFFIN Joanna,   b. 11 Apr 1773, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. CA 1834  (Age 60 years)
     4. COFFIN Abigail,   b. 26 Mar 1775, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1836, Haverhill, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Lieut. COFFIN Thomas,   b. 15 Jul 1777, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1853, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Capt. COFFIN Moses,   b. 22 Jul 1779, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1854, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. COFFIN Apphia,   b. 8 Aug 1781, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1839, Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F35668  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 May 1722 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jul 1769 - Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Dec 1789 - Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 15 Dec 1789 - Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War

  • Sources 
    1. [S4617] Book-The History of Boscawen and Webster [NH], 1:335.

    2. [S4617] Book-The History of Boscawen and Webster [NH], 2:492.

    3. [S86] Death-gravestone, Maplewood Cemetery; Boscawen, NH.

    4. [S279] Book-Coffin Gatherings, p.18.

    5. [S279] Book-Coffin Gatherings, p.8.

    6. [S284] Book-Coffin Genealogy, p.13.

    7. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, P.187.