Barnabas Coffin (1809 - 1876)

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Birthplace: Guilford, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
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Born in Guilford, North Carolina, USA on 28 Feb 1809 to Joseph Coffin and Hannah Ballinger. Barnabas married Miriam Worth and had 12 children. He passed away on 14 Jul 1876 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

SKETCHES PROMINENT CITIZENS OF 1876, WITH A FEW OF THE PIONEERS OF THE CITY AND COUNTY WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY. BY JOHN H. B. NOWLAND. A SEQUEL TO Early Reminiscences of Indianapolis." 1820-'76.

BARNABAS COFFIN. Among the many prominent citizens of Indianapolis who died during the centennial year was the person whose name stands at the head of this sketch. Mr. Coffin was born in Guilford county, North Carolina, on the 1st of March, 1809. Was married to Miss Mariam Worth on the i 7th of December, 1829. In 1840 he removed to Wayne county, Indiana, and for several years followed the mercantile business at Economy, in the northern part of that county, and also did a large business in pork-packing and farming. He came to Indianapolis in 1863, and engaged in the pork-packing business on a still more extensive scale, having built one of several of the fine packing establishments of the city, with railroad switch direct to it. Mr. Coffin was from a county in North Carolina that has furnished more good and substantial citizens to Indiana than any other ten counties in the United States. He belonged to the society of Friends, and was by his brothers and sisters of the church held in high esteem for his many Christian virtues and acts of charity. His widow and several children still reside in the city. One son is an active partner in the wholesale grocery house of Wiles, Coffin & Smith, another attends to the interest of the estate in the pork house. Mr. Coffin died on the 5th of July, 1876, and had been engaged in the pork-packing business for thirty-seven years.

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Barnabas Coffin's Timeline

1809
February 28, 1809
Guilford, North Carolina, United States
1830
October 17, 1830
Age 21
1832
April 30, 1832
Age 23
1834
February 11, 1834
Age 24
1835
September 1, 1835
Age 26
1837
April 24, 1837
Age 28
1839
March 28, 1839
Age 30
1841
June 24, 1841
Age 32
1844
December 5, 1844
Age 35
1846
April 11, 1846
Age 37