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Keziah Coffin (Folger)

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Birthplace: Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Daniel Folger and Abigail Folger
Wife of John Coffin
Mother of Keziah Fanning
Sister of Judith Macy and Daniel Folger, Jr.

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About Keziah Coffin

During the eighteenth century, the whaling industry became Nantucket's primary economic resource. When the American colonies declared war on Britain in 1775, few Nantucketers supported the effort. Between the Quaker tenet of pacifism and the island's reliance on the British whale-oil market, there seemed little reason to upset the status quo. However, not all Nantucketers remained neutral, and as the war raged on pressure mounted from both sides for island residents to take a position. Kezia Coffin's (1723-98) reaction became symbolic of Nantucket's pro-British tilt for many mainland rebels. Coffin made herself a profitable business smuggling supplies to Nantucket during the Revolution, causing controversy on both sides of Nantucket Sound.

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Keziah Coffin's Timeline

1723
October 9, 1723
Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, United States
1749
October 4, 1749
Age 25
Of, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
1759
January 5, 1759
Age 35
Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, United States
1798
March 29, 1798
Age 74
Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, United States