Nathaniel Coffin, Jr (1749 - 1831)

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Birthplace: Boston, MA, USA
Death: Died in UK
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Nathaniel Coffin, Jr., son of the aforesaid, was born in Boston in 1749. Was an Addresser of Hutchinson in 1774 and a Protester against the disunionists the same year. He was brought up to the bar, and succeeded well in his profession. As he took a prominent part on the side of the Government; and caused the "Liberty Tree" to be cut down, he was obliged to fly, or he would have been tarred and feathered. He employed a negro to assist him in cutting it down. A thousand dollars reward was offered by the Revolutionists for the offender, the darky informed against him, and he had to leave.* He was at New York in 1783, and was one of the petitioners for lands in Nova Scotia. At a subsequent period he was appointed Collector of Customs at the island of r St. Kitt's and filled that position for thirty-four years. He died in London in 1831, aged 83.

The loyalists of Massachusetts and the other side of the American Revolution

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Boston, MA, USA
Age 82