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Peter Coffin

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hon. Peter Coffin and Mary Coffin
Husband of Mary Coffin
Father of Joshua Gee Coffin and Mary Forbes Phelps
Brother of Dorothy Leighton; Mary Smith; Sarah Parsons; Hannah Dane; William Coffin, M.D. and 4 others
Half brother of Jethro Coffin

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About Peter Coffin

AB Harvard 1769.

 Children of Peter Coffin

Mr. Coffin's wife was Mary Currier of Amesbury. She was the mother of ten children, three sons. Peter, William, Tristram.

Peter graduated at Harvard College in 1759 and commenced studying law with Judge Sargent at Haverhill, but conceiving a dislike for the profession, he abandoned his sudies and opened a store in Gloucester. Having no business tact, he failed of success and soon becoming bankrupt he went on to the farm where he lived so long as it would yield him a support by the sale of the wood upon it and then returned to the harbor where he died Aug. 3, 1821 aged 72 years. He married Polly, daughter of Rev. Eli Forbes Oct. 21, 1773 who died in 1795 aged 40. His son Peter who died unmarried was lost at sea. Charles and Eli sailed for the north from Baltimore where Charles was engaged in business and was lost on the passage.

Sketch by Emily Coffin Phelps Poland, ca. 1870

Sources

  1. http://www.nantuckethistoricalassociation.net/bgr/BGR-o/p549.htm#i16509
  2. Gatherings toward a genealogy of the Coffin family. Published 1896 by D. Clapp in Boston . Written in English. Page 17
  3. Gatherings toward a genealogy of the Coffin family. Published 1896 by D. Clapp in Boston . Written in English. Page 29

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Peter Coffin's Timeline

1750
May 22, 1750
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
1773
October 21, 1773
Age 23
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
1774
December 30, 1774
Age 24
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
1795
1795
Age 44
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1821
August 4, 1821
Age 71
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States