William Coffin (1771 - 1846) MP

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Birthplace: New Garden,Guilford,Nc
Death: Died in Booneville,Dallas,Iowa
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About William Coffin

William may have married 3 times.. #1 Hannah Iddings or Hannah Jains Oden #2Mary Duncan #3 Pharaba Boswell Macy.

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Birth: Oct. 29, 1771 Nantucket Nantucket County Massachusetts, USA Death: Sep. 23, 1846 Booneville Dallas County Iowa, USA

The History of Dallas County, Iowa, published in 1879 by the Union Historical Company of Des Moines, Iowa The first death of a white person in the county occurred in the winter of 1846-47; that of William Coffin, father of Greenbury Coffin and father-in-law of John Wright. The deceased was a blacksmith by trade, and though well along in years when he came here, faithfully worked at his anvil and forge set up on the open prairie until a shop was built, sharpening plough shares, mending broken articles and doing other small jobs of smithing, to assist in earning his bread by the sweat of his brow, and by the exercise of his strong right arm, until finally called away from labor to rest. He died in the Stump cabin of old age, and was buried in the Clayton graveyard, in what is now Boone township. The coffin or box in which he was buried was made of puncheons split out of large logs, and dressed and fitted by Levi Wright, Noah Staggs and other neighboring settlers as best they could under the circumstances, and his remains were lovingly laid in their last resting place with decency and respect by the hands of those who had been friendly and true to him in life. Thus this memorable Stump cabin was not only the first house built, but also the place where the first death occurred in the county, and therefore afforded both the first place of entertainment for the living, and preparation of the dead for the silent tomb. Louis Stump erected the first cabin in Van Meter Twp. IA. He was born 22 Jan 1823 and came to Iowa in 1845.

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His mother was Hepzabeth Starbuck b. 26 Mar 1749 d. Aft. 1823 Wayne Co., IN

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William Coffin is my great great great grandfather (bio by: Karolyn [Kendig] McLain)


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Parents:
 Libni Coffin (1745 - 1844)

Spouse:
 Mary Duncan Coffin (1776 - 1826)

Children:
 Jesse Coffin (____ - 1836)*
 Greenberry Coffin (1805 - 1868)*
 Elizabeth Coffin Rawson (1807 - 1890)*
 Nancy Coffin Johnson (1808 - 1866)*
 Stephen Coffin (1811 - 1860)*
 Sarah H. Coffin Wright (1813 - 1881)*
 Priscilla Coffin Goodson (1816 - 1883)*
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William Coffin's Timeline

1771
October 29, 1771
New Garden,Guilford,Nc
1797
June 8, 1797
Age 25
1805
1805
Age 33
Montgomery Co., Virginia
1807
October 18, 1807
Age 35
Montgomery, Virginia
1809
1809
Age 37
Washington Co, Indiana
1809
Age 37
Montgomery Co., Virginia
1811
May 25, 1811
Age 39
Tennessee
1811
Age 39
Crab Orchard, Cumberland, TN, USA
1813
1813
Age 41
Washington, Indiana, United States
1815
1815
Age 43