William Coffin, M.D. (1756 - 1827)

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Birthplace: Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Surgeon
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About William Coffin, M.D.

The son of Peter & Mary (Currier) Coffin, he married Mary Langdon on March 31, 1778 at Boston, MA.  15 children

DAR Ancestor #: A023858. Service description: surgeon

From History of the Town of Gloucester: Cape Ann  By John James Babson. Page 70-74

William Coffin, born June 30, 1756, was educated at Dummcr Academy, Byfield; and studied medicine in Boston, where he married Mary Langdon. After serving a short time as surgeon of the public armed vessel " Tyrannicide," he settled in the practice of medicine in his native town about 1779. His residence was at the eastern corner of Front and Short Streets. He was an esteemed physician, and enjoyed an extensive practice for nearly half a century. He died June 20, 1827, after a short illness, during which he made a profession of religion, and received the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. His widow died Aug. 20, 1844, aged eighty-five. Dr. Coffin had a large family of children. Three of his sons lived to mature years, — William, who settled in Boston, where he was cashier of the Columbian Bank many years; Edward L., a shipmaster of Gloucester; and Arthur G., the president of an insurance company in Philadelphia.

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  1. Gatherings toward a genealogy of the Coffin family. Published 1896 by D. Clapp in Boston . Written in English. Page 17
  2. Gatherings toward a genealogy of the Coffin family. Published 1896 by D. Clapp in Boston . Written in English. Page 30
  3. http://www.nantuckethistoricalassociation.net/bgr/BGR-o/p550.htm#i16515
  4. Register of the District of Columbia Society of the American Revolution, 1896. By Sons of the American Revolution. District of Columbia Society. Page 178. William Coffin, M.D. (1756-1827), of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Midshipman in the British Navy; went, about 1775, to France to complete his medical studies, returning home just before the beginning of the Revolution, resigned his commission and appointed Surgeon of the brig "Tyrannicide," Captain Harding, a colony cruiser and public-armed vessel of fourteen guns.
  5. Lineage Book, Volume 28. By Daughters of the American Revolution. Page 222. William Coffin, (1756-1826), was surgeon on the brig "Tyrannicide," a colony cruiser of our infant navy.
  6. Died aged 71 yrs. "Early Vital Records of Mass. (Glouster Deaths)"

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William Coffin, M.D.'s Timeline

1756
June 30, 1756
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
July 11, 1756
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
1778
March 31, 1778
Age 21
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1787
March 10, 1787
Age 30
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1798
April 20, 1798
Age 41
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1827
June 20, 1827
Age 70
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1827
Age 70
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States