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Jane Swain MP (1624 - 1662)

From North Carolina & Kentucky Gilliams & Nantucket Gibbs: Jane Godfrey [1] F, d. 31 October 1662 Her married name was Bunker. Her married name was Swain. Jane Godfrey married Richard S...

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Stephen Gorham MP (1683 - 1743)

Stephen Gorham M, b. 23 June 1683 Father* Hon. John Gorham b. 1650, d. 1715 Mother* Mary Otis b. 1653, d. 1732 Stephen Gorham was born on 23 June 1683; Of Barnstable. Written as: 23 June 16...

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Priscilla Grafton (c.1626 - 1717)

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Margaret McCann (1823 - d.)

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Mary Evelyn Arthur (c.1683 - 1720)

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Eleazer Folger, Sr. MP (1648 - 1716)

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Priscilla Arthur (c.1656 - 1717)

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Margaret Nickerson (1769 - d.)

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Mary Gardner MP (1653 - 1721)

Mary Austin Birth: Circa 1653 - Dover, Strafford, Nh Parents: Joseph Austin, Sarah Starbuck Husband: Richard Gardner Death: June 1 1721 Children: Miriam Gardner, Joseph Gardner, Benj...

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Peter Folger MP (c.1617 - 1690)

Peter Foulger (d. 1690) was an interpreter of the American Indian language for the first settlers of Nantucket. He was the grandfather of Benjamin Franklin.[1] He lived in Martha's Vineyard until 166...

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Edward Starbuck MP (1719 - 1798)

19. EDWARD5 STARBUCK (PAUL4, NATHANIEL3, NATHANIEL2, EDWARD1) was born November 28, 1719, and died December 11, 1798. He married (1) DEBORAH (MACY) COFFIN. He married (2) DAMARIS WORTH November 7, 1742...

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William Worth, of Nantucket MP (1642 - 1724)

William Worth M, d. 1724       William Worth was born; the 1st of Nantucket. He married Sarah Macy, daughter of Thomas Macy and Sarah Hopcott, in 1665. William Wort...

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Miriam Worth MP (1665 - 1702)

Miriam Gardner F b. 14 July 1671 d. 1702 Father Richard Gardner b. 1626, d. 23 Jan 1688 Mother Sarah Shattuck b. 1632, d. 1724 Her married name was Worth. Miriam Gardner was born on 14 Ju...

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John Worth MP (1666 - 1732)

Went to Edgartown, Martha's vineyard about 1700, and lived there until his death in 1732. He was a prominent and respected citizen and an innkeeper, and in 1713 was appointed Assoc. Justice of the Coun...

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Abiah Franklin MP (1667 - 1752)

Buried in the Old Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street in Boston. Birth: Aug. 15, 1667 Death: May 8, 1752 Mother Of Benjamin Franklin. Family links: Parents: Peter Folger (1617 - 1690) ...

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Thomas Chalkley MP (1675 - 1741)

Chalkley was probably the most influential Quaker minister in America during the eighteenth century. Thomas Chalkey is the Quaker Minister that converted many on Nantucket to Quakerism. CHALKLEY,...

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Obed Bunker MP (1714 - 1743)

Links Master of the whaling ship Greyhound.

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Nancy Plaskett (1798 - 1870)

married William Plaskett, son of Joseph Plaskett and Persis Colesworthy, in 1822. Children William Plaskett d. 19 Jan 1906; Charlotte P. Plaskett b. 25 Mar 1835, d. 26 Apr 1881 Links

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Alexander Pollard (1802 - 1840)

married Elisa Sandford, daughter of Giles Sandford Jun. and Peggy Coleman, in 1828; No chn. lived. Died at sea. Links

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Love Parker (1800 - 1897)

Love Pollard was born Nov. 14, 1800, died 1897. Daughter of George and Tamar (Bunker) Pollard; Married Robert F. Parker from Nova Scotia in 1821. They were proprietors of several boarding houses, inclu...

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Susan Smith (1789 - 1869)

married Moses Smith, son of Solomon Smith and Anna Gardner. 5 children. Links

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Betsey Gardner (1787 - 1812)

Married Uriah Gardner M, b. 22 May 1785, d. 12 June 1863 as his 1st wife. No children. Links

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Charles Pollard (1807 - 1892)

married Charlotte Swain, daughter of James Swain Jun. and Betsey Bruff; No children. Links

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Mary Pollard (1800 - 1878)

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George Pollard (1762 - 1823)

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Tamar Pollard (1764 - 1840)

Tamar Bunker F, b. 12 November 1764, d. 19 August 1840 Family parents: Uriah Bunker b. 13 Dec 1738, d. 3 Sep 1819 & Susanna (Susan) Giles Jun. Married George Pollard b. 26 Apr 1762, d. 24...

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Uriah Bunker (1738 - 1819)

Uriah Bunker was born on 13 December 1738. He married Susanna (Susan) Giles Jun., daughter of Thomas Giles and Susan Jones, before 1762. Uriah Bunker married Martha Black, daughter of Douglass Black an...

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Owen Coffin (1802 - c.1821)

The true story that the book (Moby Dick) was partly based on was about two seperate events involving a Nantucket whale ship named the "Essex" and a white whale named Mocha Dick. The Essex was hunting w...

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Nancy Coffin (1778 - 1869)

Nancy Bunker married Hezekiah Coffin Jun., son of Hezekiah Coffin and Abigail Coleman. Nancy Bunker was born on 11 January 1778. She died on 20 March 1869 at age 91. Biographical notes In 1819, Pol...

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Mary Coffin (Pinkham) MP (1713 - 1788)

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George Brown (1753 - 1813)

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William Chadwick (1779 - 1858)

William Chadwick married Deborah Brown, daughter of George Brown and Parnal Chase; "His 1st wife." William Chadwick married Betsey Slade, daughter of Benjamin Slade and Rhoda Coleman. William Chadwick ...

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Eunice Chase MP (1808 - 1888)

The Charles Carrol returned to Nantucket in March 1836 and on April 5 Chase married Eunice Chadwick. In August, Chase departed on another three and a half year whaling voyage. Sixteen months later Euni...

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Nancy Chase MP (1798 - 1833)

Nancy Slade was born on 30 December 1798. She married Matthew Joy, son of Levi Joy and Margaret Pinkham, in 1817. Nancy Slade married Owen Chase, son of Judah Chase and Phebe Meader, circa 1825; "Owen ...

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Thomas Coleman (1669 - 1753)

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Benjamin Slade (1755 - 1834)

"He d. at the Asylum." Links

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Mary Worth MP (1689 - 1756)

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Anna Joy MP (1737 - 1812)

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Matthew Jenkins MP (1685 - 1755)

Matthew Jenkins 1st of Nantucket. He married Mary Gardner, daughter of Joseph Gardner and Bethiah Macy, in 1706. Matthew Jenkins died on 10 November 1755. Links

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Ebenezer Gardner MP (1688 - 1763)

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Capt. Levi Joy MP (1766 - 1850)

Sources Massachusetts Marriage Records "Capt Levi Joy married Margaret Pinkham, 30 Jul 1789, Nantucket Mass" Links

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James Chase MP (1685 - 1728)

James Chase was born in 1688; of the Vineyard. Links

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Margaret Chase MP (1798 - 1824)

Peggy Gardner b. 1798, d. 24 Sep 1824; 26-9-1824 cited at Vol. IV, p. 66. Daughter of George Gardner and Judith Gardner. Married circa 1819 to Owen Chase (1797-1869); his 1st wife. Children: Phebe Ann ...

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Ruth Coffin (Gardner) MP (1676 - 1748)

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Priscilla Gardner (1708 - 1792)

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Nicholas Meader (1716 - 1755)

Was a Whaler and lost at sea in 1755

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Capt. Owen Chase MP (1797 - 1869)

Owen Chase (1798 - 1869) of Nantucket sought a traditional career as a whaling captain. However, at age 22, while serving as first mate of the Essex, his ship was sunk in a horrific, unprecedented atta...

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Richard Swain, of Nantucket MP (1595 - 1682)

D: I67953 Name: Richard Swain Given Name: Richard Surname: Swain 1 2 Name: Richard Swain Given Name: Richard Surname: Swain 3 4 Name: Richard (Swayne) Swain Given Name: Richard (Swayne)...

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John Swain, Sr. MP (1633 - 1708)

His home was known as the oldest house on Nantucket Island, as of the 1880's, and maintained as such, but in need of repair. Is this still what is called "the Oldest House"?--------------------John Swa...

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Joseph Swain MP (1673 - 1706)

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Richard Swain MP (1698 - 1744)

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Elizabeth Swain (Gardiner) MP (1706 - 1795)

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Hon. Walter Folger MP (1765 - 1849)

The Honorable Walter Folger Jr. (1765-1849) was a self-taught mathematician, scientist, and astronomer, as well as a lawyer, inventor, and U.S. Congressman. Folger married Anna Ray in 1785 and the coup...

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Elizabeth Folger (1738 - 1821)

An important house no longer standing on the northeast corner of Winter and Liberty Streets was the home of Walter and Elizabeth Folger and their children, one of Nantucket’s most accomplished a...

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Walter Folger (1734 - 1832)

An important house no longer standing on the northeast corner of Winter and Liberty Streets was the home of Walter and Elizabeth Folger and their children, one of Nantucket’s most accomplished a...

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Bartholomew Gosnold MP (c.1571 - 1607)

He is considered by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) to be the "prime mover of the colonization of Virginia." Gosnold also led the first recorded European expedition ...

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'Great Mary' Starbuck (Coffin) MP (1645 - 1717)

"Reverend" Mary Coffin was born February 20, 1644/45 in Haverhill, Massachusetts just two years after her parents' arrival from Devonshire, England. She moved to Nantucket Island with her father, Trist...

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Nathaniel Starbuck, Sr. MP (1633 - 1719)

At the time of his death, Nathaniel Starbuck, Sr. was doubtless one of the wealthiest, if not individually the wealthiest men on the Island. He owned three full shares of land, having purchased a share...

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Joanna Coffin MP (1584 - 1661)

As a widow: Joanna Coffin (Thember) arrived NEw England 1642. The Coffin family: the life of Tristram Coffyn, of Nantucket, Mass., founder ... By Allen Coffin Nicholas Coffyn, of Brixton (one a...

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Capt. John Gardner of Nantucket MP (c.1625 - 1706)

from An Island in Time... His toric Nantucket, Vol 49, no. 1 (Winter 2000), p. 12-38 John Gardner and Tristram Coffin were key figures in Nantucket's early governance. Coffin represented the "full-...

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Jethro Coffin MP (1663 - 1726)

from from An Island in Time... His toric Nantucket, Vol 49, no. 1 (Winter 2000), p. 12-38 The Coffin/Gardner marriage symbolized the end of an early conflict in Nantucket society involving their fa...

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Mary Coffin MP (1670 - 1767)

from An Island in Time... His toric Nantucket, Vol 49, no. 1 (Winter 2000), p. 12-38 Mary Gardner Coffin (1670-1767) was born on Nantucket and married Jethro Coffin, grandson of Tristram, in 1686. ...

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Samuel Marchant MP (1711 - c.1785)

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Hannah C. Boston (c.1797 - c.1855)

One so-called respectable woman became prominent by virtue of marriage into the established Boston family. She took on a great number of responsibilities and obligations as the third wife of Absalom F....

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Capt. Absalom Boston MP (1785 - 1855)

Absalom Boston (1785-1855) was a United States mariner who was the first African American captain to sail a whaleship with an all-black crew. He was born on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, And althoug...

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Thankful Boston (1744 - 1812)

Added by E.C. Nickerson From official town records: When Seneca dies and wife Thankful is insane and can't act for self. Executors Francis Joy and Nathaniel Starbuck contract with Mary Boston (widow of...

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Seneca Boston (1744 - 1809)

Recently developed and corroborated evidence reveals the house was built sometime after the property was purchased by Seneca Boston , an African American, on September 13, 1774. Boston was a weaver and...

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Prince Boston MP (1750 - d.)

Prince Boston, the uncle of Absalom, was born into slavery on Nantucket in 1750, son of Boston and Maria, who were slaves of William Swain, a prominent Nantucket merchant. In 1773 Prince Boston made hi...

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Maria Boston (c.1725 - d.)

Maria Boston , the "ancestral matriarch" of Nantucket's African-American women, was a part of a small, close-knit community of manumitted slave families. Sometime before the Revolution, William Swain o...

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Boston, slave of William Swain (c.1720 - d.)

Prince Boston, the uncle of Absalom, was born into slavery on Nantucket in 1750, son of Boston and Maria, who were slaves of William Swain, a prominent Nantucket merchant. In 1773 Prince Boston made hi...

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Jonathan Folger (1696 - 1777)

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Thomas Barnard, Jr. MP (1608 - 1677)

One of the original owners of Nantucket Island Thomas Barnard "Barnett" was of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass. He was a planter or husbandman. Received land in the "first division" 1640 and 1643. He was ...

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Tristram Coffin MP (1632 - 1704)

Made freeman 29 Apr 1668. When Tristram's father left Newbury, Tristram Jr. stayed behind. He was very active in town and church affairs holding a number of positions in town government. In about 165...

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Governor Thomas Mayhew MP (1593 - 1682)

The following was obtained from a Mayhew Family Tree, published in 1855, covering all generations from 1631 to 1855: "Thomas Mayhew, Governor and Patentee of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and Elizabe...

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John Bland alias Smith MP (c.1595 - 1668)

John Bland alias Smith Birth: "of" Colchester, Essex, , England Death: Jan 6 1668 - Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts Parents: Anthony Bland, Adrian Wife: Isabella Drake, Joanna Recent ...

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Sarah Folger MP (c.1658 - 1729)

ii. Sarah Gardner probably was born about 1650 to 1653 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(16) She married Eleazer Folger in 1671.(17) He was born in 1648 at Edgartown, Massachusetts.(18) Eleazer died in 1716...

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Mary Gardner MP (1663 - 1696)

She was the first child of English parents to be born on Nantucket Island .

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John Homan Smith MP (1572 - 1668)

Name: John Homan Smith Surname: Smith Given Name: John Homan Sex: M Birth: 1572 in Colchester, England Christening: 28 Sep 1572 Sythlane, London, England Death: 6 Jan 1668 in Nantucket, Mas...

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Sarah Gardner MP (1631 - 1724)

Sarah Shattuck , born Abt. 1631; died 1724 in Nantucket, MA Parents: William or Samuel Shattuck (1584-1637) and Damaris Shattuck (b. ca.1597-1674) Married: Richard Gardner Abt. 1652 in Nantucke...

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Richard Gardner, Sr., of Nantucket MP (1621 - 1688)

Richard Gardner of Nantucket born 1621 in England; died March 23, 1687/88 in Nantucket, MA. Parents:  son perhaps, of first Thomas married: to an unknown woman (Gardner Book) Abt. 1652...

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Richard Gardner MP (1653 - 1728)

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Catherine Starbuck MP (c.1609 - 1685)

b. 1609/10 Wales prob. d. 1678/85 of Nantucket, Nantucket, MA Religion: "Anabaptist" The children of Edward and Katherine (Reynolds) Starbuck: 1. Nathaniel b. 1635, d. 6 Aug 1719; m. 1662 Mary Coff...

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Deborah Pease MP (1658 - 1712)

She was born December 12, 1658 and was a daughter of Richard Gardner and Sarah Shattuck. She married John Macy. John died on October 14, 1691. Deborah remarried to Stephen Pease and died sometime after...

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Tristram Coffin, Sr. MP (1605 - 1681)

Tristram Coffyn The First in The Race That Settled America In 1642 Tristram emigrated to America with his wife Dionis and five small children as well as his widowed mother and two unmarried sisters...

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Sarah Macy MP (1696 - 1789)

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John Macy, Sr. MP (1655 - 1691)

John was a house carpenter of Nantucket. Savage states that his widow, Deborah Gardner Macy married Stephen Pease. Sources 'Genealogy of the Macy Family from 1635 - 1868' 'The History of Nantucke...

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Thomas Macy MP (c.1687 - 1759)

'Genealogy of the Macy Family from 1635 - 1868' 'The History of Nantucket County, Island and Town including Genealogies of First Settlers'

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Deborah Coffin MP (1647 - 1718)

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Hannah Gardner MP (1682 - 1768)

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Benjamin Gardner MP (1683 - 1764)

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Bartlett Coffin MP (1695 - 1762)

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Rebecca Coffin MP (1721 - 1764)

In the early 1760's Benjamin and Rebecca's son, Elisha took advantage of the British land grants in Nova Scotia and relocated to Cape Sable Island. Rebecca's brothers, Uriah and Peleg also took advanta...

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James Coffin, Jr. MP (1664 - 1741)

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Benjamin Coffin MP (1718 - 1793)

Father* James Coffin b. 1664, d. 2 Aug 1741 Mother* Ruth Gardner b. 26 Jan 1676, d. 4 Oct 1748 Benjamin Coffin was born on 16 November 1718. He married Rebecca Coffin, daughter of Bartlett Coffin and...

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Mary Bunker (Coffin) MP (1710 - 1785)

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Anna Barnard (1716 - 1785)

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Ruth Russell MP (1714 - 1772)

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Judith Macy (Worth) MP (1689 - 1767)

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Lucretia Mott MP (1793 - 1880)

Lucretia Coffin Mott was born 3 January 1793 in Nantucket, Massachusetts and died on 11 November 1880 near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was an American Quaker, abolitionist (Underground Railroad), s...

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Joseph Gardner MP (1677 - 1747)

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