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Captain David Coffin

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
Death: August 15, 1833 (49)
Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Coffin and Elisabeth Coffin
Husband of Esther Coffin and Judith Coffin
Father of Metellus Coffin and Frances Henrietta Henking
Brother of Elisabeth Coffin; Owen Coffin; Elias Coffin; Silvea Coffin; Merab Alley and 5 others

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About Captain David Coffin

Capt. David Coffin, descended from Tristram Coffin, was one of the sturdy whale fishermen of Nantucket. Twice he circumnavigated the globe, lost his fishing fleet to the War of 1812, and later came to Ohio where he married Esther Barlow.

Birth: Dec. 25, 1783 Nantucket County Massachusetts, USA Death: Aug. 15, 1833 Gallipolis Gallia County Ohio, USA

Son of John and Elizabeth (Gardner) Coffin.

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 Judith -Jenkins Coffin (1778 - 1827)

 Frances Henrietta Coffyn Henking (1831 - 1919)*
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Burial: Pine Street Cemetery Gallipolis Gallia County Ohio, USA

Alfred Henking Dead (Picture)

    Alfred Henking passed to the great beyond at his home on State Street Monday afternoon, November 13, 1911, aged 84 years. Although he had been in feeble health for some time, the news of his death came as a decided shock, as he had been about on the streets until a day or so before his death. The immediate cause of his death was heart failure, resulting from a severe cold contracted Sunday.
    Mr. Henking was a native of Switzerland, having been born at St. Gallen August 9, 1828. He was the ninth in a family of eighteen. At the age of 20 he joined the Swiss Artillery, receiving an honorable discharge at the close of his enlistment. He emigrated to this country in 1849, locating at Philadelphia, but in the fall of the same year he came to Gallipolis, entering the brokerage office of his cousin, Charles Henking. In 1852 he engaged in the wholesale grocery business under various firm names, the last and most widely known being the firm of Henking, Allemong & Co., consisting of Alfred Henking, Louis Baer and A. W. Allemong. In 1880 he retired from the firm which had become widely known and is still a highly prosperous institution, now doing business as the Henking-Bovie Co. In 1872 Mr. Henking organized the Ohio Valley Bank, which became an institution widely known and was made the President, in which capacity he served up to 1909 when he retired from active business.
    He was married in 1853 to Miss Frances H. Coffin of Gallipolis at Nantucket, who at that time was there with relatives. By this marriage three sons were born, C. Fred Henking, Oscar M. Henking and Herbert H. Henking, who with their mother survive him. He is also survived by one brother, Oscar, aged 88 years, living at St. Gallen, Switzerland. He never connected himself with any church society, but when a child was baptized, and at the age of 16 as is customary in Switzerland among the Protestants, was taken into full membership in the Reformed Protestant Church. He was very fond of travel and had crossed the ocean 27 times and was 81 years old when he made his last trip to his boyhood home. Mr. Henking was a man with many lovable traits. He was absolutely honest in all his dealings and had accumulated a comfortable fortune through legitimate business channels. He lived a long and busy life and has gone to the reward of the good and the just.
    The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Francis E. Evans of Grace M. E. Church at the family residence on State Thursday at 1:30 p.m., burial following at Mound Hill Cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt. The following have been selected as pallbearers: Charles D. Kerr, Frank Bell, Fred M. Bovie, William G. Sibley, Sherman H. Eagle, and Dr. J. R. Safford.

The Gallipolis Bulletin Thursday, 16 November 1911 Submitted by Eve Hughes

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Captain David Coffin's Timeline

December 25, 1783
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
July 7, 1830
Age 46
August 15, 1833
Age 49
Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio, United States
Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio, United States