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Edward Coffin

Birthdate: (83)
Death: August 13, 1824 (83)
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Coffin and Anna Coffin
Husband of Sybil Coffin
Father of Isaac Coffin; Jacob Coffin; Joseph Coffin; Anna Howe; Abraham Coffin and 3 others
Brother of Jacob COFFIN; John COFFING; Sarah COFFING and Isaac Coffin, II

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About Edward Coffin

Edward Coffin was born in 1741 in Fishkill, Dutchess, New York, died on 13 Aug 1824 in Deerfield, Oneida, New York, and was buried in First Baptist Church, Newport, Herkimer, New York.

General Notes: A HISTORY OF HERKIMER COUNTY - J. MUNSELL pp. 444-445 Between this time (1795) and 1798, Wm. Wakely. Mr. Burton, StephenHawkins, brother of Christopher, George Cook, Nahum Daniels, EdwardCoffin, John Nelson, John C. Green, John Churchill, George Fenner and Wm.Whipple made permanent locations in the town (Newport). Coffin... andothers purchased lands on the west side of creek, in Walton's Patent.

For more information, see Hereld Stuart's research at, from which the following is excerpted:

The biography of Morse H. Coffin, great-grandson of John Coffin, Edward's brother, states this: Edward Coffin (supposed to be our subject's great-grandfather or hisbrother) was a member of the colonial army during the Revolution, and oneof his powder horns is a prized souvenir, now in the possession of oursubject.

The Revolutionary War pension papers of Isaac Coffing contains thisstatement, "In 1775 soldier referred to his brother Edward".

EDWARD COFFIN (1741-1824) was born near Poughkeepsie and came to Newport before 1798. He married Sibyl--and located in town on the farm now occupied by Everard Fenner. He cleared the land and built a house on the hill near the place where the upper barn now is. He afterward removed to Deerfield, where he died. To Edward and Sibyl were born a large family: Isaac, who once owned the John Sherman place; Joseph, who lived on the road between the stone school house and Brayton's Corners, Edward and Jacob, who lived in Deerfield; John, who kept a "tavern" in Deerfield; Abram and Benjamin, also Deerfield residents; Anna, who married Cady Howe, father of Manson Howe of Poland; Mrs. Orrissa Eddy, who died recently at 90, was a daughter of John Coffin; Mrs. Lucina Spencer is a daughter of Benjamin Coffin; Joseph Coffin, Jr., was assessor in 1859 and his brother Edward was Justice of he Peace many years. Edward's son, Isaac, is a physician residing at North Ilion, NY and is now coroner of Herkimer County.

EDWARD COFFIN's Will, 15 Jul 1824: In the name of God Amen - I Edward Coffin of the town of Deerfield in the County of Oneida and state of New York, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say - First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sibel Coffin her honourable maintenance, the use of the house, the beds, bedding, and furniture during her life until after her death, then an equal division of the beds, bedding, and furniture be divided between my seven sons or their heirs. I do also give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sibel Coffin the sum of fifty dollars for her use during her life. I do also give and bequeath to my second son Jacob Coffin two hundred dollars more than an equal share with the rest of my sons. I do also give and bequeath to my granddaughter Anna Howe fifty dollars. I will and order that at the expiration of four years after my death, each of my seven sons, to wit, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, John, Abraham, Edward and Benjamin Coffin, to share equally alike in the residue of my property. And lastly as to all the rest I hereby appoint my sole executor, Sherman Wooster, Esquire and Jacob L. Sherwood. On witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the fifteenth day of July, 1824.

Edward Coffin purchased 200 acres in North Gage, Deerfield, Oneida County, New York on 4 Aug 1807 of John Hathaway, administrator of H. Hathaway. The property was adjacent to Herkimer County.

Edward married Sybil Tappen on 21 Mar 1779 in Dutch Reformed Church, Hopewell, Dutchess, New York. Sybil was born about 1755, died on 6 Jun 1837 in Newport, Herkimer, New York, and was buried in First Baptist Church, Newport, Herkimer, New York.

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Edward Coffin's Timeline

March 11, 1605
Plymouth, Devon, England
Age 40
New Hampshire, United States
Age 43
March 1786
Age 45
February 5, 1787
Age 46
Age 48
New York, USA
Age 49
March 31, 1798
Age 57
Age 61