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Greenberry Coffin

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Montgomery, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Madison, Mahaska, Iowa, USA
Place of Burial: Mahaska, Iowa, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Greenbury Coffin and Mary Elizabeth Coffin
Husband of Harriet L. Coffin and Anna Coffin
Father of Pharaba DeBord; Priscilla DeWitt; Mary E. Hiatt; Abigail Johnson; Sarah Moore and 5 others
Brother of Jesse Greenbury Coffin; Nancy Johnson; Stephen Coffin; Sarah Coffin Simpson Wright; Elizabeth Rawson and 7 others
Half brother of Joseph Coffin

Managed by: Eddy Jones
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About Greenberry Coffin

From Find A Grave.com: Greenberry Coffin was first married to Anna Bond in Ohio and had a daughter Deborah. He later married Harriet Goodson and their children were Pharaba, Priscilla, Mary, Abigail, Sarah, William Jasper David Coffin, Martha, Jesse and Greenberry Coffin Jr. His parents were William Greenberry Coffin and Mary Elizabeth Duncan. Find A Grave memorial #27373793.

From an online Google book, "The History of Jay County, Indiana...Green Township was organized in March, 1838. The first settler was T.J. Shaylor, the next William Coffin. Samuel Routh, William Bunch, Greenbury Coffin and Henry Delong were also early settlers."

From another online Google book, "The History of Dallas County, Iowa...Greenbury Coffin, one of the first members of the board of supervisors, settled in the west part of the county in 1846 and afterwards moved to Mahaska county. He was a brother-in-law of he famous hunter, John Wright, and relates that on one occasion while on a hunting trip with Mr. Wright on Panther Creek, they suddenly came face-to-face with a large panther.

Mr. Coffin felt that the risk of ministering to the demands of a querulous constituency would be more congenial to him just then than hunting wild animals. John Wright, however, was not dismayed and, with the coolness for which he was noted, killed the panther with a well directed shot from his infallible rifle. This hunting trip resulted in giving the name "Panther Creek" to this stream, which name it still bears.

Another section of the same book states, "The first county commissioners elected in the county were William W. Miller, Tristram Davis and Greenbury Coffin. Greenbury Coffin arrived in 1846, lived a few years in the county, within the present limits of Boone township, when he moved to Mahaska County, and soon afterward died."

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Greenberry Coffin's Timeline

1805
August 17, 1805
Montgomery, Virginia, USA
1835
August 11, 1835
Age 29
Indiana, USA
1838
April 9, 1838
Age 32
Mahaska, Iowa, USA
1840
December 21, 1840
Age 35
Indiana, USA
1842
1842
Age 36
1844
1844
Age 38
1848
1848
Age 42
1849
March 17, 1849
Age 43
Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, USA
1851
May 17, 1851
Age 45
Mahaska, Iowa, USA
1853
September 17, 1853
Age 48