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Lucretia Flagge (Coffin) May

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Death: Died in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Peter Coffin and Anne Coffin
Wife of Reverend Samuel Joseph May
Mother of Joseph May; John Edward May; Charlotte Coffin (May) Wilkinson; Joseph May and George Emerson May
Sister of Anne Pierce Coffin

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About Lucretia Flagge (Coffin) May

Lucretia Flagge Coffin was born 3 Jan 1793 in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, and died on 8 May 1865 in Syracuse, New York.

Parents: Peter Coffin (betw. 1742-1771) and Anne Martin.

Marriage 1: Rev. Samuel Joseph May, Unitarian minister and anti slavery activist (1797-1871), son of Colonel Joseph May and Dorothy Sewall) on 1 June 1825. Possible alternate marriage information from Find A Grave Memorial (see notation below): Married in Boston 28 Apr 1825.

Children:

1. Joseph b: 27 JUN 1827 (has no children)

2. John Edward b: 7 OCT 1829 in Brooklyn, Connecticut (has children)

3. Charlotte Coffin May Wilkinson (4/24/1833 - 1909) (has children)

4. Joseph Rev. b: 21 JAN 1836 (has children)

5. George Emerson (9/25/1844 Lexington, MA - 1906) (has children)

Weblinks:

http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=*v04t2428&id=I1370&ti=5543

http://www.sewellgenealogy.com/p91.htm#i1728

Biographical notes:

from: http://www25.uua.org/uuhs/duub/articles/samueljmay.html

With his ministry established, Samuel Joseph May married Lucretia Flagge Coffin in 1825. They enjoyed a tender, conventional marriage and had four children who lived to adulthood, including Unitarian minister Joseph May.

Lucretia grew to admire Samuel's reform activity and managed a household filled with visitors.

May wrote in 1829 that Lucretia possessed "a mind of singular purity, the utmost tenderness of conscience, and disinterestedness of purpose."

Citations:

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 7, p. 316.
  2. [S223] Thomas James] ed. Mumford, Samuel Joseph May, p. 87.
  3. [S223] Thomas James] ed. Mumford, Samuel Joseph May, p. 278.

Find A Grave Memorial # 69302825 - http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69302825

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Lucretia Flagge (Coffin) May's Timeline

1793
January 3, 1793
Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
1827
June 27, 1827
Age 34
1829
October 29, 1829
Age 36
Brooklyn, Connecticut, United States
1833
April 24, 1833
Age 40
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1836
January 21, 1836
Age 43
1844
September 25, 1844
Age 51
Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
1865
May 8, 1865
Age 72
Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States
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Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States