About Nathan Coffin
The physicians of Eliot, Maine By John L. M. Willis
Two sons of Dr. Coffin,—Nathan and Nathaniel,—were patriots of the Revolution, and proved their zeal by actual service. Nathan was Sergeant, Capt. T. Fernald's Co. 30th Foot Reg. United Colonies; enlisted May 3, 1775. He was then twenty-six years old.
Nathaniel was First Lieut. Capt. John Shapleigh's Co. Coast Guards, at Kittery Point, in 1775; and in Capt. Hubbard's Co. Coast Guards, January to November, 1776. —See July Old Eliot, pp. 106, 119.