Tag: Coffin family

Calling All Coffins, or, How My Coffin Lines Are Related

I recently connected with a possible relative through DNA testing.  Our mitochondrial DNA looks vaguely like there is a connection, so we have been emailing about possible shared ancestors.  While exchanging surnames, the Coffin line looked promising (although not my

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Susan Wilcox Justice (1797-1881)

Susan Wilcox was the last of my direct female ancestors to have migrated from Nantucket to Cincinnati in the early 1800s.  She was about 14 years old when her mother (Phebe Foye), step-father (Thomas Myrick), and 3 half-siblings moved off

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Abigail Butler Coffin (1783-1858)

Abigail Butler Coffin is my third female ancestor who migrated with her husband and children from Nantucket to Cincinnati in the early 1800s.  She came with four or five young children (the birth date of one son isn’t well recorded). 

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Sarah Folger Coffin (1761-1822)

As I said in the brief story of Sarah last month, she was a widow in her 50s with young and unmarried children still in her care when she left Nantucket and migrated to Cincinnati.  While I don’t know the

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My Nantucket Grandmothers

There is a song or poem, titled The Nantucket Girl’s Song that was written in the 19th century by one or another woman traveling in the south Pacific on a ship.  The poem appears in the back of a journal

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