Tag: Coffin family

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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Book Review: Renny A. Stackpole’s Sea Letters

Sea Letters.  Letters and Journals of the Captain Andrew Pinkham family of Nantucket and Ohio, 1813-1870.. By Renny A. Stackpole. Published by Maine Authors Publishing. 2013. 161 pages. Mr. Stackpole writes in his introduction, “Sea Letters reflects this writer’s experiences

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It’s Christmas Card Time Again

This is one of those years when I am not going to get Christmas cards written or sent. The fact that I haven’t yet done anything about cards is a clue. There are many who would be surprised to hear

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December Genealogy To-Do List

Research * Look for census records for Telemachus B. Coffin, to add to what I know about where he was at different times. * Start trying to find the Kiernan family that Telemachus’s wife came from. * Continue to look

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