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Elijah Coffin

Male 1798 - 1862


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  • Name  Elijah Coffin 
    Born  17 Nov 1798  North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  23 Jan 1862 
    Person ID  I5651  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  5 Nov 2012 

    Father  Bethuel Coffin,   b. 6 Feb 1756, New Garden MM, Guilford, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1839, Greensboro, Henry, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Hannah Dicks,   b. 16 Jun 1757, New Garden MM, Guilford, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1820, Guilford, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Jul 1776  Guilford, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1578  Group Sheet

    Family  Naomi Hiatt,   b. 15 Nov 1797, Guilford, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1866, Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Feb 1820  New Garden MM, Guilford, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Miriam Allinson Coffin,   b. 9 Jan 1821, New Garden MM, Guilford, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Charles Fisher Coffin,   b. 3 Apr 1823, New Garden MM, Guilford, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916
     3. William Coffin,   b. 26 Sep 1825, White Water Mm, Wayne, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Eliphalet Coffin,   b. 25 Aug 1828, White Water Mm, Wayne, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Caroline Elizabeth Coffin,   b. 20 Jun 1831, Milton, Wayne, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Mary Coffin,   b. 15 Jul 1834, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Hannah Amelia Coffin,   b. 16 Jan 1836, Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  5 Nov 2012 
    Family ID  F2377  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Nov 1798 - North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Feb 1820 - New Garden MM, Guilford, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Elijah Coffin (1798-1862) was the leading figure in Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends for a generation. He was born in 1798 in North Carolina. He was a son of Bethuel and Hannah Coffin. He married Naomi Hiatt in 1820 at New Garden Monthly Meeting in Guilford County. Naomi Hiatt was a daughter of Benajah & Elizabeth (White) Hiatt. She was born in 1797. Elijah was the Presiding Clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting in 1822 and 1823. Elijah and Naomi were charter members of Hopewell Monthly Meeting in 1824. In 1824, they removed to Milton, Wayne County, Indiana, where they were members of Milford Monthly Meeting. Elijah was the postmaster for the town of Milton. He became Presiding Clerk of Indiana Yearly Meeting in 1827. In 1833 they moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, but returned to Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana in 1835. Elijah was engaged in banking and continued to serve as Presiding Clerk of Indiana Yearly Meeting until the close of the 1857 session. He died in 1862. Naomi died in 1866. Both are buried in the Earlham Cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S156] Abstracts of the Records of The Society of Friends in Indiana, Vol I, Williard C. Hess, (Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, 1996), Page 13 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S71] New Garden Monthly Meeting, Vol I - Guilford County, North Carolina, William Wade Hinshaw, Page 494 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S71] New Garden Monthly Meeting, Vol I - Guilford County, North Carolina, William Wade Hinshaw, Page 533 (Reliability: 3).