Information on the Loyalists
Loyalist Directory: John (bro. Group 1) Coffin
(For a short explanation of each row, click on the row title ex. "surname")
|Given name :||John (bro. Group 1)|
|Where Resettled :||Westfield, Kings Co., NB|
|Status as Loyalist :|
|Proof of Loyalty :||NYGBS; V35 N4 Oct 1904|
|Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :|
|Regiment :||After the War of 1812, by 1819 he had been appointed a General in the British Army.|
|Enlistment Date :|
|Date & Place of Birth :||Boston Mass. 1756|
|Settled before war :|
|Date & Place of Death :||August 1838 King's County, New Brunswick|
|Place of Burial :|
|Wife Name :||Ann Matthews, daughter of William Matthews, Esq.|
|Children :||• General Guy Carleton Coffin|
• John Townsend Coffin
• Henry Edward Coffin
• Caroline, married the Hon. Charles Grant
• The second daughter married General Sir Thomas Pearson, K. C. B.
• A third married Colonel Kirkwood of the British Army
• A fourth married John Barnett, Esq.
• The fifth, Mary, married Charles R. Ogden, Esq., Attorney-General, Lower Canada.
|Biography :||See pp.2-4 of the chapter of the book referenced under Sources|
|Proven Descendants :|
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|Sources :||Reference letters A; K|
See “The Coffin Family of Boston” – a chapter of the book The Loyalists of Massachusetts by James Stark.