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Loyalist Directory: John (bro. Group 1) Coffin

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Surname : Coffin
Given name : John (bro. Group 1)
Rank : General
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 :  
Military Info :  
Loyalist Genealogy :  
Family History :  
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : Reference letters A; K

See “The Coffin Family of Boston” – a chapter of the book The Loyalists of Massachusetts by James Stark.
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