John Coffin b.abt 1796 d.after 1871 NY

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He is my 4th g'grandfather. He married Lavenia SHEARS (1799-1847) 15 Oct 1816 in Cairo, Greene, NY. Lived in that area, incl. Kingston, Ulster, NY for life. Their dau., Margaret Lavenia COFFIN m. Henry Owens Burhans.

Any help you could give me would be appreciated. This family is one of my brick walls!

Marianne Mangels
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0 votes
Give me someone,one name,who married,where born ,where lived.

And what you need to know about them.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (922k points)
+1 vote

John Coffin

mentioned in the record of Thomas Dorgan and Eliza Coffin Mclaughlin

Name John Coffin
Gender Male
Wife Levenia Shears
Daughter Eliza Coffin Mclaughlin
Name Thomas Dorgan
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 20 Sep 1866
Event Place Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Gender Male
Age 52
Marital Status Single
Birth Year (Estimated) 1814
Birthplace Ireland
Father's Name John Dorgan
Mother's Name Cath. Collins
Spouse's Name Eliza Coffin Mclaughlin
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age 42
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1824
Spouse's Birthplace New York
Spouse's Father's Name John Coffin
Spouse's Mother's Name Levenia Shears


"New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database,FamilySearch ( : 20 March 2015), John Coffin in entry for Thomas Dorgan and Eliza Coffin Mclaughlin, 20 Sep 1866; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,543,972.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Thank you so much for your help! Now I know that my 3rd g'grandmother, Margaret Lavenia COFFIN had a sister!

Do you happen to know anything more about their parents: John Coffin & Lavenia SHEARS?
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John Coffin
United States Census, 1830
residence:    1830    Cairo, Greene, New York, United States            

John Coffin
United States Census, 1820
residence:    1820    Cairo, Greene, New York, United States            

John Coffin
United States Census, 1840
residence:    1840    Greene, New York, United States

John Coffin

Birth:  unknown
Death:  1871
Note: Age Date Buried 01/22/1871
Fort Hill Cemetery 
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Plot: Home Lot 12 Grave
Created by: Peter Newman
Record added: Feb 09, 2011 
Find A Grave Memorial# 65432215
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Coffin, C Fredrick 65432205
b. unknown d. 1866    Fort Hill Cemetery
Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, USA

Coffin, Capt Charles F 65432206
b. unknown d. 1855    Fort Hill Cemetery

Coffin, Delia M 65432208
b. unknown d. 1892    Fort Hill Cemetery

Coffin, Elizabeth 65432209
b. unknown d. 1930    Fort Hill Cemetery

Coffin, Frank I 65432210
b. unknown d. 1851    Fort Hill Cemetery

Coffin, Fred 65432211
b. unknown d. 1840    Fort Hill Cemetery

Coffin, Frederick M 65432213
b. unknown d. 1901    Fort Hill Cemetery

Coffin, Frederick W 65432212
b. unknown d. 1840    Fort Hill Cemetery

Coffin, Henry 65432214
b. unknown d. 1864    Fort Hill Cemetery

Coffin, John 65432215
b. unknown d. 1871    Fort Hill Cemetery

Coffin, Kate H 65432216
b. unknown d. 1915    Fort Hill Cemetery

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Coffin, Lurana G 65432217
b. unknown d. 1883    Fort Hill Cemetery

Coffin, Mary 65432219
b. unknown d. 1927    Fort Hill Cemetery

Coffin, Mary J 65432218
b. unknown d. 1896    Fort Hill Cemetery

Coffin, Phoebe M 65432220
b. unknown d. 1904    Fort Hill Cemetery

Coffin, Ruth 65432221
b. unknown d. 1829    Fort Hill Cemetery

Coffin, Sarah 65432222
b. unknown d. 1863    Fort Hill Cemetery

Coffin, Capt William 65432207
b. unknown d. 1868    Fort Hill Cemetery

Coffinger, Charles H 65432223
b. unknown d. 1948    Fort Hill Cemetery

Coffinger, Esie 65432224
b. unknown d. 1984    Fort Hill Cemetery

Wright, Martha Coffin 15789902
b. Dec. 25, 1806 d. Jan. 4, 1875    Fort Hill Cemetery
Thank this "MY" John Coffin?

Marianne Mangels
This is a John Coffin. Whether it's yours or not needs proof. Showed it as a possibility. He and Levenia certainly look to be the parents of Eliza Coffin Mclaughlin. Can you pinpoint John Coffin's death year? Auburn, New York is 224.5 miles from Kingston, New York.

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