Joshua Coffin
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Joshua Coffin (1792 - 1864)

Joshua Coffin
Born in Cornwallis, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died at age 72 in Hantsport, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
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Joshua was born 06 Apr 1792, the son of Prince Coffin and Experience Ells, who moved from Nantucket, Massachusetts to Kings County, Nova Scotia circa 1776[1] [2]

On March 6, 1815, he married Elizabeth Lounsbury, daughter of Michael Lounsbury[2], and their children included[3]:

  1. Prince, born December 12, 1815[3]
  2. Henry, born September 24, 1817[3]
  3. Zephunia (Son), born March 17, 1820[3]
  4. Mary Coffin 1821–1866[3]
  5. Ann Coffin 1822–1870, who married Elisha West [3]
  6. John born May 6, 1822, who married Abigail Trefry[4]
  7. Nathan Coffin 1830–1855[5] [3], see FAG #117330172

Joshua Coffin died 20 Sep 1864[2], and he is buried in the Riverbank Cemetery in Hantsport, Hants County, Nova Scotia[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Find A Grave: Memorial #92014647
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The history of Kings County, Nova Scotia, heart of the Acadian land by Eaton, Arthur Wentworth Hamilton, 1849-1937; Publication date 1910; Publisher Salem, Mass., The Salem press company; Digitizing sponsor The Library of Congress; Contributor The Library of Congress; Call number 10097872; Pages 930; Possible copyright status The Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright. See page 608-9 for the family of Prince and Experience Ells
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Familysearch shows various family trees showing this information. Similar information is published in and other secondary sources
  4. Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Genealogies : Transcribed from the Yarmouth Herald, by George S. Brown; prepared for publication by Martha & William Reamy, assisted by John McDonald Hilton ... et al.; published in Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., c1993. ISBN: 0806313722; page 589, 607
  5. "Massachusetts, Index to Boston Passenger Lists, 1848-1891," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 25 October 2016), Nathan Coffin, 1851; citing Immigration, ship Nonpariel, NARA microfilm publication M265 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969), roll #M265.

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