Joshua Coffin

  • American

Joshua Coffin was an American teacher and the able, eccentric historian of Newbury, Massachusetts. - AsNotedIn


Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1792/10/12 Judith Toppan Coffin, wife of Joseph Coffin, gives birth to a son Joshua, in Newbury, Massachusetts. Born
1817/06/00 Joshua Coffin graduates from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Education Dartmouth College campus Hanover, NH
1821/00/00 My first school-master, Joshua Coffin, the able, eccentric historian of Newbury, brought with him to our house a volume of Burns' poems, from which he read, greatly to my delight. I begged him to leave the book with me... - John Whittier Work John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead Haverhill
1840/00/00 As an adult, Coffin lives for a time in the downstairs southwest room of the Coffin House, his ancestral home. In this tiny study within an ell of the house, Joshua write his History of Ancient Newbury. Home Coffin House Newbury
1845/00/00 "A sketch of the history of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury, from 1635 to 1845" by Joshua Coffin is published in Boston, Massachusetts. Author
1850/03/12 Joshua Coffin is elected Newbury Town Clerk. Work Upper Green Historic District, Newbury Newbury
1857/02/13 Owing to the impairment of his intellectual faculties, Joshua Coffin is unable to attend to his duties as Newbury Town Clerk and the selectmen appoint William Little 'Clerk pro tempore'. Health
1860/00/00 "An Account of Some of the Principal Slave Insurrections" by Joshua Coffin is published. Author
1864/06/24 Joshua Coffin dies in Newbury, Massachusetts. He is buried at First Parish Burying Ground in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Died First Parish Burying Ground, Newbery Newbury
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