History of Cass County, Deer Creek Township, Indiana
Samuel R. Coin, the subject of this sketch, is a native of Tennessee; was born near Knoxville, on July 10, 1824.His parents were Alexander F. and Cassinda (Giddens) Coin, natives of Tennessee; the former of Irish and the latter of English descent.When six years of age, his parents immigrated to Carroll County, this State, and engaged in farming, and here Samuel spent his boyhood and youth.His early education was limited,In about 1840 he settled in this township and has ever since made this his home.On May 15, 1851, he married Eleanor Rhine, daughter of John and Margaret (Willbarger) Rhine, both natives of Virginia and of German descent.Eleanor was born in Gallia County, Ohio, on February 10, 1826.Her parents immigrated to Tippecanoe County, this State, in 1829, and in 1840 they came to Howard County.Mr. And Mrs. Coin had born to them twelve children, namely,Leonadeth, born February 14, 1852; Martin W., May 1, 1853; Martha J., December 12, 1857, died February 11, 1861; Sarah E., July 11. 1859 died December 18, 1862; and infant daughter, born and died March 17, 1861; Loreta and Marietta, born May 7, 1862; Elizabeth Ann, February 22, 1864, died August 31, 1881; Samuel R. and an infant daughter, who died at birth; born September 16, 1866.All those who are deceased are interred in what is known as the Fouts Cemetery.Mr. and Mrs. Coin have also raised James and Arabelle Rhine, a nephew and niece of Mrs. Coin.Mrs. and Mrs. Coin are members of the Dunkard Church.His is no politician, but generally votes the Democratic ticket.He began life a poor boy, but by dint of industry and frugality, he now owns two fine farms under a high state of cultivation, one in Section 19, the other in Section 24.His is a pleasant home; he is surrounded with the comforts of his life and is situated now so that he can enjoy a happy old age.His home is in the edge of the thriving little village of Young America.