Hello David, Do you have information on this family: Alonzo Coffin b. 1841 NY, parents unknown. In 1870 census he was in DeKalb Co., IL with wife Elizabeth b. 1843 Canada, and children: John, Arabel, Robert. Living with this family was Allen Coffin b. 1800 in NY. In 1880 census Alonzo and Elizabeth were in Beatrice, Gage Co., NE with children: John, Belle, Robert Henry, Alice, Birt, William. In 1900 census Alonzo (apparently widowed) was in Liberty, Pawnee Co., NE. His son Robert Henry Coffin (1869-1936) ma.1) Ellen "Nellie" Finch, ma.2) Rose___, lived nearby; Robert and Ellen's daughter Amber B. Coffin (1892-1934) married into my Foster family.