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Tristram Coffin (b. Abt. 1609, d. October 02, 1681)Tristram Coffin (son of Peter Coffin and Joan Kember) was born Abt. 1609 in Brixton, Devonshire, England, and died October 02, 1681 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.He married Dionis Stevens on Abt. 1630 in Devonshire, England, daughter of Robert Stevens and Dionis (?).
Notes for Tristram Coffin:
Tristram was born about 1609 in Brixton Parish, Plymouth, Devonshire, England. He was baptized 11 Mar 1610.In 1642 the English Civil War began between the Royalists, who were loyal to King Charles I, and the Puritans under Oliver Cromwell.In that year Tristram left England.His brother, John, was killed at Plymouth Fort during the war.
Tristram cam to America (perhaps on the ship Hector) with his wife and 5 children(Peter, Tristram, Elizabeth, James, and John), his widowed mother and two sisters, Eunice and Mary.They landed at Salisbury, MA and lived at Haverhill, Newbury, and Salisbury before moving to Nantucket Island in 1680.Tristram owned part of the island and was its first chief magistrate.
He was the first man in Haverhill to plow, using an implement of his own making.In Newbury, 1648, he kept an ordinary selling liquor and wine and also attending to the Newbury side of the ferry.
He signed his name "Coffyn".
More About Tristram Coffin:
Occupation: Farmer, Chief Magistrate,.
More About Tristram Coffin and Dionis Stevens:
Marriage: Abt. 1630, Devonshire, England.
Children of Tristram Coffin and Dionis Stevens are:
- +John Coffin, b. October 13, 1647, Haverhill, Massachusetts, d. September 05, 1711, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.