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Sargent Parker Coffin
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Birth: May 27, 1817
Death: Oct. 16, 1888

After a very checkered past in North Carolina, Coffin moved to Indiana in the 1840s. There he redeemed himself during the Civil War by serving as a spy for the government of Gov. Oliver P. Morton. His southern upbringing and accent allowed him to infiltrate the Knights of the Golden Circle, a pro-Southern group of sympathizers operating in the state. His information allowed the government to keep the group in check and avoid their causing trouble within the state of Indiana during the war years. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Jemima Unthank Bales Coffin (1817 - 1852)*
 
 Children:
  Letitia Martha Coffin Swope (1841 - 1925)*
  Junius M. Coffin (1845 - 1892)*
  Oliver B Coffin (1847 - 1874)*
  Ellen B Coffin Hauk (1849 - 1932)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairfield Cemetery
Greens Fork
Wayne County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Patty Bryant Hunter
Record added: Nov 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8103941
Sargent Parker Coffin
Added by: Kathy Nixon
 
Sargent Parker Coffin
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Added by: Kathy Nixon
 
 
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Sargent Parker Coffin, may you rest in peace. You were married to Jemima U Bales, my first cousin five times removed.
- Patty Wimpsett Killion
 Added: Feb. 29, 2012

- Mary Harrell-Sesniak
 Added: Feb. 12, 2004
 
 
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