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Carolyn Rust (#47149071)
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Bio Photo I'm a Portland Native and began updating family genealogy following my retirement from teaching. Find A Grave is a wonderful service, and I'm very happy to contribute.
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RE: Lieut Joshua Tedd
You are welcome. I see you have found a few of your long ago ancestors. It makes be proud to be part of all those that Celebrate Volunteerism!!!

Added by BobBoston on Aug 30, 2013 6:25 AM
John Andrew Meyer
RE: Abagail Coffin
Well then we are long distance cousins. I descend from John Coffin as well.
There are several books that are very interesting about the Coffin family. Though not directly about them they show what life in the time and place was like. Interestingly they are by the same author.
One is "In The Heart Of The Sea" the true story about the sinking of the whaler the Uss Essex that was the inspiration for Melville's "Moby Dick'. The second is "The Mayflower", same author dealing with Miles Standish, the captain of the Mayflower and how it came to be that he had Nantucket. The third is "The Barbary Coast". This book has nothing to do with the Coffin family. However the USS Essex is and shows how old the boat was when it set sail for the whaling grounds in the pacific ocean.

Added by John Andrew Meyer on Mar 13, 2013 2:18 PM
John Andrew Meyer
Abagail Coffin
I saw that you left a note on Abagail Coffin's memorial. I believe that a mistake has been made regarding her parents. Here is the proof of what I believe to be her correct lineage.

Abagail Coffin Gardner

Family Data Collection - Births about Abigail Coffin
Name: Abigail Coffin
Father: James Coffin
Mother: Mary Severance
Birth Date: 1666
County: Nantucket
State: MA
Country: USA (Massachusetts Bay Colony)The USA did not exist in 1666

Family Data Collection - Individual Records about Nathaniel Gardner
Name: Nathaniel Gardner
Spouse: Abigail Coffin
Parents: Richard Gardner, Sarah Shattuck
Birth Place: Nantucket, MA
Birth Date: 16 Nov 1669
Marriage Place: Nantucket, MA
Death Date: 1713

Family Data Collection - Individual Records about Abigail Coffin
Name: Abigail Coffin
Spouse: Nathaniel Gardner
Parents: James Coffin, Mary Severance
Birth Place: Nantucket, MA
Birth Date: 1666
Marriage Date: 1685
Death Place: Nantucket, MA
Death Date: 15 Mar 1709

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Abigail Coffin
Name: Abigail Coffin
Gender: Female
Birth Place: MA
Birth Year: 1666
Spouse Name: Nathaniel Gardner
Birth Place: MA
Spouse Birth Year: 1665
Year: 1685
Marriage State: MA
Number Pages: 1

Millennium File about Abigail Coffin
Name: Abigail Coffin
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 1666
Birth Place: Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
Death Date: 15 May 1709
Spouse: Nathaniel Gardner
Children: Ebenezer Gardner
Added by John Andrew Meyer on Mar 12, 2013 8:00 PM
Brian Backes
RE: Bunker Family, Dawson Cemetery

You're very welcome. I'm glad I could be of some help. Let me know if you would like me to transfer their memorials to you.

Added by Brian Backes on Dec 31, 2011 6:10 PM
Edward Wenzell
Stephen Reed
Thanks for the grave photo of my ancestor. I really appreciate it.
Added by Edward Wenzell on Aug 05, 2010 8:00 PM

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