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Susanna Goldsmith Coffeen
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Birth: Apr. 30, 1732, Scotland
Death: Jan. 16, 1826
Cavendish
Windsor County
Vermont, USA

Susanna married John Coffeen, 19 Nov 1751, in Brookline, MA. They had 14 children (2 unknown):

-Lake Coffeen (1752-1818)
-John Coffeen (1754-1778)
-Susannah Coffeen (1756-1822)
-Michael Coffeen (1758-1814)
-Lydia Coffeen (1760-1829)
-Daniel Coffeen (abt.1762-aft.1807)
-Amy "Emma" Coffeen (1764-1832)
-Eleazer Coffeen (1766-aft.1800)
-Oliver Coffeen (b.abt.1768)
-Abigail Coffeen (b.1771)
-Goldsmith Coffeen (1773-1854)
-William Coffeen (1775-1865)

After they were married, they moved to Middleton, CT in 1752, then to Watertown, MA in 1756, and Rindge, NH in 1758. They remained in Rindge until 1769, when the family moved to Cavendish, VT. Cavendish land records record thier arrival as 29 June, 1769.

John and his wife Susanna are celebrated as the first settlers of the town of Cavendish, VT. For about two years the Paines and Coffeens were the only families living in Cavendish.

Susanna is buried in the family cemetery across the road from where their home used to be.
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Abridged obituary from "The Christian Repository, Vol 6" page 282, 1826, by J Brown:

Obituary

Died, in Cavendish, January 19,1826, Widow Susanna Coffeen, in the 94th year of her age. Mrs. Coffeen, in her father's family, was said to be the youngest of 16 children; her husband was the oldest of 13, in his father's family. Next May will complete 57 years, since she with her husband first dwelt in the town of Cavendish, at which time there were no other inhabitants. Previous to the birth of three of her children, was she removed from that now populous town, because the place could not afford the assistance that the sick require; it being 11 miles to the nearest inhabitants on one side, and 23 on the other. Of 14 children in her own family, four only survived her; and one alone was present to bid farewell to the remains of an aged mother.

She retained much of her faculties till within, about two years, since which time, they have been much impaired. Had she lived till the 30th of April, she would have finished her 94th year, wanting only 6 years, 2 months, and 11 days of a full century.
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Family links: 
 Spouse:
  John Coffeen (1727 - 1802)*
 
 Children:
  Amy Coffeen Baldwin (1764 - 1832)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Widow SUSANNA Relict
of Capt. JOHN COFFEEN
Died Jan. 16, 1826
AET. XCIV.
Having been the mother of
14 children & a numerous
progeny to the Vth generation
1st woman settled in
Cavendish 1770
Only one who remained
through the Revolution.
 
Burial:
Coffeen Cemetery
Cavendish
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
 
Maintained by: KBStewart-Family
Originally Created by: KBStewart
Record added: Feb 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104687363
Susanna <i>Goldsmith</i> Coffeen
Added by: KBStewart
 
Susanna <i>Goldsmith</i> Coffeen
Added by: KBStewart
 
 
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To my 7th great grandmother with love and admiration. God bless you.
- Patti Robertson
 Added: May. 5, 2016
Honoring the beauty of my GGM dedication to taking care of people and loving, as Christ commanded.
- Joan Graham Nathan
 Added: Feb. 7, 2016
 
 
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