654. Documentation for Stephen Coffin
(11 May 1652 to 14 Nov 1734)
father of Judith Coffin
(Abt 1672 to 02 Dec 1760)



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Stephen Coffin was born 11 May 1652 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.(1) He died 14 November 1734 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(2) He was the son of Tristram Coffin and Dionis Stevens.(3)

Stephen Coffin married
Mary Bunker in 1669 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(4) Mary Bunker was born May 1652 in Topsfield, Massachusetts.(5) She died in 1724 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(6) She was the daughter of George Bunker and Jane Godfrey.(7)

Children of Stephen Coffin and Mary Bunker:

i. Dinah Coffin
was born 21 September 1671 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(8) She married Jacob Norton.(9)

ii. Judith Coffin was born about 1675 to 1680 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(10) She died 02 December 1760 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.(11) Judith married Peter Folger, probably between 1690 - 1701. She married second Nathaniell Barnard Jr. on 1st, 12 mo., “called February.” 1709 in Nantucket. She married third Stephen Wilcox.(12)

iii. Daniel Coffin was born in Nantucket and he died in April 1724, lost at sea.(13)

iv. Peter Coffin was born 14 November 1673 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(14)

v. Stephen Coffin was born 20 February 1675/6 at Nantucket, Massachusetts, and he died in 1725.(15) He married Experience Locke on 21 September 1693 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(16) She was born 22 November 1672.(17) Stephen Coffin died in 1725.(18)

vi. Susannah Coffin was born about 1680 in Nantucket Massachusetts.(19) She died 11 June 1740 at Nantucket Massachusetts.(20) Susanna Coffin married Peleg Bunker on 09 January 1699/00 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(21) He was the son of William and Mary (Macy) Bunker and he was born 18 December 1676 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(22) He died 01 April 1730.(23)

vii. Mehitable Coffin was born after 1680 at Nantucket, Massachusetts. She married Armstrong Smith, son of George and Jane Smith, about 1701.(24)

viii. Hepzabeth Coffin probably was born after 1682.(25) She married Samuel Gardner, son of James and Mary (Starbuck) Gardner.(26) He was born between 1672 – 1682 and he died 28 October 1757.(27)

ix. Paul Coffin was born 15 April 1695.(28) He was lost at sea in April 1729.(29) He married Mary Allen in 1719 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(30) She was born 25 August 1698.(31)

x. Anna Coffin was born at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(32) She died 22 April 1740 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(33) Anna Coffin married Solomon Gardner, son of Richard and Mary (Austin) Gardner, about 1705.(34) He was born 01 July 1680 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(35) He died 17 June 1760 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(36)

ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
STEPHEN COFFIN and his daughter JUDITH COFFIN

1) Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Marriages, page 71, Barnard, Nathaniell Jr. and Judith Folger, both of N., 1st, 12 mo., “called February,” 1709, in N., C.R. 4. [Nathaniel, s. Nathaniel and Mary (Barnard), and Judith Folger, wid. Peter 2d. d. Stephen Coffin and Mary (Bunker), P.R. 38.]

2) Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Births, page 497, Folger, Peter, s. Eleazer, Aug. 28, 1674. [first h. Judith (d. Stephen Coffin and Mary), s. Eleazer and Sarah (Gardner), 28th, 8 mo., P.R. 38.].

3)
Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Deaths, page 273, Folger, Peter 2d, first h. Judith (d. Stephen Coffin and Mary), s. Eleazer and Sarah (Gardner), ____, 1707, P.R. 38. His will was probated 19 June 1707.

4)
Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Deaths, page 43, C.R. [third w. Nathaniel (s. Nathaniel and Mary (Barnard), formerly w. Peter Folger 2nd, d. Stephen Coffin and Mary (Bunker), P.R. 38.]

5)
Nantucket, Mass., Vital Records to 1850, 5 vols. Boston, 1925-28, Births, page 291, Coffin, Judith, w. Peter Folger 2d (s. Eleazar and Sarah), w. Nathaniel Barnard Jr., w. Stephen Willcox, d. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), ______, P.R. 38.

6)
NVR to 1850, Births, page 333, Coffin, Stephen, h. Mary (d. George Bunker and Jane), s. Tristram and Dionis (Stevens), 11th, 5 mo. 1652 [see Newbury Vital Records], P.R. 38;

7)
Starbuck, Alexander, The History of Nantucket, County, Island, and Town, including Genealogies of First Settlers, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont, page 698 and 699.

8)
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 185, Stephen, 14th, 9 mo. 1734, C.R. 4. [h. Mary (Bunker), s. Tristram and Dionis (Stevens), 14th, 11 mo. 1734. P.R. 38. 14th, 9 mo., P.R. 63.]

9)
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 314, Coffin, Stephen, s. Tristram 1st and Dionis (Stevens), and Mary Bunker, d. George and Jane Godfrey, _____, 1669. Intention not recorded. P.R. 38.

10)
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 148, Bunker, Mary, d. George and Jane Godfrey, and Stephen Coffin, s. Tristram 1st and Dionis (Stevens), _____, 1669. Intention not recorded. P.R. 38.

REFERENCES


1.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 333, Coffin, Stephen, h. Mary (d. George Bunker and Jane), s. Tristram and Dionis (Stevens), 11th, 5 mo. 1652 [see Newbury Vital Records], P.R. 38; Starbuck, Alexander, The History of Nantucket, County, Island, and Town, including Genealogies of First Settlers, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont, page 698 and 699;

2. NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 185, Stephen, 14th, 9 mo. 1734, C.R. 4. [h. Mary (Bunker), s. Tristram and Dionis (Stevens), 14th, 11 mo. 1734. P.R. 38. 14th, 9 mo., P.R. 63.]

3. Ibid; Starbuck, History of Nantucket, pages 698 and 699.

4.
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 314, Coffin, Stephen, s. Tristram 1st and Dionis (Stevens), and Mary Bunker, d. George and Jane Godfrey, _____, 1669. Intention not recorded. P.R. 38; NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 148, Bunker, Mary, d. George and Jane Godfrey, and Stephen Coffin, s. Tristram 1st and Dionis (Stevens), _____, 1669. Intention not recorded. P.R. 38.

5. NVR to 1850, Births, page 152, Bunker, Mary, w. Stephen Coffin (s. Tristram 1st and Dionis), d. George and Jane Godfrey, _____, 5 mo. 1652, P.R. 38.

6. NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 170, Coffin, Mary, w. Stephen (s. Tristram 1st), d. George Bunker and Jane Godfrey, _____, 1724, P.R. 38.

7. The Settlers of the Beekman Patent (Online database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Orig. Pub. by Frank J. Doherty, Pleasant Valley, NY. Frank J. Doherty, The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York: An Historical and Genealogical Study of All the 18th Century Settlers in the Patent, six volumes. 1990–2001), Volume 2, Family Sketches, Chapter 105, The Bunker Family, “Mary, b. 5th month 1652; m. Stephen Coffin”, page 879; Starbuck, History of Nantucket, page 702.

8. NVR to 1850, Births, page 258, Coffin, Dinah, d. Stephen, Sept. 21, 1671. [Dionis, w. Jacob Norton of M[artha’s] Vineyard, d. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), 21st, 9 mo., P.R. 38.]; NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152.

9.
Ibid.

10.
Starbuck, Alexander, The History of Nantucket, County, Island, and Town, including Genealogies of First Settlers, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont, page 702 and 743; The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152; The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, “Folger Family”, July 1862, Vol. 16, page 274; Nantucket, Mass., Vital Records to 1850, 5 vols. Boston, 1925-28, Births, page 291, Coffin, Judith, w. Peter Folger 2d (s. Eleazar and Sarah), w. Nathaniel Barnard Jr., w. Stephen Willcox, d. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), ______, P.R. 38.

11.
Starbuck, History of Nantucket, page 702; NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152; NEHG Register, “Folger Family”, July 1862, Vol. 16, page 274; NVR to 1850, Deaths, pages 42 and 43, Barnard, Judith Folger, [dup. second] w. Nathaniel, 2d, 12 mo. 1760, C.R. 4. [third w. Nathaniel (s. Nathaniel and Mary (Barnard)), formerly w. Peter Folger 2d, d. Stephen Coffin and Mary (Bunker), P.R. 38.]; NVR to 1850, Deaths, 606, Wilcox, Judith, w. Stephen, 2d, 12 mo. 1760, C.R. 4. P.R. 63; NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152.

12.
Starbuck, History of Nantucket, page 702; NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152; NEHG Register, “Folger Family”, July 1862, Vol. 16, page 274; NVR to 1850, Deaths, pages 42 and 43, Barnard, Judith Folger, [dup. second] w. Nathaniel, 2d, 12 mo. 1760, C.R. 4. [third w. Nathaniel (s. Nathaniel and Mary (Barnard)), formerly w. Peter Folger 2d, d. Stephen Coffin and Mary (Bunker), P.R. 38.]; Nantucket, Mass., Vital Records to 1850, 5 vols. Boston, 1925-28, Births, page 291, Coffin, Judith, w. Peter Folger 2d (s. Eleazar and Sarah), w. Nathaniel Barnard Jr., w. Stephen Willcox, d. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), ______, P.R. 38; NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 455, Folger, Judith and Nathaniell Barnard Jr., both of N., 1st, 12 mo., “called February,” 1709, in N., C.R. 4 [Judith, wid. Peter 2d, d. Stephen Coffin and Mary (Bunker), and Nathaniel Barnard, s. Nathaniel and Mary (Barnard), P.R. 38.]; NVR to 1850, Marriages, 507, Wilcox, Stephen (Wilcock) of Dartmouth and Judith Barnard, d. Stephen Coffin of N., 31st, 6 mo., “called August,” 1722, in N., C.R. 4. [Willcox and Judith Barnard, wid. Nathaniel Jr., wid. Peter Folger 2d, d. Stephen Coffin and Mary (Bunker), P.R. 38.]; NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152.

13.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 255, Coffin, Daniel, s. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), _____, 1670, P.R. 38; NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 149, Coffin, Daniel, s. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), lost whaling, _____, 6 mo. 1724, P.R. 38; NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152.

14.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 316, Coffin, Peter, s. Stephen, Nov. 14, 1673. [m. “in Boston,” s. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), 14th, 11 mo., P.R. 38.]; NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152.

15.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 333, Coffin, Stephen, s. Stephen, Feb. 20, 1675. [h. Experience (d. Thomas Look), s. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), 20th, 2 mo., P.R. 38.]; NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 185, Coffin, Stephen, h. Experience (d. Thomas Look), s. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), _____, 1725, P.R. 38; NEHG Register, April, page 182.

16.
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 138, Look, Eperience; [dup. Experience] and Stephen Coffin Jr., 21st, 9 mo., 1693. Intention not recorded. [Experience, d. Thomas Jr. and Elizabeth (Bunker), and Stephen Coffin, s. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), P.R. 38.]; NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 314, Coffin, Stephen Jr. and Eperience [int. Experience] Look, 21st, 9 mo. 1693. Intention not recorded. [Stephen, s. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), and Experience Look, d. Thomas Jr. and Elizabeth (Bunker), P.R. 38.].

17.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 249, Look, Experience, d. Thomas, Nov. 22, 1672. [w. Stephen Coffin (s. Stephen and Mary), d. Thomas Jr. and Elizabeth (Bunker), 22d, 11 mo., P.R. 38.].

18. NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152.

19.
Ibid.

20.
Ibid.

21.
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 152, Bunker, Peleg and Susanna [dup. Susana] Coffin, Jan. 9, 1700. Intention not recorded. [Peleg, s. William and Mary (Macy), and Susanna [dup. Susannah] Coffin, d. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), 9th, 1 mo., P.R. 38.]; NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 316, Coffin, Susanna [dup. Susana] and Peleg Bunker, Jan. 9, 1700. Intention not recorded. [Susanna [dup. Susannah], d. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), and Peleg Bunker, s. William and Mary (Macy), 9th, 1 mo., P.R. 38.]; NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152.

22.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 156, Bunker, Peleg, s. Will[ia]m, Dec. 1, 1676. [h. Susanna (d. Stephen Coffin), s. William and Mary (Macy), 1st, 2 mo., P.R. 38.]; NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152.

23.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 91, Bunker, Peleg, June 1, 1730. [h. Susanna (d. Stephen Coffin), s. William and Mary (Macy), P.R. 38.]; NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152.

24.
NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152.

25.
Ibid.

26.
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 529, Gardner, Samuel, s. James and Mary (Starbuck) (first w.), and Hepsibeth Coffin, d. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), Sept. 4, 1707. Intention not recorded., P.R. 38; NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 273, Coffin, Hepsibeth, d. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), and Samuel Gardner, s. James and Mary (Starbuck) (first w.), Sept. 4, 1707. Intention not recorded. P.R. 38.

27.
NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152.
28. NVR to 1850, Births, page 314, Coffin, Paul, s. Stephen Sr., Apr. 15, 1695. [h. Mary (d. Edward Allen and Ann), s. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), 15th, 4 mo., P.R. 38.]; NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152.

29. NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152.

30.
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 300, Coffin, Paul, s. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), and Mary Allen, d. Edward and Ann (Coleman), _____, 1729 [sic, ? 1719]. Intention not recorded; NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 23, Allen, Mary, d. Edward and Ann (Coleman), and Paul Coffin, s. Stephen and Mary (Bunker), _____, 1729 [sic, “ 1719]. Intention not recorded.

31.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 24, Allen, Mary (Allin), d. Edward, Aug. 25, 1698. [Allen, w. Paul Coffin (s. Stephen and Mary), w. Clothier Pierce (s. John of Newport), d. Edward and Ann (Coleman), 25th, 8 mo., P.R. 38.].

32.
NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152.

33.
Ibid.

34.
Ibid.

35.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 76, Gardner, Solomon, s. Richard Jr., July 1, 1680. [h. Anna (d. Stephen Coffin and Mary), s. Richard 2d and Mary (Austin), 1st, 7 mo., P.R. 38.]; NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152.

36.
NEHG Register, “The Coffin Family”, April 1870, Vol. 24, page 152.