The Coffins of America are descended from Tristram Coffin of England and Nantucket. Charles Carleton
Coffin was born of Revolutionary sires. He first saw light in the southwest corner room of a house which
stood on Water Street, in Boscawen, N. H., which his grandfather, Captain Peter Coffin, had built in 1766.
This ancestor, "an energetic, plucky, good-natured, genial man," married Rebecca Hazeltine, of Chester, N. H.
When the frame of the house was up and the corner room partitioned off, the bride and groom began