1309. Documentation for Dionis Stevens
(04 Mar 1604/5 to 02 Oct 1681)
mother of Mary Coffin
(20 Feb 1644/5 to 13 Nov 1717)
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18. Tristram Coffin(69)(70)(71) born March 11, 1604/05 in Brixton, Devonshire England; died October 2, 1681 in Nantucket, MA or Brixton, England. He was the son of Peter Coffin and Joanna Thember. He married 19. Dionis Stevens 1630 in Devonshire England.
19. Dionis Stevens(72) born March 04, 1609/10 in Brixton, Devonshire, England; died Bet. 1681 - November 6 1684 in Nantucket, MA. She was the daughter of Robert Stevens.
Children of Tristram Coffin and Dionis Stevens are:
i. Peter Coffin(73)(74) born July 18, 1631; died Abt. March 21, 1714/15; married Abigail Starbuck Bef. 1657; born Abt. 1634.
ii. Tristram Coffin, Jr.(75)(76) born 1632 in England; died February 3, 1702/03; married Judith Greenleaf March 02, 1652/53 in \ (11 children); born September 2, 1625; died December 15, 1705 in \ (177 children and grandchildren at time of death).
iii. Elizabeth Coffin(77)(78) born Abt. 1631 in Brixton, England; died November 19, 1678; married Stephen Greenleaf November 13, 1651 in Newbury; born Abt. 1628 in England; died October 31, 1690 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia \ (drowned).
iv. James Coffin(79)(80)(81) born August 12, 1640 in Devonshire, England \ Brixton; died July 28, 1720 in Nantucket, MA; married Mary Severance December 3, 1663 in Salisbury, Essex, MA \ (prob.); born August 05, 1645 in Salisbury, MA\ (now Andover); died July 28, 1720 in Nantucket, MA.
v. Mary Coffin born February 20, 1644/45 in Haverhill, MA; died November 13, 1717 in Nantucket, MA; married Nathaniel Starbuck, Sr. 1662 in Nantucket, MA.
vi. John Coffin(82)(83)(84)(85) born October 30, 1647 in Haverhill, MA; died September 5, 1711 in Edgartown, MA; married Deborah Austin February 1667/68 in Essex Co., MA \ (prob.); born 1651 in Edgartown, Dukes, MA; died Bet. February 4, 1717/18 - April 04, 1718 in Nantucket, MA.
vii. Stephen Coffin born July 11, 1652 in Newbury, Essex, MA, USA; died November 14, 1734 in Nantucket, MA; married Mary Bunker October 8, 1668 in Nantucket Island, MA.
viii. Deborah Coffin(86) died in \ (died in infancy).
69. Starbuck, Alexander, History of Nantucket Island, The, (1924).
70. Johnson, Carol Clark, Genealogical History of the Clark and Worth Familes, 130-133.
71. Rose Gonnella, Nantucket Native Knowledge, (http://www.nantucketonline.com/Articles/knowledge.shtml, 2001-2).
72. Johnson, Carol Clark, Genealogical History of the Clark and Worth Familes, 130-133.
73. Johnson, Carol Clark, Genealogical History of the Clark and Worth Familes, 133.
74. No Author, Ancestral Records and Portraits, (The Grafton Press, 1910), 213, PETER COFFIN,9 son of Tristram10 and Dionis (Stevens) Coffin, married Abigail, the daughter of Edward and Catharine (Reynolds) Starbuck. Their daughter Elizabeth, married CAPTAIN JOHN GILMAN II. (See pp. 262-264.).
75. Johnson, Carol Clark, Genealogical History of the Clark and Worth Familes, 133.
76. Family Records.
77. Johnson, Carol Clark, Genealogical History of the Clark and Worth Familes, 133.
78. Greenleaf, James Edward, Genalogy of the Greenleaf Family, (Boston: Frank Wood, 1896.), 78-79.
79. Allen, Orrin Peer, Descendents of Edward Allen of Nantucket, Mass, (Fiske & Co., Massachusetts: 1905), 103-104, James Coffin, b. in England Aug. 12, 1640; m. Dec. 3, 1663, Mary dau. of John and Elizabeth (Kimball) Severence of Salisbury, Mass. He d. at Nantucket July 28, 1720. He spent the last fifty years of his life at Nantucket, where he was judge of the Probate Court. He had fourteen children, all of whom, except two, married and had families. From him descended some of the most noted members of the Coffin family. Among these may be mentioned Admiral, (Sir Isaac8 Coffin, Nathaniel7, William6, Nathaniel5, James4, Tristram3, Peter2, Nicholas1). "He was b. in Boston, Mass., May 16, 1759. Entering the English Navy in 1773, he was commissioned a Lieutenant 1778, Captain 1781; Rear Admiral of the White Squadron, 1804; Baronet and also granted a coat of arms the same year; Vice Admiral 1808, and in 1817 Admiral. He d. at Cheltenham, England, in 1839 without issue." In 1826 he visited Nantucket, when he gave œ1000 for founding a high school there. Afterwards he added to the sum, which now amounts to $50,000.
80. Compiled from Original Applications, Philadelphia, PA, Sons & Daughters of the Pilgrims, (National Society Sons and Daughters Of The Pilgrims, Philadelphia, PA, 1929), 14.
81. American Genealogical Record vol2, The Robinson, 193.
82. No Author, American Genealogical Record, The Robinson, (Genealogical Record Publishing Company, San Francisco, 1897), Vol. 2, p. 197.
83. Walter G. Davis, Sybil Noyes, and Charles T. Libby, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, 189.
84. Dr. Charles Banks, The History of Martha's Vinyard, (1925), Volume III Family Genealogies: pp. 96-103, THE COFFIN FAMILY.
85. Christopher D. Cooper, Our New Hoosier/Downeast Family, (www.rootsweb.com, 2000).
86. Donna Lucille Williams, (http://members.fortunecity.com/dlrs/familytreegenealogysite/index.html, 2002).