Abijah Coffin and Elizabeth Robinson

(Coastal families/ Coffin branch)

* Abijah COFFIN was born on 22 May 1760 in New Garden, Guilford, NC; died on 3 Oct 1793 in Guilford, NC; buried in Guilford, NC.

Records show Abijah was born on 22 May 1760, to William Coffin and Priscilla Paddock, at New Garden, Guilford County, NC.{D1}

Abijah married Elizabeth Robinson 31 May 1791 at New Garden, NC.{D1}They had the following children: ♥ Priscilla COFFIN (b. 29 Jul 1793), Mary COFFIN.

Abijah died young, at 33 years 4 months of age, leaving his wife and two daughters, Mary and  two month old Priscilla.

His Will reads, ” Item I give unto my wife my Sorrel Coalt the sattle she rides also one father bed of furnatur also one Cow & one four gallon pot to her heirs & assigns for Ever also give unto her half duson of Puter Plates & one gallon Bason & the largest Plater and all her wareing Cloaths…Item I give unto my daughter Mary all my lands & estate that my father may leave to me and also all my personal [??]…that all my Personal Estate of what name or nature be sold by my Executors hereafter named Either at Private or Publick sale at their Discrestion & the money put at Interest for my daughter Mary and it is my will that she should have it at the age of Eighteen years to her and her heirs…being still of a sound mind this 20 day of (9 or 7] mo 1793 it is my will that all that I gave to my Daughter Mary be equally divided between her & her sister Priscilla in the same manner.” Note. Priscilla was only about three months old when her father died.{D2}

1. L.D.S. Genealogical Library, Tucson, AZ., No.547, F21, North America, North Carolina, April 1984, IGI.
2. A transcript of the Will was made 24 Jun 1987 by David Coffin from the original (Ws04D00B) which is in the North Carolina Archives, Raleigh, NC.
3. Individual source: The Colonial Genealogist, pages 195-198.

* Elizabeth ROBINSON was born in 1771; died on AFT 27 Oct 1804.
Dau. of Mary HUNT m. William Robenson  
Individual source: The Colonial Genealogist, pages 195-198.

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