Randolph  County,  Indiana

A  Randolph  County  Area  Newspaper
September 10, 1894
            COFFIN Savina,  d/o  Madison N & Huldah (Johnson) Coffin who were mar. 2/7/1885. Grandpts, Jacob and Nancy (Lykins) Johnson. She d. 12/1894 ae 5y. Mother was dec'd. Bur Buena Vista Cem.
Summarized by Sandra Mumah

A  Randolph  County  Area  Newspaper
September 10, 1890
            COFFIN:  --- Charity Coffin,  daughter of  John and  Sarah Coats,  was born December 18, 1813, died September 2, 1890, aged 76 years, 10 months and 14 days.
        She was born near Covington, Ohio, but in early childhood her parents removed to Randolph county, and in this county she was married to  Stephen Coffin  in 1832, February 2, and to whom were born seventeen children, eight of whom survive her.  She was left a widow in 1860, and after several years removed to Winchester, where at the time of her death she resided with her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Pickett.
        She was reared under the influence of Friends and after the church was established here she joined and was always faithful in attendance and followed in her Master's footsteps in daily life, always ready to assist the suffering or unfortunate, especially she tried to teach children the importance of the commandment "Honor thy Father and they Mother," often saying parents did not always teach this observance as they should.
        During her last illness her Christian patience never wavered, and when the summons came very unexpectedly she was ready, saying, "This is death" when her daughters could not realize it, hoping she would be better soon, she said, "I am calm, but I am dying," and her last words were, "Lord take me and give me a peaceful reception."  Then a radiant look on her face as if touched with a ray of glory from the opening gates of the Celestial City and a loving look in the faces of her weeping daughters closed her eyes to open them in the joy of a glad re-union on the other side.
        She left two 4 brothers and one sister, while her descendants number 104, forty-nine grand-children, thirty seven great grand-children and one great great grand-child.
        The funeral services were conducted by Bros. W. C. Brown and Wooten, and she was laid to rest by the side of her husband and children at White River.
      One by one, the sheaves are garnered,
As the crown of victory's won,

One by one they leave us weeping,
Go to hear the Lord;s "Well done."
Oh we pray our gracious Father,
Till our heart's so full of Thee,
That with joy we shall greet her,
When we've crossed life's troubled sea.
Contributed by Elaine Rebori

The Winchester Journal
            COFFIN Dora B., d/o  Jacob & Sarah (Conway) Lasley. Mar. Lewis C. Coffn 9/13/1884; 1 ch. She d. 12/23/1886 ae 17m. Dora d. 3/29/1887 ae 18y 11m 15d.  Bur Mt. Zion Cem. Dau. who died was named Ida.
Summarized by Sandra Mumah

A  Randolph  County  Area  Newspaper
            COFFIN William d. at Portland 5/15/1885 after long illness. Married Malinda Millett 4/8/1871. Bur. White River Cem.
Summarized by Sandra Mumah

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