Biography of Capt. Epoch Coffin
Farmington Franklin County, Maine Biographies





CAPT. EPOCH COFFIN was the successor of Capt. Peter West upon the Tobey farm, where he is found in 1796 as a tavern keeper. He was on board the privateer brig Gen. Arnold when she was cast away at Plymouth, and was one of the fifteen survivors out of one hundred and five persons on board that ill fated vessel. Capt. Coffin caused to be painted, as an attractive feature of the tavern sign, a picture of the Gen. Arnold. On one side she is represented with sails set and flags flying, sailing on a cruise; on the other she Is represented in distress, with her masts cut away and the waves breaking over her deck. Capt. Coffin died in 1798.

From:
A History of Farmington, Franklin County, Maine
From the warliest explorations to the present time,
1776-1885
By: Francis G. Butler
Member of the Maine Historical Society
Press of Knowlton, McLeary and Co.
1885.


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