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Coburn, Charles, was born in Ellisburgh, N. Y., January 18, 1844, a son of Otis, son of Samuel Coburn, who came from Oxford, Mass., in 1820, to Ellisburgh, and here lived and died. Otis Coburn was born in Massachusetts in 1806, and came to Ellisburgh at the age of fourteen, where he lived as a farmer until his death on April 5, 1897. His wife was a daughter of Jesse Martin, an early settler of Ellisburgh, who settled where John Sax resided for some years. Charles Coburn was educated in the common schools, and is a farmer. He owns seventy acres of land. He was married in January, 1868, to Mary J., daughter of Benjamin Martin, and they have one adopted daughter, Blanche. Mr. Coburn is a Republican in politics, but not an aspirant to office. He is a member of the Buckley Post, G. A. R., and of Union Grange No. 5, of Belleville. He enlisted in August, 1862, in Co. E, 10th Heavy Artillery, and served three years. He and wife are members of the Baptist church of Belleville, N. Y. Benjamin Martin, jr., was born in Providence, R, I., and came to Ellisburgh with his parents when a babe. He was father of six children, four of whom are living. He was one of the prominent farmers of the town, and died January 20, 1887. aged eighty-three years.

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