Talk:Levi Coffin

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Lucretia Coffin Mott[edit]

This article could probably benefit from a sentence or more about Coffin's relation to Lucretia Coffin Mott and, less so, to her sister Martha Coffin Wright. Binksternet (talk) 21:40, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Ditto; I had just come here to say that.--Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 15:51, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
I don't see any mention of Levi in their articles, but they are from the same origin, Nantucket. Are they cousins? I have two books I have been working with to expand the article on, but I have got stalled out this week. —Charles Edward (Talk | Contribs)
I searched google books and came up with... they are not very closely related.
Here's a letter from Lucretia that names Levi as her cousin.
This book says that historians suppose them not closely related.
This biography of Lucretia Mott only offers a limited online view, but it mentions Levi Coffin in a paragraph that apparently talks about Coffin cousins. Binksternet (talk) 17:34, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
Judging by the time frame involved, they could potentially be first cousins, but probably second or third cousins, sharing the same great grandfather. Just a guess though. They are most likely related since she was born in Nantucket, and Levi's parents were also from Nantucket. Nantucket is not a very big place. —Charles Edward (Talk | Contribs) 18:59, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Related to the Sloane Coffins?[edit]

Is he related to the Sloane Coffin family of minsters and social activists? The similarity in careers and political outlook, along with the name, certainly raises the possibility. Dvd Avins (talk) 18:47, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

A drawing based on an engraving, c. 1850[edit]

is it the drawing that is c. 1850 or the engraving? Kingturtle (talk) 17:12, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

The original engraving was c. 1850. I have clarified it. —Charles Edward (Talk | Contribs) 17:15, 18 May 2009 (UTC)