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Family: Abel W. Coffin, Jr. / Pauline "Sissy" Wiess (F548)

m. Oct 14, 1858


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  • Father | Male
    Abel W. Coffin, Jr.

    Born  1828  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1866  Wiess Bluff, Jasper county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Wiess Cemetery, Wiess Bluff, Jasper county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  Oct 14, 1858  Jasper county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Belinda Bartlett Brown | F2740 
    Married  Jan 23, 1851  Orange, Orange county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Abel Coffin | F15766 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary Anne Miller | F15766 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Pauline "Sissy" Wiess

    Born  May 14, 1837  Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Dec 13, 1930  Wiess Bluff, Jasper county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Wiess Cemetery, Wiess Bluff, Jasper county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Simon W. Wiess | F546 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Margaret (Elizabeth?) Sturrock | F546 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    + Arthur W. Coffin

    Born  Jul 29, 1859  Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Jan 14, 1892  Round Rock, Williamson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Round Rock Cemetery, Round Rock, Williamson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Emma H.F. Schram | F549 
    Married  Feb 18, 1883  residence of Valentine Wiess Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Sarah Margreta "Maggie" Dyer | F19417 
    Married  Apr 14, 1890  Williamson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 
    • W.T. Block wrote http://block.dynip.com/wtblockjr/history.htm>
      "During an interview with Arthur Coffin of Wiess Bluff in 1973, the writer was informed that Sam Houston spent the night on two occasions at the old Simon Wiess home there, Wiess Bluff being an old steamboat stop on the Neches River, sixteen miles north of Beaumont. Wiess had known Houston in Nacogdoches as early as 1835.  Coffin's grandmother, Mrs. Pauline Wiess Coffin, was born in Nacogdoches in 1837, but she had lived in the old Wiess home for ninety years, from 1840 until 1930.  She could remember General Houston from days when she was a little girl.  However, the times that he visited there must have been subsequent to 1846.  Steamboat passenger service on the Neches did not begin until 1846, the year that the "Angelina" made its maiden voyage from Pattonia, Nacogdoches County, to Sabine Pass. Occasionally, deep-sea schooners may have traveled as far inland as Wiess Bluff, but generally wind velocity sufficient to fill schooner sails ended whenever the timberline was reached.
      1850 census, TX, Jefferson cty, (M432-912, 238)
      Oct. 23, 1850, lines 17-26, HH 203/203
      J.M. Ketchem, 28, M, Carpenter, $1333 real estate, Penn
      Clara C  "  , 25, F, Ohio
      Mary T (or F) " , 2, F, Penn
      Abel C  "  , 9/12, M, Do (ditto)
      Benj. Granger, 31, M, Carpenter, $1333 real estate, N York
      M.B. Atkinson, 30, M, ditto (carpenter), Georgia
      Abel Coffin Sr, 50, M, ship carpenter, Mass
      Abel Jr, 24, M, ditto (ship carpenter), Penn

      Wm Burgett, 34, M, Painter, Vermont
      James Brown, 27, M, Sailor, Rusia (?)
      1860 census, TX, Jefferson, Sabine Pass, pct 5, p. 56, (p. 432)
      JUL 10, 1860, HH 332
      Abel Coffin, 32, M, W, Tinner & store dealer, (no real estate value given), $3600, Penn
      Polena, 23, F, W, housekeeper, Tex
      Mary, 7, F, W, Tex
      Arthur W., 1, M, W, Tex
      Martha Coffin, 20, F, W, Spinster??, Ohio
      living near:
      - S.K. Burch (44) & Caroline (#328)
      - K.D. Keith (#329)