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Friday, October 10, 2014

Thaddeus Sobieski Coffin Revere MA

Thaddeus Sobieski Coffin of Revere, was born in Harrington, Me., in 1838. He is a descendant in the seventh generation of Tristram Coffin and Dionis Stevens. Their son, Lieutenant John Coffin, born in Haverhill in 1647, married Deborah, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Austin. He settled in Nantucket, and after living there for several years removed to Edgartown, where he resided till his death. He filled minor offices at Nantucket, and was a Lieutenant in the militia at Edgartown.
Tristram Coffin was born in Nantucket, and married there in 1714 Mary Bunker. He was a lifelong resident of the island, where he died in 1763. Richard Coffin, who was born in Nantucket in 1729, married Mary Cook. Temple Coffin, born in Addison, Me., married Ann Thorndike.

Coffins were among Harrington’s earliest settlers, and several generations contributed significantly to the development and industry of the town. E. S. Coffin was one of the first merchants in Harrington village. Temple, John B., Adams, and Capt. Voranus L. Coffin were all shipbuilders. In 1876 V. L. Coffin purchased the interests of his partners, and in 1884 the company became V. L. Coffin and Son; his son was Charles A. Coffin. Their business interests included the general store shown in this c. 1910 photo. V. L. Coffin and Son’s Store later became K. A. Smith General Store and then Anderson’s General Store. By the 1920s a three-story building stood on the site of the two small buildings next to the store. At various times that building was Self’s Drug Store, Hall’s Drug Store, and Scott’s Variety. The buildings are currently vacant.  Caption information provided by Glendon Carter

John B.Coffin was born in Harrington, Me. in 1812. He was engaged in ship building for several years, and then followed agriculture on his farm in Harrington, where he died in 1878.
His wife, whose maiden name was Ruby Strout, was born in Harrington, Me., a daughter of Deacon Benjamin Strout. She died in 1849, they had four children—Delia, Thaddeus, Helen, and John. John married for his second wife Lucy Cates, by whom he had two children — Frank D. and James.

Thaddeus S. Coffin was educated in the public schools of his native town and the academy at East Machias. After leaving school he taught for eight years. He then engaged in business in Harrington, and so continued till 1869, when he came to Boston and entered the employ of Mr. Simmons (proprietor of Oak Hall) as salesman. The latter position he soon resigned to engage in the manufacture of jewelry cases, which business he carried on for thirteen years. In 1883 he settled in Revere, Mass., and he purchased real estate, which he began to improve. He has been prominently identified with the up building of the town, especially that part of it known as Beachmont. He married first, in 1863, Miss Augusta Nash. She died in the town of Harrington, Me., in 1869, leaving two daughters — Carrie and Elizabeth. Carrie, who was a graduate of the State Normal School, d. in 1886. Elizabeth, who was a prominent teacher in Revere for several years, married Edward Parker, and lived in Boston, and has one daughter, Helen Coffin Parker. Mr. Coffin married for his second wife Abbie F. Whitmarsh, of Dighton, Mass. He has always taken an interest in educational matters, and served several years as a member of the Revere School Board.

Friday, October 3, 2014

John Edward Macy

Scrapbook of Josiah Bartlett Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution

John Edward Macy born December 15, 1877 in Cleveland Ohio son of James Cartwright Macy and Mary Emma Stevens.
James C son of  Frederick Bunker Macy and Sarah Dunn
Frederick son of Benjamin Macy and Lydia Bunker
Benjamin son of John Macy and Bethiah Cartwright
John son of Robert Macy and Abigail Barnard
Robert son of Thomas Macy and Deborah Coffin
Thomas son of John Macy and Deborah Gardner
John Macy son of Thomas Macy and Sarah Hopcott

In addition to teaching commercial  law John was also a Professor of Sacred Oratory, Church Music. He lived at 204 Temple Street, West Roxbury. He graduated Boston Law School in 1901. 


From  Friday, May 16, 1913 Paper: Boston Herald

Book published
A selection of cases on municipal or public corporations
Listed in 1907 A Treatise on the Law of Torts: Or the Wrongs which Arise Independently of Contract
Corporations—Municipal—Elliott. Second Edition, by John E. Macy, Professor in Boston University Law School.
Harvard Law Review: Volume 34 Corporations, Municipal, Cases on the Law of. By John E. Macy, of the Faculty of Boston University Law School. The most comprehensive case-book on this subject 19
John E. Macy, a former professor at the school, presented to the school, on May 8, sixteen law books. From Bostonia, Volumes 19-21 1918

From Stevens family geneology:
Mary Emma Stevens (John, Joseph, Joseph, Samuel, Thomas, Henry) was born at Detroit, Mich., Oct. 28, 1853. She married May 10, 1875, James C. Macy, born June 27, 1845, at New York City, the son of Frederick Bunker Macy and Sarah (Dunn) Macy. Mr. Macy was in the Civil War nearly three years, his service ending in the March to the Sea with Gen. Sherman. He is a well-known musical composer. They have resided at Detroit, Mich., Cleveland, O., Norfolk, Va., and at Revere, Maiden, Medford, and Somerville, Mass. They are members of the Broadway Congregational Church at Somerville.

Children of James C. and Mary Emma (Stevens) Macy:
Frederick Stevens, b. at Detroit, Mich., Mar. 17, 1876; m. Sept. 1, 1897, Ethel May Tibbetts.
John Edward, b. at Cleveland, Ohio., Dec. 15, 1877; m. Aug. 5, 1902, Sara Lamont.
Henry James, h. at Cleveland Ohio June 26, 1879; d. Oct. 12, 1879.
Burt Houghton, b. at Norfolk, Va., Dec. 14, 1880; m. Oct. 16, 1905, Perle Leonora Angell.
Myrtle Alice, b. at Cleveland Feb. 10, 1884; d. June 15, 1889.
Ella Hazel, b. at Malden, Mass., Feb. 21, 1891.
From the Who's who in New England
John C Macy was a well known music composer: ed. pub. schs., Maiden, Mass.; LL.B., summa cum laude, Boston U. Sch. of Law, 1901, LL.M., 1907; m. Sara J. Lamont, of Somerville, Mass., Aug. 6, 1902; 3 children, John M., Norman L., Harold S. Practiced in Boston since 1901; mem. Macy & Shurtleff; instr. Boston U. Sch. of Law, 1902-8; prof, constitutional, administrative and corporation law, same school., since 1908; lecturer on business law, Coll. of Business Administration, Boston U., 1913. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Assn., Bar Assn. City of Boston,' Am. Political Science Assn., Boston U. Alumni Assn. Mason. Author: Cases on Municipal Corporations, 1911. Reviser of Elliott on Municipal Corporations, 1910. Recreations: reading, walking, bowling. Home: West Roxbury, Mass. Office: Room 58, 19 Congress St., Boston, Mass.

John married  Sara Jessamine Lamont, d. of Andrew A Lamont and Henrietta H. Powell Lamont on August 5 1902.
Children of John Edward and Sarah J. (Lamont) Macey:
John Melville, b. Sept. 12, 1903.
Norman Lamont, b. June 16, 1906.
Harold Stevens, b. Apr. 14, 1908.