|Welcome to my Coggins of Nova Scotia, Maine and Massachusetts web site. Here our tree resides dating back to the 1700's as it began when John Coggins married Sarah Wyman on August 31, 1727 in Woburn Massachusetts.
Their son Henry b. 1731 married Mary Ellenwood in Beverly Massachusetts. Henry then later was granted land in Nova Scotia and moved there sometime around 1767. Yarmouth is on the Yarmouth Harbour at the west end of Nova Scotia. The Indian name for this area was "Kespoogwit." Land's End. In 1761 Sealed Landers and two other families came from New England to settle. Soon afterwards a small community was formed near the head of the Bay.
His son Henry b. 1765 resided in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia and married Sarah Crosby daughter of Lemuel of Yarmouth, Massachusetts and Barrington. Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia is situated on the western side of Digby Neck. The Indians probrably called it Noogoomkegawaachk "a small sandy cove." Fishing was the major industry.
His son Henry b. 1791 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia moved to moved to Eastport, in the Passamoquaddy Bay. Eastport, Maine is located in Washington County, and it's surrounding economy was in import/export, farming and fishing. Henry married to Lucy Ann Garnett, daughter of Joseph in Lubec Maine, June 24, 1827. Henry was the first to break the generational chain of the name "Henry" when he named his first born John H.
John H. b. 1831 was a Captain as well as a fine sailor. He married Rachel L. Hersey, daughter of Isaiah Hersey. John and Rachel had 4 children, Abba, Clarence H. b 1860, Lelia, and Carrie. Clarence later married Mary Whalen, and they had two sons, Carl Percy and Leverett Jasper. Carl married Vivien Mae Strong and they had four boys, Richard, Robert, Donald and John Alan.
~ My Tree Dedications and News ~
Carl's son Donald Strong Coggins is survived
by his daughter Debbie Howard, who
also contributes to this tree and
has dedicated her spare time into
researching our ancestors.
Our warmest welcome to Carol Foster,
daughter of Richard Eugene Coggins Sr.
Named after her Grampy Carl, Carol
is a nice surprise!
Thanks to genealogy volunteers of the
Coggins Tree who also have displayed
their dedication ~
|Coggins of Nova Scotia, Maine and Massachusetts
Updated November 15, 2006
Juliet M. Coggins
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