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James COGGESHALL

Male 1712 - 1789  (77 years)


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  • Name James COGGESHALL 
    Born 5 Feb 1712  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _AMTID 110112972322:1030:113090087 
    _FSFTID L6P2-B6G 
    _UID BAA9BEE6580E4DEDBD7218484863DC00BDA9 
    Died 12 Oct 1789  East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I52847  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2012 

    Father Lieutenant Benjamin COGGESHALL,   b. 27 Jul 1672, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1739, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Sarah EASTON,   b. 29 Sep 1689, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1726, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1709  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9961  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah BROOKS,   b. Jun 1721, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1780, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1736  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah COGGESHALL,   b. 4 Dec 1737, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1816, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Mary COGGESHALL,   b. 15 Aug 1739, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Patience COGGESHALL,   b. 24 Apr 1741, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Benjamin COGGESHALL,   b. 2 Mar 1743, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Rebecca COGGESHALL,   b. 29 Jul 1745, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1790, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     6. Hannah COGGESHALL,   b. 3 Aug 1747, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1794, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     7. Katherine COGGESHALL,   b. 1 Sep 1749, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Alice COGGESHALL,   b. 20 Aug 1752, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Ruth COGGESHALL,   b. 29 Apr 1753, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Susanna COGGESHALL,   b. 27 Apr 1755, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Content COGGESHALL,   b. 14 Nov 1756, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Abigail COGGESHALL,   b. Abt 1758, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F21641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Feb 1712 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Nov 1736 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Oct 1789 - East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Mr. Coggeshall, for many years resided in Newport, R.I., and was on a visit to some of his children when he died. He had eleven daughters; many of them were of more than ordinary height, and he was often heard pleasantly to remark that he considered himself more favored than most men 'as he had sixty feet of girls.' His house was situated on a corner lot, the entrance to which bore the name 'Coggeshall Gate.' It was about a quarter of a mile from the Coggeshall Cemetery.

      4 Apr 1775, James Coggeshall, "believing it to be contrary to true Christianity, and the divine injunctions of the author thereof, to hold mankind as my property, or continue her in a state so as to be subjected to slavery after my decease," manumitted his Negro woman Meriah. His declaration, recorded in Newports Friends' records, was witnessed by son-in-law John Gould.