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December 2, 2019

Coffins Corner – Voorhees, NJ

Edward Winslow Coffin & Coffin’s Corner – History of Voorhees, NJ From the 1857 Barnes map .

Updated: 4/24/21 – the house was knocked down earlier this week.

The Coffin family can be traced back to 12th Century England, but entered into South Jersey history in the 1800s with William Coffin, whose father had come down from New England (where the family had roots going back to the Mayflower).  William Coffin became, among other things, the proprietor of the tavern at Long-a-Coming (now Berlin) before going into the glass making business.  As part of this business, he went on to found the towns of Hammonton (named in honor of his son John Hammond [...]

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