Category Archives: Coffin

Turf and Twig Ceremony

Turf and Twig, otherwise known as “Livery of Seisin”, is a ceremony performed in medieval England that effected the transfer of land from one party to another. This practice was brought to the American Colonies and continued until the late … Continue reading

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Silhouette: Levi Coffin, Abolitionist (1798-1877)

Levi Coffin was born on October 28, 1798 in North Carolina. Levi descended from Tristram Coffin, Sr. through his son, John of Nantucket, MA. He was a member of The Society of Friends (Quakers) and by 15 had begun assisting … Continue reading

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