Private Jacob B. Coffin

Private Jacob B. Coffin was born on October 18, 1821 in Little Utica, NY and died April 4, 1899 in Horton, IA.

Jacob B. Coffin entered the Infantry on September 19, 1864, in Syracuse, NY, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Private before being discharged on May 30, 1865 in New York.

Jacob B. Coffin is buried at Horton Cemetery in Horton, Iowa and can be located at

  • Wounded in Action: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

In battle of wilderness also Lee’s Surrender. Enl. term one year.
Born at Little Utica near Baldromville Onandago Co. New York. Oct. 18 1820. Came for a short period to state of Wis and in 1870 to Horton, Ia where he farmed until death. The family continued to live on same farm from 1870 to 1899. He married Emily Gifford in New York Dec. 2, 1847 came to Bremer Co. in 1870.

Enlisting in 1861 from Baldromville New York in Co A. 185 N. Y. Inf. was wounded in battle of the Wilderness from scalp wound he drew pension in later life. His hearing was imparied also from cannistry firing over their heads. [Wa]s veterenized 1864. To them were born six children.
1. Edward B. (deceased)
2. Rob’t A. (deceased)
3. Henrietta (Mrs. Alonzo Sutherland) deceased
4. Charles A – of Cedar Falls, Iowa
5. Cora A. (Mrs. Cordeea Lashbrook of Elk River, Minn.
6. Emma K. (Mrs. Wes Strawser of Horton (R.R.) Waverly, Iowa)
Celebrather his 50 Wedding Anniversay in 1897. Mrs. Emily Coffin died a week before her husband at Horton on March 28, 1894 and he died there April 4, 1894. Both buried in Horton Cemetery.

[NWJ: 06/12/2013 No death certificate on file with Bremer County]