Coffin, Charles 1775-1853
The Rev. Charles Coffin was the son of Dr. Charles Coffin, a physician of Newburyport. After graduating at Harvard College in 1793, where he was noted as a very diligent student, he studied theology, and was licensed to preach in his native town in 1804, the ordination sermon being delivered by the Rev. Dr. Samuel Spring.
In 1810 he was elected President of Greenville College in Tennessee, where he remained until 1827, when he accepted the presidency of Knoxville (East Tennessee) College, a position he filled with distinguished ability for six years.
Rev. Dr. McCorkle says: "He had well-formed features, expressive countenance, and was in his whole bearing benignant, dignified, and venerable. he possessed excellent intellectual powers, which he retained in great vigor to the last."
Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of Newbury: Brief Biographical Sketches (2009) By Robert Noxon Toppan (see page 49)
Annals of the American Pulpit, Volume 4 - 1860 (see page 246)
Title: Life of Charles Coffin, D.D., 1775-1853
Author: Margaret Coffin
Length: 15 pages
Sermon in the National Preacher, Volume 3-4 (1829): "God Entitled to Our Obedience" - Exodus 5:2 (see page 353)