Among the well known and highly respected citizens of northern Idaho who have borne an important part in the development of the state is Chester P. Coburn, of Lewiston, whose name is enrolled among the pioneers who came to this section of the country in 1862. He aided in the organization not only of the
Jeremiah Garvin, of Chichester, an ex-member of the New Hampshire legislature and a veteran of the Civil War, was born January 3, 1842, at the family homestead on Garvin Hill, where he now resides, son of Jesse and Eunice (Leavitt) Garvin. The father, a native of Pembroke, N.H., was reared upon a farm near Garvin
6. MERRILL3 COBURN (Richard2, Merrill1) was b. Feb. 12. 1820, a twin brother of Mitchell; m. Nov. 9. 1847, Susan S. Fellows of Cornish, dau. of John and Temperance (York) Fellows, b. Aug. 14, 1821, and d. March 12, 1905, in Reading, Vt. He d. July 5, 1882. Children: i. A child, b. and d.
1. ASA COBURN, b. -; m. first, -, Letta , b. -. She d. in 1789; m. second, -, Mary -, b. -; d. Oct. 1, 1807. Children by Letta, b. in Grantham and Cornish: i. ROBERT, b. April 9, 1783. ii. DANIEL, b. Feb. 23, 1785; d. young. 2. iii. ASA, JR., b. March
4. RICHARD2 COBURN (Merrill1) was b. Oct. 21, 1785; m. first, Nov. 4, 1809, Sally French of Wallingford, Vt., b. in 1756, and d. May 11, 1849; m. second, Nov. 20, 1849, Lucy Mathews of Cornish, b. April 22, 1813. After Mr. Coburn’s death, she m. June 8, 1870. Dea. Arunah Burnap of Cornish and
2. ASA COBURN, JR., b. March 2,1787; m. Jan. 2, 1810, Sally Page of Cornish, dau. of Joshua and Marjorie ( ) Page, b. April 17, 1785. Their children were: i. ESTHER PAGE, b. Aug. 4, 1810. ii. CHARLOTTE, b. Feb. 7. 1812. iii. ALMIRA, b. Dec. 15, 1813.
DANIEL2 COBURN (Asa1) was b. March 16, 1789; m. first, Oct. 22, 1807, Sabra Follett, b. 1787 (?), d. March 26, 1820, aged 33; m. second, Oct. 10, 1821, Mrs. Lois Woodbury, wid. of Isaiah Woodbury, who had d. Nov. 16, 1819, aged 33. Children, both by first wife: i. MELANCY, b. Sept. 17. 1808.
1. MERRILL COBURN came from Dracut, Mass., date uncertain, and settled in that part of Grantham afterwards annexed to Cornish. He was b. May 17, 1753; m. -, Abigail . b. July 12, 1751, and d. Jan. 4, 1848. It is said he was a soldier of the Revolution, probably from Mass. He d. in
2. PHINEHAS2 COBURN (Merrill1) b. Sept. 6, 1778; m. April 14. 1803, Hannah French of Cornish, dau. of Ephraim and Comfort (York) French, b. June, 1778. It appears that they settled in E. Wallingford, Vt., as several of the family were reared there. The record of their children is deficient in order and in dates,
3. SIMON2 COBURN (Merrill1) was b. May 25,1780; m. -, Ruth Eaton, b. in Haverhill, Mass., May 24, 1781, and d. in Cornish April 8, 1857. He was a farmer and d. Dec. 19, 1863. They lived many years in Salem and afterwards in Pelham and settled in Cornish about 1820. Children, all except the