Coan, Leander Samuel
Coan, Leander Samuel a Congregational minister, was born in Exeter, Maine, November 17, 1837. He attended the Exeter and Garland high-schools, and graduated from Bangor Theological Seminary in 1862. He was acting pastor in Amherst and Aurora, from May 1862, to June 1863, when he was ordained as pastor of that parish. In May, 1864 he was dismissed to enter the army. From August 1865, to September 1867, he was acting pastor in Boothbay; from November 1867, to November 1870, preached in Brownville, and. the following year in Somerset, Massachusetts. From 1872 to 1874 he was city missionary in Fall River; from December 1875, to June 1879, he preached in Alton, N.H. When the Constitutional Convention of New Hampshire convened in 1877, he was elected its chaplain. He died September 24, 1879. See Cong. Year-book, 1880, page 16.