Coggin, Jacob

Coggin, Jacob a Congregational minister, was born at Woburn, Massachusetts, September 5, 1782. He graduated from Harvard College in 1803; studied theology with his pastor, Reverend Jonas Chickering, and was ordained in Tewksbury, October 22, 1806. Here he was sole pastor for more than forty years. Twice he represented Tewksbury in the legislature; was chosen, in 1852, a presidential elector, and in 1853 was a delegate to the convention for revising the constitution of the state. Governor Clifford appointed him one of the inspectors of the state's alms-house, upon the establishment of that institution, and he was chaplain of it till his decease, December 12, 1854. See Necrology of Harvard College, page 41. (J.C.S.)

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