Coit, Joseph a Congregational minister, was born at New London, Connecticut, April 4, 1673. He graduated at Harvard College in 1697, and was settled for several years on the Quinebaug, being ordained in 1705 and dismissed in 1748. His territory included what is now Plainfield and Canterbury. He died July 1, 1750, universally lamented. See Cong. Quarterly, 1860, page 289.