Hello cousin Elizabeth! It's so great to hear from you. Well, I'm still stuck on Abraham's parents, but I have a couple things left to search out before I give up. It's true that most of the Winslow's that settled there were decedents of Kenelm Winslow of Marshfield. His house still stands and is privately owned. Your posts were very helpful to me on this site and Ancestry. It would be so great to solve this mystery. Let's keep in touch, and share what we find. It will be a good winter project.
Thank you for your kind message. We have a lot of folks who come here for genealogy and recently found this forum and thought it would be a good way to let people know about what is happening. This is a great resource in itself.
The vital records of the town give your grandmothers name as Emma L. Coffin (birth) and some other records refer to her as "Lizzie". Emma married Charles R Woodman in 1891 (intentions 7 Nov 1891 in Freeport). In general, the work tracks people named Coffin and their spouses (Some exceptions like name changes,etc.). The 2006 work is obsolete, but would give one a feeling of where in the grand scheme of things one fits. I would be glad to send you a copy in return for Emma's death date and Charle's birth and death dates and say $5 for handling, postage, etc. Book is paperbound, over 80 pages, 8.5 x 11. Send surface address to email@example.com for privacy concerns.
The Coffin's in Freeport, Brunswick, Phiipsbug, etc. area are 99% descended from Abner who came to Freeport c. 1760. The Coffin's in Wiscasset are a different branch (Alna--sometimes called Head Tide is on the Sheepscot adjacent and above Wiscasset).
I have tracked Abner's descendants for 30 years--I think the library has a copy of my 2006 release. Since 2006 I have added another 50% of pages, sources, checking, etc.
Samuel K (Eliz Winslow), Stephen (Mary Ann Gross), Stephen (Rhoda Welch), Stephen (Martha Chapman), Abner ((Mary Rawlins).
Will get back later. Ed Coffin