Coit, Joshua, 1758-1798

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Lawyer, state legislator, and U.S. representative, of New London, Conn.

From the description of Joshua Coit correspondence, 1792-1798. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984780

From the description of Joshua Coit letter, 1794 Apr. 3. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 71130383

Joshua Coit, 1758-1798, was born at New London, CT. He graduated from Harvard College in 1776 then studied law and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in New London in 1779. A member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1784, 1785, 1789, 1790, 1792, and 1793, Coit served as clerk during several terms and as speaker in 1793. He was then elected as a Federalist to the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1793 until he died in New London, September 5, 1798.

From the description of Joshua Coit papers, 1773-1854. (New England Historic Genealogical Society). WorldCat record id: 64665327

Lawyer, state legislator, and U.S. representative (1793-1798), of New London, Conn.

From the description of Joshua Coit papers, 1771-1843. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 166427909

From the description of Joshua Coit account book, 1790 Nov.-1797 Oct. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 166427907

Biographical Note

  • 1758, Oct.7: Born, New London, Conn.
  • 1776: Graduated Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1779: Admitted to bar, commenced law practice, New London, Conn.
  • 1784 - 1785 : Member, Connecticut House of Representatives, Hartford, Conn.
  • 1785: Married Ann Boradill Hallam (Nancy)
  • 1789 - 1790 : Member, Connecticut House of Representatives, Hartford, Conn.
  • 1792 - 1793 : Member, Connecticut House of Representatives, Hartford, Conn.; speaker of the house in 1793
  • 1793 - 1798 : Member, United States House of Representatives, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1798, Sept. 5: Died, New London, Conn.

From the guide to the Joshua Coit Correspondence, 1792-1798, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Coit, Joshua, 1758-1798. Joshua Coit account book, 1790 Nov.-1797 Oct. New London County Historical Society
creatorOf Joshua Coit Correspondence, 1792-1798 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Shaw, Nathaniel, 1735-1782. Copies of Probate Court, New London, records with will of Nathaniel Shaw, undated. New London County Historical Society
creatorOf Coit, Joshua, 1758-1798. Joshua Coit letter, 1794 Apr. 3. New London County Historical Society
referencedIn Gilman family. Gilman family papers, 1659-1935 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Coit, Joshua, 1758-1798. Joshua Coit papers, 1773-1854. New England Historic Genealogical Society
referencedIn New London (Conn.). Selectmen. Orders from and bills to Selectmen of New London, 1762-1831. New London County Historical Society
referencedIn Gilman Family Papers, 1659-1935 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Coit, Joshua, 1758-1798. Joshua Coit correspondence, 1792-1798. Library of Congress
creatorOf Green family. Green family papers, 1776-1803. New London County Historical Society
referencedIn Perkins, Elias, 1767-1845. Elias Perkins papers, 18th-19th centuries. New London County Historical Society
creatorOf Coit, Joshua, 1758-1798. Joshua Coit papers, 1771-1843. New London County Historical Society
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correspondedWith Buckeley, Charles, b. 1724 person
associatedWith Coit, Ann B. person
correspondedWith Coit, Daniel Lathrop, 1754-1833 person
associatedWith Coit family. family
correspondedWith Coit, Nancy, 1763-1844 person
correspondedWith Coit, Robert, 1785-1874 person
associatedWith Edward Hallam & Company (New London, Conn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Gilman family. family
associatedWith Gilman family. family
associatedWith Green family. family
associatedWith Griswold, Roger, 1762-1812. person
correspondedWith Huntington, Lucy Coit person
associatedWith Lyon, Matthew, 1749-1822. person
associatedWith New London (Conn.). Selectmen. corporateBody
correspondedWith Perkins, Elias, 1767-1845 person
associatedWith Shaw, Nathaniel, 1735-1782. person
associatedWith Tilley & Miller. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House corporateBody
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
associatedWith Washington, Martha, 1731-1802. person
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New London (Conn.)
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New London (Conn.)
Great Britain
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New York (State)
Great Britain
United States
Connecticut
Great Britain
Connecticut
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Sons--United States--Conduct of life
Housekeeping--Connecticut--New London
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XYZ Affair, 1797-1798
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Legislators--Connecticut
Legislators--Connecticut--New London
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Birth 1758-10-07

Death 1798-09-05

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