Name: Phineas COBURN
Birth: 12 SEP 1766 in Strurbridge, Worcester, MA.
Death: 29 SEP 1848 in Waterford, Washington County, Ohio
Burial: Andrews Cemetery, Center Twp., Morgan Co., Ohio
Reference Number: 493
COBURN, Phineas of Sturbridge. On a list of those who served in the war of the Revolution, "and resided in Sturbridge, and partly in Charlton and Dudley, in that part of these towns that was taken to form the town of Southbridge in 1816. Many of these persons served also in the last great French war, commencing in 1754." SOURCE:  Historical Collections, Vol. II, pages 45-46.
Phineas Coburn was one of the 1st 48 orginial settlers of Marietta, Ohio.
According to the RW Pension Record Application that was filed by his widow, Polly, it states that Phineas enlisted in January 1781 and served as a private in Captain Asa Coburn's company, Colonel John Brooks' Massachusetts regiment was was dischared in December, 1783. He was allowed his pension on his application executed May 4, 1818, at which time he was 52 years of age and was living in Washington County, Ohio. In 1819 he was living in Waterford Twp., Washington County, Ohio. In 1832 he was living in Centre, Morgan County (which was formerly a part of Washington County), Ohio. He died May 29, or September 29, 1848 in Morgan County, Ohio. The soldier married May 1, 1817, in Washington County, Ohio, Polly Spencer. She was allowed pension on her application executed January 11, 1834, at which time whe was a resident of Morgan County, Ohio. In 1834 she referred to her stepson, Theodore Coburn
THE FOUNDERS OF OHIO - By Julia Perkins Cutler (dau. of Ephriam Cutler), 1888
Brief sketches of the forty-eight pioneers who, under command of General Rufus Putnam, landed at the mouth of the Muskingum River on the seventh of April, 1788 and commenced the first white settlement in the North-west Territory.
"PHINEAS COBURN, one of the first company of emigrants to Ohio, was the eldest son of MAJOR ASA COBURN, a gallant officer of the Massachusetts line, who, with two brothers entered the army at the opening of the revolutionary war. He retired from the conflict at its close with the rank of major; his brothers both died on the battlefield. MAJOR COBURN owned three shares in the Ohio Company, and removed with his family to Marietta August 19, 1788, and was a valueable acquisition to the settlement. Phineas, his father, and family, joined the Waterford association, and on the commencement of Indian hosilities were domiciled in Fort Frye, where Major COBURN died during the war. Early in 1795, the Coburnís, with a few others, built a block house, and began to clear their farms on the fertile alluvial bottoms which border the Muskingum in Adams township. Phineas made his permanent home in Morgan County, Ohio The gallant General DUMONT of Indiana, an officer in the Union Army, clamed decent through his mother from Major COBURN."
Father: Asa COBURN b: 14 SEP 1741 in Oxford Twp., Dudley, Worcester, MA
Mother: Mary MCCLURE b: 5 MAR 1738/39 in Brookfield, Worcester, MA.
Patience OLNEY b: 22 NOV 1778 in Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick
18 JUL 1796
in Waterford, Washington Co. Ohio. According to Wash. Co., Ohio Marriages1789-1840 they were married by Robert OLIVER, J.P
- Theophilus Dexter COBURN b: 16 DEC 1799 in Waterford, Washington County, Ohio
- Royal Tyler COBURN b: 26 SEP 1801 in Waterford, Washington County, Ohio
- Theodore COBURN b: 22 JAN 1804 in Inside one of the blockhouses in the Fort Frye Garrison at Waterford, Washington County, Ohio
1 MAY 1817
in Washington Co., Ohio