- Larry Gara
Coffin, Levi (28 October 1789–16 September 1877), abolitionist and merchant, was born in New Garden, North Carolina, the son of Levi Coffin and Prudence Williams, farmers. The only son in a family of seven children, Levi was needed to work on the family farm. He was educated at home by his father until at age twenty-one when he enrolled in school to obtain a formal education. A superior student, he taught school himself from time to time....