Flourished: 1836-1841 Springfield, Illinois
Coffman moved to Springfield, Illinois, sometime before 1836. In 1840 he had three other people in his household. On November 24, Abraham Lincoln nominated Coffman as Door Keeper of the Illinois House of Representatives, although he was not the successful candidate. Coffman supported the removal of the state capital to Springfield in 1838 and was a delegate to the 1840 Sangamon County Whig Convention.