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Descendants of Robert Coleman of Nansemond County Virginia, 1684-1930 - Single HTML File Format


 
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SECTION I.  FAMILY ORIGINS IN NANSEMOND COUNTY VIRGINIA
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SECTION II.  THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATIONS - FAMILIES OF THE CHILDREN OF ROBERT, II AND SUSANNA COLEMAN FROM NANSEMOND COUNTY VIRGINIA
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SECTION III.  THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATIONS - FAMILIES OF THE WILLIAM (WILEY) AND JANE COLEMAN FROM NANSEMOND COUNTY VIRGINIA
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Sarah Coleman
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Susannah Coleman
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SECTION IV.  FIFTH GENERATION FAMILIES
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Colemans of Fairfield County, South Carolina beginning with Charles Coleman, Sr., (son of Cadar Coleman and Susanah Stevenson, Cadar son of Robert Coleman, III) and Ruth Elizabeth Gibson, (daughter of Abraham Gibson), and the family of Charles and Ruth Gibson Coleman.
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Colemans of Fair Bluff, Columbus County, North Carolina beginning with Moses Coleman of Edgecombe and Robeson Counties in North Carolina.
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Colemans of Hamilton County, Tennessee beginning with Charles Coleman, Jr., son of Charles Coleman, Sr from Fairfield County, SC.
SECTION V.  SIXTH GENERATION FAMILIES
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Descendants of Charles Washington Coleman of Hamilton County, Tennessee and later, Putnam County, TN son of Charles Coleman, Jr., son of Charles Coleman, Sr from Fairfield County, SC.
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Descendants of Jackson Coleman of Hamilton County, Tennessee son of Charles Coleman, Jr., son of Charles Coleman, Sr from Fairfield County, SC.
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Descendants of Benjamin Franklin Coleman of Hamilton County, Tennessee son of Charles Coleman, Jr., son of Charles Coleman, Sr from Fairfield County, SC.
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Descendants of Mary Polly Coleman of Hamilton County, Tennessee daughter of Charles Coleman, Jr., son of Charles Coleman, Sr from Fairfield County, SC.
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Descendants of Rachel Coleman of Hamilton County, Tennessee daughter of Charles Coleman, Jr., son of Charles Coleman, Sr from Fairfield County, SC.
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Descendants of Sara Coleman of Hamilton County, Tennessee son of Charles Coleman, Jr., son of Charles Coleman, Sr from Fairfield County, SC.
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Descendants of Charles Coleman (1744-1824) and Mary Roundtree of Edgecombe County, North Carolina and later, Greene County, Alabama, and his sons, John Coleman of Greene County, Alabama and Wiley Coleman of Bibb County Alabama.
SECTION VI.  SEVENTH GENERATION FAMILIES
    SUBSECTION A.  FAMILIES OF THE CHILDREN OF CHARLES WASHINGTON (WASH) COLEMAN, FIRST SON OF CHARLES S. COLEMAN OF N. HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE.
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    SUBSECTION B.  FAMILIES OF THE CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN COLEMAN, THIRD SON OF CHARLES S. COLEMAN OF N. HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE.
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SECTION VII.  LATER ADDITIONS TO THIS WORK
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Descendants of Daniel V. Coleman of Tattnall County Georgia, son of B.V. and E.A. Coleman of Columbus County, NC.
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Descendants of Zilpha Coleman and Henry Pitt, of New Albany, Indiana., dau. of (4) Robert Coleman, III (1705-1761) and Susanor Unknown of Edgecombe County, NC.
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Descendants of Mary Coleman and Noah Martin, of Putnam County, TN., dau. of Charles Washington Coleman of Bledsoe and Putnam Counties, TN.
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SECTION VIII.  REFERENCE INFORMATION
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Appendix H:  J C Coleman Letter describing descendants of Charles Coleman and Mary Roundtree in Bibb and Greene Counties of Alabama
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03/04/2009






 

Revision 1 Notes - Sept 12, 2002

Since July 28, 2002 until this, there had been almost no update as I was working to get the next revision quite well organized in a somewhat permanent chapter layout and get the direct descendants layed out in a logical order so they could be numbered sequentially.  The result is that, today, there are a total of 594 members of the family recorded here.  If the marriage of Sarah Coleman, born about 1650 in Ireland who married Francis Roundtree and lived in Nansemond County Virginia is any indication, then a birthplace or origin is now suggested for Robert Coleman of Nansemond County.  Since they were contemporaries (born about 1650), they could have been brother and sister.  Thus, if Sarah Coleman Roundtree is the brother of Robert Coleman of Nansemond County Virginia, then Robert Coleman likely came from, or was born in (at least), the country of Ireland.  This in contrast to the legend recorded by Jennie I. Coleman of Fairfield County, South Carolina in the 1800s that the family originated from Wales.

Additions since the last release include:

  1. More families from north Hamilton County into the outline in Chapter 15.
  2. New chapters, 16-21, for each of the children of Charles Coleman of North Hamilton County, Tennessee.
  3. New chapter, 22, on the inhabitants of Bibb and Greene County Alabama who are thought to be descended from Robert Coleman of Nansemond County Virginia.  This group descends from a pair of sons of Charles Coleman and Mary Roundtree, who left North Carolina, arrived in Bibb County Alabama, planting son Wiley there, then arrived in Greene County Alabama, planting son John there.  Charles and his wife Mary both died in 1824, a year after arriving there.
  4. New chapters, 23-30, for each of the grandchildren of Charles Coleman, born to his son, Wash, (George Washington Coleman).
  5. New chapters, 31-40, for each of the grandchildren of Charles Coleman, born to his son, Frank, (Benjamin Franklin Coleman).
  6. Research notes of interest in the early chapters covering the earliest known descendants and collateral families with whom they married and migrated.  These notes are pieces of related information found in searching Rootsweb email list archives and the State Archives Search Engine.  Email lists for both surnames and county lists have been combed for information that ties families together by any bits of fact from deeds, wills, or family researcher's queries.  Other resources include the family forums of GenForum, U.S. Census and Census indexes, and cemetery transcription projects posted to the Internet.
  7. A number of appendices for background data tables, U.S. Census data of a given location, or a deed timeline for a given location.  Truly, a lot of the research notes added in the early chapters should have been, and should one day become, appendices in this project.

Revision 2 Notes - Sept 15, 2002

  1. Added links on each page back to the home page or "Site Map"
  2. Revised App A concerning the appearance of Edgecombe County Colemans in the Halifax County U.S. Census of 1790 rather than Edgecombe County.  Still needs verification.
  3. Fixed the Table of Contents entry for the title of Chapter 3. Robert Coleman, III, not the second (II).

Revision 3 Notes - Sept 23, 2002

  1. Indexed more of the Fair Bluff, Columbus County, NC descendants from Census and Cemetery records.

Revision 4 Notes - Sept 27, 2002

  1. Indexed descendants of Chapter 31.
  2. Added descendants from Chapter 31 into Chapter 15 outline of North Hamilton County, TN Colemans.
  3. Total descendants of Robert Coleman of Nansemond County now indexed is 700 (2 through 701).
  4. Chapters 32 through 40 need descendants indexed and Chapter 22 on Greene County Alabama descendants needs lots of analysis and indexing.

Revision 5 Notes - Sept 29, 2002

  1. Indexed descendants of Chapter 32.
  2. Corrected index numbers in Chapter 25 to match correct numbers in Chapter 15 outlining Colemans of North Hamilton County, TN.
  3. Fixed ommission of Chapter 25 from the merged single HTML file version of the book.
  4. Chapter 14, on Colemans of Fair Bluff, NC updated to remove Anna J. Enzor who married a Coleman from the index of numbered descendants, and to correct Mary K. Coleman's number where she had been assigned a second number.
  5. Total descendants of Robert Coleman of Nansemond County now indexed is 761 (2 through 762).
  6. Chapters 34 through 40 need descendants indexed and Chapter 22 on Greene County Alabama descendants needs lots of analysis and indexing.

Revision 6 Notes - Oct 10, 2002

  1. Finished indexing the last offspring of Lute Coleman in Chapter 33 adding them to the outline in Chapter 15 of Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee.
  2. Indexed the offspring of Millie America Coleman in Chapter 34 adding them to the outline in Chapter 15 of Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee.
  3. Indexed the offspring of Nancy Easter Coleman in Chapter 35 adding them to the outline in Chapter 15 of Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee.
  4. Added the name index of Numbered descendants to the book for the first time.   This index was generated automatically using a perl script to process the HTML files that make up the book.
  5. Total descendants of Robert Coleman of Nansemond County now indexed is 804 (2 through 805).

Revision 7 Notes - Oct 12, 2002

  1. Changed Indexing to show only the alphabetical list.
  2. Added links from the index to the first occurence of each person as a:
    1. Child,
    2. Adult, and
    3. Parent.
    These links are shown with one single letter (C, A, or P) when available.
  3. Added links from the person's name to the occurence of that name in the index.
  4. Numerical Index could return if useful in the future.

Revision 8 Notes - Nov 04, 2002

  1. Added offspring of William Louis Coleman in Chapter 20 on Rachel Coleman adding them to the outline in Chapter 15 of Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee.
  2. Indexed the offspring of Benjamin Franklin Coleman in Chapter 36 adding them to the outline in Chapter 15 of Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee.
  3. Added the numerically sequenced index of Numbered descendants to the table of contents for the first time.   This index was generated automatically using a perl script to process the HTML files that make up the book.
  4. Total descendants of Robert Coleman of Nansemond County now indexed is 881 (2 through 822).

Revision 9 Notes - Nov 11, 2002

  1. Finished indexing descendants from chapters 38 through 40.

Revision 10 Notes - Jan 12, 2003

After an intense two and a half weeks of incorporating known information into Chapter 22 on the descendants of Charles Coleman and Mary Roundtree in Greene County and Bibb County Alabama and before I was quite ready to move it all online, my hard disk went out Thanksgiving day with my last backup 3 months old.  After much effort and a busy holiday/birthday season, the work picks up were last I had it here online.  Robert Hook's data from Family Tree Maker Online and personal correspondence has been mostly integrated into the standard format and index numbering system.

Revision 11 Notes - Feb 12, 2003

Completed the incorporation of known information about Chapter 22, the descendants of Charles Coleman and Mary Roundtree in Bibb and Greene Counties of Alabama.  Reached the 1000 milestone in indexing descendants of Robert Coleman of Nansemond County Virginia.  Added spouses to the name index at the end using "S" numbers separate from the descendants numbering sequence.

Revision 12 Notes - Mar 06, 2004

Updated Chapter 27, Descendants of Zachariah Taylor Coleman of Putnam County TN and Woodruff County, AR.  Building on information I received via emails from Paul W. Patterson, I then researched Zach's family in the 1900, 1910, and the 1920 U.S. Census.  I then found posts on GenForum's Coleman family forum by Carolyn Pfaus, learned more, and then contacted her.  She confirmed my suspicion that her Mildred and the child known as Lucy were the same person.

Revision 13 Notes - Mar 08, 2004

Chapter 15. The Colemans of North Hamilton County, TN no longer outlines all known descendants of that area.  This caused great difficulty indexing those detailed paragraphs about those descendants.  Therefore, a table showing what chapters follow containing information on each of Charles S. Coleman's children, and several of his grandchildren is shown with hyperlinks to take the reader directly to those chapters.

Revision 14 Notes - Jun 10, 2004

Chapter 14. The Colemans of Columbus County, NC was updated to show the family of Harris Coleman and wife Rebecca based on three sources. Lot Caswell Coleman was included in this family based on a posting on Coleman Family Forum by James Lawson stating that Lot was the son of Harris Coleman, b. 1811 and on the fact the two are both living in Tatoms District of Columbus County in the 1880 U.S. Census.

Revision 15 Notes - Apr 29, 2005

So far in 2005 I've slowly made numerous updates but failed to mention them here. So, I'll briefly list the highlights of recent updates:
  1. Chapter 14. The Colemans of Columbus County, NC was updated incorporating will of Alpha Jane Coleman Faulk where she lists heir of brothers Bethel V. Coleman, Amos W. Coleman, Daniel J. Coleman, and sister Tabitha (Bitha) Coleman Godwin. Alpha's will also lists her other sisters as Sarah M. Bigby, W. E. Tart, and Mary C. Coleman. Descendants listed in the will of Warren Jackson Coleman were also incorporated.
  2. Chapters 8 and 9 on the brothers, Samuel and Sampson Coleman were updated to give abstracts of the deeds and reference the exact page of the deed books where is found the fact they are selling land owned previously by William Coleman and that they are now planters of a particular location in South Carolina.
  3. Created a merged HTML file of the entire book, a Zip file of same, and an MS Word file of the entire book. This last took a very long time to convert and is currently missing the maps and other images of the original. It also needs to be formatted to show page numbers in the Table of Contents, rather than just the hyperlinks from its HTML predecessor. But this is the first time in about three years or more that the book has been available in Word format!
  4. The Site Map, index.html, was updated to include the link to the Word file and give the new sizes of the three (HTML, ZIP, and WORD files).
  5. Added Phil Coleman to list of References and added links to his listing in the references file from Chapter 24 on Thomas Coleman of Hamilton County, TN
  6. Integrated information about William Louis Coleman and wife Della Clementine Taylor which had been at the bottom of Chapter 20, up into the proper locations where they appear in proper order.
  7. Fixed Chapter Numbers listed for children of Robert Coleman, II in Chapter 2.

Next Priorities

On the priority list are these items yet left to be done:

  1. Evaluation and incorporation of any data YOU SEND TO ME.
  2. Obtain more online U.S. Census data from 1880 for folks in Alabama, as recorded in Chapter 22.
  3. Obtain more online U.S. Census data from 1880 for folks in Tennessee.
  4. Obtain more online U.S. Census data from 1880 for folks in NC and SC.
  5. Obtain U.S. Census data for Colemans in 1900, 1920, and 1930 U.S. Census records in the library.
  6. Make a thorough study of Colemans in Marion County, SC and related lines through Bertie, Robeson and Columbus Counties of North Carolina.
  7. Make a thorough study of Stephen Coleman in Fairfield County, SC to determine whether a link to Robert Coleman of Nansemond County, VA can be established.

Revision 16 Notes - May 9, 2007

  1. Revised indexing method to facilitate extraction of a GEDCOM file showing spouses of descendants with their family. The spouse hyperlinks to/from the index files are broken until I can rework the index files to conform.
  2. Provided updated descendants report in XML format. Clicking on any person's name should close up all descendants and simplify viewing of one or two branches or comparing a few branches while hiding the rest. Many of the descendants are not included due to incomplete markup of the work with indexing tags, a work in progress.
  3. Provided new photos of those in the branch from Hamilton County, TN, courtesy of Cy Yarborough, original author of the chapters for those from that location.

Revision 17 Notes - February 20, 2008

  1. Added Chapter 41 on Daniel V. Coleman of Tattnall and Toombs County, Georgia. Daniel originated from Columbus County, SC. This information developed from a tip by Kim Coleman, Coleman Family DNA project coordinator.
  2. Updated References file and table of contents

Revision 18 Notes - April 2, 2008

  1. Added a list of Internet Tools for genealogy researchers.

Revision 19 Notes - April 20, 2008

  1. Updated Chapter 23 on Elizabeth Coleman of Hamilton County, TN.
  2. Updated Chapter 19 on Mary Polly Coleman of Hamilton County, TN.
  3. Updated References file

Revision 20 Notes - May 6, 2008

  1. Updated sitemap.html to use a new graphic and all new imagemap of hyperlinks. Added link for Varners of Hamilton County, TN and link for Tattnall County, Georgia. Also added links for the Internet Tools page and The Coleman Family by the American Genealogical Research Institute. Used the U.S. Census Bureau's Tigerline Map Server to create images for each state on the sitemap showing county lines, population centers, and bodies of water. Patched together images to complete a mosaic for each state, thickened the state border, reduced the image size and then thickened the state borders again.
  2. Added U.S. Census data for Colemans in Georgia
  3. Cleaned up errors in the cascading style sheet (CSS).
  4. Brought back the information on Stephen Coleman's line through Fairfield, SC and Lincoln County, TN. In January 2003, this information had been misplaced in Chapter 5, where Doris Ragan had suggested it might fit. Later, she said it was likely her Stephen Coleman was from the Halifax Coleman line. I moved it out of Chapter 5 some time later. Now, it is back as Appendix G, Colemans of Lincoln County, Tennessee. Updated the table of contents, numberic and name index files to correspond with this addition of Appendix G.
  5. Updated this preface file with Rev 17, 18, 19 and 20 notes
  6. Updated Merge script adding Chapter 41 Colemans of Tattnall County, GA and Appendix G, Colemans of Lincoln County, TN.
  7. Updated allnanse.htm and allnanse.doc, this complete work in one file, one in HTML, the other in MS Word 97-2003 format.

Revision 21 Notes - May 10, 2008

  1. Provided U.S. Census records for Colemans in Georgia in 1820, 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. Read the Census pages for 1850 and 60 as indicated by Ancestry or print indexes of Coleman heads of households and recorded names of all relatives in the household.
  2. The prior update of the sitemap anticipated this delivery, so did not need an update.

Revision 22 Notes - May 15, 2008

  1. Added names of Bestor Wynne Coleman line as indicated by Kim Coleman, and researched myself.
  2. Updated Fairbluff Colemans.

Revision 23 Notes - May 21 through 27, 2008

  1. After giving up on incorporating an XML style sheet with a library of Javascript routines written to do a descendants chart for each chapter, I elected to abandon the XML solution and generate Javascript addendums for each chapter. I implemented a text-searchable descendants chart at the start of each chapter based on my library of Javascript routines and an addendum listing the members of the chapter and their parent index number.
  2. Made corrections in Chapters 31 and 32 until descendancy chart was correct. Fixed index numbers for those marked as 973 (4 individuals now indexed as 1209-1211 and 973).
  3. Added descendants of Susan Coleman Starnes in Chapter 30 based on information shared by Opal Starnes Wood, found on a website of Starnes marriages in Tennessee, and found in the U.S. Census.
  4. Noted that a letter mentioned on COLEMAN-L states Ridgeway, Fairfield Co., SC Colemans moved to Princeton, Dallas County, Arkansas by 1904. I already had Putnam County Colemans moving their from Zach T. Coleman's line.

Revision 24 Notes - June 10, 2008

  1. Corrected Chapter 6 Moses Coleman of Edgecombe County, NC
  2. Corrected Chapter 14 Colemans of Fair Bluff, Columbus County, NC.
  3. Minor editorial corrections around U.S. Census references in Chapter 30 Susan Coleman Starnes
  4. Added wife and children of James William Harvey who married Minnie Darinda Standefer to Chapter 25 Descendants of Barbara Coleman Harvey of Tennessee

Revision 25 Notes - June 17, 2008

  1. Added more to Chapter 3 on the Hardy and Aval Coleman Family.
  2. Added Chapter 42 on descendants of Zilpha Coleman who married Henry Pitt and relocated to Sumner County, Tennessee. Information provided by Joyce Powell, confirmed and expanded via U.S. Census records.
  3. Total descendants raised from 1232 to 1294 with families with surnames of Pitt, Buzby and English.

Revision 26 Notes - Dec 17, 2008

  1. Added Chapter 43 about descendants of Mary Coleman, youngest daughter of Charles Washington 'Wash' Coleman, of Bledsoe & Hamilton County, TN and later of Putnam Co, TN. Mary married Noah Martin and began a family in Putnam County, but between 1900 and 1910, the family relocated to Stallard Springs, in Warren County, Kentucky. Information provided by LeAnne von Neumeyer Hull Shanahan, confirmed and expanded via U.S. Census Records and quotes from others online.
  2. Added Martins raising the total descendants from 1300 to 1350.

Revision 27 Notes - Dec 30, 2008

Updated Chapter 12 Ellen Coleman who married Cornelius Jordan

Revision 28 Notes - Jan 26, 2009

  1. Updated Chapter 2 Second Generation of Nansemond Colemans
  2. Updated Chapter 22 Descendants of Charles Coleman (1744-1824) and Mary Roundtree of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, and later, Greene County, Alabama

Revision 29 Notes - Jan 31, 2009

Updated Chapter 14 Colemans of Fair Bluff, Columbus County, NC

Revision 30 Notes - Feb 2, 2009

  1. Updated Chapter 4 Charles Coleman of Edgecombe County, NC
  2. Updated Appendix A: Collateral Information: Analysis of Colemans in the 1790 U.S. Census, Marriages, and Deeds in Edgecombe and Halifax Counties of North Carolina

Revision 31 Notes - Feb 11, 2009

Updated Chapter 24 Descendants of Thomas Jackson Coleman of Walden's Ridge, TN and Kentucky. Added photos and information about the descendants of Albert Marion Francis Coleman contributed by Mary Margaret Fussell Dykes.

Revision 32 Notes - Feb 18, 2009

Updated Chapter 20 Descendants of Rachel Coleman Brown (1822-1893) of Hamilton County, TN and Madison County, AR. Added photos of The William and Della Clementine Taylor Coleman Family, The Agnes and Ira Miller Watt Family, a wedding photo of Floyd Avery Coleman and Elva Mae Watt, and their grocery store.

Revision 33 Notes - Mar 02, 2009

Added five appendices giving narratives of the origin of the Colemans of Bibb and Greene Counties of Alabama, and giving a connection espoused by Robert Franklin Coleman in a letter to his daughter dated 1975. This was for a class project of hers at the time, and gives very little. Yet, what is revealed in this account is very interesting in the fine details about the earliest generations back to Robert Coleman of Nansemond County Colonial Virginia. When I received this account from Tom Littleton, I was amazed and stunned by the details recited about so early a lineage. So many of these details that I thought would never be unearthed were known to a circle of researchers in the 1970s. J.P. Coleman probably viewed much of the information in much greater detail, as he alludes to it in his book. Ben Holtzclaw, Coleman Clement, Mary Morgan Glass, and Charles E. Humphries all provide a window into the knowledge of this circle from several decades ago.

Also added Chapter 44 on the Colemans of Bibb, Sumter and Choctaw Counties of Alabama after a descendant of this family contacted me about trying to understand his fit into the family after having his DNA tested. This person is probably the first person to have no known connection prior to DNA testing and then to make a connection to my work after getting the DNA test results.

Revision 34 Notes - Mar 05, 2009

Added preface entries for Rev 33 and 34 after updating the five new appendices to include a navigation menu at the top and bottom of each.

Revision 35 Notes - Jan 02, 2010

  1. Added in birth and death years, spouse's name, and children for Mary Polly Coleman, daughter of Moses Coleman per personal correspondence from Michael Blackwell.
  2. Corrected the list of children of Vivian Coleman and Francis Floyd per personal correspondence from Michael Blackwell.

Revision 36 Notes - Mar 28, 2010

  1. Updated link in references list to the D.V. Coleman Bio previously found in the USGenWeb State Archives Search engine for Georgia, but now only found in the usgwarchives ftp site. This site apparently is not indexed by the major search engines.
  2. Fixed links in Chapter 14 on Colemans in Fairbluff and Columbus County, NC to properly point to the references list for the D.V. Coleman Bio.

Revision 37 Notes - July 09, 2010

  1. Updated Chapter 14 on Colemans of Fairbluff, Columbus County, NC who removed to Smith County, Mississippi. Dempsey Coleman offspring went and Zilpha Coleman married Alfred Yelverton of Fairbluff and they went. A large number of Yelverton's were found in the U.S. Census for Smith Co, MS from 1840 to 1920 or beyond. Numerous references to them are found online.

Revision 38 Notes - May 11, 2012

  1. Updated Appendix F, Varners of Hamilton County, TN. Added children of George Varner, born 1835, who married Caroline Brock. Also added their grandchildren born to son, James Walter Varner, b. 05/31/1883 and wife, Buelah May Eustice, daughter of Alma Coleman and husband, Lafayette Eustice.
  2. Updated Chapter 38 on family of Alma Coleman and husband, Lafayette Eustice, of Hamilton County, TN. Added children of James Walter Varner, b. 05/31/1883 and wife, Buelah May Eustice.

Revision 39 Notes - Oct 14, 2012

  1. Updated the graphics charting to show a fourth generation. The chart in Chapter 15 Colemans of Hamilton County, Tennessee does not reflect this due to a limit of the data excerpted from the subsequent chapters, but in most cases, when the data is known, it is now included in the graphs of descendants of the subject person of each chapter.

PREFACE

This book online is a project to document information I have gathered or received for my line from my first ancestor to arrive in the British Colony known as Virginia Territory, or what would become the United States.  The issue of information sources is one which gained importance to me some years ago, though I've known it was important to record my sources in a permanent fashion even from the first.  It is important to keep a log book of your efforts since it is difficult to recall the source of information read or heard many days ago, let alone longer periods.   However, while I recorded sources when gathering information, I did not take the time to enter that information in my database initially.  In this work, I am starting much earlier in the timeline than ever before.  I am considerably further in the process of maturing my information (16+ years), and am thinking more in terms of publishing information to others, rather than just indexing it online for myself or, coincidentally, for others.

So, this work should contain square brackets around a surname for every item of information I record here so that the reader and I will know where I got each item.  Had it all been fiction, I would never have written so many people of the same name.

I do not kid myself that recording sources assures me or the reader that any of the information recorded here is correct or accurate.  We can not know what history failed to record, we can only fail to uncover all the obscure records that may be found from history.  Even primary records such as court documents, church registries, and family bibles are not necessarily accurate, especially when it comes to spelling names.  With low literacy rates in the 1600s and 1700s, meaning few could even write their own names, it is not surprising that officials of the day had to do their best when attempting to record the spellings of the names they were given orally.   Thus, Cader Coleman has been recorded as a member of a jury many times over a one-week period, often several times per day, and every occurence of his name is generally spelled differently than the previous one.  So consistency was not a requirement of the court recorder that week!

If a researcher were to trust or accept the accuracy of the primary records, and were to stipulate a requirement of three independent primary sources in order to prove authenticity of a family relationship, such a researcher would find it difficult to ever publish any line extending back much before 1850.  Finding even one primary source is problematic due to the number of fires, accidental or in times of war, which destroyed court houses and all the records stored there.

Suffice to say that my work published here does not bar any source, though I rely most on transcriptions of primary sources which I believe and hope to be more accurate than if I were to try to read the manuscript of the period, even as late as the early 1800s.  Worse, some of the relationships or existence of persons listed has not been corroborated by any reputable source, but has been given to me word of mouth or email by someone who "saw it on the Internet" without even a URL for a source.  While such information is highly in doubt until verified by more reputable sources; it does provide a starting point for your effort, should you take up the cause.  When and if you do find reliable evidence in support or denial of information shown here, I hope you will immediately send me the reference and the information, as this is a work in progress that will never be finished.

Therefore, consider the work here as a collection of obscure facts and a possible line, though quite unproven, which is wholy unreliable, at least in some points, but is meant as a starting point for your work and my further efforts.  I hope you will join me in a collaborative effort to work this big puzzle by helping me turn over all the pieces.

I am interested in collecting any family descendants of the line from Robert Coleman of Nansemond County Virginia and I believe there are several lines out there which could be connected if those doing the work become interested in pooling resources. This work is quite incomplete in so many areas it hardly bears mentioning a few. However, I'm especially interested in filling in gaps such as:

  1. descendants of Cader's son, Charles Coleman, Sr.   
  2. descendants of Charles Coleman, Jr., who I believe is the same as the earliest settler of the name Coleman to North Hamilton County Tennessee.  There is an exhaustive account of the people in this family written by Cleveland (Cy) Yarborough [Yarborough] based on interviews and on court records of that area.  This group is more completely documented in that work.  With permission, I have updated that work and made it available to those sharing their lines with me.
  3. lines through Greene County, Alabama.   J.P. Coleman, once governor of Mississippi and author of the work, The Robert Coleman Family from Virginia to Texas, 1652-1965, recorded a great deal about this family and had access to a great deal more saying the sum of it all would fill a book.  There are a number of articles and family records to be rediscovered by the present generation which should add considerably to this branch of the family.
  4. your line, if you are connected to those recorded here.

--- Wes Coleman    April 2002, updated June 2005

 

 

12/17/2008




 

Chapter 1  First Generation

A brief note about navigating the work.  The names that appear as links in the chapters are links back to the index.  The index contains up to three links for each person.  Where available there is a link designated by a single letter, C, A, or P, to the first occurence of the person as a child, adult, and parent, respectively.  This is particularly useful when the child is not mentioned as an adult until a subsequent chapter.

(1) Robert Coleman, I (c1650-c1710) was my earliest known ancestor.  In her book The Coleman Family of Mobjack Bay Virginia, Nicol, 1998, p. 43 records the fact another Robert Coleman, of Isle of Wight County, Virginia transported a headright Robert Coleman receiving land 29 Sep 1667 for the fact.  Nicol speculates this could have been our Robert Coleman, I of Nansemond County, Virginia.  If (1) Robert Coleman, I arrived in 1667 at the age of 17, he would have been born in 1650, but there is no proof of his age at any point in his life.  Any assignment of a year of birth or death for him is merely speculation.  The purpose is to identify him apart from the many other Robert Colemans of the day, not to mention of his line, for he was first of four in a line.  The designation of I, II, III, and IV to identify these four Robert Colemans is again simply my attempt to identify them, not that they were recorded with these numbers.  So, if you quote my years or my use of I, II, III, or IV, then you are obligated to point out that these identifiers are for discussion purposes only, not representative of how the men were recorded in any place that has yet been found.

To borrow a page from the diary of Jennie I. Coleman, writing in the early 1800s from her house in Fairfield County South Carolina, the (1) Robert Coleman, I, first in my line to arrive in Virginia, was likely from Wales. [Coleman, J. P., 1965]   Other sources record the fact the Coleman name was never associated with gentry.  No Coleman lords or ladies were recorded in English history, yet they distinguished themselves frequently in the founding of the Virginia Colony.

The first recorded Coleman to Virginia was Thomas Coleman and his wife who came with the last of the colonists sent by Sir Walter Ralegh (sic) to settle on Roanoke Island off the coast of North Carolina.  Previous attempts at a colony further North had failed and this group attempted to settle far enough South to avoid the harshness of the Northern New England winters.  The colony was not resupplied the following year due to mounting tensions between King Phillip's Spanish Armada and Queen Elizabeth's England that resulted as privateering by Sir Francis Drake and others licensed by the English crown became an intolerable disturbance in the trade or looting of the Spanish dominion in what is now Mexico.  A resupply effort with meager (small) ships failed to leave coastal England due to the threat of invasion of English territorial waters by the Spanish Armada.  This failed resupply effort only resulted in privateering off the English coast.  It took another two and a half years before a resupply voyage could reach the colony, four years after they had been planted there.   What ever happened will remain unknown, but the word "Croatoan" was found carved in a tree.  There is speculation the colonists moved inland to settle and assimilate with native tribes of the area, but the tribes they would likely have befriended were soon wiped out by war with other tribes.  So, whether lost directly before they could assimilate, or whether wiped out after joining with local tribes, there were never any fair haired natives found to represent their progeny.  There are many good references on the colonization of the North American continent by Europeans in general and the English specifically. Some of my favorites are:

  1. Stick, David, Roanoke Island, The Beginnings of English in America, University of North Carolina Press, 1983.  This is an excellent account of the earliest exploration even of Greenland and Iceland by Norsemen and Vikings up through the landing of the first truly permanent colony of Englishmen in Virginia.  This very detailed account was written to laymen by a historian who enjoyed familiarity with the historical documents and legends of our ancestral settlement efforts.
  2. Wertenbaker, Thomas Jefferson, The Planters of Colonial Virginia, Jefferson Princeton Univ. Press:Princeton, NJ and the Oxford Univ. Press:London, 1922.  This thick tome gives a thorough telling of lots of interesting stories occurring throughout the time period from the arrival of the first permanent settlers through the revolutionary war.  A more complete retelling of the events in the lives and times of our colonial ancestors in Virginia from 1600s through the 1700s and into the 1800s would be difficult to find.  This reference, above all others I have perused, demonstrates the pattern of events that lead to open rebellion in Virginia against the exploitation policies that grew to overburden the colonists particularly about 1650.  The retelling of Bacon's Rebellion, the deeds and misdeeds of Berkeley as the governor of the colony duly appointed by the King, the loyalty of the colonists to the King after his ouster back in Britain, and the trouble the colonists receive for their loyalty when he is reinstated are all told in a wonderful narrative that almost reads like a novel in this fine work.
  3. Rubin, Louis D., Jr., Virginia - A bicentennial History one of a series of books called "States and the Nation" published by W. W. Norton & Company of New York for the American Association for State and Local History of Nashville, TN, 1977.  This book is written to young adults and touches on some great stories but leaves out so much of the entertaining detail that will be found in the other references above.

In the group of Englishmen returning to Roanoke four years after the colony was founded, a Robert Coleman is found who drowned trying to get ashore in stormy seas where many men perished.  Whether he was revered for his action or whether Robert is just a common name, it remains to be seen.  But the facts as are known today show that four different Robert Colemans arrived in the Virginia Colony by 1700. [Nicol, 1998; Coleman, J. P., 1965?]  These are commonly referred to by the county in which each settled.  Therefore, we refer to Robert of Gloucester County (also known as Mobjack Bay Coleman line), Robert of Charles City County, Robert of Isle of Wight, and lastly, (1) Robert of Nansemond County.  Nansemond County is now called Suffolk City County, so when you look at modern maps, be sure to note the new name.

This work is to tell the story of the line of (1) Robert Coleman of Nansemond County.

(1) Robert Coleman of Nansemond may have been brought over to Virginia by Robert Coleman of Isle of Wight.  "On 29 Sep 1667, Robert of Isle of Wight was granted 634 acres in Isle of Wight Co. - 300 purchased from Ambrose Bennet and 334 for transporting seven persons, including a Robert Coleman (Pat. Bk. 6, p181).  The headright Robert Coleman may be the Nansemond County Robert [Coleman] in the previous paragraph.  Nansemond and Isle of Wight bordered each other." [Nicol, 1998, p. 43]

If this is our (1) Robert I of Nansemond, he arrived in 1667 and may have served a five year period of indenture to Robert of Isle of Wight.  As a freeman in 1672, he would have been employed in what ever line of work seemed most opportune.  After some period of 12 years, he has gained the clout to patent his first tract of land.

Virginia Patents and Deeds, No. xxx, page 378 records:

To all ?? whosoaf?? Now know ye that I the saih? Framing? Lord Howard Joccund ?? do with this (document?) and ?? of this Counsel of State? accordingly give and grant unto Mr. Robert Coleman five hundred and thirty acres of land situated on the West side of a Reedy Marsh being a Growth og Chuckatuck, four hundred acres part therof being formerly granted to Richard and ?? Lo?? ?? 29th of January 1667 by whom it was sold and conveyed to the said Coleman, the remainder being wasteland part within and part without that? position? access?? Bounds, the whole thing Be ceded, beginning at a red oak?? by yc afore said marsh, ? then? South West two hundred fourty four yrds to a white oak by a memmosa?, then North West East forty five poles to the edge of the position? to live red oak, Jeremiah Rutton, corner post, the land in the possession of John Turnow, then by said corner post by North One hundred and six pole to the marsh afore mentioned, and go down this marsh or branch to the first Station.

Nugent recorded that on 20 Apr 1684, Robert Coleman was granted 530 acres of land and another 400 acres that had belonged to Richard & Miles Lewis since 29 Jan 1667 [Nugent]. Nicol recorded that on 28 Oct 1697, another 450 acres was granted to Robert Coleman.  By 1704, according to the Quit Rent Roll which Mississippi Governor, J. P. Coleman viewed in London [Coleman, 1965], and which is available online and in the book The Planters of Colonial Virginia by Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker our Robert Coleman was listed as owning 1400 acres.  This is all that is known of him.

J.P. Coleman's book, p. 80 reported that the Colemans and Jordans both came together from Nansemond County Virginia to Edgecombe County North Carolina where they were recorded from 1745 to 1800.  With that in mind, I noted the presence of Thomas Jordan in Nansemond County.  Nugent shows Thomas Jordan patented 550 acres on 22 Oct 1666.  Other references show that William Nichols, Hedgepeths, and Pews were some other families from Nansemond County Virginia who passed through Edgecombe County, NC, making it their home for a time.  While there were very accurate surveys made with magnetic compass and steel chains, there was economic incentive to under report acreage, since less acreage meant less tax to pay.  So while some figures may be rather precise, others may vary by 50%.

Map of Southeastern Virginia showing the location of the town of Chuckatuck, Virginia 

Locating Chuckatuck, the town and the creek, in Southeastern Virginia

The above map shows modern day towns around the Chesapeake Bay area in relation to that area where Robert Coleman of Nansemond County, Virginia first patented land in 1684.

The first land granted was west of a reedy salt marsh on a branch of the Chuckatuck.  The second was not well described, but was land first patented by those who sold it to Robert, Richard & Miles Lewis.  They had patented it on 29 Jan 1667.  It was situated adjacent to land of Jeremiah Rutter and John Turner.  The third plot was said to lie near Wickham Swamp in Upper Parish adjacent to John & Thomas Milner.  The present day Chuckatuck Creek flows SE out of Isle of Wight County toward the town of Chuckatuck where it turns NE to flow into the James River. Chuckatuck is situated South of the James River and closer to the coast than Jamestown.  It lies North of the Nansemond River, which drains into the James near where the James River reaches Chesapeake Bay.  The area is very low land subject to tidal incursions which keep the soil marshy and salty.  It reminds me of the saying, "If you believe that, I've got some swamp land I'd like to sell ya'" Whether Robert's acres were high or low or what the elevations were like in his time are unknown.  But these are the clues we have.  There are much more detailed maps available online. MapQuest.com is a good source of road maps of this area. Topozone.com was a good source of detailed topographic maps (modern 20th century, not 17th century maps) of this area but lost its free status when it was made a part of Trails.com.

Living near a swamp with no chemicals to fight mosquitos and little known about medicine to fight disease was a most decidedly unhealthy place to settle.  This fact was even known to the London Company who stated the fact in their directives about where to settle the Jamestown colonists.  I noted with satisfaction that the entire group of Colemans is not found in Nansemond County after the 1704 presence recorded in the Quit Rent Rolls.  Apparently the whole group, along with other branches of Colemans, recognized the need to move to a more healthy region, and thus would find a place in Northern Edgecombe County, North Carolina to homestead. 

North Carolina migration of descendants of Robert Coleman of Nansemond County Virginia. 

North Carolina Migration Pattern

for descendants of Robert Coleman of Nansemond County Virginia.

Nothing is known of the death of Robert Coleman, I, but it is presumed that a 60 year life span would be a long life for this place and time.  Based on that assumption and on the assumption he was born around 1650, we arrive at an assigned year of death of 1710.  Again, this is more for identifying the man and the approximate time period he lived than it is to assert any actual date of death which remains to be discovered.

It is interesting to note the early connection with the Roundtree family in a note posted to the COLEMAN-L:

Looking for vitals and Parentage of Sarah Coleman b. 1655 in Ireland and died
1723 in Nansemond County, Va. She married Francis Roundtree in 1670 in North
Ireland, where Francis was born. They had 12 children. If anyone has any info
on Sarah Coleman or her family, please let me know
[Erika in MI, post dated Mon, 30 Jul 2001 00:09:27 EDT with a subject of "Sarah Coleman b. 1655 in Ireland"]

And this posting made to ROUNDTREE-L:

Looking for any information that indicates that Frances Rountree (b. 1649)
and Sarah Coleman had a daughter Rebecca who married John Lassiter.
[From Russell Daines Hornsby <kkn50@hotmail.com> To: ROUNDTREE-L@rootsweb.com, dated Sun, 22 Apr 2001 21:08:12 -0000 with subject "Frances Rountree & Sarah Coleman"]

 

June 26, 2008






 

Chapter 2:  Second Generation of Nansemond Colemans

(1) Robert Coleman, I of Nansemond County who patented land first in 1684, is known to have had two sons.  He may have had a sister named Sarah who married Francis Roundtree..  There may have been others, but no evidence of that is known to this author.  J. P. Coleman recorded this in his book:

Robert Coleman of Nansemond is documentarily well established as the father of William Coleman, who died in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, in 1752, and he was also the father of Robert Coleman, who died in the same County, 1761. The Robert Coleman, later to be described herein, patented land in Edgecombe County in 1756. He was in that part of Edgecombe which later became Halifax County, whereas the descendants of Robert Coleman of Nansemond lived in an entirely different section of the original Edgecombe, which then covered not only its present area but parts of other present-day counties, Wilson, for example.

(1) Robert Coleman had at least two known children:

(2) 1. Robert Coleman, II,           b. 1676,  d. 1761

(3) 2. William "Wiley" Coleman,      b. c1678,  d. 1752

Robert Franklin Coleman in a letter to his daughter dated 1975 suggested there was a third son, Charles, but I have not studied the evidence for this and leave it here as an item for future investigation. In fact, he gives a rather different lineage for the Colemans of Nansemond County, VA. See Appendix K.

(2) Robert Coleman, II was born in 1676 [McGarr], in Nansemond County, Virginia.  This second Robert in our line, the son of the above (1) Robert Coleman, Ist, (who lived c1650-c1710), died in 1761 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina [Nicol 1998].  I have independently verified that a Robert Coleman of Nansemond County died on 10 Jan 1761 [Williams, 1956]  Other facts which are listed below seem to support the notion that this Robert Coleman, II is the one whose death is recorded in 1761, which would have made him 85; quite a long life for the period. 

(2) Robert Coleman's wife was Susanna Unknown.  Robert II lived in Nansemond County, Virginia at least from Aug 15 1739 through Mar 3 1743 according to court records of land patents or sales of which he is party.  However, his son, Moses is recorded as patenting land in 1739 on the North side of the Tar River near what is now Tarboro, NC. 

Noting the records of (2) Robert Coleman, II's sons, Charles Coleman and Moses Coleman, owning land along the North side of the Tar River in North Carolina, and noting other references to Deep Creek swamp and others, it is apparent the whole family eventually left Virginia to settle in the area north of Tarboro, NC where the Tar River is joined first by Fishing Creek and then by Deep Creek. 

Hand drawn map of Tarboro North Carolina area showing Fishing Creek and Deep Creek and Tar River 

Hand drawn map of Tarboro North Carolina area showing Fishing Creek and Deep Creek and Tar River

(2) Robert Coleman, II and wife Susanna Unknown had these children:


Index  Chapter  Name                  Approximated year of birth
(4)    3.       Robert Coleman, III,  b. c1700-1710 based on father's birth year
(5)    4.       Charles Coleman,      b. c1702-1712 based on brother's birth year
(6)    5.       Stephen Coleman,      b. c1704-1714 based on brother's birth year

(7)    6.       Moses Coleman, I,     b. c1706-1716 based on brother's birth year
(8)    7.       Theophilus Coleman,   b. c1708-1718 based on brother's birth year
(1351) None     Aaron Coleman,        b. c1710-1720 based on brother's birth year
[Williams, 1956, Abstracts of the wills of Edgecombe County North Carolina 1733-1856]
Aaron was added based on a 1763 court record abstract naming him guardian of 
Charles' orphan, Jonathan, calling Aaron an uncle to Jonathan.
[EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC, Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions - 1757  1784
LDS Microfilm #0370142, Posted to USGenWeb State Archives]

(3) William "Wiley" Coleman, was born about 1678 based on his brother (2) Robert Coleman, II's birth year.  The earliest deed I've located involving a Coleman in Edgecombe County involves the sale of land by William Coleman just North of the Tar River.  I submit this was the same as (3) William Coleman, though the will fails to mention any other Coleman than William and fails to mention William's origin or how he received the land or from whom or even to whom the land was originally patented.  Many of the later deeds do one or more of these things and thus offer some clue or assurance of family lineage.

William's sale of land is found in Edgecombe Deeds, 1732-1741 .  In the index to one of the two parts of the microfilm is found a deed from William Coleman to Samuel Lissums dated 11/2/1739 and proved in August Court, 1740.  Here William sold land on the North side of the Tar River.  A Richard Lissums has signed as a witness but no Colemans signed.  Thus, while it is unclear who William Coleman was with respect to origin or where he went, it is possible, perhaps even likely, that this is the William Coleman who came from Nansemond, as the other group in that portion of Edgecombe that became Halifax would be at some distance Northeast of the Tar River.

William died with a will dated 29 Dec 1749, probated Feb. 1752.  His will records his wife's first name as Jane, four children, his brother Robert, and witnesses, Moses Coleman, Cornelius Jordan, and Elin Jordan.  "Elin" is most likely a misspelling of his daughter, Ellen Coleman, who had married Cornelius Jordan

(3) William "Wiley" Coleman had these children:

Index  Chapter  Name                  Approximated year of birth
(9)     8.      Samuel Coleman,           b. c1704 based on father's birth year

(10)    9.      Sampson Coleman,          b. c1705 based on brother's birth year
(11)   10.      Sarah Coleman,            b. c1706 based on brother's birth year
(12)   11.      Susannah Coleman,         b. c1708 based on sister's birth year
(13)   12.      Ellen Coleman,            b. c1710, d. between 1792 and 1794,
                 Ellen Coleman married Cornelius Jordan, Sr.

As was previously mentioned, the Coleman's of Nansemond County VA traveled with the Jordan Family (more about Jordans in Chapter 12) to make a new home in Edgecombe County, NC.

The fifth child, Ellen, was discovered in Jordan-L archives.  The family of Cornelius Jordan and wife, (13) Ellen Coleman are recorded in Chapter 12. A daughter of Ellen Coleman and Cornelius Jordan married Thomas Sanders.  Thomas Sanders is mentioned among the Hedgepeths connected with John Coleman by marriage.  It is unclear where this John Coleman fits in the tree.

(1351) Aaron Coleman, b. c1690+/-15 was named (in 1763 Court Records of Edgecombe County, NC) as guardian of orphan Jonathan Coleman, son of Charles Coleman, who died in 1761. (See Chapter 4, Charles Coleman of Edgecombe County, NC.)

 






 

Chapter 3:  Robert Coleman, III and Susanor Unknown of Edgecombe County, NC

(4) Robert Coleman, III, (son of (2) Robert Coleman, II, son of (1) Robert Coleman, I) was born in 1705 in Nansemond County, Virginia [McGarr].  Robert III owned a plantation and his wife was Susanor.  Noting the presence of a Robert Coleman in Dobbs County, NC and also in Georgetown County SC, I wonder if either were this (4) Robert Coleman, III.

(4) Robert Coleman, III and wife Susanor had these children named in his will, dated 10 Jan 1761 and probated in March of 1761 [Williams, 1956]:

(14)   1.  Robert Coleman, IV,   b. c1734
              m. 13 Aug 1762, in Edgecombe County, NC
                 to Sarah Story
(15)   2.  Aaron Coleman,            b. c1735, Edgecombe County, NC?.
(16)   3.  Cadar Coleman        b. c1736, Virginia?,
              m. 5 Apr 1764, in Edgecombe County, North Carolina,
                 to Susannah Stephenson
                                     d. c1801-1809 in Fairfield County, South Carolina.
(17)   4.  Stephen Coleman,          b. c1737,
              m. to Esther Unknown, (c1742->3/29/1803).
                                     d. 29 Mar 1803, Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
(18)   5.  Sarah Coleman             b. 1738,
              m. 5 Jan 1763, in North Carolina,
                 to Robert Carlile (later spelled: Carlisle).
(19)   6.  Josiah Coleman,           b. c1742.
(20)   7.  Susanor Coleman,          b. c1745.
              m. Richard Strother [Powell, 2000]
(21)   8.  Jaconias Coleman,         b. c1748.  This daughter's name was sometimes spelled Jachonias
(22)   9.  Grace Coleman,            b. c1751.
(23)  10.  Sely Coleman,             b. c1754.  A.k.a. Sela or Celia.
(24)  11.  Hardy Coleman,            b. 1757.
(25)  12.  Zilpha Coleman,           b. c1759.
              m. Henry Pitt in NC [Powell, 2000]

(14) Robert Coleman, IV was born c1736, married Sarah Story on 08/13/1762, in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.  Sarah was born c1736.  Robert made a will dated 5 Oct 1790, probated in 1795 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.  His will mentions sister Grace and son.  Executors of Robert's will are Jacob Battle, Noah Woodard.  Witnesses of Robert's will are Aaron Coleman and Sela Coleman, the brother and sister of the deceased.

There is nothing more known about Sarah Story but there are references to Colemans and Storys in the archives of the rootsweb mail lists for the STORY surname, such as "Abstracts of Edgecombe Co. NC deeds" and "Scotch Irish Colemans from PA mentioned".

(14) Robert Coleman, IV and Sarah Story had these children:

(26)  1.  John Coleman,             b. c1750-1770, Edgecombe County, NC?
    A closer approximation of his birth may be 1763.
    On Dec 16, 1805, John Coleman sold land originally deeded to his father,
    per Deed Book 11, #734 [Watson, 1969, p. 70]
    Though it is wild speculation, this may be the John Coleman who on 06/07/1799
    married Rebekah Dancy, daughter of Archibald Dancy.
    [Watson, 1969; Ingmire]
    Archibald Dancy died before deed dated Feb 24, 1806
    [Watson, 1969, p. 66]

(27)  2.  Martha Coleman,           b. c1765 if brother John born 1763.
            m. John G. Hollon (Holland) Deed Book 23 #453 dated Feb 24, 1844
               [Watson, 1969, p. 278].

(28)  3.  Elizabeth Coleman,        b. c1767 if brother John born 1763.
    m. 22 Sep 1836 to William Barnes Deed Book 23 #453 dated
    Feb 24, 1844 [Watson, 1969, p. 278]. 
    William Barnes may be the same that had a
    wife, Jane C. Wilkins, daughter of Willis Wilkins per Deed Book 23 #477
    [Watson, 1969, p. 278]

(16) Cader Coleman and Susannah Stephenson

(16) Cader (Cadar, or Kador) Coleman (Robert III, Robert II, Robert I) was born c1740, in Virginia, married Susannah Stephenson on 04/05/1764, in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.  I'm guessing Susannah was born c1740.  Cadar died between 1800 & 1820 in Fairfield County, South Carolina.  Cadar was recorded in Edgecombe County, NC court records from Jan 1763 when he bought land from Arthur Philips, married 15 months later and appears in road building groups and juries until he sold the 447 acre plot he purchased from Philips to Richard Bradley in Jan 1772.

Cader and his wife sold two plots in Fairfield County, SC in 1785, and I presume they had relocated there in or shortly after Jan 1772 upon the sale of their home acreage in North Carolina.  On May 28, 1789, Cader records 493 acres in Camden District of South Carolina.  In the 1790s, Cader shows on juries in Fairfield County through 1799, but is absent in the local 1829 census. 

Below are listed some early deeds of Edgecombe County, NC bearing the name of Cader Coleman. Refer to the Edgecombe County map above for locations referenced in these early deeds. Bodies of water have the same names as they did when these deeds were recorded.

  1. Deed Book 1, page 332, Kader Coleman planter of Edgcomb Co to John Fountain Sr. 15 Jun 1762. 16pounds 11 shillings 8 pence NC. 200 acres on the south side of Swift Creek, joining Mr. Holt, John Moor. Wit: William(x)Fountain, Moses(x)Woodard, Robert Coleman. Jun Ct. 1762 . Jas Hall DCC
    [Bradley, 1995a, p. 37:
    Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deeds Volume I: 1759-1768
    Abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr.1995,
    Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464]
  2. Deed Book 1 page 425, William CARLILE planter of Edgcombe Co to John Bradley of same. 26 Sep 1762 20 pounds VA. 400 acres as by a deed to sd William Carlile 27 Jul 1761, on the North side of Swift Creek, joining Amos Cotton. Wit: Aaron Coleman, John Pully, Kader Coleman. Sep Ct 1762 Jas Hall CC
    [Bradley, 1995a, p. 43]
  3. Deed Book 1 page 448 Arthur PHILLIPS of Edgcombe Co to Kadar Coleman of same. 9 Dec 1762. 10 pounds VA. 447 acres which was a deed to Arthur Phillips 3 Nov 1761, between the Maple Swamp & Moors Swamp, joining Thomas Jones. Wit: Ethd EXUM, Stephen Coleman. Jan Ct 1763. Jas Hall CC
    [Bradley, 1995a, p. 44]
  4. Deed Book C page 386, Kadar COLEMON of Edgcombe Co to Robert Colemon of same 7 Jul 1766. 5 pounds proclamation. 100 acres, joining Jno Fountain, Pocoson Branch, Robt Coleman, Hartwell Phillips. Wit: Aron Coleman, Hardy Colmon. Jul Ct 1766. Jas HALL CC
    [Bradley, 1995a, p. 83]
  5. Deed Book C page 409, Arthur PHILLIPS of Edgcombe Co to Randolph Hancock. 7 Oct 1766. 20 pounds VA. 400 acres on the North side of Moors Swamp, joining Water Branch, sd Arthur Phillips, Cadar Coleman. Wit: Jno. Spell, Nathl Harris, Oct Ct 1766 Jas Hall CC
    [Bradley, 1995a, p. 86]
  6. Deed Book D page 510 Kader Coleman of Edgcombe Co to Richard Bradly of same. 17 Jan 1772. 45 pounds VA. 447 acres which was a grant to Arthur Phillips 3 Nov 1761, Between Maple Swamp & Moors Swamp, joining Maple Meadow, Thomas Jones. WIT: Jechonias Coleman, George Bryant, Aaron Coleman. Aug Ct 1772. Jas Hall CC.
    [Bradley, 1995b, p. 49:
    Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deeds Volume 2: 1768-1778
    Abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr. 1995
    Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464]

Cadar's death and will records are not known to this author and may be found someday in Fairfield County, SC, or in Alabama, or in some other place I can not yet imagine.

(16) Cadar Coleman and wife Susannah Stephenson had at least two children:

(29) 1. Charles Coleman,
(1137) 2. Robert Coleman,
known to this author.  The best documented child of Cadar and Susannah Coleman is Charles Coleman, Sr., whose offspring are documented here in this chapter and the chapter on Fairfield, SC Colemans.  Little is known about (1137) Robert Coleman other than he owned land on the Wateree River in Fairfield County, SC which he sold to his brother, Charles Coleman Sr., and then Robert moved back to Virginia. [Coleman, J. P., 1965, pages 374 & 375.]  Where (1137) Robert Coleman, son of (16) Cadar Coleman and Susannah Stephenson, settled, whether he married or had any heirs, and what became of him is unknown to this author.

(29)    Charles Coleman, Sr.,     b. 1762
        Occupation blacksmith, gunsmith,
        m. before 1787, in SC, Ruth Gibson, daughter of Abraham Gibson.
        Abraham Gibson had a brother, the Reverend Jacob Gibson, Jr., who was
        the pastor of a church in Fairfield.  "Gibson's Meeting House" was the
        place built by the pastor and helpers for this church.  This location
        is mentioned in Colonel Winn's notes as he recorded the activity of the
        South Carolina militia as it fought the Torries while the Continental
        Army was away and bought time for the revolutionary army.
        Jacob Gibson, Sr. died in May 1735 in Prince Williams, VA.  His wife's name was
        recorded as Jane.  The 1820 Census of Fairfield County, SC records:
              Gibson, Abraham	        2 0 0 0 0 1 - O O 0 1 1
        Charles' first wife, Ruth Gibson, died 1825 and he remarried (date unknown)
        to Elizabeth (Eliza) Unknown, b. 1785.  Charles Coleman, Sr. died
        6 April 1842, in Alabama.

The relationships between Cadar Coleman, son Charles and Charles' first wife, Ruth Gibson are documented by a letter written by Cadar's grandson, James Buchanan Coleman. James was applying for a widow's pension for Elizabeth when he recorded that his father, Charles Coleman, Sr. below, had fought in the Revolution.  Acting as executor of his father's estate, James was applying to claim any pension moneys due his widow, Elizabeth.  The fact that Charles fought was known to James from family discussions which James recalled hearing of his father Charles and his grandfathers on both sides, Cadar Coleman and Abraham Gibson, telling of their actions in the war.

(29) Charles Coleman, Sr. and his descendants are the subject of Chapter 13, The Colemans of Fairfield County, South Carolina.

Sarah Coleman and Robert Carlile

(18) Sarah Coleman (the daughter of Robert III, Robert II, Robert I) b. 1738, married Robert Carlile on 01/05/1763, in North Carolina. From personal correspondence, Robert Carlile was born 1734, in NC and died 1786 in Edgecombe County, NC [ Yarborough, 2001].  Yarborough notes the DAR Patriot's Book, not as reliable a source as transcripts of legal documents, records Robert as born in 1740, and deceased in 1780.

McGarr found this quote in Glen and Kin: "Robert [Carlile]'s will, proved in Nov 1786, named his wife Sarah as an heir, so she died after that date." [Christopher, 1994, p. 236];

McGarr records Robert Carlile was a Revolutionary soldier from North Carolina.  There was also a second Robert Carlisle who died 18 years later and who married Nancy (Bell?). [Carlisle, H. 2004].

Robert Carlile and Sarah Coleman had two girls, Sally and Mary Ann, who were orphaned at the time of Robert's death. Stephen Coleman became guardian on 2 Feb 1790.

Robert Carlile and (18) Sarah Coleman had these children:

(30)   1.  Edmund "Edmin" Carlisle,       b. 1764, (Edgecombe Co., NC?)
(31)   2.  Rhoda "Rhodey" Carlisle,  b. 1766, Edgecombe Co., NC
(32)   3.  Susannah Carlisle,        b. 1768, Edgecombe Co., NC
(33)   4.  Simon "Simeon" Carlisle,  b. 1772, Edgecombe Co., NC; d. December 01, 1794.
(34)   5.  Mary Ann Carlisle,        b. 1774, Edgecombe Co., NC
(35)   6.  Sarah "Sally" Carlisle,   b 1776, Edgecombe Co., NC
(36)   7.  Coleman Carlisle,         b. August 15, 1770, Caswell, Edgecombe Co., N.C.;

The will of Robert Carlile, spouse of Sarah Coleman, was abstracted from the court records Edgecombe Co., North Carolina.  It was dated September 26, 1786 and probated in November Court of 1786.  It provides:

Wife & Executrix: Sarah, use of plantation, where I live, all personal property for herself and in raising my children.

Daughters: Susannah, Mary Ann, Sarah, and Rhoda.

Sons: Simon and Edward: lands, houses, orchards.

Son Coleman, 56 acre tract of land whereon Lemon O'Neal now lives, Debt due to me from Richard Strother, and double Britch(breech) gun.

Executor. Robert Digges. Witnesses: Elijah Stallings, John Bell [Carlisle, H. 2004].

A second will, 21 years later, is recorded for the other Robert Carlisle who married Nancy, who apparently was the widow of a Bell. He makes reference to his wife's daughter in the will.  It is found in Book E, page 81, Edgecombe County, N.C.; dated September 27, 1808, probated in February Court, 1815.  It names his wife and executrix as Nancy, lists daughters Rebecca Jackson, Liddy Carlile, and Nancy Riley; son John, daughter Polly Bellflower; daughter Edeah Sealf; son Clark; son Robert, son Joseph, son Cary, and mentions wife's daughter.
[Carlisle, H. 2004].

(18) Sarah Coleman, spouse of Robert Carlisle, left a will also. [Carlisle, H. 2004]

CARLILE, SARAH

July 13, 1772, Jan Ct, 1776 - Edgecombe Co., NC

Daughters: MILLIE; SARAH BALDWIN and ELIZABETH BRADLEY, my wearing apparel.

Son: ROBERT, one cow he now has in his possession.

Son: WILLIAM CARLISLE - 20 S Virginia money.

Son: WM. BELL; Son & Excr. RICHARD BELL and son JOSEPH BELL, all rest of my estate.

Wit: JAS. HILL, WILLIAM MORING, HENRY KEA.
[Carlisle, H. 2004]

(36) Coleman Carlisle was born August 15, 1770, Caswell, Edgecombe Co., N.C.  He died November 18, 1824, in Laurens County, S. C.  His first marriage was to Hannah Thompson Glenn on December 24, 1792, daughter of James Glenn and Elizabeth Bowles.  Hannah Glenn was born March 14, 1771 in Cumberland County, VA, and died October 24, 1811 in Union County, SC.  His second marriage was to Joanna Lewis Brown 4 May 1813.  His third marriage was to Sarah Leake 30 May 1822 in Laurens Co. SC.  Sarah was born 8 Mar 1783. [Mabry, 1981]

(36) Coleman Carlisle was a Methodist minister in South Carolina serving the Winston-Salem Church as a circuit rider.  (36) Coleman Carlisle and wife Hannah Glenn Carlisle had these children:

(37)  1. James Glenn Carlisle,     b. 20 Sep 1801 in Union Co, SC
                                   d.  9 Oct 1883 in Attala Co, MS
(38)  2. Julia Glenn Carlisle
(39)  3. Martha Bowker Carlisle,   b. 22 Sep 1794 in Union Co, SC
                                   d. 23 Aug 1821 in Laurens Co, SC
                                   m. Ephraim Tender or Tinder 19 Oct 1819

(40)  4. Lucy Glenn Carlisle,      b. 14 Sep 1796 in Union Co, SC
                                   d. 30 Nov 1815
                                   m. William Watersby Warwick 26 May 1815.
(41)  5. Elizabeth Bowles Carlisle, b. 23 Apr 1799 in Union Co, SC
                                   m. John Abel, 19 Dec 1819.
(42)  6. Thomas Anderson Carlisle, b. 27 Aug 1803
(43)  7. Gideon Newton Carlisle,   b. 26 Apr 1806
(44)  8. Sarah Hill Carlisle,      b. 17 Jun 1808
(45)  9. John Dougherty Carlisle,  b. 09 Aug 1810

(36) Coleman Carlisle and wife Joanna Brown had these children:

(46) 10. Eliza Lewis Carlisle,     b. 09 Feb 1814
(47) 11. Peter Coleman Brown Carlisle, b. 04 Feb 1816
(48) 12. Joanna Lucinda Carlisle,  b. 13 Feb 1818
(49) 13. William Henry Carlisle,   b. 30 Dec 1819

(37) James Glenn Carlisle married Nancy Hawker Selby 09 Sep 1824, the daughter of Philip Selby and Mary Simmons.  Nancy was born 28 Feb 1799 in Laurens Co, SC and died 8 Jul 1884 in Attala Co, MS.  James was a Methodist minister in South Carolina, Mississippi, and Alabama.  He served as a circuit rider in Mississippi. 

(37) James Glenn Carlisle and wife Nancy had these children:

(50)  1. Coleman Philip Carlisle,      b. 13 Aug 1825
(51)  2. Hawker Owen Carlisle,         b. 30 Dec 1826
(52)  3. James Anderson Carlisle,      b. 26 Apr 1828
(53)  4. Benjamin Selby Carlisle,      b. 07 Jan 1830
(54)  5. Gideon Westmoreland Carlisle, b. 03 Feb 1832
(55)  6. Mary H. L. Carlisle,          b. 23 Jul 1834 in TN
(56)  7. Sarah E. Carlisle,            b. 12 May 1838 in TN
(57)  8. Martha Elizabeth Carlisle,    b. 12 May 1838 in TN
                                       d. 09 Mar 1926 in MS
(58)  9. Roxanna Louise Hull Carlisle, b. 19 Jun 1840
(59) 10. Miriam Carlisle,              b. 05 Apr 1842 in AL
(60) 11. Nancy S. Carlisle,            b. 22 Mar 1844 in AL

(17) Stephen Coleman and Ester Unknown

(17) Stephen Coleman, son of Robert Coleman, III, died 29 Mar 1803 per his will in Edgecombe County, NC.  His will named his wife, Esther Unknown.  No children were listed in his will.

(20) Susanor Coleman and Richard Strother

(20) Susanor Coleman was born about 1742. She married Richard Strother.
[Powell, 2008b]

(20) Susanor Coleman and Richard Strother had these children:

(1295)   1.  Robert Strother
(1296)   2.  James Strother
(1297)   3.  Nancy Strother
(1298)   4.  Elizabeth Strother
(1299)   5.  Susanna Strother
(1300)   6.  Richard Strother
[Powell, 2008b]

(1297) Nancy Strother married 1st Unknown Hollis married 2nd Unknown Justice

(1298) Elizabeth Strother married Unknown McConnell

(1299) Susanna Strother married her first cousin, John G. Pitt, son of (25) Zilpha Coleman and Henry Pitt.   Their descendants are documented in Chapter 42 Descendants of Zilpha Coleman and Henry Pitt, of New Albany, Indiana.

(22) Grace Coleman snd Noah Woodard

(22) Grace Coleman married Noah Woodard per a deed witnessed by Grace and her parents:
On March 3, 1743-44, Grace Woodard was a witness with Robert Coleman and Susanna Coleman to a deed between John Sickes and John Hatcher, both of Edgecombe County, for 170 acres on the north side of Tar River adjoining that of William Pope and the south side of Swift Creek, as by patent to Jacob Pope. [From this deed,] Thomas Woodard's family from Nansemond County [included]: Grace, Moses, James, Daniel, Reuben, and Noah Woodard.
[Padgett 2008] The problem with the year reported above is that Grace would not have been born yet. So I need to track down the correct year for this deed. But the names match up beautifully.

(24) Hardy Coleman and Aval Unknown

(24) Hardy Coleman was born in 1757. At the age of 74, on August 23, 1832, he appeared before a Judge in Sumner County, TN to claim a pension for service in the Revolutionary War. His name appears at the top of the first page and below it is written "or Colemon, Avey", a reference to his wife, Aval or Avey Coleman. He stated to the judge he returned to make his home in Edgecombe County after the revolution until he moved to Sumner County, where he had made his home for the past 27 or 28 years. He must have relocated around 1804 or 5. He served with Capt. Edward Clinch, Maj. Joseph Clinch, Col. Eaton, and Gen. Ash. He volunteered for 6 months and marched through South Carolina to Georgia serving in the battle of Brier Creek under command of Gen. Ash. Henry Pitt swears to know Hardy Coleman and of his service in the war. Henry is his brother-in-law, husband of Zilpha Coleman, as described below. Also witnessing this document were Josiah Walton and James Brigance.

Following this is an application by Avey Coleman dated 4/25/1851 to claim the benefits of many acts of Congress providing for pensions to the widows of officers and soldiers who served in the war of the revolution. She is listed as 81 years old, placing the year of birth at about 1770. She declared she was married to Hardy on 1/01/1791. She states Hardy died 10/01/1837. She and Hardy were married by Simon Muffin, a Justice of the Peace, in Edgecombe County, NC.

Following the above two records, a third record dated 3/15/1852 shows William Pitt appeared before a justice, 61 years old as of 10/04/1851, and states that his mother was sister of Hardy Coleman, husband of Avey Coleman. 10/04/1791. He says Hardy and Avey Coleman used to live on Town Creek in Edgecombe County, NC about four miles from his parents place. They would ride three on a horse, him behind his mother and a younger sister held in her mother's lap. He states his father moved his family from Edgecombe County to Tennessee in June 1795 or 96, and uncle Hardy brought his family the year after. He mentions Bobby Minor, Elizabeth Minor and Betsy Minor also moved from Edgecombe County, NC to Sumner County, TN.

Today, Town Creek, NC is in Wilson County, meaning in that day, it was in the Southwestern part of Edgecombe County, quite apart from the Northeastern part which became Halifax. Clearly, the children of Robert Coleman, III were spread out all across what was then Edgecombe County, NC.

Next is a corner cut from a family bible record page stating that William Pitt was born 02/04/1791, in conflict with the date given above. I would trust this source over the court record.
[U.S. Revolutionary War Pension Records of West Tennessee dated 8/23/1832, found and added viewing Heritage Quest Online, 7/17/2008]

He married Aval Unknown per deed dated 20 Dec 1802.
[Watson, 1969, p. 51]

Hardy is listed as the head of his household in Edgecombe County, NC in 1800. Hardy is found in the U.S. Census of Sumner County in 1820. There are other Hardy Coleman's listed in Sumner County U.S. Census in 1850 and 1860.

In the 1850 U.S. Census for Sumner County, District No. ?, dated ?, p 158, house 420, we find another Hardy Coleman, perhaps a son of the one who died 10/01/1837:

Hardy Coleman, 50, Male
Maria Coleman, 32, Fem
Judy Coleman, 17, Fem
Joseph Coleman, 12, Male
Nancy Coleman, 6/12, Fem
Ava Coleman, 76, Fem 
Nancy Black, 48, Fem

Also, that year, on page 141, household 417:

Hardy Colman, 46, m
Mariah Colman, 46, f
Elizabeth Colman, 19, f
Joseph Colman, 16, m
Hardy Colman, 6/12, m

And in 1850 on page 535, household 332:

Sethe Colman, 47
Penina Shoemake, 57

In the 1860 U.S. Census for Sumner County, District No. 17, dated 07/04/1860, we find:

Hardy Coleman, 54, Male, White, day laborer
Mariah Coleman, 30, Fem, White
Nancy Coleman, 11, Fem, White
Sally Coleman, 9, Fem, White
Nancy Coleman, 1, Fem, White 
Nancy Black,Fem

In the 1870 U.S. Census of Sumner County, only one household of Colemans is indexed. On June 1, 1880, in the 14th District of Sumner County, p 216b, household 19:

Mariah Coleman 45, white female, rents house
Nancy Coleman 20, white female
Sarah Coleman 16, white female
Eliza Coleman 14, white female

In the 1880 U.S. Census of Sumner County, only one household of Colemans is indexed. On June 1, 1880, in the 14th District of Sumner County, p 216b, household 19:

Mariah Coleman 53, white female
Eliza Coleman  21, white female, daughter
J. C. Hunter   25 ? white male, son-in-law
N. V. Hunter   27 or 29 white female, daughter
Smith Loya or Toya 58 or 38 or 28 white male, border
Elvira Loya or Toya 50 or 30 white female, border

In 1900, only one household with a Coleman is indexed. In the 14th District, date June 8, 1900, page 226B, household 111:

Sallie Walsh, head, white fem b. Dec 1853, age 47
Richard Walsh, son, white, male b. Sept 1889, age 10
Ada M. Walsh, dau, white, fem, b. May 1893, age 7
Allie C. Walsh, dau, white, fem, b. Nov 1895, age 4
Mariah E. Coleman, mother, white, fem, b. May, 1820, age 80, widow

Based on clues above, it is likely the Coleman family line in Sumner County, Tennessee was as shown below, though it remains to be proven that the children shown below were actually theirs. Hardy and Aval were married in 1791, so any Coleman born within 20 years after that date and living in Sumner County is assumed to be theirs. It is apparent everyone but Hardy, son of Hardy and Aval, moved away by 1860, prior to the Civil War, and that Mariah was the only one of the Coleman's to remain in Sumner County.

(24) Hardy Coleman and wife Avey had these children:

(1303)   1.  Rebecka Coleman, b c1791
(1304)   2.  John Coleman, b c1793
(1305)   3.  Thomas Coleman, b c1794
(1306)   4.  Anna Coleman, b c1796
(1307)   5.  Downing H. Coleman, b c1798
(1308)   6.  Hardy Coleman, b. 1800
(1309)   7.  Seth Coleman, b. 1803
(1310)   8.  Pacicade Coleman, b. c1805
(1311)   9.  James Coleman, b. c1807
(1312)  10.  Jordan P. Coleman, b. c1809

(1303) Rebecka Coleman married Joseph Christopher on 11/01/1806. Thomas Cocke was recorded as bondsman.
[Sumner County Marriages on rootsweb]

No Rebecca or Joseph Christopher were found in Sumner County in the 1850 or 1860 U.S. Census, based on a search using the 1850 Census search on the www.familysearch.org web site and the 1860 U.S. Census search of HeritageQuest Online (HQO). No Joseph Christopher from Tennessee appears in the Revolutionary War records of HQO.

There is a Rebecca Christopher, 70 yrs old in 1850 U.S. Census of Greenville, SC living with Marion and Rebecca Hall. This is interesting because the name Hall appears twice in connection with this family: Patsey Hall, spouse of Downing below; and J.W. Hall official at the wedding of Jordan Coleman, below.

(1304) John Coleman married Nancy Lewis on 08/13/1818. Ansil D. Bugg was recorded as bondsman.
[Sumner County Marriages on rootsweb]

John and Nancy do not show up in the U.S. Census nor pension applications for the Revolutionary War as indexed on HQO.

(1305) Thomas Coleman married Eliza Cage on 03/13/1827. G.N. Douglas was recorded as bondsman.
[Sumner County Marriages on rootsweb]

Nothing more is known about Thomas Coleman and Eliza Cage.

(1306) Anna Coleman married Anthony Donoho on 07/01/1816. James Stratton was recorded as bondsman and Daniel Latimer, J.P. was officiating.
[Sumner County Marriages on rootsweb]

(1307) Downing H. Coleman married Patsey Hall on 03/13/1827. James Coleman was recorded as bondsman.
[Sumner County Marriages on rootsweb]

(1310) Pacicade Coleman married Anderson Busby on 02/08/1825. John Mitchell was recorded as bondsman.
[Sumner County Marriages on rootsweb]

(1311) James Coleman married Leather Shoemaker on 03/28/1832. Edward Lee was recorded as bondsman and Daniel McAuley, J.P. was officiating.
[Sumner County Marriages on rootsweb]

(1312) Jordan P. Coleman married Senith Turner on 12/25/1838. J.W. Hall was recorded as officiating.
[Sumner County Marriages on rootsweb]

Senith Frances Turner, wife of Jordan Coleman, was born 12/08/1812 in TN, the daughter of Yancy Turner and Mary Dillon. She died 01/13/1858 in TN, buried in Fagg Cemetery, Macon County, TN, where her parents also are buried. [Post #3979 dated 03/16/2001 by Virginia Winn Parker to Coleman family forum of GenForum.]


(25)Zilpha Coleman and Henry Pitt

(25) Zilpha Coleman, born c1759, married Henry Pitt

(25) Zilpha Coleman and husband Henry Pitt had these children:

(1233)  1.  Stephen Pitt,    b. c1780
(1234)  2.  John G. Pitt,    b. 12/17/1782
(1235)  3.  William Pitt,    b. c1784
(1236)  4.  Robert Pitt,     b. c1786
(1237)  5.  Joseph Pitt,     b. c1788
(1238)  6.  Catherine Pitt,  b. c1790
(1239)  7.  Susan Pitt,      b. c1792
(1240)  8.  May Pitt,        b. c1794
(1241)  9.  Elizabeth Pitt,  b. c1796
[Powell, 2008b]

Chapter 42 Descendants of Zilpha Coleman and Henry Pitt, of New Albany, Indiana. documents this branch of the family, thanks to Joyce Powell.

 

June 17, 2008, Oct. 23, 2012






 

Chapter 4:  Charles Coleman of Edgecombe County, NC

(5) Charles Coleman, Sr., son of Robert Coleman, II, is shown in Deed Book OO, p. 43, where reference is made to the fact that land adjacent to that of Charles Coleman was sold on 24 Sep 1759.  This land was North of the Tar River[Bradley, p. 3], probably located just North of present day Tarboro, NC located in Edgecombe County, near the border with Halifax County, where Deep Creek and Fishing Creek join the Tar River. 

The will of (5) Charles Coleman, Sr. was dated 12 Apr 1761, probated Jun 1761 and records two children:   [Williams, Ruth Smith, 1956]

(62)  1.  Charles Coleman, Jr., b. c1730, d. 1761,
          will dated 2 Apr 1761, probated Jun 1761,
          his dad was Executor of his will, but died the same month.

(61)  2.  Jonathan Coleman, b. c1750, orphaned upon his dad's death, Uncle Aaron
          named as his guardian in 1763 per court record abstracts.
          I wonder whether this could be the husband of Keziah Price, who
          on 01/04/1763 [Ingmire, 1960, p 14] married Jonathan Coleman.

The will of (62) Charles Coleman, Jr. records three children:

(63)  1. Aaron Coleman, b. c1755
             Aaron's will, dated 7/6/1796, probated in February, 1800,
             tells us he died in 1796, his wife's name was Harde,
             and there is no mention of any children.
             Executor is Frederick Philips.  Witnesses: Brown Edwards; William Bryant.
             [Williams, Ruth Smith, 1956]
 
             Harde Coleman left a will dated Oct. 18, 1807, probated Nov 1807, Bk D, p. 294.
             Relation listed are:
                Nancy Edwards (connection is unknown),
                Bartholomew Browne (connection unknown), and
                Patience West Dixon (connection unknown).
             Executors are Frederick Philips and Demsey Bryan.
             Witnesses are Richard S. (H?)art and Green Dixon.  
             [Williams, Ruth Smith, 1956]
(64)  2. Abigail Coleman, b. c1757
(65)  3. Patience Coleman, b. c1759
[Williams, Ruth Smith, 1956]

Birth dates are estimated, based on the date of the will of the father.

 






 

Chapter 5:  Stephen Coleman of Edgecombe County, North Carolina

Nothing is known about (6) Stephen Coleman, son of Robert Coleman, II. There has been confusion about this Stephen Coleman, his nephew who, per his will in Edgecombe County, NC, died 29 Mar 1803 and was married to Esther, and a Stephen Coleman line through Halifax Co., NC and, later, Limestone County, Alabama, per Doris Jean Elam Ragan, another Coleman researcher.

 






 

Chapter 6.  Moses Coleman of Edgecombe County, NC

(7) Moses Coleman, son of Robert Coleman, II, is mentioned in Deed Book OO, p. 125, where reference is made to 200 acres of land patented by Moses Coleman on 8 Jun 1739 and sold by Moses to James Barnes on 7 Jan 1743.  Thus Moses Coleman owned land from 1739 to 1743 just North of the Tar River [Bradley, 1995, p. 8], probably located just North of present day Tarboro, NC located in Edgecombe County, near the border with Halifax County, where Deep Creek and Fishing Creek join the Tar River. 

(7) Moses Coleman left a will dated 2 Mar 1760, probated June 1760 listing his wife Mary and 4 children:

(180)    1.  Amos Coleman,
(181)    2.  John Coleman,
(182)    3.  Moses Coleman, II,
(183)    4.  Christian Coleman,
[Williams, Ruth Smith, 1956]

(182) Moses Coleman, II left a will dated May 25, 1799 probated in Bladen County, NC.  His will shows his wife's name was Luraine. 

"Lurana" was possibly born a Faulk. [Roper(1998,1999)]

Another source states the Will abstract from Bladen County, dated 1761 gave these children:  [Campbell, Wanda S., 1962]

(181)    1.  John Coleman
(182)    2.  Moses Coleman
(183)    3.  Mary Coleman
(180)    4.  Amos Coleman
[Kathy, 1998]

This suggests possibly the daughter was named "Christian" but went by "Mary", or it may mean two Moses Colemans died one year apart in the two counties, Edgecombe and Bladen.  I am thinking it took a year before the death of the landowner, Moses Coleman of Edgecombe, reached his non-resident county court office of Bladen where he also owned land.  But this is only a guess.

Edgecombe County Deedbook 14, page 118, deed dated 4 Nov 1811, date recorded Nov. Ct. 1811, Moses Coleman grants to Redmund Curl, a tract of land beginning at a gum in a corner in William Cohoon (dec'd) line then east to a lightwood stump a corner Fredrick Proctor dec'd line then south to a pine a corner (Samuel Moor) line then west to a red oak a corner then south to a pine a corner then west to a maple in a small branch then down the various courses of said branch to beginning, containing 113 acres, signed Moses Coleman (mark), wit. E. Bullock, (?) Walls (?). FHC film 0018891, film is not well focused and hard to read. Abs. 10-28-99.

(7) Moses Coleman, I, b. c1706 (birth year is a speculative estimate based on family relationships)
It is believed he married Luraine Faulk and
that she was the mother of his children.

(182) Moses Coleman, II (Moses I, Robert II, Robert I)
     b. c1740-50 Edgecombe NC, also lived in Johnson, Bladen, and Columbus Counties of North Carolina. 
     [Roper]
     d. 1799 (will on file Bladen Co NC) [Roper]
     His will gives his wife's name as Luraine; Roper gives it as "Lourena (possibly FAULK)".
     
     Per his will dated May 25, 1799 [Campbell, Wanda S., 1962],
     their children were:

     Sons:
(184) 1.  John Coleman, b. c1760 [based on brother, Theophilus].
(185) 2.  Theophilus Coleman, b. 1761, d. 1845, m. Keziah
[Roper, 1999]
         left a will in Columbus County NC 9 July 1845 Will Book A p23. [Roper, 1999]
         Descendants given below from wills of Columbus County, NC.
(186) 3.  Amos Coleman, married Winnifred
[Roper, 1999]
(187) 4.  Phillip Coleman married Sarah Stephens
[Roper, 1999]
         Sarah was daughter of William Stephens who was granted land east of Fair Bluff in 1796.
         William Stephens was son of Barnabas and Charity Brown Stephens of Bladen County, NC.
(188) 5.  Moses Coleman, III,  b. c1765 [based on year of first marriage - 25]
         Moses married first c1790 Treasy Cohoon (mother of his children),
            Treasy was the daughter of William Cohoon, Sr. and
            his wife, Sarah.  Treasy had a brother named (85x) William Cohoon, Jr.
            John Cohoon sold land in Edgecombe County to William Cohoon, Sr.
            and was probably related to this Cohoon family as well.
         Moses married 2nd c1809 Mary Unknown, widow of
            Simon Cahoon [Roper, 1998]
            Moses III went to Kentucky [Roper, 1999]

(189) 6.  Dempsey Coleman,     b. c1778, d. 1823,
     married Keziah Faulk [Roper, 1999]
        left a will in Columbus County NC May 1823 Will Book A p48 [Roper, 1999]
(190) 7.  Henry Coleman,       b. c1780

     Daughters:
(191) 8.  Lucretia Coleman,    b. 1783, d. 1840,
 married William Hemphill
[Roper, 1999]
(192) 9.  Charity Coleman, married Elijah Worley
[Roper, 1999]
(193) 10. Polly Coleman
    Roper adds a daughter Mary, leaving out Polly, suggesting she went by
    both names at different times in her life:

    Daughters married surnames include Stephens, Faulk, Hemphill, and possibly
    Norton, Meares, Worley, and Cahoon. [Roper, 1998]
Powel, 1971 records the family of Moses Coleman of Fair Bluff, North Carolina, as one of the early families settling in the area.  He states Moses Coleman came from Edgecombe County.  He states:
(182) Moses and Luraine Coleman had these children:
(184) 1.  John Coleman,
(185) 2.  Theophilus Coleman, an Infantry private in Rev. War
(186) 3.  Amos Coleman,
(187) 4.  Phillip Coleman,
(188) 5.  Moses Coleman, Jr.,
(189) 6.  Dempsey Coleman,
(190) 7.  Henry Coleman,
(191) 8.  Lucretia Coleman,
(193) 9.  Polly Coleman,
(192) 10. Charity Coleman, b. 1797

Chapter 14 Colemans of Fair Bluff, North Carolina covers these lines further as they moved from Robeson County North Carolina to Fair Bluff, Cerro Gordo, Cherry Grove and Porter Swamp areas of Columbus County North Carolina.

 






 

Chapter 7.  Theophilus Coleman

(8) Theophilus Coleman, son of Robert Coleman, II. - (line of Mike Coleman, of Austin, TX.)
In the mid 1750s, R. Israel (or Israel R.) Florida sold land to Theophilus Coleman by deed recorded on page 488 of the Johnston/Dobbs/Lenoir Counties Grantor Index - Book 4 - 1756 - 1757. per a post by Martha Mewborn Marble, l377 Independence Ave, S.E., Washington, D. C. 20003 to the USGenWeb archives.

 






 

Chapter 8:  Samuel Coleman of Edgecombe County North Carolina and Craven County South Carolina

(9) Samuel Coleman was estimated to have been born c1702 based on his father's birth year.

Samuel and Sampson were listed as planters of Craven County, SC when they sold the land they inherited from their father in Edgecombe County, NC. 

Samuel Coleman and Sampson Coleman planters of Craven Co SC to Stephen Cobb of Dobbs Co 40 pounds proclamation, 200 acres which was a patent to William Coleman 20 Apr 1745, on the north side of Great Contenteney Creek. Wit: Cornelius Jordan, John Foulk, Micajah Cohoon. Feb Court 1769, James Hall, Clerk of the Court.
[Bradley, 1995, p. 6 records this from Deed Book C, page 176.] This suggests Samuel and Sampson Coleman were sons of William Coleman, as was recorded in Chapter 3 for (3) William Coleman.

The portion of Craven County, SC that became a part of Georgetown County SC is where they are listed in the 1790 U.S. Census. One source stated a Robert Coleman, possibly their cousin, (4) Robert Coleman, was listed in that area at that time, but he is not present in the alphabetized index of heads of households.

From the 1790 U.S. Census for the "Georgetown District, Prince George Parish", we see:

Coleman, Samuel,  2 males older than 18 years,
                  0 males less than 18 years,
                  4 free white females, and 1 slave.

Edgecombe County North Carolina Deed Book 29, p. 105, dated 17 Aug 1790, records William Hill grants 60 acres formerly belonging to his parents Stephen Hill and Nancy Gaskins to Samuel Coleman.  Witnesses - Charles Hammon, James Sanders [Marble, Martha 2001]

A Samuel Coleman is also listed in a marriage in Orange County NC of Levy Coleman to Jean Reddick dated 16 Nov. 1782.

Other references to Colemans of Orange County NC include:

   James Coleman married Nancy Ann Unknown in Orange County and
   had a son, James II born 22 October 1799 [Coleman, Linda].
   This family left Orange County NC for Tennessee about 1804 and
   appears in Knoxville, TN in 1822 when James II marries.


   Samuel Garrett married Nancy Rux.  They had eight children:
   1. Annie Garrett
   2. Sallie Garrett
   3. Judy Garrett
   4. Sookey Garrett
   5. Stephen Garrett
   6. Jimmie Garrett
   7. Betsy Rux Garrett
   8. Samuel Garrett
   The children were born around 1780 - 1785.
   Betsy Rux Garrett, was born in 1784 in Virginia, and
   died February 14, 1868, in Bushy Fork, Person County, North
   Carolina.  She married Joseph Coleman
[Holmes, Cornelia, 2000A].

Betsy Rux Garrett and Joseph Coleman had a daughter, Nancy, who married 
to James Augustus Burch in Caswell County, NC, on 02/25/1819.
[Holmes, Cornelia, 2000B].


   The following is from John Fox of Winston-Salem, NC, in a post to NCOrange-L Rootsweb list
   dated 18 Feb 1999 and with a subject of "Moon's Creek":
		+  Rebecca King
				married James E. Coleman 10/14/1866, son of James Massey. Born
				ca. 1831. (1860 Census) ; died before 3 December 1885 when James
				remarried to Susan Robertson. James was born 19 October 1842;
				died
			+  Will Coleman
					Born 25 September 1867; married Minnie Farrington.  They
					moved to Florence, South Carolina.
				-  Myrtle Coleman
				-  Jessie Coleman
			+  John Henry Coleman
					Born 24 December 1868; died 2 December 1947; married  20
					January 1871 Ella Jamica Donaldson
				-  Pansey Coleman
				-  Maude Coleman
				-  Roy "Tot" Coleman
			+  Jim Coleman
					Born 17 April 1870; died 31 May 1938; married Ola Florence.
				-  Maynard "Monk" Coleman
				-  Fairley Coleman
				-  Ralph Coleman
				-  Woodrow Coleman
				-  Stina Coleman
				-  Mary Alice Coleman
				-  Lucy Coleman
				-  John Coleman
				-  Pearl Coleman
				-  James Ira Coleman
			+  Joe Coleman
					Born 26 August 1872; died 16 August 1956; married Bell Arnold.
				-  Osia Coleman
				-  Lofton Coleman
				-  Ira Coleman
				-  Eunice Coleman
				-  Euphrazia Coleman
				-  Rebecca Coleman
				-  Jones Coleman
				-  Percy Leonard Coleman
				-  Edgar "Doc" Coleman
				-  Ruth Coleman
			+  Cassie Coleman
					.Born 20 November 1875; married Bud Allen.
				-  Opal Allen
				-  Effie Allen
				-  Annie Bell Allen
				-  Ernest  Allen
				-  Clarence Allen
				-  Jim Allen
			-  Jennie Coleman
					Died at age four.
			-  Vannie Coleman
					Married Beulah Wilkerson; moved to Clifftop, West Virginia; had
					eleven children.
                      [Fox, John, 1999]

In addition, it may be worth mentioning references to Samuel Colemans in other parts of North Carolina.
In the Craven County, NC, 1790 U.S. Census for the Newburn District, there is one
   Coleman, Samuel with
               1      free white males 16 year upwards and head of family
               0      free white males under 16 years
               2      free white   females and head of family
               0      all other free persons
               0      slaves
   Coleman, Thomas
               1      free white males 16 year upwards and head of family
               2      free white males under 16 years
               4      free white   females and head of family
               0      all other free persons
               7      slaves
   Coleman, James,
               1      free white males 16 year upwards and head of family
               2      free white males under 16 years
               2      free white   females and head of family
               0      all other free persons
               1      slaves

Two hits were found searching State Archives Search Engine for the state of South Carolina using "Samuel Coleman" OR "Coleman, Samuel" and both were found in Feasterville, Fairfield District of South Carolina. Last search date was 5 Jul 2002.

  1. From SC marriages file found in the State Archive Search Engine for the state of South Carolina,
    From File: SCM_96th.TXT, containing 4,192 Marriages from Ninety-Six and Abbeville District SC 1774-1890, we have this Samuel Coleman marriage in SC:
        K300 KIDD, Unknown     C455 COLEMAN, SAMUEL    1782 or 1882 B
  2. From the Coleman Cemetery near Feasterville, South Carolina in Fairfield County we have this tombstone inscription:
    Coleman, Samuel Stevenson
    10 Aug 1854 - 31 Jan 1936

 






 

Chapter 9:  Sampson Coleman of Edgecombe County North Carolina and Craven and Georgetown Counties South Carolina

(10) Sampson Coleman was estimated to have been born c1704 based on his father's birth year.

Samuel and Sampson were listed as planters of Craven County, SC when they sold the land they inherited from their father in Edgecombe County, NC. 

Samuel Coleman and Sampson Coleman planters of Craven Co SC to Stephen Cobb of Dobbs Co 40 pounds proclamation, 200 acres which was a patent to William Coleman 20 Apr 1745, on the north side of Great Contenteney Creek. Wit: Cornelius Jordan, John Foulk, Micajah Cohoon. Feb Court 1769, James Hall, Clerk of the Court.
[Bradley, 1995, p. 6 records this from Deed Book C, page 176.] This suggests Samuel and Sampson Coleman were sons of William Coleman, as was recorded in Chapter 3 for (3) William Coleman.

The portion of Craven County, SC that became a part of Georgetown District, SC is where they are listed in the 1790 U.S. Census, along with a Robert Coleman, possibly their cousin, (5) Robert Coleman.

From the 1790 U.S. Census for the "Georgetown District, Prince George Parish", we see:

Coleman, Sampson, 2 males older than 18 years,
                  2 males less than 18 years,
                  3 free white females, and no slaves.
Thus one could speculate that Sampson had 3 sons and 2 daughters living with him in addition to a wife at this time, though it can not be determined from the Census.

 






 

Chapter 12:  Ellen Coleman and Cornelius Jordan of Edgecombe County North Carolina

The Colemans from Nansemond County Colonial Virginia were reported in J.P. Coleman's book [Coleman, 1965] to have come to Edgecombe County NC with the Jordan's.

Cornelius Jordan, Sr., born c1710, left a will dated 04/08/1792, probated in February Court in 1794 in Edgecombe County North Carolina. (13) Ellen Coleman, also born c1710, was the daughter of (3) William (Wiley) and Jane Coleman of Edgecombe County, NC, as recorded previously in Chapter 2, Second Generation. She married Cornelius Jordan, Sr. (13) Ellen Coleman and Cornelius Jordan had these children:

(194)  1.  Cornelius Jordan, Jr.    b. c1730+-10
(195)  2.  Henry Jordan             b. c1733+-10
(196)  3.  Levi Jordan              b. c1735+-10
(197)  4.  Sarah Jordan, b. c1740 Edgecombe County, NC
(198)  5.  daughter Jordan b. c1742, who married Esham Evins

(194) Cornelius Jordan, Jr. left a will listing his children as:

(199)      1.  James Jordan,            b. c1757+-20
(200)      2.  Josiah Jordan,           b. c1759+-20
(201)      3.  Thomas Jordan,           b. c1762+-20
(202)      4.  Cornelius Jordan, III    b. c1765+-20
(203)      5.  daughter Jordan.         b. c1767+-20
[will dated 4 July 1854, Edgecombe County NC, Book G, p. 83.]

Deeds of Edgecombe County record a connection between Cornelius Jordan, Thomas Sanders, Moses and William Coleman:

     Edgecombe County (Halifax) Deed book 4, page 43, deed date 15 May 1751, 
recorded in May Court, 1751:
     Joseph Goodson, Edgecombe County, planter to Cornelius Jordan, county 
aforesaid, planter for 6 pounds, 5 shillings, VA, a tract beginning at a pine 
on the north side of the Great Swamp 80 poles. east 155 poles to a pine, south 
10 poles, east to a branch, down the branch to the Great Swamp, and up the 
swamp to the first station, containing 50 acres, it being part of a larger 
tract formerly patented to Isaac Ricks bearing date 28 Jul 1743, signed 
Joseph Goodson (mark), wit Moses Coleman, William Coleman (proved), 
Thomas Sanders, spouse of Sarah Jordan (mark).  Abstracted 2-4-06, NCA film 
C.047.40002, CTC.
[USGenWeb North Carolina State Archives, found 12/29/2008]

The 1790 U.S. Census recorded the name of the head of household
and five numbers:
      1st #      free white males 16 year upwards and head of families
      2nd #     free white males under 16 years
      3rd #      free white   females and head of families
      4th #      all other free persons
      5th #      slaves

Jordan, Thomas.................................1-5-5-0-3
Jordan, Cornelius..............................1-2-1-0-1
Jordan, Cornelius jr...........................1-4-1-0-0
Jordan, Joshua.................................3-3-4-0-4
Jordan, Joseph.................................1-1-2-0-0

The following Jordan marriages were recorded in Edgecombe County:

 189. Mares, Hiram              Jordan, Polly             12 Nov 1823    
 182. Jordan, Richard           Gay, Elizabeth             9 Mar 1826     
 177. Jordan, Henry             Williams, Milbrey         21 Jun 1828    
 214. Strickland, Isaac         Jordan, Elizabeth          6 Nov 1828     
 176. Jordan, Gray              Baley, Sally              20 Jan 1831    
 179. Jordan, James             Daniel, Tempy             29 Dec 1834    
 181. Jordan, Josiah D.         Barnes, Mary              29 Nov 1836    
 237. Williford, Blake          Jordan, Martha A.         17 Mar 1837    
 183. Jordan, Thomas            Rountree, Mary             6 Feb 1838     
 180. Jordan, Josiah            Jordan, Elizabeth         15 Sep 1840    
 175. Jordan, Etheldred         Buland, Lidia             24 Sep 1840    
 188. Long, William D.          Jordan, Kishy A.E.         1 Jun 1848     
 174. Jordan, Etheldred         Land, Mary                 5 Jan 1853     
 172. Jordan, Andrew            Mares, Mary                3 Jun 1858     
 173. Jordan, Cornelius         Smith, Nancy A.           19 Dec 1859    
 204. Ruffin, Samuel H.         Jordan, Martha A.         24 Jan 1861    
 178. Jordan, Hyman             Jones, Louisa             10 Sep 1866    

In the 1860 U.S. Census of Edgecombe County, Tarboro, we find:

M653, Roll 896, pg 209, house 294:
James and Polly Jordan, ages 43 and 47, respectively. No others in the house.
James would have been born c1817, Polly c1813.

pg 219, house 469:
Cornelius, 23; Agnes, 19; no others in house.
pg 220, house 491:
Sally, 40; Emily, 23; Ann, 19; James, 15; and Amelia 1.
pg 220, house 492:
C. H., 23; Nancy A., 18.

pg 267, house 1320:
Will B., 26; Elvira, 24; Mourning Locust, 13; Mathew Pierce, 26?.

In the 1870 U.S. Census of Edgecombe County, we find:

In M593, Roll 1136, Rocky Mt, pg 112, House 60:
Cornelius H. 33; Agnes 28; Dana E 8; Mary A 5; Charley W 2.
In Rocky Mt, pg 134, House 46:
Emily 36; Martha Ruffin 34; John H Ruffin 8; William Ruffin 5;
     Mary Ruffin 1; Anna Jordan 11; Sally Jordan 8.
In Rocky Mt, pg 111, House 46:
Sallie 59; in home of James K and Drusilla Muller, ages 44 & 49;
     and Bettie Porci 8.
In Rocky Mt, pg 112, House 66:
William B 36; Levi H Bryan 21; Charles F. Fisher 21;

And in Upper Town Creek:
James 50; in the house of Charles L La(rch?) 39 and
     Priscilla La(rch?) 24?, with their kids: William 3 and Charles 1. 
     Also present: Mahala Edwards 22?.
And in Tarboro:
Joseph C 22

In the 1880 U.S. Census for Edgecombe County, NC we find:

Rocky Mount, Series T9, Roll 962, Pg 243, House 109:
Andrew I  46
Mary      37

Rocky Mount, Series T9, Roll 962, Pg 238, House 21:
Reverdy    8, in house of Andrew Harvey 57 yrs old.

Rocky Mount, Series T9, Roll 962, Pg 238, House 22:
Emily     41
Annie     21
George Ann 19
Charles D  2

Rocky Mount, Series T9, Roll 962, Pg 238, House 24:
William B. Jordan 46, Town Constable, in a house of 
Aby Edwards 24,  with 
John H. Hunter 52

Rocky Mount, Series T9, Roll 962, Pg 270, House 12:
Henry     23
Roxana    23





One or more of Cornelius Jordan's boys had these three children:

(205)  1.  Levi Jordan       b. c1763
(206)  2.  Acy Jordan        b. c1765
(207)  3.  Thomas Jordan     b. c1767
[Watson, Joseph, 1969, p. 51]
Per Watson, p.51, the above were brothers and grandsons of Cornelius Jordan and (13) Ellen Coleman Jordan, either through (196) Levi Jordan (my guess) or one of his brothers, Cornelius or Henry.

(197) Sarah Jordan, was born c 1740 in Edgecombe County, NC and died c1816 in Edgecombe County, NC.  Sarah married Thomas Sanders. Thomas Sanders was born c1738 in Edgecombe County, NC and died April 1802 in Edgecombe County, NC.

(197) Sarah Jordan Sanders and Thomas Sanders had a son:

(204)      1.  Cornelius Sanders, b. 30 Mar 1762, NC d. 1 Mar 1854 in
      Rutherford County Tennessee.
      He married Mary Hedgepeth, b. c 1762 NC, d. between 1830 and 1840 in
      Rutherford County Tennessee.
[Houston Hodges, in post to Jordan-L Discussion List dated 07/08/96]

I also found this Jordan-L citation:

From: HOUSTON_HODGES.parti@ecunet.org
To: "Jordan Family discussion list" (JORDAN@rmgate.pop.indiana.edu)
Subject:
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 96 7:15:05 EDT
  
Cornelius JORDAN, Sr., b. abt. 1710, d. before 8 APR 1792 Edgecombe Co NC (Will
8 APR 1792; prob Feb. Ct. 1794:  grandson Joshua Jordan, Cornelius Jordan,
Henry Jordan, Levi Jordan; sons-in-law Thomas Sanders, Isham Evans)
  married to:
Ellen COLEMAN, daughter of William and Jane COLEMAN

  Sarah JORDAN,   b. c1740, Edgecombe Co NC, d. c1816, Edgecombe Co. NC
  Thomas SANDERS, b. c1738, Edgecombe Co NC, d 04/?/1802, Edgecombe Co. NC

      Cornelius SANDERS, b. 03/30/1762, d. 03/01/1854 Rutherford Co TN
      Mary HEDGEPETH, b. c1762 in NC, d. 1830-1840, Rutherford Co TN
        (she the daughter of John and Elizabeth HEDGEPETH)

Houston Hodges, 339 Missy Lane, Huntsville, AL 35802-4531
       Internet:  Primary houston_hodges@pcusa.org
                 Secondary hhodges@ro.com
                     Fax 205-882-2310

  
[1996,+F, archive file no. 309594023 of the Jordan-L@rootsweb email list]
And from 1997 archives of the Jordan-L@rootsweb email list, no. 121152089 we have this Jordan-L citation 3:
The following JORDAN marriages are in Marriage Book 'B' of Meriwether Co GA:

GROOM                   BRIDE                   DATE            PAGE

COLEMAN, JOHN R         JORDAN, POLLY           01 FEB 1847     39
MASSINGILL, GREEN       JORDAN, MARY ANN        01 JAN 1854     139
JORDAN, SAMUEL          THOMAS, SARAH C         18 SEP 1855     163
MASSINGALE, JOHN L      JORDAN, ??              07 MAY 1865     248
JORDAN, JESSE H         WILLIAMS, VIRGINIA C    19 DEC 1865     256

Mention of parentage of Elizabeth Jordan (dau. of Joshua Jordan, incl. 5 generations), the wife of Jesse Coleman was found in JORDAN-L 1998 archives:
Joshua Jordan.  His son, Thomas, traveled by wagon
train from Edgecombe Co., NC, & ended up in Washington Co., GA.

Here are his first 5 generations
Gail Ellis

Descendants of Joshua Jordan
Generation No. 1
 1.  Joshua Jordan died 1793 in Edgecombe Co., N.C..  He
married Edey Flowers
daughter of HENRY FLOWERS and NANCY ???.
    Children of Joshua Jordan and Edey Flowers are:
 2. i. Cornelius Jordan , SR., d. 1794, Edgecombe Co., N.C..
   ii. Stephen Jordan, d. November 1817; m. SALLY ???.
  iii. Henry Jordan.
   iv. Joshua Jordan.
    v. Jesse Jordan.
   vi. Edey Jordan, b. May 27, 1755; d. May 28, 1849; m. Jesse Barnes,
          1797.
  vii. Elizabeth Jordan, m. Jesse Coleman.

Generation No. 2

 2.  Cornelius Jordan , SR. (Joshua) died 1794 in Edgecombe Co.,
N.C..  He married Mary Daniel, daughter of LEMUEL DANIEL.
      Child of Cornelius Jordan and Mary Daniel is:
 3. i. Cornelius Jordan, JR., d. 1791, Edgecombe Co., N.C..

Generation No. 3

 3.  CORNELIUS3 Jordan , JR. (CORNELIUS2, JOSHUA1) died 1791 in
Edgecombe Co., N.C..  He married MARTHA C. WOODARD, daughter of ELISHA
WOODARD.
    Children of CORNELIUS Jordan and MARTHA WOODARD are:
 4. i. THOMAS E.4 Jordan, b. 1766, Edgecombe Co., N.C.; d. 1846,
Washington Co. GA.
  ii. CORNELIUS Jordan.
  iii. ASA Jordan.
  iv. LEVI Jordan.
 5. v. DAUGHTER Jordan.

Generation No. 4

 4.  THOMAS E.4 Jordan (CORNELIUS3, CORNELIUS2, JOSHUA1) was born 1766
in Edgecombe Co., N.C., and died 1846 in Washington Co. GA.  He married
CATHERINE DANIEL Abt. 1796 in Edgecombe Co., N.C..
      Children of THOMAS Jordan and CATHERINE DANIEL are:
 6. i. WILLIAM DANIEL5 Jordan, b. October 10, 1797, Washington Co. GA;
d. January 22, 1851, Washington Co. GA.
 7. ii. JAMES Jordan , SR., b. 1799; d. April 8, 1854.
 8. iii. CORNELIOUS Jordan, b. 1806; d. 1870.
 9. iv. MARY Jordan, b. August 25; d. August 28, 1866.
 10. v. EPHARIM D. Jordan, b. 1810; d. 1891.
 11. vi. THOMAS Jordan , JR., b. 1812.
 12. vii. STEPHEN AUGUSTUS Jordan, b. 1814; d. Bef. 1849, Texas.
  viii. JOHN Jordan, d. Bef. February 1849; m. 1st Mary Duggan,
  November 17, 1839; m. 2nd JANE MAYO, February 3, 1848.
 13. ix. ROBERT Jordan, d. Bef. 1849.
 14. x. ELISHA WOODARD Jordan, b. January 6, 1817; d. July 20, 1881.

 5.  DAUGHTER4 Jordan (CORNELIUS3, CORNELIUS2, JOSHUA1).  She married
URIAH AMASON.
       Children of DAUGHTER Jordan and URIAH AMASON are:
 15. i. CULLEN5 AMASON, b. Probably N.C.; d. 1700-1799.
  ii. JOSIAH AMASON, m. ??? CANTER.
  iii. ELI AMASON.
 iv. HENRY AMASON.

Generation No. 5

 6.  WILLIAM DANIEL5 Jordan (THOMAS E.4, CORNELIUS3, CORNELIUS2,
JOSHUA1) was born October 10, 1797 in Washington Co. GA, and died
January 22, 1851 in Washington Co. GA.  m. Pheriba Manning Adams
1817, daughter of HORACE ADAMS and NANCY MANNING.
       Children of WILLIAM Jordan and PHERIBA ADAMS are:
  i. ARCHIBALD M.6 Jordan, b. February 14, 1819, Washington Co. GA; d.
April 10, 1862, Washington Co. GA; m. PENELOPE ANN WATKINS, January 3,
1844, Washington Co. GA.
 ii. MARTHA A. Jordan, b. 1820; d. 1871; 
            m. first   JOHN GILMORE; 
            m. second  LEVIN C. MATHEWS.
  iii. EPHRAIM JACKSON Jordan, b. 1827; m. MARY W. POPE, April 24, 1853,
Washington Co. GA.
 iv. CATHERINE Jordan, b. Bef. 1833.
 v. PENELOPE ANN Jordan, b. October 12, 1833; m. (1) ARCHELAUS DUGGAN,
November 18, 1851; m. (2) SAFFOLD BARWICK, August 16, 1870.
  vi. STEPHEN IVEY Jordan, b. December 22, 1836; d. May 3, 1922; m. MARY
LUCINDA GILMORE, February 2, 1858.
  vii. SARAH Jordan, b. 1837; m. THOMAS JACKSON.

7.  JAMES5 Jordan , SR. (THOMAS E.4, CORNELIUS3, CORNELIUS2, JOSHUA1)
was born 1799, and died April 8, 1854.  He married (1) Mary Price
January 12, 1830.  He married (2) NANCY W. LORD November 16, 1848.
     Children of JAMES Jordan and MARY PRICE are:
  i. WILLIAM6 Jordan, b. 1831.
 ii. JAMES Jordan.
  iii. ELISHA W. Jordan, d. May 26, 1863.
  iv. MARY Jordan, b. 1830.
  v. MARTHA JANE Jordan, b. 1834.
  vi. SARAH Jordan, b. 1841.

8.  CORNELIOUS5 Jordan (THOMAS E.4, CORNELIUS3, CORNELIUS2, JOSHUA1) was
born 1806, and died 1870.  m. 1st MARTHA WARD December 23, 1823
in Putnam Co., GA.  He married 2nd HEARTY HAYNES December 12, 1843,
daughter of NATHAN HAYNES.
       Children of CORNELIOUS Jordan and MARTHA WARD are:
  i. CATHERINE E.6 Jordan, b. 1829; m. MILES TANNER, June 4, 1848.
 ii. JANE W. Jordan, b. 1831; d. 1893; m. JOHN H. MAY.
 iii. MARTHA ARENA D. Jordan, b. 1835; m. ROBERT FERRELL, January 6,
1853, Washington Co. GA.
 iv. ELMIRA Jordan, b. 1838.
 v. LUNA ANN B. Jordan, b. May 25, 1838; d. March 6, 1901; m. WILLIAM
HENRY FULGHUM, November 14, 1864, Washington Co. GA.
 vi. AMOS A. Jordan, b. January 28, 1840; m. MARCHA A. MAY, August 11,
1864.
 vii. STEPHEN THOMAS Jordan, b. 1842.

 Children of CORNELIOUS Jordan and HEARTY HAYNES are:
  viii. GEORGIA L6 Jordan, b. 1845.
 ix. NATHAN H. Jordan, b. March 19, 1846; d. October 12, 1905,
Davisboro, GA; m. NANCY HOOKS, 1881.
 x. CORNELIOUS Jordan , JR., b. 1847.
 xi. SARAH EUNICE Jordan, b. November 23, 1848; d. February 14, 1910,
Davisboro, GA; m. SOL. D. WILSON.
 xii. ARAMINDA Jordan, b. March 29, 1850; d. March 31, 1900.
 xiii. ROBERTA W. Jordan, b. June 15, 1853; m. WILLIAM NEAVE HARMAN.
 xiv. ALFRED YEOMAN HAINES Jordan, b. May 19, 1856; d. December 16,
1919, Davisboro, GA; m. NONIE A. TAYLOR.

9.  MARY5 Jordan (THOMAS E.4, CORNELIUS3, CORNELIUS2, JOSHUA1) was born
August 25, and died August 28, 1866.  She wedded LEWIS KNIGHT
January 22, 1829.
Children of MARY Jordan and LEWIS KNIGHT are:
  i. TERESA J.6 KNIGHT, b. November 7, 1829; d. March 27, 1903; m.
JOSIAH JONES, December 20, 1849.
 ii. THOMAS KNIGHT, d. infancy.
 iii. MARY ANN KNIGHT, b. December 28, 1833; d. June 8, 1902; m. DAVID
SIMEON BURNS, January 3, 1869, Washington Co. GA.
 iv. TEMPIE KNIGHT, d. infancy.
 v. JOHN KNIGHT.
 vi. SARAH KNIGHT, m. ??? ROGERS.
 vii. SYLVANUS KNIGHT.

10.  EPHARIM D.5 Jordan (THOMAS E.4, CORNELIUS3, CORNELIUS2, JOSHUA1)
was born 1810, and died 1891.  He wedded SALLY SWINT.
      Children of EPHARIM Jordan and SALLY SWINT are:
  i. THOMAS JEFFERSON6 Jordan, b. 1835.
 ii. WILLIAM Jordan, b. 1837.
 iii. MARY ANN MARSELITE Jordan, b. August 12, 1839, Washington Co. GA;
d. November 11, 1889, Cedartown, GA.; m. JOHN HARRIS PITTMAN, January 9,
1860.
 iv. SARAH EVANGELINE Jordan, b. 1840.
 v. ELEFAIR Jordan, b. 1842.
 vi. NANCY C. Jordan, b. Abt. 1844.
vii. EDMUND G. L. Jordan, b. 1846.

11.  THOMAS5 Jordan , JR. (THOMAS E.4, CORNELIUS3, CORNELIUS2, JOSHUA1)
was born 1812.  He married 1st Unknown.  He married 2nd MARY MAYO December
28, 1838.  He married 3rd ALSY ADAMS October 26, 1840 in Washington Co.
GA, daughter of HORACE ADAMS and NANCY MANNING.
     Children of THOMAS Jordan and ??? are:
  i. GIDEON LUTHER6 Jordan, b. 1835.
  ii. MARY ELIZABETH W. Jordan, b. 1830; m. 1st JOHN SPALLDING; m. 2nd
JOHN M. DUGGAN, January 18, 1849.

 Child of THOMAS Jordan and MARY MAYO is:
  iii. NANCY H.6 Jordan, b. 1840; m. JESSIE J. DUGGAN, April 24, 1858,
Washington Co. GA.

Children of THOMAS Jordan and ALSY ADAMS are:
  iv. MORDECAI6 Jordan, b. 1844.
 v. THOMAS H. Jordan, b. 1847.
 vi. SELINA Jordan, b. 1850.
 vii. WILLIAM E. Jordan, b. 1851.
 viii. MARY C. Jordan, m. ALGEROW G. C. DUGGAN, October 25, 1854,
Washington Co. GA.
 ix. JOHN Jordan.

12.  STEPHEN AUGUSTUS5 Jordan (THOMAS E.4, CORNELIUS3, CORNELIUS2,
JOSHUA1) was born 1814, and died Bef. 1849 in Texas.  He married
ELIZABETH NEWSOME December 21, 1837.
       Children of STEPHEN Jordan and ELIZABETH NEWSOME are:
  i. ALBERT6 Jordan.
  ii. ANN OLIVIA Jordan, b. Abt. 1842, MS; m. JOHN T. LOTT.

13.  ROBERT5 Jordan (THOMAS E.4, CORNELIUS3, CORNELIUS2, JOSHUA1) died
Bef. 1849.  He wedded EMILY NEWSOME.
    Children of ROBERT Jordan and EMILY NEWSOME are:
  i. MIDDLETON6 Jordan, b. 1820; m. SARAH MAY, March 6, 1845, Washington
Co. GA.
  ii. Unknown Jordan, m. BENJAMIN BELL.

 14.  ELISHA WOODARD5 Jordan (THOMAS E.4, CORNELIUS3, CORNELIUS2,
JOSHUA1) was born January 6, 1817, and died July 20, 1881.  He married
MARY MANNING GILMORE December 30, 1838 in Washington Co. GA, daughter of
JOHN GILMORE and CHLOE DUGGAN.
Children of ELISHA Jordan and MARY GILMORE are:
  i. STEPHEN GILMORE6 Jordan, b. May 11, 1846; d. May 25, 1904; m. SUSAN
FOWLER HINES, January 7, 1873.
 ii. JOHN THOMAS Jordan, b. November 9, 1839; d. March 10, 1895; m.
BETTY BROWN ARNOLD.
 iii. TEXANA Jordan, b. February 18, 1841; d. May 18, 1861; m. JOSEPH B.
SMITH, December 24, 1857.
 iv. SARAH COLUMBIA Jordan, b. December 26, 1842; d. March 5, 1869; m.
MARSHALL H. BLAND.
 v. ETHAN Jordan.

15.  CULLEN5 AMASON (DAUGHTER4 Jordan, CORNELIUS3, CORNELIUS2, JOSHUA1)
was born in Probably N.C., and died 1700-1799.  He married BETSY TAUNTON
in Georgia, daughter of HENRY TAUNTON , SR..
    Children of CULLEN AMASON and BETSY TAUNTON are:
  i. LEVI6 AMASON, m. POLLY TAYLOR.
 ii. URIAH AMASON, m. BETSY TAYLOR.
 iii. JACKSON AMASON.
 iv. KIZZIE AMASON, m. ??? MCCULLERS.
 v. BETSY AMASON, d. Washington Co. GA; m. NEWSOME TAUNTON.
 vi. SALLY AMASON, m. WILLIAM Jordan.
 vii. PENNY AMASON, m. JAMES HERRINGTON.
  viii. MARIAH AMASON, m. ??? BLOODWORTH.
 ix. BENJAMIN AMASON, d. Washington Co. GA; m. ??? HURST.

________________________
A second reference to Elizabeth Jordan (dau. of Joshua Jordan) wife of Jesse Coleman is found at: Jordan-L 1998 archives:
20)
Joseph B Jordan b Jul 11 1829  Raymond, Cumberland, Me. d Oct 6 1883
Grand Island, Hall,
Ne. m c 1834 (This marriage date must be a mistake, he would have been 5
yrs old at time of marriage)    lst Lydia M. ?   she died Jul 23 1856
m 2nd Elizabeth A. Cobb b c 1830
His father John Jordan   ?  b ME  his mother Thirza Brown ?  b ME
2nd wife's parents b  ME.

Children
Chas H b 1855 ME  (1860 Cumberland Co., ME Census)
Edward D b Apr 1859 ME m  Feb 16 1876 Delia A Van Sycle
Joseph b 1865  WI
Frank W b 1873 England
Note:
Ceme. Rec.  Lot 37 Row 3
Raymond Vitals
1880  Hall Co., NE Census
1860 Cumberland Co. NE Census

21)
Joseph Jordan b Aug 15 1870  Lincoln Ne d Dec 5 1948 Omer, Arenac Mi
(heart) m Oct 24
1892  East Tawas,  Iosco, Mi. burial  St Joseph Cem., East Tawas, Mi  m
Oct 24 1892  East Tawas, Iosco, Mi. Delia Budreau  b Apr 12 1873 d Apr
23 1921 Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Mi. (surgery)  buried St. Joseph Cem.,
East Tawas, Mi

His father Joseph Jordan  his mother Catherine Schneider
Her father William Budreau her mother Delphine Richway
Marriage witnesses   -  John Schneider and Anna Jordan
Children
Edna May          b Nov 21 1893 Mud Junction, Alcona, Mi.  d Jan 13 1964
Tawas City,
Iosco,(cancer)    Mi  burial St Joseph Cem., East Tawas, Mi.   m Oct 25
1920 East Tawas
Iosco, Mi.   Chester M. Carlton
Geertrude Marie   b Aug 23 1895 Mud Junction, Alcona, Mi.   d Jan 12
1934  Flint, Genesse, Mi. (pneumonia)   burial East Tawas Iosco   m  May
25 1914   McIvor, Iosco, Mi Lionel Henry Flintoff
Beatrice Nora      b Jun 25 1898 Twining, Arenac, Mi.  d Oct 26 1970
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Oh,(Cer. Hem.)  buried St Thomas Ontario Canada   m
May 2 1925 Flint, Genesse, Mi.   Joseph Angus Runchey
Anna Leona          b Oct 12 1901 Twining, Arenac, Mi.   m Apr 15 1925
Detroit, Wayne, Mi.
Ray Kendell
Earl Edward         b Aug 16 1903 Turner, Arenac, Mi.  m Feb 21 1933
East Tawas, Iosco, Mi. Mildred Haslip
Leo Richter          b May 22 1906 McIvor, Iosco, Mi.  d Nov 18 1982
Turner, Arenac, Mi.
(Heart attack)  m Feb 26 1938  Wayne, Mi.   Bernice Sczepanski
Lawrence Henry       b May 4 1908 McIvor, Iosco, Mi.   m Oct 26 1935
Iosco, Mi.  Naomi
Dedrich
Merlin Joseph        b Dec 29 1909  McIvor, Iosco, M.  d May 29 1960
Bay City, Bay, Mi
(stroke)  m Aug 4 1934  Omer, Arenac, Mi.  Marie L Fortune
Irene Delphine       b Feb 16 1911 McIvor, Iosco, Mi.  d  May 29
1966 Tawas City, Iosco, Mi. (cancer)  m Oct 14 1933 East Tawas Iosco,
Mi.  burial Tawas City, Iosco, Mi.  William Albert DeLosh
Ardith Catherine     b Aug 16 1912 McIvor, Iosco, Mi. m Apr 12 1930
Iosco, Mi. Harold
Anthony Parent
Meda Margaret        b Aug 19 1917 McIvor, Iosco, Mi M May 9 1942 Bay
City, Bay, Mi.
Arthur William Walker

22)
Joshoway (Joshua) Jordan b by Nov 1791  Edgecomb Co. N.C. married before 1788
Edith (Edey) Flowers  she d bet 1833-1835
Her father  Henry Flowers  her mother Nancy Unknown

Children
Cornelius - Sr   d 1794 Edgecomb, N.C. Mary Daniel
Edith  b May 27 1755 d May 28 1849  m 1797  Jesse Barnes
Jesse
Steven   d Nov 1817  m sally
Henry
Joshaway
Elizabeth  m Jesse Coleman

Notes:
Buddy Jordan Sandersville, Georgia
Joshaway Jordan's Will
Vital Records Edgecomb Co., N.C.
Census Records

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End of Jordan-D Digest V98 Issue #47
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Parentage for Sally Jordan, dau. of Henry and Polly Jordan. Sally married John Coleman. http://searches2.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ifetch2?/u1/textindices/J/Jordan+1999+7051154806+F, Jordan-L@rootsweb citation 6
Jordan Estate Abstracts [from] Edgecombe Co[unty North Carolina]

Pages 186 - 187

land, 3M A on Hominy Swamp. Gr. son: CORNELIUS Jordan, JR., land 150 A on N
side Great Swamp, 200 A granted land. HENRY, my manor Plantation with 150 A land
and 250 A of my granted land, Gr. son.- LEVI Jordan, 200 A of my granted land
joining his father's (CORNELIUS Jordan) land. Sons-in-law: THOMAS SANDERS,
ISHAM EVINS. Wit: JOSEPH BARNES, ROBERT.COLEMAN, WILLIAM WHITE.

Jordan, CORNELIUS

July 4, 1854. Aug. Ct. , 1854. Bk. G. p 83. Son & Exr: JAMES, tract whereon
he lives provided he pay his proportionate part of my debts. Son: JOSIAH,
tract adjoining son, JAMES, same proviso. Son & Exr: THOMAS, tract whereon I
live, same proviso. Son: CORNELIUS, tract where son THOMAS formerly lived,
adjoining
PATSY VASER, some proviso. All negroes to be sold, proceeds divided between
4 sons. Dau: not named, $4. Wit: WESLEY SWIFT, JESSE MORRIS.

Jordan, EDITH

Sept. 11, 1833. Nov. Ct. , 1835. Gr. sons-. JOSIAH, 4 negroes; DAVID, 3
negroes; JESSE, 2 negroes. Gt. gr. dau: SARAH DEANS dau. of BARTLEY DEANS,
Jr. and wife ELIZABETH, 2 negroes, bed & furn. , 4 chairs. Residue divided
between grandchildren. Exr: BARTLEY DEANS. Wit: WILLIAM HAYNES, JOHN GRICE.

Jordan, GRAY

July 26, 1814. Nov. Ct., 1841. Bk. Ft p 263. Son: GRAY, all my land, Black
mare, stock, household furn-iture, farming tools. Wit: JAMES RICKS, ROBERT
RICKS, JONATHAN BAILEY.

Jordan, HENRY

Oct. 7, 1836. Nov. Ct., 1837. Wife: POLLY, 100 A of land, and dwelling house
adjoining the Great Swamp, and lands of CORNELIUS, for life or widowhood, 5
ne- groes, horse, bridle, saddle, 2 cows and sow and pigs, 8 hogs, 4 ewes, 8
setting chairs, 2 tables, painted chest, 3 tables, 3 pots, 3 puter basons, 6
puter plates; case of knives and forks; linnen wheel; 2 woollen wheels;
provisions for herself and family one year. Daus: RHODA TAYLOR, 3 negroes,
painted chest without drawers; ELIZABETH STRICKLIN, 2 negroes, chest with
drawers; SALLY COLEMAN, 3 negroes and walnut table. Son & Exr: JOSIAH
Jordan, 3 negroes, I Bofat, all land, one Church Bible. Exr,. ISAAC
STRICKLIN# JOSIAH Jordan, JOHN COLEMAN. Wit: CORNELIUS Jordan, WILLIAM
HAYNES.

Jordan, JOSHAWAY

Mar. 30, 1791. Nov. Ct., 1791. Bk. 3, p 175. Wife: EBEY, my manner (manor)
plantation, life or widowhood; stock, cattle, furniture. Sons. JESSE;
STEPHEN. land in Nash County, I negro boy; negro girl, furniture, stock,
cattle, sheep, etc., HENRY, horse and saddle, sheep, furniture, gun;
JOSHAWAY, furniture, money to buy liorse saddle and 4 cows, sheep, hogs.
Daus,. EDEY, furniture, tattle; ELIZABETH Jordan, cattle, silver money to
buy furniture. Exr: THOMAS SANDERS, SEN., CHARLES COLEMAN. Wit: JOHN
HEDGEPETH,.ARTHUR HEDGEPETH, JETHRO HARRISON.

Jordan, JOSHUA

Dec. 29, 1840. Aug. Ct., 1842. Bk. F, pp 275, 76, 77. Wife. JULAN, land
lying on E side of branch this side LEWIS ELLIS, on lines of JACOB TAYLOR,
feather

bed and furn., chest, trunk, side board, kitchen furn-iture, pork corn, 2
cows and calves, 6 ewes and lambs, hogs and hat came from MARY BARNES,
horse, gig, harness, utensils, cart and wheels, bbl brandy; executor and
EDWIN BARNES to buy 2 negroes for wife. Reversion of all property to
daughter MARYAN. Exr, LARRY DEW. Wit: EDWIN BARNES, JACOB TAYLOR. Aug. Ct.,
1842. LARRY DEW, Adm., Bond $10,000 with BENJAMIN SIMMS, JOSHUA BARNES,
Securities. Nov. Ct., 1843. Jury: JEREMIAH BATTS, WILLIAM HEARN, ELIJAH
WILLIAMS, JOSEPH KNIGHT, KENNETH THIGPEN, DAVID P. SHALLINGTON, THOMAS
EVANS, JAMES C. KNIGHT, JOHN HARRELL, JACOB D. ROBBINS, DIXON RANDALL,
WILLIAM SKINNER. Jury found it to be last will and Test. of JOSHUA Jordan.

Jordan, JOSIAH (JORDIN)

Sept. 30, 1846. Feb. Ct., 1848. Bk. F, p 388. Son: WILLIAM H. Jordan, all
property. Should he die before reaching age 21 years, without heir, it shall
go to my cousin, DAVID JORDIN. Exr. DAVID JORDIN. Wit: JOHN W. FARMER, JAMES
D. BARNES.

fax: 910-739-1919

______________________________

In 1791, Charles Coleman is co-executor of the will of Joshuway Jordan, Jordan-L 1999 archives, Jordan-L@rootsweb citation 7
In Feb. Court 1794, Robert Coleman is a witness to the will of Cornelius Jordan.
Sally Jordan and John Coleman were married on 02/06/1826 per Jordan-L 1999 archives, Jordan-L@rootsweb citation 8
Jordan Marriage Records of Edgecombe Co
GROOMS:
GROOMBRIDEDATE
Jordan, AndrewMARES, Mary06/03/1858
Jordan, CorneliusSMITH, Nancy A.12/19/1859
Jordan, EtheldredLAND, Mary01/05/1853
Jordan, EtheldredBULAND, Lidia09/24/1840
Jordan, GrayBALEY, Sally01/20/1831
Jordan, HenryWILLIAMS, Milbry06/21/1828
Jordan, HymanJONES, Louisa09/10/1866
Jordan, JamesDANIEL, Tempy12/29/1834
Jordan, JosiahJordan, Elizabeth09/15/1840
Jordan, Josiah D.BARNES, Mary11/29/1836
Jordan, RichardGAY, Elizabeth03/09/1826
Jordan, ThomasROUNTREE, Mary02/06/1838

BRIDES:
Jordan, ElizabethBEELAND, James08/17/1842
Jordan, ElizabethJordan, Josiah09/15/1840
Jordan, ElizabethSTRICKLAND, Isaac11/06/1828
Jordan, Kishy A. E.LONG, William D.06/01/1848
Jordan, Martha A.RUFFIN, Samuel H.01/24/1861
Jordan, Martha A.WILLIFORD, Blake03/17/1837
Jordan, PollyMARES, Hiram11/12/1823
Jordan, SallyCOLEMAN, John02/06/1826

From Jordan-L 2000 archives, Jordan-L@rootsweb citation 9, we find this linage:

  1. Augustus O. Coleman (b. 1838) m. in 1861 to Frances P. Jordan (1844-1913).
  2. Benjamin F. Jordan, Jr. (1807-68), m. Elvira Byler (1809-66).
  3. Benjamin F. Jordan (b. 1772) m. Elizabeth Johnston in 1800.
  4. William Jordan m. in 1769 to Sarah "Sally" Wood (b. 1753).
  William Jordan (1748-1822) received pay for service as private, 1781, in
the Virginia Continental Line. He was born in Virginia; died in Triune, Tenn.

 

(29) Charles Coleman, Sr. (son of Cader, son of Robert III) was born in 1762 to Cadar Coleman and Susannah Stephenson.

        born 1762, occupation blacksmith, gunsmith,
        married before 1787, in SC, Ruth Gibson, daughter of Abraham Gibson.
        Abraham Gibson had a brother, the Reverend Jacob Gibson, Jr., who was
        the pastor of a church in Fairfield.  "Gibson's Meeting House" was the
        place built by the pastor and helpers for this church.  This location
        is mentioned in Colonel Winn's notes as he recorded the activity of the
        South Carolina militia as it fought the Torries while the Continental
        Army was away and bought time for the revolutionary army.
        Jacob Gibson, Sr. died in May 1735 in Prince Williams, VA.  His will
        records his wife's name as Jane. 
        died in 1842 in Alabama, possibly Greene County.

The 1820 Census of Fairfield County, SC records:

              Gibson, Abraham	       2 0 0 0 0 1 - O O 0 1 1
        indicating two males less than 10 years of age and one male over 45,
        1 female 26 to 45 and 1 female over 45.  If the younger were Ruth, she
        was born between 1775 and 1784.
        Charles' first wife, Ruth Gibson, died 1825 and he remarried (date unknown)
        to (208) Elizabeth (Eliza) Unknown, b. 1785.  Charles Coleman, Sr. died
        6 April 1842, in Alabama.

The will of (29) Charles Coleman, Sr. reads:

Will of Charles Coleman
South Carolina
In the Name of God Amen

I Charles Coleman, Senior, of the district of Fairfield and State aforesaid, being imperfect and weak in body, but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God for the same: Calling to mind the mortality of the body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, to wit, First of all I recommend my body to the earth, to be buried in decent Christian burial, at the discretion of my children and executors herein after mentioned - And as touching such worldly goods and estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, demise and dispose and have given, demised and disposed of the same in the following manner and form, to wit, I give, will and bequeath to (my well beloved daughter,) Harriet M. Leggo, two negro slaves, to wit, Maria and Cricy, and one horse mule (called Jack) to her the said Harriet M. Leggo for her special and, uninterrupted use and benefit during the term of her natural life, and after her death to the lawful begotten heirs of her body, to be freely and uninterruptedly used and enjoyed by her the said Harriet M. Leggo and after her by the lawful begotten heirs of her body forever.

# Item. I give, will and bequeath to (my well beloved son) James B. Coleman, three negro slaves, to wit, Violet, Mashack, and Amanda to him the said James B. Coleman, for his special, uninterrupted use and benefit, during the term of his natural life, and after his death to the lawful begotten heirs of his body, to be freely and uninterruptedly used and enjoyed by him the said James B. Coleman and after him by the lawful begotten, heirs of his body forever.

# Item. I give, will and bequeath to (my well beloved son) George B. Coleman, to wit, one horse mule (called Buck) and one tract of land, containing one hundred and ten acres, more or less, whereon he at present lives, bounded by John Ford and others, to him the said George B. Coleman for his special uninterrupted use and benefit during the term of his natural life and after his death to the lawful begotten heirs of his body, to be freely and uninterruptedly used and enjoyed by him the said George B. Coleman, and after him, by the lawful begotten heirs of his body forever.

# Item. I give, will and bequeath to (my well beloved daughter,) Malinda W. Boyd two negro slaves, to wit, Big Henry and Lena, and one mare mule (Called Gin) to her the said Malinda W. Boyd for her special and uninterrupted use and benefit during the term of her natural life, and after her death to the lawful begotten heirs of her body, to be freely and uninterruptedly used and enjoyed by her the said Malinda W. Boyd, and after her, by the lawful begotten heirs of her body forever.

# Item. I give, will and bequeath to (my well beloved son) Charles S. Coleman three negro slaves and land to wit, Dedny, Big Sinar and Little Sinar and one hundred acres of land more or less of the tract whereon I now live to be divided off as follows, beginning at the hicky [hickory?] - station in the lane (between me and Henry Jones on the side next Winnsborough) thence by a direct line by my house to the spring which we use water out of, thence down the spring branch to the creek, thence down the run of the creek to James Rosborough's line, thence along James & Hugh Rosboroughs lines to David Aikens land, thence along David Aikens line and a small part of Henry Jones' line to the hickory station aforesaid to him the said Charles S. Coleman for his special, uninterrupted use and benefit during the term of his natural life and after his death to the lawful begotten heirs of his body, to be freely and uninterruptedly enjoyed by him the said Charles S. Coleman, and after him by the lawful begotten heirs of his body forever.

# Item. I give, will and bequeath to (my well beloved son) Joseph R. Coleman three negro slaves and forty acres of land more or less to wit, Little Henry, Gelly and George and forty acres of land more or less whereon he now lives to be divided off as follows beginning at a large oak log across the creek, ten or fifteen steps above the lower corner of my new ground, thence by a direct line till it intersects John Tidwell's line (where the road leading from said Tidwell's to my house now crosses Tidwell's line) thence along said Tidwell and William Jones' lines to a small red OK [oak?] corner, thence along William Jones line and James Rosborough's lines to the Wateree creek, thence up the run of said Creek to the place of beginning, to him the said Joseph R. Coleman for his special, uninterrupted use and benefit during the term of his natural life, and after his death to the lawful begotten heirs of his body, to be freely and uninterruptedly used and enjoyed by him the said Joseph R. Coleman, and after him by the lawful begotten heirs of his body forever.

# Item. I give, will and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Judith B. Simpson two negro slaves and one mare mule, to wit, Nelson and Delila (and the mare mule called Sook) to her the said Judith B. Simpson for her special, uninterrupted use and benefit during the term of her natural life, and after her death to the lawful begotten heirs of her body, to be freely and uninterruptedly enjoyed by her the said Judith B. Simpson and after her by the lawful begotten heirs of her body forever.

# Item. I give, will and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Sarah Ann Coleman two negro slaves, one mare and one bed and bed clothing, to wit, Martha and Bill and the sorrel mare (called Caty fisher) and one bed and bed clothing to her the said Sarah Ann Coleman for her special and uninterrupted use and benefit, during the term of her natural life, and after her death to the lawful begotten heirs of her body, to be freely and u ninterruptedly used and enjoyed by her the said Sarah Ann Coleman and after her by the lawful begotten heirs of her body forever.

# Item. I give, will and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Jane B. Coleman two negro slaves, one sorrel horse and one bed and bed clothing, to wit, Sall and Ephraim (one sorrel horse called Pony) and one bed and bed clothing to her the said Jane B. Coleman for her special and uninterrupted use and benefit during the term of her natural life, and after her death to the lawful begotten heirs of her body, to be freely and uninterruptedly used and enjoyed by her the said Jane B. Coleman, and after her, by the lawful begotten heirs of her body forever.

# Item. I give, will and bequeath to my well beloved son John A. I. Coleman two negro slaves, one horse and bed and bed clothing, to wit, Lee and Adaline one dark coloured young horse (called Bill) and one bed and bed clothing to the said John A. I. Coleman for his special and uninterrupted use and benefit during the term of his natural life, and after his death to the lawful begotten heirs of his body, to be freely and uninterruptedly used and enjoyed by him the said John A. I. Coleman, and after him by the lawful begotten heirs of his body forever.

# Item. I give, will and bequeath also to my well beloved son John A. I. Coleman the following described tract of land, to wit, one hundred and thirty five acres of land more or less whereon I now live, bounded by Henry Jones and John Tidwell's lands on the west, South and East and on the North by the lands above willed and bequeathed to Charles S. Coleman and Joseph R. Coleman, to him the said John A. I. Coleman for his special and uninterrupted use and benefit during the term of his natural life and after his death to the lawful begotten heirs of his body, to be freely and uninterruptedly enjoyed and used by him the said John A. I. Coleman and after him by the lawful begotten heirs of his body forever.

# Item. It is my will that all the personal property of which I may be seized and possessed, of every description whatsoever, at the time of my death be divided equally (if it can be agreeably) between Harriet M. Leggo, James B. Coleman, Malinda W. Boyd, Charles S. Coleman, Joseph R. Coleman, Judith B. Simpson, Sarah Ann Coleman, Jane B. Coleman and John A. I. Coleman (that is such as is not other otherwise willed and bequeathed) but if the personal property and effects of which I may be seized and possessed at the time of my death (and which are not above willed and bequeathed) cannot be satisfactorily divided between the aforesaid legaties, then it is my will that the same be sold at the discretion of my executors herein after mention, and that the proceeds of said sale be equally divided between Harriet M. Leggo, James B. Coleman, George B. Coleman, Malinda W. Boyd, Charles S. Coleman, Joseph R. Coleman, Sarah Ann Coleman, Judith B. Simpson, Jane B. Coleman and John A. I. Coleman.

# Item. It is my will that the above bequest should stand and abide unalterable forever (even if tried in law or equity--) therefore it is my will and wish that should any one who may be an heir at law, attempt by bringing a case either in law or equity, to destroy this my last will and testament, that he she or they (as the case may be) be entirely, fully, and forever, barred, cut off and hindered from all interest, profit and share in my estate; and that his, her, or their interest in said estate be taken at the discretion of my executors herein after mentioned and equally divided between the remainder of the ten aforesaid legatees, who shall willingly abide by this my last will and testament.

# Item. It is my will that should any one or more of the ten within named legatees die without leaving lawful, bodily issue, that the bequest herein made, together with its future increase return to my estate and be sold at the discretion of my executors and the proceeds equally divided between the surviving legatees above named between those who may be living of the following ten, Harriet M. Leggo, James B. Coleman, George B. Coleman, Malinda W. Boyd, Charles S. Coleman, Joseph R. Coleman, Judith B. Simpson, Sarah Anne Coleman, Jane B. Coleman and John A. I. Coleman.

# Item. I do hereby constitute, make and ordain Mr. A. M. Leggo, James B. Coleman and Charles S. Coleman, executors of this my last will and testament, And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former testament, will, legacy or bequest by me made, and all other executors by me appointed; ratifying this and no other to be my last will and testament -

In witness here of I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this thirteenth day of August Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and thirty six and in the 61st year of the Independence of the United States of America.

updates were then noted:

  • page 2d in line nineteenth, (more or less) inserts before signature ------------
  • page second, in line the eighteenth (and land) inserted before signed
  • page the third (well beloved daughter) inserted before signature -------
  • page fifth, line the sixth (divided) inserted before signature ----------
  • page sixth, line the fifth (last word in the line marked out ---
  • page sixth, line thirteenth (read) living of the following ten &c.) -------

We whose names are hereunto annexed, at the request of Charles Coleman Senior the testator, at his request & in his presence, also in the presence of each other have seen him sign, seal and acknowledge the above to be his last will and testament & by his request have witnessed the same -----

Jacob Sellers					Charles Coleman     LS
Cornelius Brasswell
John Hollis
William McQuatters
James McQuatters

					Proved    (unknown)
					(unknown)
					Recorded in book 19
					Pages 67 & 68 & 69 & 70 & 71 & 72
					Recording date unknown
					Apt. 76   File 74

[Fairfield County, Will Book Volume 3, Page 85, dated August 13, 1836, recording date unknown, but estate settled in 1842, as found on Microfilm at the Clayton Genealogical Library, Houston, TX]

(29) Charles Coleman, Sr., born 1762, and wife Ruth Gibson had these children:

(209) 1.  Harriet M. Coleman, b. c1785, m. A. M. Leggo.
(210) 2.  James B. Coleman,   b. c1787, this is Dr. James Buchanan Coleman.
(211) 3.  George B. Coleman., b. c1789
(212) 4.  Malinda W. Coleman, b. c1791, 1st m. Unknown Boyd,  2nd m. John Keith
(213) 5.  Charles S. Coleman, b. 1792-3, settled in Bledsoe and later, Hamilton Counties of Tennessee.
(214) 6.  Joseph R. Coleman., b. c1794
(215) 7.  Judith B. Coleman,  b. c1796, m. William Simpson
(216) 8.  Sarah Ann Coleman,  b. c1798, m. Thomas L. Simpson
(217) 9.  Jane B. Coleman,    b. c1800, m. John K. Smith
(218) 10. John A.I. Coleman.  b. c1802

[Will and other records, recorded by Coleman, J. P., 1965, pages 374 and 5]

DAR Lineage Book, Volume 56, National No.55464 records:

(29) Charles Coleman [Sr.] served as armorer in South Carolina militia 178?-81.
born in Virginia [questionable] in 1762,
died in 1842, in Alabama.
Married Elizabeth Gibson. [aka Ruth Gibson]

(210) James Buchanan Coleman,
  married Asenath Davis, born 1815, died December 21, 1890,
  she was daughter of
     J. Thomas Davis and Esther Hines, of Longtown, Fairfield County,
     South Carolina.
(210) James Buchanan Coleman and Asenath Davis Coleman had these children:

(219)  1.  Essie "Esther" Ruth Coleman, married D. N. Durham.
(220)  2.  James W. Coleman, born December 2, 1844, died June 13, 1899,
             buried at Aimwell Presbyterian Church, near Ridgeway, South
             Carolina. Married Elizabeth Cason, born July 13, 1852, died
             September 28,1924. She is buried by him.
(221)  3.  Harriett Matilda Coleman, 
                 married Henry Allen Coleman, a
             Confederate surgeon, (who was son of Joseph Ragsdale Coleman
             and Juliana Banks (Majoribanks). Harriett Matilda Coleman
             was born October 7, 1842, died November 2, 1926. Dr. Henry
             Allen Coleman was born March 16, 1837, and died January 6,
             1908.

(222)  4.  Minnie Coleman, married James A. Kennedy.

The above Charles Coleman [Sr.] had a brother, Robert Coleman, and they lived over on the Wateree River.  Robert sold land to Charles and returned to Virginia.

(221) Harriett Matilda Coleman and Dr. Henry Allen Coleman had daughter:

(223)  1. Essie "Esther" Ida Coleman, born March 12, 1867,
     died 21 Nov 1953, who married Henry Lee Coleman.
     son of George Washington Coleman and
     Mary Elizabeth Stevenson, of Feasterville, South Carolina.
     (Henry Lee Coleman was grandson of Henry Jonathan Coleman and
     Mary Feaster).
     Essie and Henry Lee Coleman lived at Mandarin, Florida, in the
     Doctor's old home.

     Dr. Henry Allen Coleman and Harriett Matilda Coleman also had a
     son, who died as a child.

     Essie Coleman (Mrs. Henry Lee Coleman), daughter of Henry Allen
     Coleman and Harriett Matilda Coleman, writes:

     "My mother's father bought the John Roseborough place in Ridge-
     way, bringing his bride, Acsaneth Davis, to it. He built the brick
     house with the labor of his slaves, about the time the railroad was
     put through Ridgeway, giving a right-of-way between him and Colonel
     Davis, who owned the opposite hill.  Bricks were made near the
     spring, and my mother said it was a beautiful sight at night when
     they were fired."
[Coleman, J. P., 1965]

A sketch of Dr. James Buchanan's brick home is recorded in A Fairfield County Sketch Book by Bolick, published in 1963.  In it, Bolick writes of a large family the Dr. raised in that home.  She writes that the railway proximity made the brick Coleman house a point of access between local folk and the railroad such that the hospitality of the Colemans created a business focal point which grew into the town of Ridgeway.  Bolick writes that the Ridgeway Garden Club maintains the Coleman House to this day as an historic land mark.  [Bolick, 1963 ]

(214) Joseph R. Coleman is listed in the 1830 U.S. Census of Fairfield County, South Carolina: page 385, image 63 of 122 on HeritageQuest Online, Series M19, Roll 169, Page 385.

Males:
  1 0-5    younger of two sons, born 1825-1830
  1 5-10   older of two sons, born 1820-1825
  0 10-15
  0 15-20
  1 20-30  Joseph R. Coleman, born 1800-1810
Females:
  1 0-5    only daughter, born 1825-1830
  0 5-10
  0 10-15
  0 15-20
  1 20-30  Mrs. Joseph R. Coleman, born 1800-1810

In 1840 U.S. Census of Fairfield County, South Carolina, page 185, Series M704, Roll 511

J. (B/R?) Coleman is listed with:
Males:
  0 0-5
  0 5-10
  0 10-15
  1 15-20
  1 30-40  Joseph R. Coleman, born 1800-1810
Females:
  1 0-5    one daughter, born 1835-1840
  0 5-10
  0 10-15
  1 15-20  one daughter, born 1815-1820
    Mrs. Joseph R. Coleman, born 1800-1810, is missing.
The above person is listed with Geo. Coleman, born 1800-1810, and with M.A.M. Leggo, and with E. Coleman, born 1820-1825.

In 1860 U.S. Census of Winnsboro P.O., Fairfield County, South Carolina, page 61A&B, dwelling #532, M653, Roll 1219, Page 230, Image 62 of 166 on HeritageQuest Online, 2/16/2013.

J. B. Coleman       M 54  1806    Planter
A. C. Coleman       F 44  1816
Hattie ? Coleman    F 17  1843
James M. Coleman    M 15  1845    Overseer
Hesstur R. Coleman  F 12  1848
Davis A. Coleman    M 11  1849
Wyley ? Coleman     M  9  1851
Thomas H. Coleman   M  7  1853
Mary F. Coleman     F  3  1857

A Timeline of Fairfield County South Carolina deeds involving persons with the Coleman surname or other related families from 1785 to 1841 was prepared for further investigation. [Direct Index to Deeds of Fairfield County, South Carolina]

U.S. Census Information for Fairfield County, SC Colemans:
Coleman	Aber		NA	NA	Ninety-six	NA	NA	1790
Coleman	Francis		NA	NA	Ninety-six	NA	NA	1790
Coleman	George		NA	NA	Ninety-six	NA	NA	1790
Coleman	Hezekiah	NA	NA	Ninety-six	NA	NA	1790
Coleman	John		NA	NA	Ninety-six	NA	NA	1790
Coleman	Joseph		NA	NA	Ninety-six	NA	NA	1790
Coleman	Michael		NA	NA	Ninety-six	NA	NA	1790
Coleman	Robert		NA	NA	Ninety-six	NA	NA	1790
Coleman	Richard		NA	NA	Ninety-six	NA	NA	1790
Coleman	William		NA	NA	Ninety-six	NA	NA	1790
Coleman	William		NA	NA	Ninety-six	NA	NA	1790

Coleman	Allen		NA	NA	Fairfield	205	10010-10100-00	1800
Coleman	David		NA	NA	Fairfield	230	41010-00100-00	1800
Coleman	Greif		NA	NA	Fairfield	205	00100-00000-00	1800
Coleman	Jesse		NA	NA	Fairfield	235	00100-00000-00	1800
Coleman	John		NA	NA	Fairfield	231	20010-20010-00	1800
Coleman	Kador		NA	NA	Fairfield	223	10021-10300-00	1800
Coleman	Robert		NA	NA	Fairfield	211	10010-10010-00	1800
Coleman	Robert		NA	NA	Fairfield	229	20010-10100-00	1800
Coleman	Robert Sr.	NA	NA	Fairfield	208	21101-00101-00	1800
Coleman	Susannah	NA	NA	Fairfield	203	00110-02201-03	1800
Coleman	Thomas		NA	NA	Fairfield	203	10101-31301-00	1800
Coleman	Wiley		NA	NA	Fairfield	231	10110-00100-03	1800

Coleman	Allen		NA	NA	Fairfield	200	NA	1810
Coleman	Charles		NA	NA	Fairfield	185	NA	1810
Coleman	David		NA	NA	Fairfield	197	NA	1810
Coleman	Fanny		NA	NA	Fairfield	203	NA	1810
Coleman	Francis		NA	NA	Fairfield	188	NA	1810
Coleman	Jesse		NA	NA	Fairfield	201	NA	1810
Coleman	John		NA	NA	Fairfield	201	NA	1810
Coleman	John R.		NA	NA	Fairfield	201	NA	1810
Coleman	Robert		NA	NA	Fairfield	185	NA	1810
Coleman	Robert R.	NA	NA	Fairfield	201	NA	1810
Coleman	Solomon		NA	NA	Fairfield	200	NA	1810
Coleman	Solomon R.	NA	NA	Fairfield	201	NA	1810
Coleman	Stephen		NA	NA	Fairfield	201	NA	1810
Coleman	Wiley		NA	NA	Fairfield	188	NA	1810
Coleman	William		NA	NA	Fairfield	200	NA	1810

Coleman	Abner		NA	NA	Fairfield	147	000100-00100	1820
Coleman	Charles		NA	NA	Fairfield	150	120201-32201	1820
Coleman	David		NA	NA	Fairfield	147	200110-10100	1820
Coleman	David H.	NA	NA	Fairfield	151	000010-10100	1820
Coleman	David R.	NA	NA	Fairfield	150	100201-01101	1820
Coleman	Elizabeth	NA	NA	Fairfield	147	100000-01010	1820
Coleman	Fanney		NA	NA	Fairfield	150	000000-10100	1820
Coleman	Francis		NA	NA	Fairfield	150	200010-10010	1820
Coleman	Henry J.	NA	NA	Fairfield	147	100010-00100	1820
Coleman	John		NA	NA	Fairfield	147	220100-20010	1820
Coleman	John P.		NA	NA	Fairfield	150	120001-11101	1820
Coleman	Robert		NA	NA	Fairfield	150	000110-00100	1820
Coleman	Robert		NA	NA	Fairfield	148	111301-12101	1820
Coleman	Robert F.	NA	NA	Fairfield	151	100020-30100	1820
Coleman	Robert P.	NA	NA	Fairfield	150	110101-00210	1820
Coleman	Solomon P.	NA	NA	Fairfield	142	200010-32010	1820
Coleman	Wiley		NA	NA	Fairfield	147	221201-22100	1820
Coleman	Wiley F.	NA	NA	Fairfield	147	000010-20100	1820
Coleman	William		NA	NA	Fairfield	138	000011-00201	1820

Coleman	William		NA	NA	Fairfield	150	100100-20100	1820
Coleman	Charles		NA	NA	Fairfield	361	Fairfield	1830
Coleman	Charles		NA	NA	Fairfield	262	Fairfield	1830
Coleman	David R.	NA	NA	Fairfield	414	Fairfield	1830
Coleman	Eleanor		NA	NA	Fairfield	360	Fairfield	1830
Coleman	Griffin		NA	NA	Fairfield	410	Fairfield	1830
Coleman	Henry		NA	NA	Fairfield	413	Fairfield	1830
Coleman	Henry I		NA	NA	Fairfield	407	Fairfield	1830
Coleman	Hiram		NA	NA	Fairfield	413	Fairfield	1830
Coleman	John M.		NA	NA	Fairfield	367	Fairfield	1830
Coleman	Joseph R.	NA	NA	Fairfield	385	Fairfield	1830
Coleman	Robert P.	NA	NA	Fairfield	404	Fairfield	1830
Coleman	Solomon		NA	NA	Fairfield	413	Fairfield	1830
Coleman	Solomon F.	NA	NA	Fairfield	413	Fairfield	1830
Coleman	Wiley		NA	NA	Fairfield	412	Fairfield	1830
Coleman	William		NA	NA	Fairfield	410	Fairfield	1830
Coleman	William		NA	NA	Fairfield	406	Fairfield	1830
Coleman	E.		NA	NA	Fairfield	185	NA	1840
Coleman	G.d.		NA	NA	Fairfield	188	NA	1840
Coleman	G.r.		NA	NA	Fairfield	152	NA	1840
Coleman	George		NA	NA	Fairfield	185	NA	1840
Coleman	Henry		NA	NA	Fairfield	152	NA	1840
Coleman	Isaac		NA	NA	Fairfield	452	NA	1840
Coleman	J.		NA	NA	Fairfield	484	NA	1840
Coleman	J. 0.		NA	NA	Fairfield	185	NA	1840
Coleman	John M.		NA	NA	Fairfield	181	NA	1840
Coleman	Joseph		NA	NA	Fairfield	185	NA	1840
Coleman	L. R.		NA	NA	Fairfield	152	NA	1840
Coleman	R. F.		NA	NA	Fairfield	453	NA	1840
Coleman	R. J.		NA	NA	Fairfield	182	NA	1840
Coleman	Snlmon		NA	NA	Fairfield	152	NA	1840
Coleman	W.v.		NA	NA	Fairfield	153	NA	1840
Coleman	Wiley N.	NA	NA	Fairfield	152	NA	1840
Coleman	A. E.		NA	NA	Fairfield	230	NA	1850
Coleman	B.		NA	NA	Fairfield	217	NA	1850
Coleman	D. A.		NA	NA	Fairfield	240	NA	1850
Coleman	David		NA	NA	Fairfield	241	NA	1850
Coleman	David R.	NA	NA	Fairfield	240	NA	1850
Coleman	Elizabeth	NA	NA	Fairfield	241	NA	1850
Coleman	H. A.		NA	NA	Fairfield	241	NA	1850
Coleman	H. Y. J. W.	NA	NA	Fairfield	240	NA	1850
Coleman	Henry J.	NA	NA	Fairfield	242	NA	1850
Coleman	Isabella	NA	NA	Fairfield	231	NA	1850
Coleman	J. F.		NA	NA	Fairfield	242	NA	1850
Coleman	Jackson		NA	NA	Fairfield	274	NA	1850
Coleman	John		NA	NA	Fairfield	210	NA	1850
Coleman	Jonathan D.	NA	NA	Fairfield	239	NA	1850
Coleman	R. C.		NA	NA	Fairfield	242	NA	1850
Coleman	Solomon		NA	NA	Fairfield	243	NA	1850
Coleman	Wiley L.	NA	NA	Fairfield	236	NA	1850
Coleman	Chaney		NA	NA	Fairfield	272	NA	1860
Coleman	D. A.		NA	NA	Fairfield	273	NA	1860
Coleman	D. R.		NA	NA	Fairfield	273	NA	1860
Coleman	Davis A		NA	NA	Fairfield	230	NA	1860
Coleman	Dr. W. P.	NA	NA	Fairfield	263	NA	1860
Coleman	Edward		NA	NA	Fairfield	272	NA	1860
Coleman	Elizabeth	NA	NA	Fairfield	273	NA	1860
Coleman	H. A.		NA	NA	Fairfield	272	NA	1860
Coleman	H. A.		NA	NA	Fairfield	273	NA	1860
Coleman	H. F.		NA	NA	Fairfield	270	NA	1860
Coleman	H. F.		NA	NA	Fairfield	273	NA	1860
Coleman	J. A. F.	NA	NA	Fairfield	272	NA	1860
Coleman	J. B.		NA	NA	Fairfield	230	NA	1860
Coleman	J. F.		NA	NA	Fairfield	263	NA	1860
Coleman	John		NA	NA	Fairfield	272	NA	1860
Coleman	Jonathan D.	NA	NA	Fairfield	273	NA	1860
Coleman	R. W.		NA	NA	Fairfield	271	NA	1860
Coleman	Robert H.	NA	NA	Fairfield	272	NA	1860
Coleman	Sarah		NA	NA	Fairfield	272	NA	1860
Coleman	Sol		NA	NA	Fairfield	269	NA	1860
Coleman	Abraham		35	SC	Fairfield	16	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Alexander	40	SC	Fairfield	15	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Alexander	44	SC	Fairfield	18	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Alexander	45	SC	Fairfield	12	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Alfred		32	SC	Fairfield	18	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Amanda		38	SC	Fairfield	174	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Andrew		20	SC	Fairfield	28	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Ann		45	SC	Fairfield	145	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Archibald	75	SC	Fairfield	18	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Benjamin	60	SC	Fairfield	10	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Cain		61	SC	Fairfield	6	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Charles		50	SC	Fairfield	65	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Christopher C.	48	SC	Fairfield	8	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	David		9	SC	Fairfield	5	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	David R.	41	SC	Fairfield	16	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Edward		12	SC	Fairfield	144	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Elizabeth	60	SC	Fairfield	27	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Elvira		32	SC	Fairfield	28	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Frances		52	SC	Fairfield	152	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	George		25	SC	Fairfield	17	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	George W	25	SC	Fairfield	16	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Hannah		45	SC	Fairfield	139	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Henry		37	SC	Fairfield	16	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Henry V.	72	SC	Fairfield	10	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Isaac		45	SC	Fairfield	188	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	James		24	SC	Fairfield	64	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	James		27	SC	Fairfield	184	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	James		40	SC	Fairfield	128	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	James		48	SC	Fairfield	173	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	James		55	SC	Fairfield	121	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	James		24	SC	Fairfield	155	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	James B.	71	SC	Fairfield	153	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Jesse		24	SC	Fairfield	23	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	John		30	SC	Fairfield	46	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	John		35	SC	Fairfield	37	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Jonathan	50	SC	Fairfield	11	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Jonathan D	53	SC	Fairfield	27	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Joseph		60	SC	Fairfield	17	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Levi		40	SC	Fairfield	46	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Margaret	23	SC	Fairfield	153	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Maria		30	SC	Fairfield	11	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Mary		30	SC	Fairfield	22	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Mary E.		28	SC	Fairfield	163	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Mitchel		25	SC	Fairfield	28	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Moses		45	SC	Fairfield	8	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Nancy		50	SC	Fairfield	11	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Patsey		35	SC	Fairfield	46	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Pinkney		25	SC	Fairfield	73	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Primus		24	SC	Fairfield	6	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Rebecca		30	SC	Fairfield	4	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Rebecca		40	SC	Fairfield	28	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Reuben		65	SC	Fairfield	11	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Richard		22	SC	Fairfield	5	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Robert W.	47	SC	Fairfield	17	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Samuel		24	SC	Fairfield	18	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Sarah		65	SC	Fairfield	188	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Sarah		70	SC	Fairfield	7	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Sarah E.	44	SC	Fairfield	5	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Stephen		34	SC	Fairfield	115	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Willis		40	SC	Fairfield	17	Winnsboro	1870
Coleman	Wyatt H. J.	52	SC	Fairfield	8	Winnsboro	1870
And in 1880:
    In Township 1, Fairfield Co., SC:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Jacob COLEMAN   Self   S   Male   W   26   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Johnson COLEMAN   Brother   S   Male   W   24   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 Mary COLEMAN   Sister   S   Female   W   20   SC   Keeping House   SC   SC 

Township 9 of Fairfield Co., SC:
In a poor house, we find Charles D. Coleman:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Morgan HARGOOD   Self   M   Male   W   53   SC   Keepr Of Poor House   SC   SC 
 Sarah E. HARGOOD   Wife   M   Female   W   52   SC   Keeping House   SC   SC 
 William A. HARGOOD   Son   S   Male   W   20   SC   Laborer   SC   SC 
 Florence S. HARGOOD   Dau <Daughter>   S   Female   W   17   SC      SC   SC 
 Dick M. HARGOOD   Son   S   Male   W   14   SC      SC   SC 
 Ann WAGER   Other   W   Female   W   80   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Sallie BOWEN   Other   S   Female   W   65   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Martha BOWEN   Other   S   Female   W   45   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Lavenia NOOKS   Other   W   Female   W   90   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Lucy HEPPER   Other   W   Female   W   47   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Mary HARVEY   Other   S   Female   W   70   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Harriett HARVEY   Other   S   Female   W   65   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Charles D. COLEMAN   Other   S   Male   W   74   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 John HENNANT   Other   S   Male   W   38   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 John HARGOOD   Other   S   Male   W   23   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Francis BOWEN   Other   S   Male   W   50   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Adam WOOD   Other   S   Male   W   12   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 David CROCKET   Other   S   Male   B <Black>   55   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 William LAUDEDALE   Other   S   Male      48   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Anthony CATE   Other   S   Male   B <Black>   35   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Austin EDMONS   Other   S   Male   B   75   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 John BROWN   Other   S   Male   B   80   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Manirva POWELL   Other   S   Female   B   38   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Anthony POWELL   Other   S   Male   B   3   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Sarah AIKEN   Other   S   Female   B   80   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 George CRANE   Other   S   Male   B   75   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Edward FILEY   Other   S   Male   B   80   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Rezier LEITNER   Other   S   Female   B   70   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Isac BROOKS   Other   S   Male   B   5   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Elizah BROOKS   Other   S   Male   B   4   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Albert BROOKS   Other   S   Male   B   2   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 Dick MEANS   Other   S   Male   B   80   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
 William COTTON   Other   S   Male   W   5   SC   Pauper   SC   SC 
In township 13, Fairfield Co., SC:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Charles COLEMAN   Self   M   Male   W   25   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Alice M. COLEMAN   Wife   M   Female   W   22   SC   Keeping House   SC   SC 
 John M. COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   4   SC      SC   SC 
 Claudia COLEMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   1   SC      SC   SC 

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Peter COLEMAN   Self   M   Male   B   50   SC   Laborer   SC   SC 
 Martha COLEMAN   Wife   M   Female   W   35   SC   Laborer   SC   SC 

And in Township 7, Fairfield Co., SC:
 James W COLEMAN   Self   M   Male   W   35   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Lizzie COLEMAN   Wife   M   Female   W   25   SC   Kpg House   SC   SC 
 James COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   10   SC   At Home   SC   SC 
 Joe COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   8   SC      SC   SC 
 Lillian COLEMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   3   SC      SC   SC 
 Albert COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   1   SC      SC   SC 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Dexter E. BONY   Self   M   Male   W   26   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Margaret BONY   Wife   M   Female   W   30   SC   Keeping House   SC   SC 
 Authur BONY   Son   S   Male   W   4   SC      SC   SC 
 Susan BONY   Dau   S   Female   W   2   SC      SC   SC 
 Minnie COLEMAN   Other   S   Female   W   15   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Henry JEFFERAS   Self   M   Male   W   45   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Eliza JEFFERAS   Wife   M   Female   W   43   SC   Keeping House   SC   SC 
 Eliza JEFFERAS   Dau   S   Female   W   20   SC      SC   SC 
 Robert JEFFERAS   Son   S   Male   W   18   SC   Laborer   SC   SC 
 Coleman JEFFERAS   Son   S   Male   W   16   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 Benjamin JEFFERAS   Son   S   Male   W   14   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 Mattie JEFFERAS   Dau   S   Female   W   10   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 John JEFFERAS   Son   S   Male   W   8   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 Samuel JEFFERAS   Son   S   Male   W   5   SC      SC   SC 
 Savilla COLEMAN   Sister   S   Female   W   47   SC      SC   SC 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Henry COLEMAN   Self   W   Male   W   62   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Mack COLEMAN   Self   M   Male   W   25   SC   Clerk In Store   SC   SC 
 Anna I. COLEMAN   Wife   M   Female   W   24   ---   Keeping House   ---   --- 
 Robert W. COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   4   ---      ---   --- 
 Woodward T. COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   2   ---      ---   --- 
 Andrew COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   1   ---      ---   --- 
 Bunyan CROSBY   Other   M   Male   W   31   SC   Merchant   SC   SC 
 Edith KELLY   Other   S   Female   W   25   SC   Servant   SC   SC 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Elizabeth COLEMAN   Self   W   Female   W   72   SC   Keeping House   SC   VA 
 Martha MOBLY   Sister   S   Female   W   87   SC      VA   VA 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Henry COLEMAN   Self   M   Male   W   30   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Anna COLEMAN   Wife   M   Female   W   22   SC   Keeping House   SC   SC 
 David A. COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   8M   SC      SC   SC 
 Richard RHODES   Other   S   Male   B   14   SC   Servant   SC   SC 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 John F. COLEMAN   Self   M   Male   W   51   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Julia COLEMAN   Wife   M   Female   W   49   SC   Keeping House   SC   SC 
 Jennette COLEMAN   Dau <Daughter>   S   Female   W   22   SC      SC   SC 
 Henry D. COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   14   SC      SC   SC 
 Mary F COLEMAN   Dau <Daughter>   S   Female   W   11   SC      SC   SC 
 Chanise L. COLEMAN   Dau <Daughter>   S   Female   W   8   SC      SC   SC 
 Martin BEAM   Other   S   Male   W   17   SC   Laborer   SC   SC 
 Robert MCLANE   Other   S   Male   W   14   SC   Laborer   SC   SC 
 Frank COLEMAN   Nephew   S   Male   W   11   SC      SC   SC 
 Isabelle COLEMAN   Niece   S   Female   W   5   SC      SC   SC 
 Wade COLEMAN   Nephew   S   Male   W   3   SC      SC   SC 
 David STEVENSON   Other   S   Male   B   17   SC   Servant   SC   SC 
 Laura FEASTER   Other   S   Female   B   12   SC   Servant   SC   SC 
 Harriett STEVENSON   Other   W   Female   B   70   SC   Servant   SC   SC 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Nancy COLEMAN   Self   W   Female   W   59   SC   Keeping House   SC   SC 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 John R. COLEMAN   Self   S   Male   W   64   SC   Planter   SC   SC 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Ruben COLEMAN   Self   M   Male   W   70   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Lucy COLEMAN   Wife   M   Female   W   36   NC   Keeping House   NC   NC 
 Louis COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   14   SC   At School   SC   NC 
 James COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   12   SC   Laborer   SC   NC 
 Mary COLEMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   9   SC      SC   NC 
 Ida COLEMAN   Dau   D   Female   W   7   SC      SC   NC 
 Sarah COLEMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   4   SC      SC   NC 
 Daisie COLEMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   1   SC      SC   NC 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Virgil P. CLAYTON   Self   M   Male   W   30   MS   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Fannie M. CLAYTON   Wife   M   Female   W   27   SC   Keeping House   SC   SC 
 Daisie L. CLAYTON   Dau   S   Female   W   6   SC      MS   SC 
 Nancy A. COLEMAN   Mother   W   Female   W   48   SC      SC   SC 
 Sarah G. COLEMAN   Sister   S   Female   W   19   SC   At Home   SC   SC 
 Mary E. COLEMAN   Sister   S   Female   W   17   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 Roland HOWERTON   Son   S   Male   W   12   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 Henry CHAPMAN   Other   S   Male   B   18   SC   Servant   SC   SC 
 David B. BUSBY   Other   S   Male   W   32   SC   School Teacher   SC   SC 
 Albert CLAYTON   Other   S   Male   W   20   SC   Clerk In Store   SC   SC 
 Marion COLEMAN   Other   S   Female   W   16   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 Hattie H. MURDOCK   Other   S   Female   W   16   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 David R. FEASTER   Self   M   Male   W   47   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Hattie E. FEASTER   Wife   M   Female   W   33   SC   Keeping House   NC   SC 
 John R. FEASTER   Son   S   Male   W   21   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Edith C. FEASTER   Dau   S   Female   W   19   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 Mary P. FEASTER   Dau   S   Female   W   17   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 Jacob H. FEASTER   Son   S   Male   W   15   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 David R. FEASTER   Son   S   Male   W   12   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 James P. FEASTER   Son   S   Male   W   7   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 Charles M. FEASTER   Son   S   Male   W   7M   SC      SC   SC 
 Preston COLEMAN   SSon   S   Male   W   12   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 Feaster P. COLEMAN   SSon   S   Male   W   10   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 Jacob D. COLEMAN   SSon   S   Male   W   9   SC      SC   SC 
 Mary E. COLEMAN   SDau   S   Female   W   7   SC      SC   SC 
 Henry J. COLEMAN   SSon   S   Male   W   5   SC      SC   SC 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 David COLEMAN   Self   M   Male   W   52   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Lizzie M. COLEMAN   Wife   M   Female   W   35   SC   Keeping House   SC   SC 
 David R. COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   17   SC   At Home   SC   SC 
 Robert COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   15   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 Mary R. COLEMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   7   SC   At Home   SC   SC 
 William COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   4   SC      SC   SC 
 Eugenia COLEMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   2   SC      SC   SC 
 George COLEMAN   Other   W   Male   W   36   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Samuel COLEMAN   Other   S   Male   W   10   SC   At School   SC   SC 
 Lee COLEMAN   Other   S   Male   W   8   SC      SC   SC 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Samuel S. COLEMAN   Self   M   Male   W   26   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Rebecca COLEMAN   Wife   M   Female   W   25   SC   Keeping House   SC   SC 
 Kate COLEMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   3   SC      SC   SC 
 Anna COLEMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   2   SC      SC   SC 
 Preston COLEMAN   Other   S   Male   B   20   SC   Servant   SC   SC 
 Sicily CROSBY   Other   W   Female   B   45   SC   Cook   SC   SC 
 Sarah GLADDEN   Mother   W   Female   W   43   SC      SC   SC 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 John C. FEASTER   Self   M   Male   W   53   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Sarah FEASTER   Wife   M   Female   W   33   SC   Keeping House   SC   SC 
 Thomas L. FEASTER   Son   S   Male   W   1   SC      SC   SC 
 Jennette COLEMAN   Other   W   Female   W   35   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 James LEWIS   Self   S   Male   W   30   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 Mary LEWIS   Mother   W   Female   W   68   SC   Keeping House   VA   VA 
 Rebecca LEWIS   Sister   S   Female   W   40   SC   Laborer   SC   SC 
 Fannie LEWIS   Sister   S   Female   W   33   SC   Laborer   SC   SC 
 John COLEMAN   Other   S   Male   W   17   SC   Laborer   SC   SC 
And in Township 4, Fairfield Co., SC:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Sarah A. COLEMAN   Self   W   Female   W   54   SC   Keeping House   SC   SC 
 Hester C. COLEMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   28   SC      SC   SC 
 Chanie I. COLEMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   25   SC   School Teacher   SC   SC 
 David R. COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   23   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 William Yongue COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   20   SC      SC   SC 
And in Township 8, Fairfield Co., SC:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 James W COLEMAN   Self   M   Male   W   34   SC      SC   SC 
 Lizie P COLEMAN   Wife   M   Female   W   24   SC   Kpg House   SC   SC 
 Jimmie COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   9   SC      SC   SC 
 Joseph COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   8   SC      SC   SC 
 Lillian COLEMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   4   SC      SC   SC 
 Albert COLEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   1   SC      SC   SC 

Coleman's from Ridgeway, Fairfield County, SC had reportedly moved to Princeton, AR by the year 1904. A check of the Dallas County U.S. Census records from 1900 yielded these results from HeritageQuest Online:

	Surname 	Given Name 	Age 	Sex 	Race 	Birthplace 	State 	County 	Location 	Year
  		COLEMAN 	BOB	24	M	W	SC	AR	DALLAS 	PRINCETON TWP 	1900
  		COLEMAN 	DAVID	29	M	W	SC	AR	DALLAS 	FORDYCE TWP 	1900
  		COLEMAN 	FEASTER H	31	M	W	SC	AR	DALLAS 	LIBERTY TWP 	1900
  		COLEMAN 	GODFREY	22	M	W	AR	AR	DALLAS 	HOLLY SPRINGS TWP 	1900
  		COLEMAN 	NATH G	36	M	W	MO	AR	DALLAS 	FORDYCE TWP 	1900
  		COLEMAN 	PRESTON	35	M	W	SC	AR	DALLAS 	JACKSON TWP 	1900
Surname Given NameAgeSexRaceBirthplaceState CountyLocationYear
  COLEMAN BOB24MWSCARDALLAS PRINCETON TWP 1900
  COLEMAN DAVID29MWSCARDALLAS FORDYCE TWP 1900
  COLEMAN FEASTER H31MWSCARDALLAS LIBERTY TWP 1900
  COLEMAN GODFREY22MWARARDALLAS HOLLY SPRINGS TWP 1900
  COLEMAN NATH G36MWMOARDALLAS FORDYCE TWP 1900
  COLEMAN PRESTON35MWSCARDALLAS JACKSON TWP 1900

 

Oct 23, 2012






 

Chapter 14.  Colemans of Fair Bluff, Columbus County, NC

 

Recall from Chapter 6, we had the following family:

(182) Moses Coleman, II (Moses I, Robert II, Robert I)
     b. c1740 Edgecombe NC, also lived in Johnson, Bladen, and Columbus Counties of North Carolina. [Roper]
     d. 1799 (will on file Bladen Co NC) [Roper]
     His will gives his wife's name as Luraine; Roper gives it as "Lourena (possibly FAULK)".
     Per his will dated May 25, 1799 [Campbell, Wanda S., 1962],
     their children were:
(182) Moses Coleman, II had these children:
(184) 1.  John Coleman,         b. c1760 [based on brother, Theophilus].
(185) 2.  Theophilus Coleman,   b. 1761, d. 1845, m. Keziah [Roper, 1999]
(186) 3.  Amos Coleman,         b. 1771 married Winnifred Sparks per Van Camp, 2012
(187) 4.  Phillip Coleman,      b. 1770-1780 married Sarah Stephens
(188) 5.  Moses Coleman, III,   b. c1765 [based on year of first marriage - 25]
(189) 6.  Dempsey Coleman,      b. c1778, d. 1823, m. Keziah Faulk
(190) 7.  Henry Coleman,        b. c1780
(191) 8.  Lucretia Coleman,     b. 1783, d. 1840, married William Hemphill
(192) 9.  Charity Coleman,      b. 1797, married Elijah Worley
(193) 10. Mary Polly Coleman
[Roper, 1999]
[Maiden name of Winnifred Sparks Coleman provided by Van Camp, 2012]

Roper records:

Theophilus left a will in Columbus County NC 9 July 1845 Will Book A p23.
Phillip married Sarah Stephens, daughter of William Stephens who was granted 
    land east of Fair Bluff in 1796.  William Stephens was son of 
    Barnabas and Charity Brown Stephens of Bladen County, NC.
Dempsey left a will in Columbus County NC May 1823 Will Book A p48 [Roper, 1999]
[Roper, 1999]

Powel, 1971 records the family of Moses Coleman of Fair Bluff, North Carolina, as one of the early families settling in the area.  He states Moses Coleman came from Edgecombe County.  He states:
(182) Moses and Luraine Coleman had these children:

(184) 1.  John Coleman
(185) 2.  Theophilus Coleman, a Infantry private in Rev. War
(186) 3.  Amos Coleman        b. 1771 [1850 Columbus County Census]
(187) 4.  Phillip Coleman     b. between 1770 and 1780 [1830 and 1840 Columbus County Census Records]
(188) 5.  Moses Coleman, Jr.
(189) 6.  Dempsey Coleman
(190) 7.  Henry Coleman
(191) 8.  Lucretia Coleman
(193) 9.  Polly Coleman
(192) 10. Charity Coleman, b. 1797

(185) Theophilus Coleman (Moses II, Moses I, Robert II, Robert I) married Kisiah Unknown. From his pension application he appeared 02/10/1834, a resident of Columbus County, North Carolina, at the age of 72 years, the 2nd day of May 1833. He entered the service as a private for six months in the Bladen Militia, then a resident of Bladen County, NC. He was under Capt. Daniel Shipman in the fall of 1777. His father objected because he was only 16 years old, and thus not able to perform militia duty. The company rendezvoused at Elizabethtown with several other militia companies, under command of Colonel Wade, and marched under command of Gen. Ashe. He recalled Capt. Leggets and Elliots companies. They crossed the Pee Dee River at Port's Ferry and to the lower part of South Carolina to Brier Creek in Georgia, crossing the Savannah River at Augusta.

While camped between the creek and the river, the Americans were surprised and defeated in the early part of the day. He said General Ashe was advised of enemy in the immediate vicinity but took no precaution against attack. They were only able to get off one volley of fire before having to swim the river. They formed up and marched homeward, crossing the Pee Dee again at Port's Ferry. They went through Fayetteville and Cross Creek where they joined up with back country militia under command of Gen. Rutherford. He was stationed there to the end of his term of service. He received a discharge from Gen. Ashe but it had been lost or destroyed. This was common. There were more assignments and terms of service, and Theophilus volunteered to join the Bladen Light Horse Militia.

Theo then stated his birth date as 05/02/1761 and said he was born in Edgecombe County, NC, but came with his father to Columbus County before the revolution, and then to Bladen were he had resided ever since. Joel Stevens and Luke R. Simmons testify to knowing Theo and believing him to be a soldier in the revolution.

From the widow's pension application dated 04/01/1844 we get the following:

  Kisiah Coleman appeared before the justice of the peace at age 78 years.
  Theophilus Coleman was born 05/02/1761 [Page 7.jpg] in Edgecombe County, NC.  
  He lived in Columbus County for a time relocating there before the war.
  He relocated to Bladen County where he made his home.[Pension Application,
  Page 7.jpg]

  In 1786, Theophilus married Kisiah Unknown. Theo died 07/09/1843; 
  Kisiah died  8/17/1850.

  Theophilus and Kiziah Coleman had these children:
  
  1.  Martha Jernigan
  2.  Elizabeth Coleman
  3.  Ava Faulk
  4.  Aly Strickland
  5.  Sarah Jernigan
  6.  Kiziah Jernigan
  7.  Theophilus Coleman
  8.  Rhoda Coleman
  9.  Anna Coleman
  10. Moses Coleman
  11. Mary Hammonds
  
  James Hammond, administrator of Kisiah's estate, lived in Horry Dist., SC.
  Theophilus joined military service in the Fall of 1777 at age 16.

From Will Book A of Columbus County, NC [Williamson] we have the following:

(185)  Theophilus Coleman (Moses II, Moses I, Robert II, Robert I) born c1768.
      Left a will dated 25 Apr 1843 that was probated in the Feb. term of 1844.
      In his will he has listed the following children:
(224)  1.  Patty Coleman (Jernigan)   b. c1788  (based on other children's dates)
(225)  2.  Elizabeth Coleman          b. c1790  (based on other children's dates)
(226)  3.  Ava Coleman (Faulk)        b. c1791  (based on other children's dates)
(227)  4.  Aley Coleman (Strickland)  b. 1793
(228)  5.  Asa Coleman                b. 10/10/1796, d. 10/19/1834  bur. Coleman Cemetery, Cherry Grove, Columbus County, NC
           [Barfield]
(229)  6.  Sarah 'Sally' Coleman (Jernigan) b. c1810 per 1850 U.S. Census for Columbus Co., NC
(230)  7.  Keziah Coleman (Jernigan)  b. c1799  (based on other children's dates)
           [Barbara, 2000]
(231)  8.  Theophilus Coleman,        b. c1800, (based on wife's approximate birth year).
(232)  9.  Rhoda Coleman,             b. 1806 per 1860 U.S. Census for Columbus Co., NC
(233)  10. Anne Coleman               b. c1807 (based on other children's dates)
(234)  11. Moses Coleman,             b. 1808 if same as one found in 1860 U.S. Census for Columbus County, NC.
(235)  12. Mary Coleman               b. c1810 (based on other children's dates)
      Executor:  Moses Coleman (son?)
      Witnesses:  Absalom Powell and Dempsey Coleman.
[Williamson, p. 5 except where noted otherwise.]

(224) Patty Coleman married a Jernigan.

(226) Ava Coleman married a Faulk, possibly Richard.

(227) Aley Coleman was born in 1793. She married William 'Billy' Strickland. He was born in 1794 to Jacob and Charity [Worley] Strickland. William had six brothers and three sisters.
[ Post entitled "William [Billy] Strickland" dated 12/28/2006 to the Strickland message board on boards.ancestry.com Author located info on 01/31/2009]

(228) Asa Coleman is recorded by Powell, 1971 as born in 10/10/1796, son of Theophilus.  Asa Coleman built a home in the country between Fair Bluff and Cherry Grove (SE of Fair Bluff).  He married Anna Jane Enzor, daughter of Sommers Enzor.  Annie was born 8/5/1803.  Asa died at the age of 31 on 10/19/1834.  Annie followed almost forty three years later, on 7/3/1887, at the age of 83. There is more on the Enzor Family of Fair Bluff.

(228) Asa Coleman and Anna Jane Enzor Coleman had these children:

(292) 1.  Dempsey Coleman, b. 1823
(293) 2.  Henry Coleman, b. 1830, gave the lot where Fair Bluff Baptist Church
               stood in 1971. (may still be there)
(294) 3.  Carolina Matilda Coleman b. c1820-1840
(295) 4.  Sallie Malinda Coleman   b. c1820-1840

The above years of birth are based on the 1860 U.S. Census of Columbus County, North Carolina

Asa Coleman and Annie Jane Enzor, his wife, were buried in the Coleman Cemetery in Cherry Grove, Columbus County, NC. Their graves record the dates of their birth and death, as given above.  [Powell, 1971]

(292) Dempsey Coleman wife unknown had at least one child:

(1138) 1. Henry Coleman, Jr. b. c1869, Columbus Co, NC, d. Fair Bluff >1930.
[Galloway, 2006]

(1138) Henry Coleman, Jr. married first Cornia Jenkins in Columbus County, NC. He married second Mortie Unknown in 1903 in Columbus County Henry Coleman, Jr. was born ca. 1869 in Columbus County, NC and died in Fair Bluff, Columbus County, NC after 1930.
[Galloway, 2006]

(1138) Henry Coleman, Jr. and had these children:
by Cornia Jenkins

(1139) 1. Dorsey D. Coleman,      b. 1896, died young, 
(1140) 2. Henry Worth Coleman,    b. 1899, 
(1141) 3. Cornie J. Coleman,      b. 1901,

by Mortie Unknown

(1142) 4. Mary Amanda Coleman,    b. 1905, 
(1143) 5. Dempsey Coleman,        b. 11/10/1909,  d. 10/13/2002 Fair Bluff, Columbus County, NC.

[Galloway, 2006]

(292) Dempsey Coleman and (293) Henry Coleman and their wives are also buried in the Coleman Cemetery in Cherry Grove, Columbus County, NC.  [Powell, 1971]

(292) Dempsey Coleman is found in the 1860 U.S. Census of Columbus County, North Carolina:

household number 0932
(292)   Dempsey Coleman         37   1823   M    Farmer  NC
        Anna J. Coleman         62   1798   F            Sampson Cty, NC
(248)   Mary K. Coleman         22   1838   F            NC
        Wily[sic] J. Gan[o]us   16   1844   M            NC/ Co C, 18th Regt
(232)   Rhoda Coleman           54   1806   F            NC

Seven years later, (292) Dempsey Coleman is listed in the Branson Country Directory for the year 1867-1868 - Columbus County, NC.  He is shown as one of five Commissioners for the county.  He is listed among the Turpentine Distributors in the list of merchants.  He is also listed as a prominent farmer along with another, J M McGougan owning 657 acres; D Coleman owning 1,630 acres; both in Fair Bluff.  There is a business listed as Coleman (D) & Co. in Fair Bluff.  There is a Coleman & Williamson business listed in Cerro Gordo, NC.

(293) Henry Coleman became known as Henry Coleman, Sr. after his brother Dempsey named a son Henry Coleman, Jr as Coleman researcher David Galloway records:

Henry Coleman, Sr. son of Asa Coleman and Anna Enzor married Mary Lizzie Wallace in Columbus County, NC in 1883. There was no issue from this marriage. In his will he mentions nephew Henry Coleman, Jr. He was the son of Dempsey Coleman and Mary Catherine Coleman. Dempsey Coleman of course was the brother of Henry Coleman, Sr.
[Galloway, 2006]

(293) Henry Coleman, Sr is likely the same person found in the 1860 U.S. Census of Columbus County, North Carolina:

household number 0266
(293)   Henry COLEMAN           30   1830   M       Merchant NC/ Co C, 20th Regt
        Giles H. WATSON         23   1837   M       Clerk    Robeson City, NC, CO C, 20th Regt

From Jernigan Reunion #2 p. 184 (229) Sarah Coleman, daughter of the (185) Theophilus Coleman above, married Charles Jernigan. Charles Jernigan may have been a son or grandson of Jesse Jernigan who moved from Wayne County NC to Robeson County NC and then on into Horry District in SC.

We have the family of (229) Sarah Coleman, born c1810, and Charles Jernigan, born c1790, recorded in the 1850 U.S. Census showing Charles, age 60, and Sally age 40. There is a gap in the birth order of the children suggesting the older three, so close to Sally's age, may not have been Sally's. I imagine that Sally was Charles' second wife. From the 1850 U.S. Census of Columbus County, we have:

(377) 1.  Andrew Jernigan,        b. c1825
(378) 2.  David Jernigan,         b. c1828
(379) 3.  Wilson Jernigan,        b. c1830
(381) 5.  Margaret Avy Jernigan,  b. c1835
(380) 4.  Martha Jernigan,        b. c1836
(382) 6.  Willis Jernigan.        b. c1838
[Originally provided by Barbara, 2001]
[1850 U.S. Census of Columbus County, North Carolina, page 255, household #509, family #512, lines 2-9. Image 69 on familysearch.org]
This is supported by a posting from another author giving this information from the 1860 U.S. Census for Columbus County, NC:
      Charles Jernigan age 67
(373) Sarah Jernigan   age 50
(377) 1.  Andrew J. Jernigan age 35
(382) 2.  Willis Jernigan age 24
(381) 3.  Margaret Jernigan age 25
(380) 4.  Martha Tyler age 25 also listed her age in
             Raleigh Census is 20

From Jernigan Reunion #2 p. 183, (230) Kessiah Coleman, daughter of the (185) Theophilus Coleman above, married Elias Jernigan, Sr.. Elias was born c1802. They lived in Horry County, SC.

Elias Jernigan and (230) Kessiah Coleman Jernigan had these children:

(1169) 1.  Luvenia Jernigan    b. c1842 m. Tyler
(1170) 2.  Charity Jernigan    b. c1844 m. Grainger
(1171) 3.  Samuel Jernigan     b. Oct 1847 m. Elizabeth
(1172) 4.  Alva Jernigan,      b. c1849 m. Louise
(1173) 5.  Julia Ann Jernigan  b. c1853
(1174) 6.  John Q. Jernigan    b. c1855
(1175) 7.  Elia Jernigan, Jr., b. c1857

[Barbara, by way of a post by Dan Fairfax, Fairfax 2000]


(186) Amos and Winnifred Sparks Coleman had these children:

(236) 1.  Daniel Coleman,            b. 1800
(237) 2.  Bryant Coleman,            b. 1805
(238) 3.  Harris Coleman,            b. 1811
(239) 4.  Vivian Coleman,            b. c1812 [based on husband]
          married Francis Floyd,     b. 1812.

Galloway, perhaps noting the proximity to the households of these children in the 1860 U.S. Census, and other records, has suggested another child of this pair was (1144) Travis Coleman, b. 1805.

From Will Book A of Columbus County, NC [Williamson] we have the following on (186) Amos Coleman, son of (182) Moses Coleman:


(186)  Amos Coleman, Sr. (Moses II, Moses I, Robert II, Robert I)
    b 1771 [1850 Columbus Co Census].
    left a will dated 24 Aug 1855 probated 14 Feb 1860 where:
he left his son (236) Daniel 2 slaves and his son (237) Bryant 2 slaves, though after
Bryant's death, these would be divided between heirs of the other two brothers,
the other son (238) Harris is mentioned.  A daughter, (239) Vivian Floyd, wife of
Francis Floyd is mentioned.  (There is a will for Francis Floyd dated 16 Dec 1885
that lists Adeline Floyd as his wife.)
Executor of Amos Coleman, Sr's will (sons?): (236) Daniel Coleman, (238) Harris Coleman
Witnesses:  Amos' brother, (189) Dempsey Coleman;  Henry Faulk, and  Coleman Faulk.
c.s.c.:  Wm Baldwin. [Williamson, p. 15]

The question is where is Amos Coleman, Jr.? How could there be a Sr. without a Jr. listed in Sr.'s will?

From Roper, 1999, we have Amos' wife's name was Winnifred. From the 1850 Columbus County Census, we see she was 12 years younger, b. 1783 based on her age recorded in 1850 as 67.

The years of birth for the men above is based on the 1860 U.S. Census of Columbus County, North Carolina, the data for which appears later.

(236) Daniel Coleman married Sallie Nickols [Nichols, in Columbus County North Carolina?].  Sallie Nickols Coleman was the daughter of Elias Nichols and Sallie Lewis Nichols.  Daniel and Sallie Nickols Coleman had Sallie Coleman, b. 1834. [Walters, 2002]

The 1840 U.S. Census of Columbus County, North Carolina, page 57, image 13 on HeritageQuest Online, records:
Name                     <5 <10 <15 <20 <30 <40 <50 <60 <70 <80 <90 <100 >100

Daniel Coleman     males  0   2   1   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0    0    0
                 females  1   2   2   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0    0    0
His wife and he are 40, they have eight children, and there is a farm hand or 
relative living with them just younger than Daniel.                 

The 1850 U.S. Census records the family of (236) Daniel Coleman:

household number 653/657:
(236) Daniel Coleman,          49  b. c1801  M Farmer 300 NC
      Sarah (Nichols) Coleman, 51  b. c1799  F NC
(241) Tabitha Coleman,         25  b. c1825  F NC
(242) Alpha J. Coleman,        23  b. c1827  F NC
(243) Bethel V. Coleman,       22  b. c1828  M Laborer NC
(244) Elias N. Coleman,        20  b. c1830  M do. NC
(245) Amos W. Coleman,         18  b. c1832  M do. NC
(246) Sarah M. Coleman,        16  b. c1834  F NC
(247) Winnifred Coleman,       14  b. c1836  F NC
(248) Mary K. Coleman,         12  b. c1838  F NC
(249) Daniel J. Coleman,        8  b. c1842  M NC

(241) Tabitha Coleman married Unknown Godwin.

(241) Tabitha Coleman and Mr. Godwin had these children:

(250) 1.  J. A. Godwin,
(251) 2.  Sarah D. Godwin,
(252) 3.  Alpha Jane Godwin Parker,
per the will of her sister, Alpha.[Williamson, 1984, p. 36]

(242) Alpha Jane Coleman married Unknown Faulk for according to her will, dated June 16, 1899, Probated Dec 29, 1904, she was Alpha Jane Faulk and listed the following family:

[Williamson, 1984, p. 36]

(243) Bethel V. Coleman was elsewhere recorded as Burwell Vick Coleman, b. 9/11/1827 in Columbus County, NC.  (243) Burwell Vick Coleman married Elizabeth Ann Rozier 1/07/1855 in Robeson County, NC.  He died 10/3/1892 in Columbus County, NC.
[Galloway, 2006]
[birth and death dates corroborated by Bible image courtesy of Thuren, Barbara McGill, 2008]

Elizabeth was born 08/27/1826 and died 04/06/1898.
[Bible image courtesy of Thuren, Barbara McGill, 2008]

Another source gives the marriage of Burwell Vick Coleman on 1/07/1855 in Robeson County stating he married Elizabeth Ann McKolsky.  Though the spelling is slightly off, this record is supported by the names of Elizabeth's children born prior to the date of this marriage as recorded in the 1860 U.S. Census with the last name of McKlosky, namely son James McKlosky and daughter S. A. McKlosky.  Elizabeth Rozier had first married a Mr. KcKlosky, as will be documented below, thus explaining why her marriage could be recorded by two sources giving her two different last names, maiden & first husband's.

(243) Burwell Vick Coleman and wife Elizabeth Ann McKlosky had these children:

(254) 1.  John S. Coleman,        b. c1855
(253) 2.  Daniel V. Coleman,      b. 1858
(255) 3.  W. H. Coleman,
(1154) 4.  Mary E. Coleman,     b. c1862
(1155) 5.  Mannie Coleman,      b. c1864
(1156) 6.  M. Nichols Coleman,  b. 1865

[U.S. Census Records, Columbus County, NC]

Elizabeth A. Rozier first married J.A. McKlosky/McClosky/McKolsky. They had two children:

    1.  J.R. (lived in Florida)
    2.  S.A. (lived in Vidalia, Montgomery Co., GA.)
    

[D.V. Coleman Bio on USGenWeb State Archives]

B.V. Coleman and Elizabeth Rozier McKlosky Coleman had four children:

 
    1.  John S. Coleman, born Nov. 16, 1856; 
    2.  Daniel V. Coleman; 
    3.  Mary E. Coleman, wife of W.H. Page, born 08/27/1861;
    4.  Nichols R. Coleman, born 03/01/1864, and died 07/14/1888. 
    

[D.V. Coleman Bio on USGenWeb State Archives]

The family was recorded in the 1860 U.S. Census as:

household number 0979
(243)  B[urwell] V. COLEMAN           33   1827   M       Farmer  NC
       Elizabeth Coleman       34   1826   F               Robeson Cty, NC
       James R. McKLOSKY       10   1850   M               NC
       S. A. McKLOSKY           7   1853   M               NC
(254)  John S. Coleman          5   1855   M               NC
(253)  D. V. Coleman            2   1858   M               NC

1870, Page 194b:

(243)  B. V. Coleman, 47
       Elizabeth Coleman, 48
(254)  John Coleman, 15, son
(253)  Daniel Coleman, 12, son
(1155) Mann Coleman, 6, dau
(1156) Nicholis Coleman, 5, son
1880
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
(243)  B. Vick Coleman     Self    M   Male     W   51   NC   Farmer                   NC   NC
       Elizabeth Coleman   Wife    M   Female   W   52   NC   Keeping House            NC   NC
(253)  Daniel Coleman      Son         Male     W   21   NC   At School                NC   NC
(1156) M. Nichols Coleman  Son         Male     W   14   NC   Farm Work                NC   NC
(1154) Mary Coleman        Dau         Female   W   18   NC   At Home                  NC   NC

Alpha Jane Coleman Faulk listed the heirs of her brother, B. V. Coleman as

(253) 1.  D. V. Coleman,
(254) 2.  J. S. Coleman,
(255) 3.  W. H. Coleman Page,

[Williamson, 1984, p. 36]

(245) Amos W. Coleman had these children:

(256) 1.  Jeff Coleman,
(257) 2.  Gus Coleman,
(258) 3.  Lee Coleman,

as these are listed as his heirs in the will of his sister, Alpha. [Williamson, 1984, p. 36]

(246)Sarah M. (Sallie) Coleman married Thomas Mortimer Bigbee in Fair Bluff, NC on the 15 Jan 1864 and they moved to Cameron, Texas in 1872.  Thomas served in the Civil War.

Walters writes:

Apparently they met during the war since he enlisted in Texas in August 1861 and left the service in 1865.  He was in the 5th Texas Cavalry, the Milam County Grays, and Hood's Brigade.

[Civil War Pension Application for Thomas Mortimer Bigbee reported by Walters] [Civil War Widow's Pension Application for Sallie Coleman, widow of Thomas Mortimer Bigbee reported by Walters]

Thomas Mortimer Bigbee and Sallie Coleman Bigbee had these children:

(259)  1. Mary Bigbee,           b. c1864, m Looney.
(260)  2. William Daniel Bigbee, b. 1866, TX; d. unknown (probably in Tx)
(261)  3. Kathy Ann Bigbee,      b. 1866, Sumner County, Tennessee
(262)  4. India Bigbee,          b. 1869, Sumner County, Tennessee, d 1958
(263)  5. Ida Mae Bigbee,        b. 1875, Cameron, Milam County, Tx, m Hunter

(249) Daniel J. Coleman had these children:

(264) 1.  Colley Coleman,
(265) 2.  Day Coleman,
(266) 3.  Frostie Coleman,

as these are listed as his heirs in the will of his sister, Alpha. [Williamson, 1984, p. 36]

Hand drawn map of Fair Bluff, Cerro Gordo, and Cherry Grove in Columbus County North Carolina

Hand drawn map of Fair Bluff, Cerro Gordo, and Cherry Grove in Columbus County North Carolina

The locations of interest in the Moses Coleman line and collateral lines of the Nichols, Floyds, and Jernigans are shown in Columbus County, NC and in Horry County, SC in the map above. Note the Nichols-Coleman offspring formed the town of Nichols in Marion County, SC.  Floyds Crossroads and Jernigan Crossroads are shown in Horry County, SC.  Both families had men who married Coleman women from Columbus County, NC.  Others in the line settled between Fair Bluff and Cherry Grove, near Cerro Gordo, and near Porter Swamp.  For more details on the locations, see Fair Bluff Deeds Timeline.

Horry County is on the Atlantic sea coast of South Carolina and borders Columbus County North Carolina.  We shall see more Coleman descendants, below, in the area of Floyds Township in Horry County, SC (See Averette Floyd's family below).

(239) Vivian Coleman was the first wife of Francis Floyd, who was born in 1812.  Francis was related to the Floyds of Robeson County (NW of Fair Bluff).  Francis settled in present Hinson's Cross Roads (East of Fair Bluff). [Powell, 1971]

(239) Vivian Coleman and husband Francis Floyd had these children:

(267) 1.  Winney Mariah Floyd, m. Unknown Coleman
(268) 2.  William Floyd
[Blackwell, 2009]

Francis Floyd married second Adeline Bullard.  They had:

 3.  Emiline Floyd,       m. Edward Wynn Meares
             Edward son of Alfred and Eliza Nance Meares.
 4.  Dellah Floyd,        m. Val Faulk
 5.  Francis Floyd, Jr.
 6.  Page Floyd
 7.  Elisha Floyd
 8.  Elizabeth Floyd 
 9.  Isabell Floyd   
 10. Sarah Floyd
[Blackwell, 2009]

(274) Elizabeth Floyd married Augustus Hinson.
[Powell, 1971]

(275) Isabell Floyd married Calvin Meares.
[Powell, 1971]

(276) Sarah Floyd married W. K. Rogers.
[Powell, 1971]

(187) Phillip Coleman was recorded in the 1830 Columbus County North Carolina Census, page 15, line 2, below Asa Coleman. Philip is recorded as between the ages of 50 and 60 meaning a year of birth between 1770 and 1780.

Name                     <5 <10 <15 <20 <30 <40 <50 <60 <70 <80 <90 <100 >100
Philip Coleman     males  0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0    0    0   
                 females  2   1   1   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0    0    0   
In 1840, page 57 of the Columbus County North Carolina Census, his family is recorded as:
Name                     <5 <10 <15 <20 <30 <40 <50 <60 <70 <80 <90 <100 >100
Phillip Coleman    males  0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0    0    0
                 females  0   0   2   1   0   0   0   1   0   0   0    0    0

(187) Phillip Coleman and Sarah Green Stevens had:

(278)  1.  Lucy Ann Matilda Coleman, born 1814 per 1850 Census, Name provided by Biba, 2001
(277)  2.  Louise Coleman, born 1822. [Biba, 2001]
(279)  3.  Elizabeth Delight Coleman born 1823 or 24 per 1850 Census, Name provided by Rozier, 2002

(277) Louise Coleman married Averette Floyd. Averette was son of James Floyd and Edith Nichols. He was born April 29, 1822 in Horry Co. S.C., and died May 05, 1865 in Maryland during Civil War. It is said that Louise Coleman moved back to Columbus Co. after Averette's death.

(277) Louise Coleman and husband Averette Floyd had the following children:

(280)  1. Mary Elizabeth Floyd, born October 1848, Horry Co. S.C.;
          died April 27, 1929 in Columbus Co. N.C.
(281)  2. Cornelius Floyd, born 1856.
(282)  3. Ross Floyd,      born 1 Sep 1858, died 11 Aug 1934

(280) Mary Elizabeth Floyd was born October 1848 in Horry Co. S.C., and died April 27, 1929 in Columbus Co. N.C.  She married Alfred R. Noble 1868, son of Rufus Noble and Amy Hill. He was born June 1849 in Columbus Co. N.C., and died January 20, 1924 in Columbus Co. N.C.  Alfred R. Noble was buried in 1924 at the Boardman Cemetery, N.C Columbus Co.  Alfred was in Company E., 36th Regiment, Columbus Co. N.C from 1863 to 1865.  Alfred worked in a sawmill.

In a query to the Horry County, SC page of the USGenWeb project, Biba writes that Mary was born in 1850, rather than 1848, and that she was from Floyds Township in Horry County, SC.  Thus, Averette Floyd and Louise Coleman apparently raised their family in Floyds Township, Horry County, SC. [Biba, 1999]

(282) Ross Floyd is also known as Christopher Columbus Ross Floyd. The same source gives his mother's name as Aura Louisa Coleman. He married Ida Jane Coleman. Ida Jane Coleman was born 9 May 1860 and died 6 Jan 1939. They had:

(283) 1. Rossie Floyd,   b 19 Jan 1898, m. Ervin Ward,
     Rossie Floyd Ward died 20 JUL 1979.
     Ervin Ward was born 22 Apr 1895 in Nakima, Columbus County, NC, and
     died 30 Jan 1959 in Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC.

[McGee, 2002]

(278) Lucy Ann Matilda Coleman married Henry Boswell Howell.
[Biba, 2001]

The family is recorded in 1850 Census of Robeson County, Family 188, line 28, image 230 of NARA Pub M432, Roll 642. The image has page 727 written on it and the Mormon's show it as image 103 of 206. The family is recorded as:

           Name             Age  Birth Year  Birth Place
 
           Henry Howell      37     1813     North Carolina
           Lucy A. Howell    36     1814     Columbus, North Carolina
(1482)  1. Nancipus Howell   10     1840     North Carolina
(1483)  2. Ann E. Howell      8     1842     North Carolina
(1484)  3. John J. Howell     6     1844     North Carolina
(1485)  4. Amanda S. Howell   5     1845     North Carolina
(1486)  5. Henry H. Howell    2     1848     North Carolina
(1487)  6. Sarah C. Howell    0     1/1850 or 12/1849     North Carolina

(279) Elizabeth Delight Coleman married James Adam Rozier.
[Rozier, 2002]

The family is recorded in 1850 Census of Robeson County, Family 253, line 1, image 240 of NARA Pub M432, Roll 642. The image has page 737 written on it and the Mormon's show it as image 113 of 206. The family is recorded as:

           Name               Age  Birth Year  Birth Place
           James Rozier        33      1817    North Carolina
           Elizabeth D. Rozier 26      1824    North Carolina
(1488)  1. Evander Rozier       6      1844    North Carolina
(1489)  2. Ann E. Rozier        4      1846    North Carolina
(1490)  3. Robert Mck Rozier    2      1848    North Carolina

(188) Moses Coleman married first c1790 Treasy Cohoon (mother of his children).   Treasy was the daughter of William Cohoon, Sr. and his wife, Sarah. Treasy had a brother named William Cohoon, Jr. John Cohoon sold land in Edgecombe County to William Cohoon, Sr. and was probably related to this Cohoon family as well. Moses Coleman married second c1809 Mary Unknown, widow of Simon Cahoon.
> [Roper, 1998]
>

Moses Coleman, III went to Kentucky.
[Roper, 1999]

(188) Moses Coleman who married Treasy Cohoon and Mary, widow of Simon Cohoon, per Estate records for Moses in Christian Co KY indicate he had these children:

with Treasy Cohoon:

(284)  1. Charlotte Coleman, b 1797,     m Robert Gray
(285)  2. Needham Coleman,   b c1794,    m Mary Tart
(286)  3. Elizabeth Coleman, b c1791-3,  m Jonathan Cudd
(287)  4. Dolley Coleman,    b c1800,
(288)  5. Phillip Coleman,   b c1801,    m Elizabeth Gray
(289)  6. Nancy Coleman,     b c1805,    m John George
(290)  7. Polly Coleman,     b c1790/1.  m Ambrose Douthett

In an estate record associated with Moses' estate in 1822, Phillip and Nancy were still minors.
Needham Coleman named a daughter Teresa Olive after his mother. She was born in 1827.

Treasy Cahoon died between 1805 and 1808.  Moses married Mary, Simon Cahoon's widow.
Moses died in 1814. Mary married Joseph Taylor in 1824 in Trigg Co KY.

Treasy Coleman was named in her father William Cahoon's 1789 will in NC.
[Roper, 2001a and 2001b]

(231) Theophilus Coleman married Ada Jernigan. They raised a large family in Columbus County, NC.  The U.S. Census records indicate the first two pregnancies both resulted in twin; twins Keziah and Sally were born first about 1827 and twins Mary A. and Aidy C. were born next about 1830.  These four were followed by a continuous string of 10 single births.

(231) Theophilus Coleman and wife Ada Jernigan had these children:

(296) Keziah E. Coleman,            23 F,         b. c1827
(297) Sally J. (Jane) Coleman,      23 F,         b. c1827
(298) Mary A. Coleman,              20 F,         b. c1830
(299) Aidy C. Coleman,              20 F,         b. c1830
(300) Elizabeth RA Coleman,         16 F,         b. c1834
(301) Eli B. Coleman,               18 M Laborer, b. c1832, NC
(302) Alfred P. Coleman,            15 M do.      b. c1835, NC
(303) Kezia D. Coleman,             13 F,         b. c1837, NC
(304) Jackson M. Coleman,           11 M,         b. c1839, NC
(305) Lucindia Coleman,              9 F,         b. c1841, NC
(306) Asa Coleman,                   7 M,         b. c1843, NC
(307) Susannah M. Coleman,           6 F,         b. c1844, NC
(308) Elisha Coleman,                3 M,         b. c1847, NC
(309) Nathan Coleman,                2 M,         b. c1848, NC

The 1860 U.S. Census of Columbus County, North Carolina records the name of his wife as Ava.

This family is found in the 1850 and 1860 U.S. Census of Columbus County, North Carolina (year of birth was calculated):
House# 591 594 in 1850 U.S. Census:
(231) Theophilus Coleman,                         b. c1802
wife: Aidy (Ada Jernigan) Coleman,                b. c1805
(296) Keziah E. Coleman,            23 F,         b. c1827
(297) Sally J(ane?) Coleman,        23 F,         b. c1827
(298) Mary A. Coleman,              20 F,         b. c1830
(299) Aidy C. Coleman,              20 F,         b. c1830
(300) Elizabeth RA Coleman,         16 F,         b. c1834
(301) Eli B. Coleman,               18 M Laborer, b. c1832, NC
(302) Alfred P. Coleman,            15 M do.      b. c1835, NC
(303) Kezia D. Coleman,             13 F,         b. c1837, NC
(304) Jackson M. Coleman,           11 M,         b. c1839, NC
(305) Lucretia Coleman,              9 F,         b. c1841, NC
(306) Asa Coleman,                   7 M,         b. c1843, NC
(307) Susan(nah?) Coleman,           6 F,         b. c1844, NC
(308) Elisha Coleman,                3 M,         b. c1847, NC
(309) Mathew Coleman,                2 M,         b. c1848, NC

The same family appears in the 1860 U.S. Census but the ages recorded appear to be only very poor estimates and the names do not all match.

House#0931 in 1860 U.S. Census
Index     Name                   Age  Birth  Sex   Occupation Origin
(231)     Theo. COLEMAN           60   1800   M       Farmer  NC
          Ava Coleman             50   1810   F               NC
(297) 2.  Jane Coleman            23   1837   F               NC
           If this is Sally J(ane?), her age is closer to 30.
(298) 3.  Mary Coleman            20   1840   F               NC
           In 1850 U.S. Census her age was 20, her age here is closer to 30.
(310) 4.  Caroline Coleman        19   1841   F               NC
(301) 1.  Eli[as] B. Coleman      18   1832   M       Student NC/ 2nd Div, 2nd Arty?
              [18 yrs old in 1850 Census; 28 in war record]
(302) 5.  [Alfred] Pinckney Coleman 18   1842   M       Student NC/ Co C, 20th Regt
(304) 6.  Jackson [M.] Coleman    17   1843   M       Student NC/ 2nd Div, 2nd Arty
(305) 7.  Cresa Coleman           16   1844   F       Student NC
              [Age 18 in Raleigh Census]
           Is this Lucinda in 1850 U.S. Census?
(306) 8.  Asa Coleman             16   1844   M       Student NC/ 2nd Div, 2nd Arty
              [Included in Fam No 936 in Washington Census]
(307) 9.  Susan Coleman           15   1845   F       Student NC
(308) 10. Elisha Coleman          13   1847   M       Student NC
(309) 11. Nathan Coleman          12   1848   M               NC
           Is this Mathew from the 1850 U.S. Census?
      12. Colin WORLEY            21   1839   M       Laborer NC/ Co C, 20th Regt

 

(238) Harris Coleman married Rebecca Williamson. [Lawson, 2001]. 

(238) Harris Coleman and wife Rebecca Williamson had these children:

(311) 1.  Lot Caswell Coleman       b. 1834
(312) 2.  Amos R. Coleman           b. 1837
(313) 3.  Isham Q. Coleman          b. 1839
(314) 4.  Byron McQueen Coleman     b. 1841
(315) 5.  Warren Jackson Coleman    b. 1845
(316) 6.  S. Elmina Coleman         b. 1848
(317) 7.  King Agrippa Coleman      b. 1850
(318) 8.  V.A.N.D. Coleman          b. 1852
(319) 9.  Dempsey M. K. Coleman            b. 1854

The above family is recorded in the 1860 U.S. Census of Columbus County, North Carolina:

household number 0255
(238)   Harris Coleman           49   1811   M Farmer NC
        Rebecca Coleman          47   1813   F               NC
(312)   Amos R. Coleman          23   1837   M Farmer NC/ Co E, 2nd Artillery
(313)   Isham Q. Coleman         21   1839   M               NC/ Co E, 2nd Artillery
(314)   B. McQ. Coleman          19   1841   M               NC/ Co K, 20th Regt
(315)   Warren Jackson Coleman   15   1845   M               NC/ Co E, 2nd Artillery
(316)   S. E. Coleman            12   1848   M               NC
(317)   K. A. Coleman            10   1850   M               NC
(318)   V.A.N.D. Coleman          8   1852   M               NC
(319)   D.M.K. Coleman            6   1854   M               NC

Rebecca Williamson was born to Lott Williamson, son of Lewis Williamson. Rebecca was born about 1813 in Columbus County and died 1880 in Columbus County She married Harris Coleman, son of Amos and Winifred Coleman. Harris died after 1870.
[Lewis Williamson Family, a web page, viewed 05/14/2008] The children of Harris and Rebbecca Williamson Coleman were:

1. Lot Caswell Coleman
2. Amos R. Coleman was born 1837 in Columbus County and died 10/24/1862, Fort St. Philip, LA.
3. James R. Coleman
4. Isham Q. Coleman was born 1839 in Columbus County.
5. Byron McQueen Coleman
6. Warren Jackson Coleman
7. S. Elmina Coleman
8. King Agrippa Coleman was born 1850 in Columbus County.
9. V. A. D. Coleman was born 1852 in Columbus County.
10. Dempsey M. K. Coleman was born 1854 in Columbus County.

[Lewis Williamson Family, a web page, viewed 05/14/2008]

(311) Lot Caswell Coleman married Lucinda Williamson 1/18/1859 in Columbus County, NC [Galloway, 2006]  In 1880, Lot and his family lived in Tatums District of Columbus County, as did his father, Harris Coleman.

(311) Lot Caswell Coleman and wife Lucinda had these children:

(320) 1.  Ann E. Coleman           b. 1860
(321) 2.  Rebecca J. Coleman       b. 1862
(322) 3.  Ella M. Coleman          b. 1869
(323) 4.  Harris M. Coleman        b. 1874
(324) 5.  Rasberry Mcl. Coleman    b. 1876

[1860 U.S. Census of Columbus County, North Carolina and 1880 U.S. Census of Columbus County, North Carolina]

(313) Isham Q. Coleman and wife had at least one child:

(325) 1.  Daniel Quince Coleman, Sr.  b. 1890  d. 1945

[Bruley, 2004]

(315) Warren Jackson Coleman married Mary Ellenia Bardin 1/20/1870 in Columbus County, NC.
[Galloway, 2006]

A search of the LDS Ancestral File database on April 24, 2007 yielded the families of Warren Jackson Coleman and his daughter, Octavia Coleman Elvington. The LDS Ancestral File gives these dates for Warren and wife Mary:

 Warren Jackson Coleman,   b. 14 Mar 1845 NC   d.  1 Apr 1891   
 Mary Ellenia Bardin,      b. 16 Feb 1854 NC   d.  8 May 1935   
    married 20 Jan 1870 Cerro Gordo, Columbus Co., NC

(315) Warren Jackson Coleman and wife Mary Ellenia Bardin had these children:

(1157) 1.  William V. Coleman,         b.  9 Jan 1871 Cerro Gordo, Columbus Co., NC
 (330) 2.  Octavia Lucretia Coleman,   b.  1 Oct 1877 NC  d. 18 Apr 1967 Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC
 (326) 3.  Valery Eugene Coleman,      b.  6 Oct 1872 NC (son)
(1158) 4.  Lena Jackson Coleman,       b. 23 Feb 1891 NC
(1159) 5.  Mary Rebecca Coleman,       b. 25 Apr 1884 NC
(1160) 6.  Sarah May "Sally" Coleman,  b. 24 May 1880 NC
 (328) 7.  Thomas Bardin Coleman,      b. 28 Jul 1886 NC
(1161) 8.  Araminta Lafayette Coleman, b. 23 Aug 1875 NC (son)
[Ancestral File of the Latter Day Saints, found 4/24/2007 using the Family Search online, http://www.familysearch.org/]

(315) Warren Jackson Coleman left a will in Columbus County, NC dated Feb 19, 1891, probated Mar 7, 1892, wherein he gives the name of his wife as M. E. Coleman, two heirs, V. E. Coleman and T. B. Coleman, and a son, V. E. Coleman.  He gives son V. E. Coleman a tract of land northeast of Bird Cage Road. Traveling East from Fair Bluff, one comes to Cerro Gordo first, then to Bird Cage; so I surmise this tract was somewhere East of Fair Bluff.  He also leaves a tract of land on the North side of the W C & A Railroad.
Executor: T. E. Bartin (Bardin?)
Witnesses: J. B. Harrelson and C. S. Benton
From Will Book A of Columbus County, NC [Williamson, p. 28]:

(326) V. E. Coleman, left a tract of land purchased from (327) J. A. Coleman on the northeast side of Bird Cage Road.

Seeking Warren J. Coleman in the U. S. Census records:
In 1870 I found a Warren J. Coleman, age 24 wed to M. E. Coleman, age 16, in Fair Bluff.

(325) Daniel Quince Coleman, Sr. had at least one child:

(329) 1.  Daniel Quince Coleman, Jr.  b. 1909  d. 1981

[Bruley, 2004]

Powell, 1971, documents a descendant of a Harris Coleman, likely that (238) Harris Coleman above, named Octavouis Coleman.

(330) Octavouis Coleman married Mack Elvington, who came to Fair Bluff from Robeson County.  He operated the Elm Shade Hotel and a Dry Goods Business in Fair Bluff.
[Powell, 1971]

Mack and wife (330) Octavouis Coleman Elvington had these children:

(331) 1.  Brice Elvington 
(332) 2.  Leo Elvington
(333) 3.  Lucille Elvington
(334) 4.  Eva Elvington
(335) 5.  Myrtle Elvington  
(336) 6.  Valery Elvington. 

[Powell, 1971]

Another source records the family as:

 Max "D" ELVINGTON,              b. 18 Apr 1864 Lakeview Or Marrietta, Marion Co., SC   
                                 d.  6 Nov 1946 Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC 
                                 m.  3 Sep 1895 

 Octavia Lucretia COLEMAN,       b.  1 Oct 1877 NC  
                                 d.  18 Apr 1967 Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC

Sex Name                       Birth                                      Death
 M  Brice Milo ELVINGTON     b.  2 Jan 1898 Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC d. 12 Jun 1969  
 F  Eva Mildred ELVINGTON    b. 24 May 1900 Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC d. 12 Mar 1990 Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC bur. 14 Mar 1990 Wilmington Nat. Cem. Grave 6-558  
 M  Leo Giles ELVINGTON      b.  4 Jul 1905 Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC d. 12 Jun 1993 Dillon Co., Sc bur. 14 Jun 1993 SC  
 F  Mary Lucille ELVINGTON   b. 13 Mar 1908 Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC d. 16 Dec 1984 Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC 
 F  Myrtle Coleman ELVINGTON b. 11 Oct 1910 Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC d. 12 Dec 1992 Columbus Co., Nc  
 M  Valery Coleman ELVINGTON b. 24 Oct 1913 Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC d. 9 May 1992  bur. 11 May 1992  

[Ancestral File of the Latter Day Saints, found 4/24/2007 using the Family Search online, http://www.familysearch.org/]

Powell, 1971, documents the family of (236) Daniel Coleman above.

Powell states (236) Daniel Coleman married Sarah Nicholas and that (337) Bythal Ann Coleman, their daughter, married Curtis Godwin. Curtis Godwin was born to Jarred Godwin, b. 1795 and Charity. Jarred and Charity Godwin had these children:

 1.  Percy A. Godwin
 2.  Dennis Godwin
 3.  Letetia Godwin
 4.  Dellah Godwin
 5.  Emmy Godwin
 6.  Curtis Godwin.  Curtis was the spouse of (337) Bythal Ann Coleman

(189) Dempsey Coleman, was born about 1778 and died in 1823. He married Keziah Faulk, born about 1785. [Roper, 1999] and left a will in Columbus County, NC, May 1823 (dated/probated?) Will Book A p48 [Roper, 1999]

From Will Book A of Columbus County, NC [Williamson, 1984] we have the following on (189) Dempsey Coleman:

(189) Dempsey Coleman (Moses II, Moses I) left a will dated 5 Mar 1823 probated May 1823 where he gives his wife's name as Kissiah and lists children, a son, five daughters, and a second son as:

(189) Dempsey Coleman (Moses II, Moses I) had these children:
(338) 1.  Arick Coleman,   b. 1801 per 1850 & 1860 US Census, Smith Co, MS
 - land bought from Resto Powell, lieing on Thomas Amys (Amos?) Mill Branch.
(339) 2.  Mary Coleman,    b. c1805+/-3 NC
(340) 3.  Zilpha Coleman,  b. 1809 NC
(341) 4.  Cally Coleman,   b. c1813
(342) 5.  Charity Coleman, b. 10/08/1820 NC 
(343) 6.  Creasy (Lucretia) Coleman  b. 12/10/1816 NC, 
                          d. 05/11/1905 in MS, bur Leaf River Cem, Smith Co., MS
(344) 7.  Levi R. Coleman b. 1822 per 1850 U.S. Census, Smith Co., MS
Executor:  Phillip Coleman and Levi Stephens
Executrix:  (S189) Kissiah Coleman, wife.
Witnesses:  Archibald McKay and Daniel Coleman
c.s.c:  Charles Baldwin 
[Will was recorded in: Williamson, p. 11]
[Zilpha's year of birth was recorded by Patricia Pagan on http://www.genealogy.com/users/p/a/g/Patricia-Pagan/FILE/0001text.txt] [Dates above, unless noted otherwise, per the Family Search service online, an entry by George Thomas Gowan, of Allen, TX 75002 found on 07/04/2010]

 

There is a Dempsey Coleman recorded in the 1800 U.S. Census for Bladen County, NC. He is listed as being age 16-26 with one female aged 16-26, giving a range of birth years of 1774-1784 for both.
[Series: M32 Roll: 31 Page: 14]
Individuals with familiar surnames on the same Census page are Coleman Nichols, Samuel Pope, Richard Faulk, Whitmil Jornigan(Jernigan), Pearce(Pierce) Godwin, Stephen Godwin.

There is a Dempsey Coleman recorded in the 1820 U.S. Census for Columbus County, NC.
000110-32010-01
He is listed as being age 26-45 with one male age 16-26, three females <10, 2 femals 10-16, and 1 aged 26-45.
[Series: M33 Roll: 84 Page: 53]
Individuals with familiar surnames on the same Census page are Amos Coleman, Eli Nichols, Henry Coleman, Ephraim Nichols, John Green, Moses Green, Everit Nichols, Jesse Godwin, Absolom Powell, Samuel Green, Margaret Floyd, Elizabeth Baldwin
And on the prior page: Willis Jernigan, Archabald Hammons, Theophilus Coleman John Coleman, Addam Jordan, Caleb Green, Noell McColskey, Stephen Godwin, Moses Lamb

In the 1840 U.S. Census of Smith County, MS, page 228 we have:
Stephen Jernigan Levi Coleman 1 male 20-30, a female 20-30, and another female 50-60
Arick Coleman 1 male 30-40.

[Series: M704 Roll: 217 Page: 228]

In the 1850 U.S. Census of Smith County, MS, page 228 we have:
On page 345, In House 267 headed by John Wood, we have
James Coleman, 60 yrs old, b. South Carolina
On page 346, In House 282:

Thomas Coleman  30
Martha          24
Sullivan         4
Cornelia         1

1850 U.S. Census of Smith County, MS On page 353, In House 384:

Richard Crosser(sp?)  32 
Margaret              30
Darius(sp?)            8
Richard                5
Mary                   3
Matisella            3/12
James Coleman         12

page 361 House 499

Levi Coleman   28  Male   Farmer b. NC
Keziah Coleman 65 Female         b. NC
page 361 House 500
Arick Coleman   49  Male  Farmer b. NC

1860 U.S. Census of Smith County, MS page 302 House

Arick Coleman   59  Male 
Kasiah Coleman  80 Female

1870 U.S. Census of Smith County, MS

No Arick or Erick found.
Zilpha Yelverton, 66, b. c1804, in the household of Francis R. and Amanda Hancock.
Series: M593  Roll: 749  Page: 395  House: 31

(340) Zilpha Coleman (Dempsey, Moses II, Moses I) born in 1809 in Fair Bluff, Columbus County, NC married Alfred Yelverton, of same.
[Yelverton, 2009]

(340) Zilpha Coleman and husband Alfred Yelverton had these children:

(1394) 1.  Frank Yelverton,         b. c1824      
(1395) 2.  William Rufus Yelverton, b. 4/?/1826, Fair Bluff, NC; d. May 5, 1865, Camp Douglas, Chicago, Cook Co., IL of starvation. 
(1396) 3.  James Berry Yelverton,   b. 05/06/ from 1828 to 1832, Fair Bluff, NC; d. 01/13/1913 Smith Co., MS
(1397) 4.  John Yelverton,          b. 1836, Sylvarena, Smith Co., MS
(1398) 5.  Amanda Jane Yelverton,   b. 1837, Sylvarena, Smith Co., MS
[Pagan]
Brendan Flynn, M.D. published an Ahnentaffel of this family above with more detail [Flynn, 2007]
Descendants of John Beck, b.1755 d.1818 by Josiah Beck on Family Tree Maker website. [Beck, 2009]

The 1910 U.S. Census of Taylorville, Smith County, MS lists James B. Yelverton, father, 80 yrs old, giving a birth year of 1830.

Alfred Yelverton's ancestors are available several places online. One example: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/a/u/Teddie-W-Caudle/ODT2-0002.html

From another source:

William Rufus Yelverton, b. 04/12/1826 in Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC,
                         d. 05/05/1865 in Camp Douglas, Chicago, Cook Co., IL

(1395) William Rufus Yelverton married Elizabeth A. Duke on 01/15/1847 in MS. Elizabeth was born 05/09/1830 in MS, died 1895 in MS
[Yelverton, 2009]

(1395) William Rufus Yelverton and wife Elizabeth A. Duke had these children:

(1399) 1.  Larinda Sue Yelverton,       b. 10/18/1847 in Jasper Co., MS
(1400) 2.  Simeon R. Yelverton,         b. c1849 per 1860 U.S. Census
(1401) 3.  Allen Prentiss Yelverton,    b. c1852 per 1860 U.S. Census
(1402) 4.  Frances Marion Yelverton,    b. 11/?/1854 per 1900 U.S. Census Jasper Co, MS
(1403) 5.  Benjamin Franklin Yelverton, b. 10/16/1857 in Jasper Co., MS
                                d. 08/01/1858 in Jasper Co., MS
(1404) 6.  Jasper N. Yelverton,         b. c1859 per 1860 U.S. Census
(1405) 7.  John William Yelverton, Sr.  b. 11/?/1861 per 1900 U.S. Census Jasper Co., MS
[Yelverton, 2009]

The above family was found living in Lake Como, Jasper County, MS in 1860:
House 371:

Yelverton, W. R.        35  M
           Elizeeh(sp?) 30  F
           L. S.        13  F
           Simeon       11  M
           Allen         8  M
           F. M.         7  M
           J. N.         1  M
           Z. Q.        34  F  Domestic   N. Carolina
[U.S. Census, Series: M653  Roll: 583  Page: 414]

(1401) Allen Prentiss Yelverton appears in the 1900 U.S. Census of Jasper Co, MS dated June 30, 1900:

House 234, page 14A
Yelverton, Allen P.   Head  Feb 1853 47  MS  SC  MS
           Louisa F.  Wife  Jun 1852 48  AL  SC  SC
(1424) 1.  Levie Yelverton,      Son   Feb 1880 20  MS  MS  AL
(1425) 2.  Jeffie Yelverton,     Son   Dec 1884 15  MS  MS  AL
(1426) 3.  Henry D. Yelverton,   Son   Nov 1886 13  MS  MS  AL

(1401) Allen Prentiss Yelverton appears in the 1910 U.S. Census of Smith Co, MS dated May 14, 1910 by himself, 58 yrs old. House 266 page 236A

House 234, page 14A

(1402) Frances Marion Yelverton appears in the 1900 U.S. Census of Jasper Co, MS dated June 12, 1900:

House 129, page 278B
Yelverton, F. M.   Head  Nov 1854 46  MS  MS  MS
           S. A.   Wife  Aug 1860 39  MS  MS  MS
(1427) ?.  Rudie? Yelverton,  dau.  Dec 1802 17  MS  MS  MS
           
House 130, page 279A
Yelverton, C.       Head  Sep 1877 22 mar 1yr MS  MS  AL
           Nettie   Wife  Apr 1881 19 mar 1yr MS  MS  MS
           J.? N.   son   Sep 1899 8/12       MS  MS  MS
(1402) Frances Marion Yelverton appears in the 1910 U.S. Census of Jasper Co, MS page 215A, dated May 9, 1910 next door to an unknown William F. Yelverton, born about 1880:
House 434
Yelverton, William F.   Head  30 mar 8yr                MS  MS  MS
           Abbie B.     Wife  31 mar 8yr 4 kid 3 live   MS  MS  MS
           James B.     Son    5 single                 MS  MS  MS
           Susan K.     Dau.   3 single
           Carmen G.    Dau.   1 single
House 435
Yelverton, Frances M.   Head  56 mar 32yr               MS  MS  MS
           Susana       Wife  52 mar 32yr 4 kid 3 live  MS  MS  MS

(1405) John William Yelverton, Sr., (William Rufus, Alfred) born 1861, married Martha Elizabeth Sears [Yelverton, 2009]. He appears in the 1900 U.S. Census of Jasper Co, MS dated June 13, 1900:

House 139, page 279B
Yelverton, J. W.   Head  Nov 1861 38 mar 6yr  MS  NC  NC
           M. E.   Wife  Apr 1872 28 mar 6yr  AL  AL  AL
(1428) 1.  A. R. Yelverton   Son   Dec 1894  5          MS  AL[MS?]  AL
(1429) 2.  L. B. Yelverton   Dau.  Feb 1896  4          MS  AL[MS?]  AL
(1430) 3.  M. J. Yelverton   Dau.  Jul 1897  2          MS  AL[MS?]  AL
(1431) 4.  T. M. Yelverton   Dau.  Jul 1899  1          MS  AL[MS?]  AL

(1405) John William Yelverton, Sr., (William Rufus, Alfred) born 1861, and wife Martha had these children:

(1428) 1.  Albert Riley Yelverton       b. 12/?/1894 [1900 Census, Jasper Co, MS]
(1429) 2.  Lyda Bartelle Yelverton      b. 02/?/1896 [1900 Census, Jasper Co, MS]
(1430) 3.  Mamie Jewel Yelverton        b. 07/?/1897 [1900 Census, Jasper Co, MS]
(1431) 4.  Thelma Elizabeth Yelverton   b. 07/12/1899 Jasper Co., MS
(1478) 5.  Cleora Yelverton             b. 07/04/1901 Jasper Co., MS, d. 07/?/1971 Edwards Co., IL
(1479) 6.  Ottis Kitty Yelverton        b. 05/21/1905 West Monroe, Quachita Co., LA, d. 02/?/1980
(1480) 7.  John William Yelverton, Jr.  b. 05/05/1908 West Monroe, Quachita Co, LA, d. 1964 Havana, Yell Co., AR
[Yelverton, 2009]

(1396) James Berry Yelverton married Elizabeth Susan Carraway, born 12/17/1837 and died 01/17/1919 in Smith Co., MS.
[Flynn, 2007]

(1396) James Berry Yelverton and wife Elizabeth Susan Carraway appeared in the 1860 U.S. Census of Smith County, MS, Series: T9 Roll: 664 Page: 309 House: 437

                                                                                    
Yelverton, James        29  M
           Elizabeth C. 22  F
           Arick         4  M
           Sarah J.      2  F
           Archibald   4/12 M   

[U.S. Census Series: M653 Roll: 591 Page: 301]

(1396) James Berry Yelverton and wife Elizabeth Susan Carraway appeared in the 1870 U.S. Census of Smith County, MS, Series: T9 Roll: 664 Page: 309 House: 46

                                                                                    
Yelverton, James        37  M
           Elizabeth C. 30  F
     1.    Arick        14  M
     2.    Archy         9  M   
     3.    Sallie        7  F
     4.    Mary          5  F
     6.    Caroline      4  F
     7.    James B.      2  M
     8.    John          1  M
[U.S. Census Series: M653  Roll: 591  Page: 301]

(1396) James Berry Yelverton and wife Elizabeth Susan Carraway appeared in the 1880 U.S. Census of Smith County, MS, Series: T9 Roll: 664 Page: 309 House: 150

Yelverton, James B.     50
           Elizabeth S. 42
     1.    Sarah J.     20 [22, actually]
     2.    Archy        19 [Archibald]
     3.    Mary         17
     4.    Caroline     15
     5.    James B.     14
     6.    John         11 or 12?
     7.    Joseph W.    10
     8.    Ann J.        6
     9.    Oppey         4
    10.    Alfred [D]    2 [b. 11/18/1878 MS, d. 10/05/1953]

(1396) James Berry Yelverton and wife Elizabeth appeared in the 1900 Census in the household of their son, Oppey, as will be seen below.

(1396) James Berry Yelverton and wife Elizabeth had these children:

(1406) 1.  Arick Yelverton         b. 8/?/1856
(1407) 2.  Sarah J. Yelverton      b. 1860/61
(1408) 3.  Archibald Yelverton     b. 2?/1861   
(1409) 4.  Sallie Yelverton        b. c1863
(1410) 5.  Mary Yelverton          b. c1863
(1411) 6.  Caroline Yelverton      b. c1865
(1412) 7.  James B. Yelverton      b. c1866
(1413) 8.  John Yelverton          b. c1869
(1414) 9.  Joseph W. Yelverton     b. 1870
(1415) 10. Ann J. Yelverton        b. c1874
(1416) 11. Oppey Yelverton         b. 11/?/1876
(1417) 12. Alfred D. Yelverton     b. 11/18/1878 MS, d. 10/05/1953
(1406) Arick Yelverton's (James Berry, Alfred) blended family appears in the 1880 U.S. Census of Smith County, MS with a wife Francis Evans Yelverton, who brings kids of her own to the marriage:
Yelverton, Aryck     Head      21 [24 if b. 1856] Working on Farm
           Francis   Wife      24 [b. 1856] Keeping House
       1.  James W.  Son     8/12 [b. 7/1879]
           Zilphy   Grandma    53 [71 if b. 1809]
Evans,     Edward   Wife's son  7  [b. 1873]
           William  Wife's son  5  [b. 1875]
[U.S. Census of Smith County, 2nd District, Series: T9  Roll: 664  Page: 308  House: 137]

(1406) Arick Yelverton's blended family appears in the 1900 U.S. Census of Smith County, MS with a wife Maggie Rogers Yelverton, not the mother of his kids, who brings kids of her own to the marriage:

House 267
Yelverton, Eryck  Head  Aug 1856 43 mar 1 yr?         MS SC MS
           Maggie Wife  Feb 1871 29 mar 3 kids 3 live MS MS MS
(1432) 1.  James W. Yelverton     Son   Jul 1879 20 S
(1433) 2.  William B. Yelverton   Son   Sep 1881 19 S
(1434) 3.  Elizabeth S. Yelverton Dau     ?  1884 16 S
(1435) 4.  Sallie Yelverton       Dau   Oct  1887 12 S
(1436) 5.  Moreen? Yelverton      Dau     ?  1891  8 S
(1437) 6.  Zilpha J. Yelverton    Dau     ?  1892  7 S
Rodgers, Frany Step-Dau Sept 1890? 9?                 MS MS MS
         David Step-Son July? 1893 7                  MS MS MS
         Unie  Step-Dau Feb   1895 5                  MS MS MS

(1406) Arick Yelverton (James Berry, Alfred) had these children:

(1432) 1.  James W. Yelverton     b. Jul 1879
(1433) 2.  William B. Yelverton   b. 09/1881
(1434) 3.  Elizabeth S. Yelverton b. 1884
(1435) 4.  Sallie Yelverton       b. 10/1887
(1436) 5.  Moreen? Yelverton      b. 1891
(1437) 6.  Zilpha J. Yelverton    b. 1892

(1408) Archibald Yelverton born 2?/1860 appears in the 1900 U.S. Census of Smith County, MS, page 1B, house

Yelverton, Archie    Head  Dec 1857   42 mar 17yr         MS MS MS
           Fanny M.  Wife  Nov 1857   42 mar 17yr 8 kid 8 live MS MS GA
(1438) 1.  Ira E. Yelverton    Dau.  Nov 1882   17 single           MS MS MS
(1439) 2.  John H. Yelverton   Son   May 1885   15 single           MS MS MS
(1440) 3.  Homer Yelverton     Son   Dec 1887   12 single           MS MS MS
(1441) 4.  Martha C.[Carrie/Connie?] Yelverton Dau.  May 1889   11 single           MS MS MS
(1442) 5.  Minnie E.[Elizabeth/Lizzie] Yelverton Dau.  Jan 1891    9 single           MS MS MS
(1443) 6.  Eady A. Yelverton   Dau.  Sep 1893    6 single           MS MS MS
(1444) 7.  Fannie A.[Anney] Yelverton Dau. Mar? 1895    5 single           MS MS MS
(1445) 8.  Sallie A. Yelverton Dau.  Jan 1899    1 single           MS MS MS

and again in 1910, page 227A:


House 177
Yelverton, Archie        Head  53 mar 27yr         MS AL MS
           Fanny M.      Wife  53 mar 27yr 9 kid 9 live MS AL MS
(1440) 3.  Homer         Son    21 single           MS MS MS
(1441) 4.  Carrie/Connie Dau.   19 single           MS MS MS
(1442) 5.  Lizzie        Dau.   17 single           MS MS MS
(1443) 6.  Eiddie        Dau.   15 single           MS MS MS
(1444) 7.  Anney?        Dau.   13 single           MS MS MS
(1445) 8.  Sally         Dau.   11 single           MS MS MS
(1446) 9.  Franklin D. Son     9 single           MS MS MS

(1408) Archibald Yelverton born 2?/1860 had these children:

(1438) 1.  Ira E. Yelverton    Dau.  Nov 1882   17 single           MS MS MS
(1439) 2.  John H. Yelverton   Son   May 1885   15 single           MS MS MS
(1440) 3.  Homer Yelverton     Son   Dec 1887   12 single           MS MS MS
(1441) 4.  Martha C.[Carrie/Connie?] Yelverton Dau.  May 1889   11 single           MS MS MS
(1442) 5.  Minnie E.[Elizabeth/Lizzie] Yelverton Dau.  Jan 1891    9 single           MS MS MS
(1443) 6.  Eady A. Yelverton   Dau.  Sep 1893    6 single           MS MS MS
(1444) 7.  Fannie A.[Anney] Yelverton Dau. Mar? 1895    5 single           MS MS MS
(1445) 8.  Sallie A. Yelverton Dau.  Jan 1899    1 single           MS MS MS
(1446) 9.  Franklin D. Yelverton     9 single           MS MS MS

(1412) James B. Yelverton (James Berry, Alfred) appears in the 1900 Census of Smith County, MS on page 64A:

House 346
Yelverton, James   Head  Apr 1867  33 mar 13yr           MS  MS  MS
           Mary    Wife   ?  1872? 28? mar 13yr 8 kid 7 liv MS MS MS
           Albert  Son    ?  1887  12 single             MS  MS  MS
           Letha   Dau   May 1889  11 single             MS  MS  MS
           Barney  Son   Apr 1892   8 single             MS  MS  MS
           Grover  Son   Mar 1894   6 single             MS  MS  MS
           Eve     Dau   May 1896   4 single             MS  MS  MS
           Hattie  Dau   Feb 1897   3 single             MS  MS  MS
           Bazuda  Dau   Dec 1898   1 single             MS  MS  MS
(1412) James B. Yelverton (James Berry, Alfred) appears in the 1910 Census of Smith County, MS on page 260A:
House 338
Yelverton, James   Head   43 mar 23yr           MS  SC  MS
           Mary    Wife   40 mar 23yr 11 kid 11? liv MS MS MS
           Albert            Son   22 single   MS  MS  MS
           Joseph B[arney]   Son   18 single   MS  MS  MS
           William G[rover]  Son   17 single   MS  MS  MS
           Mary E[ve]        Dau   15 single   MS  MS  MS
           Hattie A.         Dau   12 single   MS  MS  MS
           Bazutie           Dau   11 single   MS  MS  MS
           Annie E.          Dau    9 single   MS  MS  MS
           Henry             Son    7 single   MS  MS  MS
           Bissie M.         Dau    5 single   MS  MS  MS
           Winnie E?         Dau    2 single   MS  MS  MS

(1412) James B. Yelverton (James Berry, Alfred) and wife Mary had these children:

(1447) 1.  Albert Yelverton,           b. 1887, MS
(1448) 2.  Letha Yelverton             b. 05/?/1889 MS
(1449) 3.  Joseph Barney Yelverton     b. 04/?/1892 MS
(1450) 4.  William Grover Yelverton    b. 03/?/1894 MS
(1451) 5.  Mary Eve Yelverton          b. 05/?/1896 MS
(1452) 6.  Hattie A. Yelverton         b. 02/?/1897 MS
(1453) 7.  Bazuda Yelverton            b. 12/?/1898 MS
(1454) 8.  Annie E. Yelverton          b. 1890 or 91 MS
(1455) 9.  Henry Yelverton             b. 1892 or 93 MS
(1456) 10. Bissie M. Yelverton         b. 1894 or 95 MS
(1457) 11. Winnie E.? Yelverton        b. 1897 or 98 MS

(1413) John Yelverton (James Berry, Alfred) born 1870, appears in the 1900 Census of Smith County, MS on page 64A:

House 345
Yelverton, John         Head  Apr 1870 30 mar ?yrs  MS  SC  MS
           Ellie? [H/A] Wife  Sep 1873 26 mar ?yrs  MS  MS  MS
       1.  Theodore     Son   May 1892  8 single    MS  MS  MS
       2.  Zuba E.      Dau   May   ?   ? single    MS  MS  MS
       3.  Lois [Luis]  Son   Apr? 1896 4 single    MS  MS  MS
       4.  Mattie       Dau   Mar? 1897 3 single    MS  MS  MS
       5.  Olivia       Son   Jul? 1899 ? single    MS  MS  MS

(1413) John Yelverton (James Berry, Alfred) born 1870 appears in the 1910 Census of Smith County, MS on page 263A:

House 385
Yelverton, John      Head  42 mar 22yrs                 MS  SC  SC
           Elin H.   Wife  36 mar 22yrs 11 kids 10 live MS  AL  AL
       2.  Zuba E.      Dau   16 single    MS  MS  MS
       3.  Lois [Luis]  Son   14 single    MS  MS  MS
       4.  Mattie       Dau   12 single    MS  MS  MS
       5.  Oliviay      Son   10 single    MS  MS  MS
       6.  Earnest      Son    8 single    MS  MS  MS
       7.  Alister      Son    6 single    MS  MS  MS
       8.  Giavours     Son    4 single    MS  MS  MS
       9.  Leona        Dau    3 single    MS  MS  MS
      10.  Geneva       Dau  1 2/12 single MS  MS  MS

(1413) John W. Yelverton (James Berry, Alfred) born 1870 appears in the 1920 Census of Oakohay, Covington County, MS Series: T625 Roll: 872 Page 263:

House 16
Yelverton, J. W.      Head  49 [52]  MS  SC  SC
           Ellen H.   Wife  46 [46]  MS  AL  AL
       5.  Levy [Oliviay] Son   20      single    MS  MS  MS
       4.  Mattie         Dau   18 [22] single    MS  MS  MS
       6.  Earnest        Son   16 [18] single    MS  MS  MS
       7.  Chester        Son   14 single    MS  MS  MS
       8.  Diovors        Son   13 single    MS  MS  MS
       9.  Lenoa [Leona]  Dau   12 single    MS  MS  MS
      10.  Geneva         Dau   10 single    MS  MS  MS
      11.  Annie          Dau    9 single    MS  MS  MS
      12   Allie          Dau    6 single    MS  MS  MS

(1413) John Yelverton (James Berry, Alfred) born 1870 and wife Ellen had these children:

 
      (1458) 1.  Theodore Yelverton     b. 05/?/1892 MS
      (1459) 2.  Zuba E. Yelverton      b. 1893/4 MS
      (1460) 3.  Lois [Luis] Yelverton  b. 1895/6 MS
      (1461) 4.  Mattie Yelverton       b. 1897/8 MS
      (1462) 5.  Oliviay Yelverton      b. 1899/1900 MS
      (1463) 6.  Earnest Yelverton      b. 1901/2 MS
      (1464) 7.  Chester Yelverton      b. 1903/4 MS
      (1465) 8.  Diavours Yelverton     b. 1905/6 MS
      (1466) 9.  Leona Yelverton        b. 1906/7 MS
      (1467) 10. Geneva Yelverton       b. 02/?/1909 MS
      (1468) 11. Annie Yelverton        b. 1910/1 MS
      (1469) 12. Allie Yelverton        b. 1913/4 MS

(1416) Oppey Yelverton and his wife and parents were living together in the 1900 U.S. Census of Smith County, MS.

Yelverton, Oppey    head    Nov 1876  23   MS  SC  MS
           Ann      wife     ?     ?   ?   MS  AL  AL
           James    father  May 1828  72   SC  SC  SC
           Lizabeth mother  Apr 1836  64   SC  SC  SC
[U.S. Census  Series: T623  Roll: 828  Page: 61B  House: 301]

(1417) Alfred D Yelverton married Mattie Carlisle. She was born 08/09/1882, and died 11/?/1969 in Smith Co., MS.
[Flynn, 2007]

(1417) Alfred D Yelverton and wife Mattie Carlisle had these children:

(1418)  1. James Harvey Yelverton     b. 05/07/1901 or 02 MS, d. 12/02/1983
(1419)  2. Buford D. Yelverton    b. 12/10/1903,       d. 03/02/1966
(1420)  3. Robert E. Yelverton        b. 08/05/1905 MS,    d. 05/02/1988
(1470)  4. Libby R. Yelverton         b. 1906 or 07 MS,  [1910 U.S. Census, Smith Co., MS]
(1471)  4. Jacob P. Yelverton         b. 10/1908 MS,     [1910 U.S. Census, Smith Co., MS]
(1421)  5. William Curtis Yelverton   b. 09/13/1910,       d. 04/15/1988
(1422)  6. Killie A. Yelverton        b. 11/02/1914,       d. 08/20/1974
(1423)  7. Gladys Mae Yelverton       b. 12/12/1916,       d. 02/07/1930
[Flynn, 2007 (omits Libby and Jacob)]
[1910 U.S. Census, Taylorville, Smith County, MS, Series: T624  Roll: 758  Page: 260  House: 339, dated 04/30/1910]

1. James Harvey Yelverton married Bessie B. Stringer born 11/?/1902/1904, and died 03/21/1992. 2. Buford D. Yelverton married Bradys G. born 14 FEB 1909, and died 05/10/2002. 3. Robert E. Yelverton married Burnice. born 3 NOV 1912, and died 06/14/2001. 4. William Curtis Yelverton married Winnie M. Johnson, daughter of James O. Johnson. She was born 08/11/1916, and died 01/24/1999. 5. Killie A. Yelverton married Winnie Vee Tanner. She was born 11/11/1919, and died 04/17/1999. [Flynn, 2007]

(1397) John Yelverton appears in the 1860 U.S. Census of Smith County, MS
House 166

Yelverton, John         23 M
           Mary         20 F
           Martha J.    21 F
           Isabella    2/12 F
[U.S. Census Series: M653  Roll: 591  Page: 259]

(1398) Amanda Jane Yelverton married William Ainsworth.
They had these children:

(1472)  1. Frank A. Ainsworth,    b. 1859.
(1473)  2. Mary A. Ainsworth,     b. 03/?/1860, Smith Co., MS.
(1474)  3. William L. Ainsworth,  b. 1863, Smith Co., MS.
(1475)  4. Jim Ainsworth,         b. 1866.
(1476)  5. Francis Ainsworth,     b. 1868.
(1477)  6. Thomas Ainsworth,      b. 1871.
[Stringer]

Second source lists:
William Ainsworth 51 [~1829] head  Farmer          Miss.  Alabama  Alabama
Amanda,           40 [~1840] wife  Keeping House   Miss.  Miss.    Miss.
Frank A.,      21  [b. ~1859] son  laborer         Miss.  Miss.    Miss.
Mary A.,       19  [b. ~1861] dau  no occup        Miss.  Miss.    Miss.
William L.,    17  [b. ~1863] son  laborer         Miss.  Miss.    Miss.
Jim ,          14  [b. ~1866] son  laborer         Miss.  Miss.    Miss.
Francis ,      12  [b. ~1868] dau  no occup        Miss.  Miss.    Miss.
Thomas ,        9  [b. ~1871] son  laborer         Miss.  Miss.    Miss.
[1880 U.S. Census of Lawrence County, MS Beat 1,
    Series: T9  Roll: 653  Page: 238  House: Unnumbered]

Lots of Yelverton family were living in Smith County from 1840 to 1920:

	Surname 	Given Name 	 Age Sex Race 	Bplace 	St  County 	Location       	  Year Page
 	YELVERTON, Zipha       ~31  F   W  	        	MS	SMITH 	No Twp 	          1840 228
 	COLEMAN, Levi          ~18  M   W             MS  SMITH                     1840 228
  COLEMAN, Arick         ~29  M   W             MS  SMITH                     1840 228

 	YELVERTON, Zilpha        41 F   W  	        	MS	SMITH 	      	          1850 361B
 	YELVERTON, Anne          13 F   W  	        	MS	SMITH 	      	          1850 361B
 	COLEMAN, James      60 in house of John Wood  MS  SMITH                     1850 345B
 	COLEMAN, Thomas     30                        MS  SMITH                     1850 346A
 	         Martha     24
 	         Sullivan    4
 	         Cornelia    1
 	COLEMAN, Frances  12 F w/ Richard Crosser     MS  SMITH                     1850 353B
 	COLEMAN, Levi      28 M hous 499              MS  SMITH                     1850 361A
           Keziah    65 F hous 499              MS  SMITH                     1850 361A
           Arick     49 M hous 500 (alone)      MS  SMITH                     1850 361A

  YELVERTON 	JAMES	       29	M	   W	      NC	MS	SMITH 	NO TWP LISTED 	  1860 301
  YELVERTON 	JOHN	       23	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	NO TWP LISTED 	  1860 259

  YELVERTON 	JAMES	       37	M	   W	      SC	MS	SMITH 	TWP 1 RANGE 8 E 	1870 396
  YELVERTON 	ZILPHA	     66	F	   W	      NC	MS	SMITH 	TWP 1 RANGE 8 E 	1870 395

 	YELVERTON 	ADDIE F.	    6	 	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 301
  YELVERTON 	ALFRED	      2	 	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 309
  YELVERTON 	ANN J.	      6	 	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 309
  YELVERTON 	ARCHEY	     19	 	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 309
  YELVERTON 	ARICK	       21	 	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 308
  YELVERTON 	CAROLINE	   15	 	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 309
  YELVERTON 	ELISABETH S. 42	 	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 309
  YELVERTON 	FANNIE	     24	 	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 308
  YELVERTON 	JAMES	 	      	     W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 308
  YELVERTON 	JAMES B.	   14	 	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 309
  YELVERTON 	JAMES B.	   50	 	   W	      SC	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 309
  YELVERTON 	JOHN	       11	 	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 309
  YELVERTON 	JOSEPH W.	   10	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 309
  YELVERTON 	MARY	       17	F    W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 309
  YELVERTON 	MARY K.	     18	F	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 301
  YELVERTON 	OPPEY	        4	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 309 
  YELVERTON 	ROSA	       29	F	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 301
  YELVERTON 	SARAH J.	   20	F	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 309
  YELVERTON 	ZILPHY	     63	 	   W	      SC	MS	SMITH 	2-DIST 	          1880 308

Series: T623  Roll: 828  
  YELVERTON 	ALFRED [D]   22	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-BT 	            1900 60 (1417)
  YELVERTON 	ALLEN P	     47	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	EAST LEAF RVR   	1900 14 (1401))
  YELVERTON 	ARCHIE	     43	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	EAST LEAF RVR 	  1900 1B (1408) hou 15
  YELVERTON 	ERICK [Arick]43	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-BT 	            1900 59B (1406) hou 267
  YELVERTON 	HUGH	       33	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	W OCOHOY CRK 	    1900 78B (NA)
  YELVERTON 	JAMES	       33	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-BT 	            1900 64A (1412)
  YELVERTON 	JAMES W	     47	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	W OCOHOY CRK 	    1900 81
  YELVERTON 	JOHN	       30	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-BT 	            1900 64A (1413)
  YELVERTON 	M COLOMBUS	 24	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	EAST LEAF RVR 	  1900 10
  YELVERTON 	OPPIE	       24	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-BT 	            1900 61B (1416) hou 301
  YELVERTON 	RICHARD L	   37	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	W OCOHOY CRK 	    1900 86
  YELVERTON 	RUFUS S	     36	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	W OCOHOY CRK 	    1900 86
  YELVERTON 	WILLIAM M	   28	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	EAST LEAF RVR 	  1900 13

Series: T624  Roll: 758
  YELVERTON 	ALLEN P	     58	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	1-BT 	            1910 236A (1401) hou 266
  YELVERTON 	ARCHY	       53	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	1-BT 	            1910 227A (1408) hou 177
  YELVERTON 	JAMES	       45	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	TAYLORSVILLE 2-BT 1910 260
  YELVERTON 	JOHN H	     23	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	1-BT 	            1910 197
  YELVERTON 	JOHN W	     42	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	TAYLORSVILLE 2-BT 1910 263
  YELVERTON 	JULIAN O     20	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	1-BT 	            1910 213
  YELVERTON 	MARION C	   38	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	1-BT 	            1910 213
  YELVERTON 	MORTON W	   39	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	1-BT 	            1910 213
  YELVERTON 	RICHARD L	   46	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	S BOSE 3-BT 	    1910 006
  YELVERTON 	RUFUS S	     44	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	S BOSE 3-BT 	    1910
  YELVERTON 	SALLIE	     19	F	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	TAYLORSVILLE 2-BT 1910
  YELVERTON 	THEODORE H	 18	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	3-BT 	            1910
  YELVERTON 	WILLIAM B	   30	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	TAYLORSVILLE 2-BT 1910

  YELVERTON 	ALBERT D	   31	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-BT 	            1920
  YELVERTON 	ALFRED	     41	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-BT 	            1920
  YELVERTON 	ARCHIE	     60	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-BT 	            1920
  YELVERTON 	CLEARENCE W	 26	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	1-BT 	            1920
  YELVERTON 	FRANK D	     17	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-TWP 1-BT 	      1920
  YELVERTON 	HINDS	       21	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-TWP 1-BT 	      1920
  YELVERTON 	HOMER	       30	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-BT 	            1920
  YELVERTON 	JAMES	       52	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-BT 	            1920
  YELVERTON 	JOE	         46	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	TAYLORSVILLE; 2-BT 1920
  YELVERTON 	JOHN H	     33	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-BT 	            1920
  YELVERTON 	JOSEPH B	   28	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-BT 	            1920
  YELVERTON 	LEVIE L	     39	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	1-BT 	            1920
  YELVERTON 	LOIS	       24	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	TAYLORSVILLE; 2-BT 	1920
  YELVERTON 	MASON C	     47	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	1-BT 	            1920
  YELVERTON 	MORTON	     47	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-TWP 1-BT 	      1920
  YELVERTON 	OREE E	     19	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	3-BT 	            1920
  YELVERTON 	RICH L	     54	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	3-BT 	            1920
  YELVERTON 	RUTH S	     54	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	3-BT 	            1920
  YELVERTON 	VICTOR G	   28	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	1-BT 	            1920
  YELVERTON 	W GROVER	   27	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-BT 	            1920
  YELVERTON 	WILLIAM B	   39	M	   W	      MS	MS	SMITH 	2-BT 	            1920

In 1917 to 1918 the men of Smith County MS registered for the draft. Among them were:

Yelverton, Albert Dow                    25 Feb 1888    W    Smith Co. MS                                 Smith    MS
Yelverton, Alfred Defayett               18 Nov 1878    W                                                 Smith    MS
Yelverton, Bryant Duglas                 10 Jul 1899    W                                                 Smith    MS
Yelverton, Carroll Newton                 2 Feb 1899    W                                                 Smith    MS
Yelverton, Clarence William T.           12 Dec 1893    W    Bay Springs MS                               Smith    MS
Yelverton, Homer                         20 Dec 1887    W    Sylvarena MS                                 Smith    MS
Yelverton, John Henry                    21 Mar 1886    W                                                 Smith    MS
Yelverton, Joseph B.                     26 Apr 1891    W    Taylorsville MS                              Smith    MS
Yelverton, Julian Arvil                  10 Jul 1890    W    Bay Springs MS                               Smith    MS
Yelverton, Lais (Lois)                    7 Apr 1895    W    Taylorsville MS                              Smith    MS
Yelverton, Levi Lafayette                28 Feb 1880    W    lives Bay Springs MS                         Smith    MS
Yelverton, Marion Columbus               18 Jun 1876    W                                                 Smith    MS
Yelverton, Roscoe Elam                    8 Oct 1896    W    he & dad b. Mize MS                          Smith    MS
Yelverton, Rupert                        29 May 1895    W    Smith Co. MS                             Covington    MS
Yelverton, Theodore                       3 May 1891    W    Taylorsville MS                              Jones    MS
Yelverton, Victor Gaines                 21 Jun 1892    W    Bay Springs MS                               Smith    MS
Yelverton, William Benjamin               8 Mar 1880    W                                                 Smith    MS
Yelverton, William G.                    16 Jul 1892    W    Taylorsville MS                              Smith    MS

Smith County, Mississippi marriages of Yelvertons, 1910-1920:

Yelverton, Albert    	Nichols, Annie    	07 Apr 1912
Yelverton, Barney   	Anderson, Bertha   	07 Feb 1919
Yelverton, Carrie   	Perry, G. C.  	    12 Sep 1913
Yelverton, Frank   	  Jones, Zonia   	    02 May 1917
Yelverton, Grover   	Butler, Wessie   	  08 Jul 1919
Yelverton, H. C.  	  Crumpton, Ollie   	07 Oct 1912
Yelverton, Hattie   	Watson, Hembree   	07 Sep 1918
Yelverton, Hinds   	  Sandford, Ruth   	  28 Jul 1919
Yelverton, Kittie   	Kennedy, Wade   	  13 Sep 1916
Yelverton, Lois   	  McCollum, L. H.    	06 Feb 1920
Yelverton, Rosco   	  Meadows, Minnie   	23 May 1917
Yelverton, Sallie   	Davis, Jessie J.  	08 Mar 1912
Yelverton, Zula     	Johnson, Archie   	13 Jul 1912

(190) Henry Coleman married Mary L. Unknown. Again, from Will Book A of Columbus County, NC [Williamson] we have the following on (190) Henry Coleman:

Henry Coleman, Sr., son of Moses II, who was son of Moses I, who was son of Robert II.
   Henry lived in Fair Bluff, NC and left a will dated 20 Oct 1905,
   a codicil dated 19 Nov 1910, deceased on or about 3 Nov 1911, and the
   will probated 8 Nov 1911.  His wife, Mary L. Coleman dissents the will
   claiming her legal rights to the land while she is alive.  He lists no
   relationship but names the following as recipients of his estate:
(346) 1.  Henry Coleman, Jr., a nephew
(347) 2.  Henry Gordon Floyd, son of Dr. A. G. Floyd
(348) 3.  Tifney Barnes, who married Dempsey Barnes
(349) 4.  Mary V. McDermitt,
(350) 5.  Sally Page,
(351) 6.  Susan C. Ayers, who married J. A. Ayers
Executor:  Henry Coleman, Jr. and Dr. A. G. Floyd
Witnesses:  B.A. Anderson and A. G. Floyd
Codicil gives money for an iron fence around the cemetery of Henry
Coleman, Jr.  [Williamson, p. 46]

(228) Asa Coleman and Anna Jane Enzor Coleman had:

(292) 1.  Dempsey Coleman, b. 1823
(293) 2.  Henry Coleman, b. 1827-1830,
             gave the lot where Fair Bluff Baptist Church
             stood in 1971. (may still be there)
(294) 3.  Carolina Matilda Coleman
(295) 4.  Sallie Malinda Coleman

There is a cemetery record for (293) Henry Coleman who is the son of (228) Asa Coleman.  From the cemetery records of the Coleman Cemetery in Cherry Grove, NC we know he and his wife were buried next to his brother Dempsey and Dempsey's wife and their parents, Asa and Annie Coleman.

(293) Henry Coleman,        b. c1827,  d. 11/3/1911, Aged 84 Years,
       married Cornie S. Unknown, 12/11/1874-12/30/1900
  Both buried at Coleman Cemetery, Cherry Grove, Columbus County, NC
[Source: Barfield, Anita and Kay Duncan, 1984,
Cemetery records for Cherry Grove, Columbus County, NC,
recorded in the USGenWeb State Archives, transcribed by David High from 
They're Buried in Our Past, Columbus County, NC, 1808-1984 (Vol 2),
dated June 1984, by authors Anita Barfield and Kay Duncan]

(191) 8. Lucretia Coleman was born 1783 and died in 1840. Lucretia married William Hemphill and they had several children.

(191) Lucretia Coleman and husband William Hemphill had these children:

(1128) 1.  Ulyses Hemphill           b. 11/15/1803 d. 1826
(1129) 2.  Andrew Coleman Hemphill   b. 12/13/1805 d. 1837
(1130) 3.  Elouisa Hemphill          b. 09/22/1807
(1131) 4.  Cornelius Murphy Hemphill b. 08/11/1810 d. 11/19/1864
(1132) 5.  Zeno Jackson Hemphill     b. 1813       d. 1852
(1133) 6.  Marcus Lafayette Hemphill b. 07/19/1815 d. 1872
(1134) 7.  William Augustus Hemphill b. 04/05/1818 d. 05/22/1873
(1135) 8.  Ellen A. Hemphill         b. 08/18/1820
(1136) 9.  Ambrose Barber Hemphill   b. 1824       d. 1879
[Tom, Zoe Hemphill, 1994]

Zoe Tom also records

William A. Coleman born 9-29-1779 in Mecklenburg, N.C. Died Jan. 9, 1837, in Bastrop, Texas.
He married Lucretia H. Coleman, who was born in 1783 and died 1840.

Tammy Owen records

The family ended up in Bastrop County, TX and were some of the first settlers in the area intermarrying with other first settlers. The area they lived at is called Hemphill Bend off of County Road 969 about 5 miles north of Hwy 71. A lot of the Hemphills are buried at Fairview Cemetery in Bastrop or in the Hemphill Cemetery on the old Hemphill place. There are also some at the Bateman Cemetery.
[Owen, Tammy, Oct 1, 1998]

Powell, 1971, records (192) Charity Coleman was born in 1797.  She married Elijah Worley, who was born 06/23/1788, to Nicholas Worley and Patience Strong (see below).   Elijah and (192) Charity Coleman Worley lived on the road from Fair Bluff to Cherry Grove, then called the Fair Bluff and Pireway Road.  Elijah owned much land. 

(192) Charity Coleman and husband Elijah Worley had:

(352) 1.  Ervin Worley
(353) 2.  Jackson Worley
(354) 3.  Coleman Worley
(355) 4.  Clinton Worley
(356) 5.  Return Strong Worley
(357) 6.  Mariah Worley
(358) 7.  Nancy Worley
(359) 8.  Dellah Worley
(360) 9.  Green Worley
(361) 10. Orpha Worley
(362) 11. Colin Worley
(363) 12. Alford Martine (John) Worley
(364) 13. Mary Ann Worley
[Powell, 1971]

The family that (192) Charity Coleman (above) married into was that of Nicholas Worley and his wife Patience Strong.  Thanks to Betty Morgan for pointing out her last name and father and that Patience may have been the widow of McKennie at the time she wed Nicholas Worley.

That Patience was the daughter of Return Strong is hardly in doubt as you see his name sake among Elijah and Charity's children listed above.

From another source archived as a post to the NCBLADEN-L, the family of Elijah Worley was recorded Wed, 15 Mar 2000, with a subject of "Return Strong":

Patience Strong
Nicholas Worley, Jr was born about 1755 in Duplin County, NC and
died after 1832 in Columbus Co., NC.  He wed Patience Strong and they had:
1.  Elias Worley    b:      c1786 in Columbus Co., NC
         Elias wed Susannah Jernigan b: 1792 in North Carolina 
              m: c1808 d: 1867
2.  Jane Worley     b:      c1790 in Columbus Co., NC
         Jane wed Aaron Edwards b: c1803 in North Carolina
3.  Elijah Worley   b: 06/23/1788 in Wake County., NC
        d: 1867 
[http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/NCBLADEN/2000-03/0953123673]

Nicholas and Patience settled between Fair Bluff and Cherry Grove (SE of Fair Bluff) before 1800.  Their ancestors lived in northeastern North Carolina.

(354) Coleman Worley married Emaline Enzor.  She is buried in the Hammond Cemetery near the state line in Horry County, SC.  Her grave gives the following dates: born 23 Jan 1836; died 28 Mar 1905. [Britt]

(193) Mary Polly Coleman married Joab Meares.  [Blackwell, Michael 2009], [Meares, Billy 2000], [Jones, Hamilton C 1858] She lived 1784 to 1863 per Cook, 2004. There is a court record online (Jones, Hamilton C 1858) documenting the fact that the wife of Joab Coleman had a brother, Philip Coleman.

(193) Mary Polly Coleman and husband Joab Meares had these children:

(1388) 1. Rhoda Meares,         b. 01/11/1806; d. 01/01/1872, Fair Bluff, Columbus County, NC,
(1389) 2. Alfred Meares,        b. 12/29/1808, Bladen County, NC; d. 12/12/1872,
(1390) 3. Daniel Wright Meares, b. 12/06/1809, NC; d. 1894; twin,  
(1391) 4. James Meares,         b. 12/06/1809, NC; twin,
(1392) 5. Elizabeth Meares,     b. 1811 or 13; m. Robert Chesnut,
(1393) 6. Mary Meares,          b. 02/03/1816; d. 01/23/1860. 

This family is recorded in great detail online in a Family Tree Maker Descendants Report for Thomas Meares, b. 1602/03 in Sidlesham, Sussex County, England, who emigrated in 1620 from Burras Ireland to Upper Norfolk County, VA, and died in 1674 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The dates of birth and death above were taken from this source, except for Elizabeth, where a second source indicated 1813.

From the 1820 Columbus Co, NC Census we have these records:

Pg Head of House       <10 <16 <18 <26 <45 >45  <10 <18 <26 <45 >45
 4 F. Coleman            2,  1,  1,  0,  0,  3,   4,  3,  1,  0,  0,0,2,1,1
 4 A? Coleman            1,  1,  0,  0,  0,  0,   0,  1,  0,  0,  0,0,2,1

From the 1820 Columbus Co, NC Census we have these records, [Index number added to show where these heads of households fit in the family documented in this book]:

Index  Pg Head of House       <10 <16 <18 <26 <45 >45  <10 <18 <26 <45 >45
       51 Andrew Coleman        1,  0,  0,  0,  1,  0,   1,  0,  0,  1,  0
          Andrew is between 26 and 45, born between 1775 and 1794.
 (185) 52 Theophilus Coleman    1,  0,  0,  1,  0,  1,   1,  1,  4,  1,  1
          Theophilus was born 1761 and was age 59 years or so in 1820, so he
          is the one over 45 and has a large number, 11 people total, in his household.
 (184) 52 John Coleman          0,  0,  0,  1,  0,  1,   0,  0,  0,  0,  1
          John was born about 1760, was about 60 years old, and has only
          3 people in his house hold, maybe a wife and a son between 18 and 26 years of age.
 (190) 53 Henry Coleman         0,  0,  0,  0,  1,  0,   0,  0,  1,  0,  0
          I imagine Henry was born about 1780 and was about 40, thus he's listed less than 45
          and is in a house with only one female, probably his wife, of the same age bracket.
 (189) 53 Dempsey Coleman       0,  0,  0,  1,  1,  0,   3,  2,  0,  1,  0
          born about 1778, Dempsey would have been about 42 in 1820, so listed less than 45.
          With two males and 6 females in the house, he had one of the larger households in 1820.
 (186) 53 Amos Coleman          1,  0,  1,  2,  0,  1,   1,  0,  0,  1,  0
 (228) 54 Asa Coleman           0,  0,  0,  1,  0,  0,   0,  0,  1,  0,  0

From the 1850 Columbus Co, NC Census, Series M432, Roll 626 we have these records:

household number 512/515, page 255, Sept 13, 1850:
(186) Amos Coleman,                 79,  b. c1771,  M, W, Farmer, 575, NC
      Winnifred Coleman,            67,  b. c1783,  F, W, NC
      [Winifred Sparks Coleman]

household number 513/516, page 255, Sept 13, 1850:
(230) Keziah Coleman,               95,  b. c1755,  F, W, NC
      Elizabeth Coleman,            60,  b. c1790,  F, W, NC
(232) Rhoda Coleman,                50,  b. c1800,  F, W, NC
(233) Anna Coleman,                 45,  b. c1805,  F, W, NC
      James Coleman,                17,  b. c1833,  M, W, NC


household number 515/518:
      Ann J. Coleman,               45,  b. c1805,  F, W, Farmer, 1000, COLUMBUS COUNTY NC
      [Annie Jane Enzor Coleman, wife of (228) Asa Coleman.]
(292) Dempsey Coleman,              26,  b. c1824,  M, W, Farmer COLUMBUS COUNTY NC
(293) Henry Coleman,                21,  b. c1829,  M, W, NC
(294) C. Matilda Coleman,           17,  b. c1833,  F, W, NC

household number 591 594:
(231) Theophilus Coleman,           48 M, Do.     b. c1802
wife: Aidy (Ada Jernigan) Coleman,  45 F,         b. c1805
(296) Keziah E. Coleman,            23 F,         b. c1827
(297) Sally J(ane?) Coleman,        23 F,         b. c1827
(298) Mary A. Coleman,              20 F,         b. c1830
(299) Aidy C. Coleman,              20 F,         b. c1830
(300) Elizabeth R. A. Coleman,      16 F,         b. c1834
(301) Eli B. Coleman,               18 M Laborer, b. c1832, NC
(302) Alfred P. Coleman,            15 M do.      b. c1835, NC
(303) Kezia D. Coleman,             13 F,         b. c1837, NC
(304) Jackson M. Coleman,           11 M,         b. c1839, NC
(305) Lucretia Coleman,              9 F,         b. c1841, NC
(306) Asa Coleman,                   7 M,         b. c1843, NC
(307) Susannah M. Coleman,           6 F,         b. c1844, NC
(308) Elisha Coleman,                3 M,         b. c1847, NC
(309) Nathan Coleman,                2 M,         b. c1848, NC

household number 653/657:
(236) Daniel Coleman,               49  b. c1801  M Farmer 300 NC
      Sarah (Nichols) Coleman,      51  b. c1799  F NC
(241) Tabitha Coleman,              25  b. c1825  F NC
(242) Alpha J. Coleman,             23  b. c1827  F NC
(243) Bethel V. Coleman,            22  b. c1828  M Laborer NC
(244) Elias N. Coleman,             20  b. c1830  M do. NC
(245) Amos W. Coleman,              18  b. c1832  M do. NC
(246) Sarah M. Coleman,             16  b. c1834  F NC
(247) Winnifred Coleman,            14  b. c1836  F NC
(248) Mary K. Coleman,              12  b. c1838  F NC
(249) Daniel J. Coleman,             8  b. c1842  M NC

household number 657/661:
(237) Bryan Coleman,                45  b. c1805  M Farmer NC
      Sarah A. Coleman,             46  b. c1806  F NC

658/662:
      Sarah Coleman,                65  b. c1785  F NC
      [I believe this is the widow of (187) Philip Coleman.
      If true, this is Sarah Green Stephens Coleman.
      Sarah's father's name was William.  It is possible she
      named a son after her father, which would explain the
      family tie-in for her next door neighbors below. - WDC]

659/663:
(365) William H. Coleman,           38  b. c1812  M do. 1000 NC
      Sarah D. Coleman,             25  b. c1825  F NC
(366) Harriet W. Coleman,            6  b. c1844  F NC
(367) Mary E. Coleman,               5  b. c1845  F NC
(368) William NJ. Coleman,           4  b. c1846  F NC
(369) Sarah W. Coleman,              1  b. c1849  F NC

Another clue to the identity of the above family is a marriage record found among the marriages records of Robeson County, NC. Recall that Robeson County lies adjacent to Columbus County, not far from Fair Bluff, just to the Northeast of Fair Bluff.  There is found the marriage of William H. Coleman to Sarah Rozier on 07/14/1842.  This is a perfect fit for the birth years of the children in the above family.

There are two other Coleman marriages listed in Robeson County, NC.

Coleman, Burwell V. and Elizabeth McKolskey (sic) on 01/07/1855.
Coleman, Nicholas and Mary Lamb on 02/24/1822.

(234) Moses Coleman is likely the same person found in the 1840, 1850 and 1860 U.S. Census of Columbus County, North Carolina:

1840 page 61, image 21 on HeritageQuest Online
(234)   Moses Coleman    One male age 30-40 (31)
                         One female age 20-30 (30)

1850 page 266B, image 92 on familysearch.org, 
household 675, family 679, recorded on Oct 2, 1850
(234)   Moses Coleman           41   1809   M       Farmer  NC
        Elizabeth Coleman       41   1809   F               NC

1860 page 110, image 110 on HeritageQuest online.
household 776, family 776, recorded on Sept 14, 1860
(234)   Moses Coleman           52   1808   M       Farmer  NC
        Elizabeth Coleman       50   1810   F               NC

(236) Daniel Coleman is likely the same person found in the 1860 U.S. Census of Columbus County, North Carolina:

household number 0976
(236)   Daniel Coleman          60   1800   M       Farmer  NC
        Sarah Coleman           61   1799   F               NC
(370)   Elizabeth Coleman       25   1835   F               NC

(371)   Daniel J. Coleman       18   1842   M               NC/ Co E, 2nd Artillery
        Isaiah Hinson           21   1839   M               NC                      / Co C, 20th Regt

(237) Bryant Coleman is likely the same person found in the 1860 U.S. Census of Columbus County, North Carolina:

household number 0975
(237)   Bryan Coleman         55   1805   M       Farmer  NC
        Sarah A. Coleman        55   1805   F               NC
        Ann Shipman              8   1852   F               NC

LOOSE ENDS

Colemans in the area of Robeson County, NC, Columbus County, NC, and Horry District, SC.

From personal correspondence, I have been given this information about a (372) Theophilus Coleman, who I believe is connected to our Nansemond Colemans:

(372) Theophilus Coleman, born 1779-81, in Nash Co. NC
                         died 1814, in Surry, NC.
         married to Abigail Robertson,  born 5 July 1783, in Sangamon Co. Kentucky
                         died 1865

      Abigail's parents were John and Patsy Robertson. (no dates)
      Abigail married Robert Hamilton after her marriage to Theophilus.

(372) Theophilus Coleman and Abigail Coleman had these children:

(373) 1.  Sarah Coleman              married Joshua Crowe
(374) 2.  Elizabeth Coleman          married John Purvines or Purviance
(375) 3.  John Roundtree Coleman
(376) 4.  Jane Coleman               
[Tubbs]

(376) Jane Coleman married first George Hamilton.   She married second Alexander Purviance.
[Tubbs]

This is fascinating when considered alongside the information about Charles Coleman (1744-1824) and his wife Mary Roundtree.  They had several children starting just after the birth of Theophilus Coleman above.  They had a daughter named Sarah and a son John.  If, in addition to their known children, they first had a son Theophilus, it would explain the use of the name Roundtree in John Roundtree Coleman's name. 

The 1860 U.S. Census of Columbus County, North Carolina records these Coleman households that I have not yet tied in to our lines:

household number 0486
   [Irving] L. COLEMAN        43   1817   M       Farmer  NC     [1880 Census gives his name as Irving]
   Rebecca Coleman            43   1817   F               SC
  1.  M. E. Coleman           13   1847   F       Student NC
  2.  W. J. Coleman           10   1850   M       Student NC
  3.  A. M. Coleman            6   1854   F               NC
  4.  D. P. Coleman            4   1856   M               NC
  5.  Sarah E. Coleman         2   1858   F               NC

Rebecca was born Rebecca Harrelson per death certificate of Ada Coleman Spivey, her daughter.

  
Above couple is found in the 1870 U.S. Census of N. Carolina :
 In Williams, Columbus Co, NC:

    I L Coleman          M     51y  1819   North Carolina
    Rebecca Coleman      F     51y  1819   South Carolina
    Martha J Coleman     F     18y  1852   North Carolina
    Ada M Coleman        F     16y  1854   North Carolina
    Daniel P Coleman     M     13y  1856   North Carolina 

Above couple is found in the 1880 U.S. Census, in Williams, Columbus County, NC:
  Sheet 119B, family 1, NARA microfilm publication T9-0959.
    self         Irving L. Coleman     M     61     North Carolina
    wife         Rebecca Coleman       F     61     South Carolina
    daughter     Martha J. Coleman     F     26     North Carolina


household number 0558
  J[ohn] CAMBELL          28   1838   M       Farmer  Robeson Cty, NC/ Co H,
        [Spelled "Campbell" in military record]       51st Regt
  Anna Cambell            34   1826   F               NC
  A. J. Cambell            4   1854   M               NC
  John D. Cambell          3   1855   M               NC
  A. Cambell              9/12 1859   M               NC
  Elizabeth SASSER        39   1821   F               NC
  Susan SASSER            45   1815   F               NC
  J[oel] S. COLEMAN       17[15] 1845 M Student NC/ Co H, 18th Regt

This next household could be (245) Amos W. Coleman's family with their first child, one year of age.
household number 0977
   Amos COLEMAN            29   1831   M       Farmer  NC
   Elizabeth Coleman       26   1834   F               NC
   Theodosia Coleman        1   1859   F               NC
   E. W. OSBORNE            5   1855   M               NC

household number 0249
   James A. COLEMAN        22   1838   M       Farmer  NC/ Co E, 2nd Artillery
   M. M. Coleman           25   1835   F               NC
   Henrietta Coleman       2/12 1860   F               NC

Galloway, 2006 records the marriage of this couple in Columbus County, NC: James A. Coleman married Winney A. Floyd on 1/13/1859.

household number 0276
   Sarah COLEMAN           75   1785   F       Farmer  NC
      [I believe this is the widow of (187) Philip Coleman.]

household number 0941
   Travis COLEMAN          55   1805   M       Farmer  NC
   Lucy Coleman            50   1810   F               NC
   Daniel [J.] Coleman     28   1832   M       Farmer  NC/ Co E, 2nd Arty, NC
   Guilford Coleman        26   1834   M               NC/ Co E, 2nd Arty
   Bryant Coleman          25   1835   M               NC/ Co E, 2nd Arty
   Travis Coleman          20   1840   F[sic]  NC/ Co E, 2nd Arty
   Susan Coleman           18   1842   F               NC
   Evoline Coleman         16   1844   F               NC
   Dempsy Coleman          13   1847   M               NC
   Levi Coleman            11   1849   M               NC
   John [Q.] Coleman       23   1837   M               NC/ Co E, 2nd Arty
       [Was 22 by 5/3/62]

Though the exact connection of (1144) Travis Coleman remains to be found, Galloway, 2006, suggested Travis could be the son of (282) Amos Coleman and wife Winnifred.

(1144) Travis Coleman and wife Lucy Unknown had these children:

(1145)  1.  Daniel J. Coleman,    b. 1832 in NC; Co E, 2nd Arty, NC
(1146)  2.  Guilford Coleman,     b. 1834 in NC; Co E, 2nd Arty
(1147)  3.  Bryant Coleman,       b. 1835 in NC; Co E, 2nd Arty
(1148)  4.  Travis Coleman,       b. 1840 in NC; Co E, 2nd Arty
(1149)  5.  Susan Coleman,        b. 1842 in NC
(1150)  6.  Evoline Coleman,      b. 1844 in NC
(1151)  7.  Dempsy Coleman,       b. 1847 in NC
(1152)  8.  Levi Coleman,         b. 1849 in NC
(1153)  9.  John Q. Coleman,      b. 1837 in NC; Co E, 2nd Arty

(1147) Bryant Coleman married Lucinda Williamson.
[Galloway, 2006]

(311) Lot Caswell Coleman, son of Harris Coleman and Rebecca Williamson, married another Lucinda Williamson 01/18/1859 in Columbus County, NC. His brother (315) Warren Jackson Coleman married Mary Ellenia Bardin 01/20/1870 in Columbus County, NC.

Incidentally, though the connection is unknown, Powel, 1971 records a Coleman Nicholas from Edgecombe County settled on Porter Swamp before 1800.  Therefore, there was a connection between the two families further back. 

Children of Coleman Nicholas were:

 1.  Elias Nicholas, b. 1770, d. 1852, m. Sarah Lewis of South Carolina
     Elias had a daughter who married into the Coleman family and moved to

 2.  Ephrian Nicholas, m. Rebecca Williamson.  They moved to Marion
         County, Mississippi in 1834.
 3.  Edith Nicholas    m. Simon Godwin.
 4.  Averlite Nicholas.  His family settled in South Carolina founding the
          town of Nicholas, in Marion County, SC.

Quite a bit has been recorded on the Nichols/Nickols/Nicholes/Nicholas family on the Rootsweb lists. See information on the Nichols familes of the area in my Nichols file.

Simon Godwin, who married 3. Edith Nichols above, was born 18 Mar 1767 in Johnston County, NC and died 30 Jul 1839 in Horry District, SC [Obit in "The Southern Christian Advocate"]  Coleman Nichols married Martha Pierce Godwin.  Simon and Edith Godwin had five daughters. [Godwin, Lori & David 1999.]

There are three Coleman Cemetery listings in the Geographic Names Information Service:

Coleman Cemetery    NC Columbus       cemete 341427N  0785822W  Tabor City West
Coleman Cemetery    NC Brunswick      cemete 340230N  0783033W  Freeland
Coleman Cemetery    NC Columbus       cemete 340958N  0784021W  Nakina

[USGenWeb State Archives Search Engine listing]

The following graves are listed for Colemans in the Porter Swamp Cemetery, Cerro Gordo, Columbus County, NC:

      W. J. Coleman,                  3/14/1845-04/1/1891, s/s as # 274
      Mary Barden, w/o W. J. Coleman, 2/16/1854-05/8/1935
      Thomas B. Colleman,             7/28/1886-04/1/1924, s/s as #'s 274 & 275

      Daniel J. Coleman, Co C, 36 NC State Troop, CSA
      Vineanne, w/o Daniel Coleman,   3/13/1851-12/9/1929

(s/s means in the same spot, adjacent graves indicating family members)
[High, David]

The following graves are listed in the Coleman Cemetery, Cherry Grove, Columbus County, NC

      01 Mary C., w/o Dempsy Coleman, 4/5/1838-4/9/1901
(292) 02 Dempsy Coleman, 8/15/1825-6/30/1898

      03 Annie Jane (Enzor), w/o Asa Coleman, 8/5/1803-7/3/1887
(228) 04 Asa Coleman, 10/10/1796-10/19/1834 (Stone has fallen on the ground)

      05 Cornie S., w/o Henry Coleman, 12/11/1874-12/30/1900
(293) 06 Henry Coleman, Died 11/3/1911, Aged 84 Years (born c1827)

      07 Grayson Owen White, 7/17/1970-6/22/1982
      08 I/s/o M. & L. B. Barnes, b/d 3/10/1895
      09 Melanie Ann, d/o Monroe Jr. & Judy Enzor, 12/9/1971-12/10/1971

      10 O. D. Enzor, 1/9/1884-11/15/1921

      11 Mary Lether, w/o J. D. Jenkins, 5/18/1890-9/22/1912

      12 Mary E. Enzor, 4/15/1857-4/4/1937
      13 J. Monroe Enzor, 3/12/1855-11/9/1937, s/s as # 12

      14 Walter J., s/o J. H. & J. M. Andrews, 3/1/1912-12/18/1913

      15 Lois Watts Turbeville, Mother, 11/24/1930
      16 Shelton Turbeville, Father, 12/6/1928-9/20/1975, s/s as # 15
      17 Daughter, Donna Ruth Turbeville, 12/20/1950-7/25/1972, s/s as #'s
           15 & 16

      18 Ida Jane Harris, 1880-1930
      19 John W. Harris, 1876-19-, s/s as # 18

      20 Unmarked
[High, Dave 1999, transcribed from the book: "They're Buried in Our Past, Columbus County, NC, 1808-1984 (Vol 2)" dated June, 1984.  This cemetery is #102 in the survey. ]

The following family is found in Fair Bluff, Columbus County, NC in the 1870 U.S. Census:
[1870 U.S. Census on the HeritageQuest web site.]

Page 194:
Warren J. Coleman, 24,
Marj. S. Coleman, 16,

The following families are found in Columbus County in the 1880 U.S. Census:
[Family Search of the 1880 U.S. Census on LDS web site.]

In Williams Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Irving L. Coleman   Self    M   Male     W   61   NC   Farmer                    NC   NC
 Rebecca Coleman     Wife    M   Female   W   61   SC   Keeping House             SC   SC
 Martha J. Coleman   Dau     S   Female   W   26   NC                             NC   SC
In Williams Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Daniel P. Coleman   Self    M   Male     W   23   NC                            NC   SC
 Mary A. Coleman     Wife    M   Female   W   21   NC   Keeping House            NC   NC

Galloway, 2006 records the marriage of this couple in Columbus County, NC: Daniel P. Coleman married Mary Ann Stephens on 1/23/1879

In Williams Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 W. Henry Coleman    Self    M   Male     W   38   NC   Farming                  NC   NC
 Prudance Coleman    Wife    M   Female   W   34   NC   Keeping House            NC   NC
 William A. Coleman  Son     S   Male     W    7   NC                            NC   NC
 Olive E. Coleman    Dau     S   Female   W    5   NC                            NC   NC
 Bethal Mcd. Coleman Son     S   Male     W    3   NC                            NC   NC
 Pinkney P. Coleman  Son     S   Male     W    1   NC                            NC   NC

Galloway, 2006 records the marriage of this couple in Columbus County, NC: William Henry Coleman married Prudence Long on 4/13/1872

In Tatoms Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Joshua Coleman      Self    M   Male     B   35   NC   Farmer                   NC   NC
 Rachael Coleman     Other   M   Female   B   35   NC   Keeping House            NC   NC
In Tatoms Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 James A. Coleman    Self    M   Male     W   43   NC   Farmer                   NC   NC
 Winney M. Coleman   Wife    M   Female   W   44   AL   Keeping House            SC   NC
 Henrietta Coleman   Dau     S   Female   W   19   NC   Laborer                  NC   NC
 Analiza Coleman     Dau     S   Female   W   17   NC   Laborer                  NC   NC
 John W. Coleman     Son     S   Male     W   14   NC   Laborer                  NC   NC
 Frances D. Coleman  Dau     S   Female   W   11   NC   Laborer                  NC   NC
 Emma J. Coleman     Dau     S   Female   W    9   NC                            NC   NC
 Edward W. Coleman   Son     S   Male     W    7   NC                            NC   NC
 James Q. Coleman    Son     S   Male     W    4   NC                            NC   NC
 Harris F. Coleman   Son     S   Male     W    1   NC                            NC   NC

Galloway, 2006 records the marriage of this couple in Columbus County, NC: James A. Coleman married Winney A. Floyd on 1/13/1859.

In Tatoms Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Rebecca Coleman     Self    W   Female   W   66   NC   Farming   NC   NC
 Janes T. Coleman    GDau    S   Female   W   12   NC   Laborer   NC   NC
 Johnson L. Williamson GSon      Male     W   16   NC   Servant   NC   NC

In Tatoms Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 (311) Lott C. Coleman     Self    M   Male     W   46   NC   Farmer                   NC   NC
 Lucinda Coleman     Wife    M   Female   W   44   NC   Keeping House            NC   NC
 (320) Ann E. Coleman      Dau     S   Female   W   20   NC                            NC   NC
 (321) Rebecca J. Coleman  Dau     S   Female   W   18   NC   Laborer                  NC   NC
 (322) Ella M. Coleman     Dau     S   Female   W   11   NC   Laborer                  NC   NC
 (323) Harris M. Coleman   Son     S   Male     W    6   NC                            NC   NC
 (324) Rasberry Mcl. Coleman Son   S   Male     W    4   NC                            NC   NC

In Tatoms Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Reuben Coleman      Self    M   Male     B   46   NC   Farmer                   NC   NC
 Harriett Coleman    Wife    M   Female   B   31   NC   Keeping House            NC   NC
 Alexander Coleman   Son     S   Male     B   13   NC   Laborer                  NC   NC
 Rosy Q. Coleman     Dau     S   Female   B    9   NC                            NC   NC
 Catherine D. Coleman Dau    S   Female   B    7   NC                            NC   NC
 Celia A. Coleman    Dau     S   Female   B    4   NC                            NC   NC
 James H. Coleman    Son     S   Male     B    1   NC                            NC   NC
In Bug Hill Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Wash. Coleman       Self    M   Male     B   25   NC   Farmer                   NC   NC
 Easter Coleman      Wife    M   Female   B   20   NC   Keeping House            NC   NC
 Asa Coleman         Son     S   Male     B    3   NC                            NC   NC
 Dorus Coleman       Son     S   Male     B    1   NC                            NC   NC
 Isaac Coleman      Father   W   Male     B   70   NC   Laborer                  NC   NC
 Nora GORE          SisterL  S   Female   B   30   NC   Without Occupation       NC   NC
      GORE          Nephew   S   Male     B   8M   NC                            NC   NC

In Bug Hill Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Elizabeth Coleman   Self    W   Female   W   70   NC   Keeping House            NC   NC
 Jane WARD           Niece   M   Female   W   20   NC   Without Occupation       NC   NC
 Susanna WARD       GNiece   S   Female   W    1   NC                            NC   NC
In Lees, Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Moses E. Coleman    Self    M   Male     W   32   NC   Works In Turpentine      NC   NC
 Sarah E. Coleman    Wife    M   Female   W   27   NC   Keeping House            NC   NC
 Albert B. Coleman   Son     S   Male     W    6   NC                            NC   NC
 Plema V. Coleman    Dau     S   Female   W    3   NC                            NC   NC
 Mittie E. Coleman   Dau     S   Female   W    2   NC                            NC   NC
 Magnolia Coleman    Dau     S   Female   W    1   NC                            NC   NC

Galloway, 2006 records two marriages of Moses E. Coleman in Columbus County, NC:
Moses E. Coleman and Charity Blackman 1/7/1869 (no issue)
Moses E. Coleman and Sarah Elizabeth Ward ca. 1872

In Fair Bluff, Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880:

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Mima Coleman        Self    W   Female   B   60   NC   Keeping House          AFRICA VA
 Oliver Coleman      Son     S   Male     B   22   NC   Works In Cooper Shop     NC   NC
 Winnie M. Coleman   Dau     S   Female   B   16   NC   Housework                NC   NC

In Fair Bluff, Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Julia Coleman       Self    S   Female   B   22   NC   K. House & Farmhand      NC   NC
 Della Coleman       Dau     S   Female   B   7   NC                             NC   NC

In Fair Bluff, Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Daniel Coleman      Self    W   Male     W   79   NC   Farmer & Miller          NC   NC
 James BARNES        Other   M   Male     W   69   NC   Works On Farm            NC   NC
 Alice BARNES        Other   M   Female   W   54   NC   House Keeper             NC   NC

In Fair Bluff, Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Daniel J. Coleman   Self    M   Male     W   37   NC   Farmer                   NC   NC
 Vina A. Coleman     Wife    M   Female   W   29   NC   Keeping House            NC   NC
 Chellie Coleman     Dau     S   Female   W    6   NC                            NC   NC
 Lonie Coleman       Dau     S   Female   W    3   NC                            NC   NC
 Blanche D. Coleman  Dau     S   Female   W   5M   NC                            NC   NC

In Fair Bluff, Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 M. Q. Coleman       Self    M   Male     W   38   NC   Farmer & Miller          NC   NC
 Penelope Coleman    Wife    M   Female   W   36   NC   Keeping House            NC   NC
 Lou Coleman         Dau     S   Female   W    8   NC                            NC   NC
 Sue Coleman         Dau     S   Female   W    6   NC                            NC   NC
 Doctor H. Coleman   Son     S   Male     W   6M   NC                            NC   NC

In Fair Bluff, Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Asa Coleman         Self    W   Male     W   37   NC   Works At Turpentine      NC   NC
 B. Mcrae Coleman    Son     S   Male     W    9   NC                            NC   NC
 Doctor F. Coleman   Son     S   Male     W    7   NC                            NC   NC

In Fair Bluff, Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Bryant Coleman      Self    M   Male     W   44   NC   Farmer                   NC   NC
 E. Jame Coleman     Wife    M   Female   W   44   SC   House & Farm Work Lab.   SC   NC
 Dockery V. Coleman  Son     S   Male     W   12   NC   Farm Work                NC   SC
 Sallie N. Coleman   Dau     S   Female   W    9   NC                            NC   SC
 N. Eveline Coleman  Dau     S   Female   W    5   NC                            NC   SC

In Fair Bluff, Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Travis Coleman      Self    M   Male     W   40   NC   Farmer                   NC   NC
 Polly Coleman       Wife    M   Female   W   38   NC   House & Farm Work Lab.   NC   NC
 Seymour Coleman     Son     S   Male     W   10   NC   Farm Work                NC   NC
 Mcqueen Coleman     Son     S   Male     W    8   NC                            NC   NC
 Bradley Coleman     Son     S   Male     W    6   NC                            NC   NC
 Frances V. Coleman  Dau     S   Female   W    2   NC                            NC   NC

Galloway, 2006 records the marriage of the above couple:
Travis Coleman, Jr. and Polly Buffkin on 1/12/1868 in Columbus County, NC

In Fair Bluff, Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Guilford Coleman    Self    W   Male     W   48   NC   Miller                   NC   NC
 Henrietta Coleman   Dau     S   Female   W   13   NC                            NC   NC

In Fair Bluff, Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Levi Coleman        Self    M   Male     W   30   NC   Farmer                   NC   NC
 Martha J. Coleman   Wife    M   Female   W   23   NC   House & Farm Work Lab.   NC   NC
 William J. Coleman  Son     S   Male     W    3   NC                            NC   NC
 Ellen B. Coleman    Dau     S   Female   W    1   NC                            NC   NC

In Fair Bluff, Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Jane Coleman        Self    W   Female   W   53   NC   Farmer   NC   NC
 Lucy A. Coleman     Dau     S   Female   W   18   NC   House & Farm Work Lab.   NC   NC
 Mary G. Coleman     Dau     S   Female   W   16   NC   House & Farm Work Lab.   NC   NC
 Martha B. Coleman   Dau     S   Female   W   16   NC   House & Farm Work Lab.   NC   NC
 John Coleman        Son     S   Male     W   13   NC   Farm Work                NC   NC
 Daniel P. Coleman   Son     S   Male     W    5   NC                            NC   NC

In Fair Bluff, Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Dempsey Coleman     Self    S   Male     W   31   NC   Works At Turpentine      NC   NC

In Fair Bluff, Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Elisha Coleman      Self    S   Male     W   33   NC   Farmer                   NC   NC
 Polly Coleman       Sister  S   Female   W   50   NC   Keeping House            NC   NC
 A. Caroline Coleman Sister  S   Female   W   49   NC   House & Farm Work Laborer  NC   NC
 Lucretia Coleman    Sister  S   Female   W   39   NC   House & Farm Work Laborer  NC   NC
 Alva M. Stricklin   Nephew  S   Male     W   14   NC   Farm Work                NC   NC
 Jackson Coleman     Brother S   Male     W   41   NC   Farm & Turp Work         NC   NC

In Fair Bluff, Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Dempsey Coleman     Self    M   Male     W   56   NC   Farmer & Miller          NC   NC
 Mary C. Coleman     Wife    M   Female   W   42   NC   Keeping House            NC   NC
 Mary V. Coleman     Dau     S   Female   W   15   NC   At Home                  NC   NC
 Loubinia Coleman    Dau     S   Female   W   13   NC   At Home                  NC   NC
 Henry Coleman       Son     S   Male     W   11   NC   Works In Farm            NC   NC
 Mary Lancaster      Other   S   Female   W   20   NC   At Home                  NC   NC
 Annie J. Coleman    Mother  W   Female   W   79   NC   At Home                  NC   NC
 Ellis Granger       Other   S   Male     B    9   NC                            NC   SC
 John W. Boswell     Other   S   Male     W   26   NC   Works On Farm            NC   NC

In Fair Bluff, Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Charity Coleman     Self    W   Female   B   80   NC   At Home                  NC   NC

In Fair Bluff, Township of Columbus County, NC; U.S. Census of 1880:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Isaac Coleman       Self    M   Male     B   49   NC   Farmer                   NC   NC
 Sarah Coleman       Wife    M   Female   B   35   SC   Works On Farm            SC   SC
 Amanda Granger      SDau    S   Female   B   20   SC   Works On Farm            SC   SC
 Phillis Granger    MotherL  M   Female   B   75   SC   At Home                  SC   SC

 

  1. Updated 12/01/2012 added information about Irving Lasiter Coleman, his wife's maiden name, and their family as recorded in U.S. Census records.
  2. Updated 12/07/2012 added birth year for Philip Coleman.
  3. Updated 12/07/2012 added maiden name of Amos Coleman's wife, Winnifred Sparks.
  4. Updated 12/07/2012 added the Howell and Rozier family records from the 1850 U.S. Census of Robeson County, North Carolina.
  5. Updated 12/09/2012 added birth year info for Jernigan Families.






 

Chapter 15.  Colemans of Hamilton County, Tennessee

The three generation chart below was enhanced to four generation but took too long to render or scroll the page. An image was made and is available here.

Colemans in the area of Walden's Ridge situated at the point where southern Bledsoe, eastern Sequatchie, and northern Hamilton County Tennessee come together were well researched and documented in a rare typed manuscript entitled The Colemans of North Hamilton County, Tennessee, originally authored by Cy Yarborough, and privately published circa 1985 to 1988, updated since 1999 by Wes Coleman.  It has been my intent to make this information permanently available on the web, and it is with his permission that it appears here.  [Yarborough, Cy, c1985]

CHARLES COLEMAN, FIRST ANCESTOR TO NORTH HAMILT0N COUNTY, TENNESSEE AREA

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

(213) Charles S. Coleman, according to all records available, was born in South Carolina.  The date of his birth is disputable.  In the Bledsoe County Tennessee census of 1830 "Charles Colman" was listed as being between 50 and 60 years of age indicating he was born between 1770 and 1780.  This hardly seems likely since his wife is also listed as being between 50 and 60 but they had seven children between the ages of 0 to 20.  In the 184O Bledsoe County census Charles Coleman and his wife were listed as being between 40 and 50 years of age.  This coincides with the 1850 census which listed Charles Coleman as 57 years old which would put his birth year around 1793.

I do not know when or how Charles Coleman came to Tennessee.  An old family legend which I've heard all my life and that has been conveyed to me by other Coleman descendants is that the Coleman's came to this area by floating down the Tennessee River on a flat bottomed boat or raft.  This I must emphasize is only legend and it has not been confirmed.  It is a fact that in 1818, Charles Coleman was living in Madison County, Alabama, as it has been proven that one of his children was born there in 1818.

The first record of Charles Coleman actually being in the North Hamilton County area is the 1830 Bledsoe County census.  There is some reason to believe he had lived in the state of Tennessee prior to this since various census records indicate his two oldest sons were both born in Tennessee.

An affidavit attesting to the service of James Varner, pioneer resident of Soddy, TN, in the war of 1812 was discovered as being signed by Charles Coleman as a witness.  Varner is known to have lived in the area around 1812 and he and Coleman obviously served together in the same outfit in the War of 1812.  So it is a possibility, if this is our Charles Coleman, he knew Varner since at least 1812-1814, and may have lived near Varner.

Even though he is shown as being in Bledsoe County in 1830 and 1840, this would be in an area that would now be in eastern Sequatchie County as Sequatchie County wasn't formed until 1857 from parts of southern Bledsoe, northern Clarion and western Hamilton Counties.  I believe he may have lived in the area where Lewis Chapel and Flat Top Mountain communities are now located.

Editor's Note:
Map inserted to depict the area being discussed.
Hand drawn sketch map of the Lewis Chapel, Flat Top, and Soddy-Daisy area of Tennessee  
Map of the Lewis Chapel, Flat Top, and Soddy-Daisy area of Tennessee, drawn by the author

The first record of a land transaction that has been found involving Charles Coleman was in the Hamilton County Entry Taker's book.  The entry is recorded as follows:

"Charles Coleman entered 640 acres on 9/20/1831, land on Walden's Ridge beginning on James Bunch's south corner of the place where he now lives, running North and East with said Bunch's line to Cany Branch, thence down Cany Branch and round."

The next land transaction found was also in the Hamilton Country Entry Taker's book:

"On 1/23/1841, Charles Coleman and William Bunch entered 5,000 acres in Hamilton County on Walden's Ridge.  Beginning on Southeast top of ridge near Poe's turnpike road on Northeast side thence North to 640 acres of Coleman's along his line to Northwest corner thence to Northwest top of ridge then North to extreme top and headwaters of Sale Creek, then down Sale Crock to Southwest top of ridge, then along Southwest top to include 5,000 acres of unappropriated land."

For reasons I have so far been unable to uncover, three months after Charles Coleman and Bunch first entered the 5,000 acres, Coleman then re-entered the land on 4/26/1841, in his own name only apparently taking sole possession of the property.  The property Coleman entered in 1831 was next to a James Bunch's property and the property entered in 1841 was with a William Bunch.  I believe this to be the same man or to be two men who were related and undoubtedly a neighbor of Charles Coleman's.

In the 1850 census Charles Coleman is found living in Hamilton County while his three sons were still living in Bledsoe County.  This should most likely indicate a change in residence since Sequatchie County had not yet been formed from Bledsoe, Marion and Hamilton Counties.  Even though the 5,640 acres of land entered by Coleman were entered in Hamilton County, it is likely that some of the land overlapped into what was then Bledsoe County.  In 1849, Charles Coleman traded 320 acres on Walden's Ridge to Col. William Clift for 200 acres on Opposum Creek in the valley between Soddy and Bakewell.  This land is supposedly the land Charles Coleman moved onto when he was shown living in Hamilton County in the 1850 census after living in Bledsoe County in the 1830 and 1840 census. It was 50 Acres of this tract that Jackson Coleman received from his father in 1852 (which he later deeded back to his father in 1855).  50 acres that Benjamin Franklin Coleman received from his father in 1859 was reportedly from this same tract of 200 acres.  This entire tract was later owned by Charles Coleman's grandson, Lewis Washington (Lute) Coleman and was known as the Lewis Coleman farm until his departure to Texas.

The 1850 Hamilton County census was the last census in which Charles Coleman was found in this area.  [Editor WDC: Charles appears in the Census Death Rolls for Hamilton Co. Tennessee showing his death occurred in January 1860.]

Charles Coleman no doubt did some farming throughout his life but census records in 1830 and 1840 list occupation as being in manufacturing and trade.  In 1850 his occupation was listed as being a carpenter.  I would suspect that being a carpenter could be construed as being in manufacturing and trade.

According to census records available, Charles Coleman had 7 children, 3 sons and 4 daughters.  In the 1850 Hamilton County census, which is the only census he appears in where other family members are listed by name, his wife is named Elizabeth Unknown, however the census also indicated she and Charles were married within the year so she is not the mother of his children.  The identity of his first wife is not known.  The identity of all his 7 children aren't known either but a list as complete as presently possible along with approximate dates of their birth is as shown below.

(213) Charles S. Coleman and his first wife had these children:

(383) 1.  Charles Washington Coleman,       b. c1815
(384) 2.  Jackson Coleman,                  b. c1817, in TN
(385) 3.  Benjamin Franklin Coleman,        b. 8/24/1818, in AL
(386) 4.  Mary Polly Coleman (McClure),     b. 1820 or 1822, in TN or GA
(387) 5.  Rachael Coleman (Brown),          b. c1823, in TN
(388) 6.  Sara Coleman,                     b. c1824, in SC
(389) 7.  dau. Coleman,

Editor's Note:
As stated above, Charles S. Coleman was the first Coleman ancestor in the Walden's Ridge area situated at the juncture of Bledsoe, Sequatchie, and Hamilton Counties of Tennessee.  His descendants are outlined below for those born up to 1930.  For web posting, the names of those born after 1930 were removed for the privacy of those who may still be living.

Editor's Note:
The following table outlines the descendants of Charles S. Coleman providing links to those chapters that discuss the family of each.
ChapterChildChapterGrandchild
==============================================================================================================
16Charles Washington Coleman (1816-) 23Elizabeth Coleman McClure (c1837)
   24Thomas Jackson Coleman
   25Barbara Coleman Harvey
   26Mary E. Coleman Tucker (c1844)
   27Zachary Taylor Coleman
   28Eliza Coleman (c1849)
   29Benjamin Franklin Coleman (c1850)
   30Susan Coleman Starnes (c1852)
   noneMary Coleman Martin
==============================================================================================================
17Jackson Coleman (1817-)  Nancy J. Coleman (c1839-)
    Eliza A. Coleman (1841-)
    Cassy E. Coleman (1848-)
    Rachel M. Coleman (1850-)
==============================================================================================================
18Benjamin Franklin Coleman (1818-) 31Margaret Jane Coleman (1840-)
   32Benjamin Carroll Coleman (1842-)
   33Lewis Washington Coleman (1844-)
   34Millie America Coleman (1846-)
   35Nancy Easter Coleman (1862-)
   36Benjamin Franklin Coleman IV (1869-)
   37Amos Leroy Coleman (1875-)
   38Alameda (Alma) Coleman (1877-)
   39Margaret (Maggie) Coleman (1879-)
   40William Casper Coleman (1882-)
==============================================================================================================
19Mary Polly Coleman McClure (1820 or 1822-)
==============================================================================================================
20Rachael Coleman Brown (1823-)
==============================================================================================================
21Sara Coleman (1824-)
==============================================================================================================

 








 

Chapter 16.  Descendants of Charles Washington Coleman of Hamilton, and later, Putnam County Tennessee

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

(383) Charles Washington Coleman, known as Wash, was born approximately 1815 in Tennessee according to all records available.  He was a life-long farmer and began his livelihood in the old section of Bledsoe County, Tennessee which presently lies in Sequatchie County area somewhere between the Lewis Chapel and Flat Top communities.

Hand-drawn map of the Flat Top area of Walden's Ridge 
Hand-drawn map of the Flat Top area of Walden's Ridge

Wash's father sold him 200 acres of land for $200 on 7 Sep 1842.  The land bordered Bord Creek on Walden's Ridge in Bledsoe County (later Sequatchie Co.). The land was part of an original grant to Benjamin Wheeler, Joseph Hoge and Daniel Hoge.  He added 700 acres to the 200 acres he bought from his father when in 1850 he purchased the land from Thomas Mansfield for $200 giving him a total of 900 acres.

Wash then sold 100 acres off the 700 acre parcel for $150 to Goodwin Casewell on 19 Aug 1851.  Not a bad price since he gave only $200 for the entire 700 acres just a year before.

On 1/10/1855 he then bought an additional 100 acres for $100 from S.J.A. Burg.

This land bordered the N. W. corner of the land Wash already owned. Wash put up 107 acres as collateral for a debt of $111.10 he owed Stewart Rogers on 25 Jul 1858.  The terms were that Wash sign a deed of trust to Samual Brown who was to hold the deed to the land for 60 days in which Wash must pay the debt or the land would be put up for public auction.  It's assumed that Wash was able to pay off the debt since no record was found of the land being deeded to anyone else from Coleman or Brown.

In 1861, Wash started selling off some of his land.  On 30 Jan 1861 he sold 200 acres to J. H. & I. J. Rogers for $200.  Just a few days later on 4 Feb 1861 he sold another 100 acres to the Rogers' again for $55.  Wash may have been preparing to leave Walden's Ridge by selling the land, for the next time the federal census was taken in 1870 he was living in Putnam County, Tennessee.

It is not known exactly when Wash moved from Walden's Ridge to Putnam County, but it could very well have been in early 1861 after he sold the 300 acres.  When he moved to Putnam County he settled in an area called Buffalo Valley located in the extreme southwest corner of the county near the town of Baxter, Tennessee.
Buffalo Valley & West Baxter Map from the Tigerline Map Browser of the U.S. Census Bureau  
Buffalo Valley & West Baxter Area Map from the
Tigerline Map Browser of the U.S. Census Bureau
Baxter & Cookville Area Map from the Tigerline Map Browser of the U.S. Census Bureau  
Baxter & Cookville Area Map from the
Tigerline Map Browser of the U.S. Census Bureau

Wash was married in the mid-1830's to Lucinda Sims.  Lucinda was born around 1819 in Kentucky.  Available records indicate that both Wash and Lucinda were illiterate.  Lucinda died in the mid 1850's and was buried on Flat Top Mountain.  Cy had a descendent of Wash Coleman's tell him that Wash remarried after Lucinda died but the last federal census Wash appeared in with a wife living with him was the 1850 census with Lucinda.  He may have remarried but if he did it was not for long.

Wash, like many Coleman's that followed him, farmed most of his life but also did some carpentry and in the 1860 census he was listed as being a wagonmaker.

In the 1880 Putnam County census, the last federal census Wash appeared in, Wash was living with his married daughter, Mary Martin.  Under the column headed "Maimed, crippled or bedridden" the word "Paralysis" was written in indicating he was in failing health, possibly from a stroke or something that had paralyzed him.  Wash died in the early 1880's, the exact date is not known.  He is buried in Baxter, Tennessee.

(383) Charles Washington Coleman and Lucinda Sims had children described as:

(394) 1.  Elizabeth Coleman (McClure),     b. c1837,     in Bledsoe County, TN
(395) 2.  Thomas Jackson Coleman,          b. 6/14/1838, in Bledsoe County, TN
(396) 3.  Barbara Coleman (Harvey),        b. 2/01/1842, in Bledsoe County, TN
(397) 4.  Mary E. Coleman (Tucker),        b. c1844,     in Bledsoe County, TN
(398) 5.  Zachary Taylor Coleman,          b. 11/?/1847, in Bledsoe County, TN
(399) 6.  Eliza Coleman,                   b. c1849,     in Bledsoe County, TN
(400) 7.  Benjamin Franklin Coleman,       b. c1850,     in Bledsoe County, TN
(401) 8.  Susan Coleman (Starnes),         b. c1852,     in Bledsoe County, TN
(402) 9.  Mary Coleman (Martin),           b. 6/?/1856,  in TN

It was disturbing to note two of the daughters, Eliza and Mary, seem to appear twice and each duplicated name includes one or both years of birth as approximate years.  The conclusion is that there may be an error in the above information.  These two, Elizabeth and Mary appeared in the 1860 U.S. Census below.

The 1860 Census listed the family this way with apparent year of birth calculated:

(383) Coleman, Washington   age 45,    b. 1814-15
(396)  Coleman, Barbary     age 18,    b. 1841-42
(397)  Coleman, Mary E.     age 16,    b. 1843-44
(398)  Coleman, Zachareah   age 14,    b. 1845-46
(399)  Coleman, Eliza       age 12,    b. 1847-48
(400)  Coleman, Franklin    age 10,    b. 1849-50
(401)  Coleman, Susan       age  8,    b. 1851-52

Elizabeth and her husband died in the mid 1860s in an accident that apparently claimed the lives of their twin daughters as well. The rest of their children went to live with their grandparents, Wash and Lucinda. Therefore, Wash and Lucinda were raising children in addition to those listed above.

The family of (394) Elizabeth Coleman and husband John McClure is the subject of Chapter 23.

The family of (395) Thomas Jackson Coleman and his wives, Nancy Gothard and Rhoda Rogers is the subject of Chapter 24.

The family of (396) Barbara and Marion Harvey is the subject of Chapter 25.

The family of (397) Mary E. Coleman and husband William H. Tucker is the subject of Chapter 26.

The family of (398) Zachary Taylor Coleman and his wives, Jane Mitchel and Sarah Jemimah Stewart is the subject of Chapter 27.

The family of (399) Eliza Coleman is the subject of Chapter 28.

The family of (400) Benjamin Franklin Coleman is the subject of Chapter 29.

The family of (401) Susan Coleman and husband Fred Starnes is the subject of Chapter 30.

The family of (402) Mary Coleman and her husband, Noah Martin is the subject of Chapter 43.

 

12/16/2008








 

Chapter 17.  Descendants of Jackson Coleman of Hamilton County Tennessee

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

Cy wrote:

(384) Jackson Coleman was the second son of Charles Coleman.  He was born approximately 1817, in Tennessee.

Jackson married Casannah Pickett in the late 1830's.  She was born around 1824 in North Carolina.  Both were illiterate and Jackson was listed as a farmer for his occupation.

He and his wife were residing in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, when the 1840 Census was taken.  I am assuming he lived in the same area as his father and brothers, in the vicinity of Lewis Chapel and Flat Top communities.  He was also listed as being in Bledsoe County in the 1850 census.

A deed was recorded in Hamilton County, Tennessee on 3/2/1852, when Jackson Coleman received 50 acres in the 12th District of Hamilton County from his father Charles Coleman.  Apparently at this time Jackson moved down off Walden's Ridge and into the valley north of Soddy, TN, or in Bakewell, TN.

That was the last record of Jackson Coleman and his family in Bledsoe, Hamilton, Sequatchie, Putnam or DeKalb Counties in Tennessee where all other descendants of Charles Coleman were known to have lived.  I have not been able to find anyone who knows what happened to Jackson Coleman or his descendants, but it is generally assumed he went west.

As of the 1850 census (384) Jackson Coleman and Casannah Pickett Coleman had 4 children as follows:

(403)  1.  Nancy J. Coleman,                b. c1839, GA
(404)  2.  Eliza A. Coleman,                b. c1841, in TN
(405)  3.  Cassy E. Coleman,                b. c1848, in TN
(406)  4.  Rachael M. Coleman,              b. c1850, in TN

In Nov. 2008, I received an email reporting citing of a story about Nancy Jane Coleman and family. (403) Nancy Jane Coleman married Thomas Jefferson Spicer, b. 09/08/1833 near Clinton, TN. Thomas was the son of William Henry Spicer and Sarah (Sally) Butler Spicer.
[Logan County Arkansas, Its History and Its People]
[Spicer, Penelope, 2006]

Thomas married second Martha Adaline Caldwell 09/26/1886. She was born in 1850. He married third Lucinda Carol Atkinson 07/15/1888. She was born 10/1857.
[Spicer, Penelope, 2006]

(403) Nancy Jane Coleman and Thomas Jefferson Spicer had these children:
[Logan County Arkansas, Its History and Its People]

(1320)  1.  Eliza J. Spicer,                b. c1858, TN
(1321)  2.  Mary L. Spicer,                 b. 02/1859, Logan Co, AR, d. 04/1949
(1322)  3.  Rachel M. Spicer,               b. 09/1865, Logan Co, AR
(1323)  4.  William H. "Jack" Spicer,       b. 10/29/1867, Logan Co, AR, d. 07/27/1944
(1324)  5.  James David Spicer,             b. 02/17/1870, Logan Co, AR
(1325)  6.  Alexander Spicer,               b. c1873, Logan Co, AR
(1326)  7.  George Washington Spicer,       b. 05/06/1875, Logan Co, AR
(1327)  8.  Nancy M. Spicer,                b. c1877
(1328)  9.  John A. Spicer,                 b. 06/05/1881, d. 1946

Penelope Spicer gives the family as:

(1320)  1.  Eliza Jane Spicer,              b. 10/1857
(1321)  2.  Mary Luvena Spicer,             b. 02/17/1859
(1322)  3.  Rachel Matilda Spicer,          b. 09/1865
(1323)  4.  William H. Spicer,              b. 10/29/1867
(1324)  5.  James David Spicer,             b. 02/17/1870
(1325)  6.  Alexander Spicer,               b. c1873
(1326)  7.  George Washington Spicer,       b. 05/06/1875
(1327)  8.  Nancy M. Spicer,                b. c1877
(1328)  9.  John Atchley Spicer,            b. 06/05/1881
[Spicer, Penelope, 2006]

Nancy died around 1882 and would have been about 43 years of age. Tom then married Martha Adaline Caldwell of Prarie View on 11/29/1886. She died the following year and he married Lucinda Carol Atkinson on 07/15/1888. She was the daughter of James "Stringer Jim" McBride and Phildary Gray.
[Logan County Arkansas, Its History and Its People]

Spicer also gives the family Thomas had by his third wife, Lucinda Atkinson as:

    1. Edith Gertrude Spicer,   b. 07/21/1889.
    2. Joshua R. Spicer,        b. 08/1893.
    3. Buford Spicer,           b. 02/1898.
    4. Thomas Vernon Spicer,    b. 1902.
[Spicer, Penelope, 2006]

The Logan County Arkansas source gives Edith's name as Ida Gertrude Spicer, same birth date; and the rest of the facts on this family are nearly identical, plus additional information is added.
[Logan County Arkansas, Its History and Its People]

(1321) Mary L. Spicer was born 02/1859 in Logan Co, AR and died 04/1949. She married Israh G. Rose.
[Logan County Arkansas, Its History and Its People]

(1322) Rachel M. Spicer was born 09/1865 in Logan Co, AR. She married Ben F. Varnell on 01/03/1878.
[Logan County Arkansas, Its History and Its People]

(1323) William H. "Jack" Spicer was born 10/29/1867 in Logan Co, AR. He married Vashti and died 07/27/1944. He was buried in McKendree Cemetery.
[Logan County Arkansas, Its History and Its People]

(1324) James David Spicer was born 02/17/1870 in Logan Co, AR He married Mary Elizabeth Fulmer. He died 12/18/1952.
[Logan County Arkansas, Its History and Its People]

(1325) Alexander Spicer was born c1858 in Logan Co, AR.
[Logan County Arkansas, Its History and Its People]

(1326) George Washington Spicer was born c1858 in Logan Co, AR.
[Logan County Arkansas, Its History and Its People]

(1327) Nancy M. Spicer was born c1877

(1328) John A. Spicer was born 06/05/1881 and died in 1946. He married Betty H. Unknown.

 








 

Chapter 18.  Descendants of Benjamin Franklin Coleman of Hamilton County, TN

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

(385) Benjamin Franklin Coleman was the third and youngest son of Charles Coleman.  He was born 8/24/1818, in Madison County, Alabama.  An old family legend that has been handed down for generations alleges that the Coleman's came to this country (Southeast Tennessee) by floating down the Tennessee River on a flat-bottomed boat.  It could be that they ventured farther down the river into Madison County (County seat Huntsville, Ala.) as the Tennessee River runs right through the County.  Nevertheless there are several documents to prove that Frank was born in Alabama.

No doubt Frank moved with his family as a young boy back to Tennessee on Walden's Ridge in what was then Bledsoe County in the vicinity of the Lewis Chapel and Flat Top communities.  There he grew up and married Nancy Hughes in the late 1830's.  Nancy was born around 1822 in Kentucky, the daughter of Hezikiah and Elizabeth Hughes, some of the earliest settlers of a well-known Soddy family.

Frank and Nancy lived in Bledsoe County during their early married life near his father and brothers around the Lewis Chapel-Flat Top area.

Frank farmed and was also shown as being a wagonmaker in the 1850 Bledsoe County census, an occupation that was also shown to be his brother Wash Coleman's at one time.  It could have been possible that they worked together, although this is mere speculation.

Somewhere in the 1850's Frank and Nancy moved off of Walden's Ridge and into the valley at Bakewell, TN, (then known as Retro).  There is an entry in the Hamilton County deed book where Charles Coleman deeded 50 acres to Benjamin E. Coleman in the 12th District of Hamilton County.  This is undoubtedly some of the 640 acres Frank's father purchased in 1831.  Even though the entry in the deed book is dated 12/26/1859, I believe Frank and his family moved to Bakewell a few years earlier.

Frank's wife, Nancy died 9/2/1859.  Her cause of death is unknown but she was just in her mid-to-late 30's.  Nancy was buried in what was then called the Hughes Cemetery in Bakewell.  It is now known as the Bakewell Cemetery and is located on Retro-Hughes Road close the the railroad tracks in Bakewell.

Frank remarried early the following year.  He married Mary Jones, the daughter of D. S. Jones of Bakewell.  Mary was born ca. 1821 in Tennessee. They were married just a year when the Civil War broke out, and a year after that Frank became a Union soldier.

Frank joined the Union army on 2/10/1862 at Flat Lick, Kentucky, for a period of 3 years.  He was mustered into H Company of the 3rd Tennessee Infantry under the command of Gen. J. G. Spears.

He spent the first several months encamped at Portland, Ohio on the Ohio River.  In August 1862 his company marched toward the Cumberland Gap in Northern Tennessee.  This is where Frank saw his first action on 9/8/1862 where he and his company participated in the battle of Pine Mountain, Tennessee.  After the battle of Pine Mountain, Frank's company evacuated the Cumberland Gap and started marching towards Flat Lick, Kentucky, eventual destination being Portland, Ohio.  While on this march Frank dropped out due to illness and was subsequently captured by Confederate forces on 9/22/1862.  He was returned to his company through a prisoner exchange on 2/23/1863.

The company was at Murfreesboro, Tennessee when he rejoined them.  They then marched through Liberty Pike and on to Carthage, Tennessee.  While in the Carthage area, his company did some picketing, foraging, scouting and escorted a P.O.W. train back to Murfreesboro.  Frank and his company remained in Carthage until September of 1863.  They then broke camp and marched toward Alexandria, Tennessee, on to Liberty, McMinnville, Beersheba Springs, Jasper, Battle Creek and into Chattanooga, TN, arriving 9/20/1863.  On 9/23/1863 they engaged the enemy on Lookout Mountain repulsing 3 attacks by Confederate Forces of superior number.

On 9/30/1863, they evacuated Chattanooga and marched toward Sale Creek, Tennessee, arriving 10/3/1863.  They remained camped at Sale Creek for the remainder of the month.  Being close to home, Frank was able to secure a leave of absence from the Army for several months duration.  An entry in his service record reads as follows:

"Detached service safeguard at Sale Creek, TN. Nov. 1, 1863."

While on leave Frank was elected Constable of the 12th District of Hamilton County, TN.  He was elected 3/5/1864, and sworn in 4/5/1864.  It was a post he would retain only a short time as he rejoined the 3rd Infantry in June of 1864.  By then his outfit was camped near Atlanta, GA, where he rejoined them.  They remained near Atlanta until September when they marched through Jonesboro and Lovejoy, GA, then headed back North through Decatur, Kingston, Rome and then to Calhoun, GA.  This took them into late October 1864.  At Calhoun they rode a train back into Tennessee and marched to Nashville.

Frank was transferred from Nashville to an Army hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind., and admitted on 11/30/1864, for Chronic Rheumatism.  Upon returning to Nashville, Frank's company fought an engagement near Nashville on 12/15 & 12/16/1864, in which 3 men were killed and 8 wounded from his company.

Frank remained around Nashville for the remaining two months of his tour of duty and was mustered out of service at Nashville, TN, on 2/23/1865, due to expiration of term of service.

Frank returned home to Bakewell and resumed his farming duties.  On 6/19/1867, he put in a claim with the U. S. Government for an invalid pension.  He stated the reason for request for pension as follows:

When I went into the Army I was a sound man, but was exposed very much and after the Missionary Ridge fight we made a very rapid and hard march to Rocky Creek, 26 miles north of Chattanooga on the north side of the river and the streams were swollen and the woods full of water and I was wet all day and all night. (It rained very hard all the time.) Then took a pain in my ankle which continued for nearly a year and then moved to my knee where it seems to be permanently settled.  I suppose it to be Rhuematism and it was brought about by my exposure as aforesaid.  I now have to walk with a cane "

The document was witnessed by A. A. Pearson and John Anderson.  [Cy has] other documents from the Dept. of the Interior's Pension office and from the Adjutant General's office concerning Frank's request for pension, but no record of a final disposition in the matter so it is not known if he actually received a pension or not.

Frank's second wife, Mary died 9/22/1872, around the age of 50 years, in Bakewell.  Cy did not know where she was buried.

Frank married for a third time on 2/29/1874, when he married Martha Gross in Hamilton County, TN.  Martha was born 8/?/1847, in Tennessee.  (Probably in Bakewell.) Frank was 56 years old when they were married and 29 years her senior.  Frank and Martha remained in Bakewell the rest of their lives with Frank continuing to farm as best he could.  In the 1880 census, Frank was listed as being "maimed, crippled, bedridden or otherwise disabled", so apparently his health was really beginning to fail by then, although he continued to father children almost to his death as his last child was born just 4 months before his death.  Frank died at his home in Bakewell on 1/16/1883, at the age of 64 years, 4 months and 23 days.  He was buried in the Hughes (Bakewell) Cemetery on Retro-Hughes Road in Bakewell.

On 2/10/1883, Martha filed for a pension for surviving widows of Civil War Veterans.  She was awarded the pension and received it for the rest of her life.

Martha being only 35 years old when Frank died never remarried and lived on for another 56 years.  She died 5/3/1939, in Bakewell at the age of 91.  She was buried in the Ware Cemetery in Bakewell.

(385) Benjamin Franklin Coleman had 9 children, 4 by his 1st wife Nancy Hughes, 1 by his 2nd wife Mary Jones, and 4 by his 3rd wife Martha Gross.

(407)  1. Margaret Jane Coleman,           b.  4/28/1840, in Bledsoe Co., TN
(408)  2. Benjamin Carroll Coleman,        b.  4/24/1842, in Bledsoe Co., TN
(409)  3. Lewis Washington Coleman,        b.  3/23/1844, in Bledsoe Co., TN
(410)  4. Millie America Coleman,          b.  6/29/1846, in Bledsoe Co., TN
(411)  5. Nancy Easter Coleman,            b.  3/03/1862, in Bakewell, TN
(412)  6. Benjamin Franklin Coleman IV,    b.  6/ ?/1869, in Bakewell, TN
(413)  7. Amos Leroy Coleman,              b.  4/13/1875, in Bakewell, TN
(414)  8. Alameda (Alma) Coleman,          b.  7/15/1877, in Bakewell, TN
(415)  9. Margaret (Maggie) Coleman,       b. 12/12/1879, in Bakewell, TN
(416) 10. William Casper Coleman,          b.  9/11/1882, in Bakewell, TN
*Benjamin Franklin Coleman IV was the illegitimate son of Frank's oldest son Benjamin Carroll Coleman.  The mother was Martha Gross whom Frank later married and he raised the boy as his own son and as a brother to Amos, Bill, Alma and Maggie even though he was actually his grandson.  The boy was also called Frank and will be listed as Benjamin Franklin Coleman's son throughout the remainder of this manuscript for the sake of clarity.

(407) Margaret Jane Coleman, (408) Benjamin Carroll Coleman, (409) Lewis Washington Coleman, and (410) Millie America Coleman, appear in the photo below:


Four oldest children of Benjamin Franklin Coleman


William Casper Coleman, Amos Coleman, and Frank Coleman

 








 

Chapter 19.  Descendants of Mary Polly Coleman McClure of Hamilton County Tennessee

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

Mary is believed to be the oldest daughter of our original Tennessee ancestor, Charles Coleman.  She was born, according to various census records, somewhere between 1820 and 1822, in either Georgia or Tennessee.

In the 1840 Bledsoe County census there is a G. B. McClure listed on the same page as Polly's brother Benjamin Franklin Coleman.  This could have been Polly and her husband or possibly her father-in-law.

In the 1850 Bledsoe County census Polly is shown living with her brother B. F. Coleman.  She is listed as being 30 years old and being born in Tennessee.  She had 1 son, John McClure, age 4.  No husband is listed.

In the 1860 Sequatchie County census she is listed as Mary McClure, she is shown as head of the household, 38 years old, born in Georgia and illiterate.  She is shown as having 4 children.

	John McClure, age 15, 
	James McClure, age 8, 
	Mary McClure, age 6,
	George McClure, age 1.  
She was living in close proximity to her brother Washington Coleman.

Mary, or Polly is not located again.  It is presumed she died between 1860 and 1870, as 3 of her children, James, Mary and George were recorded in the 1870 Putnam County, Tennessee census as living with Polly's brother Washington Coleman.

Nothing else is known of Mary Polly Coleman McClure or any of her children.  Nothing is known of her husband or what happened to him.  Also, it is not known if she is in any way connected with John McClure, husband of her niece Elizabeth Coleman McClure. 

(386) Mary Polly Coleman McClure had these children:

(417)  1. John McClure                     b. 1846, in TN
(418)  2. James McClure                    b. 1852, in TN
(419)  3. Mary McClure                     b. 1854, in TN
(420)  4. George McClure                   b. 1859, in TN

In the pension application for John McClure, Sr., John McClure Jr. is listed as living in McMinnville, in Warren County, TN.

In the 1870 U.S. Census for McMinnville, Warren County, we find:

   John McClure   25  b. 1846
   Sally McClure  21  b. 1849
   James McClure   2  b. 1868

 








 

Chapter 20.  Descendants of Rachel Coleman Brown (1822-1893) of Hamilton County, TN and Madison County, AR

(387) Rachel Coleman was born on 3 Sep 1822, Hamilton Co. TN.  Rachel married to William Riley Brown between 1850 and 1856.  William was born 27 Dec 1816. 

Photo of Rachel Coleman Brown and husband William Riley Brown 
The above image shows Rachel Coleman, who gave birth to three Coleman children, then wedded William Riley Brown (right); giving him several children.  The children were raised on a farm in Madison County, Arkansas.

In 1860 U.S. Census, District 12, Hamilton County, Tennessee dated August 4, 1860, we have Rachel and William's family recorded:

William Riley Brown  age 44, prev. married
Rachel               age 39,
Franklin             age 12,
Charles B.           age 10,
John R.              age  6,
Eliza                age  3,
William              age  2,
James                age 10/12
Roll H-292, page 96

Rachel died 25 Jan 1893, Madison Co. AR.  Rachel's and William's birth and death dates are recorded on the tombstones which the author viewed in July 2000 in Madison Co. Arkansas.  and are shown below.
Photo of Rachel Coleman Brown Gravestone 
Rachel Coleman Brown Tombstone
Photo courtesy of Larry Smith
Photo of William Riley Brown Gravestone 
William Riley Brown Tombstone
Photo courtesy of Larry Smith

Per the tombstone, William Riley Brown died 2 Sep 1879.  In personal correspondence dated 21 Feb 1999, Larry Smith, of Kettle Falls, Washington reported:

"The William Riley Brown family moved from Hamilton County Tennessee to Madison County Arkansas in 1870.  A deed record shows he bought farm land there that year.  William was killed by a bull on his farm 2 Sep 1879 and was buried in the churchyard cemetery of Lower Campground Church.   Rachel died 25 Jan 1893 and was buried beside William in the church yard."

Larry visited the graves in 1992, provided directions, which permitted me to visit them in 2000.  The inscriptions on their tombstones could still be read. In later correspondence dated 2 Jul 2000, Larry Smith reported that the parents of William Riley Brown were John Brown and Elizabeth Truett (Trewhitt). Elizabeth's family is recorded also.

Rachel Coleman had three children before she married.  The names of their fathers are unknown and likely to remain so.  Rachel and at least two of her sisters remained in their father's farm house in the Soddy-Daisy postal district of Hamilton County Tennessee, roughly 60 miles NNE of downtown Chattanooga to care for him nearly until his death in January of 1860.  All three daughters of Charles Coleman had children prior to marriage during this period.

Rachel married William Riley Brown roughly around 1853 +/- 3 years.  William and Rachel conceived seven children. These were recorded in the U.S. Census records of 1860, 1870, and 1880 for Madison County, Arkansas.

(387) Rachel Coleman had these children:
Before marriage:
 (421)  Manerva Coleman            b. 1841, Hamilton Co. TN.
 (422)  Robert Franklin Coleman    b. 1846, Hamilton Co. TN,
 (423)  William Coleman             b. 1849, Hamilton Co. TN.
After marriage to William Riley Brown:
 (424)  4. John R. Brown,                           b. 1853-54
 (425)  5. Eliza E. "Bettie" Brown,                 b. 1856-57
(1319)  6. William Brown,                         b. 1857-58
 (426)  7. James Truitt Brown,                      b. 06/1859
 (427)  8. Henry August "Gus" Brown,                b. 1861
 (428)  9. Lewis Madison "Mattie" Brown,            b. 1862-63
 (429) 10. Margaret "Ella" Brown,                   b. 1867-68
[1860 U.S. Census for Hamilton County, TN] 
[1870 U.S. Census for Hamilton County, TN] 
[1880 U.S. Census for Madison County, AR]
Notes:
     Bettie (in 1880) is shown as Eliza in 1860, and as Eliza E. in 1870. 
     James (in 1880) shown as James T., but is known to be James Truitt.
     William, shown in 1860, is missing in 1870, would be age 12 (b. 1857-58). 
     Henry, shown as 9 in 1870 (1860-61) appears in 1880 as Guss/Guy, but the script is most difficult to make out.
     Lewison, shown as 8 in 1870 (b. 1861-62), appears as Mattie in 1880. 
     Margaret, shown as 2 in 1870 (b. 1867-68), appears in 1880 as Ella.

The 1860 U.S. Census of Hamilton County, TN shows two other children in Wm. R. Brown's family who were born before he married Rachel. These were shown as

  Franklin Brown, 12 yrs old,       b. 1847-48
  Charles B. Brown, 10 yrs old,     b. 1849-50
Whether these were Rachel's children is not clear, but they could have been from a previous wife of William's.

The 1860 U.S. Census also lists William Brown, age 2, b. 1857-58 and James Brown, age 10/12 (10 months) as of the day of the census, August 4, 1860, thus born about Oct 1859.

Larry Smith provided more information for members of this family:

(424)  John R. Brown,                 b. c1854, d. Parker County, TX.
(425)  Elizabeth E. (Bettie) Brown    b. c1857, TN.
(426)  James Truitt Brown             b. 19 Aug 1859, Soddy, Hamilton Co., TN.
                                      d. 05 Apr 1932 in Harper Co., OK.
(427)  Henry August (Gus) Brown,      b. c1861,
                                      d. in Parker County, TX
(428)  Lewis Madison (Mattie) Brown,  b. 4 Sep 1862, Hamilton County, TN;
                                      d.  03 Mar 1948 in Beaver County, OK.
(429)  Margaret Ella (Ella) Brown     b. 1868, Hamilton Co.? TN.
        m. George Doak.
[Smith, 1999a]
[Smith, 1999b]
(422) Robert Franklin Coleman was born in 1846 in Hamilton Co. TN, the son of Rachel Coleman, who was the daughter of Charles Coleman (1793-1860)

(422) Robert Franklin Coleman was 14 years old at the time of his grandfather's death.  Seven years later, Robert Franklin married Elizabeth Varner on 10/17/1867, in Hamilton Co. Tennessee.  Elizabeth Varner was a divorce' of (Frank Brown?).  Elizabeth was born in 1846 probably in Hamilton Co. Tennessee since her father was a long time resident and raised a family there.  Elizabeth was the daughter of Lewis M. Varner and Mary "Polly" Ann Hughes.

The Varner family, like the Coleman's, had been among the early settlers to the area and was now, like Robert, a third generation resident in the Soddy-Daisy area of North Hamilton County Tennessee.  The area north of Chattanooga is and was quite beautiful.  There are mountain ridges running through this area that rise 100s of feet above Tennessee River Valley floor.  The river provided a means of transportation through the rugged terrain and flooded a valley with fertile soil.  Life on the ridges must have been most difficult as the area is strewn with limestone rocks that form the bluffs of the prominent ridges in the area.  The climate was wet and hot with a long southern growing season, but winters produced some snow and ice to mix with the rains that come year 'round.  Any trees at that time were probably small, since so much of the area was clear cut between 1800 and 1810.  The Smoky Mountains were denuded of trees during that period, though they don't show signs of it today.

After William Riley Brown died 2 Sep 1879, Rachel had no man in the house and the oldest son was James Brown, born in 1860. Robert Franklin Coleman left Hamilton County, TN by 1880.  His wife Elizabeth, divorced prior to their marriage, divorced Robert (1873?) and moved in with her brother's family where she was recorded in the U.S. Census of 1880.  She was listed as Elizabeth Coleman, divorced, sister of the head of the house, Hezekiah Varner.  For whatever reasons, she chose to remain in the area which had been home for three generations, and let her husband take their two children to live with Rachel Brown, his mother, in Arkansas.

(422) Robert appears to have begun using his middle name, Frank, as he started a new life in Madison County, Arkansas and his children were going by nick names, Nervia and Wilie.  Willie (and Nervia) were found in the 1880 U.S. Census Soundex and listed as children of Frank Coleman, grandchildren of the head of the house, Rachel Brown.  (422) Frank is listed as a step son though this is incorrect and owes, I feel, to the difference in last name.  In fact, I think it shows son crossed out with stepson incorrectly written above it.  It would have been easier to allow that belief to persist than to explain he was born before his mother had married.

So, (422) Robert, now called Frank, lived in Rachel Brown's household where they were listed in the U.S. Census of 1880.

(422) Robert Franklin Coleman and wife Elizabeth Varner had two children prior to their divorce:

(430)  1.  Minerva Coleman,          b. 1868, Hamilton Co. TN,           d. c1915, AR?.
(431)  2.  William Louis Coleman,    b. 08/16/1872, Hamilton Co. TN, occupation farmer.

(422) Robert Franklin Coleman died after 1880, place unknown.  Family legend says his children were shuffled around between an aunt and him, though I have no evidence to document this.  If true, he may have been there and gone a number of times.

(431) William Louis Coleman was the youngest of two children born to Elizabeth Varner and Robert Franklin Coleman.  By 1880, he is found under the name Willie, his sister under the name Nervia (given name Minerva), and they are listed as grandchildren of Rachel Brown on her farm in Madison County, Arkansas.  [1880 U.S. Census Soundex]

(431) William Louis Coleman married a girl from a nearby town named Della 'Dellar' Clementine Taylor. Della was born on 04/07/1877 in Baldwin, Mississippi, the daughter of a line of traveling preachers, her father being Evans Randolph Taylor and her mother, Rhoda Jane Ellis. 
They were married on 12/06/1894, probably in Madison County, Arkansas. Della died 05/26/1961 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.  William died 01/11/1952, in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.

 
Family of William Louis Coleman and wife Della Clementine Taylor Coleman
Back row: Frank, Mac, Ica, Clebourne, Charles, Avery
Front row: Faye, William, Della, Clifford

(431) William Louis Coleman and his wife Della raised a large family with the two oldest sons, Mac and Avery, marrying two sisters.  William McKinley (Mac) Coleman married Nola Watt and Floyd Avery Coleman married Elva Watt.

 
Family of Agnes and Ira Miller Watt
Back row: Maude, Medah, Nina, Clyde, Dedah, Marie
Front row: Nola, Agnes & Ira (parents), Elva Watt

William Louis Coleman was a farmer and a breeder and trader of horses, particularly draft horses.  When he saw a tractor for sale in town, he recognized the draft horse would not be popular much longer and he moved his family to Wichita, KS.  There many went into the meat packing industry.

(431) William Louis Coleman and wife Della Clementine Taylor had these children:

(432)  1.  William McKinley (Mac) Coleman,    b. 05/03/1896, AR
(433)  2.  Floyd Avery Coleman,               b. 02/09/1898, AR
(434)  3.  Ica Joy Coleman,                   b. 01/21/1900, AR
(435)  4.  Charles Horace Coleman,            b. 02/07/1902, AR
(436)  5.  Roy Frank Coleman,                 b. 01/05/1908, Alpeen, AR
(437)  6.  Clebourne Glenford Coleman,        b. 07/10/1910, AR
(438)  7.  Walsie Maye Coleman,               b. 03/09/1915, AR, d. 06/12/1917 an infant
(439)  8.  Gracie Faye Coleman,               b. 01/14/1918, AR
(440)  9.  Clifford Edward Coleman,           b. 03/31/1921, AR, d. 02/07/1943, in WWII
City of Roy's birth reported by Georgeanna Coleman, 2005. In the 1940 U.S. Census of Ward 2, Wichita, in Sedgwick County, Kansas, the family was recorded as:
William Coleman   1873  Tennessee
Della Coleman     1878  Mississippi
Clifford Coleman  1921  Arkansas

(432) William McKinley (Mac) Coleman and (433) Floyd Avery Coleman married two sisters.

(432) William McKinley (Mac) Coleman was born 3 May 1896, AR.  Mac married Nola Ann Watt, born 1895, the daughter of Ira Miller Watt and Agnes Sarah Jane Graham.  Nola died in 1970.  William died 21 Jun 1979.

(432) William McKinley (Mac) Coleman and wife Nola Ann Watt had these children:

(441)  1.  Dewey Coleman.   b. 1918	Arkansas,
(442)  2.  Elvira Coleman,  b. 1924-5,  m. Gene Smith.
(443)  3.  Emily Coleman,   b. 1923-4,  m. Cheshur Gilbert Jackson.
(444)  4.  La Verna Coleman, b. private  m. Leon Brown.
[1940 U.S. Census, Ward 2, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas] These children and the children of Floyd Avery Coleman below were double cousins since their fathers were brothers and their mothers were sisters.

(441) Dewey Coleman was born in 1918 and was recorded with wife and child in the 1940 U.S. Census of Ward 2, Wichita, in Sedgwick County, Kansas. His wife's name was Ethel, born 1820 in Kansas, and they had at least one child:

(441)  1.  Billie G. Coleman.   b. 1940	Kansas,

(433) Floyd Avery Coleman was born 02/09/1898.  Avery married Elva Mae Watt in Arkansas in 1918.  Elva was born 05/01/1900 in AR, the daughter of Ira Miller Watt and Agnes Sarah Jane Graham.  Elva died in May 1980, in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.  Avery died some years later in Wichita, KS.

 
Elva Mae Watt and Floyd Avery Coleman Wedding Photo, 1918

(433) Floyd Avery Coleman and wife Elva Mae Watt had these children:

(445)  1.  Troy Ellsworth Coleman,        b. 07/08/1919.
(446)  2.  Opal May Coleman (Kintzel),    b. 09/05/1923.
(447)  3.  Floyd Wayne Coleman,           b. 03/10/1931.
In the 1920 U.S. Census, (433) Floyd Avery Coleman and family are found in Sedgwick County, Kansas with son Troy 6 months old.  They are found adjacent to the family of his wife's father, Ira Miller Watt. Ira Miller Watt is listed with wife Agnes who, from other sources, is known to be Agnes Sarah Jane Graham.   I. M. Watt and Agnes are listed with:
1. Nola,  dau. 24 years (Nola Ann Watt,     b. 1895)
2. Clyde, son, 22 years (Willie Clyde Watt, b. 1897)
3. Maude, dau. 17 years (Clara Maude Watt,  b. 1903)
4. Marie, dau. 14 years (Anna Marie Watt,   b. 1905)
5. Medah, dau. 11 years (Medah Alice Watt,  b. 1908)
6. Dedah, dau.  9 years (Dedah Ollie Watt,  b. 1910)
7. Nina,  dau.  6 years (Nina Blanche Watt, b. 1913)

In the 1940 U.S. Census of Ward 2, Wichita, in Sedgwick County, Kansas, the family was recorded as:
Avery Coleman	b. 1898	Arkansas
Elva Coleman	b. 1901	Arkansas
Opal Coleman	b. 1923	Kansas
Floyd Coleman	b. 1931	Kansas

Elva Coleman in the F. A. Coleman Grocery 
Elva Coleman in the store she and Avery owned & operated. Photo taken was before store was remodeled. The store was known as F. A. Coleman Grocery and was located at 2501 N. Arkansas in Wichita, Kansas. The store was operated from about 1930 to mid 1950s, having sold a couple of times to others who would default later on the loan with him. From 1930s to 1949 they lived in the house adjoining the store. MacKinley and Nola Coleman leased the store briefly around 1937.

(445) Troy Ellsworth Coleman was born 07/08/1919.  Troy married in 1940 to Margie Wilson.

(446) Opal May Coleman was born 09/05/1923.  She married in 1941 to Jerome Junior Kintzel, born 12/08/1924.

(447) Floyd Wayne Coleman was born 03/10/1931. He married 09/06/1957, in Wichita, KS, to Nelda Pickett.  Floyd died 10/17/2002.

(435) Charles Horace Coleman was born 02/07/1902, in AR.  Horace married Carmen P. Bennet.  Charles died 10/24/1981.

(435) Charles Horace Coleman and wife Carmen Bennet had these children:

(448)  1.  Virgil D. Coleman.   b. 1922-3
(449)  2.  Velma Dean Coleman.  b. 1926-7
[Source of birth years: 1940 U.S. Census of Ward 2, Wichita, in Sedgwick County, Kansas]

(435) Charles Horace Coleman was born 02/07/1902 in Arkansas. His family is recorded in the 1940 U.S. Census of Ward 2, Wichita, in Sedgwick County, Kansas. His wife's name was Carmen P, born 1904 in Kansas, and they had at least one child:

(441)  1.  Billie G. Coleman.   b. 1940	Kansas,

(436) Roy Frank Coleman was born 01/05/1908, in Alpeen, AR.  Frank married first Alma Anne Rose on 02/26/1927 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS.  Alma was born 07/25/1904 in Udall, KS and died 01/08/1934 of tuberculosis at the age of 29 in Wichita. [Georgeanna Coleman, 2005] (436) Roy Frank Coleman married second Stella McIntyre.

(436) Roy Frank Coleman and wife Alma Brewer had one child:

(450)  1.  Melvin Coleman.    b. 1927, OK; d. 09/08/2009

In the 1940 U.S. Census of Ward 2, Wichita, in Sedgwick County, Kansas, the family was recorded as:

Roy Frank Coleman 1908	Arkansas
Stella Coleman    1912	Arkansas
Melvin Coleman    1928	Kansas

(437) Clebourne Glenford Coleman was born 07/10/1910, in AR.  Clebourne was married a total of five times:

  1. first, at age 17 (in 1927 or early 1928), to Irene Brown, daughter of Mr. Brown of Wellington, KS,
  2. second to Unknown,
  3. third to Unknown,
  4. fourth to Unknown, and
  5. fifth to Louise Naomi "Mickey" Lynd, b. 1917 Missouri
[Coleman, Donald L., 2002] [Source for Louise's year of birth: 1940 U.S. Census of Ward 2, Wichita, in Sedgwick County, Kansas]

Clebourne died of lung cancer in 1989.

(437) Clebourne Glenford Coleman and first wife Irene Brown had one child:

(451)  1.  Roy Coleman.

(451) Roy Coleman was raised as Roy Brown by his grandfather, Mr. Brown, after his parents were divorced while he was quite young.  Mr. Brown became his legal guardian.

(439) Gracie Faye Coleman was born 01/14/1918.  She married Kenneth Cupit.

(426) James Truitt Brown was born 08/19/1859, in Soddy, Hamilton Co., TN. James died 04/05/1932 in Harper Co., OK.  James married Sarah Elizabeth Simmons about 1883 in Madison Co. AR.

(426) James and Sarah (Simmons) Brown had five children:

(452)  1.  James Walter Brown, born 10/?/1883;
           died in Montana.
(453)  2.  John A. Brown, born 11/25/1885 in Marble, Madison, AR;
          died 14 Apr 1936, in Beaver County, Oklahoma.
(454)  3.  William E. Brown, born 12/21/1888 in Marble, Madison, AR;
          died 20 Nov 1977 in Stead, Union Co., NM.
(455)  4.  Sibyl I. Brown, born 08/04/1890 in Marble, Madison, AR;
          died March 1974 in Harper County, Oklahoma.
(456)  5.  Margaret Ella Brown, born 02/06/1894.
          died 23 May 1926 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.
[Smith, Larry, 1999a]

(428) Lewis Madison (Gus) Brown was born 09/04/1862 in Hamilton County, TN.  He married Cordelia Caroline Cline on 8 Jan 1885 in Madison County, AR.  Cordelia was the daughter of Samuel Cline and Mary McClellan.

(428) Lewis Madison (Gus) Brown and Cordelia Caroline Cline had five children:

(457)  1.  Ella E. Brown,                  b. 01/22/1886
(458)  2.  William Riley Brown,            b. 09/05/1889, in Rule, Carroll Co., AR
(459)  3.  Elmer Matt Brown,               b. 12/?/1894,  in Rule, Carroll Co., AR
(460)  4.  Samuel Otis Brown,              b. 05/20/1899, in Rule, Carroll Co., AR
(461)  5.  Lillie May Brown,               b.  ?/?/1891,  in Rule, Carroll Co., AR

(457) Ella E. Brown was born 22 Jan 1886.  She married John William Walker on 22 Jan 1904.  Ella died 13 Aug 1970.

(458) William Riley Brown was born 5 Sep 1889 in Rule, Carroll, AR.  He died 16 Apr 1972 in Shattuck, OK.

(458) William Riley Brown married Cora Alice Griffith 7/05/1908 in Carroll County, AR, daughter of Henry Griffith and Mary Ramsey.

(458) William Brown and Cora Griffith had six children:

(462)  1.  Orval Dexter Brown, born June 15, 1909 in Rule, Carroll, AR;
              died May 04, 1981.
              married Jacquelyn McCollom December 31, 1935.
(463)  2.  Mary Ilene Brown, born March 03, 1911 in Ivanhoe, Beaver, OK.
              married Elby Glen Crites August 09, 1930.
(464)  3.  Maybell Cordelia Brown, born October 19, 1912 in Ivanhoe, Beaver, OK.
(465)  4.  Noble Lewis Brown, born October 26, 1914 in Ivanhoe, Beaver, OK.
              married Madelene Woods.
(466)  5.  Wilma Fayrene Brown, born March 07, 1917 in Ivanhoe, Beaver, OK.
              married Stephen L. (Pete) Nosler December 27, 1939.
(467)  6.  Elvar Jack Brown, born November 04, 1918 in Beaver County, OK;
              died December 27, 1944 in Belgium.
              married Lillian Chambers January 29, 1942.

(459) Elmer Matt Brown was born December 1894 in Rule, Carroll, AR.  He married Elva Ann Shearer.

(460) Samuel Otis Brown was born 20 May 1899 in Rule, Carroll, AR.  He married Zelma G. Frazier on 20 May 1922.  He died 12 Jul 1987.

(461)Lillie May Brown was born 1891 in Rule, AR.  He died in 1891 in Rule, Carrol Co., AR.

(455) Sibyl I. Brown, daughter of James Truitt Brown, was born 04 Aug 1890 in the town of Marble, in Madison County, AR.  She married Victor T. Bergman.  She died in March 1974 in Harper County, OK.

(455) Sibyl Brown and Victor Bergman had one child:

(468)  1.  Dillard Bergman,               b. c1914 in Harper County, OK

(456) Margaret Ella Brown, daughter of James Truitt Brown, was born 06 Feb 1894 in Marble, Madison County, AR.  She married Frank Ellsworth Moyer May 12, 1912 in Madison, Beaver Co., OK.  Frank was the son of John Myer and Ettie Keplinger.  She died May 23, 1926 in Wichita,Sedgewick, KS.

(456) Margaret Brown and Frank Moyer had three children:

(469)  1.  Mildred Viola Moyer, born March 30, 1913 in Gate, Beaver, OK.
(470)  2.  Etta May Moyer, born January 13, 1915 in Beaver County, Oklahoma;
           died December 31, 1993 in Amarillo, Texas.
(471)  3.  Edna Pearl Moyer, born May 13, 1917 in Beaver County, Oklahoma;
           died November 04, 1922 in Liberal, Seward, Kansas.

(469) Mildred Viola Moyer was born March 30, 1913 in Gate, Beaver, OK. She married Wilbert Holley Smith on November 28, 1930 in Guymon, Texas, OK, son of William Smith and Beulah Holley.

(469) Mildred Moyer and Wilbert Smith had two children:

(472)  1.  Larry Lee6 Smith, born December 28, 1932 in Liberal, Seward, KS.
(473)  2.  Norma Carolyn Smith, born October 29, 1938 in Kingsville, Kleburg, TX.

(470) Etta May Moyer was born January 13, 1915 in Beaver County, Oklahoma, and died December 31, 1993 in Amarillo, Texas. She married Unknown Cummings.

(470) Etta Moyer and Mr. Cummings had one child:

(474)  1.  Barbara Ann6 Moyer, born June 13, 1937 in Liberal, Seward Co., KS;
              died February 1990 in Amarillo, TX.

(464) Maybell Cordelia Brown (William Riley4, Lewis Madison3, Rachel M.2 Coleman, Charles1) was born October 19, 1912 in Ivanhoe, Beaver, OK.  She married Ellsworth Hall (Jack) Nosler July 05, 1938.

 

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Chapter 21.  Descendants of Sara Coleman of Hamilton County Tennessee

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

Sarah is also thought to be one of Charles Coleman's daughters.  She is first shown in the 1860 Hamilton County, Tennessee census.  She is listed as being 36 years old making her born around 1824.  She is listed as being born in South Carolina.  Since Charles was born in South Carolina it could be possible they had gone back there for a short time during which Sarah was born, however this is purely speculative as no other child of Charles Coleman is listed as being born in S. C.

In the 1860 Hamilton County census, Sarah is shown as having a domestic occupation, and being illiterate.  She is listed as being on page 270 of the census, the same page as her brother B. F. Coleman, and her dwelling number is 2001 as opposed.to Frank's 1997.  She obviously lived in close proximity to him.  She had an Alex Jeffreys living with her, age 15 with an occupation of farm laborer.  He may have been a hired hand.  She also had 2 children listed, Charles Coleman and Jesse Coleman.

Sarah appears again in the 1870 Hamilton County census in the 11th Civil Dist. in the Soddy-Bakewell area.  She is listed as being 45 years old, born in South Carolina and being illiterate.  Only one child is shown, Charles.  Apparently Jesse died as a boy sometime between 1860 and 1870.

Sarah never appears again in a Hamilton County census again.

One of the oldest living members of the Coleman descendent's told Cy that he could remember when he was a boy, Sarah's son Charles coming back to the Soddy-Bakewell area in an unsuccessful attempt to claim his father's land.  He was apparently un- successful due to being illegitimate.  This person also told me that Charles came from Alabama.  This sounds possible as Sarah's parents had spent some time in Alabama before taking up residence on Flat Top Mountain, TN. 

(388) Sarah Coleman had two children:

(475)  1. Charles Coleman                  b. c1857, in TN
(476)  2. Jesse Coleman                    b. c1859, in TN
Nothing else is known of Sarah, or any of her descendants. 

 








 

Chapter 22:  Descendants of Charles Coleman (1744-1824) and Mary Roundtree of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, and later, Greene County, Alabama

It is not clear just who were the parents of Charles Coleman (1744-1824) who married Elizabeth Roundtree.  It may be that he is the same Charles Coleman who appears in one or more of the deeds listed below:

In Deed Book 13, on page 135, we find Elizabeth Roundtree of Wayne County, N.C.
   deed to Charles Coleman reserving to herself a life-time interest in the land,
   15 Apr 1809.  [Watson, 1969, p. 83]
In Deed Book 17, on page 12, we find Charles Coleman of Cahawba Co, AL
   sold land granted to him on 09 Mar 1760. Doc date 30 Jun 1819.
In Deed Book 21, on page 86, we find Charles Coleman was son of
   Robert Coleman, deceased, whose father was
   Robert Coleman, deceased. doc date 11 Nov 1833.
[Watson, 1969, p. 219]

If these are our subject, then he was the son of a Robert Coleman who was son of a Robert Coleman.  Thus, one could jump to the conclusion that our subject is the grandson of Robert Coleman, I of Nansemond County Virginia.  I have seen it shown that way and can neither dispute nor prove the connection.  If it were true, why did Charles Coleman not get mentioned in the will of Robert Coleman, II? 

Let us further consider the timeline for this hypothesized connection.  We need a Robert Coleman born about 25 to 45 years prior to Charles' birth in 1744, which works out to a period of about 1700 to 1720, more or less.  Since Robert Coleman, II was born in 1676, he was clearly too early and since Robert Coleman, IV was born c1734, he was clearly too late to be the father of Charles.  Therefore, based on the timeline here assembled in Chapters 2 and 3 of this book, I submit that Robert Coleman, III b. 1705, is the most likely candidate to be the father of the Charles Coleman of interest here.  But what are the odds this was true when no Charles is named in Robert Coleman, III's will? It is not unheard of to not name a son in one's will for a variety of reasons.  One explanation is the fact of early inheritance where one child has already realized legal possession of his portion of the estate prior to the death of his or her parent.  Another explanation is the child is going by a different name later in life than was used by the parent at the time the will was written.  This is a frequent occurence.  Even so, I reject all of these notions in this particular instance.

Next, I think it worth considering that the subject Charles Coleman was connected to the Robert Coleman, I through a different son of Robert Coleman, I, possibly a son not yet shown in this book.  There would need to have been a pair of Robert Colemans in the line from this hypothetical son but I can not be sure such did not exist, it being difficult to tie all the references to any Robert Coleman to specific instances in the family tree.

Finally, the other possibility is that this Charles Coleman is descended not from the Robert Colemans from Nansemond County Virginia, but from those from Charles City County Virginia.  Extant in the wills of Edgecombe County North Carolina are two Robert Colemans, father and son, who do not fit in with the rest of the group as I have constructed it in this book.  I first believed these two men to have been part of the Charles City County line documented and claimed as ancestors by J.P. Coleman in his work.  The problem with this supposition is that J.P. himself stated that his group was in a different part of Edgecombe County that became Halifax County.  This county division occurred in 1758, prior to the death of the two Robert Colemans that do not fit.  The problem is that the county seat and court house for the old county lay within the bounds of the new county.  People naturally continued to do business there for a time until a new county seat could be elected or appointed, a courthouse constructed, officers of the court elected or appointed, and regular administrative and legal proceedings could be transferred to the new location.  I have seen evidence that the old county was in no rush to clarify the situation and confusion over the split may have persisted for a generation or more (20 years) before things were properly settled out.

The question then is whether a Charles was named in these two men's wills, particularly the later one, the son.

In the 1970s, there was a Coleman researcher named Robert Franklin Coleman who wrote several times about the lineage of this group. In correspondence to Mary C. "Polly" Yarborough, of Eutaw, Alabama, dated 1971, he writes that Charles Coleman who moved with his sons John and Wiley to Alabama, and died there in 1824, was the son of a Robert Coleman who was the son of the Charles Coleman who died in 1761 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. He writes that Charles, father of John and Wiley, had a half brother, Robert who was the author's great great grandfather.

===

The Colemans of Greene County, AL

Historical Maps of precincts of Alabama, Greene County.
=== The information in this chapter comes from many different sources.  My thanks to all those individuals who filled in gaps in the information uncovered in my first source, an article reprinted by Governor J. P. Coleman in his 1965 work.  The information in this chapter comes primarily from these sources:

  1. Coleman, 1965 pages 436-439 wherein the author records the content of a presentation given to the Twenty Three Circle, then to the Greene County Historical Society, and later published in "The Greene County Democrat", the newspaper in Eutaw Alabama, county seat of Greene County, Alabama.
  2. Hook, 2002, FTM World Family Tree, Feb 2002
  3. Winn, Bob, 2002
  4. Hanson, 2003

From these and many other sources, a picture of the descendants of Charles Coleman and Mary Roundtree has begun to emerge.

From J.P. Coleman's book, pp 436-439:

(477) Charles Coleman, b. 1744 Edgecombe County, NC,
   fought in the American Revolution as Quartermaster of the
   3rd N. C. Regiment.  He married Mary Rountree and died in 1824,
   being buried at Grassdale in sight of the Coleman-Bank house said
   to be the oldest frame house in Greene County.  Five generations of
   Colemans are buried at Grassdale.
   Married Mary in 1765. [DAR record 95982 below]

   settled in Greene County, AL where he brought his two sons,
   John, who settled in Greene County and Wiley, who settled in Bibb County.
[Coleman, 1965 pages 436-439]

(477) Charles Coleman and wife Mary Roundtree had these children:

(478)  1.  John Coleman,    b. c1781,  d. c1852
(479)  2.  William "Wiley" Coleman, b 1783, d 1822
(480)  3.  Robert Coleman
(481)  4.  Allen Coleman
(482)  5.  Sarah Coleman
(483)  6.  Mary Coleman
(484)  7.  Rebecca Coleman
(485)  8.  Charles Coleman
[Hook, 2002, FTM World Family Tree, Feb 2002]

Another source records this family as:

(478)  1.  John Coleman,    b. 1787, Eutaw, AL, d. 1852, Eutaw, AL
(482)  2.  Sarah Coleman,   b. c1789, Eutaw, AL
(483)  3.  Mary Coleman,    b. c1793, Eutaw, AL
(484)  4.  Rebecca Coleman, b. c1795, Eutaw, AL
(485)  5.  Charles Coleman, b. c1802, Eutaw, AL
[LDS Family Search, Film 184783]

(478) John Coleman was born in Edgecombe County, N. C., in 09/17/1781 [Winn, 2002].  John married in 1807 to Rhoda Cobb, per DAR record 95982. Rhoda was born in 1793 and died in 1863, per DAR record 95982. John died in 1852 in Greene County, Alabama, where he had come in 1819. He came to Bibb County in 1818. [Coleman, 1965 pages 436-439]

(478) John Coleman and his wife Rhoda Cobb had these children:

(486)  1.  James Cobb Coleman,           b.       1810,  d.       1868
(487)  2.  Rebecca Coleman,              b.      c1815,  d.      c1891
(488)  3.  Judge Wiley Coleman,          b. 02/11/1819,  d. 05/22/1892
(489)  4.  Bester Coleman,               b.      c1825,  d.      c1852
(490)  5.  Mary Ann Coleman,             b.    1823/24,  d.      c1833
(491)  6.  Daniel P. Coleman,            b.    1827/28,  d.
(492)  7.  Rhoda Elizabeth Coleman,      b.    1830/31,  d.      c1900
(493)  8.  Martha Jane Coleman (Banks),  b.    1831/32,  d.      c1868
(494)  9.  Eliza Ann Coleman,            b.      c1835

James Cobb, Wiley, Rhoda, and Martha Jane are the only children noted in the article reprinted by J. P. Coleman in his 1965 work that originally appeared in the "Greene County Democrat," Eutaw, Alabama, on June 11, 1964.  Mary and Eliza, were noted by Hook, 2002 and Hanson, 2003Hook, 2002b, FTM World Family Tree, Feb 2002 provided the dates for the older children.  The existence of Daniel P. Coleman and the years of birth for Mary Ann, Rhoda Elizabeth, Martha, and Daniel are based on the 1850 U. S. Census.

(486) James Cobb Coleman was born in 1810 and died in 1868.  On 11/23/1830 he married Martha Ann Anderson who was born in 1810 and died at the young age of 24 in 1834 leaving her husband with two young children.  He married secondly, Juliet Bestor, sister of Dr. Daniel P. Bestor, a Baptist Minister and Educator. [Coleman, 1965]

Juliet lived from 1811 to 1859 [DAR record 95982].

Given the death date of his first wife and the birth date of their first child, the date of James' second marriage was between 1834 and 1839.

(486) James Cobb Coleman and his first wife, Martha Ann Anderson, had these two children:

(495)  1.  Julia Frances Coleman, b. c1831, d. c1932
[dates per Hook, 2002]
(496)  2.  Thomas Wilkes Coleman, b. 1833,  d. 1920
[Coleman, 1965].

(486) James Cobb Coleman and his second wife, Juliet Bestor, had these children:

(497)  3.  Bestor Coleman,         b. 1836-1837.
(498)  4.  Alice Coleman,          b. 1838-1839, m. Dr. John Samuel Meriwether in 1860.
(499)  5.  John Coleman,           b. 1840-1841.
(500)  6.  James Cobb Coleman, Jr. b. 1842, d. 1912
(501)  7.  Charles Coleman,        b. 1844-1845 m. Laura Pollard c1870.
(502)  8.  Harvey Coleman,         b. 1848, d. 1910, m. 1st 1868 to Emma Allen b. 1851, d. 1875.
Harvey is not mentioned in J. P. Coleman's book, but is mentioned in DAR record 95982 and the U.S. Census.
Buster or Bestor and John are not mentioned in J. P. Coleman's book but appear in the 1850 U.S. Census.
[Coleman, 1965].

The above family appears in the 1850 U.S. Census as:

Index  House    Line     Last Name   First Name        Age   BirthPlace
(486)  291B       7      Coleman     James C.[Cobb]    39     NC
()     291B       8      Coleman     Juliet B.[Bestor] 36     CT
(495)  291B       9      Coleman     Julia F.[Frances] 17     AL
(497)  291B      10      Coleman     Buster [Bestor]   13     AL
(498)  291B      11      Coleman     Allice [Alice]    11     AL
(499)  291B      12      Coleman     John               9     AL
(500)  291B      13      Coleman     James C.[Cobb, Jr] 7     AL
(501)  291B      14      Coleman     Charles            5     AL
(502)  291B      15      Coleman     Harrey [Harvey]    3     AL
[1850 U.S. Census of Greene County, AL]

(495) Julia Frances Coleman married Ulysses Thadeus McLemore on 03/19/1853.

(495) Julia Frances Coleman and husband Ulysses Thadeus McLemore had these children:

(503)  1.  Joel Thadeus McLemore,           b. 1854/55
(504)  2.  Addie McLemore,           b. 1860/61
(505)  3.  Julia McLemore,           b. 1864/65
(506)  4.  Sallie McLemore,          b. 1866/67
[Coleman, 1965]
[1880 U.S. Census of Greene Co., AL].

(503) Joel Thadeus McLemore married Judith Elizabeth Dunlap and had these children:

(507)    1. dau. married Bassie Hester
(508)    2. dau. married R. I. Colgrove
(509)    3. Joe Thadeus McLemore
[Coleman, 1965].

In 1880 U.S. Census for Boligee, Greene County, AL, we find the above family listed without Ulysses:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Julia McLemore   Self   W   Female   W   45   AL   Keeping House   NC   SC 
 Joel McLemore   Son   S   Male   W   25   AL   Route Agent   SC   AL 
 Addie McLemore   Dau   S   Female   W   19   AL   At Home   SC   AL 
 Julia McLemore   Dau   S   Female   W   15   AL   At School   SC   AL 
 Sallie McLemore   Dau   S   Female   W   13   AL   At School   SC   AL 
 Peyton Riddle   Other   M   Male   B   27   AL   Servant   AL   AL 
 Hester Riddle   Other   M   Female   B   25   AL   Servant   AL   AL 

(496) Thomas Wilkes Coleman was born 03/31/1833, nine miles west of Eutaw, and died 11/09/1920, at Eutaw, with burial at Grassdale.  He married 11/01/1860, at Sumterville, Alabama, to Frances Jane Wilson.  Francis was born in 1842 and died in 1920. [Coleman, 1965]

Hook, 2002 gives the dates for the above couple as:
    Thomas Wilkes Coleman born 03/24/1833 and died 11/09/1920.
    Francis Jane Wilson born 10/29/1842 and died 07/23/1920.

(496) Thomas Wilkes Coleman was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1891, served on the Alabama Supreme Court, and is written up in Dr. Owen's Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Dr. A. B. Moore's Alabama, and other volumes. [Coleman, 1965]

In 1880, the U.S. Census for Eutaw, Greene County, AL records Thomas Wilkes Coleman, living alone with an occupation listed as Lawyer.  While Alice Meriwether's household in 1880 records a nephew, Ezra Coleman, studying law, it is not clear that nephew is Thomas Wilkes Coleman's son, Ezra.  There is also an Ezra along with most of the rest of the children recorded in the household of Ellen Hanah.

(496) Thomas Wilkes Coleman and Frances Jane Wilson's children include:

(510)  1.  Ezra Wilson Coleman,            b. 08/10/1861,  d. 10/13/1904
(511)  2.  Ellen Coleman,                  b. 10/22/1862,  d. 03/19/1947
(512)  3.  Elizabeth Coleman,              b.      c1865,  d.      c1870
(513)  4.  Julia Coleman,          b. 04/30/1866,  d. 01/19/1903
(514)  5.  Mary Coleman            b. 06/13/1867,  d. 03/12/1965
(515)  6.  Thomas Wilkes Coleman, Jr., b. 12/19/1868,  d. 12/27/1940
(516)  7.  Flavel Woodrow Coleman,     b. 03/28/1870,  d. 06/22/1966
(517)  8.  James Samuel Coleman,        b. 05/25/1873,  d. 12/19/1963
(518)  9.  Frances Jane Coleman,        b. 06/08/1875,  d. 04/12/1965
(519) 10.  Charles Hamilton Coleman,    b. 10/16/1877,  d. 10/08/1916
(520) 11.  John Anderson Coleman,       b. 12/07/1880,  d. 09/30/1954
[Coleman, 1965, Hook, 2002]

The 1880 U.S. Census for District 56, New Prospect, Hale, Alabama, page 285A records:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 0 Ellen Hanah   Self   W   Female   W   72   SC   Farmer   SC   SC 
 1 Fanny J. Coleman   Niece   M   Female   W   37   AL   Keeping House   SC   TN 
 2 Ezra W. Coleman   Son   S   Male   W   18   AL   At School   AL   AL 
 3 Ellen Coleman   Dau   S   Female   W   17   AL   At School   AL   AL 
 4 Jullia Coleman   Dau   S   Female   W   14   AL   At School   AL   AL 
 5 Mary Coleman   Dau   S   Female   W   12   AL   At School   AL   AL 
 6 Thomas W. Coleman   Son   S   Male   W   11   AL   At School   AL   AL 
 7 Flaver W. Coleman   Son   S   Male   W   8   AL      AL   AL 
 8 James W. Coleman   Son   S   Male   W   7   AL      AL   AL 
 9 Fannie J. Coleman   Dau   S   Female   W   5   AL      AL   AL 
 10 Charles Coleman   Son   S   Male   W   3   AL      AL   AL 

(510) Ezra Wilson Coleman was born 08/10/1861 and died 10/13/1904.  He married Nanette P. Shields. [Hook, 2002]

(510) Ezra Wilson Coleman and Nanette P. Shields had these children:

(521)  1.  John Shields Coleman, Sr.,          b.      c1894,  d. c1971
(522)  2.  Thomas Wilkes Coleman,              b.      c1895,  d. c1981
(523)  3.  Ezra Wilson Coleman, Jr.,           b. 04/23/1896,  d. 09/22/1969
(524)  4.  Ellen Coleman,                      b. 10/25/1898,  d. 05/08/1973
(525)  5.  Caroline Coleman,                   b. 01/13/1902,  d. 05/30/1983

(521) John Shields Coleman, Sr. was born about 1894, and died about 1971.  He had three wives. He first married Mae Steiner. He second married Dorothy Morrow, and he third married Gertrude Unknown. [Hook, 2002]

(523) Ezra Wilson Coleman, Jr. was born on 04/23/1896, died on 09/22/1969 and married Mary Lida Smith.  Mary was born 08/07/1898. [Hook, 2002]

(524) Ellen Coleman was born 10/25/1898 and died 05/08/1973.  Ellen married Roland Harvey Johnson. [Hook, 2002]

(525) Caroline Coleman was born 01/13/1902 and died 05/30/1983.  Caroline married Dabney Ramseur, Sr. [Hook, 2002]

(511) Ellen Coleman was born 10/22/1862 and died 03/19/1947. [Hook, 2002]

(512) Elizabeth Coleman was born about 1865 and died as a child about 1870. [Hook, 2002]

(513) Julia Coleman was born 04/30/1866 and died 01/19/1903.  Julia married James Oliver Banks, Jr. who was born 12/26/1865. [Hook, 2002]

(526)  1.  Wiley Coleman Banks,               b. c1890
(527)  2.  Jamie O. Banks,                    b. c1892
(528)  3.  Ellen Gray Banks,                  b. 10/17/1893
(529)  4.  Willis Alston Banks,               b. 06/20/1895 and died 10/15/1965
(530)  5.  Hampden Osborne Banks,             b. 05/21/1897 and died c1966
(531)  6.  Wilkes Coleman Banks,              b. 03/18/1898? and died 11/17/1963
(532)  7.  withheld Banks,                    b.  1898/1899
(533)  8.  John Coleman Banks,                b. 09/27/1899 and died c1969
(534)  9.  Ralph Roundtree Banks,             b. 04/14/1901 and died 03/15/1959

(528) Ellen Gray Banks was born 10/17/1893.  Ellen married Edward Watson Humphries.  Edward was born 10/17/1887.

(529) Willis Alston Banks was born 06/20/1895 and died 10/15/1965.  Willis married Emily Rutledge Rhett.

(530) Hampden Osborne Banks was born 05/21/1897 and died c1966.  Hampden married a Ms. Sage.

(531) Wilkes Coleman Banks was born 03/18/1899 and died 11/17/1963.  Wilkes married Mary Watkins Wilson.

(533) John Coleman Banks was born 09/27/1899 and died c1969.  John married a Ms. Powers.

(534) Ralph Roundtree Banks was born 04/14/1901 and died 03/15/1959.  Ralph married Ms. Minor.

(514) Mary Coleman was born 06/13/1867 and died 03/12/1965.  Mary married Grigsby Eskridge Chandler who died about 1898. [Hook, 2002]

(514) Mary Coleman and husband Grigsby Eskridge Chandler had these children:

(535)   1.  Thomas Wilkes Chandler,                   b.      c1890,  d. 04/04/1946
(536)   2.  Frances Jane Chandler,                    b. 01/24/1892,  d. 11/16/1978
(537)   3.  Mary Coleman Chandler,                    b. 08/18/1895

(536) Frances Jane Chandler was born 01/24/1892 and died 11/16/1978.  Frances married Frank Roy Yoke.

(515) Thomas Wilkes Coleman, Jr. was born 12/19/1868 and died 12/27/1940.  Thomas married Caroline Arnold Beasley who died 12/09/1934. [Hook, 2002]

(515) Thomas Wilkes Coleman, Jr. and wife Caroline Arnold Beasley had these children:

(538)  1.  Frances Wilson Coleman,                   b. 12/06/1892 and died 04/30/1977
(539)  2.  Alfred Truitt Coleman,                    b. 04/13/1894 and died 06/14/1945
(540)  3.  Catherine Elizabeth Coleman,              b. 12/30/1898
(541)  4.  Thomas Wilkes Coleman III,                b. 02/26/1900 and died 12/02/1977
(542)  5.  withheld Coleman,                         b.      c1903
(543)  6.  John Robert Coleman,                      b. 07/22/1905 and died 11/04/1921
(544)  7.  James Woodrow Coleman,                    b. 07/27/1907 and died 07/23/1948
(545)  8.  Charles Hamilton Coleman,                 b. 03/03/1909 and died 09/10/1915
(546)  9.  Mary Cordelia Coleman,                    b. 12/16/1910 and died 01/20/1973

(538) Frances Wilson Coleman was born 12/06/1892 and died 04/30/1977.  Frances married Eugene Lauderdale Turner, Jr. who was born 05/03/1891 and died 04/08/1979. [Hook, 2002]

(539) Alfred Truitt Coleman was born 04/13/1894 and died 06/14/1945.  Alfred married Miriam Hawkins and died 10/18/1981. [Hook, 2002]

(540) Catherine Elizabeth Coleman was born 12/30/1898.  Catherine married Walter Wade Robinson and died 04/26/1967. [Hook, 2002]

(541) Thomas Wilkes Coleman III was born 02/26/1900 and died 12/02/1977.  Thomas married Living Allen. [Hook, 2002]

(542) withheld Coleman married Marietta Randolph who died 04/24/1983. [Hook, 2002]

(544) James Woodrow Coleman was born 07/27/1907 and died 07/23/1948.  James married withheld Williams. [Hook, 2002]

(546) Mary Cordelia Coleman was born 12/16/1910 and died 01/20/1973.  Mary married withheld Tucker. [Hook, 2002]

(516) Flavel Woodrow Coleman was born 03/28/1870 and died 06/22/1966.  Flavel married Nannie McMillan. [Hook, 2002]

(516) Flavel Woodrow Coleman and wife Nannie McMillan had these children:

(547)  1.  Nancy Coleman,               b.      c1901,  d.      c1936
(548)  2.  withheld Coleman,            b.      c1903
(549)  3.  withheld Coleman,            b.      c1906
(550)  4.  Charles Hamilton Coleman,    b. 11/09/1911,  d. 09/04/1956
[Hook, 2002]

(547) Nancy Coleman was born c1901 and died c1936.  Nancy married Thomas Brame Wilkinson, Jr. [Hook, 2002]

(548) withheld Coleman was born c1903 and married Robert Edmund V who died c1945.  She then married Preston Brooks Lewis. [Hook, 2002]

(549) withheld Coleman was born c1906 and married withheld Raymond. [Hook, 2002]

(550) Charles Hamilton Coleman was born 9 NOV 1911 and died 4 SEP 1956.  Charles married withheld Fulcher. [Hook, 2002]

(517) James Samuel Coleman was born 05/25/1873, near Akron, Alabama. He died 12/19/1963 at Eutaw, AL, and buried in Grassdale Cemetery. He married 09/20/1905 at York, AL to Mary Belle Peteet. He attended school at Eutaw and was appointed to Annapolis by Senator John B. Bankhead. From 1889 to 1894 he taught in Eutaw (the school being where the swimming pool now is). He later taught at Verner School in Tuscaloosa, then studied a year in Heidelberg, Germany, and Paris, France, after which he taught at State Normal School at Livingston, then was Commandant for five years at the Wright School, Mobile, and then principal of Selma Military School. [Coleman, 1965]

From l909 to 1945, he published the Green County Democrat at Eutaw. He was a Mason, a Presbyterian Elder (50 years) a member of the Board of Education, of the Kiwanis Club, and of the Twenty-Three Circle (of which he was really the founder). [Coleman, 1965]

(517) James Samuel Coleman and wife Mary Belle Peteet had these children:

(551)       1. James Samuel Coleman,  a graduate of Annapolis, Justice of Alabama Supreme Court.
(552)       2. Wilson McConnel Coleman, a graduate of Annapolis and Capt in U.S. Navy
(553)       3. Charles Hamilton Coleman, lived in Dallas, TX
(554)       4. John Woodrow Coleman, an attorney in Talladega, AL
[Coleman, 1965]

(551) James Samuel Coleman, graduated from Annapolis, Justice of Alabama Supreme Court.  Hook, 2002 indicates James married Mary Ruth Hobbs, who died c1975, and then married Eleanor Ruth Montgomery who died c1958.

(552) Wilson McConnel Coleman, graduated from Annapolis and was a captain in the U.S. Navy.  Hook, 2002 indicates Wilson married withheld Collier.

(553) Charles Hamilton Coleman, lived in Dallas, TX Hook, 2002 indicates Charles married withheld Delucca.

(554) John Woodrow Coleman, an attorney in Talladega, AL Hook, 2002 indicates John married withheld Welch.

(518) Frances Jane Coleman was born 06/08/1875 and died 04/12/1965.  Frances married Thomas Thompson Quarles.  Thomas was born 03/23/1873 and died 03/12/1937. [Hook, 2002]

(519) Charles Hamilton Coleman was born 10/16/1877 and died 10/08/1916. [Hook, 2002]

(520) John Anderson Coleman was born 12/07/1880 and died 09/30/1954.  John married Sue Innes Brumbach. [Hook, 2002]

(520) John Anderson Coleman and wife Sue Innes Brumbach had these children:

(555)  1.  withheld Coleman
              married withheld WALLACE
              married withheld HODGES
              married withheld HODGES
(556)  2.  withheld Coleman
              married withheld SHAKESPEARE
(557)  3.  withheld Coleman
              married withheld GAY
(558)  4.  withheld Coleman
              married withheld COBER
              married withheld NOYES
              married withheld REDDING

(497) Bestor Coleman was born in 1836 or 1837 based on the 1850 U.S. Census of Greene County, AL.  Bestor married Laura F Wynne on 12/20/1859 per the USGenWeb Greene County, AL web site list of early marriages from 1823-1860, and the LDS Family Search web site.

The LDS Family Search web site shows two records for (497) Bestor Coleman, son of James Cobb Coleman and Juliet Bestor. The first had him as born 02/18/1837, in La Grange, Troup Co, Georgia, and died 1868. The second had him as born 1837 in Eutaw, Greene Co, Alabama.

Further information about Bestor Coleman is found at: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/b/Diana-L-Cobb/PDFGENEO5.pdf. This chart gives no marriage or children, but ancestry, particularly as it relates to the Cobb Family.

(497) Bestor Coleman and wife Laura F. Wynne Coleman had children. Those found in the 1870 U.S. Census are listed below.

In 1870 U.S. Census for Hale County, AL, Greensboro P.O., page 126 there is listed the household of Laura F. Wynne Coleman:

(1176)  1.  Fannie Coleman,       b. c1862 in Greensboro, Hale Co., AL
(1177)  2.  Bestor W.,            b. c1864 in Greensboro, Hale Co., AL
(1178)  3.  John W.,              b. c1868 in Greensboro, Hale Co., AL

In 1880 U.S. Census for Hale County, AL, p. 391, we find Laura Coleman's offspring listed as:

(1176)  1.  Fannie Coleman,     dau.   b. c1862 in Greensboro, Hale Co., AL
(1177)  2.  Wynne Coleman,      son    b. c1865 in Greensboro, Hale Co., AL
(1217)  3.  Fannie Scott,       niece  b. c1876 in Greensboro, Hale Co., AL

(1177) Bestor Wynne Coleman married Alice Unknown in 1901.

(1177) Bestor Wynne Coleman and wife Alice had these children

(1179)  1.  Bestor Wynne Coleman, Jr.  b. 12/17/1901, d. 8/??/1980 in Greensboro, Hale Co, AL per SS Death Index 
(1180)  2.  Mary Coleman               b. c1904
(1181)  3.  Osmund A. Coleman          b. 08/15/1905, d. 04/24/1997 in Greensboro, Hale Co, AL per SS Death Index
(1182)  4.  Alice Coleman              b. c1910
(1183)  5.  Harris M. Coleman          b. c1914
(1184)  6.  Laura W. Coleman           b. c1917

In the U.S. Census of 1910, for Sawyerville, Hale Co., AL, page 139:

(1177) Coleman, Bestor W.  Head  Male White  45  mar.  9 yrs b. AL, Pa b. AL, Ma b. AL
()              Alice      Wife  Fem. White  39? mar.  9 yrs b. AL, Pa b. AL, Ma b. AL, mother of 4, all living now.
(1179)          Bestor W., Jr. son    White   8 
(1180)          Mary ?.    daughter   White   6
(1181)          Omun A.    son        White   4
(1182)          Alice M.?  daughter   White  11/12

U.S. Census of 1920, for Sawyerville, Hale Co., AL, page 132:

(1177) Coleman, Bestor Wynne  Head  Male White  55  mar.  b. AL Pa b. AL Ma b. AL
()              Alice Weston  Wife  Fem. White  49? mar.  b. AL Pa b. AL Ma b. AL 
(1179)          Bestor Wynne, Jr.   son  White  18        b. c1902 
(1180)          Mary ?.    daughter   White  16           b. c1904
(1181)          Osmund     son        White  14           b. c1906
(1182)          Alice      daughter   White  10           b. c1910
(1183)          Harris     son        White   6           b. c1914
(1184)          Laura      daughter   White   3           b. c1917

U.S. Census of 1930, for Sawyerville, Hale Co., AL, page 146:
House 304

(1177) Coleman, B. Wynne      Head  Male White  65 Widowed emp: Gen Farm
(1181)          Osmund B.     son        White  23 Single  emp: Mail Carrier 
(1183)          Harris M.     son        White  16
(1184)          Laura W.      daughter   White  14

House 311

Coleman, Henry,  Head
        Louisa,  Wife
        M. Dolly  Dau
        E. Dill   Dau
        Rosa L.   Dau
        J. Henry, Jr. Son
        Theodore  Son
        J. Thomas Son
        W. Mable  Dau
        F. Lucile Grandchild
Taylor, Mary      Mother in law        

(1179) Bestor Wynne Coleman, Jr was born 12/17/1901. He married Mary Esther Bordon. He died on 08/12/1980 in Alabama at 78 years of age.
[Coleman, Kim, 2008, personal correspondence]

(1179) Bestor Wynne Coleman, Jr and Mary Esther Bordon had these children:

(1185) 1. Bestor Wynne Coleman, III  b. 04/??/1936
[Coleman, Kim, 2008, personal correspondence]

(498) Alice Coleman was born in 1838 or 1839. 

(498) Alice Coleman and Dr. John Samuel Meriwether had:

(559)  1.  Juliet Meriwether,      b. 1861/62 in Greene Co., AL
(560)  2.  Lida Meriwether,        b. 1864/65 in Greene Co., AL
(561)  3.  Mamy Meriwether,        b. 1866/67 in Greene Co., AL
(562)  4.  Jno B. Meriwether,      b. 1870/71 in Greene Co., AL
(563)  5.  Daisy Meriwether,       b. 1872/73 in Greene Co., AL
(564)  6.  Willis J. Meriwether,   b. 1876/77 in Greene Co., AL

[1880 U.S. Census for Greene County, AL]

The 1880 U.S. Census of Greene County, AL shows this family as follows:

No.   Name               Relation Marital Sex  Race Age Birth Occupation     Dad's Mom's
                                  Status                Place                Birth Birth
                                                                             Place Place
(498) Alice Meriwether       Self   W   Female  W   39   AL   Keeping House   NC    CT
(559) Juliet Meriwether      Dau    S   Female  W   18   AL                   AL    AL
(560) Lida Meriwether        Dau    S   Female  W   15   AL   At School       AL    AL
(561) Mamy Meriwether        Dau    S   Female  W   13   AL   At School       AL    AL
(562) Jno B. Meriwether      Son    S   Male    W    9   AL   At School       AL    AL
(563) Daisy Meriwether       Dau    S   Female  W    7   AL                   AL    AL
(564) Willis J. Meriwether   Son    S   Male    W    3   AL                   AL    AL
      Ezra T Coleman         Nephew S   Male    W   18   AL   Studying Law    AL    TN

(563) Daisy Meriwether married a Mr. Dunlap.

Alice and John were the grandparents of

(565)       Mrs. Mary Morgan (Ward)
(566)       Glass William Riddle Ward,
(567)       John Meriwether Ward,
(568)       John S. "Bo" Meriwether,
(569)       Lida Meriwether Hall,
(570)       Sara Meriwether Humphries,

Alice and John were great grandparents of

(571)          William Ryan deGraffenried (candidate for Governor of Alabama in one race.)

(500) James Cobb Coleman, Jr. was born in 1842, married by 1735 to H. D. Unknown, and died in 1912.

(500) James Cobb Coleman, Jr. had children that include:

(572)  1.  J. C. Coleman,                      b. 1875/76
(573)    2. Louisa H. Coleman,      b. 1876/77
(574)    3. Alice Coleman,          b. 1878/79
(575)    4. Janie Coleman,    b. after 1880 m. Mr. Kirksey
(500) James Cobb Coleman was the grandfather of (576) Polly Coleman, m. Yarbrough.

In Springfield, in Greene County Alabama, in the 1880 U.S. Census we find the above family recorded thus:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 J. C. Coleman   Self   M   Male   W   38   AL   Farmer   NC   NC 
 H. D. Coleman   Wife   M   Female   W   29   AL   Keeps House   NC   SC 
 J. C. Coleman   Son   S   Male   W   4   AL      AL   AL 
 Louisa H Coleman   Dau   S   Female   W   3   AL      AL   AL 
 Alice Coleman   Dau   S   Female   W   1   AL      AL   AL 

(501) Charles Coleman family appears in the 1880 U.S. Census. (501) Charles Coleman married Laura Pollard. Laura was born about 1848 to Lewis Franklin Pollard and Julia Wilder [Alexander, 2003]. Lewis and Julia were married May 12, 1847 [Greene County, AL Marriages 1823 - 1860].

(501) Charles Coleman and wife Laura Pollard had these children:

(577)  1.  Bester Coleman,             b. 1870/71 in AL
(578)  2.  Laura Coleman,              b. 1873/74 in AL
(579)  3.  Ella Coleman,               b. 1875/76 in AL
(580)  4.  Juliet Coleman,             b. 1878/79 in AL

In the 1880 U.S. Census for Eutaw, Greene County, AL, we find the Charles Coleman family listed:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Charles Coleman   Self   M   Male   W   34   ALA   Druggest   NC   CT 
 Laura Coleman   Other   M   Female   W   31   ALA   Keeping House   NC   ALA 
 Bester Coleman   Other   S   Male   W   9   ALA   At School   ALA   ALA 
 Laura Coleman   Other   S   Female   W   6   ALA      ALA   ALA 
 Ella Coleman   Other   S   Female   W   4   ALA      ALA   ALA 
 Juliet Coleman   Other   S   Female   W   1   ALA      ALA   ALA 
 D. Victor Duncan   Other   W <Widowed>   Male   W   31   ALA   Retail Grocer   SC   ALA 
 Bella Houston   Other   M   Female   B <Black>   35   ALA   Servant   ---   --- 
 Howard Patton   Other      Male   B <Black>   40   ALA   Servant   ---   --- 


(502) Harvey Coleman, was born in 1848 and died in 1910.  Harvey married Emma Allen.  Emma was born in 1851 and died in 1875. [DAR Record 95982].

(502) Harvey Coleman and wife Emma Allen had this child:

(581)    Alice Coleman, m. E. B. McDowell;
            Alice submitted the DAR application no. 95982.
            Alice was born in Hale County, Ala.

(487) Rebecca Coleman was born c1815 and died c1891.  Rebecca married Ebenezer Pettigrew.

(487) Rebecca Coleman Pettigrew, widowed is listed in 1880 in Springfield, Greene Co., AL with an unknown nephew, Charles Coleman, born in 1868 or 1869.
 R. C. Pettigrew   Self   W <Widowed>   Female   W   56   NC   Keep House   NC   NC 
 Charley Coleman   Nephew   S   Male   W   11   AL   In School   AL   AL 

(488) Judge Wiley Coleman was born in 1819 and died in 1892.  The 1880 U.S. Census for Eutaw, Greene County, AL lists his household with sister Rhoda Coleman and nephew, James O. Banks:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Wiley Coleman   Self   S   Male   W   70   NC   Resigned Lawyer   NC   NC 
 Rhoda Coleman   Sister   S   Female   W   50   ALA   Keeping House   NC   NC 
 James O. Banks   Nephew   S   Male   W   14   MS   At School   ALA   ALA 


(489) Bester Coleman was born c1825 and died c1852.  Bester married Laura Wynne.

(489) Bester Coleman and wife Laura Wynne had this child:

(582)  1.  Frances Wynne Coleman

(582) Frances Wynne Coleman married Thomas R. Ward.

(490) Mary Coleman married Amos Travis, Jr.  Amos was the born on 05/28/1805 in Georgia, the son of Amos Travis and Frances Pierce.  After Mary's death, Amos married her sister, (494) Eliza Coleman [Hook, 2002b].   The USGenWeb site for Greene County, AL provides a list of early marriages that lists Mary Coleman and Amos Travis as married on 12/27/1832.  Amos died 08/02/1886 near Livingston, AL. 

(492) Rhoda Coleman was born in 1829 and died in 1900.

(493) Martha Jane Coleman on 01/28/1852 married James Oliver Banks. [Greene County Alabama GenWeb Site]  Martha Jane Coleman and husband James Oliver Banks had:

(583) James Oliver Banks, Jr.,       b. 1865,  d. 1941,
        in 1888 married Julia Coleman.

(583) James Oliver Banks, Jr. and Julia Coleman Banks had:

(584)   Wilkes Banks,
(585)   Ellen Gray Banks, married Mr. Humphries,
(586)   Willis Banks,
(587)   Hampden Jack Banks
(588)   Ralph Banks
["Greene County Democrat," Eutaw, Alabama, June 11, 1964.]

(494) Eliza Ann Coleman married Amos Travis, Jr.  after his first wife, Mary Coleman, Eliza's sister, had died.  Eliza and Amos Travis, Jr. were married on 05/25/1838 in Eutaw, AL.  Eliza (Coleman) Travis died 04/26/1896 at the Travis plantation, Oakford, near Livingston, Alabama. [Hook, 2002b]  The USGenWeb site for Greene County, AL provides a list of early marriages that lists this couple's marriage on 05/25/1837.

(494) Eliza Ann Coleman and husband Amos Travis, Jr. had these children:

(589)  1.  Thaddeus A. Travis,              b.       1836,  died in infancy.
(590)  2.  Mary Ann Coleman Travis,         b. 05/10/1837,  d. 09/22/1923 in Fresno, CA,
                                            buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, CA
(591)  3.  Seaborn Travis,                  b.       1841,  died in infancy.
(592)  4.  Thaddeus A. Travis,              b.       1843,  d. 11/07/1877 in Las Lunas, NM
                                         evidently a murder victim of a cattle rustler.
                                         served in the Civil War.
(593)  5.  John Coleman Travis,             b.       1845,  died in infancy.
(594)  6.  Martha Eliza "Lida" Travis,     b.      1844,   d. 1876 in Gilroy, CA.
(595)  7.  Seaborn Travis,                  b.       1849,  d.       1866 in St. Louis, MO.
(596)  8.  Kate Irene Travis,               b. 05/03/1851,  d. 02/01/1915 in Santa Monica, CA.
(597)  9.  J. Coleman Travis,               b.       1853,  d.       1919 in Orange, CA
(598)  10. Charles P. Travis,               b.       1855,  d.       1862 of measles in Gainesville, AL.
(599)  11. James Banks Travis,              b.       1857,  d.      c1905 in Los Angeles CA.
(600)  12. Wiley Coleman Travis,            b.       1859,  d. 12/27/1916 in Primrose, AL.
(601)  13. Jesse Cobb Travis,               b.       1861,  d. 01/??/1929 (suicide) in Livingston, AL.

After the Civil War the whole family moved out to Orange, CA to join the oldest daughter, Mary (Travis) Van de Graaff, who had been widowed shortly after moving there with her husband and son. The family traveled by way of the land route across the Ithmus of Panama before the Canal was built.  The parents missed Alabama and returned with the two youngest sons some time in the 1870's.

(590) Mary Ann Coleman Travis married Abram Sebastian Van de Graaff on 01/27/1857 at Gainesville AL.  He was born 06/27/1832 in Erie, AL, and died 05/28/1868 at Los Angeles CA.  He was the son of William Van de Graaff and Juliette Ewing. (590) Mary Ann Coleman Travis and husband Abram Sebastian Van de Graaff had the following children:

(602)  1.  Juliette Eliza Van de Graaff,    b. 12/02/1857 at Gainesville AL, d. 07/07/1858.
(603)  2.  Adrian Sebastian Van de Graaff,  b. 05/12/1859 at Gainesville AL, d. 05/18/1922 at Birmingham AL,
                                            buried Evergreen Cemetery, Tuscaloosa AL.
(604)  3.  William Regnet Van de Graaff,    b. 10/29/1860 at Gainesville AL, d. 10/28/1861.
(605)  4.  Alida Samlant Van de Graaff,     b. 02/17/1868 at Los Angeles CA, d. 07/07/1896 at Tuscaloosa AL.

(603) Adrian Sebastian Van de Graaff, married Minnie Cherokee Hargrove on 07/17/1890 at Tuscaloosa AL. Minnie was born 11/12/1866 at Tuscaloosa AL, the daughter of Andrew Coleman Hargrove and Cherokee Mims Jemison.

Andrew Coleman Hargrove was the son of John Harris Hargrove, who the son of Rev. Thomas Dudley Hargrove (originally from Greensville Co. VA I believe, but moved to Alabama by way of Georgia) and Mary Elizabeth Coleman, daughter of Daniel Coleman and Susannah Harris. There is no known connection between Daniel Coleman and the Nansemond Colemans from whom Charles Coleman of Greene County, Alabama are thought to be descended.

(603) Adrian Sebastian Van de Graaff and wife Minnie Cherokee Hargrove had the following children:

(606)  1.  Adrian Van Vinceler Van de Graaff, b. 09/06/1891 at Tuscaloosa AL, d. 03/14/1936 at Tuscaloosa.
(607)  2.  Coleman Hargrove Van de Graaff,    b. 09/07/1893,   d. 01/02/1938 in MS.
(608)  3.  William Travis Van de Graaff,      b. 10/27/1895,   d. 04/26/1977 at Penrose, CO.
(609)  4.  Cherokee Van de Graaff,            b. 07/15/1898,   d. 03/21/1934 at Richmond, VA.
(610)  5.  Robert Jemison Van de Graaff,      b. 20 Dec 1901,  d. 01/??/1967 at Boston MA.

(610) Robert Jemison Van de Graaff was the inventor of the Van de Graaff electrostatic generator.  The early children were probably born at the Travis plantation near Livingston AL, the later ones at their home in Gainesville, AL.

(479) William "Wiley" Coleman was born 03/09/1783 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.  Wiley died on 11/28/1822.  He married Martha Cobb who died in 1864.  Wiley settled in Bibb County Alabama while his brother, John, settled in Greene County Alabama.  Their parents, Charles Coleman and Mary Roundtree went on to Greene County, Alabama with John where they shortly passed away and were buried.

The Bibb County, AL GenWeb site has photos of the grave of (479) "Willie" Coleman located in Centerville Memorial Cemetery, in the community of Four Points, just West of downtown Centerville, AL. His grave stone shows dates almost matching those given above: 03/09/1783 - 11/25/1822.

The only other Coleman grave indexed there is for Sarah Coleman, 04/10/1812 - 08/11/1825, who died just 13 years old. I imagine this was a daughter of William and Martha Coleman.

An additional supplemental inventory of the estate of Wiley Coleman was filed in Bibb County on 07/25/1826, recorded in Administrator's Book "C". The inventory lists administrators Robert Hill, in right of his wife, and Alexander Hill. It then lists children of Wiley Coleman and their spouses at this time:

Robert Hill husband of Martha Coleman, deceased, relict of Willie Coleman,
David R. Boyd and Trecy, his wife, 
Rhoda Coleman,
the representatives of Sarah Coleman, deceased,
John B. Coleman,
Penelope Coleman,
Robert Coleman,
Mary Coleman,
Willie Coleman,
Willie J.[James] Coleman,
Martha Ann Coleman
[Gandrud, Alabama Records, Vol 232, pg 47]

James Coleman is listed as an infant son of Willie Coleman, an orphan, pg 229 of Admin Bk "C".
[Note: "orphan" had a legal definition in that period quite apart from its use today.] [Gandrud, Alabama Records, Vol 232, pg 48]

The only next of kin listed for Sarah Coleman, daughter of Wiley Coleman, were brothers and sisters (she being just 13 years old at the time of death). Listed were David R. Boyd and Treece, his wife, formerly Coleman; Penelope Coleman, John B. Coleman, Mary Coleman, Robert Coleman, Martha Ann Coleman, Robert E. Coleman.
[Gandrud, Alabama Records, Vol 232, pg 51]

(479) William "Wiley" Coleman and wife Martha Cobb had these children:

(1313)  1.  Theresa "Trecy" Coleman,   b. 01/28/1809, Edgecombe Co, NC; d. 12/08/1850 Centerville, Bibb Co, AL
(1314)  2.  Sarah Coleman,             b. 04/10/1812, d. 08/11/1825
(1315)  3.  Penelope Coleman,          b. c1813
(1316)  4.  John B. Coleman,           b. c1815
 (611)  5.  Mary Coleman,              b. 1816
(1317)  6.  Robert E. Coleman,         b. c1817
 (612)  7.  Martha Ann Coleman,        b. 1820
 (613)  8.  Wiley Coleman,             b. 1821, See Chapter 44
(1318)  9.  William James Coleman,     b. 1825

There may have been another daughter, Jane Coleman, or one of the above may have been going by the name later, for there is a record of a marriage of Jane Coleman to Berry or Benj. Numan or Newman. [Gandrud, Alabama Records, Vol 166, pg 79, transcribing Bibb County, AL Marriage Book "D", pg 293]

(1313) Theresa "Trecy" Coleman was born 1/28/1809, She married David R. Boyd, [on 09/21/1824, per Early Marriages of Bibb County, a web site based on Gandrud's Alabama Records Volumes and original records in the Alabama State Archives in Montgomery, AL.] who appears in records of Bibb County along with Colemans. David R. Boyd died prior to May 1839, when Treecy Boyd is shown as his widow, and married second George W. Howard on 05/09/1839.
[Gandrud, Alabama Records, Vol 160, pg 62 and Vol 166, pg 11]

The U.S. Census for Bibb County, AL, of 1850 lists family #16 as:

Howard, Geo. W.   51, NC  Farmer, $4000  (age 48 per tombstone, b. 1802)
        Theresa   42, NC                 (age 38 per tombstone, b. 1812)
        Benj B.   17, AL                 (b. c1833)
        Martha R. 16, AL                 (b. c1834)
        Mary E.    8, AL                 (b. c1842)
        Wiley G.   2, AL                 (b. c1848)
        Rady J.  8/12, AL                (b. 1849)
Barratt, Lewis    24, SC laborer

From the above, it appears that (1313) Theresa "Trecy" Coleman Boyd Howard and first husband, David R. Boyd, had these children:

(1378)  1.  Benjamin B. Boyd,  b. c1833, Bibb Co, AL
(1379)  2.  Martha R. Boyd,    b. c1834, Bibb Co, AL

From the above, it appears that (1313) Theresa "Trecy" Coleman Boyd Howard and second husband, George W. Howard, had these children:

(1380)  3.  Mary E. Howard,      b. c1842, Bibb Co, AL
(1381)  4.  Wilie G. Howard,     b. c1848, Bibb Co, AL
(1382)  5.  Rady J. Howard,      b. c1849, Bibb Co, AL

Theresa died 12/08/1850 at the age of 41 years. Her grave is in the Centerville Memorial Cemetery, west of Centerville, in Bibb Co, AL. It reads:

Theresa, daughter of Wilie and Martha Coleman, Consort of George W. Howard, born 28 Jan 1809 in Edgecombe County, NC, departed this life 8 Dec 1850, an affectionate wife, kind and indulgent neighbor, and true Christian.
Next to her lies her first husband, David R. Boyd, 3/30/1802 - 8/12/1835.

Though there is no known connection, there was a John R. Coleman who died in Bibb County, AL with a large estate valued at $16751.80. Heirs listed were:

Grayfield Gosie, in right of wife Sally Coleman,
Robert Coleman
Daniel Coleman
William Coleman, in right of wife Elizabeth Coleman,
(two Colemans married in this case)
Charner Colvin in right of wife Mary Coleman,
John G. Coleman,
Giles C. Coleman,
Henry McElroy, in right of wife Dorcas Coleman,
Leyton Upchurch, in right of wife Nancy Coleman,
Elijah J. Coleman
[Alabama Records, Vol 180, by Gandrud, pg 50]

Leyton Upchurch married Nancy Coleman 1/20/1831.
[Alabama Records, Vol 20, by Gandrud, pg 77]

Sarah "Sally" Coleman Gosa, 1791-1852, tombstone was recorded. In 1850, she was 56, born in SC.
[Alabama Records, Vol 69, pg 15.] So, it appears (1314) Sarah Coleman was born in 1791, married Grayfield Gosa, and died in 1852.

(611) Mary Coleman was born 1816.  On 02/29/1832 Mary Coleman married Jacob Mayberry.  Jacob was born 01/03/1786 and died 12/24/1851.

The above marriage was recorded in Greene County, AL, the next day, 03/01/1832. Creswell, M.G., officiated.
[Gandrud, Alabama Records, Vol 232, p 18; Vol 20, p 85]

Mary was daughter of Wiley and Patsey Coleman. Apparently Martha Cobb, wife of Wiley Coleman, also was known by the name Patsey.

(611) Mary Coleman and husband Jacob Mayberry had this child:

(614)  1.  Jacob Dennis Mayberry,             b. 06/24/1844,  d. 06/29/1921

(614) Jacob Dennis Mayberry married Clara Jane Thomas.  Clara was born 02/25/1855 and died 08/24/1917.

(614) Jacob Dennis Mayberry and wife Clara Jane Thomas had this child:

(615)  1.  Ella Olivia Mayberry,              b. 06/08/1884,  d. 01/20/1944

(615) Ella Olivia Mayberry married Robert Guy Redden.  Robert was born 02/16/1882 and died 08/24/1917.

(615) Ella Olivia Mayberry and husband Robert Redden had these children:

(616)  1.  withheld Redden
              married withheld Easterly
(617)  2.  withheld Redden
              married withheld Guyton
(618)  3.  withheld Redden
              married withheld Redden
              married withheld Kaple
(619)  4.  withheld Redden
              married withheld Shepherd
              married withheld Morris
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Side Note 1:
From the ALGenWeb Greene County Web Site under a link entitled "Who were the First Families of the County?" is found recorded early names appearing in court records that may be related to our Colemans from Nansemond County Virginia.  Included are these facts:

      Full Name of Person   Date in Co.   Record Source      Notes
(477) Coleman, Charles      01 Dec 1823   Land Record        Old St Stephens Land Office
(477) Coleman, Charles      28 Jan 1824   Will Probate       The Deceased; A Rev. War Soldier
(479) Coleman, John         28 Jan 1824   Will Probated      Adult Son of Deceased

It is worthy of note that there were two Charles Colemans in Greene County, AL in 1823.   Charles P. Coleman, not a descendant of Robert Coleman of Nansemond County, VA; may easily be confused with (477) Charles Coleman who married Mary Roundtree.  In order to clarify the two, I cite this brief synopsis of Charles P. Coleman as given on page 71 of J. P. Coleman's work:

CHARLES P. COLEMAN, SON OF THOMAS COLEMAN

Born, Halifax County, North Carolina, October 4, 1762. Died, Greene County, Alabama, December 27, 1850.

Revolutionary soldier. According to the records in the National Archives, he enlisted in Lincoln County, North Carolina, June, 1780. Discharged April, 1782. Was in the battles of Cowan's Ford, Guilford Court House and Eutaw Springs.

He moved to Georgia in 1789, to Kentucky in 1806, to Mississippi territory in 1812, and to Alabama in 1818.

He was married to Fanny Mobley in Greene County on March 8, 1829, at the age of 67. Fanny was then 45 years of age, so his children, John R. Coleman and Mrs. Judith Person, wife of David Person, must have been by a previous marriage.

It may be that (485) Charles Coleman, son of (477) Charles Coleman and Mary Roundtree, is the Charles H. Coleman who married Priscilla Ann Hutton, 02/14/1828 in Greene Co, AL.
[Gandrud, Alabama Records, Vol 17, pg 72, per Vol 120, pg 51.]

The estate of Charles H. Coleman, deceased 184-, as excerpted by Gandrud, Vol 120, pg 51, lists his widow, Priscilla Ann Coleman, and children:

Martha A. who married Moses H. Person, had child Edward Coleman Person;
Acquilla H. Coleman,
John R. Coleman,
Permellia E. Coleman,
Charles C. Coleman

John, Permellia, Charles and Edward are listed as minors in Greene County, AL July 3, 1848.
[Gandrud, Alabama Records, Vol 120, pg 51.]

Priscilla probably had a brother Acquilla Hutton, who is listed with Charles H. Coleman, Samuel T. Cherry, Robert Craig, and William D. George as appraisers of the William McNeese estate on 03/12/1838, Book "D".
[Gandrud, Alabama Records, Vol 180, pg 67.]

Priscilla is listed without her husband, Charles Coleman, in the 1850 U.S. Census of Greene County, AL, pg 267A, family #455, but with these children:

1. Aquilla       b. c1832, AL, probably named for his uncle, Aquilla Hutton
2. John R.       b. c1834, AL
3. Permelia      b. c1837, AL
4. Charles C.    b. c1839, AL

John R. Coleman had a son John G. Coleman who married Miss Elizabeth Coleman on 11/03/1841, Jeremiah Pearsall, minister of the gospel, presided. John was 34 born in SC, Elizabeth was 22 born in GA.
[Gandrud, Alabama Records, Vol 120, pg 11.]

Permelia Coleman, above, married Macklen Nusom (Newsome) Cockrell, son of Nathan Cockrell and Nancy Williams of Eutaw. Macklen was born 1/29/1830 and served as a private in the CSA. Macklen, from Eutaw, AL, enrolled in the Univ. of AL in 1847 and listed in class of 1848. He engaged in planting. He died 10/08/1887.
[Gandrud, Alabama Records, Vol 180, pg 14.]

It may be that (1318) William James Coleman, b. 1825, who was listed as an orphan, infant son of Wiley Coleman after Wiley's death in 1824, may be that James W. Coleman who married Christina Horne 09/19/1855 with Daniel Ward, M.G., officiating, as recorded in Bibb County, AL Marriage Book "E", pg 124.
[Gandrud, Alabama Records, Vol 232, pg 91.]

There was an Isham Jefferson Coleman in Bibb County, AL who married Mary Elizabeth Ray, on 11/27/1823. He was born 10/16/1803 in Virginia, she in Georgia in 1807. He was the son of Isham Coleman and Ann "Emily" Roper of Dinwiddie County, VA. But Isham and Emily died and were buried in Hancock County, Georgia. Mary Ray was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Ray, who show in the 1850 Census in Taladega, AL, family no. 1056 in the home of William Lowry. In 1850, Isham had a brother, John Goodwin Coleman who died in Hancock Co, GA. The two brothers settled an estate and were living in Hancock Co, GA prior to 1823. Mary Elizabeth Ray Coleman died in Columbia, Louisiana in 1857. Isham Jefferson Coleman and Mary Elizabeth Ray of Bibb Co, AL had these children:

1. William Gooden Coleman, (not found in 1850 Jackson Parish, LA Census)
2. Martha Elizabeth Coleman,
3. Frances Marilla Coleman, b. 1829, married William Unknown,
4. John Coleman (does not appear in 1850 Jackson Parish, LA Census),
5. Thomas Marion Coleman, b. 1832 (grave records), d. 9/29/1879, married Nora Johnson,
6. Mary Coleman, b. 1836
7. Sarah Aldine Coleman, b. 1837, d. bur. Ebenezer Cem., LA, married Samuel Horn.
[coincidentally, a James W. Coleman married Christianna Horne, 09/19/1855, in Bibb Co, AL]
8. Georgia Ann Coleman, b. 1838
9. Martin Coleman, b 1841
10. Horacie Coleman, b 1843, appears as Orasha in 1850 Census of Jackson Par., LA
11. Louisiana "Lucy" Coleman, b 1844, d. 01/27/1896, bur. Silann, LA Cem., 
   married Newton H. Hagler
12. Louizia "Louisa or Lousa" Coleman, b. 1849
13. Alice Ray Coleman, b. 09/27/1853, d. 05/07/1924, mar. 05/02/1880 to Unknown Bumpas.
[Gandrud Alabama Records, Vol 160, pg 95.]

One website also listed these marriages of Colemans in Bibb County before 1825:

David Coleman to Elizabeth Ray in Bibb County, AL, 09/15/1822.
John Coleman to Susanna Blankenship in Bibb County, AL, 06/20/1822
[ Alabama Marriage Records before 1825 Co]

Since there is no connection to Robert Coleman of Nansemond County, VA, I will not recite the voluminous details about the above family which can be found online, but will give the links here for any who may be interested:
Horton-Brown-Kent.GED, by Birl Randolph Brown, Sr.
Selected Families and Individuals, on tripod.com

There was a marriage of John B. Coleman to Elenor M. A. Crawford in Bibb Co, AL on 03/12/1834 in the evening by E. McElroy, J.P. Consent was given by C. H. Coleman, as guardian of John B. Coleman, and Thomas Crawford, father of Elenor. She was the niece of Mrs. Anna Crawford Woodruff, Vol 200, pg 56.

The will of Ann Woodruff lists relations as follows

Nephew, James W. Crawford
Niece, Eleanor M. A. Crawford
Niece, Margaret M. Bernhard
Nephew, Thomas P. Crawford
Niece, Jane A. Crawford
signed 08/04/1843 [Gandrud Alabama Records, Vol 200, pp. 55, 56.]

There was a marriage of Anny Crawford to Nathan Woodruff dated 05/20/1828.
[ Early Marriages of Bibb County, a web site based on Gandrud's Alabama Records Volumes and original records in the Alabama State Archives in Montgomery, AL.]

There was a marriage of

There was an John R. Coleman who died in Bibb County, AL whose estate was probated 08/28/1837. His wife is listed as Sally. They had these children per his estate settlement

Robert Coleman, (b. c1798)
Daniel Coleman, (b. c1800)
Elizabeth Coleman (b. c1802) who married William Coleman,
Mary Coleman (b. c1804) who married Chavner Colvin,
John G. Coleman, (b. c1806)
Giles C. Coleman, (b. c1808)
Dorcas Coleman (b. c1810) who married Henry McElroy,
Nancy Coleman (b. 1812, SC per 1850 Census) who married Leyton Upchurch 1/20/1831,
[Gandrud Alabama Records, Vol 180, pg 50; recording Bibb County Book "D"]

A widow's pension application was made for Mary Colemna, widow of Jacob Mayberry. John Boyd and Penelope West testify on her behalf. Penelope was present at the wedding of Mary Coleman and Jacob Mayberry.
[Gandrud Alabama Records, Vol 232, pg 16]

Mary Coleman and Jacob Mayberry were married in Greene County, AL on 03/01/1832 by Creswell, a Minister of the Gospel (M.G.). Mary was the daughter of Wiley and Patsey Coleman
[Gandrud Alabama Records, Vol 232, pg 16; Vol 20, pg 85]

Sarah Coleman, deceased 10/05/1825. David R. Boyd, John Henry, Walter C. Duff, and Samuel Woodruff, securities.
[Gandrud Alabama Records, Vol 232, pg 45; recording entries in Bibb County, Alabama Administrator's Book "C", pg 188]

Sarah Coleman, deceased, commissioners: John Hunt, Jacob Mayberry, Michael Purtle, Hopkins Lee and Henry Potts. John B. Coleman and Penelope Coleman named.
[Gandrud Alabama Records, Vol 232, pg 46; recording entries in Bibb County, Alabama Administrator's Book "C", pg 206]

RETURN HERE to RECORD pg 104 entries beginning with pg 47 (pg 214 of admin's book)

A list of Colemans in early court records of Greene County is given below without respect to whether there is a known relation to the Nansemond group or not.


Notes Full Name of Person   Date in Co.   Record Source      Notes
      Coleman, Charles H.   11 Feb 1828   Marriage Recorded  Married Priscilla Ann Hutton
      Coleman, Charles H.   31 Jul 1826   Land Record        Old St Stephens Land Office
NR    Coleman, Charles P.   11 Apr 1829   Land Record        Old St Stephens Land Office
NR    Coleman, Charles P.   21 Feb 1829   Marriage Recorded  Married Fanny Mobly
(477) Coleman, Charles      01 Dec 1823   Land Record        Old St Stephens Land Office
(477) Coleman, Charles      28 Jan 1824   Will Probate       The Deceased; A Rev. War Soldier
      Coleman, James C.     23 Nov 1830   Marriage Recorded  Married Martha Ann Anderson
NR    Coleman, John R.      24 Nov 1823   Land Record        Old St Stephens Land Office
(478) Coleman, John         28 Jan 1824   Will Probated      Adult Son of Deceased
      Coleman, Lucy         21 Feb 1827   Marriage Recorded  Married Ebenezer Whiting
      Coleman, Malena              1829   Marriage Recorded  Married Ebenezar Pettigrew
      Coleman, Martha W.    04 May 1826   Marriage Recorded  Married Abner Evans
      Coleman, Penelope     15 Dec 1829   Marriage Recorded  Married Geo. H. Carnathan
      Coleman, Radford E.   17 Jul 1826   Land Record        Old St Stephens Land Office
      Coleman, Radford E.          1831   Child Born in AL   b. 1792 --; Died 1844 Greene Co.
      Coleman, Wilson       25 Aug 1828   Marriage Recorded  Married Mary Johnston

The list above was found at 
http://home.earthlink.net/~rodbush/galffam2.htm except the Notes column was added. 
The note "NR" means "No Relation".

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Side Note 2:
While at the Library of Congress, I found this in the



Daughters of the American Revolution - Lineage Book 96:

"MRS. ALICE COLEMAN McDOWELL.     95982
  Born in Hale County, Ala.
  Wife of E. B. McDowell.
  Descendant of Charles Coleman, as follows:

1.  Harvey Coleman (1848-1910) m. 1st 1868 Emma Allen (1851-75)
2.  James Cobb Coleman (1810-68) m. 2nd 1836 Juliet Bestor (1811-59)
3.  John Coleman (1781-1852) m. 1807 Rhoda Cobb (1793-1863)
4.  Charles Coleman m. 1765 Mary Roundtree (1750-1821)

"Charles Coleman (1744-1824) served as quartermaster in the third
  North Carolina regiment.  He was born in Edgecomb County, NC;
  died in Green[e] County, Ala.
  Also No. 40171."
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Side Note 3:
Charles Coleman b.1750-55 in NC unit m.Mary Roundtree
[per The Coleman Family, by the American Genealogical Research Institute
listing for the veterans of the Revolutionary War.]
----------- J.P. Coleman, 1965 reprints an article taken from the Eutaw Democrat in his book and then makes these remarks following it:
        The foregoing newspaper article is an excellent report on those
     Colemans in Greene County Alabama, who migrated there from Edge-
     combe County, North Carolina. They were descended from Robert
     Coleman of Nansemond County, Virginia, and his sons or grandsons,
     William Coleman and Robert Coleman. The Nansemond County records
     have been destroyed and the particular genealogy of that County can
     only be put together from fragmentary sources.
        I wish to pay special tribute to Mr. James Samuel Coleman, men-
     tioned in the above article, who died December 19, 1963. Early in
     my efforts to locate the history of the Colemans I went to Eutaw,
     Alabama, met Mr. Coleman, and had a most delightful visit with him,
     including a visit to the beautiful cemetery at Grassdale. Later he
     gave me a copy of his autobiography, which my secretary typed.
     This was a most interesting life story and ought to be published.

        Miss Mary Ellen Coleman, sister of James Samuel Coleman, kept up
     a keen interest in genealogy. I once ran across some of her
     writings at the book store of The Genealogical Publishing Company
     in Baltimore. I purchased them and gave them to her nephew, Judge
     James S. Coleman, now of the Alabama Supreme Court. The history of
     this large and able family would afford sufficient material for a
     book within itself.

What a resource J.P. Coleman found! And if only I could obtain it for building the facts to be recorded in this book! ============================================
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    Supporting Data on Colemans in Alabama ============================================
********************************************

Index to Names appearing in the U.S. Census of Greene County, Alabama found on the ALGenWeb Greene County web site on Tues, 23 Jul 2002 by the author. [ 1850 U.S. Census Index for Greene County AL]

Notes  Page     Line     Last Naem   First Name   Age   BirthPlace  File Name
       259B      1       Coleman     Mary Ann      26    AL         pg0255b.txt

(478)  269A      12      Coleman     John          69    NC         pg0267a.txt
       269A      13      Coleman     Rhoda         59    NC         pg0267a.txt
(492)  269A      14      Coleman     Rhoda E.      19    AL         pg0267a.txt
(493)  269A      15      Coleman     Martha J.     18    AL         pg0267a.txt
(491)  269A      17      Coleman     Daniel P.     22    AL         pg0267a.txt

       271B      7       Coleman     John G.       34    SC         pg0267a.txt
       271B      8       Coleman     Isabella J.   22    Geo        pg0267a.txt
       271B      9       Coleman     Adella C.     2     AL         pg0267a.txt

       273B      21      Coleman     Priscilla A.  39    SC         pg0267a.txt
       273B      22      Coleman     Aquilla       18    AL         pg0267a.txt
       273B      23      Coleman     John R.       16    AL         pg0267a.txt
       273B      24      Coleman     Permelia      13    AL         pg0267a.txt
       273B      25      Coleman     Charles C.    11    AL         pg0267a.txt

       287A      14      Coleman     Griffin B.    37    SC         pg0278b.txt

       288A      38      Coleman     Wiley         30    NC         pg0278b.txt

(486)  291B      7       Coleman     James C.      39    NC         pg0290a.txt
       291B      8       Coleman     Juliet B.     36    CT         pg0290a.txt
(495)  291B      9       Coleman     Julia F.      17    AL         pg0290a.txt
(497)  291B      10      Coleman     Buster        13    AL         pg0290a.txt
(498)  291B      11      Coleman     Allice        11    AL         pg0290a.txt
(499)  291B      12      Coleman     John          9     AL         pg0290a.txt
(500)  291B      13      Coleman     James C.      7     AL         pg0290a.txt
(501)  291B      14      Coleman     Charles       5     AL         pg0290a.txt
(502)  291B      15      Coleman     Harrey        3     AL         pg0290a.txt

       296B      12      Coleman     Albert        24    SC         pg0290a.txt
       296B      13      Coleman     Martha E.     14    AL         pg0290a.txt

       296B      27      Coleman     David H.      55    SC         pg0290a.txt
       296B      28      Coleman     Sarah         51    SC         pg0290a.txt
       296B      29      Coleman     Edith         19    AL         pg0290a.txt
       296B      30      Coleman     David R.      16    AL         pg0290a.txt
       296B      31      Coleman     Wiley F.      15    AL         pg0290a.txt

       321A      27      Coleman     Thomas        17    AL         pg0313a.txt

       325B      16      Coleman     Elizabeth     55    KY         pg0324b.txt
       325B      17      Coleman     Mary J.       22    AL         pg0324b.txt
       325B      18      Coleman     Robert B.     20    AL         pg0324b.txt
       325B      19      Coleman     William W.    18    AL         pg0324b.txt

       328B      10      Coleman     Catharine     52    SC         pg0324b.txt
       328B      11      Coleman     William       18    AL         pg0324b.txt
       328B      12      Coleman     Reuben        13    AL         pg0324b.txt

       337A      29      Coleman     Elizabeth     55    SC         pg0336a.txt
       337A      30      Coleman     Isabella C.   36    SC         pg0336a.txt
       337A      31      Coleman     Elizabeth     25    AL         pg0336a.txt
       337A      32      Coleman     William F.    20    AL         pg0336a.txt
       337A      33      Coleman     Robert M.     17    AL         pg0336a.txt

       341A      8       Coleman     Mary          43    SC         pg0336a.txt
       341A      9       Coleman     Elizabeth     21    AL         pg0336a.txt
       341A      10      Coleman     Martha        18    AL         pg0336a.txt
       341A      11      Coleman     Wiley J.      16    AL         pg0336a.txt
       341A      12      Coleman     Edith         14    AL         pg0336a.txt
       341A      13      Coleman     Mary          13    AL         pg0336a.txt
       341A      14      Coleman     Nancy         11    AL         pg0336a.txt
       341A      15      Coleman     Laura         4     AL         pg0336a.txt

       341B      25      Coleman     Susan         29    AL         pg0336a.txt

NR     342A      12      Coleman     Charles P.    90    NC         pg0336a.txt
NR     342A      13      Coleman     Fanny         56    SC         pg0336a.txt
NR     342A      14      Coleman     Giles C.      40    SC         pg0336a.txt
NR     342A      15      Coleman     Susan         29    AL         pg0336a.txt
NR     342A      16      Coleman     Mary E.       12    AL         pg0336a.txt
NR     342A      17      Coleman     John          10    AL         pg0336a.txt
NR     342A      18      Coleman     Sarah J.      8     AL         pg0336a.txt
NR     342A      19      Coleman     Isabella      4     AL         pg0336a.txt
NR     342A      20      Coleman     Thomas        3     AL         pg0336a.txt
NR     342A      21      Coleman     Francis       1     AL         pg0336a.txt

       352B      10      Coleman     Mourning      62    SC         pg0347b.txt
       352B      11      Coleman     Robert        37    SC         pg0347b.txt
       352B      12      Coleman     John          23    SC         pg0347b.txt
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From the same site, the ftp server provides transcripts of the 1850 U.S. Census
for Greene County, selected pages, that show:

CENSUS YR:  1850  STATE or TERRITORY:  AL  COUNTY:  Greene
DIVISION:  Clinton Beat  REEL NO:  M432-6  PAGE NO:  269A
REFERENCE:  F. P. Strother 9th day of Nov. 1850

 LN  HN   FN  LAST NAME      FIRST NAME     AGE SEX  RACE  OCCUP.         VAL.      BIRTHPLACE       MRD.  SCH.  R/W  DDB
 12  390  390 Coleman        John           69   M         Farmer         14,696    NC
 13  390  390 Coleman        Rhoda          59   F                                  NC
 14  390  390 Coleman        Rhoda E.       19   F                                  AL
 15  390  390 Coleman        Martha J.      18   F                                  AL
 16  390  390 Johnson        James H.       22   M         Overseer                 VA
 17  391  391 Coleman        Daniel P.      22   M         Farmer                   AL

CENSUS YR:  1850  STATE or TERRITORY:  AL  COUNTY:  Greene  DIVISION:  Clinton Beat  REEL NO:  M432-6  PAGE NO:  271B
REFERENCE:  F. P. Strother 18th day of Nov. 1850
 LN  HN   FN  LAST NAME      FIRST NAME     AGE SEX  RACE  OCCUP.         VAL.      BIRTHPLACE       MRD.  SCH.  R/W  DDB
 7   424  424 Coleman        John G.        34   M         Farmer         2,250     SC
 8   424  424 Coleman        Isabella J.    22   F                                  Geo
 9   424  424 Coleman        Adella C.      2    F                                  AL


CENSUS YR:  1850  STATE or TERRITORY:  AL  COUNTY:  Greene  DIVISION:  Pleasant Ridge Beat  REEL NO:  M432-6  PAGE NO:  273B
REFERENCE:  F. P. Strother 19th day of Nov. 1850

 LN  HN   FN  LAST NAME      FIRST NAME     AGE SEX  RACE  OCCUP.         VAL.      BIRTHPLACE       MRD.  SCH.  R/W  DDB
 21  455  455 Coleman        Priscilla A.   39   F                        3,000     SC
 22  455  455 Coleman        Aquilla        18   M         Student                  AL                      X
 23  455  455 Coleman        John R.        16   M         Student                  AL                      X
 24  455  455 Coleman        Permelia       13   F                                  AL                      X
 25  455  455 Coleman        Charles C.     11   M                                  AL                      X

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The Greene County web site lists these marriages in Greene County for years 1823 - 1860


Notes
      Coleman, Albert        MOBLEY, Martha M  Nov 20 1849
(498) Coleman, Alice         MERIWEATHER, John S Dr Nov 08 1860
      Coleman, Amanda C      HAYNIE, Richard C Aug 26 1848
      [Note: confirmed by Gandrud, Alabama Records, Vol 154, pg 10, Robert Taylor, JP, officiated.]
(497) Coleman, Bestor        WYNNE, Laura F  Dec 20 1859
      Coleman, Charles       H HUTTON, Priscilla Ann Feb 11 1828
      Coleman, Charles       P PHILLIPS, Frances  Aug 25 1832
NR    Coleman, Charles P     MOBLY, Fanny  Feb 21 1829
      Coleman, David R       HALL, Mary A  Jul 22 1856
      Coleman, Edith         OLDHAM, Elias Nov 04 1850
(494) Coleman, Eliza Ann     TRAVIS, Amos Jr. May 25 1837
      Coleman, Elizabeth     Coleman, John G Nov 03 1841
      Coleman, Elizabeth     JONES, Calvin G Sep 01 1845
      Coleman, Elizabeth     SPENCER, Charles A Jan 13 1857
      Coleman, Elmira        THOMPSON, William James Nov 13 1838
NR    Coleman, Giles C       COLVIN, Susan  May 03 1836
      Coleman, Irwin         COCKRELL, Nancy Jun 06 1826
      Coleman, Isabella C    HIGGINBOTHAM, George C Jr Jan 06 1852
(486) Coleman, James Cobb    ANDERSON, Martha Ann Nov 23 1830
      Coleman, John G        Coleman, Elizabeth  Nov 03 1841
      Coleman, John J        USSERY, Mary C  Oct 27 1845
(495) Coleman, Julia M       McLEMORE, Ulysses Thaddeus Mar 19 1853
      Coleman, Lucinda Jane  FORD, Silas R A Dec 17 1845
      Coleman, Lucy          WHITING, Ebenezer Feb 21 1827
      Coleman, M A           BOSTICK, Ann J  Sep 03 1851
      Coleman, Martha A      McGEE, John T Dec 05 1840
      Coleman, Martha A      PEARSON, Moses Hill Jan 23 1847
      Coleman, Martha A      PHILLIPS, Rial M Mar 21 1844
      Coleman, Martha J      BANKS, James O Jan 28 1852
      Coleman, Martha        GOSA, John W Jun 26 1854
      Coleman, Martha W      EVANS, Abner May 04 1826
(490) Coleman, Mary Ann      TRAVIS, Amos Jr Dec 27 1832
      Coleman, Mary J        HALE, Hibbart Dec 30 1851
      Coleman, Mary J        HEBBARD, Coleman Dec 30 1851
      Coleman, Mary          EDGE, Elijah Jul 26 1833
      Coleman, Mary          HORTON, John D Feb 21 1835
(611) Coleman, Mary          MAYBERRY, Jacob Feb 29 1832
      Coleman, Mary          REN, Marshall Jan 07 1835
      Coleman, Mary          WREN, Marshall Jan 07 1835
      Coleman, Nancy C       DAVIS, Bradford B Jan 31 1848
      Coleman, Nancy         UPCHURCH, Layton Jan 19 1831
      Coleman, Penelope P    CARNATHAN, George Hays Dec 15 1829
      Coleman, Permelia E    COCKRELL, Mclin Jan 01 1855
(487) Coleman, Rebecca       PETTIGREW, Ebenezer 1829
      Coleman, Robert E      ALFORD, Rebecca E  Feb 17 1838
      Coleman, Robert T      LEATHERWOOD, Jane  Aug 09 1859
      Coleman, Sarah         DAVIS, Ashley Jan 18 1842
      Coleman, Sicily        BAINES, Calvin May 09 1836
      Coleman, Wiley F       HALL, Amanda  Mar 18 1856
      Coleman, William F     STEWART, Henrietta S  Dec 01 1853
      Coleman, William F     STEWART, Henrietta T  Dec 01 1853
      Coleman, Wilson        JOHNSTON, Mary Aug 25 1828

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Post 5646 on Coleman Family Forum: On the Lauderdale Co, MS 1870 Census are the family of 52 year old Robert E. Coleman, b. NC (p. 23, fam 44) and the family of 36 year old Thomas W. Coleman, b AL (p. 47, fam 421). In March 1870 these two men made a loan of $100 to my gggfather Jeremiah F. Johnson and his son-in-law John W. Mooney. We think these families were related.

Also listed on the 1870 census, p. 23, family 43 (next door to Robert E. Coleman?) is the family of Lee and Virginia Shackleford. Virginia was the oldest daughter of Rev. James Newman, and the niece of Jeremiah F. Johnson's wife Harriet Newman, so our connection to the Colemans may be through the Newmans.

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Post 5660:

My father had a brother named Robert E. Coleman or Robert E. Lee Coleman born 2/3/1902 died 8/5/1921.  Could this be the same, They came from N.C. o[r] S.C. but the father of him was named William Thomas Coleman. Let me know if you have heard of them.

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                             In Memory of
                           SARAH E. COLEMAN
                Daughter of   Wiley E. and Amanda Coleman
                        Born December 3rd 1859
                         Died Oct. 14, 1860
                       Age 10 months and 11 days

Will of William Hinton, Greene Co, AL mentions James A. Coleman two places. [Contributed by Lisa Cotten <MyKithNkin<at>aol.com> Tue, 8 Sep 1998, a USGenWeb State Archives Search finding]

  Church Directory 1879

  Church        Pastor            Clerk    Post office                 Members
  Pleasant Hill-JC Coleman-Noblin, Al

Thomas Wilkes Coleman b. 1833 Greene Co, AL
[Garrett, Cathy Johnson; magarr@bellsouth.net post to COLEMAN-L dated 9 May 2002]

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William Coleman, was born in 1802. Per his daughter, Eugenia, he was born in AL. William was born in 1802 in TN according to a Census Record. William married Sarah Ogden, who was born in 1806, in Tattnall Co., Georgia.

William and Sarah Ogden Coleman had the following children:

James J.,                  b c1834
Nancy E.,                  b c1836
Sirena A. "Polly",         b c1838
William A.,                b c1840
Greenberry,                b c1842
Sarah Ardilla "Dilly",     b c1844
Amanda,                    b c1846
John H.                    b c1848
Eugenia Coleman.           b 1849 in MS
[Note: all dates are est. from youngest daughter's birth year. - WDC 8 Jul 2002] There may have been one or more older children. [Shirley; HappeeNotes@aol.com; post to COLEMAN-L dated 8 Feb 2002]

In a personal post to me, dated 31 Jan 2001, Shirley posted this info.

My great-grandmother, their youngest child, was born in 1849 in Miss. They were in Bienville Parish, LA when the 1850 Census was taken. Their children were James J., Sirena A., William A., Greenberry, Sarah Ardilla, Amanda, John H. and Eugenia Coleman. The Coleman family was part Indian. In her pictures, Eugenia really looks Indian. A cousin in Texas said his father (son of Eugenia) really looked and acted like an Indian. I don't know where they lived in Alabama.

In 1850, the family of Amanda Coleman Haynie appeared in the U.S. Census in Greene County, AL, family #1328:

Haney, Amanda,   20,  born in AL c1830
       Robert,    1,  born in AL 1849
       Richard,  28,  born in AL c1822
       
Next door, family #1327 is:
Coleman, Catherine, 52, born in SC
[Widow of Radford Coleman]
         William,   18, born in AL
         Reuben,    13, born in AL
[Gandrud, Alabama Records, Vol 154, p 10]

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Greene County Resources to Write:

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 Business Name Address

 Greene County Democrat
265 Prairie Ave, Eutaw, AL 35462
Phone: (351) 372-3373

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  Greene County Independent
  106 Main St, Eutaw, AL  Map
   (351) 372-2232


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OTHER AL COUNTIES:
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Family appeared in eastern Alabama c 1835-1845 with Robert Coleman and his wife Sarah. They remain in Alabama. According to census records, Robert was born c1805 in South Carolina.

Also from the 1850 census records, I find John Coleman, aged 80, born in VA living in Robert's household. From that, I deduce that John is Robert's father, born c 1770.

I have not been able to connect my Robert to other Coleman families in the area, nor to the VA/NC/SC lines which you document. If you can do so, I'd love to see the relationship.

What I *do* know is that the Colemans owned a tract of land in eastern Alabama -- which is now part of the Talladega National Forest. There is a Coleman Lake in the Forest (in Cleburne County, AL) and the Coleman family home was supposedly along its shores. Robert's son John Morgan Coleman was a minister and served the Shoal Creek Church there in Cleburne County before relocating to Marion County (NW AL) shortly after the end of the Civil War. The old 'log' church is still standing there in the National Forest, just a short distance from Coleman Lake. Sarah Coleman is buried in the cemetery there -- we have never located a grave for Robert, though he is presumed to be in the same cemetery.

Lineage:

1. John Coleman, b c1770, VA d aft 1850 probably AL
   2. Robert Coleman, b c 1805, SC; d aft 1850, bef 1860 probably AL
      m. Sarah
      3. John Morgan Coleman, b 23 Jan 1833, SC, d 23 May 1906, AL
         m. Nancy Harrison Parker
         4. Catherine Missouri Coleman, b 5 Jun 1861, d 14 Jan 1950
            m. Samuel Addison Walker
            5. Stella Pearl Walker, b 21 Nov 1898, d 25 Jun 1982
               m. George Edward Young
               6. James Addison Young, b 5 Oct 1924, d 18 Oct 1972
                  m. Dorothy Louise Sumner


[Elsi; elsi_leigh@yahoo.com, personal corresp. dt 7 Jul 2002]
Her family tree is online at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/~elsi/


JACKSON COUNTY ALABAMA MARRIAGES 1851-1856 AND BOOK A 1859-1871
Coleman, James T. to Sarah A. Cox       17 Jan 1866 P.347 L.470
Coleman, Julia (col) to Jerry Crawley   22 Jul 1867 P.507 L.793

In the 1880 Census we find these folk in Greene Co., AL:
    In Eutaw, Greene, Alabama:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Thomas W. Coleman   Self   M   Male   W   46   AL   Lawyer   NC   SC 


 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Harvy Coleman   Self   W   Male   W   33   AL   Farmer   NC   CN 




And in Union, Greene Co., AL we find these folk:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Wyllie Coleman   Self   M   Male   W   47   AL   Farmer   ---   --- 
 Betty Coleman   Wife   M   Female   W   33   AL   Housekeeper   ---   --- 
 Mary L. Coleman   Dau   S   Female   W   13   AL   At Home   ---   --- 
 John G. Coleman   Son   S   Male   W   11   AL   At Home   ---   --- 
 Wilson Coleman   Son   S   Male   W   8   AL   At Home   ---   --- 
 P. J. Coleman   Dau   S   Female   W   6   AL   At Home   ---   --- 
 Charles Coleman   Son   S   Male   W   4   AL   At Home   ---   --- 
 Betty F. Coleman   Dau   S   Female   W   1   AL   At Home   ---   --- 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Mary Coleman   Self   W   Female   W   73   SC   Farmer   ---   --- 
 Edith Coleman   Dau   S   Female   W   45   AL   Keeps House   ---   --- 
 Mary L. Coleman   Dau   S   Female   W   45   AL   Assisting   ---   --- 
 Laura Coleman   Dau   S   Female   W   35   AL   Assisting   ---   --- 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Mary C. Coleman   Self   W   Female   W   55   AL   Keeps House   ---   --- 
 Rebecca Coleman   Dau   S   Female   W   30   AL   Assists   ---   --- 
 Fanny Coleman   Dau   S   Female   W   23   AL   Assists   ---   --- 


Also see Springfield, Greene Co., AL.

There is a Coleman Harris Family in Sawyerville, Hale Co., AL. I saw him as a child while browsing Coleman pages in 1910 or 1920. Then came across his family with him as head while browsing the 1930 for Colemans. His family is number 284 on page 145, Microfilm Series T626, Roll 20. This is image 27 of 32 in the HeritageQuest database online. ===

Found on the National Register of Historic Places web site:

Coleman, John, House ** (added 1982 - Building - #82001617)
Also known as Grassdale
1160 Mesopotamia St., Eutaw
 Historic Significance:  Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style:  No Style Listed
Area of Significance:  Community Planning And Development, Architecture
Period of Significance:  1850-1874, 1875-1899
Owner:  Private
Historic Function:  Domestic
Historic Sub-function:  Single Dwelling
Current Function:  Domestic
Current Sub-function:  Single Dwelling

 Coleman-Banks House ** (added 1970 - Building - #70000102)
430 Springfield Rd., Eutaw
 Historic Significance:  Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer:  Shauver,George W.
Architectural Style:  Greek Revival
Area of Significance:  Architecture
Period of Significance:  1825-1849
Owner:  Local Gov't
Historic Function:  Domestic
Historic Sub-function:  Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling
Current Function:  Recreation And Culture, Work In Progress
Current Sub-function:  Museum

Greene County Courthouse Square District **
(added 1979 - Greene County - #79000385)
U.S. 11 and AL7, Eutaw
(67 acres, 34 buildings)
 Historic Significance:  Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer:  Unknoqn
Architectural Style:  No Style Listed
Area of Significance:  Politics/Government, Architecture
Period of Significance:  1875-1899, 1900-1924
Owner:  Private , Local Gov't
Historic Function:  Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Government
Historic Sub-function:  Business, Courthouse, Department Store, Government Office, Hotel, Library, Specialty Store
Current Function:  Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Government
Current Sub-function:  Business, Courthouse, Department Store, Government Office, Hotel, Specialty Store

[Source: The National Register of Historic Places online at:
http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/AL/Greene/state.html]

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Chapter 23.  Descendants of Elizabeth Coleman and John McClure of Sequatchie County, TN

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

(394) Elizabeth Coleman, the oldest child of Wash and Lucinda Sims Coleman was born around 1837, in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, in the vicinity of the present Lewis Chapel and Flat Top communities.

She married John McClure in mid-to-late 1850's.  John was born in Tennessee around 1832.  In the 1860 Sequatchie County census, Elizabeth and John were shown living in the 1st District with a Fillmore, Tennessee Post Office address.  This should indicate that they had moved from off the mountain and down in the Sequatchie Valley.

Little is known about Elizabeth as a child.  She was shown in the census records of 1840 and 1850 as a daughter of Washington Coleman.  After her marriage she was in the 1860 census with her husband, but according to one of her descendants she and her husband met a tragic death while still in young adulthood.  It is not known exactly when and how they died.  This same descendent told [Cy] she thought they died in a fire.  Judging from the date of birth of their last child, their death probably occurred in the mid-1860's.  Therefore, little is actually known of the lives of Elizabeth and her husband. 

(394) Elizabeth Coleman and husband John McClure had these children:

(620) 1. Lucinda McClure,           b. 09/15/1856, Sequatchie Co., TN.
(621) 2. Millie Elizabeth McClure,  b. 11/10/1858, Sequatchie Co., TN.
(622) 3. Margaret McClure, (twin)   b.  ca. 1860,  Sequatchie Co., TN.
(623) 4. Martha McClure, (twin)     b.  ca. 1860,  Sequatchie Co., TN.
(624) 5. Thomas McClure,            b. 02/01/1862, Sequatchie Co., TN.
Birthdates were provided in Blalock, 2000:

[editor WDC: The information below regarding the pension was added.] A pension application was made on behalf of the minor children of a John McClure, Sr. Among the papers is a record showing John McClure, Sr died from Inflamation of the lungs on March 31, 1865 at the age of 34 or 36. This record shows on April 9, 1871 John McClure, Sr and Elizabeth McClure had these children:

  1. Lucinda McClure                  b. 09/15/1856
  2. Milly McClure                    b. 11/10/1858
  3. Thomas B. McClure                b. 02/01/1862
Thus, it appears the twins did not survive to 1871. [Sponenburgh, 2008]

(620) Lucinda McClure (Sims) was born approximately 1857 in Sequatchie County, Tennessee.  After the death of her parents, she and her remaining siblings went to live with their grandfather, Wash Coleman, in Putnam County.

Upon growing into adulthood Lucinda returned to Sequatchie County where she net and married William Taylor Sims on 3/26/1885.  Taylor was born 6/11/1847.  Lucinda and Taylor probably lived their entire lives in the Sequatchie Valley.

Lucinda's death date is unknown, but Taylor died 3/17/1920, just a few months before his 73rd birthday.

(620) Lucinda McClure (Sims) and husband Taylor Sims had two daughters:

(625) 1. Lillian Sims (Brown)                  b. 04/?/1886,  in Sequatchie
(626) 2. Ida Elizabeth Sims (Hickman)          b. 05/07/1889, in Sequatchie

(625) Lillian Sims (Brown) was born 4/?/1886, In Sequatchie County, Tennessee. She married S. LaFayette Brown, who was born ca. 1883. They also lived in the Sequatchie Valley/Mowbray Mountain area. When Lilly died on 27 Jan 1944, she died at her home in Dunlap. Her husband LaFayette died at his home in Soddy, TN on 17 Mar 1949. They were buried in the Rankin Cemetery.

(625) Lillian Sims Brown and her husband LaFayette Brown had 5 children:

(627) 1. Grace Brown (Baumgartner),       b. c1910
(628) 2. Jesse T. Brown,                  b. c1912
(629) 3. Arnett Brown,                    b. c1913
(630) 4. Ray Brown,                       b. c1915
(631) 5. Roy Brown,                       b. c1917
(627) Grace Brown was born on Mowbray Mountain, west of Daisy, Tennessee.  She married Paul Baumgartner and had 3 children.  This family moved out of state.

(628) Jesse T. Brown was born on Mowbray Mountain.  He married Irene Mysinger and they lived in Soddy, Tennessee.  They had one daughter, Jimmie Ruth Brown.  Jimmie Ruth died as a young adult. (629) Arnett Brown was born on Mowbray Mountain.  Little is known of Arnett other than he is now deceased. (630) Ray Brown was also born on Mowbray Mountain.  He married Edna Brown, (no relation) and lived in Dallas, Georgia.  They had 4 children. (631) Roy Brown was born on Mowbray Mountain, married Louise Johnson and is now deceased.  They had one son.

(626) Ida Elizabeth Sims was born 5/7/1889, in Sequatchie County, Tennessee.  She married Floyd Hickman on 12/18/1904, in Sequatchie County, TN.  Floyd was born between Falling Water and Daisy, Tennessee.  He was the son of Elias and Ellen Hickman and the grandson of William H. Hickman, a pioneer settler of Bakewell, Tennessee.

Ida and Floyd lived most of their lives in the Sequatchie Valley.  Ida died on 5/5/1981, just 2 days before her 92nd birthday.  She was buried in the Rankin Cemetery on her 92nd birthday.  Floyd preceded her in death by a number of years.

(626) Ida Elizabeth Sims Hickman and her husband Floyd Hickman had four children:

(632) 1. Noma Hickman (Tucker),      b. 11/05/1914
(633) 2. Mona Hickman (McClain),     b.  8/25/1916
(634) 3. Eva Hickman,                b.  8/04/1918
(635) 4. Claude Hickman,             b.  2/27/1922
(632) Noma Hickman (Tucker)

Noma Hickman was born 11/5/1914, in Dunlap, Tennessee.  She married Ambrose Tucker on 8/18/1937 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Ambrose was born 10/4/1900, in Chattanooga, TN.  He was retired from Southern Bell Telephone Company.  Noma and Ambrose lived in Chattanooga.  They had 2 children, a daughter born in 1938 and a son born in 1948.

(633) Mona Hickman was born 8/25/1916, in Dunlap, Tennessee.  She married James McClain and had 7 children starting from 1939 to the 1950s.

(634) Eva Hickman was born 8/4/1918, in Dunlap, Tennessee.  She never married and lived most of her life in Dunlap.

(635) Claude Hickman was born 2/27/1922, in Dunlap.  He married Mary Lou Clark.  Floyd was a former merchant marine and employee of 3M Company in Chattanooga.  He died 3/2/1981, at the age of 59.  Claude and Mary Lou had 3 children.

(621) Millie Elizabeth McClure was born 1858 or 1859 in Sequatchie County, Tennessee.  She also lived with her grandfather Wash Coleman as a child after the death of her parents but returned to Walden's Ridge as a young adult.  She married John C. Harvey on 2/18/1884, in Sequatchie County, Tennessee.  John was the son of William H. Harvey and Susan Harvey and the grandson of Jason Harvey, an early settler of Walden's Ridge.

John C. Harvey was born 11/?/1863 in Sequatchie County.  Millie and John apparently lived most of their married lives in the Lewis Chapel area of Eastern Sequatchie County.

Millie died in a sanitarium in Chattanooga on 5/9/1925.  She was buried in Dunlap, TN.  John died on 11/5/1944, at the home of his youngest daughter, Allie Shadrick, in Daisy, Tennessee.  He was buried 11/7/1944 in the Varner Cemetery in Soddy, TN.

(621) Millie Elizabeth McClure and her husband John C. Harvey had these children.

(636) 1. Maggie Harvey,                b. 12/?/1884
(637) 2. William J. Harvey,            b.  9/?/1887
(638) 3. Anderson Harvey,              b. 12/?/1889
(639) 4. Mark Harvey,                  b. 6/8/1893
(640) 5. Mollie Harvey (Brown),        b. 12/?/1895
(641) 6. Allie Opal Harvey (Shadrick), b. 11/?/1898

Cy's work reported there were seven children, but these are the only ones I found recorded there.

(636) Maggie Harvey was born 12/?/1884, in Lewis Chapel, TN.? She married James Stewart on 7/02/1902, in Sequatchie County, TN.  They lived in the Lewis Chapel area.  Nothing else is known of this family.

(637) William J. Harvey was born 9/?/1887, in Lewis Chapel, TN.? William apparently died between the time his mother and his father died as he was listed as a survivor when she died but not when his father died.  Nothing else is known of William.

(638) Anderson Harvey was born 12/?/1889, in Lewis Chapel, TN.? He married Nancy Sims on 3/01/1909, in Sequatchie County.  He also died between the time his parent's death.  He had two sons, Lester and Nathan Harvey presently living on Mowbray Mountain, TN.  Nothing else is known of him.

(639) Mark Harvey was born 6/8/1893, in Lewis Chapel, TN.? Mark never married and was killed overseas in World War I on 10/13/1918, at the age of 25.  He is buried in Sequatchie County.

(640) Mollie Harvey (Brown) was born 12/?/1895, in Lewis Chapel, TN.? She married c1917 to Will Brown, the son of George Brown.  Mollie died 6/24/1973. She was living in Graysville, TN, at the time of her death.

(640) Mollie Harvey Brown and husband Will Brown had 8 children:

(642) 1. Imogene Brown (Smith),                  b. c1918
(643) 2. Mozella Brown (McBroom),                b. c1919
(644) 3. L. B. Brown,                            b. 11/5/1921
(645) 4. Orville Brown,                          b. c1923
(646) 5. Clarence Edward Brown,                  b. c1924
(647) 6. Calvin Brown,                           b. c1926
(648) 7. Mark Brown,                             b. c1927
(649) 8. Annette Brown,                          b. c1929

(644) L. B. Brown was born 11/5/1921, was married and lived on Mowbray Mountain.  He had 3 children.

(646) Clarence Edward Brown married Bobbie Hendon.  He died 7/29/1981, in Dunlap, TN, and was buried in Brayton Cemetery.  He had 10 children.

(641) Allie Opal Harvey (Shadrick) was born 11/?/1898.  Allie married Frank S. Shadrick.  She died 4/13/1967, in Jasper, Tennessee.  She was buried in the Harvey Cemetery on Flat Top Mountain, Tennessee, 4/16/1967.

(641) Allie Opal Harvey Shadrick and her husband, Frank S. Shadrick had 4 children:

(650) 1. Frank A. Shadrick
(651) 2. Thomas Shadrick
(652) 3. Margie Shadrick (Abbott)
(653) 4. Willie May Shadrick (Kyle)
(650) Frank A. Shadrick, He was living in North Carolina at the time of his mother's death. (651) Thomas Shadrick, He was living in Jasper, Tennessee at the time of his mother's death. (652) Margie Shadrick (Abbott), She was born ca. 1925.  She lived in Chattanooga and was employed by the Chattanooga Baking Company.  She married Donald Abbott.  She died 6/15/1981, in Chattanooga.  She was buried 6/7/1981, in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.  She had 2 children. (653) Willie May Shadrick (Kyle), She married Robert Kyle and lives in Dayton, TN.

(622) Margaret McClure was born about 1860, in Sequatchie County, TN a twin sister of Martha (below). She is thought to have died as a very young child, possibly in the same accident that killed her parents.

(623) Martha McClure was born about 1860, in Sequatchie County, TN, the twin sister of Margaret.  She is also thought to have died with her parents and twin sister.

(624) Thomas McClure was the last of Elizabeth Coleman McClure's children. Little is known of Tom other than he was born ca. 1862, in Sequatchie County, TN.  He lived with his grandfather Wash Coleman in Putnam County for some time, along with his surviving sisters, after the death of his parents. He grew up, married and raised a family in Middle Tennessee, somewhere around the town of Sparta.  Nothing else is known of him, or his descendants.

 








 

Chapter 24.  Descendants of Thomas Jackson Coleman of Walden's Ridge Tennessee

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

(395) Thomas Jackson Coleman, the oldest son of Charles Washington Coleman, was born 6/14/1838, in Bledsoe County, Tennessee.  He grew up in the Walden's Ridge area in the vicinity of Lewis Chapel and the Flat Top Communities.

As a young man around 1860 or 1861, he married Nancy Gothard of Sale Creek, TN, the daughter of James and Susannah Lee Gothard.  Shortly afterward Tom and his bride went to Kentucky to work in the coal mines.

While living in Kentucky, the Civil War broke out.  Tom joined the 17th Kentucky Volunteers, a Union outfit, on 9/17/1864.  He enlisted as a private in "C" Company.  Little is known of Tom's military career since his service is not on file in Tennessee due to serving in another state.  He was discharged from duty on 10/4/1865.

Somewhere around 1866 or 1867, Nancy died.  Tom returned to North Hamilton County, Tennessee for awhile and married Rhoda A. Rogers of Sale Creek, on 6/14/1868.  Rhoda was born On 7/16/1848, in Sale Creek, the daughter of Joel and Ary Gibson Rogers.  Tom and Rhoda were married in Sale Creek.

Cy Yarborough, the author of the original work, did not know where Tom and Rhoda lived the first few years of their marriage and speculated they could have gone back to Kentucky because they were not listed in either the Hamilton or Putnam County Tennessee census in 1870.  They did move to Putnam County in the early 1870's, as one of their daughters was born there in 1873. Phil Coleman provided more details from the pension record for Thomas as recorded later.

Tom farmed while he lived in Putnam County.  He lived in the Buffalo Valley area of Putnam County near his father, brothers and sisters.

Tom and his family left the Buffalo Valley in the early 1880's.  I do not know the exact date they left but I believe it corresponded with the death of his father.  Tom returned to the North Hamilton County area after he left Putnam County.  For a short period of time they lived in Coulterville and Sale Creek, TN, but soon settled in Soddy.  Tom probably settled in the area known as "Big Soddy" in the area of the present Back Valley Road.  Many of his descendants remain in the area.

Tom lived the rest of his life out in Soddy.  He was a lifelong farmer, a well known and respected member of the Soddy community.  According to census records he and Rhoda were at least educated enough to read and write, something many were unable to do in the rural areas during the 1800's.

Tom died 1/3/1909, at Soddy, TN, at the age of 70 years, 6 months and 20 days.  He was buried in the Varner Cemetery, Back Valley Road, in Soddy.


Varner Cemetery in Soddy, TN. [Source: U.S. Census Tiger Map Server, http://tiger.uscensus.gov/] Click on map for wider area view.

Phil Coleman supplied the following items regarding Thomas Jackson Coleman: Tom's Federal Pension Record (Department of Interior) March 21, 1901 shows Thomas' response to several personal background questions. Thomas was illiterate (made "mark").  Confirms that he was born in Bledsoe, County, but shows year of birth as 1839.
[Coleman, Phil, 1998-1999]

The pension record shows he enlisted at Bainbridge, Christian County, KY on date shown and indicates that he lived there prior to enlistment.  Discharge date confirmed.  Occupation was farmer.
[Coleman, Phil, 1998-1999]

The pension record gives his physical description as 5' 8" tall, 145 pounds, gray eyes, light color hair, fair complexion, and no comment on the presence of marks or scars.
[Coleman, Phil, 1998-1999]

The record shows, in a petition for disability pension dated January 5, 1898, Thomas claimed "a severe attack of typhoid pneumonia which resulted in disease of heart.  Pain in chest.  Pleural adhesions of left side and disease."
[Coleman, Phil, 1998-1999]

The pension records his residences asking for past places lived and how long after discharge- An assumption was made that the list of locations on the pension record were placed in chronological order.  From this, we can partially reconstruct the following chronology and geography (years are approximate):

	circa 1867	Statesville, TN
	1868-1870	Sale Creek, TN, second marriage there in 1868
	1870- 1872	-- Laurel Hill, TN (note: search of 1870 Census may confirm)
	1872-1874 - Byron, TN
	1874-1976 - Coulterville, TN
	1876-1884 -- Buffalo Valley, TN
	Remainder of life in Soddy area
[Coleman, Phil, 1998-1999]

Rhoda died 1/22/1929, at the age of 80 years, 6 months and 6 days. She was also buried in the Varner Cemetery.

(395) Thomas Jackson Coleman produced 12 children, four by his first wife, 8 by his second:

by first wife, Nancy Gothard, bore these children:
(654)  1. Benjamin Franklin Coleman          b.  9/27/1862?, in TN?
(655)  2. Albert 'Ab' Francis Marion Coleman b.  3/25/1864, in KY, d. 3/16/1939, bur. Varner Cem. Soddy, TN
(656)  3. Thomas Larkin Coleman              b.  9/ ?/1865, in KY ?
(657)  4. James Coleman	                     b. 1866 or 1867, in KY ?

His second wife, Rhoda Rogers, bore these children:
(658)  5. William Jasper Coleman             b.  7/08/1869, in TN ?
(659)  6. Robert Elkinney Coleman            b.  6/11/1871, in TN ?
(660)  7. Eliza Frances Coleman (Lynch)      b.  4/28/1873, in Putnam Co., TN
(661)  8. Charles Washington Coleman         b.  3/14/1875, in Putnam Co., TN
(662)  9. Lewis N. Coleman                   b.  5/22/1877, in Putnam Co., TN
(663) 10. John H. Coleman                    b.  8/05/1879, in Putnam Co., TN
(664) 11. Phil S. Coleman                    b.   ?       , in Soddy, TN?
(665) 12. Nannie Coleman (Coleman)           b. 10/18/1883, in Soddy, TN

(654) Benjamin Franklin Coleman, called Frank, was most likely named after his uncle or great-uncle.  His date of birth is somewhat disputable.  In the 1880 Putnam County census he was listed as being 17 years old.  The census was taken in June before his birthday in September so that would put his birth year as 1862.  In the 1900 census his birthday was shown as September of 1864, but this would make him younger than his brother Albert so I don't think this is accurate.  His tombstone reads 9/27/1864 - 6/30/1924, making him just about three months shy of his 60th birthday when he died, yet his obituary stated he was 61 when he died. If his birthday was 9/27/1862, it would have made him 61 when he died, so I think that is his correct birthday.

According to all census records Frank was born in Tennessee, (probably Sale Creek).  He spent some of his early childhood in Kentucky and the rest in Putnam County, TN.  He moved back to Hamilton County as a young man with his family and shortly thereafter met and married Sarah Jane Varner on 8/6/1884, in Hamilton County.  Sarah was born 12/24/1867, in Soddy, TN, the daughter of Hezikiah and Mary Ann Julian Varner and the great-granddaughter of James Varner, the first Varner in Hamilton County, TN, and also one of the earliest pioneers of Hamilton County.

Frank and Sarah both lived their lives out in Soddy.  As far as I know, Frank was a lifetime farmer.  He died on 6/30/1924, in Soddy.  He was buried in the Varner Cemetery on Back Valley Road in Soddy.

Sarah lived for quite a few more years and passed away on 6/20/1956, at the age of 88.  She was also buried in the Varner Cemetery. 

ChartTheFamily(654,"myCanvas30");

(654) Frank and Sarah Coleman had these children.

(666)  1.  Nettie Coleman,                   b.  1/02/1887, in Soddy, TN
(667)  2.  Fred Coleman,                     b. 12/24/1888, in Soddy, TN
(668)  3.  Gertrude E. Coleman,              b. 12/04/1890, in Soddy, TN
(669)  4.  Paul Hezikiah Coleman,            b. 10/05/1892, in Soddy, TN
(670)  5.  Harry F. Coleman,                 b.  9/ ?/1893, in Soddy, TN
(671)  6.  Pearl Coleman (Pendegraph),       b.  1/07/1897, in Soddy, TN
(672)  7.  Maud Coleman (Gann) (Hunt),       b. 12/ ?/1898, in Soddy, TN
(673)  8.  Wayne F. Coleman,                 b. early 1900's, in Soddy, TN
(674)  9.  General Sheridan (Jack) Coleman,  b.       1907?, in Soddy, TN
(675) 10.  Earl Wallace Coleman,             b.  9/23/1909, in Soddy, TN

(666) Nettie Coleman was born in Soddy, TN, 1/2/1887, she died in Soddy, on 1/10/1901, at the age of 14.  She was buried in the Varner Cemetery.

(667) Fred Coleman, b. 12/24/1888, in Soddy, TN.  On 3/3/1911, he married Charlotte Shipley.  They were married by Squire William McGill, in Bakewell, TN.  Charlotte was born in Sale Creek, TN, on 6/1/1890.

(667) Fred and Charlotte lived most of their lives in Soddy but in later years moved to Red Bank, TN.  Fred was a merchant running stores in Soddy, and was also a contractor.

Charlotte died 3/31/1953, at Iris Coleman Leach's rest home on Dayton Blvd., in Red Bank.  Iris was a distant cousin of Fred's.  Fred died less than 3 months later in Red Bank on 6/16/1963, at the age of 76.  Both were buried in the Varner Cemetery, Soddy. 

(667) Fred and Charlotte Coleman had 7 children:

(676)  1.  Eula Charlotte Coleman (Rogers),            b. 11/16/1913, in Soddy, TN
(677)  2.  Fred Noel Coleman,                          b. 01/27/1915, in Soddy, TN
(678)  3.  Marvin Frank (Red) Colemnan,                b. 04/29/1917, in Soddy, TN
(679)  4.  Kathleen Lucille Coleman (McAfee) (Moore),  b. 11/30/1918, in Soddy, TN
(680)  5.  Marjorie Ellen Coleman (McAfee),            b. 12/23/1919, in Soddy, TN
(681)  6.  Harold Clark Coleman,                       b. 11/15/1923, in Soddy, TN
(682)  7.  Hayden Wendell Coleman,                     b. 10/17/l924, in Soddy, TN

(676) Eula Charlotte Coleman (Rogers) was born 11/16/1913, in Soddy, TN.  On 10/31/1936, she married Jack E. Rogers.  They had one daughter.

(677) Fred Noel Coleman was born 1/27/1915, in Soddy, TN.  He married Willie Mae Martin.  Noel was killed in Burma 4/15/1944, while serving in the U. S. Army during WW II.  No children.

(678) Marvin Frank (Red) Colemnan was born 4/29/1917, in Soddy, TN.  He married Mary Agnes Evans on 11/28/1936, in Rossville, GA.  Mary Agnes, a distant cousin of Red's, was born 1/5/1914, in Soddy, TN, the daughter of John H. Evans and Jessie Aline Davis.  Red was retired from Combustion Engineering, Chattanooga, TN, where he worked as a welder.  They presently reside in Red Bank, TN.  Two children.

(679) Kathleen Lucille Coleman (McAfee) (Moore) was born 11/30/1918, in Soddy, TN.  She married first L. A. McAfee on 11/23/1933.  She married second Emmett L. Moore on 1O/12/1962.  Emmett was a welder at Koering Division in Chattanooga, TN.  They currently reside in Soddy, TN.  Kathleen had 2 children by her first marriage.

(680) Marjorie Ellen Coleman (McAfee) was born 12/23/1919, in Soddy, TN. She married Sam F. McAfee on 7/10/1937, in Rossville, GA.  Sam was the brother of Kathleen's first husband.  They reside in Soddy and have 4 children.

(681) Harold Clark Coleman was b. 11/15/1923, in Soddy, TN.  He was married briefly then divorced.  No children. ,

(682) Hayden Wendell Coleman was born 10/17/1924, in Soddy, TN.  He married Mary Evelyn Penney, who had 2 Children from a previous marriage. They had no children of their own.  Hayden died on 12/30/1952, at the age of 28 years, 2 months and 13 days.  He was buried in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

(668) Gertrude E. Coleman, b. 12/4/1890, in Soddy, TN.  Gertrude never married but raised one of her nieces.  She lived in Soddy all of her life and was a well known and respected woman in the community.  She died 7/27/1982, at the age of 91 years, 7 mos. & 23 days.  She was buried in the Varner Cemetery, Soddy.

(669) Paul Hezikiah Coleman, b. 10/5/1892, in Soddy, TN.  On 01/22/1914, he married Kate Gallahon in Soddy, TN.  Kate was born 9/14/1892, in Spring City, TN.

(669) Paul and Kate first lived in Soddy, then in Kentucky during the early years of their marriage, but eventually settled in Red Bank, TN.  Paul died 1/22/1952, in Chattanooga, TN, at the age of 59 years, 3 months and 17 days. He was buried in Chattanooga Memorial Park.  Kate was still living at the home in Red Bank. 

(669) Paul and Kate had 3 children.

(685)  l.  Elizabeth Coleman (Grant),           b. 06/22/1915, in Soddy, TN
(683)  2.  Howard Coleman,                      b. 10/28/1922, in Lynch, Kentucky
(684)  3.  Madge Coleman (Gulley),              b. 01/28/1924, in Lynch, Kentucky

(685) Elizabeth Coleman (Grant), b. 6/22/1915, in Soddy, TN.  She married Adam S. Grant of Mowbray Mountain, TN.  Adam was killed in WW II. Elizabeth now resides with her mother in Red Bank.  She had no children.

(683) Howard Coleman, b. 10/28/1922, in Lynch, Kentucky.  He married Dorothy Wallace.  Howard and Dorothy lived in the Chattanooga, area most of their married life.  Dorothy retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority where she was a pioneer in the application of computer systems to power systems problems.  She died 4/7/1983, in Chattanooga.  Howard continues to make his home in Chattanooga.  They had no children.

(684) Madge Coleman (Gulley) was born 01/28/1924, in Lynch, Kentucky.  She married J. T. Gulley.  They have no children.

(670) Harry F. Coleman was born 09/?/1893, in Soddy, TN.  He married Nola Mozingo on 12/27/1916, in Hamilton County, TN.  Harry and Nola lived in Kentucky for awhile, spent most of their life in Detroit, Mich., where Harry retired from the Ford Motor Company.  They later lived in Red Bank, TN, and eventually chose St. Petersburg, Fla., to live out the remainder of his life.  Harry died on 9/12/1978, in Asheville, NC.  He was buried in St. Petersburg, Fla.

(670) Harry and Nola had 2 daughters:

(686)  1.  Doris Coleman, Lives in Cleveland, OH.
(687)  2.  Ilene Coleman, Lives in Cleveland, OH.

(671) Pearl Coleman (Pendegraph), b. 1/7/1897, in Soddy, TN.  She married Sam D. Pendegraph.  Sam died in 1951.  Pearl died in Chattanooga on 8/29/1979.  She was buried in the Varner Cemetery, Soddy.  She had resided in East Ridge, TN, in later life. 

(671) Pearl Coleman and Sam Pendegraph had these children:

(688)  1.  Sam D. Pendegraph,                 b. 09/20/1921, in Princeton, Kentucky
(689)  2.  Eugene Coulter Pendegraph,         b. 10/25/1925, in Princeton, Kentucky
(690)  3.  Mary Ruth Pendegraph
(691)  4.  Dewey Franklin Pendegraph
(692)  5.  Catherine Pendegraph

(688) Sam D. Pendegraph, b. 9/20/1921, in Princeton, Kentucky.  He married Shirley Smith, who was born 10/12/1920.  They currently live in East Ridge, TN, and have 2 children.

(689) Eugene Coulter Pendegraph, b. 10/25/1925, in Princeton, Kentucky.  He married and had 1 daughter.  He died in 1966.

(672) Maud Coleman (Gann) (Hunt), b. 12/?/1898, in Soddy, TN.  She married first James Gann on 11/18/1916, in Hamilton County, TN.  Her marriage to Gann lasted just a short while. She then moved to Hunter, Arkansas, where she married Clinton Hunt.  She lived the remainder of her life in Arkansas and was no longer living in late 1980s. Maud had 4 children, the first by James Gann, the other 3 by Clinton Hunt.  The names of the last 3 are unknown.

(672) Maud Coleman and husband James Gann had:

(693)  1.  Marie Elizabeth Coleman (Copeland),                 b. 04/24/1917, in Soddy, TN

(693) Marie Elizabeth Coleman (Copeland) was born 4/24/1917, in Soddy, TN. Marie was raised by her aunt Gertrude Coleman and retained the name of Coleman. She graduated from the old Soddy High School in 1936 and married Eugene Copeland on 10/31/1939, in Rossville, GA.  Eugene was born 07/02/1913, in Soddy.  He died 08/19/1976, in Chattanooga, TN.  Marie still resides in Soddy.  She and Eugene had 3 children.

(673) Wayne F. Coleman was born early 1900's, in Soddy, TN.  He married Bess Johnson.  They lived in Kentucky, Red Bank, TN, and Cleveland, TN, where Wayne was living when he died in 1956.  Wayne and Bess had no children, but Wayne raised a stepson from a previous marriage of Bess'.

(674) General Sheridan (Jack) Coleman was born 1907?, in Soddy, TN.  He married Jennie Kennedy.  Jack lived in Kentucky, Red Bank, TN, and the last 25 years of his life in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Jack and Jennie had 1 daughter.

(675) Earl Wallace Coleman was born 9/23/1909, in Soddy, TN.  He married Julia Smith in 1929.  Earl lived in Soddly and Kentucky, but had lived most of his life in Red Bank, TN.  He worked with the Crane Company, in Chattanooga, TN, but retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority as an electrician.  Earl and Julia still live in Red Bank.  They have 2 children.

(655) Albert Francis Marion (Ab) Coleman was born 03/25/1864 in Kentucky.[Census records]  One of his daughters said he was born in the back of a covered wagon on the way to Kentucky from Tennessee.  Ab grew up in Kentucky and Putnam County, Tennessee.  Ab came to Soddy, TN, with his family while in his late teens, roughly around 1880.
[Cy's book]

Water color of Albert Francis Marion Coleman
Digital image courtesy of Mary Dykes, 02/2009. Click on image to download hires original.
Water Color of Albert Francis Marion Coleman

Ab married Sarah Penelope 'Sally' Jones on 10/13/1883, in Hamilton County, TN.  Sarah was born 9/?/1865, in Rhea County, TN.  Ab and Sarah lived most of their married lives in Soddy as a farmer.  Later in life, he and Sally moved to the St. Elmo area of Chattanooga.
[Cy's book]


Digital image courtesy of Mary Dykes, 02/2009. Click on image to download hires original.
Albert Francis Marion 'Ab' Coleman Family, c1909
Left to Right: Ralph (little boy), Albert FM Coleman, Salley Jones Coleman (seated), Gussie Coleman (littlest girl), Ethel Lurie Coleman in white dress, Mary Elizabeth (Mollie) Coleman white blouse and black skirt, Nancy Mae Coleman (in checkered dress), and Dylis Aldene Coleman in short white dress.

Ab was a carpenter, blacksmith AND farmer and they moved around from Rockwood to Mont Lake to Lookout Valley working for my Grandfather Arthur Ward Kelley their son-in-law in his various businesses mostly owning and managing coal mines.
[Dykes, 2009]

Ab died at his home in St. Elmo on 3/16/1939, just nine days before his 75th birthday.  Sally died just six months and eight days later on 9/21/1939.  Both were buried in the Varner Cemetery, Back Valley Road, in Soddy, TN.

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(655) Albert Francis Marion (Ab) Coleman and wife Sally Penelope had 10 children:

(694)  1.  Mary Elizabeth (Mollie) Coleman (Compton),   b. 09/08/1885 in Soddy, TN
(695)  2.  James L. Coleman,                           b. 04/?/1888  in Soddy, TN
(696)  3.  Ethel Lurie Coleman (Kelley),               b. 08/07/1894 in Soddy, TN
(697)  4.  Nancy Mae Coleman (Kelley) (Gledhill),      b. 03/?/1897  in Soddy, TN
(698)  5.  Dylis Aldene Coleman,                       b. 10/?/1899  in Soddy, TN
(699)  6.  Gussie Agnes Colemnan (Collins),            b. 11/15/1907 in Soddy, TN, d. 12/14/1999
(700)  7.  Ralph M. Coleman,                           b. c1901      in Soddy, TN
(701)  8.  Bruce Coleman,                              b. c1903      in Soddy, TN
(702)  9.  Arthur Coleman,                             b. c1905      in Soddy, TN
(703)  10. Walter Coleman,                             b. c1907      in Soddy, TN
[Dates for Gussie courtesy of Dykes, 2009]

(694) Mary Elizabeth 'Mollie' Coleman (Compton), b. 9/8/1885, in Soddy, TN.

Mary E 'Mollie' Coleman Compton
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Mary E 'Mollie' Coleman Compton

Mollie married J. Richard Compton on 12/05/1925, in Hamilton County, TN.  Molly and Richard lived most of their married lives in Tiftonia, a Suburb west of Chattanooga. Mollie died 8/12/1972, in Chattanooga, TN, just 27 days before her 87th birthday. She was buried in the Varner Cemetery, Soddy.  She was preceded in death by her husband.  Mollie and Richard had no children.

(695) James L. Coleman, was born 4/?/1888, in Soddy, TN.  He died in 1906, in Soddy, at the age of 18.  Never married, no children.
[Cy's book]

Jim died from typhoid. He is buried in the Varner Cemetery
[Dykes, 2009]

(696) Ethel Lurie Coleman, b. 08/07/1894, in Soddy, TN.  She married Arthur Ward Kelley, 10/07/1911, in Chattanooga, TN.  Arthur is now deceased. Ethel lived with one of her daughters in Chattanooga in the late 1980s.
[Cy's book]

Ethel Lurie Coleman Kelley
Digital image courtesy of Mary Dykes, 02/2009. Click on image to download hires original.
Ethel Lurie Coleman Kelley

Arthur's name was Arthur WARD Kelley. [Cy's work had shown Lot as his middle name.] Ethel Lurie Coleman Kelley died at the home of (706) Mary Elizabeth Kelley Fussel and her husband in Harrison, TN (a suburb of Chattanooga) 09/23/1987 due to lung cancer. Ethel is buried in the Varner Cemetery.
[Dykes, 2009]

Ethel Lurie Coleman Kelley Family
Digital image courtesy of Mary Dykes, 02/2009.
Children of Ethel Lurie Coleman Kelley and Arthur Ward Kelley, c1922 or 23
LEFT TO RIGHT: Thelma Virginia Kelley, Arthur Ward Kelley, Jr. Buddy, Mary Elizabeth Kelley, Dylis Valgene Kelly, and Ernest Stanton Kelley

(696) Ethel Lurie Coleman and Arthur Kelley had 5 children.

(704)  1. Thelma Kelley (White),                b. 06/07/1912, in Daisy, TN, d. 01/10/1996
(705)  2. Arthur Ward 'Buddy' Kelley, Jr.,      b. 12/10/1913, in Chattanooga, TN, d. 11/?/1923
(706)  3. Mary Elizabeth Kelley (Fussell),      b. 12/09/1915, in Rockwood, TN.
(707)  4. Dylis Valgene Kelley (Lucas) (Purdy), b. in Chattanooga, TN, d. 9/11/2000
(708)  5. Ernest Stanton Kelley,                b. 10/27/1921.
[Ernest's birth date and all death dates above: courtesy of 
Dykes, 2009]

(704) Thelma Kelley was born 06/07/1912, in Daisy, TN.  She married Kenneth White and had 2 daughters.

Thelma died 01/10/1996. Kenneth E. White lived 08/12/1915 - 12/21/1983. Ken died at the home of (706) Mary Elizabeth Kelley Fussel and her husband in Harrison, TN due to aortic aneurism.
[Dykes, 2009]

(705) Buddy Kelley died before his 10th birthday, in Nov 1923 due to accidental electrocution in Lookout Valley, TN.
[Dykes, 2009]

(706) Mary Elizabeth Kelley was born 12/09/1915, in Rockwood, TN. She married James G Fussell and they lived in Chattanooga, TN, and had a son and a daughter.

Mary E Kelley Fussell, c1935
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Mary E Kelley Fussell, c1935
James G. Fussell as Flight Cadet
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James G. Fussell as Flight Cadet

Col. James G. Fussell served a 30 year career in the US Air Force flying combat missions in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The family lived all over the world. He and Mary retired to the Chattanooga area (Harrison) in July 1969. They lived there until James' death April 17, 2005. Mary was living near her daughter in Lawrenceville, GA, at age 93 years in Feb 2009.
[Dykes, 2009]

(707) Dylis Valgene 'Val' Kelley (Lucas) (Purdy), b. in Chattanooga, TN.

Dykes related Val's first name was Dylis and provided a photo of her grave marker stone showing she lived 10/07/1919 to 09/11/2000. She died at home in Harrison, TN. She is buried in Varner Cemetery.
[Dykes, 2009]

(707) Dylis Valgene Kelley married first Chester Lucas.   Val and Chester had one child:

(1387)  1. Mark Miller Lucas, b. 02/11/1948, d. 05/01/2006, bur. Varner Cem.
[Dykes, 2009]

(707) Dylis Valgene Kelley married second Samuel B. Purdy.   Samuel was a Captain in the U.S. Navy. Val and Capt. Samuel Purdy had one daughter, still living.
[Dykes, 2009]

Valgene died 9/11/2000 in Harrison, TN, (just outside Chattanooga).
[Dykes, 2009]

(708) Ernest Stanton Kelley, Ernest married Iris Bridges and had 3 children.

(697) Nancy Mae Coleman (Kelley) (Gledhill), b. 3/?/1897, in Soddy, TN. Mae married first Roy Kelley who died young.  Mae married second R. Earl Gledhill. Nancy Mae and Ethel Coleman married brothers, Roy and Arthur Kelley, so their children were double cousins. Roy Kelley died from Typhoid the day their son, Roy Bruce 'Doc' Kelley, was born. Mae was in bed with typhoid and 'Doc' was born with typhoid. Mae died in the 1960s.
[Dykes, 2009]

Nancy Mae Coleman Kelley Gledhill
Digital image courtesy of Mary Dykes, 02/2009. Click on image to download hires original.
Nancy Mae Coleman Kelley Gledhill

(697) Nancy Mae Coleman and first husband Roy Kelley had three children:

(709)  1.  Eugene Kelley
(710)  2.  Roy Kelley, Jr.
(711)  3.  Samuel Kelley

(698) Dylis Aldene Coleman, b. 10/?/1899, in Soddy, TN.  She died on 11/8/1921, in Chattanooga, TN, at the age of 22.  She was buried in the Varner Cemetery in Soddy.  She never married.

Dylis Aldene Coleman about 1920
Digital image courtesy of Mary Dykes, 02/2009. Click on image to download hires original.
Dylis Aldene Coleman about 1920

Dill Coleman died due to hepatitis.
[Dykes, 2009]

(699) Gussie Agnes Coleman (Collins), b. in Soddy, TN, just afler the turn of the century.  She married Joseph B. Collins

Gussie Agnes Coleman Collins
Digital image courtesy of Mary Dykes, 02/2009. Click on image to download hires original.
Gussie Agnes Coleman Collins, 11/15/1907 - 12/14/1999

Dykes relates a photo of the grave marker stone for Gussie Agnes Collins showing she lived from 11/15/1907 to 12/14/1999.
[Dykes, 2009]

(699) Gussie Agnes Coleman and husband Joseph B. Collins had two children:

(712)  1.  Joann Collins
(713)  2.  Joseph B. Collins, Jr.

(713) Joseph B. Collins, Jr. married Mary Ann Unknown.  Joseph was president of Collins Assoc. in Chattanooga.

(700) Ralph M. Coleman, b. in the early 1900's, in Soddy, TN.  He married Anna Unknown and lived in Chattanooga, TN, for some time.  He was living out of town when he died.  He had no children.  Wife, Anna, died 11/28/1983, at the age of 77, in Chattanooga, TN.

Ralph died at Newel's Clinic in Chattanooga, TN. He married first Anna May Massengill. He married second Unknown remaining with her the rest of his life. [Dykes, 2009]

(701) Bruce Coleman, b. ca. 1903, in Soddy, TN.  He died around the age of 5, on 3/23/1909, in Soddy, TN.  He was buried in the Varner Cemetery, Soddy.

(702) Arthur Coleman, b. in Soddy, TN, he died in Soddy as an infant.  He was buried in the Varner Cemetery, Soddy.

(703) Walter Coleman, b. in Soddy, TN, he also died in infancy in Soddy. He was also buried in the Varner Cemetery, Soddy.

(656) Thomas Larkin Coleman was born 09/15/1865, in Bainbridge, of Christian County, KY.  He died of heart failure, aggravated by a fall on his abdomen per the death certificate.
[Coleman, Phil, 1998-1999]

He married Ida Newman of Sale Creek on 9/21/1887, in Hamilton County, Tennessee.  Larkin died 4/2/1928, in Sale Creek, at the age of 62 years and 7 months.  He was buried in the Patterson Cemetery, Sale Creek.  Ida died 2/14/1951, at Sale Creek and was also buried in the Patterson Cemetery.

According to Phil Coleman, a researcher and descendant of the Thomas Larkin Coleman line in contact with me in 1998 and 1999, (656) Thomas Larkin Coleman married Ida Mae Newman.  Ida was born in Lenoire City, of Roane County, TN.  Ida's parents were Calvin Newman, of Roane County, TN, and Sarah Ann Gross, of Sale Creek, of Hamilton County, TN.
[Coleman, Phil, 1998-1999]

When his mother died, Larkin was such a young age his father, Tom was unable to care for him alone in addition to raising two other small sons, so Larkin was raised by his maternal grandparents in Sale Creek, TN, James and Susannah Lee Gothard.

Not a great deal is known about Larkin's life other than he apparently lived in Sale Creek all of his life, he was at least educated enough to read and write and that his occupation was listed as a coal miner in the 1900 Hamilton County, TN, census.

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Larkin and Ida had 10 children.  Little is known of the family as most of the children left the area and have no immediate family mnembers in the Hamilton County area.

(656) Thomas Larkin Coleman and wife Ida Mae Newman had these children:

(714)  1.  Gracie C. Coleman (Thomas), b. 2/2/1888, in Sale Creek, TN
(715)  2.  Margaret Catherine (Katie) Coleman (Bolton),   b. 5/?/1889, in Sale Creek, TN
(716)  3.  Lyman Coleman,                                 b. 4/?/1894, in Sale Creek, TN
(717)  4.  Mary Geneva Coleman,                           b. 3/04/1897, in Sale Creek, TN
(718)  5.  Carl Coleman,                                  b. 5/29/1899, in Sale Creek, TN
(719)  6.  Luther Coleman,                                b. in c1900, lived in Flint, MI
(720)  7.  Beatrice Coleman (Miller),                     b. in c1902
(721)  8.  Thelma Coleman (Good)(Schmildeknecht),         b. in c1903
(722)  9.  Marvin Lourie Coleman,                         b. 10/04/1909
(723)  10. Nettie(or Nettle) Coleman (Jones),             b. 10/25/1905

(714) Gracie C. Coleman (Thomas) was born 02/02/1888 (year is per Phil Coleman, 1998-1999.) (Cy said year was 1892), in Sale Creek, TN. She married Will Thomas.  Gracie died around 1932. 

(714) Gracie C. Coleman and husband Will Thomas had 4 children:

(724)  1.  Emma Kate Thomas (Gann),   b. c1912
(725)  2.  Nell Thomas (Coates),      b. c1914
(726)  3.  Mattie Thomas (Marler),    b. c1915
(727)  4.  Betty Thomas,              b. c1917

(724) Emma Kate Thomas (Gann) was born c1912.  She married Eddie Gann.  She died 9/30/1981.  She was buried in the Welch Cemetery, Sale Creek.

(724) Emma Kate Thomas and husband Eddie Gann had two daughters:

(728)  1.  Edna Gann (Francisco)
(729)  2.  withheld Gann (Newell)

(728) Edna Gann (Francisco) married Eddie Francisco.  Edna died in 1977.

(729) withheld Gann married Robert Newell and lived in Smyrna, GA.

(725) Nell Thomas married Kibb Coates.  She lived in Red Bank, TN.

(726) Mattie Thomas married George Marler and lived in Evensville, TN.

(715) Margaret Catherine "Katie" Coleman was born 05/?/1889, in Sale Creek, TN.  She married Jim Bolton and died in child birth.

In 1998 or 1999, Phil Coleman related an interesting family legend associated with her death during childbirth.  Her husband was reportedly very prudish and would not let another man view his naked wife.  Consequently, he refused to summon a doctor (male) during this first child's birth with complications.  Catherine died and, presumably, the baby also died.

(716) Lyman Coleman was born 4/?/1894, in Sale Creek, TN.  He lived in Detroit, Mich.

(716) Lyman Coleman and wife Mable Baker had one son:

(730)  1.  Robert Lyman Coleman,                     b. 9/15/1927

(730) Robert Lyman Coleman was born 9/15/1927.  Robert's wife was Pam.  They may have divorced.  Lyman died of heart failure in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, 11/15/1954.  He Worked for many years at Ford Motor Company in an office or administrative capacity,

(717) Mary Geneva Coleman was born 3/04/1897, in Sale Creek, TN.  She lived in Warsaw, Ind. as an adult.

Mary Geneva "Neva" Coleman was born 3/04/1897 and died January 28, 1964 in Warsaw, Indiana.  She is buried at Harrison Cemetery. Married Albert Green and had one daughter.  Mary divorced Green and then married Ronald Hudson.  Ronald and Neva had a dairy farm outside Warsaw, Indiana for many years. 
[Coleman, Phil, 1998-1999] Cy heard an unsubstantiated story from a cousin that the farm was no more.  It fell victim to developers.

(717) Mary "Neva" Coleman and husband Albert Green had one child:

(731)  1.  Geneva Katherine Green, b. 4/19/1916.

(718) Carl Coleman, b. 5/29/1899, in Sale Creek, TN. 

Carl Coleman was born 5/29/1899 and died of cancer after a four-month illness, on 11/15/1954.  Carl married Arlene Cook on 3/3/1938 in Angola, Indiana.  Carl also married to Minnie Whitaker, but which marriage was first is not known.  Carl moved to Flint, Michigan in 1920 and worked at Buick Motor Division until his death.  Carl was a veteran of World War One and, according to Phil's father, Marvin, Carl suffered and survived a poison gas attack in combat.
[Coleman, Phil, 1998-1999]

(719) Luther Coleman lived in Flint, Michigan.

Luther Coleman was born 11/19/1904 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, TN.  "Luke" married Helen Marie Dunnuck, 4/13/1929, in South Bend, Indiana.  Died 10/5/1964.
[Coleman, Phil, 1998-1999]

(719) Luther Coleman had two children, one of which was:

(732)  1.  Donald Edward Coleman, b. 12/02/1930 to Luther Coleman

(732) Donald Edward Coleman was born 12/02/1930.  Donald married Marilyn Ann Tucker, 10/26/1951.  Donald and Marilyn had two children.

Luther later divorced, and then married Arlene Verle Perry on 4/03/1958.

(720) Beatrice Coleman (Miller) married first James Fred Miller. She lived in Sale Creek for awhile and her mother Ida died at her home. She moved to Michigan.

(720) Beatrice Ruth Coleman was born 8/24/1912.  Beatrice married James Fred Miller on 5/01/1929. They had two children, Thomas and Ruth.  She then divorced and married Gabriel Degteroff on 5/17/1971.  Bea was widowed as Gabe died in the mid 1980's.  Gabe was a delightful man of Russian extraction that Phil had met once.  Bea was the only surviving member of the Thomas/Ida clan.  She was living in Georgia in 1998 or 99.
[Coleman, Phil, 1998-1999]

(720) Beatrice Coleman (Miller) and husband James Miller had these children:

(733)  1. Thomas Edwin Miller,               b. 2/27/1930
(734)  2. Ruth Lange Miller,                 b.     c1931

(721) Thelma Coleman (Good) (Schmildeknecht),

(721) Thelma Maxine Coleman was born September 21, 1907. Married Perry Ray Good.  Thelma and Perry had one son, Ronald. Thelma divorced Perry and married Spencer Schmiedeknecht.  Both Spencer and Thelma were buried in Flint, MI.  Both lived in Flint, Michigan for at least the last 30 years of their lives.  Spencer probably worked for the Buick Motor Division.
[Coleman, Phil, 1998-1999]

(721) Thelma Coleman

(735)  1.  Ronald Vance Good, b. 10/04/1930.   Ronald married Roberta Matthews.

(722) Marvin Lourie Coleman was born 10/04/1909 in Sale Creek, TN.
[Coleman, Phil, 1998-1999]

Marvin moved to Michigan in the 1920's.  He lived for a while in Grand Rapids, MI and then in Flint, MI.  He married Etta Pearl Lockery, 6/24/1933, in Flint, MI.  He was known most of his adult life as "Bill." Marvin worked for 44 years at Buick Motor Division.

Marvin died June, 1993.  Pearl resided in a rest home in Flint, MI.

Marvin and Pearl had two children.

(723) Nettie(or Nettle) Coleman (Jones), b. 10/25/1905.  She married Mike Jones and lived in Flint, MI.

Phil reports on Nettle Coleman: She was born in Sale Creek, TN, and died 3/06/1981, in Flint, Michigan.  Nettle married James Milo Jones on 1/13/1923.  James died November 26, 1980.  Both were buried in Flint, MI.
[Coleman, Phil, 1998-1999]

(723) Nettle Coleman and husband James Jones had one child:

(736)  1.  Betty Jones,                 b. c1924, lived only 5 days.

(657) James Coleman was the last child of Thomas Jackson Coleman and wife Nancy Gothard Coleman.  He was born in 1866 or 1867, probably in Kentucky.  He died as a baby.

(658) William Jasper Coleman was born 7/8/1869, the first child born to (395) Thomas Jackson Coleman and his second wife, Rhoda Rogers Coleman.  Census records indicate he was born in Tennessee.

Bill grew up in Putnam County, Tennessee, and came to Soddy with his family when he was in his early teens.

He married Nancy E. Jones in late 1890 or early 1891.  Nancy was born 10/8/1873, also in Tennessee.  Bill was listed as a farmer in the 1900 Hamilton County census and as far as I know farmed all of his life.  He and Nancy had at least enough formal education to be able to read and write. Bill owned his own farm and it is assumed it was located around the Big Soddy area along the present Back Valley Road, and possibly down to Jones Gap Road. Some of his grandchildren still are living in this area.

Bill died in Soddy on 2/4/1922, at the age of 52 years, 6 months and 26 days.  Nancy's death date and place are unknown. 

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(658) William Jasper (Bill) Coleman and wife Nancy E. Jones had five children:

(737)  1.  Name unknown,                              died in infancy.
(738)  2.  Warren Henegar Coleman,                    b. 02/?/1894, in Soddy, TN
(739)  3.  Leonard Grant Coleman,                     b. 08/06/1897, in Soddy, TN
(740)  4.  Hazel Coleman,                             b.      c1900, in Soddy
(741)  5.  Eunice Coleman (Hair),                     b. 07/07/1914, in Soddy, TN

(738) Warren Henegar Coleman was born 02/?/1894, in Soddy, TN.  He married Audrey Ellison on 8/19/1919, in Hamilton County, TN.  Warren and Audrey lived in Red Bank, TN, and Warren was a foreman for the N.C.&ST.L. (now L&N) railroad. 

(738) Warren Henegar Coleman and wife Audrey Ellison had one son:

(742)  1.  Warren Alton (Sonny) Coleman,              b.     c1920

(742) Warren Alton (Sonny) Coleman grew up in Red Bank, TN, and married Doris Wade, also of Red Bank. 

(742) Warren Alton (Sonny) Coleman and wife Doris Wade had three children.

(739) Leonard Grant Coleman, b. 8/6/1897, in Soddy, TN.  He apparently was a lifelong resident of Soddy, and as far as I know lived in the Big Soddy area near where his father did.  He married Mary Gertrude Jeffery.  She was born 11/15/1912, in Hamilton County, TN.

Grant died at his home in Soddy on 11/6/1965, at the age of 68.  His wife died 9/12/1969, at her home on Short Street, in Soddy, at the age of 56. They were both buried in the Varner Cemetery on Back Valley Road in Soddy.

(739) Leonard Grant Coleman and wife Mary Gertrude Jeffery had ten children.

(740) Hazel Coleman was born in Soddy, shortly after the turn of the century.   She died at age 13.

(741) Eunice Coleman (Hair) was born 7/7/1914, in Soddy, TN.  She married Archie Hair on 7/19/1930, in Rossville, GA.  Eunice and Archie lived in Red Bank, TN. They had 3 children.

(659) Robert Elkinney Coleman was born 07/11/1871, probably in Putnam County, Tennessee.  He lived his early childhood in Putnam County and moved to Soddy with his family when he was around 10 or 11 years of age.  There he met and married Mary Melinda Patton Haile in late 1896 or early 1897.  Mary was the widow of George Haile.  She was born in Tennessee on 1/13/1870.

Bob was a lifelong resident of Soddy.  His occupation was listed as a farmer in the 1900 Hamilton County Census.  He continued to farm but also became a contractor, an occupation from which he retired.

The 1900 census also states he was renting his farm at the time but he did, as far as I know, become a landowner and lived the rest of his life in an area known as Big Soddy Road in the early 1900's, now known as Back Valley Road.

Bob died on 11/20/1956, at his home in Soddy at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 9 days.  Mary died on 6/6/1961, at the age of 91 years, 5 months. They were both laid to rest in the Varner Cemetery, Soddy.

Bob and Mary had 8 children of their own, although before going ahead with them I will mention Mary's 5 children by her previous marriage.  From what I understand they were never treated as stepchildren by Bob but as his own.  There names were Henry T. Haile, Nancy Haile (Rees), Martha B. Haile (Madewell), Ruth Etta Haile, and Amon J. Haile.

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(659) Robert Elkinney (Bob) Coleman and wife Mary had eight children:

(743)  1.  Robert Floyd Coleman,                          b. 11/01/1899, in Soddy, TN
(744)  2.  Florence Coleman,                              b. 11/11/1901?, in Soddy, TN
(745)  3.  Thomas C. Coleman,                             b. 06/27/1902, in Soddy, TN
(746)  4.  Vestel H. Coleman,                             b. 04/02/1904, in Soddy, TN
(747)  5.  Phillip Coleman,                               b. 05/01/1905, in Soddy, TN
(748)  6.  Emma Coleman (Houston),                        b. 01/13/1907, in Soddy, TN
(749)  7.  Infant, name unknown,                          b.      c1910, died at 3 days of age
(750)  8.  Inez Coleman (Woodall),                        b. 11/24/1911, in Soddy, TN

(743) Robert Floyd Coleman, b. 11/1/1899, in Soddy, TN.  He grew up in Soddy and married Mary Elizabeth Guider.  Floyd and Mary lived in Soddy during the early part of their marriage.  Floyd was employed by the U. S. Postal Service and the family moved to Chattanooga.

Floyd died on 4/8/1947, in Chattanooga, TN, at the age of 47 years, 6 months and 8 days.  He was buried in the National Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN.  He was a veteran of WW I. 

(743) Robert Floyd Coleman and wife Mary Elizabeth Guider had three children:

(751)  1.  Daniel David Coleman, b. 5/22/1921, in Soddy, TN
(752)  2.  James Thomas Coleman, b. 7/16/1927, in Chattanooga, TN
(753)  3.  Lillian Elizabeth Coleman (Ellis) (Doughty), b. 7/4/1928, in
Chattanooga, TN

(751) Daniel David Coleman, b. 5/22/1921, in Soddy, TN.  He moved to Chattanooga with his parents as a young child.  He married Anna Faye Brown on 3/28/1942, in High Point, GA.  She was born 3/15/1921, in Macon, GA. "Dee" and Anna Faye live in Chattanooga where he was a well known East Brainerd pharmacist.  They had 2 children. (752) James Thomas Coleman, b. 7/16/1927, in Chattanooga, TN. Jim grew up in Chattanooga, and married Helen Hubbard of Copper Hill, TN, on 9/5/1946, in Chattanooga, TN.  She was born 5/8/1928, the daughter of Earl and Pearl Stevens Hubbard.  Jim and Helen reside in Chattanooga. Jim was the Vice-President and Secretary of Lee-Smith International, and Lesco, Inc., in Chattanooga.  They have 2 sons. (753) Lillian Elizabeth Coleman (Ellis) (Doughty), b. 7/4/1928, in Chattanooga, TN.  She married first Garland E. Ellis.  She married second Charles L. Doughty.  She now lives in Greenville, SC, and had 2 children by Garland Ellis who were later adopted by Charles Doughty.

(744) Florence Coleman was born 11/11/1901?, in Soddy, TN.  She died as a young child.

(745) Thomas C. Coleman was born 06/27/1902, in Soddy, TN. He apparently lived in Soddy all of his life.  He married Ruth Baker at Soddy, TN, on 5/24/1924.  Ruth was born 1/31/1908, in Soddy, TN.

Tom was a well known farmer and carpenter in the Soddy area.  He was a member of Carpenter's Local No. 74 of Chattanooga, TN, Superintendent of Mabry and Parker Construction Company of Chattanooga, and was also a well known Baptist Minister in the North Hamilton County, TN, area.  He pastored most all of the Baptist Churches in North Hamilton County at one time or another during his ministry.

Tom met a tragic death on 5/30/1967, when he was killed in a train accident while crossing the tracks on a tractor near his home on Back Valley Road.  He was less than a month short of his 65th birthday when he was killed. Ruth died 8/29/1983, at the age of 75.  Both were buried in the Varner Cemetery, Soddy, TN.

Tom and Ruth parented 15 children.  No other Coleman descendant found thus far had fathered or given birth to as many children through just one union.  There were 15 single births.  [Since many were born after 1930, they do not appear here. WDC]

(745) Thomas C. Coleman and wife Ruth Baker had these children by 1930:

(754)  1.  Robert L. Coleman,                        b. 11/04/1925, in Soddy, TN
(755)  2.  Ruth Coleman (Moore) (Delzell),           b. 06/23/1928, in Soddy, TN
(756)  3.  Imoqene Coleman (Smith),                  b. 11/01/1929, in Soddy, TN

(754) Robert L. Coleman, b. 11/4/1925, in Soddy, TN.  He married Mona Lasley on 12/31/1954, in Daisy, TN.  He was a former Tennessee State Trooper, and was a foreman at Chris Craft, in Chattanooga, TN.  On 3/24/1956, he was fatally injured along with his brother James in an auto accident at Mile Straight, just south of Daisy, TN.  He was 30 years, 4 months and 20 days old when he died.  He was buried in the Varner Cemetery, Soddy.  No children.

(755) Ruth Coleman (Moore) (Delzell), b. 6/23/1928, in Soddy, TN. She married first Jewell Moore on 5/8/1948.  She married second Earl H. Delzell on 12/31/1960.  She now lives in Rossville, GA.  One child.

(756) Imoqene Coleman (Smith), b. 11/1/1929, in Soddy, TN.  She married Denton Smith on 4/20/1948, in Rossville, GA.  Imogene and Denton presently live on Signal Mountain, TN.  Denton was a construction worker. They have 5 children.

(746) Vestel H. Coleman, b. 4/2/1904, in Soddy, TN.  He married Allie Clements on 11/6/1926, in Hamilton County, TN.  Vestel died suddenly on 8/8/1927, with his wife expecting their only child.  He was 23 years, 4 months and 6 days old when he died.  He was buried in the Johnson Cemetery on Hiway 27 just south of Daisy, TN.  Allie never remarried.  She was well known in the Soddy community as the manager of the school cafeteria at Soddy EIementary for many years, a position she retired from.  Allie died 8/16/1981. 

(746) Vestel H. Coleman and wife Allie Clements had 1 daughter:

(757)  1.  Vestel Arden Coleman (Rackley), b. 12/25/1927, in Soddy, TN

(757) Vestel Arden Coleman (Rackley), b. 12/25/1927, in Soddy, TN. She married Raymond Rackley of Soddy.  She was retired from Duggan Mfg. Co. in Daisy upon her death on 1/12/1981, at the age of 53 years and 19 days.  She was buried in the Johnson Cemetery, Daisy.  She and Raymond had 4 children.

(747) Phillip Coleman was born 05/01/1905, in Soddy, TN.  He married first Edith Rogue on 2/19/1928, in Soddy, TN.  Edith was born 02/03/1904, in Soddy. He married second Almeda Worley.  She died 11/13/1976.  Phil resided in Soddy.  He had 1 daughter by Edith Hogue.

(748) Emma Coleman (Houston) was born 01/13/1907, in Soddy, TN.  She married Douglas Clyde Houston, a well known barber in Soddy.  He was born 5/16/1902.  He died on 4/20/1981 in Soddy..  He was buried in the Varner Cemetery.  Emma still resides in Soddy.  She and Doug had 3 children.

(750) Inez Coleman (Woodall) was born 11/24/1911, in Soddy, TN.  She married William A. Woodall.  Bill was born 7/30/1908.  They were residents of Soddy where Bill owned Woodall Upholstering Company for many years.  Inez died 9/2/1962, at the age of 50 years, 9 months and 9 days.  She was buried in the Varner Cemetery, Soddy.  Bill remarried and moved to Ringgold, Georgia.  He died on 10/7/1978. 

(750) Inez Coleman and William A. Woodall had these children:

(1385)  1.  June Woodall (Scealf), b. 03/03/1932, in Soddy, TN, d. 03/02/1992
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(1386)  2.  <living son>,  b. >1930, in Soddy, TN

(660) Eliza Frances Coleman (Lynch) was born 04/28/1873, in Putnam County, Tennessee.  She was the first daughter born to Thomas J. Coleman after six consecutive sons.  She moved to Soddy as a young girl with her family.

She married William Lynch in Soddy, TN, on 8/28/1892.  Bill was born 12/20/1860, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Phillip and Ellen Davis Lynch, who were Irish immigrants.  Bill had come to Tennessee to work on the railroad, first in Knoxville, then in Hamilton County.  He was with a crew laying track through Soddy when he met Liza.  They married and remained in Soddy for the rest of their lives.  Bill farmed his land on Posey Road in Soddy.

Liza died on 4/6/1910, in Soddy just 22 days before her 37th birthday.  She was buried in the Varner Cemetery, Soddy.  Bill lived on until 6/8/1944, when he died at the age of 83.  He was also buried in the Varner Cemetery. 

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(660) Eliza Frances Coleman and husband Bill Lynch had four children:

(1162)  1.  Annie Etta Lynch,                      b. 05/23/1893, in Soddy, TN
(758)  2.  Effie Leona Lynch,                     b. 09/11/1895, in Soddy, TN
(759)  3.  John William Lynch,                    b. 05/10/1897, in Soddy, TN
(760)  4.  Irving Tennyson Lynch,                 b. 02/16/1900, in Soddy, TN

(1162) Annie Etta Lynch was born 5/23/1893, in Soddy, TN.  She lived her entire life in Soddy, where she was a well known teacher at the old Retro School in Bakewell for many years in the early 1900's.  Annie never married. She died on 1/16/1979, in Soddy, at the age of 85 years, 7 months and 21 days. She was buried in the Varner Cemetery.

(1162) Annie Etta Lynch appears in the photo below:


Annie Lynch with one of her classes at the old Retro School, Bakewell, TN

(758) Effie Leona Lynch was born 9/11/1895, in Soddy, she had also lived her entire life in Soddy.  She did some substitute teaching herself in earlier years. She and her sister Annie were both graduates of the old Soddy High School which stood at the present site of Soddy Elementary School.  Effie was still active in the Soddy High Alumni Association.  Effie was the only member of this family still living and even at the age of 88 was in reasonably good health and possesses a remarkable memory.  She still resides at the Lynch homeplace in Soddy.

(759) John William Lynch was born 05/10/1897, in Soddy, TN.  Also living in Soddy all of his life, he was a well known resident and farmer in Soddy.  John never married and died on 1/8/1980, at the age of 82 years, 7 months and 29 days.  He was buried in the Varner Cemetery.

(760) Irving Tennyson Lynch was born 02/16/1900, in Soddy, TN.  He never married and died on 11/14/1928, at the age of 28 years, 8 months and 29 days. He was also buried in the Varner Cemetery in Soddy.

(661) Charles Washington Coleman, II was born 03/14/1875, in Putnam County, Tennessee, he was named for his grandfather.  He came with his family to Soddy as a young boy.  He was educated in the public schools of Soddy and graduated from Dayton University.  He became a well known educator in Rhea and Hamilton Counties around the turn of the century.  He rose to the position of principal of Soddy Elementary School when in 1909 he was persuaded by his first cousin, Henry C. Coleman to return to Putnam County and help him start a high school there.  Charles didn't return to Soddy but instead stayed in Baxter, TN, and taught there until his retirement.  Ironically the cousin, Henry returned to Soddy and taught school at Soddy and Bakewell for awhile.

After retiring from teaching Charles went into the grocery business and also became a Church of Christ minister in Gainesboro, Tennessee.

Charles was married three times.  He married his first wife, Ada Ward, in late 1897 or early 1898.  She died in the early 1900's and he married his second wife, Lula Wones on 4/22/1907, in Hamilton County, Tennessee.  Lula also died and he then married Sarah Gentry who survived him when he died 3/15/1960, in Gainesboro, TN, at the age of 85 years and 1 day. 

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(661) Charles Washington Coleman, II had 3 sons:

(761)  1.  Roy Lee Coleman
(762)  2.  Howard Coleman
(763)  3.  Herman L. Coleman

(761) Roy Lee Coleman married Fannie Roberts.  He died in Michigan.  Roy had two children.

(762) Howard Coleman lived in Baxter, Tennessee.

(763) Herman L. Coleman died in Oak Ridge, TN.

(662) Lewis N. Coleman was born 05/22/1877, in Putnam County, TN.  He also came to Soddy with his parents as a very young boy.  He grew up and was educated in the public schools in Soddy.  He died on his 22nd birthday, 5/22/1899, in Soddy, TN.

(663) John H. Coleman was born 08/05/1879, in Putnam County, TN.  He came to Soddy with his family at about age 3.  He grew up in Soddy and on 9/30/1905, he married Elizabeth Nipper at Soddy, TN.  Lizzie was born 12/22/1888.

John followed his brother Charles and also became an educator and taught in the Hamilton County school system as well as many other school systems before eventually leaving the education field and getting into life insurance, a business from which he retired in 1955.

After living in Soddy and Chattanooga, TN, John and Lizzie lived in Asheville, North Carolina later in life.  Lizzie was also an educator by profession, retiring from that field of work.

John died on 9/4/1963, at the age of 84 years and 1 month, in Asheville, NC.  He was buried in the Varner Cemetery, Soddy.  Lizzie returned to Chattanooga after John died.  She lived for five more years until her death on 10/9/1968, in Chattanooga just over 2 months before her 80th birthday.  She was also buried in the Varner Cemetery. 

(663) John H. Coleman and wife Elizabeth (Lizzie) Nipper had two children:

(764)  1.  Henry Bruce Coleman,                 b.       c1908, in Soddy, TN
(765)  2.  Edna Coleman (Miller),               b.       c1910, in Soddy, TN

(764) Henry Bruce Coleman was born c1908 in Soddy, TN, he died on 8/20/1909, while still a baby, at Soddy, TN.  Buried in the Nelson Cemetery, Sale Creek, TN.

(765) Edna Coleman (Miller) was born c1910 in Soddy, TN.  She married ?\?\?\\? Miller. They had one son.

(664) Phil S. Coleman was b. in either Putnam County, TN, or Soddy, TN, he died in infancy at Soddy, TN.  Buried in the Varner Cemetery, Soddy.

(665) Nannie Coleman (Coleman) - The youngest child of Thomas J. and Rhoda Rogers Coleman, was born 10/18/1883, at Soddy, TN.  Nannie married her 1st cousin (845) Henry Clay Coleman.  They will be covered together in Chapter 27 "Descendants of Zachary Taylor Coleman of Hamilton and Putnam Counties of Tennessee".

(845) Henry Clay Coleman and wife (665) Nannie Coleman had one child:

(872)  1.  Olin H. Coleman,            b. 3/25/1909, in Silver Point, TN.

 

June 10, 2008,
March 10, 2009 Added descendants charts for children of Thomas who were parents,
added children of (750) Inez Coleman William A. Woodall,
and fixed IE7 descendants chart rendering so as not to cover up the text which follows.








 

Chapter 25.  Descendants of Barbara Coleman and Francis Marion Harvey of Bledsoe County Tennessee

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

(396) Barbara Coleman was born 2/1/1842, in what was then Bledsoe County, Tennessee, on Walden's Ridge, somewhere in the vicinity of the Lewis Chapel community and the Flat Top community.  This area now lies in the extreme eastern section of Sequatchie County, on Walden's Ridge very near the Hamilton County line.  Little is known of her childhood but she apparently remained on Walden's Ridge when her father and the rest of the family moved to Putnam County, TN.

She married Francis Marion Harvey sometime in the 1860's [in 1867 per Blalock, 2000].  Marion was born 3/22/1841 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee.  He was the son of Jason and Priscilla Harvey, some of the early settlers of the Flat Top Mountain community, east of Soddy, TN, on Walden's Ridge.  Marion was also the uncle of John C. Harvey, who married Millie Elizabeth McClure a niece of Barbara's.

Marion was a Civil War veteran in the Union army, and a survivor of the infamous Andersonville prison.  It is not known whether he and Barbara married before or after the Civil War, but it was after the 1860 census, as both were shown still living with their parents when it was taken.  There is evidence they married late in 1866 or early 1867, but I've been unable to find anything positive.

Barbara and Marion lived their lives out on Walden's Ridge in the Flat Top Mountain community just inside Sequatchie County.  They farmed most of their lives.  Before the turn of the century they separated and Marion fathered several children by Nancy Cranmore.

Barbara remained on Flat Top and lived with one of her daughters late in life.

Marion was the first to die.  He passed away on 7/5/1929, on Flat Top Mountain at the age of 87.  Barbara, described as a very short but fiesty woman even in old age lived until 11/25/1937, when she died at the age of 95 years, 8 months and 25 days.  Both Barbara and Marion were buried in the Harvey Cemetery on Flat Top Mountain in Sequatchie County.

This family was not adamant about keeping records and they are not complete but a fair record of this branch of the family is known with the help of many of the descendants.

(396) Barbara Coleman and Marion Harvey had 9 children:

(766)  1.  Zachary Taylor Harvey 	              b.      c1868, in Flat Top, TN
(767)  2.  Phillip W. Harvey 	              b.      c1870, in Flat Top, TN
(768)  3.  Charles Washington Harvey          b. 11/02/1871, in Flat Top, TN
(769)  4.  Susan E. "Sis" Harvey              b.      c1874, in Flat Top, TN
(770)  5.  Francis Marion Harvey, Jr.         b. 01/11/1876, in Flat Top, TN
(771)  6.  Priscilla Harvey 	              b.      c1878, in Flat Top, TN
(772)  7.  Mary Anne Harvey                   b. 04/28/1880, in Flat Top, TN
(773)  8.  Lucinda Harvey                     b.      c1883, in Flat Top, TN
(774)  9.  Sarah Lena Harvey                  b. 08/05/1886, in Flat Top, TN

(766) Taylor Harvey was born around 1868 on Flat Top Mountain, TN.  Taylor grew up on the mountain and married Mary Lou Rutledge who also was of a large family of early settlers of Walden's Ridge.

Taylor apparently spent a large part of his adult life away from Tennessee.  He died and was buried in Wyoming.  The date of his death is unknown. 

(766) Zachary Taylor Harvey and wife Mary Lou Rutledge had one son:

(775)  1.  James William "Will" Harvey,                             b. c1895


NOTE: This section added on 06/10/2008. WDC.

Zachary Taylor Harvey's first name was provided by [Harvey, 2008]. He and wife Mary Lou Rutledge had two children:

   James William Harvey, 
   a daughter who died very young.  
[Harvey, 2008]

James William Harvey was from the Flat Top Community on Walden's Ridge in Bledsoe County. He married Minnie Darinda Standefer from Brayton Community on the same mountain.
[Harvey, 2008]

(775) James William Harvey and wife Minnie Darinda Standefer had these children:

 
 (776)  1.  James Elmer	Harvey        b. 05/19/1916, Basin, WY;        d. 12/12/1987
(1221)  2.  Harold Wesley Harvey      b. 06/12/1917, Greybull, WY;     d. 05/25/1986
(1222)  3.  Ruby Pauline Harvey       b. 03/25/1919, Bend, OR;         d. 02/04/1976
(1223)  4.  Verschel Taylor Harvey    b. 06/29/1921, Brayton, Bledsoe, TN; d. 02/18/2001 
(1224)  5.  Norman Eugene Harvey      b. 10/31/1922, Brayton, Bledsoe, TN; d. 08/06/2002
(1225)  6.  Wilma Rita Harvey         b. 02/27/1925, Beachfork, TN;    d. 02/20/1980
(1226)  7.  Emma Lorane	Harvey 	      b. 12/10/1927, Beachfork, TN;    d. 09/28/1977
(1227)  8.  Marie Louise Harvey	      b. 01/15/1931, Shaftsburg, MI;   d. 02/15/1992
(1228)  9.  David Sidney Harvey       b. 12/18/1932, Shaftsburg, MI;   d. 03/23/1994
(1229) 10.  Victor Burdette Harvey    b. 08/06/1934, Valley Farms, MI; d. 12/19/1999
(1230) 11.  Shirley Ann Harvey        b. 04/23/1936, Detroit, MI;      d. 12/2006
(1231) 12.  Ellison Richard Harvey    b. 01/25/1938, Ann Arbor, MI;
(1232) 13.  Barbara Lois Ruth Harvey  b. 02/25/1940, Ann Arbor, MI;    d. 02/06/1997
[Harvey, 2008]

(776) James Elmer Harvey was born 05/19/1916, Basin, Big Horn County, WY. He married Mary Lou Merriman. He died 12/12/1987.
[Harvey, 2008]

(1221) Harold Wesley Harvey was born 06/12/1917, Greybull, WY. He married Bernice Dikalo. He died 05/25/1986.
[Harvey, 2008]

(1222) Ruby Pauline Harvey was born 03/25/1919, Bend, OR. She married Clarence Oakley. She died 02/04/1976.
[Harvey, 2008]

(1223) Verschel Taylor Harvey was born 06/29/1921, Brayton, Bledsoe, TN. He married Loma Unknown. He died 02/18/2001.
[Harvey, 2008]

(1224) Norman Eugene Harvey was born 10/31/1922, Brayton, Bledsoe, TN. She married Florence Updike. She died 08/06/2002.
[Harvey, 2008]

(1225) Wilma Rita Harvey was born 02/27/1925, Beachfork, TN. She married Clayton McDaniels. She died 02/20/1980.
[Harvey, 2008]

(1226) Emma Lorane Harvey was born 12/10/1927, Beachfork, TN. She married Raymond Oakley. She died 09/28/1977.
[Harvey, 2008]

(1227) Marie Louise Harvey was born 01/15/1931, Shaftsburg, MI. She married Louie Shefke. She died 02/15/1992.
[Harvey, 2008]

(1228) David Sidney Harvey was born 12/18/1932, Shaftsburg, MI. He married Loris Campbell. He died 03/23/1994.
[Harvey, 2008]

(1229) Victor Burdette Harvey was born 08/06/1934, Valley Farms, MI. He married Bethel Van Alstine (Divorced). She died Dec. 19, 1999.
[Harvey, 2008]

(1230) Shirley Ann Harvey was born 04/23/1936, Detroit, MI. She married Lyle White. She died Dec. 2006
[Harvey, 2008]

(1231) Ellison Richard Harvey was born 01/25/1938, Ann Arbor, MI. He married Betty Taylor (Divorced).
[Harvey, 2008]

(1232) Barbara Lois Ruth Harvey was born 02/25/1940, Ann Arbor, MI. She married William Abney. She died 02/06/1997.
[Harvey, 2008]

End Of Section added 06/10/2008.



(767) Phillip W. Harvey was born around 1870 on Flat Top Moutain, where he grew up, he married the sister of Taylor's wife.  Her name was Frances Rutledge.  They lived on the mountain for awhile and possibly in Chattanooga.

Phillip and Frances separated and Phillip married Second Debbie \??? . She was a native of Alabama and she and Phillip eventually settled around Montgomery, AL, where Phillip died and was buried.  Phillip's first wife died 6/30/1936, in Chattanooga, never remarrying.

(767) Phillip had 10 children that lived to maturity, five by each wife.  (767) Phillip Harvey and first wife Frances Rutledge had these children:

(777)  1.  Ernest Marion Harvey,           b. c1891, on Flat Top Mountain, TN
(778)  2.  Clarence Lee Harvey,            b. c1892, on Flat Top Mountain, TN
(779)  3.  Gertrude Harvey (Beene),        b. c1894, on Flat Top Mountain, TN
(780)  4.  Annie Harvey (Kirby),           b. c1896, on Flat Top Mountain, TN
(781)  5.  William Garrett Harvey,         b. c1897-8, on Flat Top Mountain, TN
(767) Phillip Harvey and second wife Debbie unknown raised these children near Montgomery Alabama:
(782)  1.  Clark Harvey,                   b. c1900
(783)  2.  Barbara Harvey,                 b. c1902
(784)  3.  Emma Mildred Harvey,            b. c1904
(785)  4.  Homer Harvey,                   b. c1906
(786)  5.  Donna Mae Harvey,               b. c1908

(777) Ernest Marion Harvey was born around 1891, on Flat Top Mountain, he married Nannie Rutledge.  She was born around 1892.  They lived on 14th Avenue in Chattanooga for many years, where Ernest was a pressman for Service Printing Company and PurseGroner Printing Company, from which he retired. Nannie died 12/14/1971, in Chattanooga and Ernest died 7/2/1975, in Chattanooga at the age of 84.  Both were buried in the TN.-GA. Cemetery in Chattanooga.  They had no children.

(778) Clarence Lee Harvey was born on Flat Top Mountain, lived in Chattanooga where he was a retired meat cutter.  He had 9 children.

(779) Gertrude Harvey (Beene) was born on Flat Top Mountain. She married Melvin Beene and lived in Chattanooga.  She died around 1970?.  She had no children.

(780) Annie Harvey (Kirby), born on Flat Top Mountain she now resides in East Ridge, TN, with her husband Jessie Edward Kirby.  They lived into retirement years and had no children.

(781) William Garrett Harvey was born around 1897 or 1898, on Flat Top Mountain, he lived in Middle Tennessee most of his adult life.  He moved to Chattanooga after he retired.  He married Dora Mae Unknown.  He died on 1/27/1973, in Chattanooga, TN.  Buried in Chattanooga Memorial Park. 

(781) William Garrett Harvey and his wife, Dora Mae unknown, had:

(787)  1.  Frances Harvey, married and lived in Chattanooga.
(788)  2.  Elizabeth Harvey, married and lived in Chattanooga.

(768) Charles Washington Harvey was named after his grandfather Coleman. Charlie was born on Flat Top Mountain 11/02/1871.  He grew up on the mountain and married 1st Eliza Jane Rutledge on 06/06/1891, in Sequatchie County, TN.  Eliza was the sister of Charlie's older brother's wives.  It is unknown whether Charlie divorced his 1st wife or she died, but he then married Vertie Mae Ferguson.  Vertie was born 08/02/1891.  Vertie later passed away and Charlie then married Hester J. Snyder.  Hester was born 08/10/1911.

Charlie lived on Flat Top Mountain most of his life.  He did live in North Georgia for some years during the early 1900's, but returned to the mountain.  He was mostly a farmer.

Charlie died 09/29/1965, at Dayton, TN, just a little more than a month before his 94th birthday.  He was buried in the Harvey Cemetery on Flat Top Mountain.

Charlie amazingly fathered 23 children in his lifetime.  Two died in infancy.  Twenty-one lived to maturity, 1 by his 1st wife, 13 by his second wife and 7 by his 3rd wife. 

(768) Charles Washington Harvey had these children:


by 1st wife, Eliza Jane Rutledge:
(789)  1.  Robert Harvey

by 2nd wife, Vertie Mae Ferguson
(790)  2.  Margaret Virgie Harvey (Masters) (Britton), b. 08/30/1906
(791)  3.  Charles Finley Harvey,                      b. 10/20/1907
(792)  4.  Lena Mae Harvey (Holt),                     b. 11/08/1908
(793)  5.  Marie Harvey (Brown),                       b. 05/13/1910
(794)  6.  Exie Jane (Dorothy) Harvey (Raulston),      b.      1912
(795)  7.  Charles Washington Harvey, Jr.,             b. 11/02/1913
(796)  8.  James Vance Harvey,                         b. 03/05/1915
(797)  9.  Clarence Eugene Harvey,                     b. 07/17/1917
(798)  10. Sarah Elizabeth Harvey (Burns),             b. 10/25/1919
(799)  11. Paul Harvey,                                b. 02/07/1921
(800)  12. Nancy Ellen Harvey (Williams) (Feezell),    b. 04/12/1923
(801)  13. Cecil Harvey,                               b. 09/26/1924
(802)  14. Taylor Harvey

by 3rd wife, Hester J. Snyder:
(803)  15. Avalene Harvey (Skyles)
(804)  16. Mildred Harvey (Goins)
(805)  17. H. H. Harvey (son),                         b. 1934
(806)  18. D. F. Harvey (son),
(807)  19. M. E. Harvey (daughter),
(809)  20. unknown Harvey (Brooks) (daughter),
(808)  21. B. Harvey (Couch) (daughter),

Nothing more is known of (789) Robert Harvey.

(790) Margaret Virgie Harvey (Masters) (Britton), was born 8/30/1906. She married 1st Gus Masters.  She married 2nd Ira Wade Britton of Rossville, GA.  Virgie and Ira lived in Rossville most of their lives.  Ira was a member of Painters Local 226 Union, retiring after 27 years of service.- Ira died 4/2/1978, in Chattanooga, TN.  He was buried in Lakewood Memory Gardens.  Virgie resided in Rossville as late the mid 1980s.  She had 5 children.

(791) Charles Finley Harvey was born 10/20/1907.  He was married and presently lives in the old homeplace on Flat Top Mountain.  He and his wife had 8 children.

(792) Lena Mae Harvey was born 11/8/1908. She married Thomas Holt.

(793) Marie Harvey (Brown) was born 5/13/1910.  Marie married Bobby Joe Brown.

(794) Exie Jane "Dorothy" Harvey (Raulston) was born in 1912.  Dorothy married Roy Raulston and lived in Guild, TN.  She died 10/17/1982, in Guild.  She is buried in Sequatchie Memorial Cemetery.  They had no children.

(795) Charles Washington Harvey, Jr. was born 11/2/1913.  Charles married Rosalee Unknown.  He resided in Chattanooga.  He was employed as a floor finisher and had 2 children.

(796) James Vance Harvey was born 3/5/1915, he was married and lived in Chattanooga, TN, where he was employed as a painter.  He had 4 children.

(797) Clarence Eugene Harvey was born 7/17/1917, lived in Chattanooga and Guild, TN.  He died 2/28/1974, in Leesburg, Florida.  He apparently was unmarried at the time of his death, and had no children.

(798) Sarah Elizabeth Harvey was born 10/25/1919.  She married Unknown Burns.  She died 10/26/1938, one day after her 19th birthday.  She had 1 son.

(799) Paul Harvey was born 2/7/1921. Paul married Maxine Unknown .  He became a career soldier in the U. S. Army, retiring after 24 years of service.  He died 10/12/1972, in Lexington, NC, at the age of 51.  He was buried in National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN.  He and his wife had 5 children.

(800) Nancy Ellen Harvey (Williams) (Feezell) was born 4/12/1923, she first married Arnold Williams.  She married second Floyd Feezell.  They lived in Maryville, TN.  She had 5 children.

(801) Cecil Harvey was born 9/26/1924.  He married Florene Unknown.  He lived in Chattanooga, TN, and had 2 children.

(802) Taylor Harvey, Lived in Graysville, TN.

(803) Avalene Harvey married Unknown Skyles, and lived in Dayton, TN.

(804) Mildred Harvey (Goins) married J. C. Goins and lived in Chattanooga, TN.  No children.

(805) H. H. Harvey was born c1934.  He married M. Smith.  He died 11/29/1974, in Rockwood, TN.  He is buried in Lewis Chapel Cemetery, Lewis Chapel, TN.  H. and M. Harvey had 5 children.

(806) D. F. Harvey was born 11/30/1935, died 10/10/1967, apparently unmarried at time of death, apparently no children.  Buried in Harvey Cemetery, Flat Top Mountain.

(807) M. E. Harvey (daughter) married W. Cooke and lived in Ooltewah, TN.

(809) Unknown Harvey (daughter) married H. J. Brooks.

(808) B. Harvey (daughter) married J. Couch and they lived in Sale Creek, TN, for a time.

(769) Susan E. "Sis" Harvey (Rutledge) (Mason) (Frances) was born c1874, on Flat Top Mountain.  She married the brother of her older brother's wives, George W. Rutledge on 5/30/1891, in Sequatchie County, TN.  She married second Unknown Mason, and married third Unknown Frances.  She died in Russellville, Ark. 

(769) Susan E. "Sis" Harvey (Rutledge) (Mason) (Frances) had:

(810)  1.  Wilber Mason (Twin)
(811)  2.  Willie Mason (Twin)
(812)  3.  Anthony Frances

(770) Francis Marion "Son" Harvey, Jr. was born 1/11/1876 on Flat Top Mountain, he finally broke the habit of marrying into the Rutledge family by marrying Sally Vandergriff on 4/6/1906, in Sequatchie County, TN.

Son and Sally lived on the mountain until Son died on 3/30/1913, at the age of 36 years, 2 months and 19 days.  There are conflicting stories of how he died.  One is that he was struck by lightning, the other is that he died of a lung hemorrhage.  In any case, he was buried in the Harvey Cemetery on Flat Top Mountain.

(770) Francis Marion "Son" Harvey, Jr. and Sally Harvey had:

(813)  1.  Barbara Harvey
(814)  2.  Eva Harvey
(815)  3.  Hester Harvey

(813) Barbara Harvey married Unknown McGlaughlin, and lived in Graceville, TN.

(814) Eva Harvey married Unknown Johnson and lived in Hixson, TN.

(815) Hester Harvey was born c1909.  Hester married James DeSha.  She lived in Chattanooga where she died on 8/1/1978.  She was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Chattanooga.  She had 1 son.

(771) Priscilla Harvey was born c1878 on Flat Top Mountain.  She died at a young age, apparently before she was old enough to marry.

(772) Mary Anne Harvey (Douglas) (Adams) was born 4/28/1880, on Flat Top Mountain.  She first married Thomas William "Old Tom" Douglas in Sequatchie County, TN, on 4/22/1899.  Tom was the son of John Douglas and Amanda Russell.  She then married James Adams.  Mary died around 1960 or 1961 at about 80 years of age. 

(772) Mary Anne Harvey (Douglas) (Adams) had 4 children, 2 by each husband.

by 1st husband, Thomas William "Old Tom" Douglas:
(816)  1.  Robert McKinley Douglas,             b. 03/09/1900
(817)  2.  Ida Mae Douglas (Bishop),
by 2nd husband, James Adams:
(818)  3.  James Adams
(819)  4.  Nellie Adams (Coulter)

(816) Robert McKinley Douglas was born 3/9/1900, at Sequatchie College, TN.  He first married Julia Casteel.  He then married Emma Lee Unknown.  He lived in Chattanooga, TN, and was retired from Standard-Coosa-Thatcher. 

(816) Robert McKinley Douglas had these children:

(820)  1.  Virginia Lee Douglas,                b. 09/23/1927, in Dayton, TN.
(821)  2.  Robert McKinley Douglas Jr.,         b. 02/26/1929, in Graysville, TN.
(822)  3.  Howard E. Douglas,                   b. 12/02/1930, in Graysville, TN.

(817) Ida Mae Douglas married James Bishop and died in childbirth as a young woman.

(818) James Adams married and had 2 or 3 children.

(819) Nellie Adams married Unknown Coulter, lived in Dayton, TN, and had several children.

(773) Lucinda Harvey (Stewart) (Layne) was born on Flat Top Mountain in the early 1880's.  Lucinda first married Simon Stewart in Sequatchie County, TN, on 10/08/1898.  She second married Wesley Layne.  The date and place of her death is unknown. 

(773) Lucinda Harvey had 6 children, all by her 1st husband, Simon Stewart:

(823)  1.  Charles Stewart,                     b. c1900
(824)  2.  Velt Stewart,                        b. c1903
(825)  3.  Francis M. Stewart,                  b. c1906
(826)  4.  Lena Stewart (Sutherland) (Pellom),  b. c1908
(827)  5.  Ella Stewart, (twin),                b. c1910
(828)  6.  Della Stewart (Fairbanks), (twin),   b. c1910

(823) Charles Stewart, Married Easter Snyder and now lives in Dunlap, TN.

(824) Velt Stewart was born c1903.  Velt first married Susie Johnson.  After her death, he married Estell Johnson.  Velt lived in Graysville, TN.

(825) Francis M. Stewart was born c1906.  Francis married Mabel Johnson.  Velt was a veteran of WWII.  He died 11/22/1978, at Veteran's Hospital, Nashville, TN.  He had 7 children.

(826) Lena Stewart (Sutherland) (Pellom) was born c1908.  Lena first married Lee Sutherland and second married Leonard Pellom.  She died 7/11/1978, in Chattanooga, TN.  She was living in Cleveland, TN. at the time of her death.  She had 1 son.

(827) Ella Stewart died as a child.

(828) Della Stewart (Fairbanks), the twin sister to Ella, married Richard Fairbanks and had 3 children.

(774) Sarah Lena Harvey (Douglas) was born 08/05/1886, on Flat Top Mountain. She married Thomas T. "Little Tom" Douglas, who was born 8/10/1876, on Cumberland Mountain, TN.  He was the first cousin of "Old Tom" Douglas, husband of Sarah's older sister Mary.  Sarah and Tom were married on 9/25/1905, in Sequatchie County, TN.

Sarah and Tom likely lived in the Soddy/Flat Top Mountain area all of their lives.

Tom died 7/29/1955, just a few days before his 78th birthday.  He was buried in the Harvey Cemetery on Flat Top Mountain.  Sarah died 11/10/1959, at the age of 73 years, 3 months and 5 days.  She was also buried in the Harvey Cemetery. 

(774) Sarah Lena Harvey and husband, "Little Tom" had 2 children:

(829)  1.  Thomas T. Douglas, Jr.,              b. 04/20/1920, in Chattanooga, TN
(830)  2.  Susan Douglas (Condra),              b. 11/09/1922, in Chattanooga, TN

(829) Thomas T. Douglas, Jr. was born 4/20/1920, in Chattanooga, TN.  He was killed in an auto accident 03/06/1946.  He never married.

(830) Susan Douglas was born 11/09/1922, in Chattanooga, TN.  She married Howard E. Condra.  They resided in Chattanooga, TN, where Howard was an employee of U. S. Pipe and Foundry in Chattanooga.  They had 1 son.

 








 

Chapter 26.  Descendants of Mary E. Coleman (Tucker) of Hamilton County Tennessee

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

Mary E. Coleman (Tucker) was born on Walden's Ridge in what was then Bledsoe County, but what is now the extreme Eastern part of Sequatchie County, TN.  She was born around 1844.

She spent most of her childhood on Walden's Ridge then moved with her family to Putnam County, Tennessee.  There she married William Tucker.

Mary likely lived in Putnam County for the rest of her life.  It is not known when Mary or her husband died.

It is said they had several children.  Cy found a William H. Tucker and a "Margaret" E. Tucker in the 1880 and 1900 Putnam County census.  It is not certain if this is Mary's family but it may be. 

(397) Mary E. Coleman and husband William H. Tucker had the following children:

(831)  1. Bettie J. Tucker	           b. 10/?/1868
(832)  2. Martha A. Tucker	           b.      1870
(833)  3. John W. Tucker	           b. 12/?/1872
(834)  4. Viney Tucker		           b.      1876
(835)  5. Mary Tucker		           b.      1877
(836)  6. William H. Tucker	           b. 02/?/1878
(837)  7. Oscar J. Tucker	           b. 08/?/1882
(838)  8. Fate Tucker		           b. 08/?/1884
(839)  9. Elmer Tucker		           b. 01/?/1887

Nothing else had been uncovered about the history of this branch of the family, as they were always in Putnam County and there was little contact with the relatives in Hamilton County.

 








 

Chapter 27.  Descendants of Zachary Taylor Coleman of Hamilton and Putnam Counties of Tennessee

Photo of Zachary Taylor Coleman
Zachariah Taylor Coleman
provided by courtesy of Ralph Maynard, of Cookeville, TN.

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

(398) Zachary Taylor Coleman was born 11/?/1847, on Walden's Ridge in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, which is now in Sequatchie County, TN.  He grew up on the mountain somewhere in the general area of the Lewis Chapel Community and Flat Top Mountain Community.  He moved to Putnam County, Tennessee with his family in the early 1860's at the age of around 13 or 14.

Zack joined the Union Army in 1864.  He was mustered in at Chattanooga, TN, on 9/12/1864, in the 6th Tennessee Mounted Infantry, Company D.  His term of enlistment was for 1 year.  He swore an affidavit that he was 18 years of age but he in fact lacked around 2 months reaching his 17th birthday when he enlisted.  A mistake could have been made about his date of birth but lying about one's age in order to enlist was not an uncommon occurence during the Civil War.  A mistake was made as far as his name was concerned.  He was erroneously mustered in the Army as John Coleman and his service record's are indexed under Z. T. Coleman but all have John Coleman written on them.

According to Zack's physical description in his service record he stood 5' 4" tall, was of dark complexion, had dark hair and grey eyes.  He was listed as a farmer and being born in Bledsoe County, TN.

Zack was discharged due to disability before his 1 year enlistment was up.  His disability discharge states he had his left arm amputated due to an accidental wound to the elbow inflicted by an associate in a fight that took place near Chattanooga on 3/20/1865.  He was discharged on 6/6/1865, in Chattanooga, TN.

He returned to Putnam County after his discharge and began farming. His farm was located in the extreme southwest corner of the county and actually ran over into DeKalb County, TN.

Editor's Note:
Patterson, 2004 related this information about Zachariah and his first wife:

Zack's first married Jane MitchelPatterson, 2004 found the Dekalb Co, TN marriage book of 1848 to 1900 listing a marriage of G.T. Coleman and Jane Mitchel on 02/22/1869.  This date he found "curious" having the death certificate for their child, William Joseph Coleman, giving William's date of birth as 03/18/1867.

By the 1870 census Jane seems to have moved back to her fathers house with a five month old male child.

Patterson, 2004 writes he was given a date of Nov 16, 1871 for Zack and Jane's divorce, but this seemed odd to him since Zack would marry Sarah Jemima Stuart on 12/09/1870.

Patterson also found that Jane remarried to Joseph Williams on 10/18/1874 in the same marriage book.

Zack married 2nd Sarah Jemimah Stewart who was born in Bowma (Cookeville), TN. around 1851 or 1852.  Sarah had lost her right arm in a gristmill accident during her childhood.  It had been said that between them there wasn't anything they couldn't do on the farm.  From all indications the marriage was a blissful one.  Unfortunately Sarah died in the early 189O's around the age of 40.

Zack married for a 3rd time within a few years to Amanda Jane Patton, who was the sister of Mary Patton Haile Coleman, wife of Zack's nephew Robert E. Coleman.  They remained on the farm in Putnam County until after the turn of the century when Zack moved his family to Hunter, Arkansas.

The middle name of Zach's third wife, Amanda Jane Patton, was provided by Patterson, 2004.  This is supported by the U.S. Census listing her as Amanda J. in one place.

Early in 1907 Zack and his family moved to Soddy, TN.  There they remained for two or three years then returned to Arkansas for good.

Editor's Notes:
Zachary's family shows up in the 1910 U.S. Census for Putnam County, TN.  It may mean that Cy meant Zach and family moved back to their former home area in Putnam Co., TN, rather than Soddy, TN, but Zach had lived both places, so either one is likely to be true.

Zack farmed all of his life.  He was said to have been a skilled carpenter and generally an excellent worker with his hand.  Zack died in Hunter, Arkansas around 1924.  He was buried in Arkansas.  It is not known when Amanda died but she did live several years after Zack passed away.

Editor's Notes:
Patterson, 2004 relates that Mr. J. T. Stuart of Watertown, TN records a death date of Oct 31, 1923 for Zack in Hunter, Arkansas.

Zack fathered more children then any other descendant of Charles Coleman; a total of 25 children.  One by his 1st wife, 13 by Sarah Steward and 11 by Amanda Patton.

Three of his children by Sarah Stewart died in infancy and their names are not known.  A set of twins and a single birth.  The rest of the children are as shown below.

Editor's Notes on sources of information for Zach's family below:

  1. The exact dates of birth and death for Sarah Jemimah's children were reported by Patterson, 2004.
  2. The exact dates of birth and death for Amanda Jane's children were reported on the Pfaus web site.
  3. The years of birth are based on U.S. Census Records of 1900 DeKalb Co., TN, 1910 Putnam Co., TN, and 1920 Woodruff Co., AR.
  4. William Joseph Coleman's name was reported by Patterson.
  5. Existence of Della was reported by Patterson.
  6. The rest is based on Cy Yarborough's original work.

(398) Zachary Taylor Coleman and Jane Mitchel had one child:

(840)  1. William Joseph "Bee" Coleman     b. 03/18/1867, in TN

(398) Zachary Taylor Coleman and Sarah Jemimah Stewart had these children:

(841)  2. James Monroe Coleman             b. 12/10/1874,  in Putnam Co., TN
(842)  3. Charles Harrison Coleman         b. 12/15/1876,  in Putnam Co., TN
(843)  4. Martha E. Coleman (Mickey), twin b. 11/29/1878,  in Putnam Co., TN
(844)  5. Mary Lou Coleman, twin           b. 11/29/1878,  in Putnam Co., TN
(845)  6. Henry Clay Coleman               b. 06/09/1881,  in Putnam Co., TN
(846)  7. Ella Coleman, twin               b.       1883,  in Putnam Co., TN
(847)  8. Della Coleman, twin              b.       1883,  in Putnam Co., TN, d. 1891.
(848)  9. Susan F. Coleman                 b. 08/ ?/1885,  in Putnam Co., TN
(849) 10. Zachary Taylor Coleman, Jr.      b. 02/ ?/1889,  in Putnam Co., TN
(850) 11. Lona Coleman, twin               b. 03/ ?/1891,  in Putnam Co., TN, d. c1985
(851) 12. Dona Coleman, twin               b. 03/ ?/1891,  in Putnam Co., TN, d. 07/ ?/1891

(398) Zachary Taylor Coleman and Amanda Jane Patton Huff had these children:

(852) 13. Bailey Coleman, son              b. 05/21/1894,  in Putnam Co., TN
(853) 14. Daisy Pauline Coleman, dau.      b. 02/22/1896,  in Putnam Co., TN
(854) 15. Ollie Ruby Coleman, dau.         b. 11/17/1896,  in Putnam Co., TN, died 06/15/1988
(855) 16. Houston Coleman, son 	           b. 07/18/1899,  in Putnam Co., TN
(856) 17. Thomas J. Coleman, son           b. 02/03/1903,  in TN
(857) 18. Lee Coleman, son                 b. 02/ ?/1905,  in TN
(858) 19. Richard Louis Coleman, son       b. 12/15/1906,  in AR
(859) 20. Lucy Mildred Coleman, dau.       b. 12/25/1908,  in AR, died 09/19/1989.
(860) 21. Emma M. Coleman, dau.            b. in 1908/1909, in AR
(861) 22. John George Coleman, son         b. in 1911/1912, in TN
(862) 23. Albert Carl Coleman, son         b. in 1912/1913, in AR

Editor's Notes
The 1900 U.S. Census for DeKalb County, Tennessee, 16th District, Volume 15, Enumeration District 48, Sheet 3 beginning on line 36 shows Zach's family in the Soddy area:
NameRelationBirthAgeBirthplace
ZachHeadNov 184762TN
AmandaWifeJan 187030TN
H. C. (Henry Clay)sonJun 188118TN
Susan F.dauAug 188514TN
ZachsonFeb 188911TN
LonedauMar? 18919TN
BaleysonMay 18946TN
DaisydauFeb 18964TN
OlliedauNov 18982TN
HustonsonJul 18991TN
Hickey, JurelveservMay 187921TN

Zachary Taylor Coleman and Amanda Jane Patton Family in the Putnam County, TN Census of 1910

The 1910 U.S. Census for Putnam County, Tennessee, 13th District, Volume 78, Enumeration District 87, Sheet 14 shows:
NameRelationAgeBirthplace
ZacharireHead63TN
Manda J.Wife40TN
Lonadau19TN
Bailyson15TN
Daisydau13TN
Olliedau11TN
Hustonson9TN
Thomas J.son7TN
Leeson5TN
Louisson3TN
Lucydau2TN
Emma M.dau1TN
and it also shows that "Manda J." has had ten children, nine of whom are living.

Zachary Taylor Coleman and Amanda Jane Patton Family in the Woodruff County, Arkansas Census of 1920

The 1920 U.S. Census for Woodruff County, Caney Township, Arkansas, Enumeration District 237, Sheet 3B beginning on line 98 shows:
NameRelationBirthAgeBirthplace
Z. T.Head73TN
Amanda J.Wife49TN
Zach T.son29TN
Bayleson25TN
Thomas J.son18TN
Leeson16TN
Richardson14AR
Lucydau12AR
Emmadau10AR
Johnieson8TN
Albertson6AR

Patterson, 2004 records:
(840) William Joseph "Bee" Coleman was born March 18, 1867, and died December 18, 1942 in Carthage, TN.  He married Ida Ray, daughter of Phillip Ray and Nancy Ann.  Ida Ray was born July 02, 1882, and died August 13, 1970 in Nashville, TN.  William was buried December 19, 1942, in Carthage TN.  Ida Ray was buried in 1970, in Carthage, TN. (840) William Joseph "Bee" Coleman and his wife, Ida Ray, had these children:

(863)  1.  George Henry Coleman, b. December 06, 1904, Probably Smith Co, Tn,; d. June 19, 1931, Probably Hickman Tn, Smith Co,.
(864)  2.  Millissa Ava Coleman, b. October 02, 1901; d. June 06, 1984, Nashville Tn,.
(865)  3.  Mattie Velma Coleman, b. January 05, 1908; d. September 24, 1998, Forrest LawnCem, Goodletsville Tn,.
(866)  4.  Louvada Coleman, b. October 22, 1909; d. March 18, 1978.
(867)  5.  Ira Franklin Coleman, b. October 17, 1911, Dekalb Co, Tn; d. November 03, 1994, Milan Tn,.
(868)  6.  Katy Mae Coleman, b. January 01, 1914; d. January 08, 1987; m. (1) Houston Anderson; m. (2) HAMPTON.
(869)  7.  Jesse Carrol Coleman, b. April 05, 1924; d. Abt. September 2000; m. Dorthy.

(841) James Monroe Coleman was born 12/10/1874, in Putnam County, TN, he married Catherine Carter in Putnam County, TN, around 1894.  Catherine was born 8/?/1874.  James farmed for a living and stayed in Putnam County when his father left for Arkansas.  Nothing else is known of this family at the present time.

(842) Charles Harrison Coleman was born 12/15/1876, in Putnam County, TN, he married Lisa Carter in Putnam County around 1895.  I believe Lisa is Catherine's sister but I do not know for sure.  Lisa was born 5/?/1877. Charles also farmed and remained in Putnam County after his father left.  In the 1900 Putnam County Census they are shown as having 2 children.  Nothing else is known about this family.

(842) Charles Harrison Coleman and wife Lisa Carter had these children by 1900:

(870)  1.  Dolly Coleman,                      b. 07/?/1897, in Putnam County, TN.
(871)  2.  Alty May Coleman,                   b. 06/?/1899, in Putnam County, TN.

(843) Martha E. Coleman (Mickey) was born in 11/29/1878, in Putnam County, TN.  She married Columbus Hickey and lived her life out in Putnam County. She had 3 or 4 children of whose names are presently unknown.

(844) Mary Lou Coleman (Ervin) was an identical twin sister to Martha.  Mary married a man named Ervin and lived in Putnam County, TN.

(845) Henry Clay Coleman was undoubtedly one of the most remarkable members of the Coleman family.

He was born 06/09/1881, in Putnam County, TN.  He grew up with a rough bunch of boys in Putnam County but was saved at the age of 12 by a Methodist preacher at a revival.  Never again straying from the church he began his formal education at the age of 14 at Smithville, TN.  He persuaded the teacher to let him start in the 8th grade even though he had never been to school a day in his life.  He told the teacher if he didn't ask him any questions in class for three months by then he would catch up with the class. Henry studied until midnight every night.  In order to stay awake he would stick his feet in a tub of ice when he felt himself getting drowsy.  In three months he not only caught up with the class but was excelling in it.  From Smithville he went to Cookeville, TN, to finish high school and then to Maryville College where he began teaching at the age of 17.

Henry became a "troubleshooter" for the Tennessee school system traveling to schools throughout the state where they were having discipline problems.  Through the years he gained a reputation for being a good disciplinarian.

Henry taught in schools throughout the Tennessee state system but some of the more notable jobs were as principal in the elementary school at Baxter, TN, and teaching in the Retro School at what is now Bakewell, TN, in North Hamilton Co.

During Henry's teaching days he married his 1st cousin, Nanny Coleman, youngest daughter of his uncle Thomas J. Coleman.  They were married 1/25/1907, in Sale Creek, TN.

After 19 years of teaching Henry left the profession in 1917 and became the Agricultural Agent for Overton County, TN.  During this time he also published a small country newspaper for a short while.

In 1920, Henry changed professions again due to divine intervention.  He answered the call he had refused 12 years before and he entered the Methodist ministry.  His first church was in Lawrenceburg, TN, where there was a one room building and 44 members.  He built a new building by having a book of poems written by a local poet published and sold enough to raise $8,000 in six months.  With his own initiation and sweat the new church was built and began to flourish.

From Lawrenceburg, Henry and family came back to Chattanooga, being affiliated with the Old Manker Church, St. James Methodist, St. Marks Methodist, Clifton Hills Methodist and Candler Methodist Church.  His wife Nannie was always active in organizing the churches as she was when Henry was a teacher as she taught school also.

Henry remained in the ministry until his retirement in 1953 at the age of 72.

With time on his hands Henry cultivated a large vegetable garden every summer and began a woodworking shop in which he had made all types of items from cradles to grandfather clocks.

Henry's beloved wife Nannie passed away 10/17/1975, one day before her 92nd birthday, ending a marriage of nearly 70 years.  She was buried in the Varner Cemetery, Soddy.

In 1983, Henry Coleman was still living at the age of 102.  Still gardening, still working in his woodshop, still preaching an occasional sermon, writing poetry, discussing politics and supporting local political leaders (he once ran for Governor of Tennessee himself), and generally still enriching the lives of those around him.  His mind was still as sharp as ever and he had a humorous wit hard to equal.

Henry said that he was just starting on his second 100 years.

(845) Henry Clay Coleman and wife (665) Nannie Coleman had one child:

(872)  1.  Olin H. Coleman,            b. 3/25/1909, in Silver Point, TN.

(872) Olin H. Coleman grew up living in several places in Middle and East Tennessee.  He was educated in Tennessee schools, went through college and medical school and became a physician.  He married Ethel Henderson and entered the service as a U. S. Army doctor in World War II.  During the African Campaign Olin was stationed in Tunisia where he died of an apparent heat stroke in the early 1940's.  He and Ethel had no children.

(846) Ella Coleman was born in 1883.  She was killed in a childhood accident when a swing broke while she was swinging in it.  She was buried in Baxter, TN.

(848) Susan F. Coleman (Princess) was born 8/?/1885 in Baxter, TN.  She married Monroe Princess.  Nothing else is known of her.

(849) Zachary Taylor Coleman, Jr. was born 2/?/1889, in Baxter, TN.  He moved to Arkansas with his father.  His descendants lived in Arkansas.

(850) Lona Coleman (Jones) was born 3/?/1891, in Baxter, TN.  She married a man named Unknown Jones and raised a family.  Nothing else is known of her.

(851) Dona Coleman was the identical twin sister of Lona, she died as an infant.

(852) Bailey Coleman lived in Arkansas. The Pfaus web site records:

b. 05/21/1891, in TN,
d. 05/18/1922, in Hunter, Woodruff Co., AR.
burial: Hunter, AR.
Military service: 1918, Corporal 834 Motor Transport, 39th Div., U.S. Army.
However, the U.S. Census records from 1900 and 1910 suggest a more likely year of birth was 1894 as recorded in 1900. - Wes

(853) Daisy Coleman was born 2/?/1896, in Baxter, TN.  She was raised primarily in Arkansas.
The Pfaus web site records:

Middle name of Pauline.
b. 02/22/1896, Baxter, TN.
d. 02/20/1932, Hunter, AR.
m. John A. Cooper
burial in Hunter, AR.

(854) Ollie Ruby Coleman was born 11/?/1898, in Baxter, TN.  She was also raised primarily in Arkansas.
Editor's Note:
Pfaus, 1999 records Ollie married a Collier, and this is Pfaus' line. The Pfaus web site records that Ollie was born Ollie Ruby Coleman on 11/17/1896, and died 06/15/1988, per Social Security records.  However, the 1900 U.S. Census for DeKalb Co., TN shows she was born Nov 1898 and lists her as two years of age.  This is consistent with the 1910 U.S. Census for Putnam County, TN showing her as 11 in June of that year.

(854) Ollie Ruby Coleman and husband George Herbert Collier had these children:

(873)  1.  Laura Amanda Collier, b. 05/25/1920.
(874)  2.  Alva Virgle Collier, b. 08/08/1922, Hunter, Woodruff Co., AR; d. September 01, 2002, Conway AR.
(875)  3.  Ruby Lora Collier, b. 09/29/1923, Jasper, MO; d. August 18, 1979, Harrison, Boone Co., Ar.
(876)  4.  Russell Lee Collier, b. 04/23/1927, Hunter, Arkansas; d. July 01, 2000, Morrilton, AR.
(877)  5.  George Gilbert Collier, b. 12/30/1930, Hunter, Woodruff Co., AR; d. July 22, 1953, Korean War; m. Peggy Unknown.
(878)  6.  Malis Monroe Collier, b. February 20, 1933; d. February 19, 1949.
(879)  7.  H. K. Collier, b. Unknown.
(880)  8.  I. M. Collier, b. Unknown.

(873) Laura Amanda Collier married Doyle Wills and they had two children.

(877) Gilbert was killed during the Korean War, after peace treaty was signed and was awarded the Medal of Honor.  He graduated from Gillette High School, Gillette Ar.  He was buried in DeWitt Cementary, Arkansas Co., AR.
[Pfaus web site]

(878) Malis M. Collier died after an accidental shooting while rabbit hunting with friends.  The rifle was his 16th birthday present.
[Pfaus web site]

(855) Houston Coleman was born 7/?/1899, in Baxter, TN.  He also lived in Arkansas.
Editor's Note:
Pfaus, 1999 records Houston lived in Bald Knob AR or MO. The Pfaus web site records:

b. July 18, 1899, TN;
d. February 18, 1977, Hunter, Woodruff Co., AR;
m. Myrtle.
Burial: Hunter, Woodruff Co., AR
Lived in Bald Knob AR or MO
Military service: 1918, Pvt., U.S. Army WWI

(856) Thomas J. Coleman lived in Arkansas.
Editor's Note:
Pfaus, 1999 records Tom lived in Hunter, AR. The Pfaus web site records:

b. February 03, 1901, TN;
d. Unknown, Hunter, Woodruff Co., AR;
m. Thelma.
Burial: Hunter, Woodruff Co., AR
However, the U.S. Census records from 1910 and 1920 suggest a birth year of 1902 or 1903.

(857) Lee Coleman lived in Arkansas.
Editor's Note:
Pfaus, 1999 records Lee lived in Foxworth, MS.

(858) Richard Coleman lived in Arkansas. Editor's Note:
Pfaus, 1999 records Richard lived in Fresno, CA.

(859) Lucy Coleman lived in Arkansas. Editor's Note:
Pfaus, 1999 records Mildred Coleman Holmes lived in Hunter, AR.  Pfaus, 2004 confirmed my suspicions that Mildred and Lucy were the same person.  Pfaus reported Mildred Coleman was born on Christmas day, 12/25/1905, died 09/19/1989, and that she married Elmer Holmes.  She was known to family as "Aunt Ted".  The year of birth is not consistent with U.S. Census records.  The 1910 U.S. Census for Putnam County, TN shows she was two and the 1920 U.S. Census for Woodruff County, AR shows she was twelve, indicating a year of birth as 1907 as the month of the Census was prior to her birthday, and she would have turned 13 in 1920.

(860) Emma Coleman lived in Arkansas. Editor's Note:
Pfaus, 1999 records Emer Coleman Funkerburk lived in Fort Smith, AR.

(861) John Coleman lived in Arkansas.
Editor's Note:
Pfaus, 1999 records John was Chief of Police in Brinkley, AR for many years.

(862) Albert Coleman lived in Arkansas. Albert married a Ms. Griffin and they had six children, five of whom were still living at last report [Pfaus web site].

 








 

Chapter 28.  Descendants of Eliza Coleman of Hamilton County Tennessee

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

Eliza was born approximately 1848, in Bledsoe County, TN, on Walden's Ridge.  She moved to Putnam County, Tennessee as a teenager with her family.

Cy was unable to uncover much at all about the life or the descendants of Eliza.  She married and had a family but it is not known who her husband was, how many children she had or their names.  It is unknown where she lived or when she died, although a descendent of Eliza's sister, Barb Coleman Harvey told Cy that late in Barb's life she used to write to a sister in Kentucky.  This may have been Eliza.  Nothing else is known about Eliza or her descendants.

 








 

Chapter 29.  Descendants of Benjamin Franklin Coleman of Walden's Ridge Tennessee

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

Benjamin Franklin Coleman II, Frank, was born 9/?/1849, in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, on Walden's Ridge near the present communities of Lewis Chapel and Flat Top.  He moved to Putnam County with his family when he was in his early teens.

Frank married Mary Roberts in Putnam County, Tennessee in 1873.  Mary was born 10/?/1850, in Tennessee.  Frank and Mary probably lived their lives out in Putnam County, Tennessee, near the town of Baxter.  Frank owned a farm and was well known in the area as an excellent carpenter, a trade by which he made his living.

It is not known when Frank and Mary died.  They had no children.

In the 1880 Census, in District 9 of Putnam County, TN, we find Frank, his wife Mary J. Roberts, and Mary's brother, John Roberts on page 173A:
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Frank Coleman   Self   M   Male   W   32   TN   Farmer   TN   TN 
 Mary J. [Roberts] Coleman   Wife   M   Female   W   29   TN   Keeping House   TN   TN 
 John Roberts   BroL   S   Male   W   16   TN      TN   TN 

 








 

Chapter 30.  Descendants of Susan Coleman (Starnes) of Walden's Ridge, Tennessee

By permission, a portion of the text below is from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

(401) Susan Coleman (Starnes) was born in 10/1852 in Bledsoe County, TN, on Walden's Ridge, where all her brothers and sisters were born.  She was the youngest child of Wash and Lucinda Sims Coleman.  She moved to Putnam County as a child with her family and grew up there.

(401) Susan Coleman married Amon David Starnes on 08/10/1869 at age 17.
[StarnesTN, 2008]

(401) Susan Coleman married Fred Starnes 1/14/1888 at age 36. Fred had three wives: Mary Exum, Elmira Garner, Susan Coleman.
[Bailey, 2002]

(401) Susan Coleman married Rufus Kelly 12/16/1897 at age 45. They appear in the 1900 U.S. Census of Smith County, TN, 9th Dist., page 100B, household number 75. He is shown born Mar 1832, she Oct 1852. He is shown as head of the house and a fisherman. She is shown as wife. Both were shown born in Tennessee. His parents were shown as born in North Carolina, hers in TN.
[Tennessee Marriages, 1780-2002, on ancestry.com, per Opal Starnes Wood, 9/2008]
[1900 U.S. Census for Smith County, TN, 9th Dist, p. 100B]

"Frederick Starnes of DeKalb county did have 3 wives
1 Mary Pop Exum
2 Elmira Garner widow of Jack Garner
3 Susan Coleman Starnes widow of Amon D. Starnes *Fred's brothers' son
[Starnes Family Forum, GenForum post #1027, by Opal Starnes Wood, dated 10/26/2006]

"Susan Coleman Starnes had been married to Amon David Starnes, son of Fred's brother John Starnes. Amon David, as he goes by both at times, was killed in the civil war. There is paperwork stating Susan receiving his pension. When Susan was married to Fred Starnes he had a daughter Maggie that was by Elmira which Susan raised. Fred's will [leaves] most everything to Susan & Maggie." [Starnes Family Forum, GenForum post #1029 Opal Starnes Wood, dated 11/08/2006]

Fred and Susan Starnes lived in DeKalb County, Tennessee near the Putnam County line at least for awhile.  In the 1880 DeKalb county census she was found residing in the 15th District of DeKalb county with 5 children.  Her husband was not shown living with her family in this census.  I was unable to find Susan or her family in the 1900 Putnam or Dekalb County Census so it is not known what happened to them. 

(401) Susan Coleman and Amon David Starnes had these children:

(1212)  1.  Charles F. Starnes,         b. 11/1870, in TN
(1213)  2.  William Starnes,            b. 03/1872, in TN
(1214)  3.  John Riley "Babe" Starnes,  b. 09/1874, in TN
(1215)  4.  Doss B. L. Starnes,         b. c1877, in TN
(1216)  5.  M. A. Starnes,              b. c1879, in TN
[]

A search of the 1900 Census for Starnes families potentially tied in here as one of Susan's children revealed:

    Surname 	Given Name  Age S R BP  St  County  Location  Year
    STARNES 	CHARLIE F   30  M W TN  TN  DEKALB  15-DIST   1900
    STARNES 	DOSS B      24  M W TN  TN  DEKALB  15-DIST   1900
    STARNES 	ETHEL M     17  F W TN  TN  DEKALB   9-DIST   1900
    STARNES 	FELIX       21  M W TN  TN  DEKALB  15-DIST   1900
    STARNES 	H C         29  M W TN  TN  DEKALB  15-DIST   1900
    STARNES 	J D         23  M W TN  TN  DEKALB  15-DIST   1900
    STARNES 	J M         56  M W TN  TN  DEKALB  15-DIST   1900
    STARNES 	JOHN R      26  M W TN  TN  DEKALB  15-DIST   1900
    STARNES 	MILUS       47  M W TN  TN  DEKALB  15-DIST   1900
    STARNES 	SHELA       28  M W TN  TN  DEKALB  15-DIST   1900
    STARNES 	T C         32  M W TN  TN  DEKALB  15-DIST   1900
    STARNES 	W C         28  M W TN  TN  DEKALB  15-DIST   1900

(1212) Charles F. Starnes b. 11/1870, in TN and wife Mary, b. 11/1871 had these children:

(1187)  1.  Ida B. Starnes, dau,   b. 01/1889 in DeKalb Co., TN
(1188)  2.  Ocio Lee Starnes, dau, b. 07/1890 in DeKalb Co., TN
(1189)  3.  Kizzie Starnes, dau,   b. 04/1893 in DeKalb Co., TN
(1190)  4.  Amon D. Starnes, son,  b. 07/1897 in DeKalb Co., TN
[1900 U.S. Census, DeKalb County, 15th Dist., page 264A, dwelling 26]

(1187) Ida Starnes is listed in the Social Security Death Index, #410-86-5257, as b. 05/18/1891, d. 06/1978, in Johnson City, Washington County, TN

There is mention of a marriage between an Ida Belle Starnes and Harvey Hale. They had a daughter Daisy Myrtle Hale who married James Andrew Franklin.
[CousinConnect.com post dated 12/14/2002]
[http://www.tngenweb.org/dekalb/dekajun-03.htm]

Willie Lee (Bill) Moss was born 6/2/1929 in DeKalb Co, TN, the daughter of Felix Harvey and Ida Belle Starnes Hale.
[http://ajlambert.com/maxwell/obt_wlhm.pdf]

(835) William C. Starnes married Fannnie Holly 11/25/1892.
[StarnesTN, 2008]

(1213) William C. Starnes b. 03/1872, in TN, 28 and wife Fannie, b. 08/1877, 22 yrs old had:

(1191)  1.  Myrtle  Starnes,    dau, b. c1889 in DeKalb Co., TN, d. 1919
(1192)  2.  Robert Starnes,     son, b. 06/05/1894 in DeKalb Co., TN
(1193)  3.  Willie M. Starnes,  dau, b. 09?/1898 in DeKalb Co., TN
(1194)  4.  Alta Susan Starnes, dau, b. 01/16/1904 in DeKalb Co., TN, d. 03/12/1919
[1900 U.S. Census, DeKalb County, 15th Dist., page 264A, dwelling 29]

(1191) Robert Starnes was listed in the Social Security Index as born 06/05/1894 and died 05/1969 with one locality of Baxter, Putnam, TN.

There was a Willie Starnes listed in the Social Security Death Index as born 01/22/1888 and died June 1982 with localities of Arlington, Shelby Co, TN and Lakeland, Shaelby, TN.

(1214) J. R. Starnes married first Tennie Moss 09/11/1891 in DeKalb County, TN.
[StarnesTN, 2008]
John Riley Starnes married second Helen Unknown, and married third Unknown Snowden. [Personal Correspondence, Opal Starnes Wood, dated 5/21/2008]

(1214) John R. Starnes b. 09/1874, in TN and wife Anne? (or Tennie?) b. 05/1876 in TN had these children:

(1195)  1.  Josie Starnes,     dau, b. 06/1892 in DeKalb Co., TN, d. 1913 in Frisco, TX
(1196)  2.  Stella Starnes,    dau, b. 01/1894 in DeKalb Co., TN
(1197)  3.  Della Starnes,     dau, b. 01/1894 in DeKalb Co., TN
(1198)  4.  Lola Starnes,      dau, b. 11/1895 in DeKalb Co., TN
(1199)  5.  Susan Starnes,     dau, b. 07/1897 in DeKalb Co., TN
(1200)  6.  Zach Starnes,      son, b. 01/1899 in DeKalb Co., TN
(1201)  7.  Snodie Starnes,    dau, b. c1900 in DeKalb Co., TN
(1202)  8.  Dorsie B. Starnes, son, b. c1904 in DeKalb Co., TN
(1203)  9.  Dayton Starnes,    son, b. c1907 in DeKalb Co., TN
(1204) 10.  Johnie Starnes,    son, b. 12/1918 in DeKalb Co., TN
[1900 U.S. Census, DeKalb County, TN, 15th Dist., page 264A and B, dwelling 31]
[1910 U.S. Census, Grayson County, TX, Just. Prec. 4, page 34, dwelling 301, dated May 7, 1910]
[1920 U.S. Census, Van Alstyne, Grayson County, TX, Enum. Dist. 104, page 13A;]

Wife's name in 1900 is near illegible, but appears to be Anne. Wife in 1910 is Maude. In 1910, Josie's name does not appear, Zach's name is recorded as Zackie, Snodie appears to be Odie or Oire or Dire, Dorsie is listed as son, Dayton as son, and Johnie has not been born.

In 1920, J.R. is shown 44, and Snodie, age 20, is incorrectly listed as wife. Son's Dorsie B., Dayton, and Johnnie are listed, ages 16, 13, and (1 1/2?). Also listed are Zackie Starnes, age 20, head; and his wife Hester, age 17.

The Social Security Death Index gives these items:

(1195) Josie Starnes, b. 01/28/1895, d. 05/1975 in Oakland, Almeda Co, CA
(1204)? John Starnes,  b. 06/27/1917, d. 05/1974 in Bolivar, Hardeman, TN

(1215) Doss B. L. Starnes married Etta Robinson 11/09/1893 in DeKalb County, TN.
[StarnesTN, 2008]

(1215) Doss B. L. Starnes and wife Etta b. 12/1876 had these children:

(1205)  1.  Lilla Starnes,     dau, b. 05/1896 in DeKalb Co., TN
(1206)  2.  Willie L. Starnes, dau, b. c1901 in DeKalb Co., TN
(1207)  3.  Eddie F. Starnes,  son, b. c1904 in DeKalb Co., TN
(1208)  4.  Ammon Starnes,     son, b. 1919 in DeKalb Co., TN
and they also boarded his sister-in-law, Callie Robinson, b. 10/1869, 30 yrs old, in 1900.
[1900 U.S. Census, DeKalb County, 15th Dist., page 264B, dwelling 37]
[1920 U.S. Census, DeKalb County, 16th Dist., page 246, dwelling 39]

The Social Security Death Index lists

(1206) Willie Starnes b. 03/23/1902, d. 10/1975 in Lebanon, Wilson Co, TN
(1207) Edward Starnes b. 01/08/1903, d. 06/1978 in Rogersville, Hawkins Co, TN

(1216) M. A. Starnes b. c1879, in TN

The Starnes families descended from Susan Coleman Starnes reportedly moved to Texas, where they are found in the 1920 U.S. Census. A search of the Social Security Death Index for the state of Texas shows:

Doss Starnes,  b. 04/14/1902 in TX, d. 07/1973 in zip code 78489, TX

 








 

Chapter 31.  Descendants of Margaret Jane Coleman Who Married William Brownlow (Tobe) Gray, and later, Henry Hickman of Bledsoe and Sequatchie Counties of Tennessee

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

(385) Benjamin Franklin Coleman was the third and youngest son of Charles. His first born was daughter, (407) Margaret Jane Coleman Gray Hickman was born 4/25/1840 in what was then Bledsoe County, TN, near the present communities of Lewis Chapel and Flat Top Mountain, TN.  She grew up on Walden's Ridge and moved with her family to Bakewell, TN, in her late teens sometime in the mid-1850's.  There she met and married William Brownlow "Tobe" Gray of Bakewell.  Tobe was born 3/30/1834, in Tennessee.  Margaret Coleman was known as "Black Grandma" to her grand- children due to her dark complexion.

Tobe was a well known farmer in the Bakewell community, owning a good bit of land.  One substantial plot of land was 322 acres on Walden's Ridge lying on the banks of Opposum Creek in Bakewell he bought from the estate of Ephram Hughes on 5/21/1868.  Tobe's name also appears several times in the Hamilton County Court records as administrator to wills, overseeing the well-being of orphaned minors, etc.  A tribute to his good standing in the community.

Tobe died on 12/23/1871, in Bakewell, at the age of 37 years, 8 months and 22 days.  He was buried in the Hughes Cemetery in Bakewell.  Margaret managed with the help of her father, Benjamin F. Coleman, until she remarried.

On 10/7/1877, she married Henry Hickman in Bakewell, TN.  Henry was born 9/29/1828, in Bakewell.  He was the son of William H. and Elizabeth Hickman, early settlers of the Bakewell community.  Henry was also the uncle of Floyd Hickman, husband of Ida Sims, granddaughter of Elizabeth Coleman, who was Margaret's 1st cousin, who are covered elsewhere in this book.  Henry was a well known and substantial farmer in Bakewell and was a widower when he married Margaret.  Henry and Margaret's farm of several hundred acres was on Opposum Creek in Bakewell, a farm they were to live on the rest of their lives.  They worshipped in the Presbyterian Church where Henry was a ruling elder.

(407) Margaret Jane Coleman appears in the photo below:

Margaret Coleman Gray Hickman

Henry Hickman, her second husband

Henry passed away on 6/06/1916, at the age of 87 years, 8 months and 8 days.  He was buried in the Gray Cemetery on McCallie Ferry Road in Bakewell.


A map of the Bakewell area. [Source: U.S. Census Tiger Map Server, http://tiger.census.gov/] Click map to get a wider area view.

Margaret died 7/20/1921, at her daughter's house in Dunlap, TN, at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 25 days.


Margaret Coleman Gray Hickman and her husband and family in front of their house in Bakewell, TN.
Standing in front L. to R. George W. Hickman, Nancy Ann Hickman, and Bethena A. Hickman.
In back L. to R.: Margaret's step son Irvin McDowell Hickman, Henry Hickman, and Margaret C. Hickman.
This picture taken around 1895.

(407) Margaret Jane Coleman had 8 children, 5 by her 1st husband, Tobe Gray and 3 by her 2nd husband, Henry Hickman.

(881)  1. John Franklin Gray,               b. 10/22/1858, in Bakewell, TN
(882)  2. Benjamin Buell Gray,              b.  5/25/1862, in Bakewell, TN
(883)  3. William B. Gray,                  b.  8/24/1864, in Bakewell, TN
(884)  4. Lewis E. Gray,                    b.  5/08/1869, in Bakewell, TN
(885)  5. Lawrence Gray,                    b.  7/14/1871, in Bakewell, TN
(886)  6. George Willis Hickman             b. 11/30/1878, in Bakewell, TN
(887)  7. Nancy Ann Hickman,                b.  2/16/1881, in Bakewell, TN
(888)  8. Bethena Arabella Hickman,         b.  6/14/1883, in Bakewell, TN

(881) John Franklin Gray was born 10/22/1858, in Bakewell, TN.  He lived all of his life in Bakewell and was a well-known farmer in that community.  On 6/2/1878, he married his step-sister Simira Hickman, the daughter of his step-father Henry Hickman by his first wife.  Simira was born 1/5/1860, in Bakewell, TN.


John and Simira Hickman Gray.

John died in Bakewell on 2/13/1904, at the age of 45 years, 3 months and 21 days.

He was buried in the Gray Cemetery on McCallie Ferry Road in Bakewell.  Simira died 10/20/1919, at the age of 59 years, 9 months and 15 days.  She was also buried in the Gray Cemetery.

(881) John Franklin Gray and wife Simira Gray had these nine children:

(889)  1. Mayme Gray (Rogers),                    b. 12/26/1879, in Bakewell, TN
(890)  2. William Gray                            b.  5/02/1882, in Bakewell, TN
(891)  3. Elmer Woodard Gray,                     b.  5/13/1884, in Bakewell, TN
(892)  4. Jessie Gray,                            b. 11/23/1886, in Bakewell, TN
(893)  5. Tida Gray (Richard),                    b.  6/15/1889, in Bakewell, TN
(894)  6. Ola Jane (Cricket) Gray,                b.  3/26/1892, in Bakewell, TN
(895)  7. Margaret May Gray (Grigsby),            b. 10/05/1894, in Bakewell, TN
(896)  8. Vernon Alameda Gray,                    b.  6/l4/1898, in Bakewell, TN
(897)  9. John Seth Gray,                         b.  5/26/1904,


The Children of John F. and Simira Hickman Gray
Front Row, L. to R.: William Gray, Mayme Gray Rogers, Cricket Gray, Elmer Gray.
Back Row, L. to R.: Tida Gray Richard, Seth Gray, Margaret Gray Grigsby.

(889) Mayme Gray was born 12/26/1879, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell and married William Rogers on 9/6/1903, in Bakewell, TN.  William was born 5/4/1866, in Hixson, TN.  They lived their entire lives in the Bakewell area.  William died 7/15/1927, at Bakewell.  He was 61 years old.  He was buried in Chattanooga Memorial Park, Red Bank, TN.  Mayme died 4/6/1969, in Bakewell, at the age of 89 years, 3 months and 10 days.  She was also buried in Chattanooga Memorial Park. 

(889) Mayme Gray and William Rogers had 2 children:

(898)  1.  Lois Rogers (Card),                     b. 10/9/1904, in Bakewell, TN
(899)  2.  Myron Gray Rogers,                      b. 10/13/1909, in Bakewell, TN

(898) Lois Rogers (Card) was born 10/9/1904, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell and married Waldo Emerson Card on 5/7/1927, in Chattanooga, TN.  Waldo was born 10/15/1900, in Soddy, TN.  Lois was a schoolteacher at Soddy Elementary School before and during the early years of her marriage.  She and her husband Waldo owned and operated Card's Hatchery which for many years was one of the largest hatcheries in the area, until their retirement.  Waldo died 6/15/1981, in Bakewell at the age of 80 years and 8 months.  Lois continued to make her home in Bakewell.  No children.

(899) Myron Gray Rogers, b. 10/13/1909, in Bakewell, TN.  He married Catherine Moore on 9/1/1932.  Catherine was born 8/20/1911, the daughter of Edward Dexter and Catherine Hamilton Payne Moore.  Myron died 2/16/1976, in Chattanooga, TN, at the age of 66 years, 4 months and 3 days. He and Catherine had 5 children.

(890) William Gray was born 5/2/1882, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell and married Elizabeth Wall on 11/7/1906, in Sale Creek, TN. Elizabeth was born 1/12/1883, in Soddy, TN, the daughter of Perry F. and Sally Copeland Wall.  Elizabeth died in 1934 in Chattanooga, TN, and was buried in the Gray Cemetery, Bakewell.  William died 1/20/1977, in Bristol, TN, at the age of 94 years, 8 months and 15 days.  He was also buried in the Gray Cemetery. 

(890) William Gray and wife Elizabeth Wall had 6 children:

(900)  1. Robert W. Gray,                           b. 12/15/1897, in Sale Creek, TN
(901)  2. William D. Gray,                          b. 9/1/1911, in Bakewell, TN
(902)  3. James Franklin Gray,                      b. 4/8/1916, at Bakewell, TN
(903)  4. Sarah Gray (Brownlow),                    b. in 1915, in Bakewell, TN
(904)  5. Myra Gray (Tankersley),                   b. 9/1/1918, in Bakewell, TN
(905)  6. Jean Gray (Massengill),                   b. in 1921, in Bakewell, TN

(900) Robert W. Gray was born 12/15/1897, in Sale Creek, TN.  He grew up in the Bakewell-Sale Creek area and married Ruth McRee.  They lived in Chattanooga for years but Robert now lives in Soddy.  He is retired from the fuel oil distributing business.  Robert and Ruth had 4 children.

(901) William D. Gray was born 9/1/1911, in Bakewell, TN.  He married Ruth Crabtree at Chattanooga, TN, in 1950.  They spent much of their lives in Chattanooga, TN, Bristol, TN, and Virginia areas.  Bill was a maintenance man for Combustion Engineering while living in Chattanooga.  Ruth died 4/15/1964.  Bill died 11/14/1971, in Abingdon, Va., at the age of 60 years, 2 months and 14 days He was buried in Chattanooga, TN.  They had one son.

(902) James Franklin Gray was born 4/8/1916, at Bakewell, TN.  He married Mary Frances Cobleigh on 4/9/1938, in Chattanooga, TN.  Mary was born 6/27/1918, the daughter of Clarence Henry and Violet Cobleigh.  Frank and Mary resided in Chattanooga where Frank was a Structural Draftsman for Ted F. Duggan & Sons.  Frank and Mary had 2 children.

(903) Sarah Gray (Brownlow) was born in 1915, in Bakewell, TN, she married William Edward Brownlow, and lived in the Bristol, TN. area for many years.  They relocated to Abingdon, VA.  They had 3 children.

(904) Myra Gray (Tankersley) was born 9/1/1918, in Bakewell, TN, she is married to William Star "Dub" Tankersley and also lived in the Bristol, TN, area for many years.  They had 2 children.

(905) Jean Gray (Massengill) was born in 1921, in Bakewell, TN.  She married Hal Massengill and also has lived in the Bristol area for many years.  They currently live in Blountsville, TN.  They had 4 daughters

(891) Elmer Woodard Gray was born 5/13/1884, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell, TN, and married Pauline Wallace on 1/8/1913.  Pauline was born in 1887, in North Hamilton County, TN, the daughter of David N. and Jennie McDonald Wallace.  Elmer and Pauline lived their entire lives in North Hamilton County where Elmer was a well known farmer.  Elmer was a member of the Sale Creek Lodge No. 280 F&AM, and he and Pauline were members of the Red Bank Presbyterian Church.

Pauline died 12/29/1969, at the age of 82.  Elmer died the following year on 8/8/1970, at the age of 86 years, 2 months and 28 days.  They were both buried in Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Chattanooga, TN. 

(891) Elmer Woodard Gray and wife Pauline had these six children:

(906)  1.  Elmer Wallace Gray,            b. 01/09/1914, in Bakewell, TN
(907)  2.  David Henry (Red) Gray,        b. 05/13/1916, in Sale Creek, TN
(908)  3.  John McDonald Gray,            b. 10/02/1917, in Sale Creek, TN
(909)  4.  Jane Pauline Gray (Ketchum),   b. 03/20/1920, in Sale Creek, TN
(910)  5.  Lewis E. Gray,                 b. 09/04/1927, in Bakewell, TN
(911)  6.  Ruth Gray (Carden),            b. 01/01/1930, in Bakewell, TN

(906) Elmer Wallace Gray was b. 1/9/1914, in Bakewell, TN.  He married Geraldine McWilliams and lived in Shreveport, La., for many years.  No children.

(907) David Henry (Red) Gray, b. 5/13/1916, in Sale Creek, TN.  He lived his entire life in North Hamilton County, where he was a well known farmer.  He gave a large tract of land to the Audobon Society in 1982.  However, he is best known as one of the most knowledgeable authorities on local history and genealogy in Hamilton County.  He is sought out by many people in Hamilton County for help that are serious genealogists and local historians.  He presently lives in Sale Creek, TN.  He has never married and has no children.

(908) John McDonald Gray, b. 10/2/1917, in Sale Creek, TN.  He married Elizabeth Moore and has also lived in Louisiana for many years.  They have 2 children.

(909) Jane Pauline Gray (Ketchum), b. 3/20/1920, in Sale Creek, TN. She married Faris Flint Ketchum.  They presently live in Seattle, Wash. They had 3 children.

(910) Lewis E. Gray, b. 9/4/1927, in Bakewell, TN. On 9/4/1954, he married Charlotte Smallen.  She was born 10/3/1932.  Lewis presently lives in Red Bank, TN.  Lewis is an Electrician for the DuPont Company in Chattanoona. Charlotte died 3/13/1983, in Chattanooga, TN.  They had 1 daughter.

(911) Ruth Gray (Carden), b. 1/1/1930, in Bakewell, TN.  She married Donald Ralph Carden.  They presently live in New Jersey and had 3 children.

(892) Jessie Gray was born 11/23/1886, in Bakewell, TN.  He died 5/7/1891, in Bakewell at the age of 4 years, 4 months and 14 days.

(893) Tida Gray (Richard) was born 6/15/1889, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell and married Dr. James McClure Richard, a well known and prominent physician in the Sale Creek area in his early years of practice, and for many years in Red Bank, TN.  Dr. Richard passed away after retirement.  Tida is still living with her son on Signal Mountain, near Chattanooga, TN. 

(893) Tida Gray and Dr. James McClure Richard had two children:

(912)  1.  John Gray Richard,                 b. 11/15/1915, in Chattanooga, TN
(913)  2.  James McClure (Jack) Richard, Jr., b. ?           in Chattanooga, TN

(912) John Gray Richard was born 11/15/1915, in Chattanooga, TN.  He married Frances Warlick, born 6/18/1919, in Chattanooga, TN.  He was a retired contractor in the 1980s and lived on Signal Mountain.  He and Frances had 3 children.

(913) James McClure (Jack) Richard, Jr. was born in Chattanooga, TN, he married 1st Marie Miller.  He married 2nd Addie Beene.  He had 4 children.

(894) Ola Jane (Cricket) Gray was born 3/26/1892, in Bakewell, TN.  She lived her entire life in Bakewell.  She taught school in Soddy and Bakewell as a young woman.  She died 1/25/1975, in Chattanooga, TN, just two months before her 83rd birthday.  She never married.

(896) Margaret May Gray (Grigsby) was born 10/5/1894, in Bakewell, TN. She married Ralph Grigsby.  Ralph is no longer living.  Margaret presently resides in a rest home in Florida. 

(896) Margaret May Gray and Ralph Grigsby had five children:

(914)  1.  Ralph Grigsby, Jr.,            b. 09/02/1918, in Bakewell, TN
(915)  2.  Samual Gray Grigsby,           b. 02/02/1924, in Whitesburg, TN
(916)  3.  Betty Grigsby (Knodell),       b. 07/31/1926, in Whitesburg, TN
(917)  4.  Sarah (Sally) Grigsby (Ellis), b. 05/06/1928, in Whitesburg. TN
(918)  5.  withheld Grigsby,                  b. 09/07/1933, in Whitesburg, TN

(914) Ralph Grigsby, Jr., b. 9/2/1918, in Bakewell, TN.  He married Elgiva Potter.  They presently live in Lake Placid, Fla., and have 3 children.

(915) Samual Gray Grigsby, b. 2/2/1924, in Whitesburg, TN.  He married Flora May Unknown and presently lives in Amarillo, Texas.  Flora was born 5/10/1927.  They have three children.

(916) Betty Grigsby (Knodell), b. 7/31/1926, in Whitesburg, TN.  She married William Knodell.  They presently live in El Paso, Texas, and have 1 child.

(917) Sarah (Sally) Grigsby (Ellis), b. 5/6/1928, in Whitesburg, TN. She married Benjamin Ellis, they currently live in Seattle, Wash.  They have 2 children.

(918) withheld Grigsby, b. 9/7/1933, in Whitesburg, TN.  He married Carolyn Unknown and resided in Belle Glade, Fla.

(896) Vernon Alameda Gray was born 6/l4/1898, in Bakewell, TN.  She died 6/17/1903, in Bakewell, TN, at the age of 5 years and 3 days.  Buried in the Gray Cemetery, Bakewell.

(897) John Seth Gray was born 5/26/1904, he was the youngest in the family.  He grew up in Bakewell and lived in Hamilton County, TN, all of his life.  He married Ina Williams.  Seth dIed 2/8/1977, at the age of 72 years, 8 months and 13 days.  He and Ina had no children.

(882) Benjamin Buell Gray was born 5/25/1862, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell and like his brother John he married his stepsister Mary Adelia (Mollie) Hickman, Simira's younger sister, on 1/2/1887, in Hamilton County, TN.  Mollie was born 5/4/1867, in Bakewell.  Ben and Mollie lived in Bakewell their entire lives and Ben was a well known farmer in the area.  Ben died 5/15/1932, in Bakewell just 10 days before his 70th birthday.  He was buried in the Gray Cemetery, Bakewell.  Mollie died in Chattanooga, TN, on 11/29/1934, at the age of 67 years, 6 months and 25 days.  She was also buried in the Gray Cemetery. 

(882) Benjamin Buell Gray and Mary Adelia (Mollie) Hickman had eight children:

(919)  1.  Harry Gray,                b. 12/06/1887, in Bakewell, TN
(920)  2.  Thomas (Clarence) Gray,    b. 12/16/1889, in Bakewell, TN
(921)  3.  Tobe Gray,                 b. 03/04/1892, in Bakewell, TN
(922)  4.  Gertrude Gray,             b. 05/10/1894, in Bakewell,
(923)  5.  Kathleen Gray,             b. 04/03/1897, in Bakewell, TN
(924)  6.  Henry Gray,                b. 05/31/1900, in Bakewell, TN
(925)  7.  Madge Gray,                b. 03/03/1903, in Bakewell, TN
(926)  8.  Benjamin R. Gray,          b. 10/26/1909 in Bakewell, TN


Mary Adelia (Mollie) Hickman Gray and her husband Ben Gray

(919) Harry Gray was born 12/6/1887, in Bakewell, TN.  Harry has lived his entire life in Bakewell, where he farmned most of his life.  A rather articulate man for his background.  He maintained his own household until late in life.  He never married or had any children.  He died 5/17/1984, in Hamilton County, TN, in a nursing home at the age of 96 years, 5 months and 11 days.  He was buried in the Gray Cemetary, Bakewell, TN.

(920) Thomas (Clarence) Gray was born 12/16/1889, in Bakewell, TN.  Clarence also lived most of his, life in the Bakewell area.  He was a veteran of WW I.  Clarence lived with his brother Harry most of his life after their parents died.  Clarence died 9/13/1965, in Murfreesboro, TN, at the age of 75 years , 8 months and 29 days.  He was never married or had any children.

(921) Tobe Gray was born 3/4/1892, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell and on ll/12/1923, he married Lillie Eldridge.  Tobe and Lillie spent much of their lives living in Chattanooga, TN, where Tobe was the owner and operator of the Fix-It Shop in Chattanooga until his retirement.  Tobe died in Chattanooga on 4/26/1970, at the age of 78 years, 1 month and 22 days.  Lillie still lives in Chattanooga.  They had no children.

(922) Gertrude Gray (Lovelady) (Cuthburth) was born 5/10/1894, in Bakewell, TN. She (Gertrude Gray) grew up in Bakewell but lived in the western part of the U. S. for many years.  She married 1st Hubert Lovelady in Weatherford, Texas, on 7/8/1924.  Hubert was born in Soddy, TN.  He was a widower whose 1st wife was Gertrude's Aunt, Bethena Hickman Lovelady.  Hubert died in 194O, in Tucson, Arizona.  Gertrude married 2nd Wayne Cuthburth, who also is no longer living.  Gertrude now lives in Chattanooga with her sisters Kathleen & Madge.  She has no children.

(923) Kathleen Gray (Hunter) was born 4/3/1897, in Bakewell, TN.  She married Daniel Hunter in 1921.  They lived in Chattanooga most of their married lives.  Dan died in April of 1965, in Chattanooga.  Kathleen still lives in Chattanooga with her two sisters.  Kathleen is the only one of Ben and Mollie Gray's 8 children to have had children of her own. 

(923) Kathleen Gray and husband Daniel Hunter had this child:

(927)  1. Norma Hunter.

(927) Norma Hunter.(Warren), b. 8/16/1928, in Chattanooga, TN.  She married Thomas J. Warren, Jr., on 10/7/1953, in Gadsden, Ala.  Tom was born 9/5/1905, in Chattanooga, TN.  They lived in Chattanooga all their lives.  Tom died 1/27/1972, in Chattanooga, TN.  Norma is presently living in Chattanooga.  She has 2 children.

(924) Henry Gray was born 5/31/1900, in Bakewell, TN.  He died 6/26/1903, in Bakewell at the age of 3 years and 1 month.  Buried in Gray Cemetery, Bakewell.

(925) Madge Gray was born 3/3/1903, in Bakewell, TN.  She has lived around Bakewell and Chattanooga most of her life.  She presently lives in Chattanooga with her sisters.  Never married.

(926) Benjamin R. Gray was born 10/26/1909 in Bakewell, TN.  He married Billie Unknown.  Ben has lived most of his adult life in Arizona where he presently resides.

(883) William B. Gray was born 8/24/1864, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell and helped his family farm.  In 1890 he and his brother Lewis moved to Chattanooga.  Bill went to work with the U. S. Postal Service as a letter carrier.  Later he joined the Chattanooga City Fire Department.  He remained a city fireman for 18 years until his retirement.  Bill married late in life to Marie Greenly.  He died 7/23/1935, in Chattanooga, TN, at the age of 60 years and 11 months.  No children.

(884) Lewis E. Gray was born 5/8/1869, in Bakewell, TN.  He also grew up in Bakewell, remaining there until he moved into Chattanooga with his brother in 1890.  He first worked as a conductor for the CNO&TP railroad, a part of Southern Railway, from 1890 to 1914.  He then went into business for himself in real estate, then in the hotel business but was best known for his restaurant on Cherry Street in Chattanooga.  He retired from the restaurant business in 1942.

Lewis also married late in life to Ova Gannaway.  She died in Chattanooga on 4/25/1942.  Lewis died in Chattanooga on 8/29/1946, at the age of 77 years, 3 months and 21 days.

(885) Lawrence Gray was born 7/14/1871 , in Bakewell, TN, he was the last child of Margaret Coleman's that was fathered by Tobe Gray.  He grew up in Bakewell and was raised by his step-father Henry Hickman.

He met and married Savannah Rachael Hixson on 7/14/1896, in Fillmore (Near Dunlap), TN.  Savannah was born 6/28/1876, in Fillmore.  The newlyweds decided to make the Fillmore-Dunlap area their home and remained there for the rest of their lives, maintaining a large farm and becoming well known citizens of the community.

Savannah died 5/13/1936, in Dunlap, Tennessee, just a few weeks short of her 60th birthday.

Lawrence later married 2nd Ethel Walker Blackburn, born in 1887.  Ethel died 11/14/1956, at the age of 69.  Lawrence died 11/15/1967, in Pikeville, TN. at the age of 96 years, 4 months and 1 day.  He was one of the oldest residents of Sequatchie County when he died.  He was buried in the Hixson Cemetery in Dunlap.

(885) Lawrence Gray and Savannah Hixson Gray had 10 children.

(928)  1.  Ausbin Lewis Gray,                b. 04/11/1898, in Bakewell TN
(929)  2.  Major Willis Gray,                b. 10/16/1899, in Fillmore, TN
(930)  3.  Parker James Gray,                b. 12/28/1900, in Fillmore, TN
(931)  4.  Augusta Gray,                     b. 10/11/1902, in Fillmore, TN
(932)  5.  Laura West Gray,                  b. 09/26/1904, in Fillmore, TN
(933)  6.  Wade Hampton Gray,                b. 06/17/1906, in Bakewell, TN
(934)  7.  Newton William Gray,              b. 04/14/1908, in Bakewell, TN
(935)  8.  Loraine Addie Gray (Standefer),   b. 03/23/1910, in Dunlap, TN
(936)  9.  John Franklin Gray,               b. 01/28/1912, in Dunlap, TN

(928) Ausbin Lewis Gray was born 4/11/1898, in Bakewell TN.  Ausbin grew up in Fillmore and married Annis Mabry in Chattanooga, TN, on 10/2/1928.  Annis was born in Red Bank, TN, on 10/26/1899.  Ausbin and Annis lived in the Chattanooga area most of their lives with Ausbin being employed by Combustion Engineering in Chattanooga.  Ausbin died 5/10/1956, in Chattanooga, TN, 29 days after his 58th birthday.  Annis continued to reside in Chattanooga.  They had 1 son.

(929) Major Willis Gray was born 10/16/1899, in Fillmore, TN.  He grew up in Fillmore but moved to Arizona as a young adult.  I don't know the reason for him going to Arizona but it could be because his Aunt Bethena and his cousin were there.  Major married Olive Easton in Arizona on 9/25/1925.  They have remained in Arizona all of their married lives and presently reside in Kingman, Ariz.  They have 1 child.

(930) Parker James Gray was born 12/28/1900, in Fillmore, TN.  He grew up and lived his entire life in the Fillmore-Dunlap area.  On 6/3/1923, he married Alice Smith.  They farmed in the Sequatchie Valley for many years until their retirement.  Parker died 2/12/1982, at the age of 81 years, 1 month and 15 days.  He was buried in the Hixson Cemetery, Dunlap, TN.  Alice still maintains her home in Dunlap. 

(930) Parker James Gray and wife Alice Smith had 3 children:

(937)  1.  George Lewis Gray, b. 1924 in Dunlap, TN
(938)  2.  Max Lawrence (Corky) Gray, b. in 1928,, in Dunlap, TN
(939)  3.  Elizabeth (Brownie) Gray (Ewton), born in Dunlap, TN

(937) George Lewis Gray, b. 1924 in Dunlap, TN.  He is married and presently lives in LaBelle, Fla.  One child.

(938) Max Lawrence (Corky) Gray, b. in 1928,, in Dunlap, TN.  He is married to Allene Johnson and made his home in Dunlap.  They had 1 child.

(939) Elizabeth (Brownie) Gray (Ewton), born in Dunlap, TN, she is married to Clarence Ewton, Jr.  They resided in Dunlap and had 1 child.

(931) Augusta Gray was born 10/11/1902, in Fillmore, TN.  She died 8/6/1903, in Fillmore at the age of 9 months and 26 days.

(932) Laura West Gray was born 09/26/1904, in Fillmore, TN.  She died 12/4/1914, in Fillmore at the age of 10 years, 2 months and 8 days.

(933) Wade Hampton Gray was born 06/17/1906, in Bakewell, TN.  Wade grew up in Fillmore but has lived in St. Louis, Mo., and Kingsport, TN, much of his adult life.  He married to Dorothy Yoakley who was born in Kingsport. They made their home in Kingsport and had no children.

(934) Newton William Gray was born 4/14/1908, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Fillmore and married Beulah Agee on 8/6/1943.  To my knowledge they have lived most of their adult lives in Dunlap where they presently make their home.  They had 3 children.

(935) Loraine Addie Gray (Standefer) was born 3/23/1910, in Dunlap, TN.  She grew up in Dunlap and married James E. Standefer on 8/7/1932, in Rossville, GA.  James was born 4/1/1912, in Atlanta, GA.  James and Loraine have lived in the Dunlap-Chattanooga area most of their married lives.  They are now retired and reside in Red Bank, TN.  They had 2 children.

(936) John Franklin Gray was born 1/28/1912, in Dunlap, TN.  He grew up in Dunlap but has apparently lived in the Chattanooga area most of his adult life. He married Evelyn Downer on 5/18/1937, in Chattanooga, TN.  Evelyn was born 8/13/1913, in Chattanooga.  John worked for National Cash Register as a repairman.  He is now retired and he and Evelyn now live on Signal Mountain, near Chattanooga.  They have 1 child, (940) J. Liela Margaret Gray.

(940) J. Liela Margaret Gray.(Henley), b. 01/26/1914, in Dunlap, TN.  She grew up in Dunlap and married William Brooks Henley.  Bill was born 2/13/1918, in Tracy City, TN.  Liela died on 3/20/1944, in Chattanooga, TN, at the age of 30 years, 1 month and 22 days.  Her husband was in the Army at the time of her death.  She was buried in the Hixson Cemetery, Dunlap.  They had 3 children.

(886) George Willis Hickman was born 11/30/1878, in Bakewell, TN, he was Margaret Coleman's first child by Henry Hickman.  George grew up in Bakewell and attended local schools there.  He was a salesman in his early adulthood in Bakewell but followed his half-brother Lawrence Gray to the Sequatchie Valley.  As it turned out his 1st cousin Floyd Hickman had also settled there.  The Sequatchie Valley is where George met and married his wife, Georgie Graham Kelly, on 5/9/1915, in Sequatchie County, TN.  Georgia was the widow of Leonard Kelly and had two young daughters when she and George married.  Georgia was born 6/30/1884, in Bledsoe County, TN.

George and Georgia settled down to family life and farming in the Sequatchie Valley where they lived out their entire lives.  George and Georgia were respected members of the Elm Hill Community and the Welch Chapel United Methodist Church.

George died 7/30/1966, in Dunlap, TN, at the age of 87 years and 8 months.  Georgia died 8/19/1970, at the age of 86.  Both were buried in the Hixson Cemetery in Dunlap.

In addition to raising Georgia's two daughters by her first marriage, George and Georgia also had a daughter of their own:

(941)  1.  Inez H. Hickman,                    b. 01/31/1917, in Dunlap, TN

(941) Inez H. Hickman was born 1/31/1917, in Dunlap, TN.  She grew up in Dunlap and wed Clifford Bolton Campbell in Chattanooga, TN, on 2/7/1941.  Clifford and Inez have lived in Dunlap most of their married lives and continue to make their home there.  They have 2 children.

(887) Nancy Ann "Sis" Hickman was born 02/16/1881, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell, but like her brother George, and half-brother Lawrence Gray, she came across Walden's Ridge to the Sequatchie Valley.  There she met William Luther Kelly and married him on 2/15/1903, in Sequatchie County, TN.  Will was born 9/12/1876 in Bledsoe County, TN, near Pikeville.  He was the son of J. J. and Nancy Shelton Kelly.

Will came to the Sequatchie Valley in 1899, when, along with a brother, he purchased part of the old Sam Roberson farm.  He and Sis lived on this farm and operated it all their married lives.  Will and Sis became prominent citizens of the Sequatchie Valley.

Will was very prominent in agricultural circles in both Sequatchie and Bledsoe Counties.  He was a pioneer in peach and strawberry growing and in dairy farming.  He helped organize the Chattanooga Area Milk Producers Association and served as its director for 20 years.

Will also pioneered banking in the valley.  He was Vice-president of the Pikeville First National Bank for 36 years.  He was an original stockholder of that bank.  He was also a director of the Sequatchie County Bank for 35 years.  Also he served as the Sequatchie County Road Commissioner for several years.

Sis and Will were both leaders in the Welch's Chapel Methodist Church where they were members for many years.

Will died at his home in Dunlap on 4/25/1952, at the age of 75.  Sis died in a Pikeville hospital on 4/26/1968, at the age of 87 years, 2 months and 10 days.  They were both buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery. 

(887) Nancy Ann "Sis" Hickman and William Luther Kelly had 6 children:

(942)  1.  Thelma Kelly,               b. 11/29/1903, in Sequatchie County, TN
(943)  2.  Ruth Kelly,                 b. 11/07/1906, in Sequatchie County, TN
(944)  3.  Irene Kelly,                b. 08/12/1907, in Sequatchie County, TN
(945)  4.  Margaret Kelly,             b. 09/29/1912, in Sequatchie County, TN
(946)  5.  Elizabethena (Betty) Kelly, b. 03/29/1917, in Sequatchie County, TN
(947)  6.  James William Kelly,        b. 05/25/1922, in Sequatchie County, TN

(942) Thelma Kelly (McWilliams) was born 11/29/1903, in Sequatchie County, TN, she grew up in Dunlap and surrounding area and married Oscar McWilliams in Sequatchie County on 2/3/1939.  Oscar was born 5/6/1907.  Thelma and Oscar lived in the Dunlap area much of their lives and still maintain their home there.  They have 1 son.

(943) Ruth Kelly (Anderson) was born 11/7/1906, in Sequatchie County, TN. She grew up in the Dunlap area.  She married Joseph Prigmore Anderson on 9/24/1926.  Joe was born 11/20/1899.  Joe and Ruth lived their entire lives in the Dunlap area as far as I know.  Ruth was well known in the Dunlap community for her many years of active work in the United Methodist Church.  She served in most administrative positions of the Dunlap United Methodist Church and was a lay speaker for the Methodist Church.

Ruth died 5/22/1982, at the age of 75 years, 6 months and 15 days.  She was buried in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, Dunlap.  She was preceded in death by her husband and a stepdaughter Bobbie Ruth Anderson Smith.  Ruth & Joe had 1 child.

(944) Irene Kelly was born 8/12/1907, in Sequatchie County, TN, she grew up in the Duplap area and married Grady Leamon Griffith in Marion County, TN, on 11/29/1945.  Grady was born 6/17/1907.  They make their home in Dunlap, TN.  They have no children.

(945) Margaret Kelly born 9/29/1912, in Sequatchie County, TN, she also grew up in the Dunlap area and married Hayden Dale Wilson on 8/3/1938.  Hayden was born 4/9/1911, in Ft. Payne, Ala. They lived in Dunlap and had 1 son.

(946) Elizabethena (Betty) Kelly was born 3/29/1917, in Sequatchie County, TN.  She grew up in the Dunlap area and married James Lee Johnson in Knoxville, TN. on 5/10/1940.  James was born 8/7/1914, in Greenville, Ala.  They have lived several places during their married lives and presently make their home in Pensacola, Fla.  They have 1 daughter.

(947) James William Kelly was born 05/25/1922, in Sequatchie County, TN.  He married Mary Grace Layne on 9/22/1949, in Rhea County, TN.  Mary was born 9/22/1927, in Daus, TN.  They now live in Dunlap, TN. and had 3 children.

(888) Bethena Arabella Hickman was born 06/14/1883, in Bakewell, TN.  She was the last child of Margaret Coleman and Henry Hickman.  She grew up in Bakewell and married Hubert Lovelady.  Hubert was born in Soddy, TN, and was a member of an old established Soddy family. [editor wdc: Lewis Varner and Gideon Lovelady were neighbors in the Soddy- Daisy area as indicated in the U.S. Census records over many decades.]

Bethena contracted tuberculosis in early adulthood and she and Hubert spent most of their married lives in Arizona where many people went during the early 1900's who suffered from respiratory ailments due to the warm, dry climate.  Bethena died in Arizona due to tuberculosis on 3/21/1923, less than three months short of her 40th birthday.  She was buried in the Gray Cemetery, Bakewell.  Hubert later remarried Bethena's niece Gertrude Gray, which is covered elsewhere in this writing.  Hubert is no longer living.  (888) Bethena Arabella Hickman and husband Hubert Lovelady had 1 son:

(948) Corness Lovelady,             b.    ?   in Soddy-Bakewell area, TN

(948) Corness Lovelady was born in the Soddy-Bakewell area.  He grew up in Arizona and lived most of his life in the west.  He married Mary Hunter and lived in Rosebud, Oregon.  They had 2 children.

 








 

Chapter 32.  Descendants of Benjamin Carroll Coleman of Bledsoe County Tennessee

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

(408) Benjamin Carroll Coleman was born 4/20/1842, in what was then Bledsoe County, TN, on Walden's Ridge somewhere near the present site of the Lewis Chapel and Flat Top Mountain communities.  He spent most of his childhood on the mountain and moved with his family to the Bakewell, TN, area sometime in the 1850s as a teenager.

Ben farmed with his father and brother Lewis on the mountain and in Bakewell until the outbreak of the Civil War.

On 11/13/1861, Ben joined the Union Army as a Private at Sale Creek, TN.  He was mustered in the 7th Regiment of the Tennessee Infantry, Company H at the age of 19.  This company was commanded by Col. William Clift of Soddy, TN, one of the most powerful and influential men of North Hamilton County at that time.

Private Coleman remained with the 7th Infantry for a little over a year but the unit was disbanded late in 1862.  Ben was subsequently transferred to the 1st Tennessee Infantry on December 30, 1862.  This began a malady of errors which would take over 40 years to straighten out.

According to one document Ben was transferred to the 8th East Tennessee Infantry by order of Major General Wright, Commanding Department, Ohio.  However, there are no records of him joining either outfit until 4/30/1863, when several documents state he joined the 1st East Tennessee Infantry at Lexington, KY, through transfer from the 7th Tennessee Infantry.  His where- abouts from 12/30/1862, to 4/30/1863 are unknown.  One record states he was present for duty in May and June of 1863 and another states he was absent, sick, on 6/27/1863 at Crab Orchard, KY, and another shows absent sick again at Barboursville, KY.  The next entry states he deserted on 8/16/1863 at Stanford, KY.

The next entry for the 1st Tennessee Infantry is dated 2/28/1864.  It is a "Descriptive List of Deserters" document that also states Ben deserted 8/16/1863, at Stanford, Ky.  The final entry for the 1st East Tennessee Infantry was dated 9/17/1864.  It is a "Muster Out" roll prepared at Nashville, TN.  It states that $9.03 had been received by Ben for clothing, that there had been no last settlement, that there had been no bounty paid and that he deserted on 8/16/1863 at Stanford, KY, that he was transferred from the 7th Regiment of the Tennessee Infantry on 4/30/1863, and that there was never a final statement received.  The following information becomes even stranger.

On various muster rolls of the 9th Tennessee Cavalry, it is shown that Ben joined the 9th on 3/10/1863, at Liberty, Kentucky, and was mustered in at Cumberland Gap, TN.  In January of 1854, he is shown as absent, deserted 8/26/1863.  In October of 1864, he is shown as absent with leave since 10/20/1864.  He is shown present in May and June of 1865, with the 9th.  The last record is a "Company Muster Out Roll" dated 9/11/1865, at Knoxville, TN.  It states $6.95 was due him, that a $25 bounty had been paid to him and a $75 bounty was still due him.  It also states that he was a private from enlistment, that one revolver was retained under Gen. Order 101, a.g.o. 1865, $8.00., that he was present for duty and that a discharge was furnished.

A document dated 11/28/1903, from the Record and Pension Office of the War Department states that Ben was transferred from the 7th Tennessee Infantry to the 1st TN. Infantry on Special Order No. 41, Paragraph 1, Headquarters Department of the Ohio, dated 1/21/1863.  This is over a month after the first document said he was tranferred.  This would explain some of the missing time between December 20, 1862, and April 30, 1863, when he actually reported.  There is still no record of how he went from the 1st East Tennessee Infantry to the 9th Tennessee Cavalry, except that records indicate he deserted from the 1st on 8/26/1863, and joined the 9th in violation of an article of war.  One of his documents fromn the 1st E. TN. Infantry states he deserted from that unit on 8/26/1863, and joined the 9th TN. Cavalry on 1/25/1865, yet there was a document from the 9th stating he was absent with leave on 10/20/1864.

Undoubtedly there are somne records missing that would explain the descrepancies in the moves from one unit to another.

I've been told by some of Ben's grandchildren that he received a wound in the war and drew a pension for the rest of his life due to the wound. Also, where he is buried, he has a U. S. Government marker for U. S. Civil War Veterans, so he apparently got the errors cleared up in order to receive the headstone and the pension.

Ben came hack to Bakewell after his discharge in the fall of 1865 and began farming with his father and brother again.

In 1868 he had an affair with Martha Gross which resulted in the birth of an illegitimate son (see Benjamin Franklin Coleman IV.)

Ben then married Adaline Elizabeth Varner on 9/22/1869, in Hamilton County, TN.  Addie was born 3/27/1846, on Mowbray Mountain, TN.  She was the daughter of Allen and Elizabeth Bryant Varner, and the granddaughter of James Varner, one of the first settlers of North Hamilton County.  She was a second cousin to B. F. Coleman III's wife Sarah Jane Varner.  After their marriage, they lived on Mowbray Mountain which was, at that time, just inside the Sequatchie County line.  He lived on top of the mountain near his cousin Barbara Coleman Harvey and his brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim Varner, Lewis Varner and Louretta Grant.  Ben and Addie remained on Mowbray Mountain all of their married lives.  Ben farmed and was credited with starting the old "Coleman School" which was one of the early schools on the mountain during the late 1800's.

Hand drawn map of the Lewis Chapel, Flat Top, Soddy-Daisy, Bakewell, and Sale Creek area of Tennessee  
Hand drawn map of the Lewis Chapel, Flat Top, Soddy-Daisy,
Mowbray Mountain, Bakewell, and Sale Creek area of Tennessee

Ben sold part of his land on the mountain to his brother-in-law, Jim Varner, and after selling the rest in 1890 to Mary M. Hughes, as they were preparing to leave the mountain and go back to Bakewell, his wife Addie died on 9/25/1890, at the age of 44.  She was buried in the Varner Cemetery on Mownray Mountain.

After the funeral Ben and his children moved back to Bakewell on a 40 acre farm he bought on 12/16/1889, from W. E. Hughes, who may have been a relative of his mother's.  This land was located on the present site of Back Valley Road in Bakewell near the Southern Railway tracks and backed up to the foot of Walden's Ridge.  On the property was an old Hughes family cemetery and through the years, other citizens of Bakewell began being buried on property near it that was donated by Ben, thus the entire area became known as the "Coleman Cemetery."

Ben added to and sold off portions of this land but remained at the same location for the rest of his life.  He farmed most of the rest of his life and became a well known and esteemed citizen of Bakewell.  He never remarried after losing his wife in 1890.

Ben was associated with the Presbyterian Church in Bakewell as much of his family was.

(408) Benjamin Carroll Coleman appears in the photo below:


Benjamin Carroll Coleman, late in life. (c1920s)

He died on 6/11/1928 at his home in Bakewell, at the age of 86 years, 1 month and 22 days.  The funeral was held at the Bakewell Presbyterian Church and he was buried in the Hughes (now Bakewell) Cemetery on Retro-Hughes Road near the railroad tracks in Bakewell. 

(408) Benjamin Carroll Coleman and Addie Varner Coleman had 10 children:

(949)  1. Nancy Elizabeth Coleman,         b. 11/27/1870, in TN
(950)  2. John William Coleman,            b.  3/09/1872, in TN
(951)  3. Louella Elvira Coleman,          b.  3/09/1874, in TN
(952)  4. James Allen Coleman,             b.  1/18/1876, in TN
(953)  5  Millie Catherine Coleman,        b. 10/31/1878, in TN
(954)  6. George Washington Coleman,       b.  5/04/1880, in TN
(955)  7. Sarah Jane (Sally) Coleman,      b. 10/06/1882, in TN
(956)  8. Lewis Coleman,                   b.  5/11/1885, in TN
(957)  9. Jackson Coleman,                 b.  2/O5/1887, in TN
(958) 10. Adeline Coleman,                 b.  9/15/189O, in TN

Street level map of SW section of 
Soddy, TN showing Mowbray Pike  
Street level map of SW section of Soddy, TN showing Mowbray Pike. [Source: U.S. Census Tiger Map Server, http://tiger.census.gov/cgi-bin/mapsurfer]

(949) Nancy Elizabeth Coleman, (951) Louella Elvira Coleman, (953) Millie Catherine Coleman, (954) George Washington Coleman, and (955) Sarah Jane (Sally) Coleman appear in the photo below:


George Washington Coleman with his 4 sisters, Lou Coleman McGill, Lizzie Coleman Bolton, Millie Coleman Edmonds, and Sally Coleman Armor.

(949) Nancy Elizabeth (Lizzie) Coleman was born 11/27/1870, on Mowbray Mountain, TN.  She grew up on the mountain and moved to Bakewell with her family as a young woman in 1890.  On 3/25/1894, she married John V. Bolton in Hamilton Co., TN.  John was born 11/?/1872, in Graysville, TN, but was raised in Sale Creek, TN.  He was the son of David S. and Sarah E. Bolton.

In their early married life, Lizzie and John lived in Sale Creek where John was a merchant owning several General Stores in the North Hamilton County area as well as many other areas.  John traveled quite a bit as a young man but the family settled in Cincinnati, Ohio in the early 190O's.  John bought his first store in Cincinnati in 1922.  He would buy a fledgling store, make it prosperous, sell it and buy another.

Lizzie and John remained in Cincinnati for the rest of their lives, owning many stores.  He still owned the Home Store in Sale Creek at the time of his death on 1/26/1960, at the age of 87.  He was buried in Cincinnati.  Lizzie died 10/13/1961, in Cincinnati just one month and 16 days before her 91st birthday.  She was also buried in Cincinnati.  Little is known of them since they all grew up in Cincinnati. (949) Nancy Elizabeth (Lizzie) Coleman and husband John V. Bolton had:

(959)  1.  David Fletcher Bolton.           b. 10/?/1895, in Bakewell, TN.
(960)  2.  Benjamin Roy Bolton,             b. 02/?/1897, in Bakewell, TN. He
           married in 1921 and had 3 children.
(961)  3.  Arthur Lester Bolton,            b. 06/?/1898, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew
           up in Cincinnati, married and had 2 children.
(962)  4.  Clarence Bolton - He grew up in Cincinnati, married and had 2
           children.

(950) John William Coleman was born 03/09/1872, on Mowbray Mountain.  He grew up on the mountain and moved with his family to Bakewell as a young man in his late teens.  John farmed early in life but became a builder and building contractor.  On 8/29/1906, he married Annie Welch, a school teacher in the Hamilton County School System.  Annie was born 12/22/1880, on Mowbray Mountain, the daughter of Walter and Catherine Thomnas Welch, members of pioneer families of North Hamilton County.  Annie was educated on Mowbray, attended Terrell College, Louisiana State University and graduated from the University of Chattanooga.

John was a well known building contractor in N. Hamilton County, and throughout the county.  Annie taught in the Hamilton County-Chattanooga City school systems for nearly 50 years, teaching at Mowbray, Soddy, Gold Point, Bakewell, N. St. Elmo and Normal Park elementary schools.

John retired as a contractor and died in Chattanooga, TN, on 8/13/1944, at the age of 72 years, 5 months and 4 days.  He was buried in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

Annie retired from teaching that year after nearly 50 years.  She lived with her daughter on Signal Mountain until her death on 9/18/1965, just a little over 3 months before her 85th birthday.  John and Annie had 2 children.

(950) John William Coleman and wife Annie Welch had:

(963)  1.  Walter Welch Colemnan,             b. 02/03/1908, on Mowbray Mountain, TN
(964)  2.  Ben Addie Coleman,                 b. 03/31/1910, on Mowbray MTN, TN

(963) Walter Welch Colemnan was born 2/3/1908, on Mowbray Mountain, TN.  He has been married 3 times, 1st to Marion Skeen, then to Mary ? , and also to his present wife, Elenor Hayes.  Walter has lived in several areas of the Southeast, including Chattanooga, but presently lives in Springville, Ala. He has 5 children.

(964) Ben Addie Coleman (Parry) was born 3/31/1910, on Mowbray MTN, TN. She grew up in the Chattanooga area and married Arthur W. (Scotty) Parry, on 8/24/1946, at Signal Mountain, TN.  Scotty was born 11/8/1908, in Bradford, England.

Ben Addie and Scotty were well known in the Chattanooga area for their Day Lilly Nursery they ran on Signal Mountain.  They competed in shows throughout the South and on a national level.  They retired eventually from an active nursery and Scotty died on 11/19/1975.  Ben Addie still lives at their Signal Mountain home.  They had 2 children.

(951) Louella Elvira Coleman was born 03/09/1874, on Mowbray Mountain, TN. She grew up on the mountain and moved with her family to Bakewell at the age of 16. Around 1894 she married John R. McGill in Bakewell.  John was born 3/2/1861 in Bakewell, the son of William M. and Sarah McGill, members of one of the oldest families in the North Hamilton County area.

Lou and John lived in the Bakewell area all their lives.  They were affiliated with the Bakewell Presbyterian Church.  John was a farmer in the area until his death on 5/6/1920, at the age of 59.  He was buried in the Gray Cemetery.  Lou lived on for many years but never remarried.  She died at the home of her daughter, Eula, in Bakewell on 6/27/1961, at the age of 87 years, 3 months and 18 days.  She was also buried in the Gray Cemetery in Bakewell.

(951) Louella (Lou) Elvira Coleman and husband John McGill had 8 children:

(965)  1.  Eula McGill (Asure),                  b. 02/04/1896, in Bakewell
(966)  2.  Virgil C. McGill,                     b. 01/01/1899, in Bakewell, TN
(967)  3.  Blanche McGill,                       b. 11/26/1900, in Bakewell, TN
(968)  4.  Archie McGill,                        b. 01/17/1903, in Bakewell, TN
(969)  5.  Sally Marie McGill,                   b. 02/09/1906, in Bakewell, TN
(970)  6.  Irene McGill,                         b. 09/04/1907, in Bakewell, TN
(971)  7.  Harold DeWitt McGill,                 b. 11/26/1910,
(972)  8.  Brownie McGill (Doss),                b. 06/05/1916, in Bakewell, TN

(965) Eula McGill was born 2/4/1896, in Bakewell.  Eula grew up in Bakewell but traveled and lived in several different areas during her adult life before even- tually re-settling in Bakewell later in life.

She married Oliver Asure on 2/4/1925, in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Oliver was born 3/6/1896, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Oliver died at home in Bakewell in 1966.  Eula died 12/28/1982, just a little over 2 months short of her 87th birthday.  She was buried in the Coleman Cemetery, in Bakewell.  They had no children.

(966) Virgil C. McGill was born 1/1/1899, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell where he has lived most of his life.  In 1923, Virgil married Jean Stewart in Flint, Mich.  Jean was born 11/21/1901, in Sale Creek, TN.

Virgil worked for several years as a welder at Coleman Brothers Welding Shop in East Chattanooga, which was owned by Virgil's first cousins, George and Lavoy Coleman.

Virgil and Jean now live on ploy/bray Mountain where they are retired.  Virgil has been known as an avid hunter and fisherman for many years until recently when advancing age has begun to slow him.

(966) Virgil C. McGill and wife Jean Stewart had these three children:

(1209)  1.  Virgil C. McGill, Jr.,        b. in 1924, he died as a baby.
(1210)  2.  Bobbie Irene McGill,          b. 07/16/1926, in Bakewell, TN.  
(1211)  3.  M. (name withheld) McGill,    b. 08/29/1931, in Bakewell, TN.

(1210) Bobbie Irene McGill grew up in Bakewell and married James Lewis Yother in 1946, in Rossville, GA. J. L. was born 8/16/1925, on Mowbray Mountain. They had 4 children.

(1211) M. McGill resided on Mowbray Mountain.  He grew up in Bakewell and married B. Smith in Soddy, TN, on 11/1/1952. She was born 04/02/1934, in Soddy. He was employed as an electrician for W. C. Teas Co., in Chattanooga.  They had 5 children.

(967) Blanche McGill (Jones) was born 11/26/1900, in Bakewell, TN.  She great up in Bakewell and married William Springfield (Quincy) Jones on 1/10/1925, in Sale Creek, TN.  Quincy was born 10/15/1900, in Sale Creek.  Blanche and Quincy have made their home in Sale Creek all their married lives.  They had no children.

(968) Archie McGillwas born 1/17/1903, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell but left at the age of 17 for Flint, Mich., to work in the automobile factories, never to return to Tennessee to live.  He married Alma Tuck and they resided in Flint, Mich. all their married lives.  Archie was an auto worker.  They had 3 children.

(969) Sally Marie McGill was born 2/9/1906, in Bakewell, TN.  She died later that year.

(970) Irene McGill (Coulter) was born 9/4/1907, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell and married Lewis Murrell Coulter on 11/27/1927, in Georgia.  Lewis was born 8/31/1902, in Sale Creek, TN, and was a descendant of a pioneer North Hamilton County family.

Lewis worked for the Missouri Pacific R. R.  He and Irene lived in the Bakewell and Sale Creek area in their early years of marriage but eventually came to live in the Knoxville, TN. area.

Lewis died 2/28/1971, in Knoxville, TN.  He was buried in the Welch Cemetery, in Sale Creek.  Before her sister Eula's death, Irene had been splitting her time between her home in Knoxville and Eula's home in recent years.  She and Lewis had 2 children.

(971) Harold DeWitt McGill was born 11/26/1910, he died as a young child.

(972) Brownie McGill (Doss) was born 6/5/1916, at Bakewell, TN.  She married Taylor Doss on 6/15/1935, at Rossville, GA.  Taylor was born 1/16/1913, in Bakewell.

They lived in Bakewell most of their lives and presently make their home there.  They had 3 children.

(952) James (Jim) Allen Coleman was born 1/18/1876, on Mowbray Mountain, TN.  He grew up on the mountain and moved to Bakewell when he was 14, with his family.  He remained in Bakewell and farmed as a young man.

James married Ideemie (Deemie) Estella Hickman on 12/25/1899.  Deemie was born 1/30/1879, in Newton, Kansas.  She was the daughter of John Anderson and Sarah Jane Bandy Hickman of Bakewell.  She was the granddaughter of Henry Hickman, Jim's Aunt Margaret's second husband.

Jim and Deemie lived in Bakewell most of their married lives, but also lived in Soddy and Sale Creek for short periods of time.

Jim rented farms and raised crops, did carpentry work, ran a sawmill in Bakewell for awhile and ran a coal mine on Flattop Mountain for a time also. He was blessed with the Coleman ability to do most anything with his hands.  He and Deemie also ran a WPA cannery in Bakewell during the Great Depression of the 1930's.

Jim left Deemie after all their children were raised and married and lived around Chattanooga the last few years of his life.  He died on 11/19/1953, in Chattanooga, TN. just 2 months short of his 78th birthday.  He was buried in Chattanooga Memorial Park, in Red Bank, TN.  Deemie died at daughter Lorie's house on 1/17/1957, just 13 days before her 78th birthday.  She was buried beside Jim in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

(952) James "Jim" Allen Coleman and wife Ideemie (Deemie) Estella Hickman had 7 children:

(973)  1.  Orris Aurora "Iris" Coleman,     b. 11/29/1900, in Bakewell, TN
(974)  2.  Arnold Anderson Coleman,         b. 11/21/1901, in Bakewell, TN
(975)  3.  Mabel Thelma Coleman,            b. 04/04/1903, in Bakewell, TN
(976)  4.  George Orval Coleman,            b. 07/22/1906, in Bakewell, TN
(977)  5.  Lavoy Clinton Coleman,           b. 07/21/1911, in Dunlap, TN
(978)  6.  Elizabeth Jane "Lib" Coleman,    b. 11/26/1913, in Bakewell, TN
(979)  7.  Ova Lorie Coleman,               b. 09/13/1917, in Bakewell, TN

(973) Orris Aurora (Iris) Coleman (McKeehan) (Salvo) (Leach) was born 11/29/1900, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell and married Earl McKeehan on 1/31/1923, in Lafayette, GA.  She divorced Earl, then later remarried him.  Earl later died and she married Robert Salvo of Chicago, Ill. She later divorced Salvo and married Robert Leach of Milwaukee, Wisc.  Bob was born 6/5/1891, in Ottawa, Canada.  Bob ran a bee farm and had other businesses in Milwaukee.  They remained married until Bob's death on 8/9/1942, at the age of 51.  During her marriages Iris lived in Bakewell, Chattanooga, Chicago, California and Milwaukee.  After Bob's death, she eventually returned to Chattanooga and became the owner of Leach's Rest Home on Dayton Boulevard in Red Bank, TN  for many years.  In 1965 she sold the rest home and retired, living out most of the rest of her life in Red Bank.  She died 12/28/1979 in Chattanooga, TN, at the age of 79 years and 1 month.  Buried in Chattanooga Memorial Park, Red Bank, TN.  No children.

(974) Arnold Anderson Coleman was born 11/21/1901, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in the Bakewell area and became a well known amateur baseball player for Soddy in the late teens and early 20's.  He was signed by the Louisville Colenal's minor league baseball team in 1924, went to spring training but was either cut from the team or quit before the season started.

He married Anna Murriel Graves of Bakewell, in Sale Creek, TN, on 8/20/1924.  Murriel was born 9/17/1904.  Arnold and Murriel lived most of their married lives in either Bakewell or Rockwood, TN.  Arnold made his living as an automobile mechanic.  In 1953 Arnold divorced Murriel and married Wanda Strickland of Rockwood.  Arnold and Wanda were married around 2 years when Arnold died on 10/7/1955, just about 1.5 months before his 54th birthday.  He was buried in the Gray Cemetery, in Bakewell, TN.  Arnold had 2 daughters by his 1st wife and 2 sons by his 2nd wife. (974) Arnold Anderson Coleman had:

by wife Anna Murriel Graves
(980)  1.  Betty Louise Coleman,                 b. 07/11/1925, in Bakewell, TN
(981)  2.  Laura Margaret Coleman,               b. 06/18/1928, in Graysville, TN
by wife Wanda Strickland
(982)  3.  withheld Coleman,                                 b. late 1953 or early 1954
(983)  4.  withheld Coleman,                                 b. early 1956 after father's death

(980) Betty Louise Coleman was born 7/11/1925, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell and Rockwood and married Charles Cecil Logan.  Cecil was born 3/17/1922.  Betty and Cecil have lived almost their entire married lives in Miami, Fla.  They have 3 children.

(981) Laura Margaret Coleman (Pemberton), b. 6/18/1928, in Graysville, TN. She grew up in Bakewell and Rockwood and married C. W. Pemberton (or Pemberson?), Jr.  They live in Rockwood TN, and have 3 children.

(982) withheld Coleman, b. in late 1953 or early 1954.  He has lived in Rockwood all his life.  He is married and has 1 son.

(983) withheld Coleman, b. in early 1956 after his father's death.  He has also lived in Rockwood all his life and is married.  No children.

(975) Mabel Thelma Coleman (Pickel) was born 4/4/1903, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell and married Ernest Pickel, in Chattanooga, TN, on 4/9/1921.  Ernest was born 11/3/1899, in Oliver Springs, TN.  Thelma and Ernest lived in Bakewell and Red Bank early in their marriage.  Tragedy struck when Ernest was burned to death in an oil heater explosion in the basement of Loveman's Department Store in Chattanooga.  He lived several days after the explosion but had severe burns over his entire body.  He died 8/22/1929, at the age of 29.  Thelma never remarried but raised her children on her own.  She lived in Red Bank when Ernest died but soon moved back to Bakewell.  She helped support her family by working in a WPA cafeteria in Soddy during the depression, and later worked for many years at Miller's Department Store in Chattanooga as a switchboard operator, a position from which she retired.

She lived with her son Ernest Jr. all of his adult life and now resides in East Ridge, TN.  She and Ernest Sr. had 2 sons.

(975) Mabel Thelma Coleman and husband Ernest Pickel had:

(984)  1.  Ernest Pickel, Jr.,                     b. 05/14/1922, in Bakewell, TN
(985)  2.  James Edward (Brother) Pickel,          b. 03/05/1926, in Bakewell, TN

(984) Ernest Pickel, Jr., b. 5/14/1922, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Red Bank, Bakewell and Chattanooga.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army in WWII.  He married Josephine Hurst of La Grange, GA, on 10/12/1944, in La Grange.  Jr. worked for South Central Bell in Chattanooga most of his adult life.  He lived in Chattanooga during his early married life but lived most of the time in East Ridge, TN.  Jr. was known as an avid fisherman, hunter, outdoorsman and automobile enthusiast.  He died on 12/29/1982 of a heart attack at the age of 60 years, 7 months and 15 days.  He was buried in Chattanooga Memorial Park, Red Bank, TN.  Josephine has been ill for many years and presently lives in an institution in Chattanooga.  They had 1 son in Chattanooga.

(985) James Edward (Brother) Pickel, b. 3/5/1926, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Red Bank, Bakewell and Chattanooga, TN.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in WWII, where he learned the refrigeration trade.  James remained in the refrigeration business all his life.  He has worked all over the world and lived in several places in the U. S. such as Wisconsin, TNessee, Alabama, Texas and California.

He married Joyce Marrissi who was born 11/14/1925, in Iron Mountain, Mich.  They made their home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during their married lives.  They divorced and James has married twice since then.  He lived in Texas in the late 1980s.  He had 2 children by his 1st wife.

(976) George Orval Coleman was born 7/22/1906, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in and attended school at Bakewell.  He did all types of work as a young man but soon took up the trade of welding under Charlie Kimball and George Bailey at Chattanooga Welding and Machine Co.  He became known as a master welder where he worked for Ortmeier Machinery in Chattanooga for 2O years before opening his own welding shop with his brother Lavoy on Dodson Avenue in E. Chattanooga.

George married Gertrude Catherine Price on 11/15/1924, in Sale Creek, TN.  She was born 9/9/1905, in Nemo, TN.  George and Gertrude lived in Bakewell during the early years of their marriage but in the spring of 1928 bought property on Hedgewood Drive in Red Bank and lived there the rest of their married lives.

George divorced Gertrude and married Lucy Teasley Vandergriff of Hixson, TN.  They lived on Sandswitch Road in Hixson all of their marriage until George's death.

George was an avid outdoorsman and took pride in the game chickens that he raised.

George died 10/8/1961, at the home in Hixson, TN, at the age of 55 years, 2 months and 17 days.  He was buried in Chattanooga Memorial Park, in Red Bank.  Gertrude still lives in Red Bank and Lucy in Hixson.

(976) George Orval Coleman and his 1st wife Gertrude Catherine Price had three children, (no children by his second wife):

(1218)  1.  Ralph George Coleman,    b. 08/30/1925, in Bakewell, TN
(1219)  2.  Donald Edward Coleman,   b. 06/07/1928, in Chattanooga, TN
(1220)  3.  Dorothy June Coleman,     b. 08/13/1931, in Bakewell, TN

(1218) Ralph George Coleman, b. 8/30/1925, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Red Bank, TN, and attended school there.  He was a veteran of WW II.

Ralph married Audrey Colston on 4/30/1945, in Rossville, GA.  Audrey was born 12/21/1928, in Huntsville, Ala.  Ralph and Audrey lived in Chattanooga while they were married.  Ralph suffered drinking problems and Audrey divorced him, moved to Miami, Fla and later remarried.  Ralph never remarried.

Ralph worked at least some of the time at his father's welding shop in E. Chattanooga.  He died on 8/23/1966, in Buffalo, N. Y., just a week before his 41st birthday.  He was buried the day before his 41st birthday in Chattanooga Memorial Park.  Ralph and Audrey had 3 children.

(1219) Donald Edward Coleman, was born 06/07/1928, in Chattanooga, TN.  He grew up and attended school in Red Bank, TN.  He was married briefly to Mary Unknown.  Donnie had an unfortunate life in which he had several scrapes with the law from his late teens until his untimely death on 8/25/1953, at the age of 25 years, 2 months and 13 days, when he was shot and killed by a policeman during a burglary in Chattanooga TN.  He was buried in the Gray Cemetery, Bakewell.  He had no children.

(1220) Dorothy June Coleman (Downey) (Lewis), b. 8/13/1931, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Red Bank, TN, and attended school there.  She married first Samual F. Downey.  She married second Daniel Lewis.  Junie lived in the Chattanooga area most of her life.  She had 3 children, 1 by her first husband and 2 by her second.

(977) Lavoy Clinton Coleman was born 7/21/1911, in Dunlap, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell and attended school there.  He married Verna Moore Sowders on 8/6/1932, in Lakeview, GA.  Verna was born 4/18/1912, in Georgia.

They lived their early married life in Bakewell and on Bakewell Mountain.  Their house burned on Bakewell Mountain and they lost virtually everything.  They eventually settled in E. Chattanooga, just a few blocks from his and his brother's welding shop.  He and George ran the shop for many years and Lavoy continued to run for many years after George's death until Lavoy's retirement in the mid-1970's.

Lavoy retired to property on the Tennessee River in Meigs County, TN.  He died 1/26/1976, in Chattanooga, TN, at the age of 64 years, 6 months and 5 days Verna still lives on the river in Meigs County.  They had 3 children.

(978) Elizabeth Jane (Lib) Coleman (Hutchinson), b. 11/26/1913, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell, attended grammar school there and graduated from Soddy High in 1932.  She was one of the most outstanding female athletes ever to attend the old Soddy High as she led the girls track team to several county championships and the Soddy girls basketball team to a state championship in 1932.

After her graduation she married John Champion (Jack) Hutchinson on 6/2/1934, in Bakewell.  Jack was b. 1/17/1904, in Tifton, GA. Jack grew up on a farm in Tifton, attended Georgia Tech and went to work for American Telephone and Telegraph.

They moved to Atlanta, GA where they remained all their married lives except for 3 years in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. during the early and mid 1950's.

Lib remained active in sports for many years, bowling, fishing and coaching church basketball teams.  She was also an avid breeder of champion Pekinese dogs.  Jack retired in 1969.  They lived in retirement for several years and Jack's health failed all during this time.  He died of cancer and emphysema on 9/26/1978, in Atlanta at the age of 74.  He was buried in a family cemetery in Tifton.  Lib still lives in Atlanta with her youngest daughter.  Lib and Jack had 3 children.

(979) Ova Lorie Coleman (Yarborough), b. 9/13/1917, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell and attended school there.  She graduated from Soddy High School in 1935.  She moved to Chattanooga after graduation and worked for Loveman's in Chattanooga as a model.  While working for Loveman's she met and married James Monroe Yarborough.  The marriage was on 9/21/1940 in Rising Fawn, GA.  Jimmy was born 11/8/1914, in Birmingham, Ala.  He was the son of Cleveland and Daisy Deaver Yarborough.  Lorie and Jimmy lived in East Ridge, TN, most of their married lives except for several years in Atlanta, GA.  Jimmy was a WWII veteran and worked several years as the manager of the roofing department of Southern Blowpipe and Roofing in Chattanooga.  Lorie became a well known artist in the Chattanooga area.  Lorie and Jimmy divorced in September of 1967, after 27 years of marriage.  Jimmy remarried and died 5/25/1972, at the age of 57 in Chattanooga.  Lorie has never remarried and presently lives in and around the Chattanooga, TN, area.  Lorie and Jimmy had 2 children.

(953) Millie Catherine Coleman was born 10/31/1878, on Mowbray Mountain, TN.  She moved to Bakewell with her family around the age of 12.  She grew up in Bakewell and attended school there.  She married Richard Bascombe Edmonds on 5/11/1901, in Hamilton County, TN, by Burke Priddy, Justice of the Peace.  Richard was born 7/13/1874, in Sale Creek, TN , the son of Brice Anderson and Maggie Manning Edmonds.

Millie and Richard settled down to a long and fruitful marriage.  They lived in Bakewell all their married lives, raised 4 children and were long time members of the Bakewell Federated Church.

Millie died on 1/30/1955, in Bakewell, at the age of 76 years and 3 months.  She was buried in the Coleman Cemetery, Bakewell.  Richard died on 1/4/1961, at the home of his daughter in Bakewell.  He was 86 when he died.  He was also buried in the Coleman Cemetery.

(953) Millie Catherine Coleman and husband Richard Edmonds had:

(987)  1.  Leonard Edmonds,                    b. 04/25/1904, in Bakewell, TN
(988)  2.  Clarence Washington Edmonds,        b. 01/01/1906, in Bakewell, TN
(989)  3.  Ruth Annette Edmonds (Green),       b. 05/07/1913, in Bakewell, TN
(990)  4.  Richard Clifford Edmonds,           b. 06/12/1915, in Bakewell, TN

(987) Leonard Edmonds was born 4/25/1904, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell and was educated in local schools.  Leonard married Delphia Ann Harvey on 12/21/1932, in Graysville, TN.  Delphia was born 10/7/1907, on Flat Top Mountain, TN, the daughter of Ephram and Emma Jane Bowman Harvey.  Leonard and Delphia lived in Bakewell and in Chattanooga during their married lives. Leonard was a construction worker and retired from Brown Bros.  Construction in Chattanooga.

Leonard died 11/13/1968, in Chattanooga at the age of 64 years, 6 months and 18 days.  He was buried in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.  Delphia now lives in Rossville, GA next door to her and Leonard's only child.

(988) Clarence Washington Edmonds was born 1/1/1906, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell, attending school there.  He married Claudia Brannon on 7/7/1927, in Soddy, TN.  As far as I know Clarence and Claudia lived in Bakewell all their married lives, and raised their family there.

Clarence died 2/13/1954, at the age of 48 years, 1 month and 13 days. Claudia is now living in Sale Creek, TN.  Clarence and Claudia had 5 children.

(989) Ruth Annette Edmonds (Green) was born 05/07/1913, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell, attended school there and lived there all her life.  She married Otto B. Green on 1/26/1930, in Graysville, TN.  Otto was born 6/26/1907, on Flat Top Mountain, TN.  Otto died 3/13/1964, in Bakewell.  Ruth remained in Bakewell until her death on 12/18/1983.  She was buried in the Coleman Cemetery, Bakewell, TN.  Ruth and Otto had 7 children.

(990) Richard Clifford Edmonds was born 06/12/1915, in Bakewell.  Clifford grew up in Bakewell but little is known of him. Richard married 1st Evelyn Newman. Richard married 2nd Patricia Unknown. Richard married 3rd Elizabeth Goins.

(990) Richard Clifford Edmonds had several children.

(954) George Washington Coleman was born 05/04/1880, on Mowbray Mountain, TN.  He moved with his family as a boy to Bakewell after his mother died when he was 10 years old.  He was educated in local schools in Bakewell and farmed for some time with his father.

George never married, but after the death of his brother-in-law, John Armor, he went to Cincinnati for a period of time and helped raise his sister's children.

Around 1920 George moved to Dunlap, TN. to live on the farm of his 1st cousin George Hickman.  He remained there for 35 years until his death on 6/3/1955, 1 day short of being 75 years and 1 month old.  George is said to have loved the Sequatchie Valley and to have been a gentle, warm and compassionate man.  He was buried in the Hixson Cemetery, Dunlap, TN.

(955) Sarah Jane (Sally) Coleman was born 10/06/1882, on Mowbray Mountain, TN.

She moved with her family to Bakewell as a young girl.  She grew up and was educated in Bakewell schools and married John Armor on 1/9/1906, in Hamilton County, TN.  John was born 4/?/1879, in Bakewell.

Sallie and John lived in Bakewell during their married lives, however John died rather young, sometime in the 192O's.

After John's death Sallie moved to Cincinnati, OH, to be near her sister, Lizzie Bolton.  Her children were mostly in their teens then and she and her children, all remained in Cincinnati.  Sallie was the last surviving child of Ben and Addie Varner Coleman when she died in Cincinnati on 3/17/1963, at the age of 80 years, 5 months and 1 day.  She was buried in Cincinnati.  Sallie and John had 4 children.

(955) Sarah Jane (Sally) Coleman and husband John Armor had:

(991)  1.  Hayden Armor,                     b. 04/27/1909, in Bakewell, TN
(992)  2.  DeWitt Pat Armor,                 b. 03/21/1911, in Bakewell, TN
(993)  3.  Micheal Vance Armor,              b. 04/27/1913, in Bakewell, TN
(994)  4.  Anita Marie Armor,                b. 12/21/1915, in Bakewell, TN

(991) Hayden Armor was born 4/27/1909, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell and Cincinnati, OH.  He married Helen Smith of Kentucky on 5/10/1934. Helen was born 11/3/1918.  As far as I know they always made their home in Cincinnati.  Hayden is no longer living.  He and Helen had 2 children.

(992) DeWitt Pat Armor was born 3/21/1911, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell and Cincinnati.  He married Dorothy Weston in May of 1934.  Dorothy was born 8/21/1917, in Whitley City, Kentucky.  They also have always made their home in Cincinnati.  Pat and Dorothy have 3 children.

(993) Micheal Vance Armor was born 4/27/1913, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell and Cincinnati and married Emma Ruck on 4/27/1935.  Emma was born 4/19/1914, in Cincinnati.  Mike and Emma have also made their home in Cincinnati for all their married lives.  One of Mike's favorite pastimes over the years has been playing in a country & western band in the Cincinnati area. He and Emma have 3 children.

(994) Anita Marie Armor (Schwegman) was born 12/21/1915, in Bakewell, TN.  She moved to Cincinnati as a girl with her family.  She married Arthur A. Schwegman on 2/15/1955, in Cincinnati.  Arthur was born 4/30/1910, in Cincinnati.  They have 1 adopted daughter.

(956) Lewis Coleman was born 05/11/1885, on Mowbray Mountain, TN.  He moved to Bakewell with his family after his mother died when he was 5.  He grew up in Bakewell and married Lena Mae Greene.

Not much is known of the life of Lewis or his family.  His wife was a mountain woman and for at least several years of their marriage I believe they lived on either Bakewell or Sale Creek mountain.

Lewis and his family apparently didn't socialize with other family members much as a niece who grew up in Bakewell recollects that about the only time they saw Lewis or his family was when they came down off the mountain during strawberry picking season and canning season and the whole family would stay with them.

Lewis apparently farmed most of his life.  He was divorced from his wife later in life.  He died at his home at Bakewell on 12/27/1951, at the age of 66 years, 7 months and 16 days.  He was buried in the Varner Cemetery on Mowbray Mountain.

Lena Mae remarried a man named Rogers after her divorce of Lewis.  At last report she was living in a rest home near Dayton, TN, and was near 100 years old.

Lena Mae Greene (Coleman) (Rogers), former wife of Lewis Coleman, died 10/08/1934.  She was 88 years old. (956) Lewis Coleman and wife Lena Mae Greene had these children:

(995)  1.  James Nolan Coleman,          b. c1914
(996)  2.  Francis Coleman,              b. 11/2/1915, in Bakewell, TN
(997)  3.  Faye Coleman,                 b. c1916
(998)  4.  Henry Allen Coleman,          b. c1918
(999)  5.  John (Sonny) Coleman,         b. c1919
(1000)  6.  David Franklin Coleman,       b. c1921
(1001)  7.  Vernon Coleman (female),      b. c1922
(1002)  8.  Rhada Coleman,                b. c1924
(1003)  9.  Lillian Coleman,              b. c1925
(1004) 10.  Jean Coleman,                 b. c1926
(1005) 11.  June Coleman,                 b. c1928

(995) James Nolan Coleman, He lived in Chattanooga area most of his life.  He worked for Armour Company in Chattanooga, TN. at the time of his death. He died 5/15/1977 due to a drowning accident at Brown's Bridge in Sale Creek, TN.  He had 9 children.

(996) Francis Coleman was born 11/2/1915, in Bakewell, TN.  He married Myrtle Britt on 7/5/1939, in Rossville, GA.  She was born 6/26/1926.  Francis lived in Rossville at the time of his death on 10/24/1980, at the age of 64 years, 11 months and 22 days.  He and Myrtle had 2 children.

(997) Faye Coleman (Robinson) married Harold Robinson and they lived in Nebraska.  They had 3 children.

(998) Henry Allen Coleman lived in Hixson, TN and had at least 1 child.

(957) Jackson Coleman was born on Mowbray Mountain, TN, on 2/5/1887, he was the last child of Benjamin Carroll and Addie Varner Coleman to live to maturity.  He grew up in Bakewell but apparently never lived there as an adult, leaving Bakewell as a young man.

He married Etta Dunning of Graysville, TN and lived in Florida and Birmingham, AL.  Jack died on 3/23/1962, at the age of 75 years, 1 month and 18 days.  He was buried in Birmingham, AL.  He and Etta had 1 daughter.

(957) Jackson Coleman and wife Etta Dunning had:

(1006)  1.  Violet Coleman

(958) Adeline Coleman was born 9/15/1890, on Mowbray Mountain, TN.  She died on Mowbray Mountain on 10/12/1890, at the age of 27 days.  She was buried next to her mother in the Varner Cemetery, Mowbray Mountain.

 








 

Chapter 33.  Descendants of Lewis Washington Coleman of Bledsoe County Tennessee

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

(409) Lewis Washington Coleman, or Lute, was born 3/23/1844, in what was then Bledsoe County, TN, in the present county of Sequatchie somewhere in the vicinity of Lewis Chapel and Flat Top Mountain communities.  He lived on the mountain as a boy moving with his family off the mountain and into the valley to Retro (now Bakewell), TN, in the 1850's.

Lewis Washington, known as Lute, lived in Bakewell with his family and helped farm until the outbreak of the Civil War.

He joined the Union Army with his father on 2/10/1862, at Flat Lick, Kentucky.  He was a little over a month away from his 18th birthday when he enlisted for a period of three years.

Lute and his father were mustered in the 3rd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, Company H. under the command of General J. O. Spears, and were transferred to Portland, Ohio where he remained with the company until they began a march through the Cumberland Gap in East Tennessee and fought in the battle of Pine Mountain, TN, on 09/08/1862.

His company evacuated Cumberland Clap and on 9/22/1862, Lute was reported as leaving sick at Manchester, Kentucky.  This coincided with his father's departure due to illness the same day.  His father was subsequently captured by Confederate forces but there are no records in Lute's service record that indicates anything other than he was sick.

His records indicate that he did not rejoin the company until 9/25/1863, at which time he was charged with being absent without leave and was brought before a court martial of which there are no records of any results of the court martial.

It should be stated in defense of Lute and other family members who fought in the Civil War, that records were not well kept during the Civil War and even though his service record states he was absent without leave for over a year apparently any discrepancies or absences were clarified and justified due to the fact that in Lute's obituary when he died it states that an honorable discharge from the U. S. Army for service in the Civil War was one of his most prized possessions.

After Lute rejoined his company he remained with them through late September and October and participated in maneuvers around Chattanooga, TN, and between Chattanooga and Sale Creek, TN.  While encamped at Sale Creek Lute was given an authorized leave of absence by General Spears due to sickness on 10/28/1853.  This coincides with an authorized leave of absence Lute's father received at the same time.  It could have been that Lute's father was authorized a leave of absence due to Lute's illness.  Nevertheless being close to home Lute and his father apparently went back to Bakewell for the winter.

Lute is shown as being absent on all the company muster sheets in 1864, however there must be a discrepancy somewhere as he is shown on a muster out sheet in Nashville, TN, on 2/23/1865.  With no record of his whereabouts in 1864, it is impossible to tell what action he saw in the war during that year.

As mentioned Lute was mustered out of the Army at Nashville and the records indicate he was due $100 dollars pay.  The records also indicate he was discharged due to expiration of term of service.

Lute and his father returned to Bakewell and farming when the war was over.  Lute began several years of community service April of 1868, when he was elected Constable of the 12th District of Hamilton County, TN, a post which he held for 12 years.

He married Jane Early Hughes on 12/15/1868, in Hamilton County, TN.  Jane was born 01/?/1842, in Tennessee.  She was the daughter of J. F. and Sarah Early, residents of Soddy, TN.  There is conflicting testimony conerning her.  She was the widow of a man named Hughes when she married 'Lute' Coleman.  However, there is one report that he was a confederate officer killed in the Civil War and another that he died in Andersonville Prison as a union soldier.  Also, this man Hughes may have been William Hughes, who was the son of Lute Coleman's grandfather, Hezekiah Hughes, making him Lute's uncle.

On 02/15/1869, Lute's grandfather, Hezikiah Hughes, deeded him 350 acres of land in the "Old 12th District" of Hamilton County.  I do not know exactly where this land was located but as far as I know, Lute lived near Soddy, TN most of his married life somewhere around the present site of Soddy Lake.  He acquired one other large tract of land on 9/16/1892, when he bought 164 acres from J. W. Clift in Soddy.  Most other transactions were of a minor nature involving small tracts of land, mostly with family members such as his brother Ben, and his father-in-law.  He sold the 164 acres he bought from Clift on 12/09/1909.

Lute was a farmer most of his life while in Soddy.  He also served as the Postmaster at Soddy for a number of years and was a Mason while there.  He and his family were members of the Presbyterian Church; possibly the Soddy Presbyterian Church as he had two children buried in the Soddy Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Lute and his wife moved west to Post, Texas in 1916.  Most of his children had already moved out there a few years before.  They established a farm on the prairie of the Texas panhandle.

Jane died in Post, Texas in 1920 at the age of 78.  She was buried in Post.  Lute continued to farm for several years but eventually retired and established residence with a daughter-in-law and her family in Post.

Lute remained active up until he became ill about 4 months before he died.  Lute passed away 12/30/1938, in Post, Texas, at the age of 94 years, 9 months and 7 days.  He was buried in Terrace Cemetery, in Post, Texas.


The children of Lewis W. and Jane Early Hughes Coleman

(409) Lewis Washington "Lute" Coleman and Jane Early Coleman had these six children:

(1007)  1.  Nancy Anne Coleman,    	   b. 10/24/1869, in Soddy, TN
(1008)  2.  John Bruce Coleman,    	   b.  9/17/1872, in Soddy, TN
(1009)  3.  James Franklin Coleman,	   b. 12/31/1875, in Soddy, TN
(1010)  4.  Mary Viola Coleman,              b.  3/ ?/1877, in Soddy, TN
(1011)  5.  Joseph Allison Coleman,          b.  9/13/1879, in Soddy, TN
(1012)  6.  Cokeland M. Coleman,             b. 11/01/1882, in Soddy, TN

(1007) Nancy Anne Coleman was born 10/24/1869, in Soddy, TN.  She died 11/1/1870, in Soddy at the age of 1 year and 7 days.  She was buried in the Soddy Presbyterian Cemetery on Hixson Pike in Soddy.

(1008) John Bruce Coleman was born 9/17/1872, in Soddy, TN.  John grew up in Soddy and attended school there.  He graduated from the Soddy school on 12/7/1839 according to his diploma.

After graduation he began work with his father as an apprentice carpenter.

In 1892 John went to stay with two uncles, Al and Sam Early in Comanche County, Texas.  He remained in Comanche County for a few years working at his uncle's cotton gin.

In 1895 or 1896 he moved to Scurry County, Texas to work as a carpenter building homes on farms as the area was just beginning to become well populated.  He boarded with the Davis family of Snyder, Texas while residing in Scurry County.

John was set to enlist in the Army in 1898 when the Spanish-American War broke out but was stricken with typhoid fever and was unable to join.  His mother had to come from Soddy and helped nurse him back to health.  He returned to Soddy to complete his recovery and then returned to Snyder and met Maggie Mae Mason whom he married on 12/4/1901.

John and Maggie lived in Snyder, Texas until early 1907 when they moved back to Soddy, TN.  They remained in Soddy for three years.  During that time, John helped build a large, fine hotel on Lookout Mountain.

John and his family moved back to Texas in 1910 to a new prarie town called Post which was just being developed.  Much building was going on at that time and carpenters were in demand.  He built many of the homes in the town of Post and later several homes on the prarie after it was opened for settlement.

John and his family moved in 1912 to the plains near Double U Commissary and then bought a farm in the Graham community in 1914.  John served as the Garza County Treasurer from 1916 to 1918.

John died in June of 1918 at the age of 45. 

(1008) John Bruce Coleman and Maggie Mae Mason had these eight children:

(1013)  1.  Lewis William Coleman,                  b. 10/27/1902, in Snyder, TX
(1014)  2.  James DeWitt Coleman,                   b. 11/26/1904, in Snyder, TX
(1015)  3.  Gwendolyn Mae Coleman,                  b. 11/09/1906, in Snyder, TX
(1016)  4.  Joseph Bruce Coleman,                   b. 01/26/1909, in Soddy, TN
(1017)  5.  Maurine Coleman,                        b. 09/17/1912, in Post, TX
(1018)  6.  Maurice Coleman,                        b. 09/17/1912, in Post, TX
(1019)  7.  Johnnie May Coleman,                    b. 12/05/1915, in Post, TX
(1020)  8.  Annie Laura Coleman,                    b. 11/25/1918, in Post, TX

(1013) Lewis William Coleman was born 10/27/1902, in Snyder, Texas.  He grew up on the plains of the Texas panhandle except for 3 years in Soddy, TN.  He married Catherine Watkins in San Antonio, Texas on 6/5/1947.  Catherine was born 11/25/1900, in South Haven, Michigan.  They have no children.

(1014) James DeWitt Coleman was born 11/26/1904, in Snyder, Texas.  He also grew up in Texas except for a short stay in Soddy.  He married Pauline Dodson on 11/23/1940.  Pauline was born l/8/1910, in Jones County, Texas.  Dee died on 2/17/1965, at the age of 60 years, 1 month and 21 days.  He and Pauline had no children.

(1015) Gwendolyn Mae Coleman was born 11/9/1906, in Snyder, Texas, she also grew up in Texas except for the 3 years in Soddy.  She married James Walter Boren on 12/23/1929, in Snyder, Texas.  Walter was born 9/19/1900, in Snyder, Texas.  Walter and Gwen have been very active in the civic affairs of the town of Post, Texas over the years and are some of the town's leading citizens.  Gwen is also interested in her family history and has been instrumental in the procurement of information on her grandfather Lute Coleman's family.  Gwen and Walter still reside in Post where they have 4 children.

(1016) Joseph Bruce Coleman was born 1/26/1909, in Soddy, TN.  He moved to Texas with his family as a baby.  He grew up on the Texas plains and died in Post, Texas, on 5/17/1928, at the age of 19 years, 3 months and 22 days.

(1017) Maurine Coleman (Griffin) was born 9/17/1912, in Post, Texas.  She married Gilbert Lee Griffin on 11/7/1935, in Crane, Texas.  Gilbert was born 8/14/1911, in Anderson County, Texas.  No children.

(1018) Maurice Coleman (Bush) was born 9/17/1912, in Post, Texas.  She married W. C. Bush on 4/8/1931, in Slaton, Texas.  W. C. was born 2/13/1913, in James County, Tx.  She is the twin sister of Maurine.  They have no children.

(1019) Johnnie May Coleman (Francis) was born 12/5/1915, in Post, Texas.  She married Burney Wayne Francis on 6/4/1942, in Slaton, Texas.  Burney was born 11/19/1912, in Dallas County, Texas.  They have 1 son.

(1020) Annie Laura Coleman (Francis) was born 11/25/1918, in Post, Texas.  She was born six months after her father died.  She married Thurman Charlie Francis on 10/16/1941, in Post, Texas.  Charlie was born 7/25/1913, in Dallas, Texas.  They have 1 daughter.

(1009) James Franklin Coleman was born 12/31/1875, in Soddy, TN.  He grew up and was educated in Soddy.  I am not sure when Jim left Soddy or if he went to Texas and lived near the rest of his family, but he became an ordained Presbyterian minister, a vocation which caused him to make his home in several southeastern states during his lifetime, but for the most part in Virginia.

He married Sara Morton Daniel on 6/5/1910, in Granville County, North Carolina.  Sara was born 4/10/1878, in Granville County.

Jim and Sara moved to Marganfield, Ky., then to Tennessee, Georgia and finally to Virginia.  They lived out the remaining years of their lives in the Shenandoah Valley town of Lexington, Virginia.  Jim preached there for many years and retired from the ministry in Lexington.

Sara died 7/20/1956, in Lexington, Va., at the age of 78.  Jim died in Lexington on 11/26/1961, just a month and 4 days before his 86th birthday.

(1009) James Franklin Coleman and wife Sara Morton Daniel had these seven children:

(1021)  1.  Alice Jane Coleman,                    b. 08/29/1911, in Stovall, NC
(1022)  2.  Mary Venable Coleman,                  b. 12/05/1912, in Morganfield, KY
(1023)  3.  Sara Elliot Coleman,                   b. 05/21/1914, in Morganfield, KY
(1024)  4.  Frances (Beverly) Coleman,             b. 09/03/1916, in Cornersville, TN
(1025)  5.  Wilma Daniel Coleman,                  b. 05/15/1918, in Roswell, GA
(1026)  6.  James Franklin Coleman, Jr.,           b. 02/11/1921, in Roswell, GA
(1027)  7.  Virqinia Bailey Coleman,               b. 08/15/1922, in Millboro, VA

(1021) Alice Jane Coleman (Foltz) was born 8/29/1911, in Stovall, North Carolina.  She lived in Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia as a child but grew up mainly in Virginia.  She married Wayne Lee Foltz on 8/25/1934, in Murat, Virginia.  Wayne was born 6/26/1909, in Washington, Virginia.  Alice and Wayne lived most of their married lives in Lexington, VA.  Wayne died on 7/19/1967, at the age of 58.  Alice now lives in Billings, Montana.  They had 1 child.

(1022) Mary Venable Coleman (Jones) was born 12/5/1912, in Morganfield, Kentucky.  She lived in Tennessee and Georgia but grew up mostly in Virginia.  She married Martin Lee Jones on 6/16/1934, in Lexington, Virginia. Martin was born 4/29/1911, in Baltimore, Maryland.  Mary died 6/14/1978, at the age of 65 years, 6 months and 9 days.  1 child.

(1023) Sara Elliot Coleman (Bull) was born 5/21/1914, in Morganfield, KY.  She lived in Tennessee and Georgia as a child but grew up mainly in Lexington, VA.  She married Robert Ira Bull on 7/16/1937, in Lexington, VA.  Bob was born 4/28/19??, in Newark, N. J.  They have 1 child.

(1024) Frances (Beverly) Coleman (Seay) was born 9/3/1916, in Cornersville, TN.  She married William Marion Seay.  Beverly died 12/22/1971, at the age of 55 years, 3 months and 19 days.  They had 2 children.

(1025) Wilma Daniel Coleman was born 5/15/1918, in Roswell, Georgia, she died as an infant on 10/18/1918, in Roswell at the age of 5 months and 3 days.

(1026) James Franklin Coleman, Jr. was born 2/11/1921, in Roswell, GA.  He moved to Lexington, VA as a boy with his family and grew up there.  He married Jeanette Viar of Buena Vista, Virginia.  They have 2 children.

(1027) Virqinia Bailey Coleman (Jeremias) was born 8/15/1922, in Millboro, Virginia.  She grew up in Virginia and married Charles O. Jeremias.  Charles was born 1/18/1922, in Baltimore, MD.  They have 4 sons.

(1010) Mary Viola Coleman was born 03/?/1877 in Soddy, TN.  She grew up in Soddy and married Luther LeRoy Wilson, who was born in Indiana.  They were married on 4/4/1906, in Hamilton County, TN.  Mary and Luther lived in Soddy during the early years of their marriage.  They later moved to Texas where her brothers and parents had moved.  Mary and Luther are now deceased, Luther dying in San Francisco, California. 

(1010) Mary Viola Coleman and husband Luther LeRoy Wilson had these two children:

(1028)  1.  Helen Narcissus Wilson (Richards),        b. 03/21/1907, in Soddy, TN
(1029)  2.  James Clift Wilson,                       b. 10/19/1909, in Soddy, TN

(1028) Helen Narcissus Wilson (Richards) was born 03/21/1907, in Soddy, TN.  She has lived in Dallas, Texas and Post, Texas most of her life.  She married but had no children.

(1029) James Clift Wilson was born 10/19/1909, in Soddy, TN.  His middle name came from Dr.  Clift of Soddy who delivered him at birth.  Jim also grew up in Texas, married but had no children.

(1011) Joseph Allison Coleman was born 9/13/1879, in Soddy, TN.  He grew up in Soddy and was educated there.  He married Lelia Emily Stone on 2/14/1997, in Chattanooga TN.  Lelia was born 4/2/1882, in Anderson County, South Carolina.

Joe and Lelia spent the first several years of their married lives in North Hamilton County, TN, but later moved to Post, Texas after the birth of their last children.

Joe died on 4/2/1933, in Post at the age of 53 years, 6 months and 20 days.  Lelia died 4/3/1969, at the age of 86.

(1011) Joseph Allison Coleman and wife Lelia Emily Stone had 6 children:

(1030)  1.  Cokeland Benjamin Coleman,           b. c1910
(1031)  2.  Barbara Martha Coleman,              b. 11/19/1911, in Soddy, TN.
(1032)  3.  Emily Jane Coleman,                  b. 10/10/1913, in Soddy, TN
(1033)  4.  Helen Virginia Coleman (Smith),      b. 07/02/1916, in Soddy, TN
(1034)  5.  Joseph Lewis Coleman, (twin)         b. 10/31/1919, in Graysville, TN
(1035)  6.  Mary Lelia Coleman (Marquez), (twin) b. 10/31/1919, in Graysville, TN

(1030) Cokeland Benjamin Coleman was born 5/30/1908, in Soddy, TN.  He married Muriel Collins.  They have 1 child.

(1031) Barbara Martha Coleman, b. 11/19/1911, in Soddy, TN.

(1032) Emily Jane Coleman was born 10/10/1913, in Soddy, TN.  She died 8/16/1980, at the age of 66 years, 10 months and 6 days.

(1033) Helen Virginia Coleman (Smith) was born 7/2/1916, in Soddy, TN.  She married George Ingle Smith.  Virginia now lives in Pueblo, Colorado.  She and George have 1 child.

(1034) Joseph Lewis Coleman was born 10/31/1919, in Graysville, Tennessee.  He married Syble Unknown.  No children.

(1035) Mary Lelia Coleman (Marquez) was born 10/31/1919, in Graysville, TN.  She is the twin sister of Joseph Lewis Coleman.  She married Peter Boulen Marquez.  They had 1 son.

(1012) Cokeland M. Coleman was born 11/1/1882, in Soddy, TN, he was the youngest child of Lewis W. and Jane Early Coleman.  Coke grew up in Soddy and was educated there also.  He lived and worked in Soddy as a young man.

Coke was killed in an unfortunate accident on 7/19/1913.  According to a niece, Coke hitched a team of mules to a wagon for a trip into Chattanooga on that warm summer day.  She said he may have been drinking that day and when he left home he was driving the wagon in a wreckless manner.  Not too far from his home while still in Soddy, Coke lost control of the wagon and it slammed into a large tree.  On impact Coke was thrown from the seat of the wagon and into the tree, killing him.

Coke was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Soddy, Tennessee.  He was 30 years, 8 months and 13 days old at the time of his death.  He never married.

 








 

Chapter 34.  Descendants of Millie America Coleman Barnes of Bledsoe County Tennessee

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

(410) Millie America Coleman (Barnes) was born 6/29/1846, on Walden's Ridge in what was then Bledsoe County, between the settlements of Lewis Chapel, TN, and Flat Top Mountain, TN. She was the last child of Benjamin Franklin Coleman and Nancy Hughes Coleman.  As a young girl she moved with her family to Bakewell, TN

Her teenage years would be hard for her.  Her mother died when she was 13 [1859 or 60, ed.].  Her father remarried the following year [1860/1] and then two years later [1862/3], following the outbreak of the Civil War, she saw her father and both brothers leave home to fight in the war leaving her alone with her step-mother and an infant half-sister to take care of home and farm.  Millie was a gentle but tough person and made it through the ordeal.

She married George Robert Barnes on 11/11/1873, in Hamilton County, TN.  Bob was born 10/11/1849, the son of James and Nancy Barnes of Bakewell.

Bob and Millie lived in Bakewell.  Bob was a farmer and well known citizen of the Bakewell community.  Their house in Bakewell stood across from a tavern on Hiway 27, between the Big Opposum and Little Opposum creeks.  This house was torn down during the winter of 1983- 1984.  Bob died on 11/22/1899, at the age of 50.  He was buried in the Gray Cemetery, Bakewell.

Millie continued to live in Bakewell for the rest of her life.  She was always a very active woman and continued to be so almost up to the end of her life.  At age 98 she still tended to her self, cooked and worked in her flower garden.  Millie died on 9/1/1946, in Bakewell at the age of 100 years, 2 months and 3 days.  She was buried in the Gray Cemetery in Bakewell. 

(410) Millie America Coleman and Bob Barnes had 5 children:

(1036)  1. James Franklin Barnes,           b.       1875, in Bakewell, TN
(1037)  2. William Larkin Barnes,           b.  4/25/1876, in Bakewell, TN
(1038)  3. John Robert Barnes,              b.  3/26/1879, in Bakewell, TN
(1039)  4. Ethel Cordelia Barnes,           b.  6/28/1882, in Bakewell, TN
(1040)  5. Daisy Mary Barnes,               b. 12/27/1884, in Bakewell, TN
(1041)  6. Laura Estella Barnes,            b.  7/29/1888, in Bakewell, TN

(1036) James Franklin Barnes was born in early 1875, in Bakewell, TN.  James grew up to be a very successful and promising young man.  He was a college graduate and became an outstanding news reporter for the old Chattanooga News.

He married Eva Hayden in Hamilton County, TN, on 4/6/1903.  Jim and Eva made their home in North Chattanooga, TN (then called Hill City, TN).  The future looked very bright for Jim and Eva in the early spring of 1908.  They had two wonderful children and Jim had just closed a deal that made him the owner of the newspaper at Anniston, Alabama.  He had also just closed a deal to sell his house in preparation for the move when tragedy struck.

On the morning of 3/30/1908, Jim arose around 5:00 A.M.  He decided to let his wife sleep a little later so he got up and proceeded to build a fire in the cookstove in the kitchen and prepare breakfast.  The children awoke when he got up and came into the kitchen with him.  The fire did not start easily and he got a can of kerosene or some type of combustible liquid to pour on it and help it along. Just as he was pouring the liquid on the fire it ran up the stream and into the can exploding in his hand and completely engulfing him and his daughter in flames. He and his daughter were burnt over their entire bodies.  Little Marguerite, who was only 3 years old, died that afternoon.  Somehow Jim lingered on through the night and died the following morning.  He and his daughter were buried together on 4/2/1908, in Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanoaoga, TN.  His wife Eva, grief stricken, lived only a few months after the accident.  Their son, Hayden, only 5 years old at the time of the accident, suffered irrepairable brain damage when his father tried to push him away from the flames and he hit his head on a door facing.  Hayden died around 1919.

(1037) William Larkin Barnes was born 4/25/1876, in Bakewell, TN.  Will grew up in Bakewell and was educated in the schools there.

He married Alice Spradling on 10/12/1913, in Bakewell.  Alice was born 5/11/1893, at Mt. Tabor, (near Bakewell) TN.

Will's life work was as a merchant in the Bakewell community.  He opened a country store around 1902 which he operated for 40 years.  The store was located on Retro-Hughes Road just west of the railroad tracks.  Will and Alice retired from operating the store in 1942.

In later years after retirement Will and Alice moved to Atlanta, GA.  Will died in Atlanta on 12/9/1957, at the age of 81 years, 7 months and 13 days.  He was buried in Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Chattanooga, TN.  In the mid 1970s, his wife was living in Atlanta at over 90 years of age.  Will and

(1037) William Larkin Barnes and wife Alice Spradling had 5 children:

(1042)  1.  Billie Barnes,                       b. 09/21/1914, in Bakewell, TN
(1043)  2.  John Robert Barnes,                  b. 08/17/1918, in Bakewell, TN
(1044)  3.  Helen Barnes (McRee),                b. 04/06/1920, in Bakewell, TN
(1045)  4.  Edwin C. Barnes,                     b. 09/17/1923, in Bakewell, TN
(1046)  5.  Virginia Barnes,                     b. 04/08/1927, in Bakewell, TN

(1042) Billie Barnes (Chapman) was born 09/21/1914, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell and was educated in Bakewell and Soddy schools.

She married Carl Chapman on 12/19/1936, in Rome, GA.  Carl was born 12/16/1912, in West Point, TN.

Carl was an educator in the Hamilton County School System and is retired from Red Bank Junior High School.  Billie is retired from Investors Diversified Services.  Billie and Carl presently make their homne in Red Bank, TN.  They have 1 child.

(1043) John Robert Barnes was born 08/17/1918, in Bakewell, TN.  He died 12/24/1919, at the age of 1 year, 4 months and 7 days.

(1044) Helen Barnes (McRee) was born 04/06/1920, in Bakewell, TN.  She was also raised in Bakewell and educated in the Bakewell and Soddy schools.

She married Marshall McRee on 12/24/1940, in Soddy, TN.  Marshall was born 12/22/1912, in Soddy, TN.

Helen and Marshall have lived most of their marriage in Atlanta, GA, their home at last report.  They had 3 sons.

(1045) Edwin C. Barnes was born 09/17/1923, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell and graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School.

Edwin lived most of his adult life in the Chattanooga area.  He was married twice, the second time to Leigh Ruth.  She was born 4/26/193O, in Johnson City, TN.

Edwin and Leigh lived in Hixson, TN, and he was an accountant for Red Food Stores in Chattanooga, at the time of his death on 2/25/1933, at the age of 59 years, 5 months and 18 days.  He was buried in Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Chattanooga.

Leigh was a receptionist for Dr. Charles Fussell in Chattanooga.  Edwin had 3 children, 1 by his first marriage and 2 by his second.

(1046) Virginia Barnes was born 04/08/1927, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell, but now lives in Atlanta, GA.  Never married.

(1038) John Robert Barnes was born 03/26/1879, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell and probably lived there all of his life.

He married Bessie Vandergriff on 10/07/1906, in Hamilton County, TN. Bessie was born 07/20/1888, in Bakewell.

John died 9/12/1939, in Bakewell, at the age of 60 years, 5 months and 18 days.  He was buried in the Gray Cemetery, Bakewell.  Bessie died 10/9/1979 in Soddy, TN, at the age of 91.  She was also buried in the Gray Cemetery. 

(1038) John Robert Barnes and wife Bessie Vandergriff had:

(1047)  1.  Robert J. Barnes,               b. 08/29/1907, in Bakewell, TN
(1048)  2.  Raymond J. Barnes,           b. 05/03/1908, in Bakewell, TN
(1049)  3.  Bruce Barnes,                      b. 08/22/1913, in Bakewell, TN
(1050)  4.  Eileen Barnes,                      b. 03/06/1916, in Chattanooga, TN
(1051)  5.  Mildred Barnes,                          b. 06/22/1918, in Bakewell, TN
(1052)  6.  John Robert Barnes, Jr.,       b. 08/16/1921, in Bakewell, TN
(1053)  7.  Katherine Barnes,                    b. 02/18/1929, in Bakewell, TN

(1047) Robert J. Barnes was born 08/29/1907, in Bakewell, TN.  He died 8/21/1910, in Bakewell, just one week before his 3rd birthday.

(1048) Raymond J. Barnes was born 5/3/1908, in Bakewell, TN.  He died 9/26/1912, in Bakewell at the age of 4 years, 4 months and 23 days.

(1049) Bruce Barnes was born 8/22/1913, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell and was educated in the Bakewell and Soddy schools, but lived elsewhere most of his adult life, while in the merchant marines.  He married Aline Dardaux, and now lives in Port Arthur, Texas.  He and Aline had 3 children.

(1050) Eileen Barnes (Adams) was born 3/6/1916, in Chattanooga, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell and was educated in Bakewell and Soddy schools.  She married James Adams then later married Warren G. Irwin.  She lived in Soddy and had four children, all by her first marriage.

(1051) Mildred Barnes (Benjamin) was born 6/22/1918, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell and married William P. Benjamin.  They now live in Kirbyville, Texas, and have 3 children.

(1052) John Robert Barnes, Jr. was born 8/16/1921, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell and married Juanita Newman.  They lived in Flint, Michigan and had four children.

(1053) Katherine Barnes was born 02/18/1929, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell and married Carl Robert Biggs.  They had one child.

(1039) Ethel Cordelia Barns was born 06/28/1882, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell and married Samual James Smith on 4/5/1903, in Hamilton County, TN.  They lived in Bakewell for the first 14 years of marriage, then moved to Soddy where they remained the rest of their lives.

Jim died 04/25/1955, in Soddy, TN.  Ethel died 8/?/1950, at Soddy.  She was 77 years old. 

(1039) Ethel Cordelia Barns and husband Samual James Smith had eight children:

(1054)  1.  Hazel Smith,                     b. 02/25/1904, in Bakewell, TN
(1055)  2.  Mamie Smith,                     b. 12/15/1905, in Bakewell, TN
(1056)  3.  Gladys Smith,                    b. 03/10/1907 (or 1908), in Bakewell, TN
(1057)  4.  William Claude Smith,            b. 10/23/1910, in Bakewell,
(1058)  5.  Gertrude Smith,                  b. 04/15/1913, in Bakewell, TN
(1059)  6.  Alyne Smith,                     b. 05/21/1915, in Bakewell, TN.
(1060)  7.  James Smith,                     b. 04/14/1918, in Soddy, TN.
(1061)  8.  Homer E. Smith,                  b. 07/25/1921, in Soddy, TN

(1054) Hazel Smith (Gallent) was born 2/25/1904, in Bakewell, TN.  She married Virgil Gallent.  She died in Florida on 9/?/1981, at the age of 77.  She had 1 child.

(1055) Mamie Smith was born 12/15/1905, in Bakewell, TN.  She first married Unknown Johnson.  She second married Bernard F. Flerl.  Bernard was born 7/29/1905, in Soddy, TN, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Raleigh Flerl.  The marriage was on 10/08/1938 in Rossville, GA.

Mamie and Bernard lived in Chattanooga, TN.  Mamie had 3 children by her 1st marriage and 2 by her second.

(1056) Gladys Smith was born 3/10/1907 (or 1908), in Bakewell, TN. She grew up in Bakewell and married William Douglas Newman on 8/29/1926, in Soddy, TN.  Bill was born 6/27/1907, in Soddy.

Gladys and Bill lived in the Soddy area all their lives and had four children.

(1057) William Claude Smith was born 10/23/1910 in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell and Soddy and married Elizabeth McAfee on 12/23/1939 in Rossville, GA. Elizabeth was born 5/21/192O, in Daisy, TN.  Claude and Elizabeth lived in Soddy and had six children.

(1058) Gertrude Smith was born 4/15/1913, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in the Bakewell-Soddy area and married Russell Morgan on 7/11/1931, in Rossville, GA. They resided in Soddy and had 7 children.

(1059) Alyne Smith b. 5/21/1915, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in the Bakewell-Soddy area and married Ulyss R. Burris on 4/10/1906, in Rossville, GA. U. R. was born 2/14/1914, in Polk Co., TN.  They resided in Soddy and had four children.

(1060) James Smith was born 04/14/1918, in Soddy, TN.  He grew up in Soddy and married Rosalie Grant on 06/04/1942, in Rossville, GA.  Rosalie was born 1/28/1923, on Mowbray Mountain, TN, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Willie Grant.  They lived in Soddy and had two children

(1061) Homer E. Smith was born 7/25/1921, in Soddy, TN.  He grew up in Soddy and married Louise Denton on 8/31/1962, in Soddy.  Homer has a step-daugter from a previous marriage of Louise's named Alexis Denton Jenkins.

(1040) Daisy Mae Barnes was born 12/07/1884 in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up in Bakewell and was educated in local schools there.  She was a member of the Bakewell Federated Church.  Daisy never married and lived with her mother until her death.  Daisy lived out the remainder of her life in the Bakewell-Soddy area until her death at her home in Soddy on 11/17/1965.  She was buried in the Gray Cemetery, Bakewell, TN.

(1041) Laura Estella Barnes was born 07/29/1888, in Bakewell, TN.  She grew up and went to school in Bakewell.  She married Richard F. Green on 04/13/1914, in Hamilton County, TN.  Richard was born 05/01/1884, in Polk County, TN.  Laura and Richard lived the remainder of their lives in the Bakewell area, where they were members of the Sale Creek Church of Christ.  Richard died 10/11/195O, in Bakewell.  Laura died 7/10/1969, in Rhea County, TN, at the age of 81 years, 11 months and 12 days.  She was buried in the Gray Cemetery, Bakewell, TN. 

(1041) Laura Estella Barnes had three children:

(1062)  1.  Glen L. Barnes,                        b. 02/?/1908, in Bakewell, TN.
(1063)  2.  Roland Lee Green,                 b. 11/19/1915, in Bakewell, TN
(1064)  3.  Myrle E. Green,                       b. 06/24/1920, in Bakewell, TN.

(1062) Glen L. Barnes was born 2/?/1908, in Bakewell, TN.  He was raised in Bakewell at least partially by his grandmother Millie Barnes and his aunt Daisy.  He was educated in Bakewell schools.  He married Hazel Monroe on 4/4/1931, in Rossville, GA.  Hazel was born 10/18/1908 in Arkansas.

Glenn went to work for the Tennessee Valley Authority shortly after his marriage.  He and Hazel later moved to Red Bank, TN.  They became active in the community and became members of Red Bank Baptist Church where Glen was a Sunday School teacher, a deacon and Chairman of the Building Committee.  He was also a member of the Red Bank Masonic Lodge after formerly being the master of the Soddy Lodge.  Glenn was in the Maintenance and Construction Department of the T.V.A. at the time of his death on 04/08/1957, at the age of 49 years, 2 months.  He and Hazel had 2 children.

(1063) Roland Lee Green, b. 11/19/1915, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell and married Peggy Presley on 9/15/1951, in Rossville, GA.  Peggy was born 2/18/1931, in Hodgetown (near Bakewell), TN.  They lived in Bakewell and had 2 children.

(1064) Myrle E. Green was born 6/24/1920, in Bakewell, TN.  He grew up in Bakewell and married Myrtle Mosely on 4/10/1945, in Nacadoches, Texas.  Myrtle was born 4/7/1924, in Louisiana.  They lived in Soddy and operated a green house at their home.  They had two children.

 








 

Chapter 35.  Descendants of Nancy Easter Coleman Evans of Bledsoe County Tennessee

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

(411) Nancy was born 03/03/1862, in Bakewell, TN.  She was the only child from Benjamin Franklin Coleman's second marriage.  It was difficult for her to identify with her other half-brothers and sisters as a child because there was such an age gap.  She was 16 years younger than her closest older half-sibling and 13 years older than her nearest younger half-sibling.

From what her descendants reported, she had a fairly lonely and sad childhood.  Her father left to join the Union Army a month before she was born and wasn't home permanently until she was 3 years of age.  Her mother died when she was 10 years old, leaving her alone with her then 54 year old father who was unable to adequately take care of her.  It was reported to Cy that from that time until her marriage she was shuffled around from one relative to another.

Nancy's grandfather, D. S. Jones, had given Nancy and her mother 30 acres in Bakewell in 1872 where the Cincinnati Southern Railroad (now Southern Railway) would eventually build in a few years.  Nancy was involved in a lawsuit with the railroad in early 1878.  The railroad was suing for right-of-way and Nancy was countersuing for her fence being torn down and damage being done to property on her land.  Both sides apparently won as the railroad had to rebuild her fence and pay damages for the property damaged, but Nancy was forced to deed the railroad a corner of her property comprising 2.17 acres for the railroad right-of-way.

It was the remaining land Nancy apparently lived on after her marriage to William M. Evans on 09/01/1878, in Bakewell.  Francis Clarion Bandy, a lay minister of the Bakewell commmunity at that time, officiated the wedding.

Bill was born 10/11/1856, in Soddy, TN.  As far as is known, Nancy and Bill lived in the Bakewell-Soddy area for the rest of their lives.  Bill pursued farming as well as coal mining as an occupation.  He died on 11/14/1928, at the age of 72.  Nancy died 9/23/1935, at her daughter's home in Red Bank, TN.  She was 73 years, 6 months and 21 days old when she died.  She was buried in the Varner Cemetery, on Back Valley Road in Soddy, TN.

(411)Nancy Easter Coleman Evans and husband William M. Evans had these children:

(1065)  1.  Mary Elizabeth Evans                  b. 07/19/1879 in Soddy, TN
(1066)  2.  Jane Evans                            b. 03/02/1881 in Soddy, TN
(1067)  3.  John H. Evans                         b. 03/11/1883 in Soddy, TN
(1068)  4.  Guss Evans                            b. 10/17/1885 in Soddy, TN
(1069)  5.  James Evans                           b. 05/?/1889  in Soddy, TN
(1070)  6.  Ida Evans                             b. 12/15/189O in Soddy, TN
(1071)  7.  Ola Evans                             b. 05/18/1893 in Soddy, TN
(1072)  8.  Blanch Evans                          b. 11/22/1899 in Soddy, TN
(1073)  9.  Marshall Baxter Evans                 b. 07/02/1902 in Soddy, TN

(1065) Mary Elizabeth Evans was born 07/19/1879, in Soddy, TN.  She grew up in the Soddy-Bakewell area and married William J. Martin.  Mary and Will were lifelong residents of the Soddy area and members of the Soddy Methodist Church.  Will died first followed by Mary who died 7/25/1968, at the age of 89 years and 6 days.  She was buried in the Varner Cemetery, Back Valley Road, in Soddy, TN.  They had 1 child who died young, the name of which is unknown.

(1066) Jane Evans was born 03/02/1881, in Soddy, TN.  She grew up in the Soddy-Bakewell area.  She married Richard Griffith on 12/5/1904, in Graysville, TN.  Richard was born 4/19/1882, in Sale Creek, TN.  As far as I know Jane and Richard lived in the Sale Creek area most of their married lives. Richard died 3/6/1942, in Chattanooga, TN, just a month before his 60th birthday.  Jane died 1/30/1980, 2 months before her 99th birthday.  Both were buried in the Welch Cemetery, Bakewell. 

(1066) Jane Evans and husband Richard Griffith had two children.

(1074)  1.  Robert Griffith,                      b. 10/07/1905, in Sale Creek, TN
(1075)  2.  Lucille Griffith,                     b. 09/25/1908, in Sale Creek, TN

(1074) Robert Griffith was born 10/07/1905, in Sale Creek, TN.  He died 4/7/1965, in Chattanooga, TN, at the age of 59 years and 6 months.  He never married.

(1075) Lucille Griffith was born 09/25/1908, in Sale Creek, TN.  She married Claude William Mathis, on 7/25/1925 in Alton Park (Chattanooga), TN.  Bill was born 11/17/1903, in Chattanooga, TN.  He died 1/1/1946, in Chattanooga, at the age of 42.  Lucille lived in Chattanooga.

(1075) Lucille Griffith and husband Claude William Mathis had:

(1076)  1.  Billye Jane Mathis,                   b. 06/15/1927, in Chattanooga, TN

(1076) Billye Jane Mathis was born 06/15/1927, in Chattanooga, TN.  She married Kenneth Hemphill on 11/30/1952, in Chattanooga, TN.  Kenneth was born 6/21/1928 in Texas.  They now reside in Tampa, Florida.  They have 1 child.

(1067) John H. Evans was born 3/11/1883, in Soddy, TN.  He was raised and educated in the Soddy-Bakewell area and married Jessie Aline Davis on 6/1/1912.  Aline was born 4/20/1893, in Whitwell, TN.

John and Aline lived in Soddy all of their married lives.  John worked as a coal miner most of his life.  He retired from coal mining and was a member of the United Mine Workers local.  He and Aline were members of the Soddy Methodist Church.

John died 11/18/1967, at his home in Soddy, at the age of 84 years, 8 months and 7 days.  He was buried in the Varner Cemetery, Back Valley Road, Soddy. 

(1067) John H. Evans and Jessie Aline Davis had four children:

(1077) Mary Agnes Evans,                            b. 01/05/1914, in Soddy, TN
(1078) Roberta Pauline Evans,                       b. 08/15/1915, in Soddy, TN
(1079) William J. (Peanut) Evans,                   b. 09/28/1918, in Soddy, TN
(1080) John Evans,                                  b. lO/?/1924, in Soddy, TN

(1077) Mary Agnes Evans was born 01/05/1914 in Soddy, TN.  She married a distant cousin, Marvin Frank "Red" Coleman.  Their family is covered elsewhere in this writing.

(1078) Roberta Pauline Evans was born 08/15/1915, in Soddy, TN.  She grew up in Soddy and married McKinley Cunningham on 5/7/1943, in Rossville, GA. McKinley was born 12/19/1916, in Dayton, TN.  Pauline and McKinley made their home in the Chattanooga area most of their lives.  Pauline works at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library.  McKinley was a foreman for the Tennessee Valley Authority, before his death on 9/23/1971, in Chattanooga at the age of 54.  They had 3 children.

(1079) William J. (Peanut) Evans was born 09/28/1918, in Soddy, TN.  He grew up in Soddy and married Vivian West on 08/24/1940, in Rossville, Ca.  Vivian was born 8/15/1922, in Daisy, TN.  They now reside in Daisy, TN.  No children.

(1080) John Evans was born lO/?/1924, in Soddy, TN.  He died of a ruptured appendix while playing football in his front yard around the age of 16 or 17, approximately 1941.  Never married.

(1068) Guss Evans was born 10/07/1885, in Soddy, TN.  He grew up in the Soddy Bakewell area and married Mattie Elizabeth Newman on 10/16/1906, in Hamilton County, TN.  Mattie was born in Graysville, TN.  Guss and Mattie lived most of their married lives in Chattanooga, TN.  They are now deceased. 

(1068) Guss Evans and wife Mattie Elizabeth Newman had one son:

(1081)  1.  Newman Ralph Evans,               b. 07/04/1912, in North Chattanooga, TN

(1081) Newman Ralph Evans was born 07/04/1912, in North Chattanooga, TN.  He grew up in Chattanooga and married Marie Mayo on 10/16/1935, in Chattanooga.  Marie was born 2/13/1913, in Chattanooga.  They both lived in and around Chattanooga and remained there in the 1980s.  Newman Ralph Evans and wife Marie Mayo had two children.

(1069) James Evans was born 5/?/1889, in Soddy, TN.  He grew up in Soddy and married Annie Bremen.  Jim and Annie lived in Louden, TN, for a number of years.  Jim died 1/8/1914, in Louden.  They had no children.

(1070) Ida Evans was born 12/15/1890, in Soddy, TN, she died in Soddy on 3/1/1892, at the age of 1 year, 2 months and 14 days.

(1071) Ola Evans was born 5/18/1893, in Soddy, TN.  She grew up there and married 1st Edward Clements, also of Soddy on 12/10/1925, in Hamilton County, TN.  She married 2nd Harrison Reno (or Reneau) of Soddy.  Ola lived in the Soddy area most of her life but now resides in a rest home in Sarasota, Florida. 

(1071) Ola Evans and first husband Edward Clements had one son:

(1082)  1.  Wallace Clements,                            b. 9/?/1927, in Soddy, TN

(1082) Wallace Clements was born 09/?/1927, in Soddy, TN.   He married and had four children, two boys and two girls.  He lived in Sarasota, Florida.

(1072) Blanche Evans was born 11/22/1899, in Soddy, TN.  She grew up in Soddy and married Clarence S. West on 12/21/1919.  Clarence was born in Daisy, TN.  Blanche and Clarence lived most of their married lives in the Red Bank, TN area where Clarence was a traveling salesman for the Gilman Paint Company.  Blanche died 12/15/1958, nearly 1 month after her 59th birthday.  Clarence died 11/?/1965. 

(1072) Blanche Evans and Clarence S. West had four children:

(1083)  1.  Clarence Allen West,              b. 03/23/1920, in Chattanooga, TN
(1084)  2.  Glen E. West,                     b. 01/31/1922, in Chattanooga, TN
(1085)  3.  William West,                     b. 09/?/1924, in Chattanooga, TN
(1086)  4.  David Guss West,                  b. 8/23/1929, in Chattanooga, TN

(1083) Clarence Allen West was born 3/23/1920, in Chattanooga, TN.   He married Nell Liederman and lived in Chattanooga.  They had 2 children.

(1084) Glen E. West was born 1/31/1922, in Chattanooga, TN.  He grew up in the Chattanooga area and married Betty Jean Kyle on 10/21/1945, in LaFayette, GA.  Betty Jean was born 11/29/1926, in Chattanooga.  They presently reside in Chattanooga where Glenn is a technician for South Central Bell.  They have 2 children.

(1085) William West was born 09/?/1924, in Chattanooga, TN.  He grew up in the Chattanooga area but drowned in a boating accident at Hale's Bar Dam, on 5/30/1950, at the age of 25.  Never married.  No children.

(1086) David Guss West was born 08/23/1929, in Chattanooga, TN.  He grew up in the Chattanooga area and married Elizabeth Faye Revis in Chattanooga, TN on 2/14/1981.  Elizabeth was born 10/18/1948, in Chattanooga, TN.  They presently live in Chattanooga where Guss is an employee of DuPont.  He has 1 step-daughter.

(1073) Marshall Baxter Evans was born 07/02/1902, in Soddy, TN.  He died 10/6/1902, in Soddy, at the age of 3 months and 4 days.

 








 

Chapter 36.  Descendants of Benjamin Franklin Coleman IV of Bledsoe County, TN

By permission, the text below is excerpts from a book, The Colemans of North Hamilton County Tennessee by Cy Yarborough.
Editor's notes are my additions based on reports people have given me or I have researched - Wes Coleman

As previously mentioned, (412) Benjamin Franklin Coleman IV was not actually the son of Benjamin Franklin Coleman but his grandson.  He was born 6/?/1869, in Bakewell, TN, the illigetimate child of Benjamin Carroll Coleman and Martha Gross.  He was cared for by his mother and grandmother as a baby and just a few months before his 5th birthday his mother married his paternal grandfather.  Frank was raised as his grandfather's son and brother to his grandfather's children by his mother.  He was actually their half-brother and their nephew.

Frank grew up in Bakewell and was educated in the local schools.  According to relatives in the 1980s, Frank was particularly bright.  He was reported to have graduated from Friendsville Academy, a Quaker School that was located in Northeast Tennessee at that time.

Frank left the Bakewell area in the early 1900's and settled in Ft. Smith, Ark.  I've been told two different versions of why he left Bakewell.  One version was that he and his two younger brothers, Amos and Bill, had gone in together on farming some crops one year.  When harvest time came the crops were sold, their was a disagreement between the brothers on how the profits should be divided.  The disagreement became rather heated and Frank left Bakewell and went to Arkansas and Bill left and went to Chicago.

Another version is that upon graduation from Friendsville, Frank applied for a position with the U. S. Postal Service.  He gave a local Bakewell resident as a personal reference on his application and when contacted he informed the Postal Service of Frank's illegitimacy, which cost Frank the job.  It was said that after that, Frank soured on the Bakewell community and left.  Regardless of why Frank left, he never returned to Bakewell to live.  It isn't known exactly when Frank left but there was a land transaction involving Frank and his older half-brothers and sisters (they were also his aunts and uncles) in 1902 and in 1905, and that could have been when he left.

Little is known of Frank other than he remained in Arkansas most of the rest of his life, married a woman named Lyda and had 5 children.  Frank lived in Eureka, IL at the time of his brother Amos' death in 1956.  He was 8