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.