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Descendants of Robert Coleman of Nansemond County Virginia 1684-1930

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

 



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