CHAPTER 21 THE BLUFF SPRINGS COLEMANS * OF CHOCTAW COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI by J. P. COLEMAN One of the most prominent families in the Northern part of Choctaw County, in the Bluff Springs area, South of Eupora and South of Big Black River, was that of Absolom M. (Abb) Coleman, Confederate soldier. His grandson, Earnest E. Coleman, who served for approximately twenty years as the Marshal of Eupora, was one of the writer's most cherished friends. This is a large and extensive family, and they are all descended from Robert Coleman of Mill Creek, Union County, South Carolina. We have already seen in the pages on Amelia County; Virginia, that William Coleman, Sr. died in Amelia County, where his Will was admitted to probate in 17Unknown. His son, Robert, the Executor of his Will, moved, in 1754, to then Lunenburg County, occupying land on both sides of Allen's Creek, which empties into the Roanoke River in present day Mecklenburg County. We there take up the thread as follows: Land Deed Book 4, Page 405, Lunenburg County, October 1, 1754, Thomas Hankings to Robert Coleman "of Amelia County" 368 acres on both sides of Allen's Creek. Book 4, Page 275, November 8, 1755, Nicholas Major, Jr., sold Robert Coleman 142 acres on the South side of Allen's Creek. Land Deed Book 5, Page 120, December 31, 1757. James Tucker sold Robert Coleman 100 acres on the lower side of Allen's Creek. Land Deed Book 6, Page 538 Lunenburg County, Virginia, December 1, 1761. Robert Coleman and Ann, his wife, to John Alloway, 142 acres on Allen's Creek and Mountain Branch. Deed Book 10, Page 90, Lunenburg County, Virginia, November 9, 1764, Robert Coleman, Lunenburg County, with Christopher Coleman for a witness sold Thomas Farrar 140 acres on Allen's Creek. Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg County, Virginia. Tithes, June 10, 1764. * Descendants of Robert Coleman of Union County, South Carolina, formerly of Amelia and Luenburg Counties, Virginia. - 267 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY Robert Coleman Phil Coleman Abner Coleman Christopher Coleman James Coleman William Coleman Stephen Coleman, Cornwall Parish Richard Coleman Cluverius Coleman Land Deed Book 10, Page 34, Lunenburg County, November 27, 1764, Robert Coleman of Lunenburg County to Christopher Coleman 168 acres on the South side of Allen's Creek at the mouth of Easter's Branch. Mecklenburg County Records, Boydton, Virginia, Book 1, Page 194, August 26, 1765, Christopher Coleman to James Easter, 168 acres on the South side of Allen's Creek. Office of the Secretary of State, Columbia, South Carolina, grant from the Honorable William Bull, sixth Governor of South Carolina, September 9, 1774, to Robert Coleman for six hundred acres on both sides of Mill's Creek. Recites that the land had originally been granted to Robert Coleman by the Governor of North Carolina on April 28, 1768, but by the running of the boundary had fallen within the limits of South Carolina. Mill's Creek is a branch of Pacolet River. North Carolina Land Grants, April 28, 1768. 200 acres to Christopher Coleman on Mill Creek in Mecklenburg, County, North Carolina. (Later South Carolina). Phillip Coleman, 150 acres, Mecklenburg County, March 1, 1788, on the waters of Coldwater. 600 acres granted to Robert Coleman, of which we already had a record, was entered January 1, 1766. Colonial Rccords of North Carolina. Vol. 8, Page 78. Protest of Citizens of Anson County, about 1769. Signers: William Coleman John Coleman Aquita Jones E. Pickett - 268 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY Anthoney Matthis John Matthews James Matthews John Liles James Liles Thomas Pickett Vol. 8, Page 517. William Coleman proves claim for six days going against the Cherokee Indians. So did Phil Coleman, Sgt. David Allen, Samuel Clowney. Proved November 28, 1771. Phillip Coleman is of the Lunenburg family headed by Robert Coleman, and from Allen's Creek. David Allen must have been from the same locality in Virginia. Christopher Coleman was a witness to deeds dated May 13, 1775 and July 29, 1778. Land Deed Book B, Page 109, Union County, South Carolina. July 30, 1786. Robert Coleman deed to Abner Coleman recites that Robert Coleman, late of said District, died intestate, the owner of six hundred acres of land, which said land fell by descent to Robert Coleman, son of Christopher Coleman, as the heir-at-law to said real estate. Sold to Abner Coleman one-half of the said six hundred acres on the North side of Mill's Creek. From this it appears that Robert Coleman, the original settler, died intestate. His land thus descended by the rule of primogeniture to his eldest son, Christopher. Christopher having died intestate the land then descended to his son, Robert, grandson of the first Robert. There is much tradition to the effect that these Colemans were loyal to the King at the time of the Revolution, particularly Christopher, who is said to have been the owner of Christie's Tavern, made famous in John P. Kennedy's book, "Horseshoe Robinson." Christopher Coleman is supposed to have refugeed to Charleston, where he died during the War. Moreover, one Col. Bob Coleman, not otherwise identified, commanded the tories at the battle of Mobley's Meeting House in Fairfield County. In any case, if they were loyalists, these Colmans must have been highly inoffensive ones, as their lands were not confiscated. Robert Coleman, the original settler, died in 1783, and Phillip Coleman died in 1785. Fragmentary records of their estates may be found in the Courthouse at Abbeville, South Carolina. - 269 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY Absolom Coleman, thc son of Robert and Treassy Coleman, who was born October 25, 1784, was the first of this line of Colemans to move to Mississippi. He settled in Attala County, in Section 4, Township 13, Rangc 6, near the present day village of McAdams. His will, dated February 11, 1838, is of record at Page 145 of Will Book A of Attala County, Mississippi. The will recites that it is made in his own house, "being now about to depart this life." Evidently, he did not pass away as expected, for the Will was not proven until December 2, 1839. The Will names his wife, Martha, and children, Robert, Elisha, Samuel, Miles, John, Absolom, Jr., Giles, Henry, and Mrs. Sara Bowers. Robert Coleman and Elisha Coleman Executors. Cause No. 318, Chancery Court of Attala County, filed November 16, 1871, shows Miles Coleman died 1851, without issue. Martha Coleman died August 4, 1870. John Coleman also deceased, leaving children, Absolom and Emily, with R. A. Biggers Guardian. Samuel Coleman, Giles Coleman, and Absolom Coleman still living in 1871. Absolom Coleman, the son of J.htm#N013132">John, was the father of the late J. Henson Coleman, Justice of the Peace, District 4, Choctaw County, Mississippi. Absolom Coleman, who died in Attala County, 1839, was the father of Robert, who moved to the Bluff Springs area of Choctaw County. This Robert, in turn, was the father of Absolom Melton Coleman, the ancestor of the numerous progeny in Choctaw Bluff Springs. RECORDS FROM FAMILY BIBLE IN POSSESSION OF MRS. W. C. DUNLAP, EUPORA, MISSISSIPPI Robert Coleman, born July 11, 1812 Married to Eliza Calcote on Feb. 29, 1839. She was born Nov. 13, 1821. CHILDREN Absalom Melton Coleman, Feb. 26, 1840. Stephen Coleman, July 13, 1841 Lemuel Coleman, Dec. 18, 1842 William Phillip Coleman, March 8, 1845 - 270 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY Charley Coleman, April 81 1857 Ella Darthult Coleman, Dec. 30, 1859. NEXT GENERATION Absolum Melton Coleman married Lucy Hudson Brook on October 18, 1860. She was born Sept. 12, 1842. CHILDREN Louretta Coleman, June 25, 1862 William Phillip Coleman, Dec. 5, 1865 Eliza Carolyn Coleman, Sept. 27, 1867 Alice Ella Coleman, Feb. 7, 1870 Sarah Jane Coleman, Oct. 12, 1871. Emma Darthula Coleman, March 29, 1873 Fannie Lealier Coleman, Feb. 23, 1875 Mary Sue Coleman, Oct. 6, 1876 Lucy Alma Coleman, Jan. 8, 1879 Ada Lee Coleman, Dec. 1, 1881 Robert Samuel Coleman, Jan. 17, 1883. MARRIAGES Louretta Coleman and Charlie Ashley, August 15, 1880. Alice Ella Coleman and Joseph Harrison Lawley, Jan. 29, 1887. Eliza Carolyn Coleman and John William Savage, Oct. 18, 1887. William Phillip Coleman and Mary Brook, Dec. 18, 1887. Sarah Jane Coleman and Waltcr B. Mitchell, March 15, 1891 Emma D. Coleman and William Bagwell, April 5, 1891. Fannie Lealier Coleman and John H. Bollis, Nov. 10, 1895. Mary Sue Coleman and Charles A. Lamb, Dec. 5, 1897. Lucy Alma Coleman and Jim Tom Lamb, Dec. 11, 1898. Ada Lee Coleman and Oscar M. Herring, March 4, 1906. Robert Samuel Coleman and Mary Ada Morrow, Nov. 14, 1906. INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES IN BLUFF SPRINGS CEMETERY 3.5 miles west of Miss. Highway 9, South of Eupora, Miss. R. COLEMAN LUCY HUDSON, his wife b. July 11, 1810 9-12-1842 d. Oct. 10, 1882 8-14-1919 - 271 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY S. D. COLEMAN WILLIAM PHILLIP COLE- 7-13-1841 MAN 1-2-1907 12-5-1865 SARAH M., his wife 6-27-1946 2-11-1842 IDA BROOKS, his wife 3-21-1922 5-10-1867 WM. P. COLEMAN 3-27-1954 d. July 13, 1863 W. W. BAGWELL Age 18 y 4 mos. 5 days 3-19-1865 A. M. COLEMAN 8-13-1918 2-26-1840 EMMA COLEMAN BAGWELL 3-7-1908 3-29-1873 11-17-1950 SALEM CEMETERY-CHOCTAW COUNTY, MISS. Joseph Abbie Coleman, Oct. 17, 1856-April 16, 1945 Margaret Elizabeth Coleman, June 15, 1852-Jan. 4, 1936 John Henson Coleman, Dec. 16, 1883-June 20, 1960 Clara Rook, June 1, 1886 GENEALOGICAL INDEX 1st Generation, William Coleman, who died in Amelia County, Virginia, 17Unknown 2nd Ceneration, Robert Coleman of Amelia, Lunenburg, and Union, died 1783. 3rd Gcneration, Christopher Coleman, who died during the Revolu- tionary War. 4th Cencration, Robert Coleman, who died in Union County, South Carolina, 1823. 5th Gencration, Absolom Coleman, who died in Attala County, Mis- sissippi, 1839. 6th Generation, Robert Coleman, who died in Choctaw County, Mis- sissippi, 1882. 7th Generation, Absolom M. Coleman, who died in Choctaw County, Mississippi, 1908. 8th Generation, William Phillip Coleman, who died in Choctaw County, Mississippi, 1946. 9th Generation, Ernest E. Coleman, who died in Eupora, Mississippi, April, 1960. - 272 - . [PICTURE] SURVIVING DAUGHTERS OF ABSALOM M. COLEMAN, From left to right: Mrs. Alma Coleman Dunlap (Mrs. W. C.); Mrs. Mary Coleman Lamb (Mrs. C. A.); Mrs. Ada Coleman Herring (Mrs. O. C.); Gov. J. P. Coleman; Mrs. Liza Coleman Savage (Mrs. J. W.); Mrs. Fannie Coleman Verhine (Mrs. Luther). Photo taken at Coleman Family Re-union, Bluff Springs Church, Choctaw County, Mississippi, August, 1956. [PICTURE] From left to right: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E. Coleman, J. P. Coleman, and Merrill Herring. Photo taken at same reunion. (Photos courtesy Mrs. Sarah Jones) THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY UNION COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, CENSUS, OF 1800 Joseph Coleman John Coleman Males Males Under 10 years 1 Under 10years 2 10 to 16 years 1 10 to 16 years 1 16 to 26 years 1 26 to 45 years 1 Over 45 years 1 Females Females Under 10 years 3 Under 10 years 4 10 to 16 years 1 10 to 16 years 3 26to45 years 1 16 to 26 years 1 Abner Coleman 26 to 45 years 1 Males William Coleman 16 to 26years 1 Males Females 16 to 26 years 1 Under 10 years 1 Females 16 to 26 years 1 16 to 26 years 1 William Coleman Abner Coleman Males Males Under 10 years 1 Under 10 years 1 10 to 16 years 1 10 to 16 years 2 16 to 26 years 1 Ovcr 45 years 1 Over 45 years 1 Females Females Under 10 years 1 Under 10 years 1 25 to 45 years 1 10 to 16 years 2 Over 45 years 1 16 to 26 years 3 Over 45 years 1 Robert Coleman Males Rubin Coleman Under 10 years 1 Males 10 to 16 years 3 Under 10 years 2 26 to 45 years 1 26 to 45 years 1 Females Females Under 10 years 3 Under 10 years 2 10 to 16 years 2 10 to 16 years 1 16 to 45 years 2 26 to 45 years 1 Over 45 years 1 Over 45 years 1 - 274 - . THE RORERT COLEMAN FAMILY UNION COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, CENSUS OF 1810 Abner Coleman (.htm#N013319">(544) Robert Coleman (570) Males Males 16 to 26 years 4 Under 10 years 1 Over 45 years 1 10 to t6 years 1 Females 26 to 45 years 1 10 to 16 years 1 45 plus years 1 Over 45 years 2 Females (Slaves 1) 10 to 16 years 1 Phillip Coleman (570) 45 plus years 3 Males (Slaves 6) Under 10 years 1 16 to 26 years 1 Richard Coleman (524) 26 to 45 years 1 Males Females Under 10 years 3 16 to 26 years 1 10 to 16 years 1 (Slaves 5) 26 to 45 years 1 45 plus years 1 Mary Coleman (570) Females Mates 10 to 16 years 1 10 to 16 years 1 26 to 45 years 1 Females Abner Coleman (524) 16 to 26 years 2 26 to 45 years 2 Males Under 10 years 3 45 plus years 1 10 to 16 years 1 (Slaves 13) Females Under 10 years 2 Robert Coleman (570) 10 to 16 years 1 Males 16 to 26 years 1 16 to 26 years 1 26 to 45 years 1 (Slaves 2) ATTALA COUNTY, MISS., CENSUS OF 1850 Elijah Coleman, born 1813, South Carolina. Agnes, his wife, born 1814, Virginia. - 275 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY Absolom, 9, born Mississippi. Mary Coleman, 8, born Mississippi. Jane P., 7, born Mississippi. Robert Coleman, born South Carolina, 1812. Elisha, born Mississippi, 1822. Absolom, 11, born Mississippi. Stephen, 8 William P., 6 Martha Coleman, 52, born South Carolina. Samuel Coleman, born 1822, South Carolina. Absolom, born 1831, South Carolina. Giles, born 1834, South Carolina. Henry, born 1837, South Carolina. ATTALA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, CENSUS OF 1860 BLUFF SPRINGS POST OFFICE Samuel Coleman, 38, farmer, Elisha Coleman, 47, b. S. C. b. S. C. Agnes, 46, b. Va. Martha, 4, b. Miss. Mary C., 16, b. Miss. Elizabeth, 2, b. Miss. Martha S., 9, b. Miss. George W., 7, b. Miss. Martha Coleman, 40, b. S. C. Henry, 22, works on farm, b. Absalom Coleman, 31, b. S. C. Miss. Sarah C., 23, b. La. Miles, 8, b. Miss. Robert Coleman, 49, farmer, Mary J., 6, b. Miss. b. S. C. Henry, 5, b. Miss. Eliza, 40, b. Miss. Ruffin, 2, b. Miss. Absolom, 20, pupil, b. Miss. Stephen, 18, pupil, b. Miss. James Coleman, 55, b. S. C. William, 15, b. Miss. Cyntha, 48, b. N. C. Robert, 5, b. Miss. G. W., 21, pupil, b. Miss. Ella D., 4/12, b. Miss. Mary J., 19, B. Miss. Sarah J., 15, b. Miss. Canada, 6, b. Miss. - 276 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY CHOCTAW COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, CENSUS OF 1870 BLUFF SPRINGS COLEMANS Stephen D. Coleman 1842 Miss. Absalom M. Coleman 1840 Miss. Sarah 1847 Rolia A. 1869 Robert Coleman 1812 S. C. Lucy H. 1845 Ga. Eliza E. 1822 Luretta 7 Robert H. C. 1855 Wm. P. 5 Ella D. 1860 Eliza C. 3 Alice 3 1/12 A LIST OF CONVEYANCES IN UNION COUNTY, S. C. Land Deed Book A-Page 19, contains a conveyance dated July 2O, 1778, between David George and William Williams; Christopher Cole- man is a witness. In like manner, Page 24 contains a conveyance dated May 13, 1775, between Joab Mitchell and Richard Hawkins, on which Christopher Coleman is a witness. This Deed recites that on the 10th day of February, 1775, William Bull, Lt. Com., granted a plantation containing 300 acres to the said Joab Mitchell, being on Mill Creek and beginning on Robert Coleman's corner. On May 10, 1786, Land Deed Book B, page 67, William Harrison conveyed to Abner Coleman, 125 acres of land on Mill Creek and adjoining Coleman line. Land Deed Book B, Union County, South Carolina, page 108. dated 29th day of July, 1786, Robert Coleman, grantor, Abner Coleman, grantee, recites that Robert Coleman is a resident of 96th District in State of South Carolina. Bargains, sells and conveys to Abner Coleman. one-half of the land, containing 600 acres and formerly belonging to Robert Coleman, deceased, and now falls to Robert Coleman by dissent, as heir-at-law. All on the North side of Clark's Mill Creek, including Colman's old fields. No significance to the attesting witnesses, and recorded the 23rd of June, 1788. July 29, 1786. A similar instrument recorded at page 109 of said Book B, refers to Robert Coleman as heir to Robert Coleman, deceased, of 96th District in the State of South Carolina; recites that the said Robert - 277 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY Coleman died, intestate, and being possessed of 600 acres of land, which fell by dissent to Robert Coleman, son of Christopher Coleman. Land is situated on the North side of Mill Creek, beginning at Robert Coleman's hickory. Book B--Page 67--refers to Mill Creck as being a branch of Pacolet River. Land Deed Book A--page 479--Union County, June 22, 1787, William Coleman and Mary, his wife, to Nicholas Harris, 197 acres formerly granted to James McEwean, Sr., and conveyed by McEwean to William Coleman, as appears by a certificate recorded in the Registrar's office ff South Carolina, for 500 acres of land in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on a branch of Fair Forest of Mill Creek. Book D, page 83, February 1, 1794, Robert Coleman conveys land to John Coleman, with Absalem Coleman as a witness, being 150 acres, in which it is recited the above tract of land (shown on the plat) represents a tract of land, the property of John Coleman, being part of a tract originally granted to Christopher Coleman, then the property of Robert Coleman, by the deceased of Christopher Coleman, conveyed by the said Robert Coleman unto John Coleman. Land Deed Book D, pagc 434. John Lewis sells to Philip Coleman 110 acrcs, being part of a tract originally granted to Robert Coleman, beginning at a maple on the bank of Mill Creek. January 18, 1796. Book G--page 137, November 2, 1801, William Coleman, of Union County, conveys to Philip Coleman, son of the said William, 11 negro slaves and other property. Book G--page 139--November 2, 1801. William Coleman, of Union County, conveys to Robert Coleman, of the same County, for $280.00, a tract of land containing 140 acres, being part of a tract originally granted to Robert Coleman on Mill Creek. Land Deed Book H--page 437--December 27, 1805. John Gibson conveyed a certain tract of land to William Coleman; significance of this is that it was done in the presence of Philip Coleman and Patsey Coleman. Land Deed Book I--page 4--February 20, 1808. Robert Coleman, of Union District, conveyed to John Coleman fifteen acres, being a part of a tract granted to said Robert Coleman. No further description. Land Deed Book K--page 285--January 16, 1811. Patsey Coleman, Philip Coleman, Elizabeth Coleman, John Guiton, Thomas Lantrip, Ann Thompson, Francis Coleman and Charlotte Coleman, for $70.00 paid by Robert Coleman, Jr., relinquished to him the 121 acrcs on which he - 278 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY then lived adjacent to John Coleman. No reason given for the con- veyance. Land Deed Book K--page 267--January 21, 1811. Robert Coleman conveyed to Philip Coleman the land where Robert then lived, containing 220 acres. Land Deed Book L--page 107--September 13, 1811. Abner Coleman, Sr., conveyed to Hezekiah Coleman, all of Union District, 90 acres on the North side of Mill Creck, being a part of a tract granted to Robert Coleman, refers to Abner Coleman Jr's. spring. Susannah Coleman, wife of Abner Coleman, Sr., relinquished dower. Signed by mark. Land Deed Book L--page 129--Decomber 3, 1811. Hezckiah Coleman sold the same land to Philip Coleman; and Abner Coleman, Jr., and Richard Coleman were witnesses. Elizabeth Coleman, the wife of Hezekiah Coleman, relinquished dower. Land Deed Book O--page 195. November 24, 1817. Robert Coleman conveyed to Absalem Coleman 83 acres on Mill Creek, water of the Pacolet; lands originally granted to Christopher Coleman. John Coleman and Rubin Coleman were witnesses; no relinquishment of dower. Land Deed Book O--page 195--November 24, 1817. Philip Coleman conveyed land to Robert Coleman; Martha Coleman, wife of Philip Coleman, relinquished dower. Land Deed Book P--page 59. John W. Gregory conveys two tracts of land to Absalem Coleman, on December 19, 1818. John Pool and Robert Coleman were witnesses. Land Deed Book P--page 355--October 15, 1819. Joseph McKnight, with Hiram Coleman as a witncss, conveyed to Robert Coleman and others 3 1/2 acres of ground for a meeting house and a burying ground being situated on the road from Grindle Shoals on the Pacolet to the Widow Hail's. Land Deed Book Q--page 390--December 24, 1820. Robert Coleman conveyed to Bartley Coleman all that tract of land where Robert Coleman now lives, 120 acrcs, more or less, being a part of the survey originally granted to Robert Coleman, Sr. Absalum Coleman and Rubin Coleman were witnesses. Land Deed Book S--page 130. John Coleman conveyed lands to Treacy Coleman, with Hiram Coleman and Bartley Coleman as witnesses. Isabel Coleman, wife of John, relinquished dower. January 11, 1825. Land Deed Book S--page 319--May 1, 1826. Treacy Coleman, by - 279 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY mark, in the presence of Rubin Coleman and Bartley Coleman, conveyed to John Coleman the same land. Land Deed Book W--page 80--August 17, 1832. Absolem Coleman conveyed 240 acres of land on Mill Creek to Thomas Walker; witnesses, Bartley Coleman, Robert Coleman, Elisha Coleman; acknowledged before Rubin Coleman, Justice of the Peace. ABSTRACT OF THE WILL OF ROBERT COLEMAN OF UNION COUNTY, S. C., WHO DIED JUNE 18, 1823 WIFE: Trecy SONS: Absalum, has received $228 Bartley John Rubin SONS-IN-LAW: John Pool, has received property William Young, same John Ashley Absalum Ward, husband of Nancy Coleman. DAUGHTER: Trecy (Theresa) who later married a Gossett GRANDSON: Elisha Executors: Sons, Absalum, Bartley, Reuben. FAMILY BIBLE RECORDS SHOWN US BY MR. AND MRS. DAVE COLEMAN, OF JONESVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA, JULY 29, 1957 Bartley Coleman and Elizabeth Coleman, his wife: their children's ages: Treassy Coleman Born: June 15, 1810 Robert Coleman Born: January 4, 1812 John Coleman Born: September 12, 1814 Elizabeth Coleman Born: January 20, 1817 Christopher Coleman Born: November 14, 1819 Rubin Coleman Born: September 11, 1821 Mary P. Coleman Born: August 18,1 823 Allenmartin P. Coleman Born: August 23, 1825 Buary P. Coleman Born: September 14, 1827 William Coleman Born: September 5, 1829 Carline Coleman Born: October 17, 1832 - 280 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY Robert Coleman and Treasey, his wife: their children and ages: Mary Coleman Born: August 16, 1783 Absolem Coleman Born: October 25, 1784 Elizabeth Coleman Born: July 13, l786 Bartley Coleman Born: February 18, 1788 Elisha M. Coleman Born: February 13, 1790 Sarah Coleman Born: May 3, 1792 Treasey Coleman Born: Novembcr 29, 1794 Ann Coleman Born: December 28, 1796 John Coleman Born: February 12, 1799 Rubin Coleman Born: March 8, 1802 Absalom Coleman and Patty, his wife: their children and ages: Robert Coleman Born: July 22, 1811 Elisha M. Coleman Born: November 9, 1812 Eliza Coleman Born: Dccember 17, 1813 Samuel Coleman Born: October 2, 1815 Miles Coleman Born: September 15, 1817 Sarah Coleman Born: October 3, 1819 John Coleman Born: August 25, 1821 Jane Coleman Born: February, 1824 Treasey Coleman Born: December 21, 1825 Elizabeth Coleman died April 29, 1910 Robert Coleman died June 18, 1823 Absalom Coleman died September 8, 1839 Treasey Colcman died July 15, 1838 John Coleman and his wife, Isabel, their children and ages: Robert S. Coleman Born: May 15, 1824 Cherlesler Coleman Born: January 11, 1820 John Coleman died 1833, age 34 years Treasey Gossett died March 5, 1857 Ruben Coleman died February 16, 1859 Isabel M. Coleman died September 15, 1853. Rubin Coleman marricd Letitia Faucett on May 31, 1827. Franklin Coleman Born: June 3, 1829 Elizabeth Coleman Born: May 28, 1831 Henry James Coleman Born: March 8, 1833 Sarah Ann Coleman Born: February 7, 1835 - 281 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY John Marshall Coleman Born: August 19, 1837 Charles Lipscomb Coleman Born: July 3, 1841 Mary Coleman Born: August 4, 1843 Original Patent in the possession of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Coleman, of Jonesville, South Carolina, seen on July 29, 1957. Patent signed by William Bull, Governor of the Province of South Carolina, on September 9, 1774, to Christopher Coleman for 200 acres of land confirming an original patent from the Governor of North Carolina on the 26th day of October, 1767; which said land, by the continuation of the boundary line, lately run in pursuance of his manifest instructions between the Province and North Carolina now follows within the limits of this Government (South Carolina) situated on the Mill Creck of Packlet, adjoining Robert Coleman land, etc. Originally entered in the General Land Office on March 16, 1775. Mrs. Dave Coleman has in her possession a memorandum which says that Robert Coleman ,married Elizabeth Smith, sometimes called "Treassy." CEMETERY NOTES--GILEAD CHURCH Bartley Coleman February 18,1788 December 24,1870 Soldier War 1812. Elizabeth Poole, his wife March 8,1791 March 8, 1870 Reuben Coleman's Grave Age 56 years, 11 months, 8 days. His son, William G. January 15,1849--December 13,1926. Emma A., his wife April 4, 1854--October 15, 1922. Honorable D. G. Coleman, J. P., Jonesville, South Carolina, showed us the Cemetery, Gilead Church (Baptist) 1 miles North of Jonesville. - 282 - .
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