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JAMES S. COLESCOTT

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Patricia O'Connor, R. G.

Generation No. 1

1. James Sullivan1 Colescott was born Abt. 1780 in Maryland, and died April 1868 in Franklin Co., In.  He married Lucretia Hardesty January 19, 1808 in Caroline Co., MD (Source: Caroline County, Maryland Marriage Licenses 1774-1778.). She was born Abt. 1787 in Delaware, and died Bet. 1860 - 1868 in Franklin Co., IN.

Notes for James S. Colescott:  It is thought that James might be another brother to Ralph , b. ca 1766 and John, b. ca 1770, but we haven't been able to prove that yet.

 Ref: Kent Co., DE Bastardy Book 1796-1806  Suit brought against James Sullavan Colescote (male)  by Elizabeth West, fem, Cove Salibury, cosigned 4-17-1805   Male child born 2-8-1805.  It is thought that this child might be Harrison, who is, so far, unidentified.  On the 1840 census, he is aged 30-40, the only other census we find him on is 1860 where his age is given as 53.  He would be 55, which is an acceptable difference for that time. 

There is another marriage for a James Colescott to Polly Davis in Caroline Co., MD 7-11-1801. This might be a first marriage for him, but, since he always used the middle initial of S., we don't know for sure. (Source: LDS Batch # M535591)

Will & Probate Records Bk. C Franklin Co., IN:  pg 121 James was named with William McCleery and Samuel Goodwin to appraise the real estate for sale: petitioner was Benjamin W. Ramey, the guardian of the infant heirs of James Ramey. July 1831

pg 431 James S. Colescott and Samuel Goodwin purchased real estate from the estates of Joseph Melvern. Feb. 1835


Franklin Co., In Court Records 1811-1842 Order book 4:
pg 315 A list of grand jurors for the term Feb. 1818 included James Coalscott.  Pg 567 A list of petit Jurors for Aug. 1833 and Mar 1834 included James S. Colescott


Fra Co. Ind Order Book 4:  pg 370 James L. Colescott listed in a court jury case.  
Pg 77. Two of the commissioners, Daniel St. John and James S. Colescott appointed to make partition of the real estate of the heirs of John Stockdale deceased file their report in court. Sept. 1826
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Pg 318 Joseph Wilkeson, a minor whose parents are dead, aged 16 years the 21st of September next, comes in court and chooses James S. Colescott to be his guardian. Sept 1829
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Pg 459 Amos Church and James S. Colescott files their bonds as trustees of the school section in township 9, range 2. April 1831.
Pg 567 A list of petit jurors for August 1833 and Mar. 1834 includes James S. Colescott, John Spradling Jr., and Moses Whitney


Will of James witnessed by a Fielding Berry and Thomas W. Colescott,
admitted to probate on 21 April 1868

1st It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.

2nd I give grant and bequeath to my son James S. Colescott Jr. all my personal property now on the farm where he resides except notes, accounts and money and evidence of indebtedness that may be in the house at this time.

3rd I give grant and bequeath to my son William H. Colescott the six hundred dollars worth of bonds of the United States owned by me, also a soldier's claim for United States bounty now in the hands of Wilson Morrow for collection that when said bounty claim is collected the money shall be paid to said William H. Colescott and I further give grant and bequeath to said William the further sum of one hundred dollars.

4th I give grant and bequeath to my grandchildren Florence Tyner, James Tyner, William Tyner and Elizabeth Tyner, children of my daughter Margaret Tyner, all the estate both real and personal of which I may die seized except portion of the same herein before disposed of and devised to James S. Colescott Jr. and William H. Colescott and my funeral expenses, that all of said estate herein given and bequeathed to said grandchildren shall be divided equally between them share and share that my executor shall sell my real estate which consists of town lots in the town of Brookville and he shall collect all claims due my estate the time of collecting amounts of notes to be at the direction of my executor and said executor shall lend all the proceeds of the sale of said lots and personal property as fast as collected at interest to the best advantage he can for the interest of said grandchildren and keep the same at interest all the time if possible. That when said granddaughter, Florence Tyner shall arrive at the age of twenty one years my executors shall pay her one fourth of the proceeds of my estate then in his hands belonging to said grandchildren that my executor shall pay to my said grandson, James Tyner, one third of the remainder of the proceeds of my estate in his hands belonging to said grand children when he shall arrive at the age of twenty one years. My executor shall pay to my said grandson, William Tyner, when he shall arrive at the age of twenty one years one half of the remainder of the proceeds of my estate in his hands belonging to said grandchildren. My executor shall pay to my said granddaughter, Elizabeth Tyner, when she shall arrive at the age of twenty one years the remainder of said estate in his hands for said grandchildren and if one or more of said grandchildren shall die before receiving his or her or their share or shares of said estate as above provided then and in that case the legacy or legacies in the hands of said executor belonging to said such deceased legatee or legatees shall be equally divided between the surviving legatees in this clause mentioned. I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my son-in-law Roswell P. C. Barwick executor of this my last will and testament.

Witnesses: Fielding Berry
                   Thomas W. Colescott

Found at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~carolines/james_swiggett_inventory.htm

James S. Colescott was one of the appraisors for the inventory of James Swiggett of Franklin County, Indiana, deceased.

Franklin County, Indiana
May Term AD 1840
Page 344-345

Before the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace in & for said County personally came William McCleery and James S. Colescott who being by me duly sworn by their oath solemnly saith that they will faithfully and impartially appraise all the personal property belonging to the estate of James Swiggett, late of said County deceased that shall be shown them by Elijah Barwick, administrator of said deceased at its cash value to the best of their knowledge judgement being appointed to appraise the personal estate of said deceased by said administraror. Sworn before me this 20th day of Nov. AD 1836 Elijah Barwick, JP. Wm M. McCleery, J. S. Coalscott

Franklin County Inventories
Third inventory 5 January 1831
[Page 100]

One lease given by James S. Coalscott, Andrew Reed and Amos Church, Trustees of Township School lands, Section 16, Township 9, Range 2, met. situate in the County of Franklin and State of Indiana, known by word lot #7 containing 100 acres.

Children of James Colescott and Lucretia Hardesty are:

              2 i. John A.2 Colescott, born September 28, 1808 in Franklin Co., In (Source: Tombstone, Old Brookville Cem. Franklin Co., IN.); died February 15, 1833 in Franklin Co., In (Source: Tombstone, Old Brookville Cem. Franklin Co., IN.).
          + 3 ii. Mary D. Colescott, born Abt. 1813 in Maryland; died August 04, 1894 in Franklin Co., In.
             4 iii. Thomas W. Colescott, born Abt. 1817 in MD; died February 19, 1900 in Brookville, Franklin, IN (Source: Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1808-1929; American Medical Association).

                      Notes for Thomas W. Colescott:  He is listed in the Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1808-1929 publ. American Medical Association 1929  "Thomas Colescott, died Feb 19, 1900 in Brookville, IN; type of practice, allopath, citation #34573"
He was practicing in Louisville, KY in 1859.  Found at ttp://www.kentuckycitydirectory.com/Louisville/1859/Book.asp?Page=053

KentuckyCityDirectory.com Louisville, Kentucky 1859 City Directory P 53
Colescott, Thomas W., physician, n a Jefferson bet 2nd and 3rd, bds Dr. Samuel Griffith

          + 5 iv. Margaret Jane Colescott, born Abt. 1822 in Franklin Co., In; died Aft. 1889.
             6 v. William H. Colescott, born Abt. 1822 in Franklin Co., IN; died February 06, 1907 in Grant Co., IN (Source: Tombston at Marion National Cemetery, Grant Co., IN). He married Hannah Laforge November 03, 1864 in Franklin Co., In (Source: Fran Co. IN, Marriages 16, Bk 8, p 235.); born Abt. 1830 in Indiana; died Aft. 1880.

                      Notes for William Colescott: William H. Colescott is on the Muster list for Civil War, Franklin Co. 13th Reg't. Co. C, Infantry, enrolled July 1, 1864 as a Sargeant.

           + 7 vi. James S. Colescott, Jr., born Abt. 1826 in Franklin Co., IN; died October 28, 1902 in Center Twp, Benton, IN.

Generation No. 2

3. Mary D.2 Colescott (James S.1) was born Abt. 1813 in Maryland, and died August 04, 1894 in Franklin Co., In (Source: Franklin Co. Cemetery List on Internet.). She married Roswell P. C. Barwick February 15, 1833 in Franklin Co., IN (Source: Fra Co., marr bk 3, p374). He was born Abt. 1810 in Maryland, and died December 21, 1888 in Franklin Co., In (Source: Franklin Co., IN website, Cemetery listings.).

Child of Mary Colescott and Roswell Barwick is:

               8 i. Frances3 Barwick, born Abt. 1836 in MD.

                     Notes for Frances Barwick: There is a nine yr old Otis Barwick living with RPC & Mary in 1870, might be a child of Frances?

5. Margaret Jane2 Colescott (James S.1) was born Abt. 1822 in Franklin Co., In, and died Aft. 1889. She married Thomas J. Tyner August 28, 1845 in Franklin Co., IN (Source: (1) Indiana Marriages Through 1850 Indiana State Library, Genealogy Div.., (2) Franklin Co, In. Index to Marriage Transcript Record A-Z 1882-1920, Bk 1, p 282.). He was born Abt. 1822 in Germany.

Children of Margaret Colescott and Thomas Tyner are:

                9 i. Florence G.3 Tyner, born Abt. 1847 in Ohio.
              10 ii. James B. Tyner, born Abt. 1852 in Indiana. He married Margaret Bossert January 17, 1894 in , Franklin, IN (Source: (1) Franklin Co, In. Index to Marriage Transcript Record A-Z 1882-1920, Bk 1, p 282., (2) Franklin Co, IN Index to Marriage Records, Bk 12, 397.).

           + 11 iii. William C. Tyner, born Abt. 1856 in Indiana.
              12 iv. Elizabeth Tyner, born Abt. 1859 in Indiana.

7. James S.2 Colescott, Jr. (James S.1) was born Abt. 1826 in Franklin Co., IN, and died October 28, 1902 in Center Twp, Benton, IN (Source: Benton Co., In Index to Death Records A-Z 1882-1920.). He married (1) Martha A. Smith January 09, 1853 in Franklin Co., In (Source: Fran Co. IN, Marriages 16, Bk 6, p 455.). He married (2) Martha Frances John September 30, 1856 in Brookville, Fra., IN (Source: Fran Co. IN, Marriages 16, Bk 7, p 240.), daughter of Robert John and Martha Wiles. She was born January 15, 1837 in IN, and died April 06, 1901 in Center Twp, Benton, IN (Source: Benton Co., In Index to Death Records A-Z 1882-1920.).

Children of James Colescott and Martha John are:

13 i. Alice3 Colescott, born Abt. 1858.

+ 14 ii. Robert Colescott, born July 01, 1860.

+ 15 iii. Mary B. Colescott, born 1863.

16 iv. John S. Colescott, born Abt. 1864.

Notes for John S. Colescott: From http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Creek/6101/colescott_john.html

Bits of Benton County Indiana History

John Colescott

The sudden demise of John Colescott in this township on the 9th of this month reminds me that thirty-five years ago this winter I was teaching school at East Center under Captain Warren B. Sheetz - that Charley West was the County Superintendent, and that during that season of 1890-91. I was a boarder in the family of James S. and Martha F. Colescott, the parents. I should rather say that I was a member of the Colescott family for being a lad of 19 years of age, these grand old hospitable people took me in as one of the circle from the beginning and made me feel perfectly at home. The Colescotts were of excellent American stock- the mother being a sister of Prof. John P. D. John, President for many years of DePauw University - the father a gentleman of the old school.

John Colescott was then twenty-six years of age and his brother, James Omer, about twenty-one. I mention this because about the year 1889 these two brothers began the operation on a rather extensive scale, of corn shelling and threshing machinery, threshing in the next thirty-six years over two million and a half bushels of oats, wheat and other grains, and shelling over two million and a half bushel of corn. One old separator now shaded on the home farm actually threshed one million and a quarter bushels. All the corn mentioned above was Benton County product. Part of the oats and other grain was threshed in the northwest and in other countries in this state. The operating of a corn sheller in the winter season and in the raw winds of the prairie in no mean task. The days being short, the operator must get up from three to four o'clock in the morning, fire up the engine, and often move many miles through the frost and bitter cold and set up for the day's work. The moving of heavy machinery over many miles of frozen highway, with the thermometer standing at eight to ten degrees below Zero was a common performance- there being not a boy of man within a range of several miles about the town of Fowler who does not remember these labors. During all these years, John Colescott went uncomplainingly to his daily task - took a pleasure and a pride in performing his work well and faithfully- and was never out of humor or impatient with others. He was a natural born machinist, and engineer, and one of the most careful and skillful manipulators in the whole land.

I think I have never seen but two men in my life with the equable temperament of John Colescott. His motives were at all times broad and unselfish. His brother informs me that being at his side for over half a century, he never received a harsh or hateful word from him. That certainly is a sweet and a happy memory. I remember that following his natural bent and inclination, he early entertained the idea of becoming a locomotive engineer, but upon his good mother remonstrating on account of the danger, he at once acceded to her wishes and remained at home.  His devotion to his parents and his sister Nellie was a splendid thing. I do not know what church he belonged to - I do not care. I do know that in the end God touched him gently on the  shoulder, and that like a loving and obedient child he answered the call. A man who loved children- who never spoke a cross word to a child in his life- a man who was even a friend to every dumb brute of God's creation- has nothing to fear in this world, or in the world to come.

We are reminded here of the story in Les Miserables where the good old bishop met the Emperor. "Sir, you behold a good man and I a great man. Each of us may profit by it." John Colescott was not a great man, in the common acceptation of that term, but he certainly was a good man. He possessed not great riches or power, dukedom or principalities, but in the great shining light of the Judgment when all things earthly shall be melted in the crucible of the Almighty, the heart of John Colescott will be as pure as gold.


              17 v. Nellie Colescott, born Abt. 1866.
          + 18 vi. Elizabeth Colescott, born 1868.
             19 vii. James Omer Colescott, born April 1870 in Brookville, Franklin, IN (Source: LDS Batch #9079801, sheet 21.).

Generation No. 3

11. William C.3 Tyner (Margaret Jane2 Colescott, James S.1) was born Abt. 1856 in Indiana. He married Gertrude Beswick May 01, 1877 in Franklin Co., IN (Source: Franklin Co, IN Index to Marriage Records, Bk 19, 197.). She was born Abt. 1858 in IN.

Child of William Tyner and Gertrude Beswick is:

               20 i. Thomas4 Tyner, born Abt. 1879.

14. Robert3 Colescott (James S.2, James S.1) was born July 01, 1860 (Source: LDS IGI.). He married Laura Lucinda Gilpin March 11, 1884 in Benton Co., IN (Source: Benton Co., IN Index to Marriage Records, 2 1/2, p 99.), daughter of Eli Gilpin and Sarah Snow.

Child of Robert Colescott and Laura Gilpin is:

               21 i. Lela Hazel4 Colescott, born July 13, 1891 in Fowler, Benton, IN. She married Hawthorpe Collins Wallace April 08, 1917 in Fowler, Benton, IN.

15. Mary B.3 Colescott (James S.2, James S.1) was born 1863. She married William Hollingsworth February 27, 1883 in Benton Co., IN (Source: Benton Co., IN Index to Marriage Records, 2, 1/2.).

Children of Mary Colescott and William Hollingsworth are:

              22 i. Female4 Hollingsworth, born May 05, 1886 (Source: Benton Co., IN Index to Births, H-11, 12.).
              23 ii. Male Hollingsworth, born May 10, 1890 (Source: Benton Co., IN Index to Births, H-12, 22.).

18. Elizabeth3 Colescott (James S.2, James S.1) was born 1868 (Source: LDS Batch #9079801, sheet 21.). She married Jesse D. Hollinsworth April 18, 1894 in Benton Co., IN (Source: Benton Co., IN Index to Marriage Records, 3, 20.).

Child of Elizabeth Colescott and Jesse Hollinsworth is:

              24 i. Male4 Hollinsworth, born April 07, 1897 (Source: Benton Co., IN Index to Births, H-14, 8.).


See other records:

Harrison Colescott

   

Ralph Colescott        

 

Other Franklin Co., IN Colescott Families  

 

Early Maryland/Delaware Colescott Information