Surname: Coleman

Richard Dexter Genealogy, 1642-1904

Being a history of the descendants of Richard Dexter of Malden, Massachusetts, from the notes of John Haven Dexter and original researches. Richard Dexter, who was admitted an inhabitant of Boston (New England), Feb. 28, 1642, came from within ten miles of the town of Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland, and belonged to a branch of that family of Dexter who were descendants of Richard de Excester, the Lord Justice of Ireland. He, with his wife Bridget, and three or more children, fled to England from the great Irish Massacre of the Protestants which commenced Oct. 27, 1641. When Richard Dexter and family left England and by what vessel, we are unable to state, but he could not have remained there long, as we know he was living at Boston prior to Feb. 28, 1642.

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1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

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Slave Narrative of Mary Wright

Interviewer: Mamie Hanberry Person Interviewed: Mary Wright Location: Kentucky Place of Birth: Gracey, Kentucky Date of Birth: August 1, 1865 Place of Residence: 204 W. Fourth St. “I was born at Gracey, Kentucky on Mr. James Colemans far, in a log cabin wid a dirt floor en a stick chimney. “Folks uster weat wat dey calls a “Polanaise”. Hid wat kinder like a wrapper made of calico made wid tight in de waist en wide in de bottom. Den I’ve remembers de basque waist on de over skirts dese war made real tight waists wid a point in de back en ober de stomach. De skirt wer real full dem a skirt ober dis ter de knees wid a big pucker on de hips.” “My Mammy bound me out to Miss Puss Graham ter learn ter work, foh my vittals en cloes. Miss Puss gave me a pair of red morocco shoes en I was made so happy, I’se neber fohgot dese shoes. “I heard my Mammy talk of “De Nigger Risin”. De Klu Klux uster stick de niggers head on er stake alongside de Cadiz road en dar de buzzards would eat them till nuthin’ was left but de bones. Dar war a sign on dis stake dat said “Look out Nigger You are next”. Us chilluns would not go far way from dat cabin. I’se tells you...

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Slave Narrative of Ellen Swindler

Interviewer: G. Leland Summer Person Interviewed: Ellen Swindler Date of Interview: May 20, 1937 Location: Newberry, South Carolina Place of Birth: Newberry County SC “I was born on the Enoree River in Newberry County. Tom Price was my master. I married Nathan Swindler when I was about grown. My father and mother was Dave and Lucy Coleman. I had a brother and several sisters. We children had to work around the home of our master ’till we was old enough to work in de fields, den we would hoe and pick cotton, and do any kinds of field work. We didn’t have much clothes, just one dress and a pair of shoes at a time, and maybe one change. I married in a ole silk striped dress dat I got from my mistress, Miss Sligh. We had no ‘big-to-do’ at our wedding, just married at home. In cold weather, I had sometimes, heavy homespun or outing dress. When Saturday afternoons come, we got off from work and do what we want. Some of us washed for de week. We had no schools and couldn’t read and write. Sometimes we could play in our yards after work was over or on Saturday afternoons. On Christmas the master give us something good to eat. We didn’t have doctors much, but de ole folks had cures for sickness. Dey made cherry-bark tea...

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Slave Narrative of Alexander Robertson

Interviewer: W. W. Dixon Person Interviewed: Alexander Robertson Location: White Oak, South Carolina Age: 84 Ex-Slave 84 Years Old Alexander Robertson lives as a member of the household of his son, Charley, on the General Bratton plantation, four miles southeast of White Oak, S.C. It is a box-like house, chimney in the center, four rooms, a porch in front and morning glory vines, in bloom at this season, climbing around the sides and supports. Does Alexander sit here in the autumn sunshine and while the hours away? Nay, in fact he is still one of the active, working members of the family, ever in the fields with his grandchildren, poke around his neck, extracting fleecy cotton from the bolls and putting it deftly into the poke. He can carry his row equally as well as any of the six grandchildren. He has a good appetite at meal time, digestive organs good, sleeps well, and is the early riser in the mornings. He says the Negro half of his nature objects to working on Saturday afternoon, and at such times his tall figure, with a green patch cloth over the left eye, which is sightless, may be seen strolling to and fro on the streets of Winnsboro. “Well, well! If it ain’t de youngun dat use to sell me sugar, coffee, fat back and meal, when he clerk for Calvin...

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Biography of Timothy T. Coleman, M.D.

Timothy Theobald Coleman, a pioneer physician at Seaforth, and a prominent manufacturer, was born in the county of Kerry, Ireland, February 11, 1828, his father being Thomas Coleman, a farmer, who died when our subject was four years old. Young as he was, Timothy was the oldest of three children, left to the care of the widowed mother. He was kept at school until eighteen years old, receiving an English and classical education, being obliged to drop his studies at that age on account of the famine in Ireland in 1846, when he had to resort to manual labor to keep the family alive. In 1848 Mr. Coleman emigrated to America; taught two years in an academy at Le Roy, Genesee county, New York; came to Canada West in 1850, and taught two years in the township of Scarborough, studying medicine at the same time with Dr. Hamilton; attended medical lectures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in March, 1857; was licensed the next year by the Medical Board of Canada; and practiced at Harpurhey, one mile from where Seaforth now stands, from 1857 until 1861, when the latter place began to show signs of becoming a village. When Dr. Coleman settled in this neighborhood, and opened an office (1857) Seaforth had only two houses, the country was sparsely...

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Biography of Hon. Robert L. Coleman

HON. ROBERT L. COLEMAN. It is the men of broad and comprehensive views who give life to communities and build cities-men who have foresight and energy, pluck and push to forward their enterprises and still retain an untarnished reputation through it all. Such a man is Hon. Robert L. Coleman, now circuit clerk and recorder and ex-representative of Carter County. He was elected to his present responsible position in 1890 by the Democratic party, of which he is a zealous member. Previous to this, in 1886, he was elected school commissioner, held that position two years, and was elected to represent the county in the Thirty-fifth General Assembly of the State. At present he is a candidate for the office of circuit clerk and recorder, with fair prospects of success. Mr. Coleman is a young man who was born in Carter County, Missouri, August 17, 1863. Son of Francis M. and Adaline (Fancher) Coleman, natives of Tennessee. His grandparents, William and Nancy (Hackett) Coleman, were probably natives of the Old North State, moving from there to Tennessee, and thence to Kentucky, where they remained until about 1859. They then moved to Carter County, Missouri, and there passed the closing scenes of their lives. William Coleman was a farmer and held the office of treasurer of Carter County for a number of years. Our subject’s maternal grandparents, Wesley and Celia...

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Biography of Hal R. Coleman

Hal R. Coleman, attorney at law with offices in the Central National Bank building in St. Louis, was born in Warren county, Missouri, December 25, 1878, a son of the late Daniel T. Coleman, a native of Kentucky and a grandson of Jesse and Mary Ann (Trout) Coleman, who were likewise Kentuckians by birth. They came to Missouri in 1841 and here Jesse Coleman devoted his attention to farming and stock raising. He also served his country as a soldier in the Mexican war. The Coleman family comes of English and Scotch ancestry, the progenitor of the American branch being Captain Benjamin Coleman, who arrived in the new world in the seventeenth century, settling in North Carolina when that state was still numbered among the colonial possessions of Great Britain. He served as a captain in the Fifth North Carolina Continental Regiment and on the 30th of April, 1777, was taken a prisoner at Charleston. On the 12th of May, 1780, he was made brevet major of the Second Regiment. He afterward became an active member of the Society of Cincinnati and he passed away in Trimble county, Kentucky, in 1804, at the age of fifty-three years, his birth having occurred on the 23d of May, 1751. (See History of North Carolina Troops in the War of the Revolution, pp. 42 to 92.) Representatives of the family removed from...

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Biography of Anderson Coleman

ANDERSON COLEMAN. It is a pleasure to chronicle the history of a man whose life has been one of honor and usefulness, and although he is considerable past the zenith of his career, Mr. Coleman has accumulated sufficient means to pass his declining years in peace and plenty. He is one of the old pioneers of Carter County, Missouri, to which section he came in 1858, and is honored and esteemed throughout its length and breadth. Mr. Coleman was born in Tennessee, October, 14, 1822, and the son of William and Betsey (Vaughan) Coleman, both of whom died in North Carolina. The father was a soldier in the War of 1812. The grandfather, Spencer Coleman, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. His ancestors came from England to America prior to the Revolutionary War, and settled in Virginia. Anderson Coleman was one of eleven children and when a young man removed to North Carolina. Later he returned to Tennessee, and in 1858 he came to Carter County, making the journey with ox teams, and settled in Carter County, on a farm near Van Buren, where he resided seventeen years. For some time during his residence in Carter County he held the office of constable, elected in 1866 or 1867. From there he moved to Wayne County and later to Reynolds County. All his life he has tilled the soil...

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Biography of William W. Coleman

WILLIAM W. COLEMAN. Some men are possessed of such remarkable energy and activity that they are not content to do business in as extensive a manner as their competitors, but strive onward with restless zeal to excel them all and place their own establishment foremost in the ranks of industry. Men of this kind are valuable citizens, and are always foremost in advancing the public welfare. William W. Coleman is a representative man of this class. He conducts a first-class mercantile business in Van Buren, Carter County, Missouri, and this establishment is a worthy example of what energy and ambition can perform. Mr. Coleman is a native of North Carolina, born January 4, 1848, and the son of Anderson and Martha (Allen) Coleman (see sketch of father). Our subject was one of a family of children, as follows: Ambrose B., who died during the Civil War; Cynthia, deceased, was the wife of Shadrach Chilton; W. W., subject; Jas. Spencer, who died in 1882, left a family; Isaac, died during the war; Emilla J., died about the time of the breaking out of the war; Amanda, died young; Absalom, is a farmer of Carter County; and John, who died in 1887. Our subject passed his early life on a farm, and received limited educational advantages on account of the breaking out of the Civil War. When he became a man...

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Biographical Sketch of Frederick Albert Coleman

Coleman, Frederick Albert; pres. the J. D. Smith Foundry Supply Co.; born, Ocenta, Wis., Feb. 26, 1869; son of Spencer A. and Mary Hart Coleman; graduated from Lehigh University, 1892, with degree of C. E.; married, Bethlehem, Pa., Sept. 19, 1894, Luicie Abbott; issue, Spencer Albert and Elizabeth Abbott; member American Society of Civil Engineering, Cleveland Engineering Society, Zeta Psi fraternity and University...

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Coleman, Harry – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Harry E. Coleman, 79, Wallowa, died Friday at Wallowa Memorial Hospital of natural causes. He was born February 4, 1897 at Hauser, Idaho, a son of George and Carrie Coleman. He moved to Wallowa when he was nine with his family. Educated in Wallowa, he was a rural mail carrier for 36 years before he retired. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Wallowa; Kruse American Legion Post No. 72, Wallowa, and was a veteran of World War I. On March 9, 1921, he married Pearl McGinnis at Enterprise. Survivors include his wife,Wallowa; a daughter, Mrs. R.L. (Geraldine) Melton, Toledo, Ore.; a son, Jack Coleman, Wallowa; a sister, Mrs. Herman (Grace) Plass, Pendleton; a brother, George Coleman, Ontario, Ore., and five grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Wallowa Methodist Church with Robert E. Hefty officiating. Organist was June-Marie Wyckoff. A duet was sung by Chris Wyckoff and June-Marie, “How Great Thou Art”, and a solo by June-Marie, “Lords Prayer”. Casket bearers were: Thorston Shell, Bill Dougherty, Don Schaeffer, Bob Evens, Wayne Johnson, Bob Chrisman, Thomas McGinnis and Grant Sasser. Vault internment was in the Wallowa cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to the Wallowa Methodist Church Memorial Fund, care of Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, October 7, 1976, Page 10 Contributed by: Sue...

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Coleman, Mollie Ann – Obituary

Mollie Ann Coleman, 88, died March 1 of natural causes at a local care home. Burial will be Thursday at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nev. Arrangements are under the direction of Loveland Funeral Chapel, La Grande. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Mar. 3, 2007 Published: March 3,...

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Coleman, Herschel Theodore – Obituary

Services for Herschel Theodore Coleman, 72, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Guernsey Presbyterian Church. He passed away Sunday [March 17, 1974]. Mary Bahmer of Lingle officiated and burial was in the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington with graveside services being conducted by the Masonic Lodge No. 49 AF&AM of Guernsey. Mr. Coleman was born Jan. 23, 1902 in Ansley, Neb. And came to Guernsey 30 years ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Alliance and the brotherhood of Trainmen, Masonic Lodge No. 49 AF&AM of Guernsey. Coleman was employed for 38 years with the Burlington Railroad, and was also owner and operator of Coleman Texaco of Guernsey for seven years. Survivors include his widow, Inez; four sons, George F. of Sacramento, Calif., F.D. of Edwardsville, Ill., Kenneth of Los Angeles, and Lloyd of Garden Grove, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Meredith Sackett of Casper; a brother, Otis of Gardenville, Nev., and two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Linn of Newcastle, and Essie Kelley of Knoxville, Iowa; 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. A memorial has been established and contributions may be directed to the family. Sutley Funeral Chapel of Torrington is in charge of arrangements. Guernsey Gazette, March 21, 1974 Contributed by: Shelli...

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