Abby Coleman

1844–8 June 1861 (Age 17)
Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abby

When Abby Coleman was born in 1844, in Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Almon Coleman, was 31 and her mother, Betsey Susanna Brown, was 33. She died on 8 June 1861, at the age of 17.

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Family Time Line

Almon Coleman
1813–1891
Betsey Susanna Brown
1811–1864
Coleman
1841–1841
Oliver B Coleman
1841–1901
Sibbell Coleman
1842–1909
Abby Coleman
1844–1861
Almond Homer Coleman
1845–1845
Persis S Coleman
1845–1915
William Sumner Coleman
1847–1926
Calvin Coleman
1849–1919
Charles Coleman
1850–1928
Julia A. Coleman
1851–1915
Emerson H. Coleman
1853–1861
Rufus Coleman
1854–1929

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World Events (1)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Colmáin ‘descendant of Colmán’. This was the name of an Irish missionary to Europe, generally known as St. Columban ( c.540–615 ), who founded the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in 614 . With his companion St. Gall, he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout central Europe, so that forms of his name were adopted as personal names in Italian (Columbano), French (Colombain), Czech (Kollman), and Hungarian (Kálmán). From all of these surnames are derived. In Irish and English, the name of this saint is identical with diminutives of the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as St. Columba ( 521–97 ), who converted the Picts to Christianity, and who was known in Scandinavian languages as Kalman.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Clumháin ‘descendant of Clumhán’, a personal name from the diminutive of clúmh ‘down’, ‘feathers’.3 English: occupational name for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer of coal, Middle English coleman, from Old English col ‘(char)coal’ + mann ‘man’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Abby L Coleman in household of Almond Coleman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abby L Colman in household of Almon Colman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abby Coleman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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