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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Almon Coleman
Betsey Susanna Brown
Oliver B Coleman
Sibbell Coleman
Abby Coleman
Almond Homer Coleman
Persis S Coleman
William Sumner Coleman
Calvin Coleman
Charles Coleman
Julia A. Coleman
Emerson H. Coleman
Rufus Coleman

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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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