George Washington Coleman Sr.

15 May 1836–31 July 1924 (Age 88)
Virginia, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Coleman Sr. was born on 15 May 1836, in Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Coleman, was 18 and his mother, Catherine Parkinson, was 14. He married Mary L. Fine on 2 July 1860, in Lavaca, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Dayton, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 4, Hopkins, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 31 July 1924, in Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Haskell, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Coleman Sr.
1836–1924
Mary L. Fine
1844–1908
Marriage: 2 July 1860
George Washington Coleman Jr.
1860–1924
Joseph Levi Coleman
1864–1938
Eliza Coleman
1867–
Charles Aquilla Coleman
1869–1952
John William Coleman
1871–1943
Thomas Alfred "Tom" Coleman
1874–1952
Samuel Edwin Coleman Sr.
1876–1953
Albert Coleman
1877–
Jesse Lorena Coleman
1880–1960
Mary Roberta Coleman
1882–
Birtie Coleman
1882–
Ada Lula Coleman
1886–1944
Myrtle Coleman
1889–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 July 1860
Lavaca, Texas, United States
children

(13)

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Coleman

    Male1817–1905Male

    Catherine Parkinson

    Female1821–1901Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 8

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 25

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

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)

  • George Coleman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George Coleman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George Coleman in household of Samuel Coleman, "United States Census, 1860"

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