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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George Washington Coleman Sr.
Mary L. Fine
Marriage: 2 July 1860
George Washington Coleman Jr.
Joseph Levi Coleman
Eliza Coleman
Charles Aquilla Coleman
John William Coleman
Thomas Alfred "Tom" Coleman
Samuel Edwin Coleman Sr.
Albert Coleman
Jesse Lorena Coleman
Mary Roberta Coleman
Birtie Coleman
Ada Lula Coleman
Myrtle Coleman

Spouse and Children

2 July 1860
Lavaca, Texas, United States


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Coleman


    Catherine Parkinson




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.

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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