Washington Coleman

4 June 1832–2 July 1900 (Age 68)
Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Washington

When Washington Coleman was born on 4 June 1832, in Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Coleman, was 48 and his mother, Lucinda Underwood, was 38. He married Samantha Lucy Ballou on 7 February 1860. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 2 July 1900, in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Washington Coleman
1832–1900
Samantha Lucy Ballou
1833–1901
Marriage: 7 February 1860
Minnie Adelaide Coleman
1860–1877
Myra Celissa Coleman
1862–1935
Horace Sumner Coleman
1865–1914

Spouse and Children

    Male1832–1900Male

    Samantha Lucy Ballou

    Female1833–1901Female

MARRIAGE
7 February 1860
children

(3)

    Minnie Adelaide Coleman

    Female1860–1877Female

    Myra Celissa Coleman

    Female1862–1935Female

    Male1865–1914Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    George Bonaparte Coleman

    Male1816–1875Male

    John Wheelock Coleman

    Male1818–1821Male

    Samuel Metcalf Coleman

    Male1819–1822Male

    John Wheelock Coleman

    Male1821–1891Male

    Reuben Chancey Coleman

    Male1823–1889Male

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 14

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Washington Coleman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Washington Coleman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Washington Coleman in entry for Simantha Lucy Ballon Coleman, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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