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
Samantha Lucy Ballou
Marriage: 7 February 1860
Minnie Adelaide Coleman
Myra Celissa Coleman
Horace Sumner Coleman

Spouse and Children


    Samantha Lucy Ballou


7 February 1860


    Minnie Adelaide Coleman


    Myra Celissa Coleman



Parents and Siblings



    George Bonaparte Coleman


    John Wheelock Coleman


    Samuel Metcalf Coleman


    John Wheelock Coleman


    Reuben Chancey Coleman


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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.

Age 14

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

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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