William Coleman

15 July 1837–22 August 1919 (Age 82)
Richland, Ohio, United States

The Life of William

When William Coleman was born on 15 July 1837, in Richland, Ohio, United States, his father, John Jacob Coleman, was 28 and his mother, Catherine Wirick, was 27. He married Susan Cox on 22 August 1860, in Perry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sheldon, Vernon, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Drywood Township, Vernon, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died on 22 August 1919, in Vernon, Missouri, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Nevada, Vernon, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Coleman
1837–1919
Malinda Sell
1853–1929
Marriage: 20 August 1869
Romey Naomi Salomi Coleman
1870–1873
William Orange Coleman
1872–1953
Jesse Logan Coleman
1874–1877
Rolla Gurnsey Coleman
1876–1954
Lorenzo Franklin Coleman
1878–1894
Leona Estella Coleman
1881–1966
Lena Leota Coleman
1881–1970
Bert Ruel Coleman
1884–1966
Emery Ellis Coleman
1885–1888
Emery E. Coleman
1886–1888
Thurman Cleveland Coleman
1888–1969
Ernest Stevenson Coleman
1892–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 August 1869
Richland, Ohio, United States
children

(12)

    Romey Naomi Salomi Coleman

    Female1870–1873Female

    Male1872–1953Male

    Jesse Logan Coleman

    Male1874–1877Male

    Male1876–1954Male

    Lorenzo Franklin Coleman

    Male1878–1894Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 1

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 2

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1860

Age 23

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

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)

  • Willie Coleman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Coleman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Coleman, "United States Census, 1910"

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