Mattie Beulah Coleman

December 1871–1903
Texas, United States

The Life of Mattie Beulah

When Mattie Beulah Coleman was born in December 1871, in Texas, United States, her father, William Wallace Coleman, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth E Strange, was 19. She married Leonidus Craft Lawhorn before 1891. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Collin, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 3, Fannin, Texas, United States in 1900. She died in Fannin, Texas, United States, and was buried in Fannin Land District, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonidus Craft Lawhorn
Mattie Beulah Coleman
Marriage: before 1891
Ora Ellen Lawhorn
Claude Allen Lawhorn
Maud Belle Lawhorn
Willie McKinley Lawhorn
Palmer Coleman Lawhorn

Spouse and Children

before 1891


Parents and Siblings

    William Wallace Coleman


    Elizabeth E Strange




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 5

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 10

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

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)

  • Mittie B Coleman in household of William W Coleman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Beulah Lawhorn in household of Croft Lawhorn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mittie Bulah Coleman Lawhorn, "Find A Grave Index"

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