Sally or Sarah Coleman

21 May 1791–about 1852 (Age 60)
Guilford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Sally or Sarah

When Sally or Sarah Coleman was born on 21 May 1791, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States, her father, Robert Spilsbey Coleman, was 47 and her mother, Martha Elizabeth Sharpe, was 41. She married Peter Jenkins in 1810, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Israel Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died about 1852, in Preble, Ohio, United States, at the age of 61.

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Peter Jenkins
Sally or Sarah Coleman
Marriage: 1810
Bessie Jenkins
John Jenkins
Peter Jr. Jenkins
Charles Jenkins
Sarah Jenkins
Dempsey Jenkins
Winburn B Jenkins
Sitha Jenkins
Mary Jenkins

Spouse and Children

Guilford, North Carolina, United States


    Bessie Jenkins


    John Jenkins


    Peter Jr. Jenkins


    Dempsey Jenkins


    Winburn B Jenkins


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1792 · Capital City Moved

Age 1

New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Age 17

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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 (2)

  • Sarah Jenkins in household of Winbourn Jenkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Coleman in entry for Daniel Reynolds and Mary B Jinkins Pearson, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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