Sarah Elizabeth Coleman

Brief Life History of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Coleman was born on 28 January 1845, in Caswell, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Claiborne Coleman, was 41 and her mother, Elizabeth Florence, was 34. She married John W Rascoe on 24 September 1859, in Caswell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Anderson, Caswell, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Anderson Township, Caswell, North Carolina, United States in 1900. She died on 20 August 1910, in Caswell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Bush Arbor Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Jericho, Caswell, North Carolina, United States.

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John W Rascoe
Sarah Elizabeth Coleman
Marriage: 24 September 1859
Mary Elizabeth Rascoe
John Alice Rascoe

Sources (20)

  • Bettie Rasco, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah E Coleman, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Bettie Coleman in entry for Mary E Rascoe, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

World Events (8)


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

1853 · First State Fair

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.


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

Name Meaning

Irish and English: from the Middle English personal name Col(e)man, Old Irish Colmán, earlier Columbán, adopted as Old Norse Kalman. It was introduced into Cumbria, Westmorland, and Yorkshire by Norwegians from Ireland and probably spread widely across England. Ó Colmáin (‘descendant of Colmán’) was the name of an Irish missionary to Europe, also known as Saint Columban(us) (c. 540–615), who founded the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in 614. Columbanus is formally a derivative of the Latin for ‘dove’, seen in the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as Saint Columba (521–597), who converted the Picts to Christianity. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Irish: from Mac Colmáin or Ó Colmáin ‘son (or descendant) of Colmán’.

Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kalman or Kolman .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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