James Buchannon Coleman

August 1857–
Harrison, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Buchannon

When James Buchannon Coleman was born in August 1857, in Harrison, Missouri, United States, his father, William Thomas Coleman, was 24 and his mother, Martha Ellen Roulett, was 17. He married Adeline Sarilda Smith in 1880. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

James Buchannon Coleman
1857–
Adeline Sarilda Smith
1860–1909
Marriage: 1880
Grace Coleman
1881–
William Edward Coleman
1883–1952
Grover Thomas Coleman
1885–1968
Samuel Goldie Coleman
1886–1973
Bernard Coleman
1893–1920
Bernice Marion Coleman
1893–1974

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1880
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1860

Age 3

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1863

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 33

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • James Coleman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Coleman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Coleman in entry for William Edward Coleman, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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