John Coleman

15 October 1738–4 February 1797 (Age 58)
Abingdon Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Coleman was born on 15 October 1738, in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Coleman, was 50 and his mother, Elizabeth Holt, was 43. He married Mary Sarah Embry in 1765, in Halifax, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 4 February 1797, in Halifax, Virginia, United States, at the age of 58.

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John Coleman
1738–1797
Mary Sarah Embry
1724–1789
Marriage: 1765
Elizabeth Coleman
1766–1783
Colonel Henry Embry Coleman
1768–1837
William Coleman
1770–

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World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon
Age 20
Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776
Age 38
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital
Age 42
On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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.

Possible Related Names

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Kalman
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Collman
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