John Morgan Coleman

23 January 1833–23 May 1906 (Age 73)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of John Morgan

When John Morgan Coleman was born on 23 January 1833, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Robert Coleman, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Alverson, was 21. He married Nancy Harrison Parker on 18 September 1859, in Calhoun, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Township 9 South Range 10 West, Winston, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Hackleburg, Marion, Alabama, United States in 1900. He died on 23 May 1906, in Marion, Alabama, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Cedar Tree Cemetery, Hackleburg, Marion, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Morgan Coleman
Nancy Harrison Parker
Marriage: 18 September 1859
Catherine Missouri Coleman
Lee Coleman
William Doss Coleman
George Jeffereson Coleman
Martha J. Coleman
Nancy Almeady Coleman
Thomas Marion Coleman
Leander S Coleman
Arthur Marvin Coleman

Spouse and Children

18 September 1859
Calhoun, Alabama, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Alverson




    Amanda Coleman


    Sarah Coleman


    John F Coleman



    James Robert Coleman


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

Age 2

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 27

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Coleman in household of Robert Coleman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John M Coleman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John M Collman, "United States Census, 1880"

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