Nancy Emma Coleman

10 June 1860–13 February 1953 (Age 92)
Harrison, Indiana, United States

The Life of Nancy Emma

When Nancy Emma Coleman was born on 10 June 1860, in Harrison, Indiana, United States, her father, John Shepherd Coleman, was 29 and her mother, Margaret Jane Sharp, was 24. She married Millard Fillmore Yates on 23 January 1879, in Harrison, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Steen Township, Knox, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Wheatland, Steen Township, Knox, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 13 February 1953, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Monroe City, Harrison Township, Knox, Indiana, United States.

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Millard Fillmore Yates
Nancy Emma Coleman
Marriage: 23 January 1879
Myrtle Yates

Spouse and Children

    Millard Fillmore Yates



23 January 1879
Harrison, Indiana, United States


    Myrtle Yates


Parents and Siblings

    John Shepherd Coleman


    Margaret Jane Sharp




    Alda Jane Coleman


    William Clarence Coleman


    Luther Everett Coleman




+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 3

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

Age 26

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Emma Yates in household of Millard Yates, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma Yates in household of Millard Yates, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emma Yates in household of Millard F Yates, "United States Census, 1930"

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