Friday, August 13, 2010

Francis Coleman, Sr.

Francis Coleman, Sr. (Baldwin line) was born on 16 Aug 1744 in Caroline County, Virginia[1]. He married Margaret Daniel about 1767 [1]. Since their first children were reportedly born in North Carolina, I would assume this is where they were married.

After coming to Georgia around 1760, Francis served in the American Revolution under Col. Elijah Clarke [1, 2]. He was given a bounty land grant in Georgia of 250 acres as per a certificate from Elijah Clarke, Col. From this time, little is known about Francis except that he eventually resided in Washington County, Alabama from at least 1816 [3] until his death on 13 Aug 1825. Many of his children were reported to have been born in Fairfield County, South Carolina, so he seems to have lived there for a good while.

There is considerable evidence to the effect that Margaret Coleman, wife of Francis, was the daughter of James Daniel of Amelia County, later Prince Edward when it was formed of Amelia. His will was probated 19 Apr 1763, in which he mentions his daughter, Margaret, wife of Francis Coleman.

Children of Francis Coleman, Sr. and Margaret Daniel:
1) Isaac Coleman [1] was born on 25 Sep 1768 in North Carolina [1]. He died in 1841.
2) William Coleman [1] was born on 13 May 1770 in North Carolina [1]. He married Nancy Dean. He died in 1847 in Perry County, Alabama.
3) Francis Coleman, Jr. [1] was born on 08 Jun 1772 in Fairfield County, South Carolina [1]. He married Mary Womack.
4) Margaret Coleman [1] was born on 06 Jan 1774 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. She married Robert Tillman on 05 May 1793 in Jefferson County, Alabama. She died on 25 Aug 1838.
5) John Coleman [1] was born on 03 Jan 1776 in Fairfield County, South Carolina [1].
6) Benjamin Stephen Coleman [1] was born on 29 Apr 1778 in Fairfield County, South Carolina [1]. He died on 24 Dec 1816 [1].
7) Frances Coleman [1, 4] was born on 14 Feb 1781 in Fairfield County, South Carolina [1, 4, 5, 6]. She married John N. Womack, Sr. She died on 29 Dec 1852 in Grimes County, Texas and was buried at Baker Family Cemetery near Plantersville, Texas [5, 6].
8) Abner Coleman [1] was born on 17 Jan 1783 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. He died on 10 Apr 1787.
9) Elias Coleman [1] was born on 09 Dec 1784 in Fairfield County, South Carolina [1]. He died 09 Oct 1786.
10) Vashti Coleman [1] was born on 19 Dec 1786 in Fairfield County, South Carolina [1]. She married 1st John Williamson and 2nd Matthew Shaw.
11) Robert Coleman [1] was born on 09 Mar 1789 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. He died on 01 Oct 1789.
12) Daniel Coleman [1] was born on 05 Sep 1792 Fairfield County, South Carolina [1]. He married Sarah Hawkins.

References:
[1] McCall, Mrs. Howard H., Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia, Volume 1, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1968. Page 210.
[2] Alabama Historical Quarterly, Winter 1944, Alabama State Department of Archives and History. Page 546.
[3] Waddell, Barbara and Doris Brown, Records of Washington County, Alabama, 1988. Page 9, Washington County, Mississippi Territory 1816 Census.
[4] McCall, Mrs. Howard H., Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia, Volume III, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Page 249.
[5] National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. XVII, No. 3, September 1929, The National Genealogical Society, Washington, D.C., 1929. Page 49, Transcription of Baker-Womack Family Bible Record.
[6] Maxwell, John R., Grimes County Cemeteries, Book Three (Southern), Grimes County Historical Commission, 1998. Page 1, Baker Family Cemetery.

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