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  • ID: I13130
  • Name: Daniel COLEMAN
  • Surname: Coleman
  • Given Name: Daniel
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1752 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia 1 2 3 4
  • Death: 1849 in Halifax County, North Carolina 5 6
  • _UID: A076F394EB29C946ABA754FB32AF2F34A5FE
  • Note:
    According to Paul Heinegg's website, Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, DANIEL COLEMAN, b. abt 1752, was from Petersburg, VA, descended from the Indian, JUDITH COLEMAN, b. abt 1700. I don't know who DANIEL COLEMAN may have been married to, the only indication of a possible wife is her age as listed n the 1820 and 1840 Census where the oldest female is shown born about 1790. By 1840, using the figures also from 1820, it appears that there were at least a total of 7 sons, the oldest born no earlier than 1806, and a total of 5 daughters, the oldest born no earlier than 1806. I do suspect that his wife may have been a HAWKINS or a HARWELL/HARVEY because I'm finding lots of records where these families, along with the COPELANDs, were related to one another from an earlier time which I don't see a record. DANIEL was dead by 1850, but there was a household headed by WIAT COLEMAN with several younger family members who were his siblings, as well as a few other COLEMANs nearby also siblings, all of which were named in DANIEL's will probated in 1849.
    As an example, DANIEL COLEMAN was the bondsman to the marriage of DAVID HARWELL/HARVEY, brother of CHINA HARWELL:
    Name: David Harvey
    Gender: Male
    Spouse: Nancy Mills
    Spouse Gender: Female
    Bond Date: 20 Jan 1820
    Bond #: 000062687
    Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
    ImageNum: 005510
    County: Halifax
    Record #: 01 083
    Bondsman: Daniel X Coleman
    Witness: Richard Eppes C

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    "The Deeds of Halifax County, North Carolina, 1820-1824", Stephen E. Bradley Jr.:
    #39-(275) ZACHIRIAH SULLIVANT of Halifax Co. to DANIEL COLEMAN of same. 21 Oct. 1818. $300. 150 acres, joining mouth of Great Branch, TELMELA SMITH, the head of a small branch, Rocky Swamp. Wit: EZRA PRYOR, H. W. TAYLOR. Proved Nov. Ct. 1820. Richard Eppes CC
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    By 1850, both DANIEL & his wife seem to have died because all of the COLEMANs who were not married were living with WIAT COLEMAN. The children of DANIEL COLEMAN that I have identified so far are:
    HENRY COLEMAN, b. 1818 - married: MARTHA LYNCH
    WIAT COLEMAN, b. 1824
    JAMES COLEMAN, b. 1825 - married: SUSAN LYNCH
    JOHN COLEMAN, b. 1829
    ANN COLEMAN, b. 1831 - married: BRYANT RUDD
    ERVIN COLEMAN, b. 1832
    MARY SAVANNAH COLEMAN, b. 1833
    NANCY COLEMAN, b. 1834 - married STEPHEN LYNCH
    LUCINDA ROSANNAH COLEMAN, b. 1835 - married: BRYANT RUDD
    DANIEL/DAVID COLEMAN, b. 1837 - married: ELIZABETH HARVEL
  • Change Date: 6 Oct 2014 at 16:41:35



    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      Children
      1. Has Children Henry COLEMAN b: 1818 in Halifax County, North Carolina
      2. Has Children Elizabeth COLEMAN b: 1819 in Halifax County, North Carolina
      3. Has No Children Wyatt COLEMAN b: 1824 in Halifax County, North Carolina
      4. Has Children James S. COLEMAN b: 1825 in Halifax County, North Carolina
      5. Has Children John COLEMAN b: 1829 in Halifax County, North Carolina
      6. Has Children Anna COLEMAN b: 1831 in Halifax County,North Carolina
      7. Has Children Irvin COLEMAN b: 1832 in Halifax County, North Carolina
      8. Has No Children Savannah Mary COLEMAN b: 1833 in Halifax County, North Carolina
      9. Has Children Nancy COLEMAN b: 1834 in Halifax County, North Carolina
      10. Has Children Daniel COLEMAN b: 1837 in Halifax County, North Carolina
      11. Has No Children Rosanna Lucinda COLEMAN b: 1839 in Halifax County,North Carolina

      Sources:
      1. Title: FREE AFRICAN AMERICANS OF VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, MARYLAND and DELAWARE
        Author: Paul Heinegg
        Publication: http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/
        Text: Online website
        Page: COLEMAN FAMILY
        Note: (http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Church_Cotanch.htm)
        1. Judith, born say 1700, was an Indian or the descendant of an Indian brought into Virginia by Francis Coleman sometime after the year 1705 and held as a slave for her lifetime. Her descendants Dick and Pat, who were held as slaves by Coleman's descendants, sued for and won their freedom in a case which was affirmed on appeal in the Fall of the year 1793 [Catterall, Judicial Cases, I:101-2]. Other descendants won their freedom from Robert Hall of Dinwiddie County before 1 July 1789, from John Hardaway of Dinwiddie County before 16 August 1794, from Joseph Hardaway of Dinwiddie County in November 1797 and from John Wyche of Brunswick County in 1819. Judith was the ancestor of-

        iv. Daniel, born about 1752, registered in Petersburg on 10 February 1798: a dark Brown Free Negro, or Indian, six feet two inches high, about forty six years old, short bushy hair, a little grey, formerly held as a slave by Joseph Hardaway but obtained his freedom by a judgment of the Gen'l Court in Nov. 1797 [Register of Free Negroes 1794-1819, no. 132]. He was a ditcher living near George May when he was counted as a "free Negro and Mulatto" taxable in Dinwiddie County in 1801 [PPTL, 1800-9, B list, p.25]. He may have been the Daniel Coleman who was head of a Halifax County, North Carolina household of 6 "free colored" in 1820 [NC:143].
      2. Title: U.S. Federal Census
        Page: 1820 Halifax County, North Carolina,Halifax,Image 6:
        Note: DANIEL COLEMAN - FCP
        2 -M = 14 ---- 1- F = 14
        1 -M = 45+ ---- 1 -F = 14 -26
        ----------------------- 1 -F = 26 -45
      3. Title: U.S. Federal Census
      4. Title: U.S. Federal Census
        Page: 1840 Halifax County, North Carolina, Image 37:
        Note: DANIEL COLEMAN - FCP
        4 -M = 10 -------- 3 -F = 10
        2 -M = 10 -24 -------- 1 -F = 10 -24
        1 -M = 24 -36 -------- 1 -F = 36 -55
        1 -M = 55-100
        (Total in Household: 13)
      5. Title: Marriage Index or License
        Page: MARRIAGE RECORD-JOHN RICHARDSON/LOUISA RICHARDSON
        Note: DANIEL COLEMAN was the Bondsman for their marriage. He must have died shortly thereafter, before 1850.
        Date: 28 Dec 1846
      6. Title: Death Certificate/or Death Record
        Page: Halifax County Wills 1825-1854, Vol. 4, Pg. 272
        Note: DANIEL COLEMAN
        February Term 1849

        I, DANIEL COLEMAN, of Halifax County and State of North Carolina being low in health but of dispersing mind do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following - (to wit)
        1st I wish all my debts to be paid. 2nd I wish the children of my daughter ELIZABETH WILLIAMS jointly to draw one 13th part of my Estate. Also I wish the children of my Son HENRY COLEMAN to draw jointly on 13th part of my estate. The rest of my property to be equally divided among all my children except my daughter ELIZABETH and my son HENRY, to each of which I give one Shilling the portion of property going to my Six youngest children (to wit) IRVIN, ANN, NANCY, SAVANAH, DANIEL, & ROSANAH. I leave in the hand of my son WYATT COLEMAN for their support each one to take their part as they arrive at the age of twent one years. I also appoint my son WYATT COLEMAN Executor to this my last will and testament. As witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 25 day of September AD 1848

        DANIEL COLEMAN ("X" his mark)

        Witness
        L. B. BENNET
        J. L. TAYLOR
        GIDEON P. HERVEY


        Halifax County
        February Term 1849

        Then the foregoing paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Daniel Coleman was offered for probate and the same being duly proven by the oath of Gideon P. Hervey and Lemuel B. Bennett two of the subscribing witnesses thereto is ordered to be recorded whereupon Wyatt Coleman the Executor named therein is duly qualified.

        Witness
        W. W. Daniel, Clk

        (Halifax County Wills 1825-1854, Vol. 4, Pg. 272)

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