Name: Jesse Coleman
Given Name: Jesse
Birth: 1758 in Lawrence Twp, Hunterdon, New Jersey
Death: 16 Aug 1831 in Nottingham Twp, Burlington, New Jersey
Article Title: Richard Howell (Major), 1754-1802
Periodical: Cumberland Patriot
Volume: 21 Number: 2 (Summer 1988)
Article Title: Richard Howell, Governor of New Jersey
Periodical: Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
Volume: 22 Number: 2 (April 1898)
Article Title: Howell Family, Kentucky and New Jersey
Periodical: East Kentuckian
Volume: 22 Number: 1 (December 1986)
Article Title: Howell Family, North Carolina
Periodical: Yadkin County Historical and Genealogical Society Journal
Volume: 10 Number: 2 (June 1991)
Article Title: Howell Homestead, Troy Hills, New Jersey
Periodical: New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings
Volume: 6 Number: 3 (July 1921)
BIRTH: GENEALOGICAL AND PERSONAL MEMORIAL OF MERCER COUNTY, NJ; Lee, Frances
Bazley; 1910; Lewis Pub; p. 43(of the reprint); DalPubLib 974.965 L477G
"HENRY UBER COLEMAN. Among the prominent and prosperous merchants of the city of Trenton, Mercer county, New Jersey, may be mentioned the name of Henry Uber Coleman, a member of the Vannest, Coleman & Company clothiers and merchant tailors, located at Nos. 39, 41 and 43 East State street. The family originally came from England, and the earliest member of whom we have any record is Joseph Coleman, who came from Rhode Island to New Jersey, and helped pay for the land which now constitutes Monmouth county, and which was bought from the Indians. "Salter" says that the period of his residence in Monmouth county was from 1665 to 1670, and that he then returned to Rhode Island.
Jesse Coleman, Sr., great-grandfather of Henry Uber Coleman, was born in Lawrence township in 1758, and died Aug 16, 1831. He married and had children: James Gumley, of whom see forward; Charles, Caleb, Hetty, Deborah and Mary Ann Rowan.
James Gumley Coleman, son of Jesse Coleman, was born in Monmouth county, NJ, 24 Feb 1792. He resided in Hamilton Square, Trenton, and married Elizabeth Bowne, born 2 Sep 1794, d/o Daniel and Catherine (Hulfish) Bowne, and g'd/o William and Catherine Hulfish. Among the children of James Gumley and Elizabeth (Bowne) Coleman was a son, Daniel B.
Daniel B. Coleman, son of James Gumley and Elizabeth (Bowne) Coleman, was born in Coleman Mills, now Hutchinson Mills, 10 Oct 1816, died 4 May 1891, and was buried in Riverview cemetery. He was prominently identified with the manufacturing and financial interests of the city, at one time holding the office of president of the board of trade. He was engaged in the flour and feed business for many years, and was the proprietor of the old South Warren street mills, besides owning several others. He was also a member of the board of freeholders and the school board. He was actively identified with the interests of the First Baptist Church of Trenton, and for many years served as treasurer, deacon and trustee. He was highly esteemed by his fellow citizens, and at the time of his death the houses in all the streets through which the funeral train passed were kept closed as a mark of respect to his memory. He married Mary A. Cubberley, and had children: Henry U., of whom later. Mary V, residing at No. 88 Jackson street, Trenton, NJ. Elizabeth, married Charles P. Brown, at one time city treasurer of Trenton. Jamcs C., president and proprietor of the NJ Aluminum Co. of Newark, NJ. Sarah, married A.F. Carl.
Henry Uber Coleman, son of Daniel B. and Mary A. (Cubberley) Coleman, was born in Trenton, NJ, 16 Sep 1851. He obtained an excellent education in the Model School of Trenton, the Trenton Academy, and Bryant & Stratton's Business College. He entered the employ of the firm of Ownes & Vannest, clothiers, in 1868, and 5 yrs. later Mr. Vannest retired from this firm, and in 1880 formed the firm of Sinclair, Vannest & West, which conducted business until 1896, when it became Vannest, Coleman & Co., as it is at the present time (1906). This business has grown to be one of the first importance and the members of the firm, being men of integrity and sterling worth, enjoy an enviable reputation and a lucrative patronage. Mr. Coleman is most emphatically the architect of his own fortune, and his career offers at once and example and an encouragement to youth. He has filled a position as police commissioner for 2 yrs. with credit and ability, and for a similar period of time was president of the Republican Club of Trenton. He is a consistent member of the First Baptist Church, in which he is serving as secretary and Treasurer, and is a member of Trenton Lodge, No. 5, Free and Accepted Masons.
Mr. Coleman married, 30 Nov 1871, Caroline MacCrellish, d/o Wesley and Belmeanor (Taylor) MacCrellish, and their children are: William V., married Sarah Richards. Edgar D., married Mabel Smith. Mary A., married Fred S. Wilson. Helen U., married Edmund W. Craft."
COUNTY HISTORY: GENEALOGICAL & PERSONAL MEMORIAL OF MERCER CO, NJ; Lee, Frances Bazley; 1910; Lewis Pub.; p. 121(of the reprint); DalPubLib 974.965 L477G
"COLEMAN FAMILY. This old Mercer county family is respresented in West Windsor township by Enos B. and Herbert Jesse Coleman, sons of Jesse Coleman, grandsons of Caleb Coleman, and great-grandsons of of Jesse Coleman who was born in Hamilton township, and followed the calling of a farmer. He was the father of a large family.
Caleb Coleman, son of Jesse Coleman, married Mary Bowne, and their children were: Phoebe, wife of Robert Narroway, one child; Sadie, wife of James Applegate, four children; Robert, William, Herbert and Samuel. Aaron married Elizabeth Pierson; four children, Samuel, Daniel, Stephen and Lewis. John, married Kezia Mount; five children, Caleb, George, Addie, Marion and Phoebe. Jesse, of whom later.
Jesse Coleman, son of Caleb and Mary (Bowne) Coleman, was born on the old homestead in Hamilton township, and was instructed in agriculture by his father. When starting in life for himself he bought the farm of William Lee, consisting of 125 acres, and cultivated it for general farming and market gardening, having a small dairy attached. He is still living at the age of 78 years. He is a Democrat and a member of the Baptist church.
Jesse Coleman married Mary Ann Lee, and the following are their children:
1. Emma Jane, wife of James C. Cole, four children; George A., married Matilda Milson, one child, Robert; Mary, married William de Beau; Charles, single; Edward. 2. Henry, married Amanda Flock, a sketch of whose family appears elsewhere in this work. 3. Phoebe, died at the age of 14 years. 4. Enos B., of whom later. 5. Florence, wife of Philander Hartwell Vannoy, 2 children: Jesse C. and Samuel; former married Jessie Snook, two children: George Hamilton Hartwell and Millicent Florence. 6. Amamda, wife of George Abbott, one child, George. 7. Ellen, wife of Xenophon Cromwell. 8. Alice. 9. Herbert Jesse, of whom later. 10. Ida, wife of Alfred Pierson, one child, Ormond. 11. Minnie, wife of Lewis Pierson, four children, Clarnece, Grace, Helen and Ida.
Enos B. Coleman, son of Jesse and Mary Ann (Lee) Coleman, was born in Hamilton township, where he received a public school education. After leaving school he remained at home as the assistant of his father until the age of 23, when he married and became an independant farmer. After one or 2 removals he took the Dye farm of 236 acres and cultivated it for 5 years. He then went to the Evarts farm of 95 acres, on which he has made his home for the last 19 years. He belongs to the Grange at Hamilton Square, the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, Hamilton, No. 54, Eureka Council, and Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Hamilton, No. 97. He adheres to the Democratic party, and is a member of the Methodiast Episcopal church.
Mr. Coleman married Mary Chapman, and they are the parents of 3 children: Charlotte, wife of Edward Riggs, one child, Harold. Frances L., marrried Maurice Hawn, one child, Dorothy. William. Mrs Cois a granddaughter of William G. and Rhoda (Garwood) Chapman, the latter a duaghter of James and Mary Ann (Borlen) Risdon. [Omitted section naming Chapman children.]
Herbert Jesse Coleman, son of Jesse and Mary Ann (Lee) Coleman, was born 17 June 1867, on the homestead, and received his education in the public schools of his native township. He was the assistant of his father until the age of 26, when he went to Penns Neck and took a farm of 146 acres, which he cultivated for a time on shares. At 30 he married and moved to his present farm, a place of historic interest, an account of which is appended to this
sketch. He established the Trenton Rural Free Delivery, No. 2, and has held the office of overseer of roads. He belongs to the Grange, Hamilton Square, the Independent Order of Foresters, Nassau Lodge, Princeton, No. 106. He is a Democrat, and a member of the Presbyterian church.
Mr. Coleman married 10 March 1897, Mary Ada, born 22 Sep 1864, granddaughter of Reuben and Sarah (Steelman) Adams, and only child of Zephaniah and Rebecca S. (Cook) Adams, the latter being a a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Reed) Cook. Mr. and Mrs. Coleman have 2 children: Marion Adams, born 29 Aug 1899, and Clifford Earl, born 25 Jul 1903.
[Following is an account of Washington's passing Herbert Coleman's farm back during the Revolution, when it was in possession of the Flock family--omitted here--this farm bought by Herbert's father-in-law Zephaniah Adams from J. Tindall Flock in 1883, and then being bought by Herbert Coleman in 1898.]
Jesse Coleman resided Monmouth Co in 1792 at the birth of son James
Gumley. Are other Monmouth Co Colemans related?
NAME OF WIFE: History of Burlington and Mercer counties with biographical sketches of many of their pioneers and prominent men. E. M. Woodward and John F. Hageman. Philadelphia, Pennyslvania : Everts & Peck, 1883
History of Mercer County, New Jersey; p.798
"Richard Howell was born in Delaware. He commanded a New Jersey regiment from 1776 till 1779; was clerk of the Supreme court of New Jersey, and Governor of New Jersey from 1794 till 1802, when he died. He was one of the young men who burned the tea landed at Greenwich, N.J., Nov. 22, 1774. He was the author of the ode to Washington, commencing 'Welcome, mighty chief, once more,' and had a brother, Rednap Howell, who settled in the South, and was also somewhat of a poet. Richard Howell, after the war moved to the vicinity of Trenton. He had a son, Arthur, who lived near Trenton, in Hamilton, and two other sons, who lived above Trenton. One of his daughters married Jesse Coleman, of Hamilton, and another, Thomas Riall, of Trenton. Arthur Howell had a son, Richard, who lived on the farm now of the William G. Cook estate in Hamilton, and he was the father of Arthur Howell, of Hamilton Square."
DEED: NJ; Burlington Co; Deed Bk. I; p. 252-255 (2 deeds)
1 Jan 1796 James Coalman & Anne his wife of Nottingham Twp, Burlington Co sell to Jesse Coalmon of the same place...for 300 pounds...all that tract of woodland in Nottingham...beginning at a stone in the end of a ditch in David Lee's line also a corner to the land of James Coalman's, thence along the middle of sd. ditch N 37 degrees 45 minutes E 17 chains 25 links to a white oak marked for a corner, thence S 62 degrees 15 min. E 16 chains to a white oak bush marked for a corner, thence with other land of sd. Jesse Coalman's S 27 degrees 15 min. W 17 chains 6 links to a post also a corner for sd. Lee thense with his line N 62 degrees 15 min. W 19 chians 37 links to the place of beginning...30 ac...also all trees, woods, commons, pastures, profits, etc.
Witnesses: John James James Coleman L.S.
Geo. Anderson Anna Coleman L.S.
11 Feb 1797 Proved by James & Anna Coleman, she examined sepperately.
Judge of the Inferior Court
Rec. 3 Sep 1800
24 Apr 1800 John Coleman of Nottingham Twp, Burlington Co, Yeoman, to his son Jesse Coleman of the same place...whereas Christopher Wetherell being seized of property rights in the Western Division [of NJ] did survey 416 2/3 ac. in 1 tract in Nottingham as appears by the records thereof in Lib. A Folio 87 in the Surveyor General's office in Burlington which is dated 12 Feb 1708/9 as also 2 other surveys recorded to sd. C. Wetherell same book folio 92, one of 47 ac., the other of 36 ac. adjoining to the first survey [Weatherell] being so seized did convey to Anthony Morris of Philadelphia, PA...[Morris] did convey on 2 Jan 1760 some 221 2/3 ac., including the surveys of 47 and 36 ac., and a part of the 416 2/3 ac. survey laying at the W end of sd. tract [to] John Coleman, who now sells to his son Jesse Coleman for 220 pounds...2 tracts, being part of the 3 several tracts aforesaid...the first beginning at a stone in the line of the land formerly Mahlon Stacy's and runs S 48 degrees E 10 Chains 20 links to a stone, then N 28 degrees E 34 chains 15 links to a stone, then N 61(?) deg. 30 min. W 10 chains to a stone, then S 28 degrees W 31 chains 75 links to the beginning...containing 32 1/2 acres coming off of the 416 & 47 ac. tracts aforesaid...2nd tract begins at a stake & stone where a black oak stood, being the 2nd corner of the 36 ac. tract and runs along the line thereof S 50 degrees E 6 chains 11 links to a small black oak marked for a corner, then N 55 degrees E 8 chains 50 links to a stake, then crossing Myrie run (extremely illeg) a(illeg) N 15 degrees 30 min. W 5 chains to a stake, then S 85 degrees W 2 chains 85 links to a dead black oak, then N 67 degrees W 3 chains80 links to a stake, then S 28 degrees W 8 chains crossing sd. run again to the beginning...containing 7 1/2 ac. of land and meadow
Witnesses: Guvas(illeg) Pharo John Coleman L.S.
29 Apr 1800 Received from Jesse Coleman 100 pounds in cash and 2 bonds for the payment of 60 pounds each
Witness: Geo. Anderson John Coleman
24 Apr 1800 Proved by John Coleman
Judge of the Inferior Court
of Common Pleas
Recorded 3 Sep 1800
DEED: NJ; Burlington Co; Deed Bk. P; p. 538
19 Apr 1806 "At a Meeting of the Trustees of the Baptist Church and
Congregation at their Meeting House, in the Vicinity of Lamberton and
Trenton, in Burlington County, and State of New Jersey on the 19th of
April 1806-It was resolved that they should hereafter be known and
distinguished by the Name of "The Trustees of the Baptist Church of
Trenton and Lamberton." In Witness Whereof the said Trustees do
hereunto set our Hands, and Seals the Day and Year above Written.
Jesse Coleman Seal, John Blakley Seal, Amos Reeder Seal,
N. Combes Seal, James J. Wilfose (illeg) Seal, John Willing Seal,
Benjamin Coles Seal"
Recorded 19 May 1806
CENSUS: 1830; NJ; Burlington Co; Nottingham Twp; p. 151
Coleman, Jesse 0000010001/0001011
1 male 30-40 1 female 15-20
1 male 70-80 1 female 30-40
1 female 40-50
Adjacent are Caleb & James G. Coleman
PROBATE: NJ; Burlington Co; File #14020C; LDS Film #
"A True and Perfect Inventory of all and Singular The Goods and Chattles Rights and Credits of Jesse Coleman Late of the Township of Nottingham in the County of Burlington Deceased Made by us Whose Names are Hereunto
Inscribed the 16 day of November in the year of our lord Eighteen
Hundred and thirty one
one Bond Against Elias Bowne 1000.00
Interest on the Above Bond due 37.50
One Note of Hand Against Elias Bowne 550.00
The Interest on the Above Note due 41.31
Principal due Against Clib Coleman on one Bond 1389.00
one Note of hand Against Calib Coleman 330.37
The interest on the Above Note due 40.50
To one Bed Bedding and bedsted 7.50
Appraised by us the day and year above Written 3396.18
William Lee one of the appraisers of the above inventory alleging himself to be conscientiously scrupulous of taking an Oath & being solemnly affirmed according to law doth declare & say that the goods chattels & credits in the above inventory set down & specified were by him appraised according to their just & true respective rates & values after the best of his judgment & (illeg.) declaring that Joseph Lee the other appraiser whose name is thereto subscribed was present at the same time & consented in all things to the doing thereof and that they appraised all things that were brought to their view for appraisement.
Affirmed the 19th day of November William Lee
A.D. 1831 before me
W.A.A. Brown (illeg. signature)
James G. Coleman administrator of all and singular the goods chattels credits of Jesse Coleman in the written inventory on said deceased alleging himself to be conscientious & scrupulous of taking an oath & being solemnly appraised according to law doth declare & say that the within writing contained a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods chattels & credits of the said deceased so far as now come to his knowlege or possession or to the possession of any other person or persons for his use
Affirmed the 19th day of November James G. Coleman (signature)
A.D. 1831 before me
W.M. Brown (illeg. signature)
NOTE from Ruby Simonson McNeill: Could this Gumley be somehow related to the Coleman family, i.e. name of child being James Gumley. Children of Benjamin andSusanna Gumley, all Black Bird Creek in New Castle Coun ty, upon Delaware: Tabitha Gumley b. __5__; John Gumley b. 4-25-16; James Gumley b. 14 Dec 168_; Benjamin Gumley b. 2-7-1687; Sarah Gumley b. 8-2-1689; Rahcel Gumley b. --20-1692; Susanna Gumley b. 10-31-1694; Ruth Gumely b. 10-20-1697; James Gumley b. 2-2-1701; William Gumley b. 7-23-1703
Father: John Coleman b: Bef 1730
Mother: Unk b: Bef 1733
- James Gumley Coleman b: 24 Feb 1792 in , Monmouth, New Jersey
- Charles Coleman
- Caleb Coleman b: Abt 1796 in , , New Jersey
- Hetty Coleman b: Aft 1784
- Mary Ann Coleman
- Deborah Coleman