Name: William Coleman
Given Name: William
Birth: Bef 1753
TAX LIST: REVOLUTIONARY CENSUS OF NJ; Strykker-Rodda, Kenn; Polyantos, Inc; 1972; DalPubLib 929.3 N5Zs
Tax List 1773-1774
Coleman/Coalman, Bowman Nottingham, Burlington Co
Charles " "
James " "
John " " (several)
William " "
Timothy Evesham, "
TAX LIST: GENEALOGICAL AND PERSONAL MEMORIAL OF MERCER COUNTY, NJ; Lee, Frances Bazley; 1910; Lewis Pub; p. 39; DalPubLib974.965 L477G
Tax rateables, Maidenhead Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ Aug 1786
Tim & Elias Coalmen, single man
William Coalmen, single man
Tax rateables, Nottingham, Burlington Co, NJ Sep 1795
Jess Coalman, head of house
Maehlon Coalman, head of house
John Coalman, no marks
William Coalman, no marks
James Coalman, no marks
Abraham Coalman, head of house
A William Coalman was named as a legatee in the will of Nathaniel Rozel of Maidenhead in 1770, name coupled with a James Coalman as if they were brothers
Note that there is never evidence of more than one William Coleman in the NJ records of this place & time.
Is this the same William?
REV WAR SERVICE: GEN. MAG. OF NEW JERSEY, VOL. 8, p. 75 & 79; 1932; "Revolutionary Soldiers Pensioned by the State of New Jersey"
The following list of Rev. soldiers and their widows who were pensioned by Acts of the Legislature of NJ... based on list given in Hood's INDEX TO NJ LAWS, 1663-1903, pp. 818-820
Coleman, William Residence Mercer County
Amt. of the pension $60
Date of the Act 12 Feb 1841
Reference to Stryker's OFFICERS AND MEN OF NJ IN THE
REV WAR (S-545)
"Probably the William Coleman who served as a private in the Militia of Burlington Co."
POLITICS: CALENDAR OF THE STATE LIBRARY MSS COLLECTION; p. 15-16; Historical Records Survey; 1939; pub. Newark, NJ; DalPubLib 016.9749 N532C
30 Jan 1775
Freehold electors of Township of Nottingham, Burlington County. To House of Assembly.
Situation between Great Britain and Colonies has reached alarming crisis; country may be involved in horrors of civil war; real interests of America best protected by loyalty to Great Britain; should meet some of expenses of government, for defense of Empire; disavow all violent proceedings against mother country; will prove selves loyal subjects of "His Gracious Majesty, George III."
John Abbott, Jr.
Hmmm, Loyalist leanings. Assuming that this is the same William Coleman who did serve in the Rev. from Burlington Co, he certainly changed his mind. Note that this will give an original signature of this William.
Pay attention, likely NOT the same, but use this to help differentiate:
30 Jan 1998 From: Rutucker@aol.com To: COLEMAN-L@rootsweb.com
Subject: William COLEMAN (ca. 1730/40?) NJ>NY>CAN>IL>IA
I have posted this previously, but since it has been a while I will do it again. I'm still looking for any infomation about the father of my g-g-g-grandmother,William Coleman, who according to family legend may have been born
in Newark, New Jersey. He evidently moved to Berks County, Pennsylvania, probably in the vicinity of Reading before the Revolutionary War broke out, as he served in the Berks County, PA, militia during the war. Also this is
reportedly where Nancy, my g-g-g-grandmother was born. We've been unable to find any information about any of the family except John W., his daughter Phoebe, and Nancy. I'm hoping there is another Coleman descendant tracing the same line. Thank you in advance for any help you can give. I will be glad to exchange information and sources with you.
--Ruth Tucker in Iowa email@example.com
1. William Coleman - & Mary Wilson -
1. John W. Coleman - (10 Apr 1786 - 6 Feb 1862) & Margaret Hayes - (16 Jan 1790 - 18 Aug 1882)
1. Mary Coleman - (10 Jul 1807 - )
2. Sarah Coleman - (15 Dec 1808 - )
3. James Coleman - (11 Jun 1812 - )
4. Samuel Coleman - (26 Oct 1818 - )
5. John Coleman - (29 Jul 1821 -
6. Phoebe Coleman - (24 Dec 1824 - 5 Sep 1915) & Gabriel E. Cornwell - (6 Sep 1825 - 22 May 1963)
7. Margaret Coleman - (9 Mar 1827 - )
8. Saripta Coleman - (2 Apr 1828 - )
2. Phoebe Coleman - & Miquelon - 124
3. Nancy Coleman - (15 Dec 1790 - 25 Apr 1870) & Thomas J. Matthews - (15 Mar 1782 - 30 Apr 1855)
Father: John Coleman b: Bef 1730
Mother: Unk b: Bef 1733
- Change Date:
23 Jun 2012
- John Coleman b: Aft 1781
- William Coleman b: Aft 1781