Monday, June 4, 2012

Henry Allen Coleman

The Coleman Family
And Their Kin

Henry Allen Coleman (Colman)
Sarah Ann Barnes
MRIN 102

131. Henry Allen Coleman (Colman), son of George Colman (Coleman), and Nancy Burford(Bufford), was born 28 Jan 1814 in Putnam county, Georgia. He was raised principally in DeKalb county, Georgia where he was undoubtedly a member of the household of his uncle, Phillip H. Burford. He married Sarah Ann Barnes about 1832, daughter of James P. Barnes and Sarah McKenzie, who were also residents of DeKalb county at the time. His principle occupation was as a farmer and on 9 Jun 1836 he enlisted in Captain James M. Calhoun's Company of the DeKalb Georgia Guard in Major Julius C. Alford's Battalion of the Georgia Mounted Militia to fight in the 1836 Creek Indian War. By 1840, Henry moved with his family to Cobb county, Georgia. He appears in the 895th district as head of household in the 1840 federal census for Cobb county. He lived many years in Cobb county where he continued to farm and was a bailiff and major of militia. He is said to have been a veteran of the 1846 Mexican War though I have not yet found any documentation. In 1856, Henry and his family moved to Carroll county, Georgia. On 12 Jan 1856, he is recorded as the grantee of lot number 142 in the sixth district of Carroll county from L.B. Evans of Benton co., Alabama. On 7 Feb 1857, he purchased lot number 140 in Carroll county in the sixth district from the Reverend John Riggs. The deed was witnessed by William Spence, A.H. Allen, and John Long. In his 1860 poll tax, he is recorded as having 202 1/2 acres in Carroll county and 40 acres ,lot# 1062, in the 19th district of Cobb county. Also in the year 1860, the spelling of Henry's surname officially changed from Colman to Coleman, as that spelling appears in the 1860 federal census for Carroll county and all other census reports thereafter.
On 29 Dec 1862,after the death of his uncle, Phillip H. Burford in DeKalb county, Henry Allen Coleman, George P. Bradley, and Robert M. Gower petitioned for letters of administration on the estate of Phillip H. Burford in that county. On 16 Apr 1873 and 14 Apr 1876, Henry served as a member of the Grand Jury in Carroll county. Henry became the grantee of more land in Carroll county for on 7 Aug 1877, he obtained Lot No. 254, in the 7th district from A.J. Livingston and on 2 Dec 1879, he was grantee of Lot No. 246 in the 11th district from Sena King. On 9 Nov 1880, Henry sold part of his farm to Mr. G. Crawford. On 20 Feb 1872, he obtained Lots Number 121 and 122 in the 5th district from Gallant Crawford. And on 14 Mar 1885, Henry purchased Lot No. 5 in the 11th district from T.A. Duke, W.F. Barr, and M.A. Norrell. On 27 Oct 1890, Henry Allen Coleman suffered from a stroke and died in Carroll county. He was a faithful member of the Baptist church and a member of the Masonic fraternity. He was buried next to his mother in the Bethel Baptist church cemetery, near the town of Temple, in Carroll county, Georgia. 132. Sarah Ann Barnes, wife of Henry Allen Coleman, was born on 27 Aug 1807 in Lincoln county, Georgia. She was the daughter of James P. Barnes and Sarah McKenzie who were early pioneers of Lincoln county and residents of DeKalb county at the time of Sarah's marriage to Henry A. Coleman. Sarah died on 4 Oct 1880 in Carroll county and was buried at the Bethel Baptist church cemetery located near the town of Temple in Carroll county. Sarah’s mother ,(Sarah McKenzie Barnes), is also buried in the Bethel Baptist church cemetery in Carroll co., GA.
Children of Henry Allen and Sarah Ann (Barnes) Coleman
To Henry Allen Colman (Coleman) and Sarah Ann Barnes were born 10 children:
(i) 308. James P. Coleman, Farmer, Businessman, and Confederate veteran. He served in Company I, 7th Georgia Infantry (State Guards, and Company B, Glen's Cavalry (State Troops). He was born Sep 1833 in DeKalb co., GA. Died 1911; married (1st) Mary A. McLelland (also spelled McClelland and McClellan); m. (2nd) Marry Guthrie Buran, b. 1839 in South Carolina.
(ii)1110. Nancy C. Coleman, b. 1834 in DeKalb co.,GA., d. 19 May 1912 in Lindale, Smith co., TX. ; m. Philip Marion Whisenhunt,Jr., Farmer and Confederate veteran. He served in Company E, 1st Georgia Cavalry; b. 1839 in Carroll co., GA., son of Philip M. Whisenhunt Sr. and Elizabeth Bell.
(iii) 1137. Sarah Jane Coleman, b. 1836 in DeKalb co., GA., m. William G. McLelland (McClelland or McClellan), Confederate veteran and Marshall of Carrollton,GA. He served in Company H, 56th Georgia Infantry, b. 1836 in Georgia, son of Georgina McLelland
(iv)129. William Allen Coleman, Farmer, Businessman, and Mayor of Carrollton, GA., b. 25 Sep 1838 in DeKalb co., GA. A Confederate veteran, he served in Company E and F, 1st Georgia Cavalry. Died 30 Oct 1917 in Carrollton, GA. He m.(1st) Cynthia Florence Riggs, b. 1837 in Butts co., GA., dau. of the Reverend John Riggs and Jane Florence; m. (2nd) Clara Eliza Kolb, b. 1852 in Cobb co., GA., dau. of Peter Valentine Kolb,Jr. and Eliza Gant; m. (3rd) Mary Elin Daniel Bailey, b. 1863 in Chatooga co., GA., dau. of Calvin B. Bailey and Susan A. Griffith
(v)255. John Henry Coleman, Farmer and Confederate veteran, he served in Company E and F, 1st Georgia Cavalry, b. 1 Jul 1840 in Cobb co., GA., d. 21 Jan 1932 in Etowah co., AL., m. Sarah Elizabeth Pentecost, b. 1853 in Campbell co., GA., dau. of John S. Pentecost and Temperance Arrington. 255.
(vi) Rebecca Catherine Coleman, b. 19 Mar 1843 in Cobb co., GA., d. 28 Nov 1911 in Cullman, AL., m. Zachery Taylor Adams, Farmer and Confederate veteran, he served in Company D, 10th Georgia Cavalry (State Guard), b. 1845 in Carroll co., GA., son of Absalom Adams and Elizabeth Reid.
(vii) 257. Elizabeth A. Coleman, b. 22 Feb 1844 in Cobb co.,GA., d. 15 Mar 1924 in Eastland co.,TX. m. Nathaniel William Harper , b. 1848 in Butts co.,GA. ,son of James M. Harper and Lavonia M. Head.
(viii) 258. Mary F. Coleman, b. 1845 in Cobb county, GA.
(ix) 259. Martha L. Coleman, b. 1847 in Cobb county, GA. ; m. Benjamin F. Campbell, Confederate Veteran, He served in Company H, Floyd's Legion, Infantry, (State Guard),b. 1844 in South Carolina, son of Hugh B. and Eliza Campbell.
(x) 260. Eliza M. Coleman, b. abt 1850 in Cobb county, GA.