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Saturday, November 3, 2007

Biography of Jose D. Perez-Gomez of Cuba

Photo: Jose Dolores Perez-Gomez with his wife Paulina Follin.

"JOSE PEREZ GOMEZ:Patriot, Railroadman, Promotor, Agriculturist And Senator"
"Nephew of the famous generalissimo and "Grand Old Man" of Cuba, Maximo Gomez,the subject of this biography Jose Perez Gomez came to Honduras in the year1881, on a visit with his uncle Maximo to stir up propaganda in favor of the Cuban Revolution. After exerting his every effort in favor of his native country he finally decided to settle in Honduras to which end he married thecharming Miss Paulina Folling (Follin) from which union were born nine children, as follows: Carlos, Alonso, Francisco, Lisandro, Antonia (now married to Mr. John Coleman), Leonela, Dolores (today the beautiful wife of Mr. JoseMaria Zepeda), Zoila, Angelina, and Celia. During the early years of his residence in this country, he was in the employof the railroad, later on he decided to strike out for himself inagriculture,(bananas cultivation and cattle breeding), and today he is theproud owner of one of the finest mixed ranches in the country. Still later on we find him branching out as theatre proprieter having builtand is now operating the theatre "Variedades" in the city of San Pedro Sula. In the year 1894, in San Pedro Sula, the Masonic Lodge Eureka No. 5 was founded, and of which Mr. Perez Gomez has several times been Venerable Master,and as a matter of fact he is today the only survivor of the original charter members or founders. In the year 1889, he had the honor to be elected municipal mayor of the city of San Pedro Sula, serving a full term of four years. In Mr. Perez Gomez one finds an energetic worker, a man of strong initiativeand brilliant ideas, a man who has proven a success entirely due to his ownpersonal efforts and attention to business. "(End)

Source: The above biography of Jose Dolores Perez-Gomez was written for the business magazine, (no longer in print),"HONDURAS," in 1930.

Note: The following biography appeared,(in Spanish), in a later addition of the business magazine "Honduras", written about 1932:

"Ven.. H.. DON JOSE PEREZ GOMEZ 1861-1931"
"Padres: Don Santiago Perez y dona Antonia Gomez Baez, hermana del Generalisimo Maximo Gomez Baez, principal caudillo de la independencia de Cuba, Nacio en el pueblo de Bani, cerca de Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana,en 1861. Caso con dona Paulina Follin, de origen frances. Paso su primera infancia en su pais de origen, y ya en su juventud tomoparte, junto con su tio el General Maximo Gomez, en la primera sonada belica dela independencia de Cuba, que culmino con la Paz del Zanjon. Ingreso a Honduras en propaganda revolucionaria por la libertad de Cuba, cuando llego aqui lamision Cubana compuesta por los Generales Gomez, Maceo, Flor Crombert, Rollof,el Dr. Eusebio Hernandez, el poeta Jose Joaquin Palma y el maestro TomasEstrada Palma. Haciendo de Honduras su segunda patria, se quedo en esta tierradonde se caso y donde se dedico al cultivo del banano. Fue empleado modelo delFerrocarril Nacional y fue fundador del Teatro Variedades, el primer salon deespectaculos que tuvo San Pedro Sula. El H.. Perez Gomez se caracterizo por su hombria de bien, su honradezacrisolada y sus dotes de privilegiada inteligencia. En San Pedro Sula fundoun hogar que fue ejemplo de virtudes. Como mason fundo la Resp.. Log.. Eureka No. 19, de esta ciudad, junto conlos meritisimos hermanos Freund, Rivera, Barahona, etc. Fue Venerable Maestroen varios periodos y ocupo varios cargos, en los que siempre se distinguio porsu inteligencia, ecuanimidad y espiritu de justicia. Fellecio en San Pedro Sula en 1931. " (END)

Related Links:
Biography of Maximo Gomez-Baez

Monday, October 22, 2007

Backhoe driver killed in collision with train

Jasper News
Jasper, Hamilton county, Florida
Published January 18th, 2007

Brian Keith Coleman, 34, of Jasper, died after the backhoe he was driving was struck by a train about 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.
Coleman was driving a 2006 John Deere backhoe north on SE Farm Road in Lee, when he attempted to cross a railroad track in front of a train traveling west, according to the release.
The front of the train collided with the right side of the backhoe, causing Coleman to be ejected from the backhoe, the release states. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Madison County EMS.

The train continued traveling west approximately 1,722 feet before coming to a complete stop, according to the report. The driver of the train, Donald Lee Williams Jr., 37, of St. Augustine, and a passenger, Bennett Cornelius Odams, 47, of Jacksonville, were not injured, the release states. There was approximately $5,000 damage to the GE locomotive.
There was approximately $10,000 damage to the backhoe, according to the release.
No charges have been filed pending an investigation.

Funeral services for Brian Keith Coleman will be held at 2 p.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church on SR 6 in Jennings.


Death of Helen E. (Young) Goolsby

Died - On October 31st, 2006: Mrs. Helen Edith (Young) Goolsby, in Jasper, Hamilton county, Florida.

Aunt Helen was born on December 31, 1929 in Homerville, Clinch county, Georgia and was the daughter of Peter Lester Young and Mary Belle Register. She was preceded in death by her late husband Charles William Goolsby of Jasper, Florida.
Aunt Helen is survived by Charles Lester Goolsby, her son, Ann Marie and Randy McDaniel, her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Bill Young, her brother, Sue Hill and Mary Naranjo, her sisters, and two Grandsons, and two Great-Grandsons.

Her funeral was held on November 3rd, 2006 . Officiating was the Reverend Justin Young, A Grand-Nephew of Aunt Helen. In attendance were her surviving family members and many nephews, nieces, and friends. She was interned at the Evergreen cemetery, Jasper, Hamilton county, Florida.

Source: E. Coleman, Jr., a nephew who attended the funeral.

Death of Lloyd Kingsbery

California Death Index: 1940-1997

Kingsbery, Lloyd:
Died Aug 31, 1963. Los Angeles, CA. Born in Georgia on October 26, 1910. Social Security Number: 558-22-1484. Mother’s maiden name: Coleman.

Source: California Death Index: 1940-1997 (Ancestry.com)

Research: Samuel Coleman

Samuel Coleman in the US Census in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia:

Samuel Coleman,US Census, 1790, Craven county, NC.

Samuel Coleman, US Census, 1790,Warren county, NC.

Samuel Coleman,US Census, 1790, Prince George’s Parish ,Georgetown, SC.

Intestate Bond, January 18, 1803, Columbia co., GA., Samuel Coleman — Lindsey Coleman, Chas. Ellis, John Coleman.

Samuel Colman, US Census, 1810, Williamsburg co., SC.

Samuel Coleman, 1813 Tax List, Putnam co., GA. (Putnam and Jackson counties).

Samuel Coleman, US Census, 1820, Abbeville, SC.

Samuel Coleman, US Census, 1820, Walton co., GA.

Samuel Coleman, US Census, 1830, Meriwhether co., GA.

Death of A.F. Follin

Follin, A.F. Age 61

“FOLLIN - On Friday, July 2, 1880, On the Golden Grove Plantation, Parish St. James, Dr. A.F. Follin, in the 61st year of his age, formerly a resident of Mobile, Ala.”

Source: Daily Picayune, 7-11-1880, page 8, col. 4., New Orleans, LA.

Death of Mrs. A.F. Follin

Times Picayune, 11-25-1862

“On the 24th Ult., at the residense of her mother near Mobile, Mary Adela, wife of Dr. A.F. Follin of this city.”

Source: Times Picayune, 11-25-1862, page 2, col. 5., New Orleans, LA.

Isaac Young,US Census,1820,Effingham co., GA.

US Census, 1820, Effingham co., GA.

Isaac Young - Head of Household
1 male 10 to 16 years old, 1 male 16 t0 26 years old, and 1 female 15 to 26 years old (under 26).

Source: US Census, 1820, Effingham co., GA. (Ancestry.com)

Death of Augustin Follain

Died: 1-2-1902

Augustin Follain

Source: Daily Picayune, 1-4-1902, page 4, col. 7.,New Orleans, LA.

Death of Auguste Follain

Died: Dec 16, 1863
Auguste Follain, Age 68

Source: New Orleans Bee, Dec 17, 1863- page 1, col. 5

Death of Mrs. August Follain, nee Harriet Thompson

Died: 3-29-1917
Mrs August Follain;nee Harriet Thompson

Source: Daily Picayune, New Orleans, LA., 3-30-1917, pg 2, col 7.

Redding Young, US Census, 1840, Ware co., GA.

Selected Individuals:

1840 Census, 451st district, Ware county, Georgia:

James Inman: 0000200000000-1001100000000

Riding Young: 2200010000000-0100100000000

Randal McDonald: 0002201000000-0011101000000

Source: US Census, 1840, Ware co., GA. (Ancestry.com)

Death of John Allen Coleman

Sunday, October 23, 1966
Died at Age: 78
John Allen Coleman, Native of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Husband of Antonia Perez. Son of William F. Coleman and Indalicia Paredes. Father of John D., Elwood R., and Ethel Marie Coleman. Occupation: Accountant.
Burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Metairie, Louisiana.

Source: New Orleans Times Picayune Newspaper

Arrest of William Forrest Coleman

February 7, 1916. ARREST & DETENTION W.F. COLEMAN.

Following his arrest and detention in a Honduran jail. W.F. Coleman wrote explaining the circumstances of his arrest to the American Consular Agent who was then James M. Mitchell, Jr., a close friend of the family:From W.F. Coleman to Dr. J.M. Mitchell,Jr., American Consular Agent, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, dated February 8, 1916:

Dear Sir: I beg to hand you the following account of mal-treatment at the hands of authorities here, not for the purpose of obtaining monetary remuneration, but that it may serve to put an end to the many petty annoyances to which we have been subjected during the past few years, and which have become remarkably more frequent and more annoying due to the fact that they have been allowed to pass by without any attention on the part of the American Goverment. If your instance will serve to fix the attention of the American Goverment on the abuses to which we are being subjected, and obtain a disavowel of the tyrannical and arbitrary acts of high officials, the extremely unpleasant and dangerous experience through which I passed will not have been in vain. About 2:30 p.m. of the 7th instant I was “cited” by a policeman to appear at the police station. As I have always made it a point, no matter how inconvenient, to obey these “citations” on the instant, I went immediately to the police station and presented myself to the officer at the desk whom I supposed to be the chief of police. I was asked if my name was William Coleman. I replied that it was. I was then informed that I was fined one peso for not having my dwelling decorated on the first of February. I answered that I had not done so because I had considered that it was a voluntary act and not obligatory, but that it had not been my intention to do so in deference to the custom of the country, but not finding suitable material (with) which to do so, it had not been done. I based my action to a great extent on the fact that my dwelling house is in the suburbs of the town, and in fact, not within the city limits. Also on the fact that none of my neighbors had decorated and there noticed that none of these had been fined. I reiterated my belief that such act was not obligatory and refused to pay the fine. Fortunately the amount involved was so insignificant, being only 35 cents U.S. currency, that this did not enter into the matter in so far as determined to the action I took. I was then informed that I had to pay. On my reiteration that I would not pay, the chief called up (telephoned) the Governor, (an act entirely irregular, as such matters pertain exclusively to the Alcalde Politico) and informed him that that I, calling my name, had refused to pay. While I could not catch all of the conversation, I inferred from their succeeding actions that drastic measures were to be taken. I was then ordered into the section set for the barracks, and in a few minutes was called into a cell set apart for drunks–I found myself in a small room without any ventilation except what could come through a hole in the door about six inches square, with the floor partly boarded and partly bare ground, covered with the litter of its recent occupants for whom it had served as a water-closet as well as sleeping apartment, without light and without anything to sit upon except the ground, which was running with vermin and uncleanness. I was informed that I was “incomunicado” and was not allowed to send word to anyone. In this place, in a standing position, without light, water or nourishment of any kind, I was kept until about 6 p.m. Then as I had become faint from the position I was compelled to keep and from the lack of water and ventilation I requested the attention of a physician. No attention was paid to my request though informed that I was suffering. About one hour later, however, I was informed that Doctor Paz had been called. I believe that this concession on their part was actuated only by the activity of yourself and other friends. The Doctor came to see me and went away to prepare the medicine that I required. He returned shortly with some, telling me to take it with water. I asked the guard for water and was informed that there was water in the cell. I groped around in the dark and found an earthen vessel with some kind of fluid in it which appeared to me rather the vomitings of some late occupant of the cell, consequently entirely undrinkable. In the meantime, the Doctor having heard my request for water, begged them to give me some that I could take the medicine. At his request it was brought to me. Shortly after this, Mr. F.P. Blas, my partner, after a great deal of trouble as you are aware, was allowed to see me. He wished to bring me something to (eat), but in the condition I was in and with my surroundings it would have been impossible for me to have taken even a mouthful. I requested a cup of coffee and prepared to spend the night as best I could, as no provision had been made for a seat, much less a board to lie upon. At eight o’clock the door was opened and I was informed that I was at liberty. After resting a few minutes in the station I requested to be informed on what ground my release had been ordered. I could get no satisfaction whatever from the Chief excepting that it was by order of his Superior. This is the true relation of the incidents as they occurred and are in no way exaggerated for the occasion. The condition of the cell can be verified at any time and the hours that I was confined in a standing position are known to all my friends. At my age, and being actually under treatment for stomach trouble, as you are aware, it is remarkable that I was able to retain sensibility for so long a time. I beg to repeat my desire for this to be carried as far as you can get the American goverment to listen to you, not for my benefit that (may) accrue to me directly, but that such action may be taken as will prevent a like experience for another.
Yours very sincerely,

W.F. Coleman

NOTE: Enclosure # 6; a follow up letter to Dr. J.M. Mitchell,Jr., American Consular Agent for San Pedro Sula, from W.F. Coleman, dated February 10, 1916.

Dear Sir: Referring to the subject matter of my communication to you of the 8th instant, I have brought to mind an incident that happened some two days previous to my imprisonment which might have some bearing on the irregularity of the proceedings taken with me. In conversing with the Alcalde Policia who exercises the same functionas the Police Commissioner with us, regarding the orders given for the cleaning up the town, he remarked that he had been compelled to place some fines, but that the work as a whole had been well done. He said further, "I was sent a list of those who had not decorated their houses on February 1st, but I refused to collect the fines indicated as I did not consider it in keeping with the spirit that should make it a voluntary act, and that, furthermore, it would be bitterly opposed as not in accordance with previous customs and traditions." He indicated that, very probably, the fines would be collected through other channels by order of the Governor. I also wish to inform you that I have consulted my lawyer on the legal facts, and am informed that the proceedings were entirely irregular. Begging that you will addition this to my above referred to communication of the 8th, I am very respectfully, W.F. Coleman

(Source: Letters of Dr. J.M. Mitchell,Jr., American Consular Agent for San Pedro Sula, 1916.)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Census Research, James P. Barnes

Excerpt from the 1895 Biography of W.A. Coleman of Carroll co., GA.
"His maternal grandparents, James and Sarah (McKenzie) Barnes, were among the early settlers of Lincoln county, Ga."

Researching James P. Barnes in Lincoln county, Georgia before 1830.

US Census, 1820, Lincoln county, Georgia:

Partial list of selected persons in the 1820 Lincoln county, Georgia Census:
Barnes, Philip
Barnes, Jas B.
Barnes, Jas P.
Bell, John
Bell, Thos
Carver, John
Caver, Jacob
Edy, John
Edy, Eliza
Florence, Obadiah
Florence, William
Florence, Davis
Florence, Thos
Florence, John
McKenzie, Samuel
McKinney, Travis
McKinney, Eli
McKinny, John Sr
McKinny, John Jr.
McKinny, Mordicai

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Last Will of William Allen, Putnam co., GA.

NOTE: WILLIAM ALLEN of Putnam county, Georgia was the second husband of Nancy (Burford) Coleman and the step-father of Henry Allen Coleman. According to the family oral history, he was a cousin but it is not known by what relationship to the family. After his death about 1825, the family, [based on my research], moved to DeKalb county, Georgia. Nancy's brother, Phillip H. Burford, and James P. Barnes, Henry Allen Coleman's future father-in-law were heads of household in that county. The following Last Will and Testament of William Allen was transcribed from a photo-copy of the original on file in the Georgia Archives:

Georgia ,Putnam County
In the name of God Amen. I William Allen of the county and state aforesaid being weak in body but sound in mind and memory and calling to mind what is appointed for man once to die do make this my last will & testament & hereby disavow nulling all former wills.First it is my desire after my death that my body be committed to its mother dust and consign my soul into the hands of God who gave it.Item first. I give and bequeath unto Sally Allen Coleman our good tea and furniture.Item 2nd. I give unto my beloved wife all the balance of my estate both personal & real during her natural life or widowhood in case she should marry it then my desire that my estate should then be divided between my wife and her son, Henry Allen Coleman and in case she should not marry it is my desire after her decease that Henry Allen Coleman have the whole of it both real & personal. I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Nancy Allen Executrix and William E. Adams Executor of this my last will and testament, in testimony whereof I have herewith set my hand and fixed my Seal this 30th day of June 1825.

William Allen

Iddo Ellis
Richard Turner
John Crouch

Georgia, Putnam County, Personally officiated in open court, John Crouch one of the(—————————?) (——————–?) to the within will and is therefore ordered to be recorded.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Biography of William Allen Coleman, 1838-1917

BIOGRAPHY, 416,MEMOIRS OF GEORGIA; Vol. 1;Southern Historical Society, Atlanta, GA. 1895.

W.A. COLEMAN, farmer and banker, Carrollton, Carroll Co., Ga., son of Henry A. and Sarah Ann (Barnes) Coleman, was born in 1838. His paternal grandparent, George Coleman, was a native of South Carolina, and came from that state to Georgia early in this century. His father was born in Putnam county, Ga., in 1814, was reared a farmer, and was a soldier in the Indian war of 1836. For many years he was a bailiff, and also a major of militia in Cobb county,Ga., when to be a major was something of a distinction locally. He was a prominent member of the Missionary Baptist church. His maternal grandparents, James and Sarah (McKenzie) Barnes, were among the early settlers of Lincoln county, Ga. Mr. Coleman was reared on a farm in DeKalb county, and what little education he received was at the old-time log school so many times described elsewhere in this volume, and in obtaining it had to go three or four miles barefooted. In October, 1861, he enlisted in Company E (Capt. Sharpe), First Georgia cavalry, and continued in the service untill April 26, 1865. He was in many hard-fought battles, notably Chickamauga, Resaca, Kennesaw and Marietta—all the way to Atlanta and Savannah. He was on the skirmish line when Stoneman surrendered, and although he was neither wounded nor captured during the war, he narrowly escaped both. A spirit of enterprise and adventure took him to Honduras, Central America, in 1868, when he carried with him the necessary machinery and implements to engage extensively in saw-milling, fruit growing and cane-culture. He sawed the first lumber ever sawed and baled the first cotton ever baled for shipment in that country. His extensive manufacturing, agriculture and property interests in Honduras are now in charge of his son, William F., who resides there. From that source he derives a very large income, in addition to that from a large, well-improved farm in Carroll county, for, in addition to successfully managing enterprises so large and so remote, he prides himself on being one of the best farmers in this county. His success in everything he has undertaken has been phenomenal. He changed his residence from his farm to Carrollton, where he has an elegant home , so as to educate his children. He is one of the directors of the Carrollton bank. Mr. Coleman was married in 1858 to Miss Cynthia Riggs—born in Butts county, Ga.—daughter of John and Jane (Florence) Riggs, early settlers. Mr. Riggs was born in South Carolina, ran away from home and came to Georgia when sixteen years of age, and afterward became a Baptist minister of note. This wife died in 1877, leaving one child, William F., now in Honduras. In January, 1879, Mr. Coleman married Miss Clara, daughter of Valentine and Eliza (Gant) Kolb, a family of wealth, and among the first settlers of Meriwether county, Ga. By this marriage two children have been born to him—Laura and James. Mrs. Coleman is a member of the Missionary Baptist church and Mr. Coleman is a master Mason. (End)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The 1st Georgia Cavalry

An historical summary of the organisation and history of the 1st Georgia Cavalry.

The 1st Georgia Cavalry Regiment
The First Georgia Cavalry Regiment was formed at Rome, Georgia in the Fall of 1861. Companies: A, B, and C were mustered into Confederate service on March 4th, 1862. Company B was recruited in Meriwether county, Company C recruited in Floyd county, Company E recruited in Carroll county was mustered into service in April 1862 and Company G: The Highland Rangers, was recruited in Lumpkin county.

First Commander: Colonel James J. Morrison
Field Officers:
Samuel W. Davitte (Maj., Lt. Col., Col.)
Armistead R. Harper (Lt. Col.)
James H. Strickland (Lt. Col.)
John W. Trench (Maj.)
George T. Watts (Lt. Col.)

Unofficial Names by which the Regiment was known:
James J. Morrison's Cavalry Samuel W. Davitte's Cavalry A.R. Harper's Cavalry James H. Strickland's Cavalry George T. Watt's Cavalry John W. Trench's Cavalry M.A. Haynie's Cavalry William M. Tumlin's Cavalry V.J. Reynolds'Cavalry

Historical Overview:
After being mustered into service, the 1st Georgia Cavalry moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and from there to Knoxville. It was assigned to the Department of East Tennessee until the end of 1862, and then joined the Army of Tennessee, serving in that Army until late 1863. It returned to service in the Department of East Tennessee and then rejoined the Army of Tennessee. In 1865, the 1st Georgia Cavalry served in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida and then returned to the Army of Tennessee.

Major Commands of Assignment:

Unattached, Department of East Tennessee ;December 1861.

Leadbetter's Brigade, Department of East Tennessee [detachment] May-Jun. 1862.

Unattached, Department of East Tennessee [detachment] May-Jun. 1862.

Allston's Cavalry Brigade, Department of East Tennessee, Jun.-Oct. 1862.

Scott's - Pegram's Cavalry Brigade, Department of East Tennessee, Oct-Nov 1862.

Pegram's Brigade, Wheeler's Cavalry Division, Army of Tennessee, Nov. 1862-Jan. 1863.

Pegram's - Morrison's - Pegram's Brigade, Department of East- East Tennessee, Feb.- Jul. 1863.

Pegram's Cavalry Brigade, Army of East Tennessee, Department- of Tennessee, Jul. Aug. 1863.

Davidson's Brigade, Pegram's Division, Forrest's Cavalry Corps, Army of Tennessee, Aug. - Oct. 1863.

Morrison's Brigade, Martin's Division, Wheeler's Cavalry Corps, Army of Tennessee, Oct. - Nov. 1863.

Morrison's-Crews' Brigade, Martin's-Morgan's Division, Martin's Cavalry Corps, Department of East Tenn. ,Nov. 1863- Feb. 1864.

Crew's - Iverson's Brigade, Martin's Division, Wheeler's Cavalry- Corps, Army of Tennessee, Mar. - Nov. 1864.

Iverson's - Crew's Brigade, Martin's - Allen's Division, Wheeler's Cavalry-Corps, Department of SC, GA and FL Nov. 1864 - Feb. 1865.

Crew's Brigade, Allen's Division, Wheeler's Cavalry Corps, Hampton's Cavalry Command Feb. - Apr. 1865.

Crew's Brigade, Allen's Division, Wheeler's Cavalry Corps, Hampton's Cavalry Command, Army of Tennessee, April 1865.

Battle And Campaign Credits:
Murfreesboro, July 13, 1863. Nashville, July 21, 1862.

Big Hill, August 23, 1862. Murfreesboro, December 31, 1862 - January 3, 1863.

Pegram's Kentucky Raid, March - April, 1863.

Monticello Expedition, April 26 - May 12, 1863.

Chickamauga, September 19-20, 1863.

Siege of Chattanooga, September - November 1863. Philadelphia, October 20, 1863.

Siege of Knoxville, November - December 1863.

Atlanta Campaign, May - September 1864.

Siege of Atlanta, July - September 1864.

Sunshine Church, July 31, 1864.

Savannah Campaign, November - December 1864.

Carolinas Campaign, February - April 1865.

Unit Summery:
The First Georgia Cavalry participated in over one hundred and seventy-five engagements of various kinds during the War Between The States. It has been reported that less then fifty officers and men remained with this unit when it was finally surrendered by General Johnston. At the time of surrender, Officers and Men were paroled in accordance with the terms of a Military Convention entered into on April 26th, 1865, between General Joseph E. Johnston, Commanding Confederate Army, and Major General W.T. Sherman, Commanding United States Army in North Carolina.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Survey, Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Temple, GA.

Cemetry Survey (1993), Bethel Baptist Church cemetery,
near Temple, Carroll county, Georgia:

Henry A. Coleman, Born Jan 28, 1814. Died Oct 27, 1890.

Sarah Ann, [Barnes],Wife of H.A. Coleman, Born Aug 27, 1807 - Died Oct. 4, 1880

Nancy Bufford,(Burford), Mother of H.A. Colman, Born Dec. 18, 1782, Died May 20, 1866.

Sarah,Wife of James Barnes, Born Jul. 9, 1788 - Died Jan. 28, 1876.

Mrs Cynthia F. Coleman:
"Sacred To The Memory of Mrs Cynthia F. Coleman, Wife of W.A. Coleman And Mother of J.W. & W.F. Coleman. Born March 27th, 1837 - Died February 3rd 1877. Aged 39 yrs, 10 Months, and 24 days. Neighbor and devoted christian 21 years; Member of the Missionary Baptist Church. "Sleep my dearest sleep, My sorrow can not disturb thee, Altho I should ever weep, and ever sacred thy memory keep."

Jane Florence, Wife of Rev. John Riggs, Born May 22, 1814 - Died Mar 5, 1869.

James M. Riggs; 10th Georgia Cavalry, Born 1839 - Died 1905.

Stephen A. H. Riggs; Co. E, 1st Georgia Cavalry, Born Sep 3, 1846-Died Jul 27, 1903.

John Q. Riggs; Born Apr 22, 1848-Died Mar 31, 1922.

Emma B. Riggs; Born Jun 31, 1850-Died Jan 20, 1889.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Cemetery Survey,Carrollton, Georgia

Cemetery Survey (1993)
Carrollton City Cemetery, Carrollton, GA.
Coleman Family Burials

W.A. Coleman Family Plot

William A. Coleman, Co. E, 1st Georgia Cavalry,Born Sep 25, 1838. Died Oct 30, 1917. (Masonic Emblem, and a Confederate Marker)

Clara (Eliza) Kolb Coleman, Born May 9, 1852 - Died Jan 20, 1897.

Mollie (Mary Elin Daniel) Bailey Coleman; Born Nov 19, 1863 - Died 25, 1936

Arthur B. Coleman; Born Nov 25, 1896 - Died 1927.

Origin of The McCain Family

There were two great septs of Ó Catháin. The earlier anglicized form of this name was O'Cahan, and even as late as the beginning of the present century, O'Cahans were still found in Co. Derry; but in modern times the forms Keane, Kane, and sometimes O'Kane, are almost universally used, Keane in Munster and Connacht, Kane in Ulster. The two septs were quite distinct originally, but if the belief that the Keanes of Thomond are a branch of Ó Catháin of Ulster is true, as the best authorities assert, the propinquity of Clare to Galway must necessarily lead to uncertainty in the west of Ireland in cases where no pedigree or reliable family tradition exists. In this connection it should be added that the Cahanes of west Clare, who were coarbs of St. Senan, wrote their name MacCahan and are thought to be quite distinct from the O'Cahanes.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

The Harper-Coleman Family

On May 2nd, 1867, Elizabeth A. Coleman of Carroll county, GA., daughter of Henry Allen Coleman and Sarah Ann Barnes, was married to Nathaniel William Harper in Haralson county, GA. To them were born the following children:

William Henry Harper b. 9 Nov 1868
James Allen Harper b. 28 Dec 1869
Riley Edgar Harper b. 9 Nov 1871
Katherine Harper b. 23 Jan 1875
Zacharias Thomas Harper b. 3 Mar 1878
George Fleman Harper b. 20 Apr 1881
Nannie Harper b. 24 Aug 1882
Robert Franklin Harper b. 19 Nov 1886

[Source: Family Tree of Jonathan David Harper]