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Friday, December 5, 2008

DNA Test Results for Woody Coleman

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Woody Coleman's Paternal DNA Test Results performed by Ancestry DNA show him to be a member of the Haplogroup "R1b"

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Family of Franklin Young

Husband: Franklin Young
Born: 1832 Place: Ware county, Georgia
Died: Abt 1880 Place: Georgia
Married: Abt 1850 , Georgia
Husband's father: William Redding Young
Husband's mother: Mary Kennedy (Canady)
(Note: Mary Kennedy was the widow of 1st marriage to Drury Hobbs of Bulloch co., GA.)

Wife: Mary Jane Riggins
Born: 1831 Place: Georgia
Died: Place:
Wife's father:
Wife's mother:

1. (M) Peter Aaron Young, Sr.
Born: 6 Oct 1851 Place: Ware county, Georgia
Died: 26 Jan 1899 Place: Clinch county, Georgia
Buried: Ramah Church cemetery, Homerville, Clinch county, Georgia
Spouse: Nancy Malinda Carver
Married: Bef 1870, Clinch county, GA.

2. (M) David Young
Born: 1852 Place: Georgia
Died: Place:
Spouse: Mary Caroline Nunez

3. (M) John M. Young
Born: 1855 Place: Ware co.,Georgia
Died: Place:
Spouse :

4. (F) Margaret Young
Born: 1856 Place: Ware co., GA.
Died: Place:

5. (M) William F. Young
Born: 1856 Place: Ware county, Georgia
Died: 22 Apr 1875 Place:
Spouse: Lucinda Griffin

6. (F) Mary A. Young
Born: Abt 1858 Place: Ware co., Georgia
Died: Place:
Spouse: Isham Reddick Williams

7. (M) Francis (Frank) Marion Young
Born: 2 Apr 1861 Place: Ware co., Georgia
Died: Place: Ware co., GA.
Spouse: Miriam (Mollie) Spence

8.. (M) Robert F. Young
Born: Sep 1861 Place: Ware co., Georgia
Died: Place:

9. (F) Susannah H. Young
Born: 1867 Place: Georgia
Died: Place:
Spouse: Jeremia M. Spikes

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Colonel William Edgar Coleman

BIOGRAPHY: William Edgar Coleman, also known as Guillermo Edgardo Coleman, or Willie, was born December 8th, 1890 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras,the son of William Forrest Coleman of Carrollton, Georgia and Yndalecia Paredes of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. His paternal grandparents, William Allen and Cynthia (Riggs) Coleman were Confederate refugees who went to Honduras to escape the the era of"Reconstruction"in Georgia after the Civil war. He was a former U.S. Marine and by profession , a businessman. In addition to working in his father's business of cattle and fruit cultivation, he was involved in the mahogany lumber trade and served for a while as San Pedro Sula's Chief of Police. He became frequently involved in the politics of Honduras and during the Honduran presidential election campaigns of 1927 and 1928, his activities came to the attention of the U.S. State Department which critisized him for spreading propaganda and inciting the local population to rebellion. In the 1932 Honduran revolution , he was actively involved as a Colonel of rebel forces and on November 13th, 1932, led a successful assault on the city of San Pedro Sula which resulted in it's capture. During the following mop-up operations in the city , he was asassinated by two of his own men.

William Edgar Coleman was married to Manuela Mana Madrid of Santa Rosa de Copan. To them were born 4 children: Arturo Hector, Guillermo Edgardo, Yndalecia, and Carlos Coleman.

Biographical Note: William Edgar Coleman was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. (Woody)

Editor's Note: In an interview of my father, (Elwood R. Coleman, Sr.), before his death in 1998, he told me that he was in Honduras during the 1932 revolution and that he observed his grandfather, William Forrest retrieve the body of his son and bring it home. He said that his father, (John Allen Coleman), and his Uncle Willie were very close, and when he heard the news of his brother's death, he went to investigate and learned the identity and location of the two killers. My father said that he observed my grandfather, John Allen Coleman , arm himself, mount his horse and ride off into the mountains. My father said that when my grandfather returned, he told him that ,(in more colorful language), he had taken care of his brother's killers. ... Woody Coleman

DOCUMENT: (Transcribed by Woody Coleman)
Letter from the "Legation Of The United States Of America," Tegucigalpa, Honduras, September 1, 1928, to The Honorable Secretary of State, Washington.
(National Archives file# 815.00, Presidential Campaign 1927/28; an extract follows:)

Sir: I have the honor to report for the information of the Department that William Coleman, son of William Forrest Coleman, American Consular Agent at San Pedro Sula, is now, according to reliable reports received by the Legation, actively engaged on the north coast in a campaign of propaganda in favor of General Tosta. This propaganda is said, unfortunately to be not of
a political but of an incendiary character, deliberately inciting to revolution. According to Vice Consul Myrick at Puerto Cortes, Mr. Coleman was last registered in that consulate as an American citizen, four years ago. The Foreign Office states that he has not made application for naturalization as a Honduran citizen. In view of these circumstances I do not know whether or not the Department would now consider Mr. Coleman to have American nationality, but in any case his activities are highly reprehensible, and due to the fact that on occasions convenient to himself he is reported to lay claim to American citizenship, they are even damaging to American
I have the honor to be, Sir, Your obedient servant, George T. Summerlin.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Coleman Family Newspaper Gleanings

Newspaper gleanings from the Carroll County Times, Carrollton, Carroll co., GA., the Carroll Free Press, Carrollton, Carroll county, GA., and the Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA.

The Carroll County Times, June 21, 1872
DEATH of Rev. J. M. Blalock - Rev. J. M. Blalock, an old citizen of this county, and intimately identified with its history, for the past twenty or thirty years, died on last Tuesday evening at his residence in this place, after an illness of six or seven weeks. Mr. B. Was a man that was universally respected in this community, on account of his courteous deportment and fair and upright dealings, with all with whom he came in contact. As an evidence of the esteem in which he was held, we would state, that his fellow citizens confided to him repeatedly the office of Ordinary, which responsible position he filled with credit to himself, and satisfaction to his constituency. We have not space this morning (Thursday) for an extended sketch of Mr. B. We hope at an early day to publish a suitable tribute to his memory, from some one of his numerous friends in this community, more familiar than we are, with his past history.Mrs. Blalock who has been confined to her room for several months, we regret to state, is still very low, though it has been thought for the past week or two, that she was getting better. To the bereaved family in their affliction we tender our heartfelt sympathies.

The Carroll County Times, June 28, 1872
See application for letters of administration upon estate of J. M. Blalock by Mary A. Blalock and B. M. Long

June 28, 1872, Carroll County Times
Letter from Texas--- Four years have passed since I said goodbye to many friends and left Carrollton my native village. Four years ...it does not seem long ..but Carrollton particularly has suffered for during this time many of her oldest citizens have died...Judge Kingsbery...Maj. Martin, Judge Long, Dr. W. S. Tanner and Henry F. Merrell...N. J. Meador...Henry Asbery (former postmaster), Emera Kingsberry, who died at LaGrange, Ga., Jan. 1872...T. S. Garrison, Caledonia Texas, June 1, 1872.

October 11, 1872 , Carroll County Times
Administrator's Sale: Will be sold on the first Tuesday in December next between the legal hours of sale 10 o'clock a. m. and 4 o'clock p. m., at the residence of J. M. Blalock, late of said county deceased, all the perishable property of said J. M,. Blalock, deceased, embracing household and kitchen furniture, cows and calves, horse, buggy, sewing machine, harness, waggon, carpet, books, piano, stove, plow gear, plows &c. &c. The sale to be continued until the whole is sold. Terms of sale are cash. No delivery of anything sold, until the terms of sale are complied with. B. M. Long, Adm'r, October 11, 1872.

October 25, 1872 , Carroll County Times
Mr. Wm. McClellan has been appointed marshal, E. F. McCoy deputy. Clear the track, ye evil doers.

Nov 15, 1872, Carroll County Times
Maj. B. D. Thomasson has bought Mr. James Coleman's residence, in this place. The price paid for the residence and four acres of ground was $1500 A good bargain.

December 13, 1872 , Carroll County Times
MASONIC INFORMATION. Carrollton Chapter, No. 22, R. A. M., meets 3d Tuesday of each month. Officers elected for current Masonic year: Jno. M. Richardson, H. P; David Stripling, K; J. P. Colman, S; W. W. Fitts, C. H; J. W. Merrell, P. S; E. W. Wells, R. A. C; A. C. Borden, M 1V: P. G. Garrison, M. 2 V; L. J. Smith, M 3 V; L. J. Smith, M. 3 V; J. W. Merrell, Tr.; W. C. New, Sec'y.; S. H. Harris, Tyler. Carroll Lodge, No. 69. F. A. M. - Officers elected for the current Masonic year. David Stripling. W. M; J. H. Haines, S. W.; D. J. Moore, J. W.; Thos. Earnest, J. D.; J. W. Stewart, Tr.; H. B. Ragin, Secy.; A. C. Borden, Chaplain; B. M. Long, Steward; J. Aiken, Steward; S. H. Harris, Tyler.

December 20, 1872 , Carroll County Times
Death: We regret to announce the death of Mr. Wm. McClellan, Marshal of Carrollton, which took place at his residence in this place on the 17th inst.

April 18, 1873, Carroll County Times
Carroll Co. Grand Jury - April Term (1873)
H. A. Coleman, Foreman; S. M. Craven; F. M. Fielder; F. W. Hilley; Jethro Jones; J. H. Archer; W. G. Marchman; R. C. Lyle; J. H. McElroy; J. G. Adamson; Allen Bonner; J. P. Coleman; Z. T. Adams, W. H. Baker; J. D. Moore; I. N. McClendon; C. A. Garrett; J. J. Williamson, G. S. Sharp; D. N. Tilmon; Eli Benson; W. O. Robinson.

June 6, 1873, Carroll County Times
A brother of Mr. Jim Coleman of this place, has recently returned from Honduras, where he is living, to visit his relatives in this country. We learn that he brought as presents to his relatives, several birds of beautiful plumage, from that tropical climate.

July 4, 1873 , Carroll County Times
BROKE JAIL: Escape of Charles Albright, Hicks and Coleman from the Coweta Jail ---- Quite a sensation was created in town on last Monday morning, by the report, that Charles Albright, charged with the murder of Woods some two years ago, - Hicks, charged with the murder of Brown,and Coleman, charged with larceny, all prisoners from this county (Carroll), had escaped from the Coweta Jail, where they had been sent for safe keeping, on last Saturday night. On the arrival of the hack (note: stagecoach) in the evening, the truth of this report was confirmed, and some of the particulars given. It will be remembered that these prisoners had been sent from this county because our jail was thought to be insecure, and because it was generally believed that the Newnan jail was particularly safe as it was a new brick structure. In this however it seems were mistaken. As we have stated above, the escape was made on last Saturday night. This was done by cutting and boring a hole large enough for the body to pass through in the rear of the building. All of the prisoners who escaped, including Wm. Albright who failed to get away, were confined to the same cell. The reason given by William, why he did not go too, was because he did not care to, as he preferred to stand his trial, as he had done nothing to run away for. But the true reason is said to be, because the hole was too small for his body, he being the largest man of the four. This view, of the matter is further confirmed by the fact that a note was discovered, which he had written to the jailor, bidding him an affectionate farewell, and requesting him to return a book which he had borrowed. The report is, and we suppose it comes from Wm. Albright, that Coleman was the first let down, and that he went some one or two hundred yards across a street, and got a ladder, for the others to come down upon, the cell being i8n the second story. It seems to us, that with all this going on around him, the jailor who lives in the first story, right under the prisoners cell, must certainly have slept very soundly. Up to this writing (Thursday morning), we have heard of no efforts being made to catch the escaped prisoners and we suppose this will be about the last we shall hear of them.

July 11, 1873 , Carroll County Times
Mrs. M. A. Kingsberry leaves today, if her health will permit, to visit her relatives in Vermont. We wish her a pleasant trip.

August 22, 1873 , Carroll County Times
PUBLIC CEMETERY - One of the great needs of Carrollton, at this time, is a public cemetery. The time has come when we are really obliged to have one, as the only burial ground in the town, (that of the M. E.Church) is filled up. As every citizen of the place is interested in this thing, we think the town council should take this matter in had, and after having selected a suitable place, through a committee, buy it for a cemetery. It should consist of at least ten acres of ground and be accessible to town. This is a matter in which the council has full jurisdiction and should be attended to at once. Care and respect shown to the dead is looked upon as one of the tests of the refinement and culture of people.

December 12, 1873 , Carroll County Times
Carroll Sheriff's Sale ....will be sold...the farm of Robert H. Sopringer , in favor of John Smith, G. A. Wilson, and Elizabeth R. Russell, and Mary A. Gatewood. ....Sixteen share of stock in the Savannah Griffin and North Alabama Railroad...property of W. J. Hembree,...in faovr of Z. Bonner and Reese Watkins ....Lot of land....on which W. W. Driver now lives, in favor of J. Kingsberry Executor, vs. W. W. Driver. .... Property of J. C. Hicks....in favor of N. N. Beall and W. W. & H. F. Merrell, W. H. Awtry, W. Williams ....Property of d. M. Bloodworth...in favor of John Davis vs. A. S. Bridges and D. M. Bloodworth. ....S. C. Dickson interest in Lot No. 180...in favor of V. B. McClure .....Property of Eli Benson, in favor of J. J. Summerlin against Eli Benson. .....Property of Henry Widner in favor of Lewis Kuglar .....Property of Wright Golden in favor of E. S. Hunt. ..... Property of Mary Robinson...in favor of W. F. Brown

January 21, 1876, . (CARROLL COUNTY TIMES, Carrollton, GA.)
CARROLL COUNTY SHERIFF SALES: Will be sold on the first Tuesday in February next, before the Courthouse door in Carrollton, Carroll, County Georgia, between the hours of sale the following property, to wit: Lot of land, number 38 in Trickum district, Carroll county, Ga. Levied on as the property of the defendant, under and by virtue of two Justice court fi fas, issued from the Justice court of the 1163 district, G. M. in favor of Porter and Butler, against J. P. Coleman. Levy made and returned to me by a constable. Property pointed out by defendant. Also The above described lot of land, levied on as the property of the defendant, under and by virtue of two Justice court fi fas, issued from the Justice court of the 1163 district G. M. in favor of Bruce & Conyers against J. P. Coleman

APRIL 14, 1876} — Carroll County Times
The following are the names of the grand Jurors drawn for the October term of the Superior Court for the present year: Joel A. Culpepper, J. W. Merrell, E. B. Darden, John Shadinger, L. C. Williams, J. W. Chappell, F. M. Skinner, John H. Chambers, W. Copeland, R. B. Reid, J. M. Reagan, Jas. Westbrooks, Henry A. Coleman, W. J. Doster, J. D. Wood, J. C. Cantrell, J. E. Green, G. W. Camp, H. W. Brazier, J. C. Shackelford, A. F. White, James a Bass, L. H. King, George M. Smith, Lemon Shell, H. B. Reagan, T. E. Holmes, J. R. Reives, W. S. Craven, S. W. Noland. TRAVERSE JURY: F. J. Gilbert, E. W. Barnes, J. R. Camp, J. F. Cochran, W. S. Tweedle, Isaac Lather, H. A. Strickland, C. B. Webb, J. W. Downs, W. G. Robertson, J. R. Phillips, J. M. Hambrick, Z. W. Muse, Isham Akins, J. C. Murk, Joseph Entrekin, W. J. Wynn, D. W. Adamson, R. C. Lyle, Jos. D. Moore, C. H. Lasater, Isaac Kenney, A. J. Camp, Jesse Gray, D. Y. Griffin, M. P. Trimble, R. R. Hooley, Eli Reed, John McGarity, W. C. New, W. G. Bonner, A S C Chance, G. S. Sharp, John K. Roop, Mathew Reid, E. T. Davis.

March 17, 1876, Carroll County Times
Carroll County Sheriff Sales: .....property of L. M. Parker in favor of John H. Coleman

April 14, 1876, Carroll County Times, Carrollton, GA.
Our young friends Mr. Giles Boggess and Mr. Henry Coleman were united in holy bonds of matrimony on the evening of the 12th inst. Giles was married to Miss Whittle, daughter of C. Whittle living some six miles below here, and Henry was married to a cousin of Giles bride and of the same name. Our best wishes attend the newly married people.

May 19, 1876, Carroll County Times, Carrollton, GA.
Sheriff's Sales: Property of L. M. Parker and J. W. Parker, in favor of John H. Coleman

Aprill 14, 1876, Carroll County Times, Carrollton, GA.
Off to Honduras. Mr. J. P. Coleman, well known in this county, will leave for Honduras on next Monday. Mr. C. goes out with the intention of remaining a year, when if he likes, he will return and move his family to that country. While we regret to loose Mr. Coleman as a citizen, since he wills it otherwise, we wish him a prosperous voyage and much success in that distant land.

February 9, 1877, Carroll County Times, Carrollton, Georgia
FEBRUARY 9, 1877--Death of Mrs. Allen Coleman of Honduras. On last Monday evening the remains of Mrs. Coleman, wife of Mr. Allen Coleman of Honduras, were received at this place. From what we can learn, Mrs. Coleman left Honduras some thirty or forty days ago for the purpose of returning to this county where she formerly lived for the restoration of her health. She was accompanied by her brother in-law Mr. Jno. Coleman who went out to Honduras,
from this county, last spring, besides she had along with her two children, one a son of twelve or thirteen years of age, and the other a baby some six or seven months old. As we have stated, Mrs. Coleman left Honduras sick, and in crossing the Gulf of Mexico, on the way to New Orleans, her troubles were no doubt added to by the death of her babe. Being far from land at the time of
its death there was no other alternative but to cast the remains of the little one into the Gulf. This was no doubt a terrible shock to the mother, already very feeble, and she did not long survive. She died we are told after she had arrived in this country, on the cars between New Orleans and Montgomery, (we have not been able to find out, at what exact point). and her remains were coffined in Montgomery, and brought on as we have stated to this place Monday
evening. From here they were carried Monday night to the Sixth district of this county, where they were buried the next day. Mr. Allen Coleman the husband of the deceased is a son of Major Coleman of this county. He went to Honduras after the war. His wife, the deceased, was also a native of this county. Her maiden name was Riggs.

March 30, 1877, Carroll County Times
Married on the 15th inst. by the Rev J. M. D. Stallings, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. J. P. Coleman, Mr. John H. Jones and Miss Mary Coleman.

May 28, 1880, CARROLL COUNTY TIMES, Carrollton, Georgia.
“Major H.A. Coleman of the Sixth district has, we learn, been quite sick."

July 23, 1880, CARROLL COUNTY TIMES, Carrollton, GA: " Mr. Jas P. Coleman and Z.T. Adams of this county left the latter part of last week for Sherman, Texas, where they go to look at the country."

August 6, 1880, CARROLL COUNTY TIMES, Carrollton, GA. "Mr. Jim Coleman, who recently went on a trip to Texas, has returned. He is well pleased with the country."

October 8, 1880, Carroll County Times, Carrollton, GA.
OBITUARY- - " Dead - Mrs. Coleman, wife of Major H.M. Coleman of the Sixth district, departed this life, on last Sunday after a short illness, having been taken sometime Thursday. She was between 70 and 80 years of age. We extend our sympathies to the husband and children." (Note: Sarah Ann Barnes w/ H.A. Coleman. Spelling error in obit of husband's name)

" Major Coleman of the Sixth district has sold a part of his farm to Mr. G. Crawford. The Major speaks of breaking up housekeeping and living with his son, Mr. Jim Coleman."

OBITUARY, February 4, 1881, CARROLL COUNTY TIMES, Carrollton, Georgia.
It is painful to have to record the death of our beloved and and esteemed friend, Mrs Sarah Ann Coleman, the wife of Maj. H.A. Coleman, which took place on the 4th of October, 1880....She was born Aug. 27th, 1807, and was at her death 73 years, 1 month, and 7 days old.

February 25, 1881, CARROLL COUNTY TIMES, Carrollton, Georgia.
Major H.A. Coleman has gone to Cobb county, not far from Marietta, to live with one of his sons. His post office is Marietta.

July 22, 1881, CARROLL COUNTY TIMES, Carrollton, Georgia.
"Miss Mollie Bailey, of Chattooga county, is visiting her brother, Mr. Rhudy.

August 26, 1881, CARROLL COUNTY TIMES, Carrollton, Georia.
"Major Coleman has moved back to Carroll from Cobb, and is fixing to establish a sheep ranch in the western part of the county."

June 12, 1884 , Atlanta ConstitutionATLANTA CONSTTUTION, June 12th, 1884: Death From Smallpox. Columbus. June 11.- [Special.]- The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Coleman, of Honduras, Central America, who are visiting the family of Major F.B. Camp,Waverly Hall, Harris county, reported a few days ago as having smallpox, died Monday. It was a most malignant case, and is supposed to have been contracted in New Orleans where they stopped some time while enroute. Every precaution has been adopted to prevent the spread of the disease, and no new cases have been reported.

January 24, 1896, CARROLL FREE PRESS, page 1, CARROLLTON, GA:
" Mr. W.A. Coleman went up to Atlanta Tuesday. He will also visit Marietta before he returns."

January 24, 1896, CARROLL FREE PRESS, page 1, CARROLLTON, GA:
"Mr. W. A. Coleman has bought out the interest of sheriff J. C. Gammon in the business of Robison & Gammon on Newnan street and the business will hereafter be conducted under the name of Robison & Coleman.

January 24, 1896, CARROLL FREE PRESS, page 1, CARROLLTON, GA:
Mr. Will Coleman, (John William Coleman, s/o J.P. Coleman), has resigned the office of deputy sheriff and has accepted a position with Robison & Coleman. He will give his entire time to this firm and will be glad to have his friends call and see him."

February 7, 1896, CARROLL FREE PRESS, Carrollton, Georgia. "Mr. J.P. Coleman, who recently moved from this county to Cobb county, came in the latter part of last week and remained over here several days, looking after his business interests. Those who are owing him will see notice elsewhere and govern themselves accordingly."

" W.A. COLEMAN; Having bought out the Jewelry store of my brother, J.P. Coleman, "I propose to keep in stock a good assortment of SOLID AND PLATED GOODS, GUNS, PISTOLS, AMMUNITION, CLOCKS, SEWING MACHINES, SPECTACLES, TOBACCO, &c. Mr. Tom Coleman will always be found ready to do all kinds of repairing of Watches, Clocks, Guns, Sewing Machines, Jewelry of all kinds &c under a gaurantee to be just what we say is, or do what we say it will do." W.A. COLEMAN."

February 7, 1896, CARROLL COUNTY FREE PRESS, Newspaper, Carrollton, GA.
" Mr. W. F. Coleman, of Spanish Honduras, son of Mr. W. A. Coleman of this place, is on a visit to his father here. He came in on last Tuesday night. He is accompanied by his little boy about seven years of age. He will remain over a month or two. He was last in the states in 1892. He comes for the benefit of his health."

February 14, 1896, Carroll Free Press, Page 2
"I saw Will Coleman, the other day, lift clear off the floor, one side of
ROBINSON & COLEMANS iron safe. Will is possessed of great strength for a 150
pound man, as several others tried and failed to lift the same weight."

February 21, 1896, CARROLL COUNTY FREE PRESS, Newspaper, Carrollton, GA.
"Mr. Will Coleman, a son of Capt. W.A. Coleman, who is here on a visit from Honduras, has his little six year old boy with him, and he cant speak a word of English, and our little boys consider him quite a curiosity, and they in passing ask him to talk "furrin talk. "

August 12, 1906, ATLANTA CONSTTUTION, Page 32:
" An occasion of pleasant interest was the marriage on Wednesday, August 8, in Carrollton, Ga., of Mr. Edwin Cleveland Kingsbery and Miss Laura Coleman. In consonance with the taste of the contracting parties, it was a quiet home wedding, characterized by graceful simplicity, and witnessed only by the relatives and a few intimate friends. The parlors and hall were redolent with flowers, roses, graet banks of roses massed everywhere. The happy pair stood in front of a pyramid of flowers, the groom entering with his uncle to the soft strains of the wedding march, the bride, her sweet spirited face touched with a faint flush of color, on the arm of her father. The ceremony, performed by Rev. Dr. Cleveland, of Atlanta, uncle of the groom, was an impressive service, the ring being used in the plighting of the troth. The bride was attired in a traveling dress of pearl grey and carried bride roses. Immediately after the ceremony, delicious refreshments were served, followed by the cutting of the cake, the ring being secured Miss Katherine Fain. The presents were numerous and handsome, a loving tribute from the friends of the fine young couple, who, at 1:30, mid showers of rice and good wishes, left for a short trip to the mountains of North Georgia, returning to Birmingham, their future home, about
September 1.

Carrollton,Ga., June 5th-(Special). The marriage of Miss Nettie Coleman to Mr. Bonnie Garrett to place at the home of bride's parents here yesterday morning. Miss Coleman is the daughter of Mr. J.T. Coleman of this place and Mr. Garrett is one of the salesmen of Baskin and Baskin of this place.

August 12, 1906, Atlanta Constitution, Page 33.
" CARROLLTON, GA: Miss Laura Coleman, of this city, and Mr. Cleveland Kingsberry, of Atanta, were married Wednesday morning at 11 O'Clock at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Coleman, on Newnan street. It was a pretty home wedding, only the relatives and intimate friends being present, the ceremony being performed by Dr. Bennett of Atlanta. The bride wore a lovely going away gown of gray and gray hat to match with trimmings of violet, which was very becoming to her blonde beauty. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Kingsberry left for Cumberland, where they will spend a month before going to their new home in Birmingham. Mrs. Kingsberry is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Coleman, of this city, and is a very bright and accomplished young woman and her many friends extend him congratulations. Mr. Kingsberry is the only son of Mr. and Mrs Edwin Kingsberry, of Atlanta. He is a very popular young man and occupies a nice position as a traveling salesman for the J.K. Orr Shoe Company, of Atlanta. Miss Jennie Larham, of Fairburn; Miss Janie Reed, of Eatonton; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kingsberry, of Atlanta, and Mr. and Mrs. Sloane, of New York city, attended the Coleman-Kingsberry marriage on Wednesday."

November 2nd, 1917, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Atlanta, GA. (page 5)
(Carrollton, Ga., November 1 Special.)
Captain W.A. Coleman, a prominent citizen of Carrollton, died October 30, and his funeral occurred at the First Baptist church today. He was buried in the city cemetery with Masonic honors. Captain Coleman was a confederate veteran. He leaves a widow and two sons who reside in Honduras, and one daughter, Mrs Cleve Kingsbery, of Birmingham, Ala. Mr. Coleman at the close of the war went to Honduras, where he resided a number of years and accumulated a handsome estate. When he came back to his old home, He served two years as mayor of Carrollton.

Family of Peter Aaron Young, Sr. (1851-1899)

Husband: Peter Aaron Young, Sr.
Born: 6 Oct 1851 Place: Ware county, Georgia
Died: 26 Jan 1899 Place: Clinch county, Georgia
Buried: Ramah church cemetery, Homerville,Clinch county, Georgia
Married: Bef 1870 , Clinch, county,Georgia

Husband's father: Franklin Young
Husband's mother: Mary

Wife: Nancy Malinda Carver
Born: 16 May 1851 Place: Ware county, Georgia
Died: 12 Nov 1898 Place: Clinch county, Georgia
Buried: Ramah church cemetery, Homerville, Clinch county, Georgia
Wife's father: Joshua Carver
Wife's mother: Rhoda Albritton

1. (M) James Henry Young
Born: 9 Sep 1870 Place: Clinch county, Georgia
Died: Place: Clinch county, Georgia
Spouse: Martha Strickland
Married: 27 Mar 1888, Clinch county, Georgia

2. (M) John Matthew Young
Born: 9 Mar 1872 Place: Clinch county,Georgia
Died: 17 Feb 1933 Place: Clinch county, Georgia
Buried: Ramah church cemetery, Homerville, Clinch county, Georgia
Spouse: Mary Ella Newman
Married: 17 Apr 1890, Clinch county, Georgia

3. (M) Peter Aaron Young, Jr.
Born: 25 Aug 1874 Place: Waycross, Ware county, Georgia
Died: 21 Aug 1940 Place: Fargo, Clinch county, Georgia
Buried: Ramah church cemetery, Homerville, Clinch county, Georgia
Spouse 1: Eliza Jane Carver
Married: 18 Mar 1894, Homerville, Clinch county, Georgia
Spouse 2: Mary E. Higginbotham
Married: 2 Jun 1913, Clinch county, Georgia

4. (M) Francis Marion Young
Born: 20 Aug 1876 Place: Waycross, Ware county, Georgia
Died: Place: Clinch county, Georgia

5. (M) William Farley Young
Born: 25 Aug 1878 Place: Clinch county, Georgia
Died: 23 Dec 1958 Place: Clinch county, Georgia
Buried: Ramah church cemetery, Homerville, Clinch county, Georgia
Spouse: Alice F. Newman
Married: 22 Mar 1899, Clinch county, Georgia

6. (M) Robert Newton Young
Born: Place: Clinch county, Georgia
Died: Place:
Spouse: Elizabeth Stalvey
Married: 24 Oct 1906 , Clinch county, Georgia

7. (F) Rosa Lee Young
Born: Place: Clinch county, Georgia
Died: Place:
Spouse: Elias Tatum
Married: 2 Mar 1900, Clinch county, Georgia

8. (F) Millie M. Young
Born: Place: Clinch county, Georgia
Died: Place:
Spouse: ______ Melton

9. (F) Mary Jane Young
Born: Place: Clinch county, Georgia
Died: Place:
Spouse: T.J. Gill

10. (F) Minnie Margaret Young
Born: 28 Mar 1890 Place: Clinch county, Georgia
Died: 11 Jul 1968 Place: Homerville, Clinch county, Georgia
Spouse: James Stalvey
Married: 11 Oct 1905, Clinch county, Georgia

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Biography of Zachery Taylor Adams (1845-1916)

Memoirs of Georgia
CARROLL COUNTY. (page 409)

Z.T. ADAMS, farmer, Temple, Carroll Co., Ga., son ofAbsalom and Elizabeth (Reid) Adams, was born in Carroll county in 1845. His grandparents, Adams,were Virginians,and moved thence to Tennessee, whence they subsequently came to Carroll county, where they died. Mr. Adams' father came from Tennessee to Georgia and settled in Carroll county in 1829, where he cleared a farm. He was a soldier in the Indian war of 1838. His great-grandfather on his mother's side, Reid, was a soldier in the war of 1812, during which he was shot in the stomach, the ball passing through the body. A silk handkerchief was drawn through the oriface afterward and he recovered and lived many years. His maternal grandparents, Reid, were early settlers in this part of the state. Mr. Adams was reared on the farm and received a common country school education. Being too young to enter the Confederate service he enlisted, in 1863, in Company F (Capt. Long), Georgia regiment, state troops. Mr. Adams was married in 1864 to Miss Rebecca C. Coleman, daughter of H.A. and Sarah Ann (Barnes) Coleman, old settlers of this part of the state. When he was married he had nothing---was very poor. He has always been a plain farmer; has now a nice improved farm of nearly 200 acres with a comfortable house on it, within the corporate limits of Temple. Mr. and Mrs. Adams have had six children born to them: William M., born Nov. 14, 1865; Henry T.,born Jan. 16, 1868, a teacher in Texas; David N., born July 11, 1869; Gilbert E., born Oct. 30, 1872; Z.T. ,born Nov. 22, 1876; and Bessie, born Feb. 10, 1884. Himself and wife are devoted and exemplary members of the Missionary Baptist church. (End.)

Note: Z.T. Adams also saw Confederate service with Company D, 10th Georgia Cavalry, State Guard.

Biography: Zachery Taylor Adams; published in the "Memoirs of Georgia, Historical And Biographical Illustrated," copyrighted, 1895 By The Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, GA.(Edited for correctness & transcribed by E. Coleman,Jr)

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Family of Peter Aaron Young, Jr. (1874-1940)

Husband: Peter Aaron Young, Jr.
Military Service:
Born: 25 Aug 1874 Place: Waycross, Ware co., GA.
Died: 21 Aug 1940 Place: Fargo,Clinch co., GA.
Buried: Ramah church cemetery, Homerville,Clinch co.,GA.
Married: 18 Mar 1894,Homerville,Clinch co.,Georgia

Husband's father: Peter Aaron Young, Sr.
Husband's mother: Nancy Malinda Carver

Wife: Eliza Jane Carver
Born: 1875 Place: Ware county,Georgia
Died: 1906 Place: Clinch county, Georgia
Buried: Ramah church cemetery, Homerville, Georgia
Wife's father: James Jefferson Carver
Wife's mother: Anna Jane Parker

1. (M) Peter Lester Young
Military Service: US Army, WWI, France
Born: 5 Jan 1894 Place: Ware county, Georgia
Died: 10 Nov 1964 Place: Chattahoochee, Florida
Buried: New Hope Baptist Church cemetery,Jasper,FL.
Spouse: Mary Belle Register
Married: 1925, Homerville,Clinch co., GA.

2. (M) George Washington Young
Military Service: US Army, WWI
Born: 22 Dec 1896 Place: Clinch county,Georgia
Died: 14 May 1965 Place: Jasper, Hamilton co., FL.
Buried: New Hope Baptist Church cemetery,Jasper,FL.
Spouse: Lutie Smith
Married: 17 Dec 1922

3. (M) William Newton Young
Military Service:
Born: 11 Dec 1898 Place: Fargo, Clinch co.,GA
Died: 17 Sep 1959 Place: Fargo, Clinch co.,GA
Buried: Ramah church cemetery, Homerville,Clinch co., GA.
Spouse: Ottie Hinson
Married: Bef 1921

4. (M) Willis Young
Military Service:
Born: Abt 1899 Place:
Died: unknown Place:

5. (F) Pearl Young
Born: 1905 Place: Clinch county, Georgia
Died: 27 Feb 1942 Place: Union county, Florida
Buried: Keen Cemetery, near Callahan, Florida
Spouse: William Morris Higginbotham

Friday, January 25, 2008

Family of Peter Lester Young (1894-1964)

Husband: Peter Lester Young
Military Service: WWI, US Army, France
Born: 5 Jan 1894 Place: Ware county, Georgia
Died: 10 Nov 1964 Place: Chattahoochee, Florida
Buried: New Hope Baptist Church cemetery, Jasper,Hamilton county , Florida
Married: 1925, Homerville, Clinch county, Georgia

Husband's father: Peter Aaron Young, Jr.
Husband's mother: Eliza Jane Carver

Wife: Mary Belle Register
Born: 2 Oct 1900 Place: Homerville, Clinch co.,GA.
Died: 1945 Place: Jasper, Hamilton co., FL.
Buried: New Hope Baptist Church cemetery, Jasper, Hamilton county, Florida
Wife's father: Augustus Otis Register
Wife's mother: Margaret (Maggie) Cyrena Inman

1. (F) Merle Anita Young
Born: 10 Jan 1926 Place: Homerville, Clinch co.,GA
Died: 10 Nov 1986 Place: Picayune, MS
Buried: New Hope Baptist Church cemetery, Jasper,FL.
Spouse: Elwood Ransom Coleman
Military Service: US Army, WWII
Married: 2 Feb 1945, Homerville, Clinch county, GA.

2. (F) Sue Alice Young
Born: 4 Dec 1927 Place: Homerville, Clinch co.,GA
Died: Place:
Spouse: Willard Fennell
Military Service: US Navy, WWII
Married: Bef 1944

3. (F) Helen Edith Young
Born: 31 Dec 1929 Place:Homerville, Clinch co.,GA
Died: 31 Oct 2006 Place: Jasper, Hamilton co.,FL.
Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Jasper, Hamilton co.,FL.
Spouse: Charles William Goolsby
Military Service: US Navy, WWII
Married: Bef 1947

4. (M) Herschell Otis Young
Military Service: US Army
Born: 11 Jan 1932 Place: Homerville, Clinch co.,GA
Died: 20 Mar 1990 Place: Jasper,Hamilton co.,FL.
Buried: New Hope Baptist Church cemetery, Jasper,FL.
Spouse: Mavis Neilly

5. (M) Aaron Lester Young
Born: 23 Aug 1934 Place: Colon, Clinch co., GA
Died: 13 Jul 2001 Place: Jasper,Hamilton co.,FL
Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Jasper,Hamilton co.,FL.
Spouse: JoAnn McNeill
Married: Bef 1955

6. (M) William Earl Young
Born: 21 Oct 1936 Place: Homerville, Clinch co.,GA
Died: Place:
Spouse: Peggy Cooper
Married: Bef 1965

7. (M) Norman Aldine Young
Military Service: US Army
Born: 8 Sep 1939 Place: Jasper,Hamilton co.,FL
Died: 9 Apr 1969 Place: Japan
Buried: Garden of Memories, Metairie, Louisiana
Spouse: Irma
Married: Bef 1966

8. (F) Mary Magdaline Young
Born: 19 Apr 1942 Place: Jasper,Hamilton co.,FL
Died: Place:
Spouse: Eugene Naranjo
Married: Bef `1964

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Family of John Allen Coleman (1888-1966)

Husband: John Allen Coleman
Born: 10 Oct 1888 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Died: 23 Oct 1966 Place: New Orleans, LA.
Buried: Garden of Memories Cemetery,Metairie, LA.
Married: 25 Nov 1911, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Husband's father: William Forrest Coleman
Husband's mother: Yndalecia Paredes

Wife: Marie Antoinette Perez-Follin
Born: 1 Feb 1892 Place: San pedro Sula, Honduras
Died: 17 Oct 1984 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Buried: Jardines Del Rec, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Wife's father: Jose Dolores Perez-Gomez
Wife's mother: Paulina Follin

1. (M) John Dean Coleman
Military Service: WWII, US Army Air Corps, Europe
Born: 7 Dec 1913 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Died: 11 Nov 1981 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Buried: (Old) Central City Cemetery, SPS, Honduras
Spouse: Helena Pooley
Married: Abt 1940

2. (M) Elwood Ransom Coleman
Military Service: WWII, US Army, Pacific
Born: 21 Apr 1921 Place: Le Ceiba, Honduras
Died: 26 May 1998 Place: New Orleans, LA.
Buried: Garden of Memories Cemetery, Metairie, LA.
Spouse: Merle Anita Young
Married: 2 Feb 1945, Homerville, GA.

3. (F) Ethel Marie Coleman
Born: 19 Oct 1923 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Died: 8 Oct 1965 Place: New Orleans, LA.
Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, LA.
Spouse: Seiward (Steve) Buining
Military Service: WWII, US Merchant Marine
Married: Bef 1940, New Orleans, LA.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Confederados of Spanish Honduras

Confederate refugees and their families arrive in Spanish Honduras.

This photo by E. Coleman, Jr., 1996, was taken of a section of a mural that commemorates the event. The mural is located in The Museum of History and Anthropology in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

"My father and a group of friends went to Honduras after the Civil War, in which he fought all four years in the First Georgia Cavalry. I have his sword. After Sherman's march through Georgia, when he burned and destroyed everything in our part of the state (around Kennesaw Mt. And Marietta), things were very bad, and this group of young soldiers and their families decided to go to Honduras. Others went to Brazil." Laura Kolb (Coleman) Kingsbery, (1884-1971)

Following its defeat in the Southern War for Independence, the South was in economic ruin. Poverty, lawlessness and fears of an occupying Union Army caused great anxiety among the Southern people. There were those who were angry and bitter of the South's loss and others were on a quest for adventure. For many reasons, Confederate exiles from across the Southern United States began an exodus to various countries of Latin America. Among those countries that offered refuge, freedom, and economic opportunity were Brazil, British Honduras (Belize), Mexico, Spanish Honduras (The Republic of Honduras), and Venezuela. The subject of this essay concerns those Confederate emigrants and refuges of the Republic Of Honduras known also as Spanish Honduras.

Having previously planted a Confederate colony in Mexico, Major Green Malcolm of McNairy’s Tennessee Cavalry now planed to set up a system of plantations, modeled after those in the Mississippi River Delta, along the rivers of the interior of Spanish Honduras. Organizing and setting out from Atlanta, Georgia in the Spring of 1867; his colony of thirty Confederate families, seventy in all, made their way to New Orleans where they booked passage to Spanish Honduras.

Despite their difficulties, upon arrival at Fortress Omoa, near Puerto Cortes, Major Malcolm led his colony of Southern refugees into the interior of Honduras where at Comayagua, Honduras he met with representatives of the Republic and presented a letter for President Medina of the Republic of Honduras explaining their reasons for emigration and an offer of services in exchange for citizenship, certain considerations and concessions.

“GENTLEMEN: The undersigned respectfully submits to your consideration that on the 10th of April, after a passage of ten days, I arrived in the city of Omoa with seventy souls, emigrants to your beautiful land. These persons consist of men, women and children who are what might be termed the forerunners of perhaps thousands of the best citizens of the Southern States, of the United States. We wish to make this our home.
To find in this that which we have lost in our own native land, liberty.
To make this what our country was before it was destroyed by our enemies.
Our desire is to become citizens of the Republic at once, to be a part of your people, to claim your protection, to defend you with our lives from foreign invasion, and to do our whole duty to our adopted country.
In coming among you we would state that on account of our recent great misfortunes, many of us are greatly impoverished, and without going into further preliminary remarks, would give this as our reason for asking you to grant the following privileges and donations. ...With the highest consideration, I am gentlemen, your obedient servant.

G. MALCOLM.Comayagua, Honduras, C.A., May 3, 1867.”

The concessions listed below were requested by the Confederate colony and were included in Major Malcolm’s letter to the government of Honduras on May 3rd, 1867.

1st. A grant of land as indicated in the accompanying map.

2nd. A free port at Port Acabellos for three years, for the exclusive benefit of the colony.

3rd. The exclusive navigation of the rivers Chamilicon, Ulua, and their tributaries for ten years.

4th. The right to build roads through public or private lands for the benefit of the Colony and Government.

5th. The right to construct aqueducts and bring water through our and adjacent lands.

6th. The exemption from taxation for two years from the day of arrival.

7th. The privilege of enacting our own municipal regulations in conformity with the laws of the Republic.

8th. The privilege of organizing our city adjacent to San Pedro, separately from that town and naming it the city of Medina.

9th. The exclusive privilege of establishing manufactories for the manufacture of woolen and cotton goods in the Republic for ten years.

10th. The exclusive privilege of introducing for five years, wagons, buggies and carriages, the common sense sewing machine, washing machines of all descriptions with machines for making tin-ware.

11th. The privilege of distilling liquors from the productions of our farms. The privilege of planting and harvesting all seeds in our colony, and introducing the still known as the Log Still.

12th. The privilege of introducing for eight years the circular saw mill run by steam or water, planing machines and shingle machines.The above we acknowledge appears liberal and we would not have you think us asking too much, for we by these privileges and grants, desire and are determined as far as possible to use them to the improvement, development and welfare of thecountry as well as ourselves. ....G. Malcolm.

In reply to Major Malcolm’s letter on behalf of the Confederate colony, permission to settle in Honduras and the following privileges and concessions were granted by President Medina and his Honduran government.

(Extract of document translated in English.)

The President, in whom resides the supreme executive power of the Republic of Honduras.Whereas, Mr. Green Malcolm, a native of the United States, for himself and in behalf of the various families of his nationality has presented a petition, soliciting permission to settle in the territory of the Republic, with the privileges of citizens of Honduras, and subjecting themselves to the laws now in force or that may hereafter be enacted in this country, with which intent they ask certain privileges and concessions.Considering That the Republic is in need of industrious Immigrants to develop the natural resources which abound in our country, and at the Legislative Decree of 23d February of last year authorises the Government to protect this class of enterprises;Therefore, now makes and decrees the following concessions:

1st. It is permitted to the honest and industrious Immigrants from the United States, of the South of North America, who have already come or may hereafter come to this country, to establish, in the District of San Pedro, Department of Santa Barbara, acommunity which shall bear the title of City of Medina.

2d. Besides the common use which the Municipality of San Pedro has granted to said Immigrants in its public lands, under the conditions laid down in the Act presented by Mr. Malcolm, and which the Government has approved, they are also granted thenational lands contiguous to those of San Pedro towards the south, and included within the following boundaries; the Chamilicon and the base of the mountains of the south-west of the said village of San Pedro, a delineation of which will be opportunely made.

3d. Port Cortes shall be free during three years, in order that the settlers of the city of Medina may introduce everything necessary for their consumption, and for the establishment of houses, manufactories, machinery, etc.

4th. Navigation by steam or horse power of the rivers Chamilicon, Ulua and its tributaries, shall be the exclusive privilege of said Immigrants for a period of eight years.

5th. They are also granted the following exclusive privileges:
(1) For ten years, the establishment of machines for manufacturing cotton, woolen and other fibrous goods, and for refining sugar.
(2) For eight years, the establishment of steam or water power mills, for sawing and planing lumber, also wash machines.
(3) The introduction during five years , of wagons, buggies, carriages, the sewing machine known as the Common Sense Sewing Machine,the machine for making tin-ware and the still known as the Log Still,for the distillation of spirituous liquors, and the sale of the same, under the regulations relative to this branch

6th. They shall have the right of constructing roads over national lands, or lands of private persons, for the benefit of themselves and of the Government, and to construct aqueducts to conduct water for the irrigation of their lands.

7th. The settlers of the city of Medina, shall be exempt from military service and forced contributions during two years from their arrival.

8th. They shall have the right to elect for their government, and in conformity with the laws of the Republic, a municipal body; and may, in the meantime, and until they number 500 persons, be ruled by a Governor and a Judge of the Peace whom they shall elect from among themselves, those officers being subordinate, the former to the Governor of Santa Barbara, and the latter to the Judge in the First Instance of Omoa.

9th. They shall have the right to make their own rules and regulations for the internal government of the community, in conformity with the laws of the Republic, and shall submit these to the approbation of the Congress, or the Supreme Executive Power.

10th. The articles which said settlers may ship in the ports of the Republic shall be free from all export duty during a period of eight years.

These concessions shall in no manner operate to the prejudice of the projected Inter-Oceanic Railroad; for, whateverprivileges have been, or may hereafter be granted to the latter, shall be an exception to the present concessions. Let it be understood: that the privileges before mentioned relative to the establishment of machines, shall be confined to the departments of Santa Barbara, Gracies, and Comayagua; excepting for the machine for manufacturing cloths, which shall extend to the whole Republic. If within three years the number of persons within the city now to be founded does not ascend to five hundred at least, the privileges granted under this Act shall remain without effect; but, in such case the immigrants who may already be established shall have the right of property to suchportions of the land granted as shall be found under cultivation.Written in Comayagua, in the Government House, on the 8th dayof May, 1867.___J. Lopez, Ponseano Leiva.{seal} San Pedro, Jan. 29th, 1868.J. REYNAUD.

Soon after establishing their colony, it was decided to place the government of their local interests under the control of a council, in order to avoid the necessity of assembling the entire colony when any question of interest or expediency should arise likely to affect their welfare. At a public meeting, an election was held of the following representatives:

Major Malcolm as their presiding officer, L. G. Pirkle, H.H. Briers, George W. WaltersJ.H. Wade, and P. Goldsmith, Secy.

The above council stayed in office until February 18, 1868 and at that time a new council was elected of the following representatives:

Dr. G.P. Frierson, Presiding Officer, W.B. Tindle, Sr., D.P. Ferguson, L.G. PirkleG.A. Haralson, and A.J. Hill, Secry.

The group led by Major Greene Malcolm in 1867 was the first of approximately three waves of immigrants to follow. The first families of colony Medina included ex-Confederate soldiers and their families as well as Charles R. Follin, the American Consulate at Omoa who formed a close association with the colony and was considered as one of its members. Another who joined the colony was Wilhelm Bahr, a German born soldier of fortune who had the misfortune to have been serving in Emperor Maximilian's Army in Mexico and fled from that place after the regime's demise. There was also Captain Jose D. Perez of Santiago, Cuba, A Cuban Patriot, and the nephew of Generalissimo Maximo Gomez-Baez , Commander of the Cuban Liberation Army and an ally of Jose Marti. During my research, I have gathered the following names who were at one time members of Colony Medina:

Allen, Andrews, Barnes, Bahr, Beall, Becker, Briers, Caron, Coleman, Collier, Cunningham, Doubleday, Duffie, Ferguson, Follin, Frierson, Goldsmith, Grow, Haralson, Henderson, Hill, Higginbotham, HunterJohnes, Lubbe, Malcolm, McClellan, McCollum, Mitchell, Murphy, Pennington, Noren, Perez, Pierce, Pirkle, Porter, Schmidt, Skinner, Swett, Sylvester, Tanner, Thomas, Thompson, Tindle, Troy, Wade, Waller,Walters, Warren, Weinreich.

Major Malcolm would later be appointed Minister of Immigration by the government of the Republic of Honduras in order to facilitate their transition of new arrivals to the colony. The Confederados of Honduras or Southerners,as they called themselves, came from through out the Old South.
They established their colony adjacent to the town of San Pedro, (San Pedro Sula), and named it the city of Medina in honor of the President of the Republic. They were granted land upon which to build their farms, and given other considerations. They were granted permission to elect their own municipal council and establish regulations in conformity with the laws of the Republic for
their colony. Economic failure, disease, and other hardships took their toll andby 1870 many of these families left Honduras going their separate ways. Enough, however, stayed, became successful, and played an important role in the industrialization and modernization of the Republic. Eventually the city of Medina was absorbed by San Pedro Sula.

(1) A Trip To British Honduras And To SAN PEDRO, REPUBLIC OF HONDURAS. By Charles Swett, New Orleans, 1868. Special collections, City Library, New Orleans, La.

(2) Biografia De San Pedro Sula: 1536-1954, by Rodolfo Pastor Fasquelle, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, c. 1989.

(3) Passenger Lists, US Customs, 1864-1870, Special Collections, Tulane University Library, New Orleans, La.

(4) Ship Departure Schedules, Advertisements in the New Orleans Times Picayune Newspaper,1866-1867. City Library, New Orleans, La.

(5) Letters of Laura Kolb (Coleman) Kingsbery, daughter of William Allen Coleman of the First Georgia Cavalry, a Confederate Veteran of The War Between The States from Carroll county, Georgia and an immigrant to Spanish, Honduras.

Family of William Forrest Coleman

Husband: Willliam Forrest Coleman
Born: 17 Mar 1864 Place: Carrollton,GA.
Died: 10 Feb 1944 Place: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Buried: (Old) Central City cemetery, SPS, Honduras

Married: Abt 1887, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Husband's father: William Allen Coleman
Husband's mother: Cynthia Florence Riggs

Wife: Yndalecia Paredes
Born: 1865 Place: Trinidad,Santa Barbara,Honduras
Died: 13 Apr 1900 Place: San Pedro Sula,Honduras
Buried:(Old) Central City cemetery, SPS, Honduras
Wife's father: Juan Angel Paredes
Wife's mother: Dominga Paz


1. (M) John Allen Coleman
Born: 10 Oct 1888 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Died: 23 Oct 1966 Place: New Orleans, Louisiana
Buried:Garden of Memories cemetery, Metairie, LA.
Spouse: Marie Antoinette Perez-Follin
Married: 25 Nov 1911, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

2. (M) William Edgar Coleman
Born: 8 Dec 1890 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Died: 13 Nov 1932 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Description: Killed in the 1932 Honduran Revolution
Buried: (Old) Central City cemetery, SPS, Honduras
Spouse: Manuela Mana Madrid
Married: Bef 1912, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

3. (M) James Clarence Coleman
Born: 15 Dec 1892 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Died: 15 Oct 1929 Place: New Orleans,Louisiana
Buried: Metairie cemetery, Metairie, Louisiana
Spouse: Theresa (Teresita) Mitchell
Married: Bef 1921,San Pedro Sula, Honduras

4. (F) Vera Coleman
Born: 15 Dec 1894 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Died: 23 Sep 1971 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Buried: (Old) Central City cemetery, SPS, Honduras
Spouse: Jesse Ivy Beall
Married: Bef 1915, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

5. (M) Arthur Bailey Coleman
Born: 25 Nov 1896 Place: Zapatar, Honduras
Died: 1927 Place: Carrollton, Georgia
Buried: Carrollton City Cemetery, Carrollton, GA.

6. (F) Marie Coleman
Born: 2 Oct 1898 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Died: 15 Nov 1988 Place: San Antonio, Texas
Buried: Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Miami, FL.
Spouse: Wilhelm Adolph Bahr
Married: 8 Sep 1923, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Family of Henry Allen Coleman (1814-1890)

Husband: Henry Allen Coleman
Occupation: Farmer
Military Service: 1836 Creek Indian War, Mexican War
Born: 28 Jan 1814 Place: Putnam co., GA.
Died: 27 Oct 1890 Place: Carroll co., GA.
Buried: Bethel Baptist Church cemetery ,Temple,Carroll co., GA.
Married: Abt 1832,DeKalb county, GA.
Husband's father: George Coleman (Colman)
Husband's mother: Nancy Burford (Bufford)

Wife: Sarah Ann Barnes
Born: 27 Aug 1807 Place: Lincoln co., GA.
Died: 4 Oct 1880 Place: Carroll co., GA.
Buried: Bethel Baptist Church cemetery ,Temple,Carroll co., GA.
Wife's father: James P. Barnes
Wife's mother: Sarah McKenzie


1. (M) James P. Coleman
Military Service: Company I, 7th Georgia State Troops
Born: Sep 1833 Place: Cobb co., GA.
Died: Aft 1910 Place:
Spouse: Mary A. McClellan (McLelland)
Married: Bef. 1854,Georgia

2. (F) Nancy C. Coleman
Born: 1834 Place: Cobb co., GA.
Died: Aft 1900 Place: Lindale, Smith co., TX
Spouse: Phillip Marion Whisenhunt, Jr.
Military Service: Company E, 1st Georgia Cavalry
Married: 11 Aug 1857, Carroll county, GA.

3. (F) Sarah Jane Coleman
Born: 1836 Place: Georgia
Died: Place:
Buried: Place:
Spouse: William G. McClellan (McLelland)
Military Service: Company H, 56th Georgia Infantry
Married: 24 Dec 1857, Carrollton, GA.

4. (M) William Allen Coleman
Military Service: Company E, 1st Georgia Cavalry
Born: 25 Sep 1838 Place: Powder Springs, Cobb county, GA.
Died: 30 Oct 1917 Place: Carrollton, GA.
Buried: Carrollton City cemetery, Carrollton, GA.
Spouse: (1st) Cynthia Florence Riggs, married 23 DEc 1858
(2nd) Clara Eliza Kolb, married 14 Jan 1879
(3rd) Mary (Mollie) Elin Daniel Bailey, married 16 Feb 1898

5. (M) John Henry Coleman
Military Service: Company E, 1st Georgia Cavalry
Born: 1 Jul 1840 Place: Cobb county,Georgia
Died: 21 Jan 1932 Place: Hoke's Bluff, Etowah county, Alabama
Buried: First Baptist Church cemetery,Hoke's Bluff,Etowah co.,AL.
Spouse: Sarah Elizabeth Pentecost
Married: 15 Nov 1870, Carrollton, GA.

6. (F) Rebecca Catherine Coleman
Born: 19 Nov 1843 Place: Cobb county,Georgia
Died: 28 Nov 1911 Place: Cullman, AL.
Buried: Cullman, AL.
Spouse: Zachery Taylor Adams
Military Service: Company D, 10th Georgia Cavalry
Married: 6 Sep 1864, Carroll county, Georgia

7. (F) Elizabeth A. Coleman
Born: 22 Feb 1844 Place: Cobb county,Georgia
Died: 15 Mar 1924 Place: Eastland county, Texas
Buried: Alameda cemetery, Eastland, Texas
Spouse: Nathaniel William Harper
Married: 2 May 1867, Haralson county, Georgia

8. (F) Mary F. Coleman
Born: 1845 Place: Cobb county,Georgia
Died: Place:

9. (F) Eliza M. Coleman
Born: 1850 Place: Georgia
Died: Place:

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Family of William Allen Coleman (1838-1917)

Husband: William Allen Coleman (aka. Allen Coleman)
Born: 25 Sep 1838 Place: Powder Springs, GA.
Died: 30 Oct 1917 Place: Carrollton, GA.
Buried: 1917 Place: Carrollton City Cem., Carrollton, GA.
Married: 23 Dec 1858 Place: Carrollton, GA.
Husband's father: Henry Allen Coleman
Husband's mother: Sarah Ann Barnes


Wife: Cynthia Florence Riggs
Born: 27 Mar 1837 Place: Butts co., GA.
Died: 3 Feb 1877 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Buried: 1877 Place:Bethel Bapt. Church Cem., Temple, GA.
Wife's father: Reverend John Riggs
Wife's mother: Jane Florence

MARRIAGE: 23 Dec 1858, Carrollton, Carroll county, Georgia

1. (M) John W. Coleman
Born: 1859 Place: Alabama
Died: 1896 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Buried: 1896 Place: Central City Cem., SPS, Honduras
Married: Place:

2. (M) William Forrest Coleman
Born: 17 Mar 1864 Place: Carrollton, GA.
Died: 10 Feb 1944 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Buried: 1944 Place: Central City Cem., SPS, Honduras
Spouse: Yndalecia Paredes-Paz
Married: Abt 1879 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras

3. (unk) (Infant) Coleman
Born: About 1876 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Died: 1877 Place: Enroute to United States
Buried: Place:

Wife: Clara Eliza Kolb
Born: 9 May 1852 Place: The Kolb Farm,Marietta, Cobb co., GA.
Died: 20 Jan 1897 Place: Carrollton, GA.
Buried: 1897 Place: Carrollton City cemetery
Wife's father: Peter Valentine Kolb, Jr.
Wife's mother: Eliza Gant

MARRIAGE: 14 Jan 1879, Marrietta, GA.

1. (M) Carlos Coleman
Born: 25 Sep 1881 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Died: 8 Jun 1884 Place: Waverly Hall, GA.
Buried: 1884 Place: Waverly Hall,Harris co.,GA.
Married: Place:

3. (F) Laura Kolb Coleman
Born: 29 Feb 1884 Place: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Died: 3 Mar 1971 Place: Franklin, Macon co.,NC
Buried: 1971 Place: Woodlawn cemetery,Macon co.,NC
Spouse: Edwin Cleveland Kingsbery
Married: 8 Aug 1906 Place: Carrollton, GA.

2. (M) James Henry Coleman
Born: 18 Aug 1886 Place: Carrollton, GA.
Died: 15 Mar 1955 Place: Los Angeles, CA
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Wife: Mary Elin Daniel Bailey
Born: 19 Nov 1863 Place: Chatooga county, GA.
Died: 25 May 1936 Place: Carrollton, GA.
Buried: 1936 Place: Carrollton City cemetry,Carrollton, GA.
Wife's father: Calvin B. Bailey
Wife's mother: Susan A. Griffith

MARRIAGE: 16 Feb 1898, Carrollton, GA.


William A. Coleman was a farmer, businessman, banker, and mayor of Carrollton,GA.
During the War Between The States, He served with Company E, 1st Georgia Cavalry.

MARRIAGES OF William A. Coleman: William A. Coleman married first to Cynthia F. Riggs on Dec 23, 1858. Cynthia died Feb 3, 1877. He married second to Clara E. Kolb on Jan 14, 1879. Clara died Jan 20, 1897. He married third to Mary E.D. Bailey on Feb 16, 1898.