Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
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Subject:Re: Parents of WILLIAM H. COLEMAN 1840-1926 -need help-
Post Date:November 20, 2012 at 12:03:42
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Forum:Colorado Genealogy Forum
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I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.



Facts you should know about the early census records -
All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated                     
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]
       
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++

marriage record -
COLEMAN, WILLIAM H.
CUNNINGHAM, ELLEN 1866-12-24; Rock Island

1920 -
Name: Wm H Coleman
Age: 78
Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1920: Greeley Ward 1, Weld, Colorado
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home Owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

1910 -
Name: Wm H Coleman
Age in 1910: 67
Birth Year: 1843
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1910: Greeley, Weld, Colorado
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania

1900 -
Name: Madaline Coleman
Age: 56
Birth Date: Sep 1843
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: East Greely, Weld, Colorado
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: William Coleman
Marriage Year: 1898
Years Married: 2
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother: number of living children: 5
Mother: How many children: 6
Occupation:

William Coleman 59, 6/40 PA - 2nd marriage
Madaline Coleman 56, 9/43 PA -
W Alfred Coleman 22, 7/77 IOWA [mother b. OH], s/son
Jonathan Coleman 18, 6/81 IOWA [mother b. OH], s/son

1880 -
Name: William H. Coleman
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Greeley, Weld, Colorado
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Ellen M. Coleman
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Farmer

William H. Coleman 36, PA
Ellen M. Coleman 34, ILL
George L. Coleman 11, ILL
Lomon M. Coleman 8, PA
Nancy F. Coleman 6, PA
William H. T. Coleman 4, IOWA
Frank A. Coleman 2, IOWA

William H. Coleman [b. PA was married 2 maybe 3 times]

NOTE -
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

1870 -
Name: Ellen Cunningham
Age in 1870: 23
Birth Year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1870: Eden, Marshall, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Edenville

Eliza Cunningham 57, NY - farmer
Dwight Cunningham 27, NY
Elizabeth Cunningham 20, NY
Ellen Cunningham 23, ILL <<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Thadeus Cunningham 19, ILL
Willis Cunningham 10, ILL

IF Ellen married William H. Coleman in 1866 in ILL, WHY is she living with her father and using her maiden name in 1870????

This could be the explaination -
1870 -
Name: William Coleman
Age in 1870: 24
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Mount Vernon, Linn, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Mount Vernon

William Reading 34
Sarah Reading 31
Ella Reading 3
Mollie Reading 1
Steven Ward 22
William Coleman 24, PA - attending school
Isac Dunn 27
James Jones 26
John Cervin 29
Mary Borback 30

1860 -
Name: William Coleman
Age in 1860: 17
Birth Year: abt 1843
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: North Mahoning, Indiana, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Marchand and Mahoning

H A Barnhart 35
Martha Barnhart 27
Emma J Barnhart 4
Annice E Barnhart 2
Mary E Barnhart 4/12
William Coleman 17, PA
Thomas Coleman 20, PA
Mary A Rider 14

1850 -
Name: William Coleman
Age: 8
Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Porter, Jefferson, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male

John Coleman 49, PA - farmer, appears to be widowed
Elizabeth Coleman 14, PA
Hamilton Coleman 12, PA
Thomas Coleman 10, PA
William Coleman 8, PA
John Coleman 7, PA
Mary Coleman 4, PA
Nancy Coleman 1, PA