Looking for more info - his parents, his date and place of birth, his date and place of death, his wife's maiden name. I am trying to connect my Coleman line to one of the Robert lines, if possible. Family lore has us connected to J. P. Coleman's line as written about in his book.
I have his 1840, 1850, & 1860 census records for Rankin Co, MS. One has him born in VA, one has it NC. HIs son's 1880 census has that his father was born in SC. I also have his land patent records for 1840 in Rankin, Co. Not knowing place of birth or wife's maiden name makes this more difficult for me.
James R.'s children were Lemuel, George W, William R, John T, Mary, and Sarah. First 2 children b in LA, the following 4 were b in MS. I have much info about them all.
He may have had a brother named Thomas, as indicated by Brandon Flynn, M.D. in his RootsWeb database. There was a Thomas Coleman (b abt 1795 VA) living nearby to my James R. in the 1840 Rankin Co census.
Please contact me if you recognize any of these Colemans, or if you have clues or helpful suggestions at all.
Thank you!! voncat at yahoo.com
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