Monday, August 25, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - #33 Elizabeth Coleman

Elizabeth Coleman was my paternal 5th great grandmother. I don't know much about her. I have that she was born in 1704 in Virginia and died on September 21, 1769 in Culpeper County, Virginia. Her parents were Thomas Coleman and Mary Lord (or Lort). I probably got this information from family trees on when I first started researching my family tree.

Elizabeth was married to James Pendleton, my 5th great grandfather. She was James's second wife. I've seen Elizabeth's maiden name as Clayton on some trees on, but I think it's possible that folks are confusing her with James's brother Nathaniel who married Elizabeth Clayton.

Elizabeth Coleman and James Pendleton had three sons and one daughter: Henry (1733-1798), James (1735-1793), Anne (1740-1815), and Philip (1741-1793, my 4th great grandfather).

I suspect Coleman is correct as Elizabeth's maiden name, but I don't have any proof. Her son Philip named a son Coleman (my 3rd great grandfather). I've not seen the name Coleman anywhere else in my search. Another possibility is that she could have been married to a Coleman before she married James.

One day, I hope to find out more about Elizabeth.


This post is part of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge by genealogist Amy Crow at No Story Too Small.


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