George W. Coleman

ID # 129, (1841-1922)
FatherDaniel Coleman (1816-1865)
MotherMary Able (1815-1879)
BirthGeorge W. Coleman was born on 1 October 1841 at Troy, Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario. 
MarriageHe married Harriet Church, daughter of William Church and Sarah Davey, on 27 February 1867 at Wentworth County; MS248 reel 17 Vol. 82.
Wentworth County Marriage Register
1857-1869, page 181
Methodist Episcopal Church No. 27
Rev'd. O. G. Callamore
(While the list of marriages is headed as performed by Rev. Callamore, immediately under George's name is:
Solemnized by Rev. George Hunt)

George Coleman, age 25, born and residing Beverly. Parents Daniel and Mary Coleman.
Marg't Church, age 18, residing Flamboro, born England. Parents Wm. and Sarah Church.
Witnesses Joseph Markle and Jennett Markle, both of Ancaster.
On Feb. 27, 1867.

The county clerk has written Harriet's name as the abbreviated form of Margaret. We can only believe this to be a clerical error.

The actual image for this page was found on Familysearch.org, Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869, Wentworth, image 168.

These records do not typically show the actual location of the marriage. Since, however, George and Harriet were married by a Methodist Episcopal clergyman, they were likely married at Troy. Certainly, there was an Episcopal Methodist Church at Troy at the time. The new building was not built until 1873, the older one being made of wood.

A census or marriage record for the Markles has not been found. 
DeathHe died on 23 April 1922 at Galt, Ontario, at age 80. 
BurialHe was buried on 25 April 1922 at Mountview Cemetery, Galt. 
NoteGeorge and other family members gave their racial origin as German in the 1881 and 1901 census. George's son Alven gives Dutch as his ethnic origin on his death certificate. Alven also gives George's father's (Daniel) place of birth as Pennsylvania. Not only was George born in Canada, George's father Dan was born in Canada.

George Coleman is in Beverly Township at the time of the 1861 census and was enumerated twice, once at home and once with Peter and Lucinda Wood, for whom he worked. At the time of the 1881 census he is married, all his children are present, and the family is living in South Dumfries. He works at a mill. In the 1891 census, he is still at South Dumfries and is shown as a laborer. They are listed as being two households away from the Waughs. The Waughs ran a grocery store in St. George, so, probably, the family was in St. George. Franklin Waugh is 25 at the time of the 1891 census and he later married Clara Coleman.

Death reg 032622-22 Galt, Waterloo Co.
George W. Coleman, residence Ainslie Street North, married, night watchman. Racial origin Dutch. Born Troy, Ont., October 1, 1841. Resided 32 years at place of death (true if this means Galt, not so if Ainslie Street is meant). Resided in Ontario 81 years. Parents Daniel Coleman born Penn, U.S., Mary Able born Canada. Informant A. Coleman, Galt. Date of death April 23, 1922, burial April 25 at Galt.

Henry Husband's diary mentions that George was remembered in the will of Peter Wood. George did indeed work for Peter for many years. There was also a family relationship, for George was a cousin of Lucinda Lawrason, Peter's wife. 

Children of George W. Coleman and Harriet Church

Last Edited14 Oct 2017