Sarah Coleman

ID # 40, (1795-1881)
FatherJohn Coleman (1760-1844)
MotherElizabeth Lawrason (1769-1845)
BirthSarah Coleman was born in 1795 at Pennsylvania. 
MarriageShe married George Buckberrough
DeathShe died on 6 September 1881 at Townsend, Norfolk County. 
BurialShe was buried at Troy Cemetery. 
NoteSarah's newspaper obituary gives her birth as October 11, 1796 and her death September 6, 1881. Her gravestone in Troy Cemetery says she died September 6, 1881 at the age of 86. The obituary seems suspect on one or two points.

Sarah's death registration number is 012481-81.

Here is an obituary for Sarah:
This is excerpted from the Canadian Christian Advocate. This was in the issue of January 11, 1882 on page 3 (See Vol. 8, Obituaries from the Canada Christian Advocate, 1873 to 1884, Donald A. McKenzie, 2007, Global Heritage Press):

Buckborough, Mrs. Sarah, nee Coleman, was born in Penn. October 11, 1796. Came to Canada with her parents in 1800, and settled near the present site of Copetown. Later, she moved to where the Village of Troy is now located. In Dec. 1813, she married George Buckborough. She died Sept. 6, 1881, at the residence of her son-in-law, J.B. Smith, Townsend, and was buried in the Troy Cemetery. Survived by her Husband. Unquote.

The obituary is 'canned', at least on one point. She was not survived by her husband. He predeceased her in 1866. She is definitely stated to be a widow in the 1881 Canadian census. Also, this and one or two other sources place her birth in Pennsylvania. It may well be correct, though some of her siblings were born in New Jersey. It may be that the family moved around before coming to Upper Canada.

One or two points should be made about the names of the children of Sarah and George. Hugh and Eunice are named after Buckberrough family members. John, Elizabeth, William, Teresa are Coleman names, though George's father was apparently named John. It's possible that Daniel Buckberrough was named after his cousin Daniel Coleman.

The Buckberrough children: The vital statistics information is verifiable for at least some of the children. James, Eunice, Margaret, Daniel, and Hugh lived long enough to be present in census information and to provide some independent sources for their approximate birthdates and for their death dates. In the case of others, John, Elizabeth and Teresa in particular, the source is a family bible as reported by Daniel Mahar. Further information for Elizabeth's place in the family has been found in Harley Misener's transcription of Troy Cemetery. 

Children of Sarah Coleman and George Buckberrough

Last Edited6 Aug 2016