Helen Coleman

ID # 44, (1799-1895)
FatherJohn Coleman (1760-1844)
MotherElizabeth Lawrason (1769-1845)
BirthHelen Coleman was born on 28 October 1799 at Pennsylvania. 
MarriageShe married Adam Misener, son of Nicholas Misener and Jane McClain, on 21 April 1831 at Gore District; The marriage date of April 21, 1831, is per Misener family information and is likely correct. The marriage bond for Adam and Helen was issued April 16, 1831. The bond, number 2456, ex C-6780, was issued at Brantford. The bondsmen were Henry Moe and Jeriah Bonham. The document is badly faded, but Helen's name is given as Eleanor. Since Helen is how her name is shown on her gravestone, this usage has been followed in this tree. The place of their marriage is unknown, but was almost certainly in the Gore District. Gore District records have not survived from the 1830s. It's possible that they were married in Brantford, but Beverly or Dumfries Townships are also possible. 
DeathShe died on 16 April 1895 at Troy, Ontario, at age 95. 
BurialShe was buried on 18 April 1895 at Troy Cemetery. 
NoteOntario Marriage Bonds 1803-1834, Wilson, Hunterdon House, p198.

Meisner, Adam, widower and Eleanor Coleman, spr. Both of Beverly b: (bondsmen) Henry Moe and Jeriah Bonham, both of Dumfries, yeomen, 16 April 1831 at Brantford (2456)

Death reg. 019139-95 Beverly, Wentworth Co.
Helen Misener died April 16, 1895. Age 96, Methodist, wife of Adam Misener. Born United States, Penn. Informant Dr. Addison, St. George.

Helen's name is variously reported as Eleanor and as Helena. Her name appears as 'Helen' on her gravestone in Troy Cemetery and so is used as such here. Her correct name, however, was almost certainly Elinor. The Abstract Indexes for Beverly show a transfer of land from John Coleman to Elinor Coleman in 1829, one acre of lot 6 on the 3rd concession of Beverly. This same acre was sold in 1852 by Elinor and Adam Misener to Samuel Morrison.

(John Coleman 'sold' half this township lot to William Coleman in 1822. The remaining half appears to have gone to John Coleman Jr. upon John's death. John Jr. and his wife Sabrina Smith sold off their half in bits and pieces. Samuel Morrison wound up indirectly with a small portion and to this was added Elinor's one acre. The history of transactions as they appear in the Abstract Index for this lot appear on microfilm GSU161100. Keep in mind that the Abstract Index pages were not written up until 1867, which possibly contributes to some of these transactions looking a bit like a jigsaw puzzle.)

That Elinor/Helen was the daughter of John Coleman and Elizabeth Lawrason there can be no doubt, for C3-L6 was in their possession from 1816. Add to that, Adam and Elinor named a son John Coleman Misener, known to his peers and posterity as Cole Misener.

A note here:

As will be seen, we record in this tree three sisters and one brother for Helen Coleman Misener. Glanbrook Heritage has a series of extractions of deaths from the Hamilton Spectator and one file includes extractions of death notices from January to June of 1895. The edition of Saturday, April 20, 1895, includes the following:

Misener (Troy, Ont.) Mrs. Adam Misener, familiarly known as 'Aunt Lena', died on Tuesday morning. She was born in Pennsylvania on Oct. 28, 1799. She came with her parents to Canada and settled on the Governor's Road, about two miles west of Dundas. She had eight sisters and two brothers, all of whom are dead except Mrs. Rachael Vroom (Vrooman) , living here. She was married to Adam Misener, Uncle Adam, on April 23, 1831. Her children, four boys and two girls, are all living. Her husband, Uncle Adam, survives her. He is in his 98th year. She was buried in Troy Cemetery on Thursday Afternoon. The funeral was very largely attended.


The above certainly gives us an extended number of her siblings without benefit of their names. 

Children of Helen Coleman and Adam Misener

Last Edited28 Nov 2017