My cousin, Helen Jean, was the person who inspired me to get involved in Genealogy. She has been working on it for about 20 to 30 years. One of her brick walls (my husbands and daughters line) is Michael Coleman. Helen Jeans has him traced to Center County PA with his birth c. 1812.
She said Michael had written "Father" 1780-1847 and "Mother" 1789-1831. Michael had written mother and father but no name. Guess he knew what their names were......
Helen Jean had copied that information from a family bible. Michael had written mother and father but no name. Guess he knew what their names were...... I have to ask her who owns the Bible and where is it now?
I found information in the Lebanon County Historical Society.....This county is about two counties east of where Michael was found and is buried. The information is that a Coleman Family was very important in that county.
Seems the original Robert Coleman emigrated from Ireland and lived in Philadelphia in the early 1700's.
I see a road trip in the future....to Harrisburg, where the records are kept in the State Archives. The goal is to see if these newly found Colemans are related to the Michael Coleman from Center County PA