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Dr Lyman Coleman
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Birth: Jun. 14, 1796
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 1882
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA

Lyman Coleman, author, born in Middlefield, Massachusetts, 14 June, 1796; died in Easton, Pennsylvania, 16 March, 1882.

He was graduated at Yale in 1817, and for three years was principal in the Latin grammar-school in Hartford. He was a tutor in Yale from 1820 till 1825, studying theology at the same time.

He was pastor of the Belchertown, Massachusetts, Congregational church for seven years; for five years principal of Burr Seminary in Manchester, Vermont, and then principal of the English department of Phillips Andover Academy. He spent the years 1842 and 1843 in travel and study in Germany, where he enjoyed the intimate friendship of Dr. August Neander, and on his return taught German in Princeton College, and afterward, from 1845 till 1846, at Amherst.

In 1856 he traveled in Europe, Egypt, and Palestine. He was professor of Latin and Greek in Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, from 1861 till 1868, when he was transferred to the new chair of Latin language and literature, holding it till his death.

Princeton gave him the degree of S. T. D. in 1847. Dr. Coleman published "Antiquities of the Christian Church" (translated from the German, New York, 1841); "The Apostolical and Primitive Church" (Boston, 1844); "Historical Geography of the Bible" (Philadelphia, 1850); "Ancient Christianity" (1852); "Historical Text-Book and Atlas of Biblical Geography" (1854; revised ed., 1859); "Prelacy and Ritualism" (1869); and a genealogy of the Lyman family.

See a sermon on his life by Rev. Alfred N. Kellogg, died (Easton, Pennsylvania, 1882).

Edited Appletons Encyclopedia, Copyright 2001 Virtualology

Lyman Coleman, of Easton, Pennsylvania, a Corresponding Member, admitted in 1870, was born in Middlefield, Massachusetts, June 14, 1796, and died in Easton, March 16, 1882, aged eighty-six.

He was the son of William and Achsah (Lyman) Coleman, and his father died at the age of ninety-three, and his mother at ninety-four.

He was graduated at Yale College in 1817, and was made principal of the Hartford Latin School, and there remained three years. From 1820 to 1825, he was a tutor in Yale College, and at the same time studied theology. From 1825 to 1832, he was pastor of the Congregational Church in Belchertown, Massachusetts, and for the next five years he was principal of Burr Seminary, Manchester, Vermont, and from 1837 to 1842 the head of the English department of Phillips Academy, Andover. Afterwards, he spent a year, or more, in travel and study in Europe. From 1844 to 1846, he was Professor of the Latin and Greek Languages in Amherst College. He was then for two years, Professor of German in the College of New Jersey. For nine years he was connected as instructor with different institutions in Philadelphia, and during the later years of his life he was Professor of Ancient Languages in Lafayette College, at Easton, Pennsylvania, where he died, after having taught for a period of sixty years.

He was the author of many books. His chief publications were: "Antiquities of the Christian Church," translated from the German, New York, 1846; "The Apostolical and Primitive Church," with an introductory essay by Dr. Augustus Neander; "Historical Geography of the Bible," Philadelphia, 1850; "Ancient Christianity," Philadelphia, 1852; "Historical Text Book and Atlas of Biblical Geography," Philadelphia, 1854; and the "Genealogy of the Lyman Family in Great Britain and America," Albany, 1872. He also furnished many learned articles in the leading quarterlies. During his last sickness, he sent to the Belchertown Church a large and valuable Hebrew concordance, compiled by himself.

He was married on September 21, 1826, to Maria Flynt, of Monson, Massachusetts. She died January 11, 1871. They had two children, both daughters, who died before his death: Olivia died, unmarried, at the age of twenty; and Eliza M., the wife of Rev. J. L. Dudley, D.D., died at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 3, 1871.

Memorial Biographies of the New England Historic Genealogical Society: 1880-1889 By New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Family links: 
  William Coleman (1766 - 1858)
  Achsah Lyman Coleman (1774 - 1868)
  Maria Flynt Coleman (1801 - 1871)*
  Olivia M. Coleman (1827 - 1847)*
  Eliza Maria Coleman Dudley (1832 - 1871)*
  Lyman Coleman (1796 - 1882)
  Sarah Coleman Rice (1799 - 1876)*
  Sophronia Coleman (1802 - 1826)*
  Fanny Coleman (1804 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
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Easton Cemetery
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Dr Lyman Coleman
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