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Harrison Coleman
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Birth: Feb. 1, 1847
Allen County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1917
Bell Center
Crawford County
Wisconsin, USA

Old Resident Called Beyond

"Harrison Coleman was born in Allen County, Indiana on February 1, 1847 and died at Bell Center, August 2, 1917 at the age of 70 years, 6 months, and one day. When but 17 years old, Mr. Coleman enlisted in Company D, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry and served during the Civil War, being Sherman's march.
On September 5, 1865 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Taft, who with two children, Clarence of Milwaukee and Mrs. John Shockley of Bell Center, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive him. With the exception of two and a half years, he has made Crawford County his home since nine years of age. The deceased was one of the finest men among men and an ideal husband and father. He had no known sickness and his death was a shock to the family. Scores of friends also will miss him. The services were conducted by Rev. Lindsley of the M.E.Church of which Mr. Coleman was a faithful member. The body was laid away in Haney cemetery Sunday afternoon in final rites being conducted by the I.O.O.F. Lodge, of which he had been a member for many years."

"Are Wedded Fifty Years
"Many Relatives and Close Friends Meet Gays Mills Couple on Occasion
"At Gays Mills, Sunday Sept. 5th was celebrated the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Coleman.
Those attending from the city were Mrs. James Harris Sr., Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Harris and daughter Isabel, Mrs and Mrs A.G. Kleser and two sons, Mrs. and Mrs. Clarence Coleman. Over fifty persons were present.
"Harrison Coleman and Miss Elizabeth Taft were married in the township of Marietta Sept. 5, 1865 and have passed a pleasant and profitable half century in this county as they were always numbered with the citizens who were progressive and as standing for all things good to uplift mankind.
"Harrison Coleman was born in Arland county , Indiana. He came to Crawford county when he was nine years old and has resided here continually only two years in N.Dak. and the time spent in the army.

"Mr. Coleman gives a review of his life in the army.

'I enlisted Aug. 1, 1864 at Prairie du Chien under Captain John Barnett of Boscobel. Co K 43 Wisconsin Vol. Infantry. We made a brief stay at Fort Crawford. From there we were removed to Camp Randall to stay until the goods and uniforms could be provided for us . Our stay at Camp Randall was stort but rather monotonous about all we did camp, guard, and drill and very little of that . Frequently, to pass away the time we would get out on some nice level spot and form a ring with twenty five or so hands. Two were chosen to come to the center of the ring for a wrestle. The first man down stepped out and so on until every man had his turn. Here I must boast a little, I stayed in the ring the longest of any men in the company before they got me down.
From Camp Randall we were transferred to Co. D and Wis.Vol Infantry, Captain Barnetts Co. being over full.
"We were immediately ordered to the front. With a few Sea Biscuits, not hard tack and some good old limburger cheese in our haversack we were loaded in a box car and hurried away to Atlanta Ga. to join Sherman in his march to the sea. We stayed in Atlanta from October first til Nov. 15, 1864 when we started on our march to the sea. '

"Mr. Coleman was 68 yrs. old the first day of February.
He married Elizabeth Taft, married 5-Sep-1865 in Crawford Co., WI, b. 11-Mar-1847 in Mercer Co., PA, (daughter of Alanson Taft and Elizabeth Graves) d. 22-Nov-1920 in Crawford Co.

At the time of his death, Harrison was the railroad station agent at Bell Center, WI.

Younger brother of John Coleman.

Family links: 
  Elizabeth Taft Coleman (1847 - 1920)
  Clarence Coleman (1867 - 1942)*
  Eva Coleman (1869 - 1869)*
  Pearl Phebe Coleman Shockley (1877 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
Haney Ridge Cemetery
Crawford County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Macomber
Record added: Jun 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27926794
Harrison Coleman
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Very Proud to be one of your many great-great-great-great-great nieces. God bless you for all you've done to make our family proud!
- sherry
 Added: Jul. 23, 2013
THANK YOU for this creation & the additions--all greatly appreciated
- DJ Csikos
 Added: Sep. 6, 2012
MOST ALL desire--A Forget me not! We should remember Andrew Betts-an early settler of CrawfordCnty PA as the father of this large family group. Rest in peace one & all; One more of the many distant cousins-Dianna
- DJ Csikos
 Added: Sep. 2, 2012
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