Born near Roxboro, Caswell County, N.C. to Daniel and Lucy Bumpass Coleman. He married first Nancy Hogan who died young, then Winnie Hogan Dozier, sister of his first wife, then lastly his old maid first cousin Dorothy Coleman.
Known children of Thornton Coleman were Daniel, Emily, Lucinda, Eliza Ann, and Andrew.
Excerpt from a letter written by my grandfather Moses M. Coleman dated April 18, 1977
"When you come to Saluda on May 15th (for Family reunion) you can go out to where Daniel, Thornton, Thornton's first two wives Nancy and Winnie, some of Thornton's children, and others are buried at Walnut Neck. The graves didn't have inscriptions except Thornton's and it only had a piece of soapstone with inscription carved with a pocket knife and was about to be lost. Through the efforts of cousins George Nicholson and Billy Coleman deeds to the land were obtained and we chipped in and paid for a monument and it was erected this month at the grave sites. County Commissioners promised a road to the cemetery."
I have been told that there were several other stones with inscriptions, and that Eliza Ann, Thornton's daugher, was one of them.
Photo of new stone shows (L-R)grandson of Olan Rountree, Olan Rountree, and Mose M. Coleman, Sr. who was the great grandson of Thornton Coleman
Daniel Coleman (1763 - 1802)
Lucy Coleman Bumpass Jennings (1761 - 1848)
Daniel Coleman (1819 - 1876)*
Eliza Ann Coleman (1821 - 1837)*
Aged 85 years
Note: Photograph contributed by Moses M. Coleman, Jr., great great grandson of Thornton.
Daniel Coleman Family Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Little Marie
Record added: Nov 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99990381
RIP 3rd great grandfather|
Added: Jul. 18, 2013