Deacon John Coleman

Deacon John Coleman

Death 22 Jan 1711 (aged 75–76)
Hatfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Hatfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 15358973 · View Source
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Parents: Thomas Coleman & Frances Belcher
Wives: Mary Stebbins, Hannah Porter, Mehitable Root

1st wife Hannah Porter m. 5/29/1663
children:Thomas b. 1664
Hannah b. 1667, d. 1722, m. Thomas Nash 1685
Lieut. John b. 1669, m. Hannah Wright
Dr. Noah b. 1671, m. Hannah Guernsey
Sarah b. 2/15/1673, m. John Field, Jr.
Bethia b. October 14, 1676. Slain by Indians on Sept. 19, 1677 in Hatfield along with her mother, Hannah Porter Coleman. During this raid two of John and Hannah's children above; Sarah and another, were taken captive, among others. The Coleman children were both retreived the next Spring from Canada. The story is told many times in history books and little Sarah's shoe, she was wearing when retrieved, is in a museum.

2nd wife Mehitable Johnson (1st m. Samuel Hindsale and 2nd Root, killed in same raid as John's wife Hannah and child Bethia/Mehitable Johnson Hinsdale Root Coleman)
children:Ebenezer born Aug. 29, 1680 married Ruth Niels.

Deacon Nathaniel Coleman b. October 18, 1684 in Hatfield,
m. Mary Ely, b. Feb. 29, 1684, in Mass. in 1705
Their son; Amos m. Ruth Cornwell, his son; Nathaniel
(Rev. War)m. 2nd Rebecca Damon, his son;James m.
Sally "Sarah" Yoke, their son; Matthew Hubbard m. Sabra
Ann Goddard

3rd wife Mary Day (1st husband Samuel Ely, their daughter Mary Ely later marries the son of John Coleman and Mehitable Johnson; Nathaniel b. 1684, her 2nd h. Stebbins / Mary Day Ely Stebbins Coleman)
No children for John Coleman and Mary Day Ely Stebbins Coleman.

John was b. c. 1635 England, d. January 21, 1711. First born child to Thomas Coleman and his first, Unknown, wife. His second wife is Francis.

John is called Deacon John in the records of Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Deacon John, freeman 1672, joined his father, Thomas Coleman, and others from Wethersfield, to become a first settler in Hadley, Massachusetts.

Deacon John Coleman's will, dated January 19, 1711 can be found in Vol. 3, Page 261, of the Probate Court Records at Northampton, Massachusetts. He left a sizeable estate, including lands in Wethersfield, to his son, Lieut. John Coleman (3rd child by 1st wife Hannah).

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