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The Robert Coleman from Virginia to Texas, 1652-1965

Chapter 22:  The Genealogical Section from the Diary of Mrs. Jennie I. Coleman.

     CHAPTER 22



                                      PART I
                                   THE COLEMANS

     Henry Alexander Coleman, my grandfather, and 4th son of Daddy
     Dave, settled nearest to him of any of his children, in a quarter
     of a mile, & was the good dutiful son always, and his children
     loved and stayed with "Daddy" a great deal. I will give here the
     birth, marriage, and death record of "Daddy" David's family, most
     of it copied from his Bible, and which was written by himself:

        David Roe Coleman was born in Halifax County, North Carolina,
     May 19, 1765. Died 25 March 1855. Married Edith Beam in Fairfield
     County, South Carolina, September 13, 1787. She died 28 April
     1825.  She was about his age.

        ROBERT FlTZ, their first son, born August 26, 1789, (died Sept.
     7, 1842). Married Susan Feaster. She died January 15, 1829.

          Their children were:

          1. Drucilla, married William Coleman (son of Solomon Coleman).
             They went to Randolph County, Georgia. Had son and daughters.
             Descendants still there. She died about 1880.
          2. Edith, who first married Mike Adkins, then Andrew Hancock.
             Had children by both. Also went to Randolph County, Georgia.
             Died about 1880.
          3. Eliza, who married Martin Coleman (son of Solomon) at age of
             13. He lived only 6 months. She afterward married James
             Brennan, had one child. He and it died. She then married John
             Arnette, all this before she was 20. Had 4 children by Arnette.
             After his death, late in life, she married Wesley Mayfield, who

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             still lives, aged 90. All of her children dead. The last one, Dr.
             Robert Coleman Arnette, left three sons & 2 daughters. Dr. Robert
             Coleman Arnette died in 1908, buried at Salem Presbyterian
               Eliza died in 1890, buried at family graveyard, where her
             parents are also buried. This is near Buena Vista, always called
             the "Coleman" graveyard.
         4. John Feaster, who married in Greene County, Alabama. Know
           nothing of him. He went probably to South America in middle
        5. Andrew, married in Randolph County, Georgia. Had children,
           but I know nothing of them.
        6. Susan, married Dr. Sam McClurkin. Died about 1862, and is
           buried at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.
             She was born January 5, 1829. Left 3 children, only one now
           living, Mrs. Eliza Mills, of Rock Hill.

        WYLIE FITZ (second son of David Roe Coleman and Edith; his
     wife), born March 10, 1792, married Nancy Elam, of Chester County,
     about 1816. They had seven children. He died March 4, 1835, in
     Chester County, and is buried near his home. After his death his
     widow moved with them to Chambers County, Alabama, and she is
     buried there. She died in August, 1865. She was born and raised on
     place now owned by Jacob Stone, Sr. The Elam burying ground is near
     his house.
        Their children were:
        1. Sophia, born January 19, 1817, married Abner Fant in 1837,
           June, died March 7, 1838, dying in a year of her marriage and is
           buried by her father.
        2. Elizabeth, born January 21, 1819, married James Cork, of
           South Carolina, who went to Alabama for her. They came back
           here and lived until their children were half grown, then moved
           to Abbeville County, where she is buried.
        3. Wilson, born December 27, 1821, died in Alabama, August 27, 1841.
        4. Mary, born December 16, 1824, married Willis Cofield, in
           Alabama. Left two children.
        5. David Roe, born September 1, 1827, married Nancy E. Coleman,
           of South Carolina. He died August 20, 1894. She was born
           March 6, 1830, died 1898.
        6. Martha, born August 4, 1830, died about 1874, married Francis

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           Tapley, of Alabama. Had 4 children. Moved lo Texas. Know
           nothing of them now.
        7. Isabella, born December, 1833, died March, 1891. Married
           Allen Wheelis, of Alabama. Seven children.

         The old house of Wiley F. Coleman is still standing in good
     condition.  Has had rooms added, but the original family room of
     wide hewn logs and large fireplace are just as when he died in
     1835. I and your Papa went in to see it a few years ago, and went
     out back of the house a little distance to see his grave, under an
     apple tree. You must remember that it is the grave of your great
     grandfather. You pass the place when going to Chester. It is now
     owned by Wade Roberts.

        DAVID HENRY COLEMAN (third son of "Daddy" Dave), born December
     17, 1794. He married Sarah Franklin, about 1819. Their first four
     children were born here. They then moved to Greene County, Alabama.
        1. Cecilla, born September 1, 1820. Married a Bains, had two sons,
           Oscar and James in 1840.
        2. Sarah, born April 11, 1822.
        3. Nancy, born April 20, 1824.
        4. Albert, born March 31, 1826.
        5. John Franklin, born April 10, 1828.
        6. Edith, born November 14, 1830.
        7. David Roe, born December 31, 1832.
        8. Wiley Fitz, born May 22, 1834.

        HENRY ALEXANDER COLEMAN (fourth son), born Sept. 5, 1797,
     married December 5, 1822, Chanie Feaster. She was born August 26,
     1800. Died July 11, 1878, 6 o'clock, P.M. He died July 21, 1877, 1
     o'clock A.M., Saturday.

        Their first child:
        1. David Andrew, born September 16, 1823 (died December l5
          1863) of pneumonia, is buried at the Yongue Cemetery). Married
          August 29, 1848, Sarah Ann Yongue. Their children are:
          (1) Henry Calhoun, married Anna Owens. 7 children.
          (2) Hester Caroline, single, died 25 December, 1914.
          (3) Chanie Isabel]la, single, died March 13, 1917.
          (4) David Roe, married Lucy Hamilton; Eight children.
          (5) William Yongue, married Lizzie Coleman. Six children.

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        2. (2nd child) Savilla E., born August 20, 1825. Died January 19,
           1877. Married March 28, 1844, William M. Yongue. Their chil-
           dren were:
           (1) Sarah Hester, married James B. Turner. 10 children.
           (2) Laura Jane, married Thomas D. Owings. 12 children.
           (3) Margaret Drusilla, married John B. Propst. 7 children.
           (4) Henry Coleman, died single.
           (Three died infants)
        3. (3rd child) Edith, born May 1st, 1827, died November 9, 1827.
        4. (4th child) John Albert Feaster, born June 9, 1828, died April 30,
           1898, married October 13, 1853, by Jacob Feaster, Esq., to
           Juliana Stevenson (born July 14, 1831, died December 3, 1912).
           Their children:
           (1) Samuel Stevenson, born August 10, 1854, married (1st)
               Rebecca Gladden. (2nd) Alice Faucette.
           (2) Jennie Isabella, born December 22, 1856, married Edward
               Wilson Coleman.
           (3) Sarah Drusilla, born August 22, 1859.
           (4) Henry David, born January 30, 1866, married Narcissa
           (5) Mary Feaster, born December 31, 1868, married Charles W.
           (6) Chanie Savilla, born July 27,1872.
        5. (5th child) Margaret Drusilla, born July 5, 1830, died January 7,
           1900, in Powder Springs, Ga., married July 18, 1855, James Leroy
           Hunter, of Powder Springs, Georgia, formerly of Chester, South
           Carolina. Their children:
           (1) Mary Edith, born October 22, 1856, married William S.
               Duncan. Left two (2) children who live in Atlanta, Georgia,
               James Leroy married Obie McKinsie, and Martha Coleman,
               who married Thaddeus B. Johnson.
           (2) Mattie Isabella, born September, 1859.
           (3) John Henry, born December, 1864, in Solomon Coleman
               House. They had refugeed back here in 1863. He married
               Cora Bowen, of Douglasville, Georgia. 2 children-Fred and
               Edith Annie.
        6. (6th child) Susan Isabella, born October 3, 1832. Died Janu-
           ary 29, 1892, near Marietta, Georgia. Married Aug. 17, 1853,
           Thomas Manning, of Cobb County, Ga., formerly of Chester
           County, South Carolina. Their children are:

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           (1) Cornelia Drusilla, single.
           (2) Henry Simpson, married Louise Aymar, 2 boys.
           (3) John Lipsey, married Marie Scott. 3 girls, 1 boy.
           (4) Charles William, married Kate Fowler. No children.
           (5) Thomas Lawrence, single.
           (6) Robert Feaster, single.
        7. (7th child) Henry Alexander, born November 3, 1835. Died
           June 5, 1863, from effects of wounds received at Manassas Au-
           gust 30, 1862. Married November 19, 1857, Rebecca Yongue.
           Their children:
           (1) Sallie Edith, born November 29, 1858. Died October 15,
           1917. Married George R. Lauderdale, of Winnsboro, South
           Carolina. He died January, 1918. Had two boys, George and
           David Lauderdale.
           (2) John Feaster, died when about 2 years old,
        8. (8th child Mary, born January 7, 1838, died August 13, 1839.
        9. (9th child) Sallie Amanda, born January 28, 1840, died July 23,
           1858, married Andrew J. McConnell, April 16, 1857. He was
           killed at the Blow Up near Petersburg, Va., July 23, 1864.
       10. (10th child) Robert Charles, born January 31, 1842, was drowned
           while in bathing near John's Island, close to Charleston, South
           Carolina, June 6, 1862. His body was recovered, brought home,
           and buried in our graveyard. He was very small, but handsome,
           curly black hair and black eyes. The pet of the family. A good
           violinist. The last time I saw him, just before he left for
           Charleston, he was playing his violin, and I remember he played
           "Annie Laurie." I was a very small girl then. This death was
          pathetic. My father (John Albert Feaster Coleman) was at the
          same place. The soldiers were many of them his cousins and
          friends. They hunted for his body for days. When found at last,
          my father was not allowed to see him. He brought him home to
          the parents, their baby, who could not have a last look at loved
          one. I just can remember them bringing the coffin in the house.
          My grandmother told me that for years after she expected him to
          return to her, as she had a feeling that the body may not have
          been his, but that in some way he was alive and must come back.
          But his comrades knew it was his body. I imagine the rapture
          of the meeting with her lost boy when she reached the spirit
          world. All her children are with her now. She was truly good,
          unselfish and patient, much loved by her children and all relatives

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          and neighbors. As also was my grandfather. Everybody loved
          "Uncle Henry."

        WILSON H. COLEMAN (5th son) was born March 25, 1800.  Married in
     1828, Mary Johnston, of Greene County, Ala. Their children were:
          1. Elizabeth, born June 7, 1829.
          2. Martha, born November 14, 1830.
          3. Wiley Johnson, born September 9, 1832.
          4. Edith, born October 26, 1834.
          5. Mary, born January 6, 1837.
          6. Nancy, born September 12, 1838.
          7. Laura L., born June 8, 1846.
        I know very little about these relatives, all dead now except
     Wiley and Laura. He came by here on his return from "the war." I
     have a faint recollection of him. Have exchanged letters with
     Laura, but for sometime have heard nothing from her.

        ISABELLA (6th child and 1st daughter) was born September 13,
     1803. Died September 10, 1838. Married February 6, 1823, Jacob
     Feaster (died December 26, 1872, 34 years after his wife). Their
     children were:
        1. Jacob Fry, born February 20, 1824, died August 28, 1852,
           married Elizabeth Feaster Stone, September 10, 1844. Moses
           Cockrell is their only living child. (He died January, 1915.)
        2. Edith Drusilla, born July 24, 1825. (Died May 13, 1875, while
           living in the "Boarding House."). Married Henry J. Lyles
           February 6, 1844. He died September 23, 1861, of Typhoid
           Fever, at Germantown, Virginia, of Co. C, 6th Regiment. Their
           children were:
           (1) William Woodward, born March 2, 1845. Died in Virginia,
               while in service.
           (2) John Feaster, born February 16, 1847. Married Carrie Lyles.
           (3) Aromanus Coleman, born December 6, 1849. Married Mrs.
               Joe Smith Willy.
           (4) Mary Edith Isabel, born March 4, 1853, Died October 16, 1896.
           (5) David Henry, born October 10, 1854. Died October 10, 1870.
        3. John Coleman, born August 21, 1827. Died January 17, 1909.

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           Married Sallie P. Lyles, July 14, 1878. They have no living
        4. Susan Elizabeth, born April 30, 1829. Died in Arkansas. Married
           S. M. Simons, February 1, 1848. Their children (all now living
           are in Arkansas):
           (1) Jacob Pingree, born August 16, 1849. Dead.
           (2) Ophelia Isabella, born May 9, 1851. Dead.
           (3) Paul James, born February 23, 1853. Dead.
           (4) Silas Calhoun, born January 27, 1855. Dead.
           (5) John Feaster, born June 8, 1857. Dead.
           (6) Mary Edith, born July 18, 1859. Dead.
           (7) Laura Elizabeth Rebecca, born August 28, 1862.
           (8) Cornelia Josephine, born October, 1866.
        5. David Roe, born December 25, 1832, First married March 18,
           1856, Victoria E. Rawls (Died January 7, 1877). Their children:
           (1) Annie Isabella, born January 30, 1857. Married A. Mae.
           (2) John Rawls, born October 19, 1858. Died August 14, 1913.
           (3) Edith Caroline, born July 10, 1860. Married Preston Cole-
           (4) Mary Victoria, born November 20, 1862. Married Albert
               W. Clayton.
           (5) Jacob Henry, born January 28, 1865.
           (6) David Robert, born April 2, 1868. Married Virginia Marks.
           (7) Ben Sawyer, born February 13, 1871.
           (8) James Polk, born February 12, 1873.
        2nd marriage to Mrs. Hattie Coleman (nee Porter) in December,
        1878. Their children:
           (1) Charles McCants, born September 22, 1879.
           (2) Virgil Clayton, born May 1, 1881.
           (3) Susan Amanda, born March 19, 1883.
           (4) Margaret Fry, born April 15, 1885. Married Dr. C. C. Cox.
           (5) Roger William, born July 9, 1887.
           (6) Hattie Josephine, born November 5, 1889.
     2nd daughter of D.R.C. and Edith, his wife
        ELIZABETH (called Betty, 2nd daughter of D. R. C. and Edith, his
     wife), born April 6, 1807. Married Isaac Nolen, and went with him to
     Indian Springs, Georgia. Rode horseback, her father giving her the
     horse, A negro woman and horse for her. They all rode horseback.

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     What would a young lady of this day think of such an undertaking.
     No fast trains, fine carriages, nor automobiles then.  Shortly
     after, they went on and settled in Chambers County, Alabama. He
     accumulated much properly, was a man of influence. Raised a large
     family of boys and girls. Aunt Betty died after my grandfather did,
     so she was the last one of "Daddy Dave's" children to go. Died
     about 1880 in Texas. Isaac Nolon died before his wife. They moved
     to Smith County, Texas, before 1860. Some of her grandchildren
     living there yet, but I know nothing of them. We have a picture of
     her sent to my grandfather. I saw their old home in Alabama in
     1897, a beautiful place, well fixed up in every way.  Pity they
     left it. Their children:
        1. Isabella, born December 14, 1827. Married John C. Coleman,
           Both died young of yellow fever.
        2. Robert Wilson, born February 29,1829.
        3. Andrew J., born April 30,1830.
        4. Edith Mary Caroline, born March 3, 1833. Married ---- Still-
        5. Laura Ann, born September 15, 1835. Married Tolliver Towles:
        6. Elizabeth, born June 3, 1837, married Moore.
        7. Isaac Henry, born Unknown,1839.
        8. John Roe, born December 31, 1841.
           If any descendants are living, are in Texas. Uncle Nolen and
     family moved to Smith County before the Confederate War. We know
     nothing of them now.

        The 3rd daughter, the youngest child of D. R. Coleman and Edith
     Beam, was "SALLIE," born April 10, 1810. Died in 1815.

        "Edith, the mother of the above nine children died on the 28th
     of April, 1825, in the 60th year of her age."
        This was written in his Bible by her husband, D. R. C., and is
     the only thing recorded of her, except the date of their marriage.

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         John Roe, second son of Robert and Elizabeth Coleman, went to
     Greene County, Alabama. I have no knowledge of him nor his descend-
     ants. There are Colemans in that County yet.

                                   * * * * * *

        Robert Roe, their third son, married Nancy Coleman, his first cousin,
     and settled near his father and brother David. The place now owned by
     Henry Traylor. Their children were: Hiram Henry, Wylie, Polly, and

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     Jonathan David. Polly died when a young lady (unmarried) of typhoid

        Hiram H. married Betty Beam, February 4, 1827. Their children:

        Susan (1st) who married John Feaster Cockrell. She died young,
        leaving one daughter, who is now widow Lumpkin, with one son,

        Nancy (2nd) married David Roe Coleman. They moved to Cham-
        bers County, Alabama, in 1848. Raised a family of 8 children. Their
        1. Lizzie, married Wince W. Gay.
        2. Hiram Fairfield, married Lena Waller.
        3. Edward Wilson, married (1st) Lola Marsh, of Alabama. (2nd)
           Jennie Isabel Coleman.
        4. Bedford Forrest, married Corrie Wallace.
        5. Robert Elam, married Lillie Bell Stevens.
        6. Julia, married James Howell.
        7. Philip Mayo, married Maggie Smith.
        8. Yancy, died when about grown. Had been kicked by a mule when
           a small boy, and never got over the effects of it.

        Robert H. (3rd) married Julia A. Feaster. They had 2 boys, Lewis
     Andrew and Robert Feaster. The latter was shot accidentally by a
     boy companion when 19 years old, and died from loss of blood.
     Lewis married Zura Carter. They have seven children. They live in
     Florida, where his mother went a widow with the two little boys in
     December, 1867. The father Robert H. died of fever in Augusta,
     Georgia, June 24, 1862.

        Edward (4th), married Nancy E. Coleman (granddaughter of Wil-
     liam, who was brother of Robert Coleman, the 1st). They had no
     children. We own the land they lived on. 'Tis a part of the 500
     acres granted by King George.

        Dr. Hiram S., the youngest of Hiram H. and his wife, Betty
     Beam's children, died of consumption January 2, 1866. Never
     married. Born after his father's death.

        Wylie (2nd son of Robert and Nancy), married Sally Rainey. They
     settled where their daughter, Elitia Jeffares now lives. Their
     children: Francis Daniel, Polly, Seleta, Sarah, Savilla, Robert,

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        Francis Daniel married Susan Stone. They lived and died where their
     son, Wylie now lives. Their children:
        1. Robert. Went to Tennessee. Twice married.
        2. Maggie, married Elmore Boney.
        3. Sallie, married Henry Robinson.
        4. Jacob F., married 3 times.
        5. Wylie, married Victoria Robinson.
        6. Minnie, married ---- Tongs, of Augusta, Ga.

        Polly married William McLane. He died during the Civil War. They
     lived on land given by her father. Their children:
        1. Sallie, married Robert Castles.
        2. Mary, married James Robinson.
        3. Jack, married Widow Yongue (nee Isa Crowder).
        4. Silas, married Mattie Mobley.
        5. Fanny married William Mobley.

        Seleta married James Morgan. They died young, leaving one son;
     Hiram, who is now old and has had a hard life. Being half idiot.

        Sarah married Jesse Gladden, grandson of Allan Coleman. Their
        1. Sarah Rebecca, married Sam S. Coleman (3 girls, 2 boys).
        2. John Colemans married in Alabama. I don't know the name. Has
           one daughter, Sarah Rebecca.

        Elitia married Henry Jeffares (her cousin). Their children:
        1. Lizzie, married Sam Wright (3 boys) .
        2. Robert R., married Lizzie Hogan (2 boys and 2 girls.)
        3. H. Coleman, died single.
        4. Ben F., died single.
        5. Mattie, married Ned Taylor (4 girls, 1 boy).
        6. John Wylie, was thrown by a mule, died from the injury.
        7. Sam, died single.

        Savilla never married. Was an invalid.

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        Jonathan D.vid, familiarly known as "Jonathan D.," married Sallie
     McLane. They had no children. Raised as their own, her nephew,
     Jones Henry McLane. Jonathan D. inherited his father's place (the

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     house is in good condition now, a fine chimney), and was a
     successful farmer. He accumulated much property in land and
     slaves. Was called a smart man, tho not educated. He lived
     according to the dictates of a coarse nature, tho he was
     charitable and kind to the poor. His property caused dissensions
     and some of it went to waste. His widow dying poor.  His niece,
     Nancy Coleman (Ed's mother) inherited 1/4 of his land, getting
     most of that known as the "Grubbs" place. It is now owned by Ed
     (your father).

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        Wylie Roe Coleman, 4th son of Robert and Elizabeth, married
     Sarah Ragsdale, and had a large family of sons and daughters, most
     of whom went to Mississippi and Texas. Their son, Griffin, married
     Susan Cockrell (niece of grandfather John Feaster). They went to
     Winston County, Mississippi, about 1850.  Their descendants still
     live there. They are Universalists and call their church "Liberty,"
     after ours here. Last year they built a new church, which was
     dedicated by Dr. Shinn. He helped them build it, and then painted
     it. Dr. D. B. Clayton had always visited them at regular periods,
     preaching for them, since their moving to that state. He went every
     year, as long as he lived. A granddaughter of Griffin visited us 3
     years ago, Minnie Coleman Johnson. Had two nice little girls. She
     told us much of these relatives that we have never seen.

        Another son, William, called "Buck," went on to Texas from
     Mississippi, and Coleman County, Texas, is named for him.
     (Incorrect). He married a Miss Head here in South Carolina.

        Sophia married Williams Coleman, her cousin, and went to Missis-
     sippi. Joe married a Miss Banks, lived and died in Fairfield,
     near where he was born. Some of his descendants live near
     Blackstock and Ridgeway.

        Henry Jonathan Francis Wyatt was the only one of the family I
     ever saw. He was a remarkable man in many ways. Was wild and
     reckless in his young days, drawing down much censure on his head,
     from relatives.  He went West, visiting the brothers and sisters
     who settled there, drank and gambled, and did as he pleased. Late
     in life he married Ailsy Cockrell, an old maid, and through her
     got the old Jacob Feaster home. The land first settled by the
     Feasters in this county. After her death he married a widow
     Boulware. She lived only a few months. He lived on alone at the old
     home, to old age, waited on by the slaves, of whom there

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     were good many. He was very kind to them and all loved their
     "Marster" or "Boss." He was always Republican in politics, which
     was very distasteful to his many Democratic relatives. So they had
     very little to do with him for years after "the War." He was given
     the office of Trial Justice by the "Radicals," and in spite of the
     prejudice that aroused, he proved so wise and just to all, during
     this perilous, soul-trying period, that the esteem and respect of
     friends was won, and the latter years of his life were his best. He
     was a man of fine natural intellect, a memory that covered so much
     that it was interesting to hear him talk. He was a peculiar looking
     old fellow, as I remember him, tall and large, but active and
     straight to the end. One eye was crossed and this gave him a
     comical expression, and I would wonder which eye was looking at me.
     His speech was quaint, and to suit himself. Said "needcessity" for
     necessity.  His clothes were homemade, very loose, no fit at all.
     Yet he was commanding in appearance. I.htm#N014626">I often wish I had talked with
     him more.  So much he could have told me, that now I can't find out.
        He is buried at the old Cockrell graveyard, on Lizzie Cockrell
     Lumpkin's land. No stones mark any of the graves. In a few years no
     one will know where they are. 
        The graves of Jacob Feaster and his wife, Peggie Cannamore, are
     right near the old house place, where Wyatt lived. The house has
     lately been burned. These two graves are not marked, but are
     enclosed by a rock wall. He left considerable property, too, to his
     relatives (had no child), but none of them had his grave marked. 
        Allen Roe Coleman, 5th son of Robert and Elizabeth, married his
     cousin, Sallie (daughter of Charles), sister of his brother
     Robert's wife.  They settled near where Thomas E. Dye now lives.
     After a good many years, they moved to the Wateree section of this
     county, spending the remainder of their lives there. Their
     children grew up and settled there or went West. So that I know
     very little about them, except that they had twin girls, Betsy and
     Rebecca, and they married twin brothers, Gladden by name. 
        The 6th son, Griffin Roe Coleman, went West, and the 7th son,
     Williams Roe went West. The 10th, Zerebable, and the 12th, Ancil,
     died young, and their small graves are at the foot of the graves of
     their parents. 

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        Solomon Roe Coleman, the 8th son, married a daughter of Stephen
     Coleman, and settled near here, but all I've heard of him is very
     indistinct in my memory, so I can record nothing of him. 

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        Francis Roe, the 9th son, went West, after marrying Margaret
     Mobley, in this county. Was said to be the handsomest Coleman of
     his time. I.htm#N014674">I know nothing of their descendants. I suppose he settled
     in Greene County, Alabama, with his brother, John and Griffen. The
     two sisters, Sarah and Elizabeth, went West too with these
     brothers. Sarah married Reuben Mobley, I think, but I can't trace
     the other one. 

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        Henry Jonathan Coleman, the 11th son, and the youngest to reach
     manhood, married Mary Feaster. They had sixteen children. Five died
     in infancy. 
        1. 1st son--John Feaster, married Sallie Gladden (his uncle Allen's
           granddaughter), and their children were:
           (1) Silas, died a boy.
           (2) John Gladden Coleman, single.
           (3) Allen Feaster Coleman, married in Louisiana. 2 children
           (4) Mary Rebecca Coleman, married Joe C. Roney, of Amer-
               icus, Georgia. 2 children.
           (5) Charles Ferdinand Coleman, married Alice Martin, of Monti-
               cello. 2 children.
           (6) Sarah Edith Coleman, married Martin D. C. Colvin. 7

        2. 1st daughter--Elizabeth Coleman, married Micajah Pickett.
           Moved to Sumter County, Georgia.
           (1) Mary Pickett, married Dr. Raines, 2 children.
           (2) Sallie Pickett, married Amos Shumpert, 1 child.
           (3) Lon Pickett, married William Harvey. 1 child.
           (4) John Pickett, marriedUnknown. 2 children.
           (5) Emma Pickett, married John King. 4 children.
           (6) Musco Pickett, married Minnie M. Garrow. 4 children.
           (7) Henry Coleman Pickett.
           (8) Micajah Pickett, died when young. (Killed in explosion of
               cotton compress.)
           (9) Annie Lizzie Pickett.

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        3. 2nd son--Dr. Robert Williams ColEman married NanCy McCon-
           nell. Children:
           (1) Fannie Maria Coleman, married Dr. V. P. Clayton. 1 child.
           (2) Andrew McConnell Coleman, married Annie Isabel Feaster.
               10 children. 
           (3) Sallie Jane Coleman, married William B. Davis. 4 children.
           (4) Mary Elizabeth Coleman, married William Yongue Coleman.
               6 children.
        4. 2nd daughter--Sarah Coleman, married Beverly Mitchell, of Sum-
           ter County, Georgia. Children:
           (1) Ella Mitchell          ]  .
           (2) Sallie Mitchell        ]  All single, living
           (3) Henry Coleman Mitchell ]  In their home
           (4) Frank Mitchell         ]  together.
        5. 3rd son--Jacob Coleman, married Rebecca Meador. Children:
           (1) Sibbie Coleman, married Thomas W. Traylor, 4 children liv-
           (2) Jacob Feaster Coleman, married Hattie Robinson. 3 children.
           (3) Jonathan Meredith Coleman, married Stella Mattoon.
           (4) Rebecca May Coleman, died a young girl.
        6. 4th son--David Roe Coleman, 1st married Lizzie Crooks, 2nd,
           Lizzie Trapp.
                                  { three oldest girls died young.
                                  { David Roe Coleman, married Ida Crosby. 2 
           1st                    {   children                  
           Wife                   { Dr John Robert Coleman, married Mattie Rabb.
                                  {   7 children.
                                  { Mary Rebecca Coleman, married Henry Mitchell
                                  {   Owings. 5 children.
           2nd                    { William Henry Coleman, married Lottie Rabb. 
           Wife                   {   6 children.
                                  { Ernest Eugene Coleman, married Annie Belle
                                  {   Coleman. 6 children.
        7. 5th son--Henry Jonathan Coleman, Jr., married Hattie Porter.
           5 children:
           (1) Franklin Preston Coleman, married Edith Caroline Feaster.
               2 children.
           (2) Porter Feaster Coleman, married Dora Halsell. 2 living chil-

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           (3) David Roe Coleman.
           (4) Mary Emily Coleman, married Unknown Parham, of Arkansas.
               6 children.
           (5) Henry Jonathan Coleman.
        8. 6th son--Dr. Preston Coleman (William Calhoun Preston Cole
           man), married Jennie Secrest. No children. He died from effects
           of wounds received at Battle of Manassas.
        9. 7th son--Allan Griffin Coleman, was killed near Petersburg, Vir-
       10. 8th son--Dr. Benjamin Franklin Coleman, died from wounds, at
           Winchester, Virginia.
       11. 9th son--George Washington Coleman, married Mary Elizabeth
           Stevenson, the 6th of March, 1867. She died December 22, 1878.
           (1). John Franklin Coleman, married Eva Shields, of Florida. 3
           (2) Samuel Allen Coleman, married Gertrude Shields, of Florida.
               4 children.
           (3) Henry Lee Coleman.
           (4) Sarah Isabelle Coleman, married (1st) Howard L. Allen.
               (2nd) J. R. Shelton.
           (5) George Wade, married Miss Latie Skipper, of Florida.

                                  * * * * * * *

        Stephen Crosby married Charity Coleman, but I do not know her
     connection with my great grandfather, David Roe Coleman.
        Their children were: William, Tom, Stephen, David, Sally, Eliza.
        The above William Crosby married Miss Thomas, of Union County.
     They are the grandparents of Uncle Butler Estes.
         Tom Crosby married Miss Parks. Mrs. Susan (Lemuel) Estes
     descendants are from him. (Misses Maude Durham, sisters and broth-
     ers). Stephen married Miss Frances Nevitt. Mrs. Daisy Stone, Corn-
     well Stone, is from him. Also, Claude and D. P. Crosby. David
     married Miss Ederington. Mrs. Daisy (Crosby) Stone is also from
     him, her brothers and sister, thru their father. Sallie married
     Charles Douglas.  Dr. Jim Douglas and brothers from her. Dr.
     Charles McLurkin. Eliza married Unknown. 

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     suppose, brother of his uncle, David Roe Coleman, but I do not
     know more of him, but feel sure he lived and died near my
        The Solomon Coleman who lived in the old house known as the
     "Solomon House" was son of William Coleman, the 1st, and conse-
     quently a cousin of David Roe ("Daddy Dave"). Eva and Clarence
     Jeter, of Union County, are his great-great grandchildren. 
        Robert Roe Coleman (brother of "Daddy") was called "Partin."
     They were great for "nicknames," and 'tis kept up to the present day.
        Churches, of course, were few and far between when these men
     were young, from 1780 to 1830, and the customs were primitive, what
     we of this forward age would call very rude, I suppose. They were
     more natural and sincere, no doubt. Not far from here (back of the
     present Widener old home), near the new negro church, was a church
     building, or house of meeting. The young men and boys would gather
     to play marbles, pitch horseshoes, jump, etc., before the preaching
     began, on Sunday mornings. I think this just creditable as some of
     the Sunday practices of this great civilized time. There were two
     preachers that visited this meeting house to preach. One (I think
     named Gwin) would arrive, reprimand those engaged in playing games,
     call them into the house. Of course, they didn't go then. The
     preacher would, no doubt, pay them his compliments in a way he
     liked and consign them to the place he thought they would be sure
     to go. 
        Another preacher, William Woodward, on his meeting day, would
     arrive and join those engaged in games, taking a part. Then say,
     "Now, boys, let's go in the church, for preaching." Every one would
     follow him in, behave themselves, and no doubt were benefitted, for
     he must have been a noble character. On one occasion (remember he
     was a believer in a literal hell of fire, in the hereafter, and
     that all must go there who were not believers), he said in his
     preaching, (to make the dread of the horrible place as fearful as
     possible, no doubt), "that the bottom of Hell was covered with
     infants, not a span long," and looking over to Robert Roe Coleman,
     (he called him Partin) (they were good friends), said, "Now,
     Partin, you don't believe that." Partin said, "No, I'll be damned
     if I do."
        The present day Baptists say such a doctrine was never preached,
     but we have the above testimony, handed down by those who had heard
     it, and like "Partin," would be damned before believing it. 
        Perhaps 30 years or more after this, at a Baptist Church,
     established several miles from the spot just described, as a place
     of meeting, the preacher paid his compliments to the Universalist
     belief in a way that

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     pleased himself and really knowing nothing of it, then said he
     hoped there were none under the sound of his voice who believed
     such a sinful, God dishonoring doctrine. Andrew Feaster rose from
     his seat, standing in full view, said, "here is one." The preacher
     was rather taken aback, but was very sorry that anyone was so
     blinded and on such a mistaken road. 

        And perhaps 40 years later, a daughter of Andrew Feaster,
     Drusilla Rawls, living in Columbia, South Carolina, again stood for
     the faith. A Presbyterian preacher (her son and his wife belonged
     to the Presbyterian Church) was calling on the family, and taking
     it for granted that she, too, was of his flock, said something to
     that effect. She told him "No, she was a member of the Universalist
     Church." "Why! My dear madam, I am surprised! How comes it you have
     strayed away thus?" She answered, "I haven't strayed, they have
     done the straying. I.htm#N014964">I am where I belong, and always have been." (And
     for the 60 years of her life in that city she never "strayed" from
     the faith of her fathers. Often times, too, she knew of no other
     of like faith in the place. 

                                  * * * * * * *



    Henry Coleman Yongue, died AugustUnknown, 1885.
    Laura Yongue Owings, died April 13, 1908.
    sarah Yongue Turner, died NovemberUnknown, 1913.
    Drusilla Yongue Propst, died October 17, 1914.
    Hester Caroline Coleman, died December 25,1914.
    Edward Wilson Coleman, died February 26, 1917.
    Chanie Isabel Coleman, died March 13,1917.
    Sallie Coleman Lauderdale, died October 15, 1917 (?)
    Mary Coleman Roney, died October 30, 1917.
    James Marsh Coleman, died December 13, 1917.
    John Gladden Coleman, died December 13, 1919.
    Moses Cockrell Stone, died March, 1920.
    J. Feaster Lyles, died April 3, 1920.
    Henry Gladden Colvin, died June 1, 1920.
    Julia Feaster Coleman (of Florida) died June 4, 1920.
    Jacob Feaster Coleman (of Mississippi) died July 6, 1920. (This was
      the son of Griffin R. of Winston County.)
    Jane Gladden Wright, died December 14, 1920.

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     John Lipsey Manning (of Marietta, Georgia), died 1922.
     Dr. John Robert Coleman, died July 24, 1922.
     Jacob Feaster Coleman died August 7, 1925. (This One of Fairfield).
     Henry Calhoun Coleman, died November 25, 1925.

        Hiram Henry Coleman, son of Robert Roe Coleman, and wife, Nancy
     Coleman, was born April 30, 1803. Died April 1837. Married
     Elizabeth Beam (Born April 8, 1808, died February 18, 1892)
     the 4th of February, 1827. Their children:
       1. Susan Rebecca, born December l, 1827, married John Feaster
     Cockrell, 5th September, 1848. Died December 27, 1850. One
     child, Lizzie, born June 28, 1849, who married Rufus Lumpkin.
     One son, John (never married).
        2. Nancy Elizabeth, born March 6, 1830. Died December 14, 1898.
     Married David Roe Coleman, born September 4, 1827, died
     August 20, 1894.
        3. Robert Henry, born October 1, 1832, died June 24, 1862, while
     in service of Confederate War. Married Julia Ann Feaster, Feb-
     ruary 7, 1856. With the first money she received as pension, she
     bought a marker for his grave. (Robert R. Coleman cemetery),
     1901. She died in Florida, June 4, 1920. They had two sons,
     Lewis Andrew and Robert Feaster Coleman the later died young.
     Lewis married Zura Carter, in Florida. 4 sons and 2 daughters.
        4. Edward A., born May 2, 1835, married Nancy E. Coleman,
     granddaughter of William Coleman, uncle of David Roe (Coleman) Sr.
     They had no children. He died while in service, buried at
     Petersburg, Virginia, August 19, 1862. 
        5. Dr. Hiram S., born October 6, 1837, died January 2, 1866.
        Albert Beam, son of Albert Beam and Sarah Halsey, died June 12,
     1847. Born about 1770. She, Sarah Mayo the daughter of John Mayo
     and Elizabeth Richardson, was born about 1773, died January 1, 1848. 

        William Coleman (son of Solomon Coleman and wife, Betty Elam)
     was born November 9, 1809, died December, 1878, married Drusilla
     Coleman (daughter of Robert Fitz Coleman and wife, Susannah
     Feaster), born October 23, 1812, married June 7, 1830, died
     September 14, 1875. Had 11 children. (They moved from South
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     Randolph County, Georgia, in early married life, and are buried
        William, Robert and Francis died in infancy.
        Elizabeth Susan married Gov. A. K. Allison, of Quincy, Florida.
          She died November, 1895. One daughter, Sarah Fannin. She married
          Ross Harris. 
        Rebecca married George Everett. No children. Died in 1869.
        Isabella married William Boone. No children.
        Henry married Emma Gormly. 2 children, Ernest and Carrie.
        Alice married Joseph Alva Slaughter. 3 children, Mary Eliza, Wil-
          liam B. and Isabella Coleman.
        David married Sibbie Wilcox. No children. He died in 1860.
        Carolina. Single.
        Mary Eliza. Single.

        (Henry above died, l think, in 1912.)

                      COLEMAN AND ROE (ROWE) LAND GRANTS AND
                              REVOLUTIONARY RECORDS
                        Copied in 1917 by Miss Eva Colvin

        July, 1772. William Coleman, 100 acres on Beaver Creek. (Re-
     ferred to in Fairfield Record Book Z, Page 433).
        February 11, 1773. Francis Coleman, 150 acres on a branch of
     Beaver Creek, bounded by lands of Francis Coleman, Clement Mobile
     (sic) and vacant land. 
        October 15, 1784. Robert Coleman, 250 acres Bonny's Fork.

        October 15, 1784. Charles Coleman, 100 acres.
        About the same dates of these early Coleman grants there were
     Colemans granted lands in Edgefield, Union, Abbbeville, Pendleton,
     Orangeburg, Kershaw, and Darlington. 

        1785. Elijah Beam, 150 acres, Beaver Creek.
        April 3, 1786. Edward Roe, 150 acres, Pee Dee, Cheraw.
        1787. James Roe, 400 acres, Camden District.
        1788. Solomon Roe, 80 acres, Seneca R., Ninety Six.

        No. 263. Book N. Issued the 1st of April, 1785, to Mr. Andrew

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     Roe for nine pounds sixteen shillings & five pence Sterling for
     110 days militia duty in 1779. Acct. audited. 
        N.15142" href="namendx_N.htm#N015142">No. 264. Book N. issued the 1st April, 1885, to Mr. Solomon Roe
     for Eighteen Pounds twelve shillings and ten pence-farthing
     Sterling for 261 days militia duty. Acct. audited. 

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                                     Part II
                                   THE FEASTERS

        I will first copy what William Edrington wrote of the Feasters
     and Colemans in his history of Fairfield County. He got these
     facts, no doubt from members of each family, men who were his
     contemporaries He lived to be a very old man. 
        "Andrew Feaster, the first settler of the name (the name was
     then spelled Pfister) in 1740 emigrated to this state (South
     Carolina) from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His father, Peter,
     died on the road and was buried somewhere in Virginia. From him
     was descended the present family of Feasters of the Beaver Creek
     section of this county, Better known as the Feasterville
     township. He had a cousin, John Feaster, who came at the same
     time and settled in Edgefield County. He was the great-grandfather
     of Laurens Feaster, of the "Dark Corner" section. 
        Andrew Feaster was twice married (first wife's name not known),
     by the first wife only one daughter, Martha, who married William
     Colvin, of the Sandy River section of Chester County, now known as
     the Halsellville township, and near where John Simpson now lives.
     She moved with some of her children to Greene County, Alabama, and
     lived to be quite an old lady, over 100 years. Most of her children
     died before she did, several going further West, into Louisiana and
     Texas. Her son, Tom Colvin, married Savilla Mobley, and their son,
     "Long." Thomas Colvin's daughter, Mary, married Nehemiah Cobb.
     Their son, Tom, married Dora Steele; their daughter, Fannie,
     married Herbert Gosa, great-great-grandson of David Roe Coleman. 

        Peter Pfeister came to America from the Canton of Berne,
     Switzerland, wife and son, Andrew, and perhaps other children, in
     1754 on the ship "Brothers." They settled in Lancaster County,
     Pennsylvania.  Andrew changed the spelling of the name to its
     present form about 1767.  He married in Philadelphia a widow,
     Mrs. Peter Cooper (her maiden name was Margaret Fry). She had four
     children: Adam, Eve, Peter and Eliza. 'Tis not known just when they
     left Pennsylvania for the south, some tradition saying 1770,
     others nearer 1780. Peter Pfeister was then a very old man. There
     isn't a thing known about his wife, mother of Andrew. They feared
     the journey would be too much for him, and Andrew suggested waiting
     for his father's death before leaving Pennsyl-

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     vania. But he insisted on their going and bringing him along,
     saying "Heaven is as near one place as another, and if he died
     on the way, why bury him there." They were six months on the way,
     and Peter died in Virginia. Brave old man, and how sad the son must
     have felt, leaving that spot. I hope the burial was in a graveyard,
     where others lay. They travelled on to Georgia [Wilkes County]
     perhaps there were a number together, for its probable the
     Colvins came then. When they reached the Savannah River, news
     of the Indians being on the war-path further on caused them to come
     back to South Carolina, where they bought land.  The first
     settlement we know of being the place known as tile Wyatt Coleman
     place, he getting it through his wife, Ailsy Cockrell, who was a
     granddaughter of Andrew, and inherited the land after death of her
     uncle Jacob Feaster, who left no children. The whole neighborhood
     around here for many years was known as Feasterville. 
        There is a Feasterville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and a
     family graveyard. The names on the stones and the traditions in
     the neighborhood go back to the same generation as Andrew
     Feaster, and there is a John Feaster, who might have been his
     brother. They have a tradition of two brothers, but know nothing of
     any going South. They are not Universalists, but belong to some
     German church. They do not know of Peter Feaster (Pfeister), Sr.,
     of Switzerland. Think they are Germans, but never heard who came to
     this country first, nor from where.
        Andrew Feaster, Jr. was a silversmith, a cabinet maker, a
     Captain of South Carolina State Militia, and a Free Mason. He was
     much attached to his brother, John, and bequeathed his property to
     John's children. He died January 25, 1808, being shot by mistake
     for Ezekiel Woolley, his brother-in-law, who was the Sheriff. The
     latter had summoned a posse to assist in capturing a criminal,
     Shadrack Jacobs, by name, and Andrew Feaster, Jr. was one of the
     number. It was after dark, and Jacobs shot Andrew, who was riding
     the Sheriff's white horse, and had on the Sheriff's hat. Twenty
     years after, he was brought back from Texas and was hung in
     Winnsboro for the crime. He stated that he had supposed the
     rider of the white horse to be Woolly, whom he had sworn to kill,
     and regretted deeply having shot Andrew Feaster. The latter was
     carried to the old Gov. Means home, at old Buckhead, and died on
     the floor in front of the fire. It was said that blood stains marked
     the spot as long as the house stood. 

        In the office of the Historical Commission of South Carolina, W.
     W.  Dixon, in 1915, found the following records:

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                                                 THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY

        United States of America, Dr., to Andrew Feaster, Cr., to 50 Bu.
          of Oats.
        This is to certify that Andrew Feaster has supplied Col. Henry
          Hampton with a mare.

                                                 Patrick Walsh, Com.

        This is to certify that Andrew Feaster has supplied Henry Hamp-
          ton's Regt. Lt. Dragoons with 2 acres of Oats. Given under my
          hand and seal this 27th day of June.

                                                 PATRICK WALSH.

                                            Beaver Creek, May 16, 1755.
        Gentlemen, Pay Thomas Lehre such indent or indents as may ap-
        pear to be due me, from the State of South Carolina, or from the
        United States.
                                               (Signed) ANDREW FEASTER

        To the Commissioner of the Treasury, Book O, No. 321.
          Amt. 23 L, 45-3 1/4 d
          To the above receipt is given.            THOS. LEHR.

        Copy of some inscriptions from Feaster Grave Yard, Fairfield County,
     South Carolina.

                                   On Monument

     Andrew Feaster, Jr., Departed this life 25th January 1808, in the 23rd
       year of his age. A native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
     Andrew Feaster, Sr., Departed this life the 15th day of July 1821, in
       the 86th year of his age. A native of the Canton of Berne, Switzer-
     Margaret Fry Cooper, his wife, departed this life the 10th of October,
       1823, aged 95 years. A native of Philadelphia.
     John Feaster, Departed this life the 17th day of March, 1848, in the 80th
       year of his age. A native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
     Drusilla Mobley, his wife, departed this life the 15th of April, 1807, in
       the 33rd year of her age.

        Children of Andrew Feaster, Sr. (besides Andrew, Jr., above) and
     John, who were not buried in the Feaster Grave Yard, were: Daughters,
     Martha (in Alabama), Margaret (in Georgia), Susannah, in family
     Cockrell Graveyard, on McLures Creek. Ailsey, and Jacob, near his
     home place.

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        Many descendants of Andrew Feaster have joined the Daughters of the
     American Revolution Society on his record of service.


     1st son--John Christopher Columbus Feaster, born January 19, 1819. 
       Married Martha Cason, May 15, 1840. 
     Nathan Andrew Feaster, born October 8, 1820. Married (1st) Martha
       Louisa Rawls, November 25, 1846. She died 1848. (2nd) Emma Brown,
       who died 1855. (3rd) Annette McClanahan. 
     Jacob Jefferson Norris Feaster, born September 30, 1822. Married
       Amelia Boozer, August 14, 1852. She died in N. Y. City, 1870.
       (2nd) Mrs. Twitchell.
     Elbert Henry Feaster, born September 1, 1824, married Caroline M.
       Teague, February 22, 1849.
     Trezevant Dc Graffenried Feaster, born September 23, 1826, married
       (1st) Martha D. McConnell, December 11 , 1849. She and baby
       died January 20, 1855, 20 years of age. (2nd) Julia Collins, who
       died February, 1858. Two children: Trez Collins and Mary Jose-
       phine, died young. (3rd) Mary Cubbison. 3 children of third mar-
       riage, Florence Grace, born March 18, 1864, Frank Cubbison, and
       child who died aged 10.
     Mary Drusilla Feaster, born December 28, 1828, married Dr. Thomas
       Rawls, May 18, 1847.
     Sophia Caroline Feaster, born May 2, 1831, married William S. Wil-
       liams, May 26, 1852. Both died in Texas.
     Chaney Isabel Feaster, born April 25, 1833, married William A. Loner-
       gan, July 15, 1852. Died September 15, 1863.
     Julia Ann Feaster, born April 18, 1835, married Robert Henry Cole-
       man, on February 7, 1856.
     Sarah Rebecca Feaster, born May 9, 1837, married George D. Butler
       On June 14, 1857, and died December 11, 1861.
     Margaret Narcissa Feaster, born September 15, 1839, never married.

                                  * * * * * * *

     Arthur Trezevant Feaster, Jr., of Birmingham, Alabama, married Miss
       Evelyn Moore, of Auburn, Alabama, June, 1919.
     Anna Varina Tribble, of Anderson, married Thomas Butler Pierce, in
       1915 (in the Fall).
       * He born August 25, 1793. She, April 15, 1800. He died April 15, 1869. 
       She died August 23, 1878.

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                                                 THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY

     Another daughter of Emma Feaster Tribble married 1. Frank Johnson. 
     Miss Alline Harmon Of Lexington and Hiram Shinn Allen were married
       October, 1919.
     Narcissa Coleman (of Florida), married Otto Hecken, of Denmark, at
       Panama, March 1, 1916.
     Robert Feaster Coleman (brother of Narcissa above) married Julia
       Hayes, of Wilmington, North Carolina, July 1916.
     Isabel Feaster Lyles married William F. Hetrick in 1913.

                       CAROLINA, BY MISS EVA COLVIN IN 1917

     No. 321. Lib. O. Issued 14th April, 1785 to Andrew Feaster for 23
       lbs. 4 shillings & 3 1/4 d. Sterling for corn and for a mare lost in the
       service 1780.

        The following is record kept by Mrs. Jennie I. Coleman, in a
     pencil tablet:

        Drusilla Mobley, daughter of Samuel Mobley and Mary Wagner, was
     born about 1770. Tradition says she was 16 when she married John
     Feaster, and he 18 years of age. He was born in Lancaster County,
     Pennsylvania, in 1768. Samuel Mobley lived near Beaver Creek, on
     Poplar Ridge, as that particular place is yet called, and he and
     his wife are buried somewhere in that vicinity. 
        As near as can be ascertained, Drusilla Mobley and John Feaster
     were married perhaps in 1786. John Feaster had gone from the
     western part of what is now Fairfield County, bought land and
     settled on Beaver Creek, very near the homes of Hans Wagner and
     Samuel Mobley. The children of Drusilla Mobley Feaster were:
     Andrew, who was killed in infancy by a colt running over him in
     the yard; Susan, Hiram, Andrew (named after the first), Jacob, Mary
     (called Polly), Chaney, Savilla, John Mobley.  The last an infant
     at his mothers death the 15th of April, 1807. 

        It must have been hard living for the women of that day, as we
     note the number of children and the mothers dying young. The
     grandparents, Andrew Feaster and wife, Margaret Fry, were living
     for more than 10 years after this mother died, and they helped
     care for the 7 children who grew up. John Feaster had become what
     was considered well-to-do by that time,  had built a house of a
     superior style to what was common then,

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     and a cemetery was started near that home. Drusilla may have been
     near the first to sleep in the quiet, isolated spot now, still
     taken care of by her descendants. Very little is known of her, as
     she died while her children were small, and the older ones living
     didn't think to inquire of the grandfather who could have told
     them. It was said by her brother, John, that she was the "best
     looking" of his sisters, and must have been trained in the homely
     duties of a good housekeeper, as tradition tells of an occasion
     when a lady of the Means family (who lived near her on these same
     Beaver Creek lands) was dining with her, complimented her for the
     beautifully prepared butter, and asked for the loan of her "print,"
     so that she could fix hers in like manner. The reply was that her
     hand was her "print."
        Her home was near Fort Wagner, and less than a mile from where
     Hans Wagner and his wife are buried. 
        The seven (7) children of Drusilla Mobley Feaster who grew up
     and married--Susan, Andrew, Jacob, Mary, Chaney, Savilla, John
     Mobley.  (Hiram and Andrew died young). 
        1. Susan was the mother of 8 children.
        2. Andrew, the father of 11 children.
        3. Jacob, the father of 7 children.
        4. Mary, the mother of 16 children.
        5. Chaney, the mother of 10 children.
        6. Savilla, the mother of 9 children.
        7. John Mobley, the father of 5 children.
               Total 67 children.
                              Grandchildren's names
     Susan's: William, David Roe, Elizabeth, Drusilla, Edith, Eliza,
       John, Andrew, Susan. 
     Andrew's: John Christopher Columbus, Nathan Andrew, Jacob Norris,
       Elbert Henry, Trezevant de Graffenreid, Mary Drusilla, South Caro-
       lina, Chaney Isabel, Julia Ann, Sarah Rebecca, Margaret Narcissa.
     Jacob's: Jacob Fry, Edith Drusilla, John Coleman, Elizabeth Susan,
       David Roe, Sarah Isabelle, Mary Andrews.
     Polly's: John Feaster, Robert Williams, Jacob, David Roe, Elizabeth
       Drusilla, Sarah, Benjamin Franklin, Preston, Allen, Henry Jonathan,
       George Washington.
     Chaney's: David Andrew, Savilla Elizabeth, Mary Kizanna, John Al-
       bert Feaster, Margaret Drusilla, Susan Isabella, Henry Alexander,
       Edith, Sarah Amanda, Robert Charles.
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                                                 THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY
     Savilla's: Chancy, james, Jane, John, Sarah, Andrew, Feaster, Robert,
       Alexander, Hallie.
     John Mobley's: Elizabeth, John Picket, Drusilla, Jacob, Sarah.
        Susan, 1st Daughter of Drusilla, married Robert Fitz Coleman. Her
   exact age is not known, but he was born August 26, 1789, the 1 st child of
   David Roe Coleman, who was married September l3, 1787. 'Tis prob-
   able that John Feaster and Drusilla Mobley were married about the same
   time, and Susan may have been near the age of her husband. She died
   January 15, 1829, leaving an infant 2 weeks old. This infant (named
   Susan) was taken to the heart and home of her sister, Chaney, nursed
   with her son, John A. F. Coleman.
        Her oldest children died young, names William, David Roe. Eliza-
   beth. Drusilla, the oldest that lived, grew up and married William
   Coleman, son of Solomon, who was first cousin of David Roe, named
   above. The children of Drusilla and William Coleman were: Rebecca,
   Mary Eliza, Caroline Isabel, Henry. They moved to Randolph County,
   Georgia, when the first two or three children were small, before the War,
   maybe as far back as 1840. For a long time now there has been no
   communication and very little is known of these relatives. Henry, the
   son, married and he had children. He is now dead. Isabel married, had
   one child. She and it are dead. The other three sisters never married,
   and two of them are alive at the old home, near Cuthbert, where also
   Henry lived.
        William Coleman. who married Drusilla, was an ardent Universalist.
   In 1850 he wanted the Convention to meet at his place. As there was no
   church of that faith anywhere near, he built a church almost entirely at
   his own expense, costing at least $500.00, had it ready for the meeting
   in August. He was a tall, well formed man, intelligent, pleasant
   mannered. Was member of the Legislature of Georgia several times
   about 1873. The family went into Spiritualism, finding much comfort and
        Edith, the next daughter, married A.htm#N015569">Michael Adkins. A daughter and
   son were born to them. The daughter, Lizzie, the son named Michael.
   Mr. Adkins died, and she afterwards married Andrew Hancock. Their
   first son named Robert. The son and daughter of first marriage born
   about 1826 or 1827.
        The two families, Drusilla and William Coleman, Edith and Andrew
   Hancock, and their single brother, Andrew, moved to the same neighbor
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     hood, near Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia. Lizzie Adkins mar-
     ried an Allison, and has descendants there. Michael married and
     has descendants. The children of Edith and Andrew Hancock were:
     Robert, John, Zack, Drusilla, Sallie. Some of them still live in
     that county. 
        John married and settled in Greene County, Alabama, where
     several uncles and brothers of his father had already gone.
     Don't know wife's name, nor children. Some of them went to Texas,
     very few living. 
        Andrew married after going to Georgia, where his sisters lived.
        Eliza, 3rd daughter, married Martin Coleman (brother of William,
     who married her sister, Drusilla). She was only 13 years old at
     time of marriage, was a widow in 6 months. A year or so later
     married James Brennan. To them one child was born, a girl named
     Mary, who lived to be 4 years old. Said to be a most beautiful
     child. So strikingly beautiful, that her looks were spoken of 50
     years after her death by relatives of her mother, who also was
     called a beautiful girl, blue eyed and brown haired. She was a
     widow again & married the 3rd time before she was twenty, to John
     Q. Arnette. Of this marriage were--Feaster, Berry, Susan and Robert
     Coleman. Feaster and Berry went west after the War, died leaving no
     children. Susan, also a beauty of her mother's style, married her
     mother's first cousin, Andrew Cameron. Three boys were born to
     them--Robert, Andrew and Sam. The two first died young, very
     beautiful children. Before the birth of Sam, the father, a
     physician, died ot consumption, [in Lincoln County, Ga.] The bereft
     wife went home to her mother, where the little boy who never saw
     his father, came to comfort her the few years she lived. Then the
     grandmother, who had gone thru so much of sadness and trouble, her
     only daughter gone when she so much needed her, in old age, raised
     this grandson. Years before Mr. Arnett had died, and for the 4th
     time Eliza entered the matrimonial state, when her youngest son,
     Robert, was 16 years old, marrying Wesley Mayfield who was a kind
     husband and a father to her daughter and son.  She, with Mr. 
     Arnett, went to live in Georgia, where her two sisters and brother
     lived, supposedly soon after they married. Mr. Arnette died there. 
     She came back and lived till her death in 1890, on land left her
     by her father, her home being near where he and Susan Feaster
     settled, also near where they are buried, and where she and her
     daughters are buried.  Mr. Mayfield lived on at the old home till
     his death two years ago, being 96 years old. The grandson, Sam,
     grew to manhood, graduated in medicine, and practiced his
     profession, until his health failed. He, too, died of consumption. 
     He was the last of the Cameron name, is buried at
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                                                 THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY
     Salem Presbyterian Churchyard, where also later his uncle, Dr. R. C. 
     Arnette, was buried. 
        Robert Coleman Arnette was youngest child of Eliza. He and his
     sister grew up at a thne when live was easy and enjoyable for young
     people in the country. There were slaves to carry on the work,
     making bountiful living for all. There were many young cousins
     within their circle of acquaintances, who were much together,
     lovely girls and fine young men, many of them musicians, and all
     loved to dance. All had riding horses, and the distance between
     homes did not count. 
        Robert Arnette also chose the medical profession, graduating at
     Louisville, Kentucky. He married Miss Kittie Evans, of
     Monticello, South Carolina, about 1875. Their children: John,
     Robert, Susan, Mary and Julian. 
        John, a farmer, married Miss Simonton, has two children, lives
     at the old Evans home. Susan married Edwin Lucas, lives in
     Walhalla, has 3 children. Mary married Unknown. Robert married Unknown Hall,
     lives at White Oak, South Carolina, has 3 children. Julian, in
     Jacksonville, Florida. 
        Dr. Arnette was a successful physician and the pet and comfort
     of his mother. 

                                  * * * * * * *
        Susan, the youngest child of Susan Feaster, two weeks old at the
     death of her mother, married Dr. Samuel B. McLurkin, who was
     physician for many years to the whole surrounding country. She was
     the mother of three children, Eliza, Sarah Bell and Sam. She died
     young. Buried at Beaver Creek Baptist Church. Eliza married Robert
     Mills, of Blackstock, South Carolina. Her children: Edna, the
     oldest, married Mr. Eben Pryor, died in short time, leaving no
     child. Sam Young, who is in California, Eugene lives in Rock Hill,
     married Ida Strauss, has several children. Susie married Unknown, lives
     in Rock Hill, has children. Mrs. Mills lives in Rock Hill, South
     Carolina. Sarah Bell married Rev. Robert Perry, of Lancaster
     County. They had three children, Mary, Robert, and Helen. 
        3rd daughter of Drusilla, Chaney, married to Henry Alexander
     Coleman, December 5, 1822. She was born August 29, 1800. He was
     born September 5, 1797. She died July 11, 1878. He, July 21, 1877.
     She was the mother of 10 children, i.e.:
        David Andrew, born September 16, 1823.
        Savilla Elizabeth, born August 20, 1825.
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        Edith, (died an infant), born May 1, 1827. 
        John Albert Feaster, born June 9, 1828.
        Margaret Drusilla, born July 5, 1830.
        Isabella Susan, born October 3, 1832.
        Henry Alexander, born November 17, 1835.
        Mary Kizanna (died an infant), born January 7, IX38.
        Sallie Edith Amanda, born January 28, 1840.
        Robert Charles, born January 31, 1842.
        Chancy Feaster was of fair complexion, blue eyes, light colored,
     curly hair, features very much like her father. Rather small in
     size, of a kind, affectionate nature, patient with hindrances,
     always ready to excuse and regard kindly the faults of others. Her
     children loved her dearly, finding her a companion in what pleased
     them, her consideration always being for their pleasure. Her
     husband was of like nature, tho' jolly, loving fun of all laughter
     producing and congeniality of spirit, kind. Loved music and
     dancing, played the violin. Their home was a favorite place for the
     numerous nieces and nephews to gather and in their older days, have
     heard manny recall the good times at this home, the best they had.
        Her father opposed her marriage, as three of his children had
     already married Colemans. If he had aught against the character of
     Henry A. Coleman, 'tis not known. This was a great grief to her, as
     she dearly loved her father. Had only a faint recollection of her
     mother. The father opposing, she was married at the home of her
     sister, Susan, and sevcral years passed before she was forgiven and
     visited by him--not til after the death of her third child, when
     she was very ill. Tho' she never was known to criticize the
     treatment received, nor did her children, as far as known. Several
     of the children of Drusilla were of a more stern nature, speaking
     in an emphatic manner, that made some stand in awe of them. Not so
     with Chaney. She was ever sweet natured and approachable. When she
     lay in the last sleep, that knows no waking, one of her nephews, of
     a very unemotional, undemonstrative nature himself, stood looking
     at her, with eyes filled with tears (unusual). He said, "She was
     always good to me, always made me welcome."
        When her 4th child was 6 months old, her sister, Susan, died,
     leaving an infant 2 weeks old. Chaney took this baby and nursed it
     with her own boy, John, and kept her in her home most of the time
     until she (Susan) married Dr. S. B. McLurkin (at her home). 
        Chaney had the sorrows that came to all. Two children lost in
     infancy. Her youngest son lost his life by drowning in river near

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                                                 THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY
     Charleston, in 1862, while stationed there. Next youngest died from
     effects of wound received at battle of Manassas in 1863. Her oldest
     son died of pneumonia, contracted while nursing his brother, John
     (who was very ill with same) in 1863. For 3 months John was ill. 
     Sallie, the youngest, and said by her father, "to be the best of
     you all," died July 28, 1858, having been married just a year, only
     18. Her oldest daughter (married and mother of 7 children) was an
     invalid, in bed 4 years. Her recovery, restored health for some
     years afterward was miraculous. Two daughter married and moved away
     to Georgia, and the ways of communication and travel were not like
     that of this time, of course, many anxious hours were spent about
     them. When Sherman's army started on its famous march, the husband
     of one daughter was in the Confederate Army, the other an invalid
     who had been exempted from active service.  The two families, with
     their slaves, refugeed to the home of their parents in South
     Carolina, where they remained for several years. On the return to
     Georgia, where the country had been swept, as Sherman said, life
     was hard for many years. 
        The parents, Chaney and Henry, so sorely bereft in many ways,
     called on their only son left, John, to come to their home and
     manage the large farm, part of which had a mortgage of $9,500 on
     it, made during the war, when Henry A. Coleman bought the lands of
     Solomon Coleman, very near his own home. John, his wife and two
     children, Sam and Jennie, came to this home in December, 1865. And
     never did son and daughter-in-law, more nobly fulfill all duties
     toward these parents in their old days
        John Albert Feaster (Coleman) married Juliana Stevenson, October
     13, 1853. He died April 30, 1898. She, December 3, 1913.  Their
     children: Samuel Stevenson, Jennie Isabel, Henry David, Mary
     Feaster, Chaney Savilla. 

        Sam married Sarah Rebecca Gladden (descendant of Polly Mobley). 
     Their children: Kate, Annie Belle, Jesse Gladden, John A. F. 

                        YOUNGEST CHILD OF DRUSILLA
        John Mobley Feaster, married Kizanna Pickett, about 1826. He
     lived in home of his father, probably for awhile, or near by, as
     they had a store in partnership. Then he built a home very near
     the church, built by his father in 1834, and inheriting the land
     surrounding and on which the Church was built, he gave a deed
     of 6 acres to the church. 

        Subsequently he moved to Columbia, South Carolina, and was a
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     merchant there for several years. Finally went to Florida, Alachua
     County, in 1848. After the war, he went lower down, on Indian
     River, in Brevard County, purchased land and settled with his
     nephews and nieces and son and daughter. Lived there till his
     death, though some of his family lived on in Alachua County and are
     there yet. His wife, Kizanna, probably died in Alachua County.
     Their children:
        Elizabeth (called Lizzie), married a Mr. Reeves. They had 3 or 4
     children. Ed and Agnes grew up and married. Ed married a Miss
     Johnson. Has children, lives in his grandfather's old home, at
     Micanopy. Anges first married Everett, from Ducan. Do not know of
     her children. 
        John Pickett, oldest son of John M. Feaster, married Rebecca
     Kennedy, of Sumter County, South Carolina. She is still living at
     Rochelle, Florida, Alachua County. Their children are: Jacob, John,
     Lottie and Mary. John married and has a big family. Jacob and
     Andrew, unmarried, live with their mother. Lottie and Mary
     married Zetrousers, and had families. 
        Jacob, son of John M. Feaster, married 1st a Ann Crankfield. One
     daughter, Kizanna, married, but has no children. 2nd marriage, a
     Miss Lynn, and the children are Jack, Bessie, Lola, Sallie, Otis
     and Lynn. All of these live in Florida. 
        Drusilla, 2nd daughter of John M. Feaster, married her 1st
     cousin, James Cameron. He going to Florida to live. They had one
     daughter, Chaney (Called Nanie). Drusilla 2nd time married Adger
     McCrory, and her daughter married Charles McCrorey, nephew of her
     husband. They have two children, live somewhere in Georgia. 
        John M. Feaster, after making a home in lower Florida, married
     Dorcas Mobley McCrorey, his first cousin, and whose son, Charles,
     married his granddaughter, Nanie. She died of yellow fever. 
        Robert Charles, the youngest of Chaney's children, was born
     January 31, 1842. The spoiled pet of the family, his life was happy
     in all that a country boy could enjoy. One day he went hunting and
     seeing a large, very scary object in the bushes, he fired at it,
     and ran in great hurry to the house, and said, "Pappy, I killed
     a bear!" The father, going to investigate, found he had killed one
     of his large hogs. He was small of stature, with a handsome,
     clear-cut face, curly black hair, and sparkling black eyes. He,
     too, was, as were most of the Colemans and Feasters of that
     generation, a splendid fiddler. And like the others, he went to the
     war, was drowned at Church Flats, John's Island, near Charleston,
     South Carolina, Friday, the 6th June, 1862. He was 3d Serg't., Co.
     B., 17th Regt., South Carolina

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     Volunteers. The soldiers were in bathing, he took Cramps, and went
     down before 'twas understood he needed help. Several days before
     his body was recovered. Brother John, there waiting, and walking
     the shore in agony of distress, the body at last brought home to
     the parents, to be laid by "Sallie," in the little cemetery. For
     years the mother had a feeling that maybe her boy, her baby, would
     return, that he was not drowned, but carried off to sea, and that
     'twas not his body (which she was not allowed to see). But comrades
     knew it was he. And all, who knew and loved, carried in their
     hearts ever since the memory of "little Bob."
        Thus the partial record of the history of Chaney and her
     descendants is closed. Some may think there is too much praise, and
     an entire lack of faults, of which all surely have their share. Can
     testify truthfully that the faults were of minor importance. No
     truer, better man and woman, made a home and reared children
     in Feasterville than Chaney Feaster and Henry A. Coleman. 
     Their children, of like character. May the same be said unto the
     last generation: (Something seems to be missing here, as paper
     continues with: Their children are:
        (Dr.) David Andrew, Mary Edith, Sarah Isabel, Henry Alexander,
     Cornelia Ella (Nell), Hester Caroline, Rebecca Owens. 

        NOTE BY ETTA ROSSON: These are the children of Henry Cole-
   man and his wife Anna Owens. Henry Coleman was son of David
   Andrew Coleman, son of Henry Alexander Coleman.
        Dr. David is a popular physician, located at Blackstock, South
     Carolina. Married Miss Lizzie Clowney (descendant of Sam Mobley and
     Mary Wagner). Their children are: Robert Henry, Anna Glenn, David
     Andrew, Thaddeus Carmichael, Margaret Brice. 

        Mary Edith, a lovely young lady, is homekeeper (Their mother
     leaving them some years ago) for the father and sisters. 

        Sarah Isabel, "Nell," and Carrie, fine girls, and graduates of
     Winthrop College, are successful teachers, having schools in
     different parts of the state. 

        Rebecca is yet a college girl, pretty, and of the friendly
     humorous nature of her mother. Carrie was principal of a large
     school the past term. Is almost a reproduction in appearance of her
     Great aunt, Drusilla Coleman. Henry Alexander, is a tall, fine
     looking man, has a good business reputation, and bright future. 

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        Hester Caroline died unmarried, December 25, 1914, aged 63. A
     good, unmselfish character, loved and respected by the large
     family connection. Her life was spent quietly in the service of
     others. Specially attending to the mother, who was an invalid in
     body and mind for several years. Interested greatly in the nieces
     and nephews growing up around her. Always pleasant. 

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                            Part III
                           THE MOBLEYS

        Those who wish more detailed information on the Mobleys are
     urged to refer to "Hill and Hill-Moberley connections of Fairfield
     County, South Carolina." a 326 page work compiled by George A. Hill
     and published in 1961. Since this excellent compilation is already
     in printed form it has not been duplicated in this book. 

                        GENERATION OF MOBLEYS

        As the facts were given by John Mobley, the son of Samuel, to
     John Coleman Feaster, the grandson of his sister, Drusilla. 


     1. William Mobley ( Rev. ) name of wife obliterated.
     2. Clement Mobley (Capt.Rev.), married Mary Fox.
     3. Ben Mobley (Rev.), married Widow Hill (1st), married
     4. Edward Mobley (Rev.), married Drusilla Meador.
     5. John Mobley (Rev.), married Mary Beam.
     6. Samuel Mobley (Rev.), married Mary Wagoner.
     7. Polly Mobley, married Thomas Halsey.
     8. Susannah Mobley, married Lewis Meador.
     9. Sally Mobley, married Jason Meador.
    10. Elizabeth Mobley, married Job Meador.
    11. Kesiah Mobley, married Thomas Meador.
    12. Dorcas Mobley. married Richard Hill.


     1. Eliaser Mobley (Capt. Rev.), married Widow Lyles.
     2. William Mobley, married Fanny Rodgers.
     3. Samuel Mobley, died single.
     4. Isham Mobley, married Susannah Mobley.
     5. Gemima Mobley, married Edward Lovejoy (Rev.) .
     6. Thomas Mobley, (Capt. Rev.), married Mary Funderburg.
     7. Dorcas Mobley, married William Hill (Rev.).
     8. May Mobley, married Richard Hill (Rev.) .

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     9. Kesiah Mobley, married Cullen Mobley (Rev.).
    l0. Elizabeth Mobley, married Micajah Mobley (Rev.).

                     MARY FOX. ALL IN KENTUCKY.

     1. Edward Mobley, married Nancy Sutton.
     2. Ben Mobley, married Mary Sutton.
     3. Clem Mobley, married Pheby Lashly.
     4. Billy Mobley, married Nancy Coleman.
     5. Isiah Mobley (Rev.), married Fannie Coleman
     6. Nancy Mobley, married Richard Nely.
     7. Polly Mobley, married Charles Coleman.
     8. Susannah Mobley, married Isham Mobley.

                    (3) CHILDREN OF BEN MOBLEY

     1. John Mobley, married Nancy Jenkins.
     2. Ben Mobley, married Luvina Meador.
     3. Edward Mobley, married Nancy Roebuck.
     4. Margaret Mobley, married Francis Coleman.
     5. Elizabeth Mobley, married William Cohnar (or Bohnar).
     6. Polly Mobley, married James Rodgers.
        (the above named children were children of his 1st wife) .
        (Following are 2nd wife's children) .
     7. Samuel Mobley, married a Shelton, in Kentucky.
     8. Isaac Mobley, married a Shelton, in Kentucky.
     9. Tabitha Mobley,married Unknown Turner.
    10. Nancy Mobley, married a Wilson (or Wilder) Addison.
    11. Lucinda Mobley, married--not known whom.


     1. William Mobley, married Betsy Jenkings.
     2. Edward Mobley, married Amy Hill.
     3. Levy Mobley, married Rachel Rable.
     4. Reuben (?) Mobley, married Sarah Coleman.
     5. Elizabeth Mobley, married Henry Rodgers.
     6. Susannah Mobley.
     7. Lavinia Mobley, married Henry (?) Chapman.


     1. William Mobley, married Drusilla Meador.
     2. Isaac Mobley, married UnknownBrown.

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     3. Sally Mobley, married (unknown).
     4. Susan Mobley.


     1. Edward Mobley, married Polly Mabry.
     2. Samuel Mobley, married widow, Elizabeth Whitehead, nee Pickett.
     3. Biggers Mobley, married Joanah Corbell.
     4. John Mobley, married "Caty" McLain.
     5. Elizabeth Mobley, married Richard Mansel.
     6. Drusilla Mobley, married John Feaster.
     7. Susannah Mobley. married John Taylor.
     8. Mary Mobley, married David Shannon.
     9. Nancy Mobley, married Moses McCown.
    10. Lucrecy Mobley, married John Robinson.
    11. Savilla Mobley, married Tom Colvin.
    12. Dorcas Mobley, married William Price.

        Alexander Mobley, who married the widow Floyd, was 1st cousin to
     Edward, the 1st, and had children Colin (Cullen) and Micajah.

                        Copied in 1917 by Miss Eva Colvin

        Grants to Edward Moberley, John Mobley, Clement Moberly, Samuel
     Moberley. Isham Moberley, Benjamin Mobley, 1770, 1771, 1772, 1774. 
     and 1776. 

        No. 178 Liber J. Issued the 10th of May, 1785 to Mr. Edw.
     Moberley, Sr., for six pounds 8s/7d for 90 days Militia duty in 1781 &
     1782. Account audited.
        No. 179, Liber J. Issued the 10th May 1785 to Mr. Edward
     Moberly. Jr., for Eight Pounds for militia duty 113 days in 1781. Acct.
        No. 120, Liber N. Issued the 27th day of January 1785 to Mr.
     John Coleman for 2 Lbs. 186 3/4 for 34 days militia duty. Acct.
        No. 121, Liber N. Issued the 27 January 1785 to Mr. James

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     Coleman for six Pounds Sterling 97 days duty done in the militia in
     1782 Acct. audited.  
        No. 281, Book N. Issued the 2d day April 1785 to Mr. John Stone
     for Seven Pounds five shillings sterling for 91 days militia
     duty in 1781 & 1782. 
        174, Liber J. Issued the 10th May 1785 to Mr.  Clement Moberley
     for 12 pounds 18s/7d for 103 days militia duty and provisions
     for public use in 1781 and 1782.  Acct. audited. 
        No.  175, Book J. Issued the 10th May 1785 to Mr.  John Moberly
     for one pound l5s/8d Stlg. for 25 days militia duty in 1782. Acct
        180. Issued the 10th May 1785 to Mrs. Isiah Mobley for six
     pounds for 97 days militia duty in 1781 and '82.  Acct. audited.
        284 Liber O. Issued 13th April 1785 to Peter Cooper for 3 lb
     Sterling for duty done in the militia in 1782. Acct.  audited. 
        176, Liber J.  Issued 10th May 1785 to Mr. William Moberly Jr.
     for 4 lbs. 4/3 1/4 pence sterling for 59 days militia duty in 1781.
        177, Liber J.  Issued 10th May to Mr. Bing (Benj.) Moberley for
     nineteen lbs. 14 shillings and 3 pence farthing Sterling for 192
     days militia duty.  2 accts. audited. 

                                         Shelton, S. C.,
                                            October 19, 1950.

     Dear Cousin J. P.:

        I am sending you the enclosed copy because you are descended as
     I have indicated with red underlining, from our Moberley family
     also.  Edward Moberley, Sr., and several of his sons, including
     your ancestor Clement Moberley, were Revolutionary soldiers
     (already established in the DAR). Clement and Edward, (evidently
     this Edward was the brother of Clement, but we are not sure--it
     might have been the father) served in the Cherokee Indian War,
     which, in this state, entitled descendants to membership in the
     Colonial Dames, provided the family came to America before 1750,
     which the Moberleys did, coming over in the 1600's.  The father of
     Edward Moberley, Sr., (1) on this sheet, was William Moberley,
     first to come to this country (some think there is a lost
     generation right in here, between William and the first S. C.
     Dixon, states William was the father of Edward Sr. Anyway, he came

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     over on one of Wm. Penn's ships, fell in love on shipboard with
     Phoebe Lovejoy, governess in Penn's family, and married her. We are
     descended from them. 
        Your Allen Roe Coleman md. Sallie Coleman, dtr. of Charles
     Coleman and Polly Moberley. I am descended from this Edward through
     Clement's brother, Samuel, who md. Mary (Polly) Wagner. 
        We are very anxious to hear the result of your research, on military
     record of our Robert Coleman, as well as Va. and other records.
        With Kind regards to you and your family, and best wishes,
                                     Sincerely your cousin,
                                           S/ ETTA ROSSON

     (1) Edward Moberley. Sr., born 1700, died 1787, md. in 1735, Su-
         sannah de Ruel, born 1702, d. 1761. Children:
           William, married UnknownHill.
           Clement, married Mary Fox.
           Benjamin, married Miss Hill, a widow.
           Edward, married Drucilla Meador.
           John, married Mary Beam.
           Samuel (b. about 1739, d. 1809), married Mary (Polly) Wag-
             ner, 1761.
           Polly, married Thomas Halsell.
           Susannah. married Lewis Meador.
           Sallie, married Jason Meador.
           Elizabeth. married Job Meador.
           Keziah. married Thomas Meador.
           Dorcas. married Richard Hill.
        (DAR Records Supplemental on Nat. No. 176,666) . Also,
        MOBLEY BOOK. p. 14.

     (2) Clement Moberley. born 1746, in Bedford County, Virginia, d.
         after 1831. in Crawford County, Arkansas. married Mary Fox.
           Edward, married Nancy Sutton.
           Benjamin, married Mary Sutton.
           Clement, married Phoebe Lashly.
           Isaiah, married Fanny Coleman. dtr. of Robert Coleman, Sr. and
             wife Susannah.
           William, married Nancy Coleman.
           Nancy, married Richard Neely.

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           Polly married Charles Coleman.
           Susannah, married Isham Mobley.

     (3) Polly Moberley and Charles Coleman, born Unknown, died 1788.
         had children:
           Nancy, married Robert Coleman, born Feb. 1, 1769, died circa
             12th August 1844.
           Sarah (Sallie), married Allen Roe Coleman, born Nov. 7, 1773
             d. January 21, 1848. (Sallie born 1775, died 5/27/1839)
             Buried near Blackstock, South Carolina.
           Vashti, married Reuben Manning.

     (4) Sarah (Sallie) and Allen Roe Coleman had the following children:
           William Charles Coleman, married 1/9/1827, Sophie Coleman,
             his 1st cousin. Settled in Mississippi.
           Rebecca, married John Gladden.
           Elizabeth Roe (Rebecca's twin sister), married James Gladden.
             twin brother of John Gladden. Elizabeth was called "Betsy.
             Isaiah Daniel Coleman, married (1st) Agness . (2nd)
             Harriett Davis.

     (5) Rebecca Coleman, born Unknown, died Unknown, and John Gladden.
         born Unknowndied Unknown, had following children:
           Sallie (Sarah), married John Feaster Coleman.
           Rebecca, married Unknown Lathan.
           Jesse, married Sallie Coleman, his cousin.
             Jane Gladden, married John Wright.
           Daniel died when about 20 years of age.

                     MOBLEY'S MEETING HOUSE

        "Before Tarleton had overtaken Buford, the Tories in this
     section had begun to gather and organize. As early as May 26, 1780,
     that is, 3 days before the Massacre in the Waxhaws, a party of them
     collect at Mobley's Meeting House, about 6 miles west of Winnsboro,
     in the present county of Fairfield, to meet this Col. Wm. Bratton,
     of York.  and Capt. Jno. McClure, of Chester, gathered the Whigs,
     and defeated and dispersed them. There is no account of the
     casualties on either side."--From McCrady's History South Carolina
     in the Revolution Page 258. 

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                              HISTORY OF FAIRFIELD *
                             By DR. JAMES H. CARLISLE

        "After the fall of Charleston, the first ray of light in the
     general gloom which followed (June, 1779), was from a gallant
     little affair planned in Winnsboro by Bratton, Winn and McClure.
     and carried out at Mobley's Meeting House. 12 miles west of there,
     where the Tories had a little garrison. The gallant Sumter alluded
     to this exploit with pride many years after in Congress. 

        Mills Statistics, Page 554. "In 1745 the Lyles settled. Shortly
     afterwards Edward Mobley from Virginia, with 6 sons, settled on
     Beaver Creek, in the vicinity of W. F." (NOTE: The Lyles were the
     first settlers here, so this is probably correct.). ROSSON. Same
     history, page 544: "Job Meador who came to the settlement with the
     Mobleys, died in October, 1822, aged 101. Andrew Feaster, at 82."

                        THE MOBLEYS AND THEIR CONNECTIONS+
                                  BY W. W. DIXON

        "The first settlers built their log cabins near the margins of
     creeks or rivers. The Moberleys settled on Popular Ridge, on the
     East side of Beaver Creek. Later, they moved a few miles from the
     place of their first location, further to the East, and built a
     fort, and, near it, erected. later the MOBERLEY MEETING HOUSE.
     (According to Samuel Hemphill Stevenson and Wyatt Coleman, two men
     who were very clear in their recollection of dates and places, an
     who were born about 1800, the site of the Meeting House was in
     front of the old Mobley house, where later stood Capt. Estes' gin
     house. Dr. Douglas, Capt. Estes, and others.  recollect seeing some
     of the old red logs at this place. The Meeting House was built as
     an Episcopal Church. but other denominations were permitted to use
     it, it became a meeting place for Whigs and Loyalists.  And a
     skirmish, or battle, took place here, known as THE BATTLE OF
     MOBERLEY S MEETING HOUSE. It is said that the whole family of
     Moberley suffered from the fact of this battle, through false
     reports, some uninformed people stating that the Moberleys were
     Tories in the Revolu-

        * As published in "THE STATE." Columbia. South Carolina. January 24,
     1907. Copy in University Library (Caroliniana). Columbia.
        + Account of this also is, Mrs. Ellet's Women of the Revolution. Seems to be
     the same as McCrady's History of South Carolina in Revolution.

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     tion. This is not true. They were wealthy, self-sustaining people.
     The people of the up-country as a whole were reluctant to enter the
     Contest against the Royal Government. They had fared well at the
     hands of the King, and had no cause for complaint, so they were not
     interested, since they were so far away from the seat of turmoil.
     However, when Tarleton invaded the up-country, the people could not
     stand the brutalities of his soldiers, and when Cornwallis gave the
     order to them to take up arms for the British, they refused, and
     joined the bands of partisans like Marion, Sumter and Pickens. 


        "Monday 14th--Got in Motion at four oclock in the morning;
     marched to Quakers, fording place; forded Tyger River, continued
     our march to a Revel Col. James Lisles plantation (in the fork of
     the Enoree and Broad). Lisle in the Rebel service, his family at

        Tuesday 15th--Got in motion at seven oclock in the morning. 
     marched two miles to Lisle's Ford, forded the Broad River and pro-
     ceeded seven miles to a Mr. Coleman's in the Moberly settlement;
     halted during the heat of the day. Got in motion at seven o'clock
     in the evening; marched two miles to the camp of the New York
     Volunteers, where we got intelligence that Gen. Gates lay within
     three miles of Camden with an army of 7,000 men. Col. Turnbull had
     orders the 12th to retreat from Rocky Mount, and act as he saw
     proper--to get to Camden if he could. Sumter appeared with cannon
     at Rocky Mount about 12 hours after Col. Turnbull left it, in order
     to make a second attempt at the post. He found not so harsh a
     reception as his first attempt. 

        Wednesday 16th--Got in motion at seven oclock in the morning and
     marched two miles to Mobleys Meeting House, for convenience of

        Leah Townsend's "Early History of the Baptists in S. C.: At
     least three churches of this section can claim an ancient origin:
     Rock Creek, Beaver Creek, and Moberley Meeting House. 

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                                     Part IV
                          COLVIN, STEVENSON, and YONGUE

                           ROLL OF THE BUCKHEAD GUARDS

        This record of the Colvin family came from a letter to Martin Colvin,
     written by Mrs. Rosa Colvin Barksdale, of New Orleans, Louisiana:

     1st generation-John Colvin, married Hannah Price.
     2nd generation-William Colvin, married Mattie Feaster.
     3rd generation-Andrew Colvin, married Jemima Petrie.
     4th generation-William H. Colvin, married Rhoda Wright.
     5th generation-Spencer P. Colvin, married Mary Rose Van Hook.
     6th generation-Rosa Colvin, married J. D. Barksdale.
       David Colvin married Susan Huey.
       Jeptha Colvin married UnknownRainey.
       Maria Colvin married Thomas Van Hook.

        John Colvin and his wife, Hannah Price, came from Virginia. 
     Settled on Sandy River, Chester District, South Carolina. Had 7
     sons and 4 daughters: 
        1. William Colvin married Martha (Mattie) Feaster. (He fought in
           the Revolution with his father). 
        2. Thomas Colvin married Savilla Mobley. 
        3. Edward Colvin married UnknownPratt. 
        4. Nicholas Colvin married Susanna Elam.  
        5. John Colvin married UnknownHardwick.  
        6. Daniel Colvin married Susan Huey.  
        7. Talton, belonged to U. S. Army, was massacred at Fort Mims.  
        8. Peggy Colvin married Simpson.  
        9. Lucy Colvin married Simpson.  
       10. UnknownColvin married UnknownCornwell. 

                                  2ND GENERATION

          Children of William Colvin and wife, Martha Feaster:
        1. William Colvin, married UnknownCarter, moved to Chambers
           County. Alabama, where he died at age of 106. Had 3 sons.

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        2. John Colvin, moved to Pontotoc County, Mississippi. 3 sons died
             in Mexican War.
        3. Charner Colvin, married Coleman. Moved to Alabama,
             and then Smith County, Texas.
        4. Jacob Colvin, married ---- Love.
        5. Edward Colvin, married ---- Stone.
        6. Byrum Colvin, moved to Alabama.
        7. *Andrew Colvin, married Jemima Patrie. He died in South Caro-
             lina. Buried at Beaver Creek Church Cemetery. She went with
             others to Alabama.
       8. Hannah Colvin, married ---- David. Moved to Alabama.
       9. Susan Colvin, married ---- Cockrell. Moved to Alabama.
      10. Mayyie Colvin, married ---- Love. Moved to Alabama.

                                 3RD GENERATION
        1. W. H. Colvin, married Rhoda Wright. (16 children).
        2. Hazel, married Elizabeth Phillips. (8 children).
        3. Andrew F. Colvin, married ---- Crosby. (11 children).
        4. Susan Colvin, married ---- Hedgepath. (5 children).
        5. Mabry Colvin, married ---- Crosby. (12 children).
        6. John Petric Colvin, married ---- Crosby. (11 children).
        7. Ainsley Alford Colvin.
        8. Martha Feaster Colvin, married ---- Timms. (9 children).
        9. A. 11. Colvin, married ---- Crosby. (14 children).
       10. T. R. Colvin, married ---- Crosby. ( 13 children) .
       11. Garland H. Colvin, married ---- Crosby. (10 children).
       12. Pelric Colvin. Didn't marry.
       13. Polly Colvin, married ---- Mayfield. She born 1811, died 1877.

                                  4TH GENERATION
        W. H. Colvin married Rhoda Wright in Chester County, South
     Carolina. (Had 10 children). 2nd marriage to Jane Weir, Chester
     County, South Carolina. (6 children).

                                 5TH GENERATION
        Spencer Pctrie Colvin.
                                  6TH GENERATION
        Rosa C. Barksdale.

     * The above Andrew born 1782. His wife, 1785. They had 13 children.
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                                                 THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY
                               STEVENSON GENEALOGY
           John Stevenson born 1751, died in 1802.
           Janet Murdock Stevenson, born 1757, died July 18, 1852, both
             natives of County Antrim, Ireland. Buried in New Hope Church
             Cemetery, Fairfield County, South Carolina.
        Now, I will tell you of your Stevenson ancestry, John. Am glad
     you remember your own dear grandmother, who did so much for you
     while you were a baby and as long as she lived was mother and
     grandmother to you. As you grow older you can look back with
     pleasure, over the many kind and loving things she did for you.
     Always patient, always ready at your every call. For five weeks
     after your birth I wasn't able to do the least thing for you,
     and 'twas her watchful, never faililig care that made you live. A
     puny baby, that had to be "bottle-fed." And I want here to pay
     tribute to another faithful "old slave," Fanny Boulware, who stayed
     with us 8 weeks then and helped nurse you and me. You must see that
     she never comes to want. 
        She died in August, 1916, and didn't suffer from neglect. Had
     lived here with us most of the time for several years, helping in
     the kitchen, having plenty to eat and wear, and a room next to mine
     to sleep. The last two Christmases she hung up stockings as John
     did. We went to her funeral and burial at Hessian Church, and
     helped pay for the headstone that marks her grave. "Well done, thou
     good and faithful Aunt Fannie."
        John Stevenson and his wife, Janet Murdock Stevenson, immigrated
     to America from Ireland about 1790. They then had three children:
     William, James and Mary, a baby, who sickened and died on the
     voyage across, and was buried at sea. lt took three months to come
     over, in a sail vessel. 
        Janet Murdock's father was a dyer, and considered well-to-do.
     Above the poor young man, John Stevenson, who was forbidden to
     visit her.  They were secretly married a year before her father
     knew it, and he never fully forgave her. Then I suppose they
     decided to come to America.  Found life very hard here for some
     time. Bought land in the New Hope section of Fairfield County,
     where Eb Stevenson, their grandson, now lives.
        They built a rough log cabin without doors or floor. I guess
     they were frightened at everything in this new country, and wanted
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     went in under the sill at one end, which was some higher there. As
     they got able, they improved this, adding more rooms, bought a
     negro woman. More children came as the years went by, John, Hugh,
     Robin, Peggy, Andrew and Samuel Hemphill, born in 1803. 
        1. John Stevenson died a young man, unmarried.
        2. Hugh Stevenson, never married. Was a fine blacksmith, made and
           saved money. Died owner of a fine place called "Whitehall," near
           Monticello. Our sideboard (bought from Aunt Nancy Estes) was
           his, and is over 100 years old. My grandmother, Cynthia, never
           liked her brother-in-law Hugh. Did not name either of her sons
           for him, tho' he asked for a namesake.
        3. Robin (Robert) was noted for his height of 7 feet. Married Mar-
           garet Hartin. Their oldest son, William, was killed accidentally (by
           Joe Yongue). Left a widow who was Lizzie Bolick. No children.
           2nd son, Milton, is a minister (A.R.P.), married and has children,
           but I do not know the names. 1st daughter, Nettie (Janet for her
           grandmother) married Dr. Jim Douglas, of Winnsboro. Has sev-
           eral child(lren. Macy (2nd daughter) unmarried, is a missionary in
           Mexico. Ebenezer married Mamie Weir. He lives at the
           old Stevenson home.
        4. William (1st son of John Stevenson). Born in Ireland. Married
           Jane Thompson. Their children were:
           (1) Jean Stevenson married Sam Thompson.
           (2) Mary, died in old age, single.
           (3) Peggy, married Middleton Martin. Born April, 1819, died
               February, 1892. No children.
           (4) John Stevenson married Nancy Thompson (no kin to those
           (5) William Stevenson married Caroline Valentine.
           (6) Robert married Nancy Cabeen.
           (7) Jennie married Cephus Bolick.
           (8) Martha married Jacob Starr.
           (9) Betsy married John Jamison.
        I am not giving descendants of the above children. 

        2nd son, James stevenson, married Nellie Weir. Their children:
           (1) John married 3 times: (1st) Dorcas Hill, (2nd) Lizzie
               Levister, ( 3rd ) Mary Ann McMullen.
           (2) David married Lizie Hill, niece of Dorcas.
           (3) Hugh. Died young.
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                                                 THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY
           (4) Billy. Died young.
           (5) Sam. Died young.
           (6) Jane married Daniel Bolick.
           (7) Jennie married Asaph Hill, father of the above Lizzie and
               brother of Dorcas.
           (8) Mattie and Robert died young.
     5. James Stevenson married Sarah Brown (grandfather of Robert and
        David Stevenson, near Winnsboro.) 
     6. Peggy Stevenson, the only daughter after the one buried at
        sea, died October 8, 1835, age 35, never married. 
     7. Andrew Stevenson (6th son) went deranged when a young man.
        Stayed in the Asylum in Columbia a while.  Gradually got better and
        was taken care of by his younger brother, Sam. Lived to be an old
        man. Was industrious and helpful in many ways around the home. I
        remember many peculiar habits, and we children rather feared him,
        tho' we liked to watch the way he did. In going from the house to
        the well, or to the lot, or kitchen, he had a certain track of
        his own, maybe as far again as the one used by the others, but he
        always went his path, no matter how much someone wanted him to go
        quickly. He lived in a small house in the yard, or slept there
        only, and generally took care of his room, making bed and sweeping.
        Once, some negroes stole all of his bedding except a mattress. He
        thought that my grandmother had a need for them and had taken them,
        so he said nothing, but lay on half the mattress and pulled the
        rest over him for cover. 'Twas cold weather. Now and then
        grandmother or one of the daughters went to his room, and doing so
        this time, found his bed in such a state.  He said "I thought
        Cynthia needed the bedding and had taken it." and slept that way
        several nights. They were all so sorry about it. But he, in his
        simple goodness, made no complaint, thinking Cynthia did it, and
        'twas therefore all right. I can't remember whether the thief was
        found. Grandfather Sam was always kind to him. He sat by him at
        the table, from the time he took him in, after being in the Asylum.
        Leaving his mother and other brothers to live the remainder of his
        long child's life with "Sam." As I said, he sat by Sam, and was
        always helped first by him, no matter what company might be
        present. And he had a warm place by the fire always. Never talked
        much, but was fond of all Sam's children and grandchildren. Pleased
        like a child to see

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        them. Read his large print "Testament" a great deal. Lived to be
        77. Poor, good, simple old Uncle Andy! What a queer life! So many
        things of that time come back to me as I wrote of you. 

        Samuel Hemphill, 7th son of John and Janet Stevenson, was born
     January 4, 1803, died March 29, 1890. Married Cynthia Yongue, born
     January 17, 1810, died June 15, 1888. Their children:
        Jennie (Jannet) Stevenson, born December 1st, 1828, died March
          22, 1855.
        Juliana Stevenson, born July 14, 1831, died December 3, 1912.
        Margaret Jane Steveson, born November 19, 1833, died May 3,
        John Yongue Stevenson, born July 23, 1836, killed 2nd Manassas,
        Sarah Amanda Stevenson, born January 25, 1839, died September
          9, 1906.
        Samuel Hemphill Stevenson, born July 26, 1841, killed Battle
          7 Pines, 1862.
        Mary Elizabeth Stevenson, born June 30, 1844, died December 22,
        Nancy Catherine Stevenson, born February 22, 1847, died February
          8, l924.
        Cynthia Isabella Stevenson, born March 5, 1850, died December 6,
     (1) Jennie Stevenson married to Joseph Clowney, December 7, 1848,
        by Rev. James Boyce. Had 3 daughters: Fannie, Cynthia, Margaret.
        The two last died of consumption when young, as did the mother.
        Fannie married William Bolick. They had--Joe, Sam, John, Charlie
        and Bell (twins), and Jim. 
        1. Joe Bolick married Maggie Clowney (has 5 children).
        2. Sam Bolick married Eunice Propst (3 boys, 1 girl).
        3. John Bolick married Eunice Clowney. (3 children).
        4. Jim Bolick married Stella Propst.
     (2) Juliana Stevenson married John A. F. Coleman, October 13, 1853,
         by Jacob Feaster, Esq. Their children: (6)
         1. Samuel Stevenson Coleman married (1st) Rebecca Gladden.
             (5 children):
             (1) Kate Coleman, married John G. Wolling, Jr. Has 5 living
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                                                 THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY
             (2) Annie Belle Coleman, married Ernest E. Coleman. 7 child-
             (3) Jesse Gladden Coleman, married (1st) Mellie ----
                 No children. (2nd) Geneva Fee. No children.
             (4) John A. F. Coleman, married Mamie Crowder. I boy,
             (5) Sallie Edith Coleman, married Bailey Crowder. 2 girls,
                 Sarah Thomas and Jennet.
     (3) Margaret Jane Stevenson married Thomas Cabeen, Janary 10,
         1861, by Rev. James Boyce. Only one child, "Tommy," who never
         saw his father, he dying in Virginia soon after the war began.
         Tommy died a few months after his mother, in 1874.
     (4) Sarah Amanda Stevenson married James K. Stephenson, Febru-
         ary 14, 1867. 6 children. 3 died infants.
         1. Margaret Jane Stephenson, the oldest daughter, married Moses
            Clark. Has 6 living children.
         2. James Butler Stephenson died 2 years ago of typhoid fever, a
            young man, single.
         3. Lizzie Stephenson married William Weir. 1 son, William.
        John Yongue Stevenson and Sam Stevenson, sons of Samuel Hemp-
     hill Stevenson and Cynthia Yongue were killed in the War.

     (5) Mary Elizabeth Stevenson married George W. Coleman, March 12,
         1867. 5 children:
         1. John Franklin Coleman, married Eva Shields. 2 sons and a
         2. Samuel Allen Coleman, married Gertrude Shields. 4 boys, 1
         3. Henry Lee Coleman. Not married. (Later married Essie Ida
            Coleman, and lived at Mandarin, Florida).
         4. Sarah Belle Coleman, married (1st) Howard Allen, (2d)
            William Wilson, (3rd) J. R. Shelton.
         5. George Wade Coleman, married Miss Skipper. 2 daughters and
            a son.
     (6) Nancy Catherine Stevenson married William Butler Estes, De-
         cember 12, 1867, by Rev. D. E. Boggs.
     (7) Cynthia Isabella Stevenson, the youngest, died at 24 years of age,
         unmarried, a beautiful, angelic character. Dearly loved by all the
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        John Stevenson's father was John, and his mother's name, "Molly."
     but I never heard her maiden name.
        Janet Murdock's father was named Hugh. Never knew her mothers
        John Stevenson and wife, Janet Stevenson, and most of their
     children buried in New Hope Cemetery. He was born about 1751, died
     in 1802.  She was born in 1757, died July 18, 1852. 

                           THE YONGUE GENEALOGY (1921)

        This family must have come from Ireland about same time as the
     Stevensons. And their first settlement that I know of is near the
     Stevensons. Am not sure but think the first one was Samuel Yongue,
     and his wife, Sarah Martin. Am not certain about their children,
     except my great grandfather, Martin (Yongue) who married Juliana
     Cameron.  Her mother was a Moore, of the family who lived near
     Winnsboro. (The Col. Moore).  The children of the above were: 
        1. Sarah Youngue, who married John Thompson, settled where Mrs. 
           Jim Turner lives. Long ago went to Mississippi, and I know
           nothing of them now.  
        2. Cynthia Yongue, my grandmother, and never a better one lived.  
        3. Jane Yongue, and 
        4. Jennie Yongue. I can't remember their history. 
        5. Savilla Yongue, married John Milling.  
        6. Malinda Yongue died a young lady.  
        7. James Yongue married the widow, Frances Crosby Estes.  
        8. Andrew Yongue married Nancy Robinson. 

        Robin and William were brothers of Martin, my great grandfather.

        Robin Yongue married Hester Mobley, when rather an old man. His
     parents are buried somewhere near his home place. I've never seen
     the graves. "Graves on Little River, near where they settled,
     Samuel Yongue and wife, Sarah Ann Martin, and several of their
     children and grandchildren. I saw the graves, 1928." (This note
     made later). 
        The children of Robin and Hester:
        1. William Mobley Yongue, married Savilla E. Coleman.
        2. Sarah Ann Martin Yongue, married David A. Coleman.
        3. Susannah Yongue, married Moses Clowney.
        4. Mary Yongue, married John Lemmon.

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     5. Rebecca Yongue, married (1st) Henry A. Coleman, (2nd) Dr.
     6. Isabella Yongue, married (1st) Thomas Clark. (2nd) William

        William Yongue married Betsy Lamey. Their home place was where
     Sam Clowney, Sr. now lives (1921). He was a cripple from ill health
     a long time before death. His wife, a great manager of affairs.
     Their only daughter, Sarah Yongue, married David Milling. 2
     children, "Russ" and Lizzie. Russ, as a boy almost, went as a
     soldier of the Confederate War, and was wounded, losing one leg.
     (Suffered from it as long as he lived.) He married Mary Lemon
     (whose mother was first cousin of his mother). Lizzie married
     Samuel B. Clowney. They went to Texas.  Have sons there. 

        Sarah Yongue married second time a David Milling, an older man,
     perhaps cousin of first husband's father. Of this marriage,
     children: Andrew, died single. Agnes, married Robert Lemon. (Howe
     Lemonn is their son). Rena married James McFie (present sheriff,
     1921). Ladd was a bachelor. 

        William and Betsy Yongue had other children, I.htm#N017100">I suppose. I only
     remember a son, Robert, and know nothing of his descendants. 

        Robin Yongue and wife, Hester Mobley, are buried in the family
     graveyard near his home, now owned by Spratt Clowney, who is their
     great-grandson. (Now owned in 1926 by Blair & Company). Their
     children who are buried in same graveyard are: William Mobley and
     wife Savilla Coleman. Sarah Ann, and husband, David A. Coleman.
     Maletia Jane. Isabella, and husbands, T. Clark and William Bolick.
     Son-in-law, Henry A. Coleman, and his son, John Feaster, and a
     number of grandchildren.  This place was owned by a Hill. I've
     always remembered as being told me, and that the graves of him and
     wife are also in this graveyard. Robin Yongue added to the house
     after he bought the place, accumulated much land and negroes. 
     Hester Mobley was daughter of Isham and Susannah Mobley (first
     cousins). They are buried near their home place, the land now owned
     by the Jeffares, close to McLure' Creek, possibly obliterated.
     Jemima Mobley, sister of Hester, died December 28, 1875.  Robin
     Yongue died June 30, 1848.  Hester Mobley, his wife, died June 23,

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        Their children:
        Malitia Jane, daughter, died April 17, 1857.
        Hester Isabel (Clark-Bolick) died January, 1875.
        Susannah Yongue Clowney
        Sarah Ann Martin Coleman
        Mary Yongue Lemon
        Rebecca Yongue Coleman
        William Mobley Yongue, only son, born September 11, 1824.

        William Mobley Yongue married Savilla Elizabeth Coleman, March
     28, 1844. She was born August 20, 1825, died January 1877. Their
        Robert Roe Yongue, born February 14, 1845. Died young,
          December 5, 1848.  
        Chaney Isabelle Yongue, born March 17, 1846.
          Died December 5, 1848. Same day as Robert Roe Yongue.  
        Sarah  Hester Yongue, born May 4, 1848, married James B. Turner,
          November, 1867.  
        Laura Yongue, born November 28, 1851, married Thomas Owings.  
        Pierce M. Butler Yongue, born February 23. 1854.
          Died September 3, 1856.  
        Margaret Drusilla Yongue, born May 11, 1856. Died October 17, 1914. 
        Henry Coleman Yongue, born February 3, 1859. Died
          August, 1885.  
        Margaret Drusilla Yongue married John B. Propst, January 8,
      1878, by Rev. W. W. Mills. Their children: 
        Eunice Propst, born March 10, 1879. 
        William Yongue Propst, born April 4, 1881. 
        John Henry Propst, born August 17, 1884.  
        Stella Propst, born September 25,1888. 
        Savilla Isabel Propst, born December 15, 1889.
        David Coleman Propst, born February 15, 1892.  
        John Propst, died young. 

                          ROLL OF THE BUCKHEAD GUARDS *

     Capt. John Edward Means, General Anderson's Staff.
     Gen. William Boykin Lyles, 1st Lieut. (Killed at 7 Pines).
       * Company C, Sixth Regiment, S. C. Volunteers, taken the day they
     left for Richmond, Virginia, from Camp Woodward, near Summerville,
     S. C., on the morning of the 16th July, 1861. 

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                                                 THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY

     Dr. Robert Stark Means, 2nd Lieut., transferred to 17th Regt.
     Dr. John Bratton, 3rd Lieut., Col. of 6th Regiment.
     Samuel Boyd Clowney, 1st Sergt. (Adjt. tst Regiment).
     Henry Hart Burley, 2nd Sgt., Killed at Petersburg.
     John Albert Feaster Coleman, 3rd Sergt. (To 7th Reg., Co. B).
     Robert Hancock Morris, 4th Sergt. (Killed).
     William Cato Harrison, 1st Corp. (Discharged).
     Andrew Jackson McConnell, 2nd Corp. (Killed at Petersburg. Lieut.
       Company B, 6th Regt.)
     William James Clowney, 3rd Corp.
     William Coleman Byers, 4th Corp. Wounded and died.
     John Christopher Columbus Feaster, Color Bearer, Sergt. Discharged.
     Edward Palmer, 1st (13).
     Butler Pearson Alston, 2nd (Lieut. Co. G.)
     James Gadsden Alston, 3
     Dr. Berry Ann Arnett, 4
     James W. Blair, 5
     George Emmet Boggs, 6
     Dr. James R. Boulware, 7
     Calvin Brice, 8
     John Moore Brice, 9
     Robert Wade Brice, 10
     Thomas Scott Brice, 11
     Thomas Daniel Burns, 12
     John Feaster Cameron, 13
     Robert McElhanny Clark, 14
     Henry Jonathan Coleman. (17th Teg.), 15
     Allen Griffin Coleman. (17th Teg.), 16
     George Washington Coleman. (17th Teg.), 17
     Henry Alexander Coleman. (17th Teg.), 18
     Joseph Holmes Crosby. (13), 19
     Walter Ruff Counts. (Killed 7 Pines), 20
     John Dickerson. (Discharged), 21
     Robert Marion DuBose. (Discharged), 22
     James Dunbar. (Died), 23
     William Richard Dove. (17th Regt.), 24
     James Lemly Dye. (17th Regt.), 25
     Singleton Dye. (Died), 26
     Francis English. (Killed at Drain), 27
     Samuel Rice Fant. (Lieut. 17th Regt.), 28

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     John Falkner. (Discharged), 29
     David Roe Feaster. (Discharged), 30
     John Coleman Feaster, (14), 31
     Henry Augustus Gaillard. (15), 32
     Isaac Dubose Gaillard. (Co. G.), 33
     Alfred Grubbs. (Killed at 7 Pines), 34
     John Grubbs. (16), 35
     John Coleman Hancock, 36
     James Stevenson Hill. (7 Pines), 37
     William Alexander Hooppaugh. (18), 38
     John Lemly Hooppaugh. (Died), 39
     William Thomas Hodges. (Discharged),40
     Alexander Turner Holley. (Killed at 7 Pines),41
     Robert Ogilvy Hutchison. (19), 42
     David Thomas James. (20), 43
     Dr. John Carr Boyle Jennings. (L.H.), 44
     Samuel Robert Johnston. (Co. G.), 45
     William Samuel Jones, 46
     Jas. Fortunetus Van Buren Legg, 47
     James Thomas Lemmon, 48
     Daniel Hopkins Kerr, 49
     Richard Crosby Levister, 50
     William Davis Levister, 51
     Austin Peay Lyles, 52
     Henry J. Lyles, 53
     Nicholas Peay Lyles. (24), 54
     William Wallace Lyles. (Killed), 55
     William Reese Mabrey. (Discharged), 56
     John Washington Martin. (Deserter), 57
     Beverly William Means. (Killed), 58
     Zebulon Mobley. (Discharged), 59
     John B. Montgomery. (25), 60
     Nicholas Peay Myers. (Discharged), 61
     Thomas McGill. (Discharged), 62
     Joseph Nevill. (27), 63
     William Boykin M. Norris. (Killed), 64
     Nathan Norris. (Killed), 65
     John Rutledge Osburn. (11), 66
     Dr. Harrison W. Owens. (Co. G.), 67
     Robert E. Parnell. (Died), 68

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                                                 THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY

     John Parrott. (29), 69
     Richard Edward Timms. (38), 70
     James Cason Raines. (Co. G.), 71
     Littleton Berry Reynolds. (17), 72
     James L. Richmond. (Courier Co. G.), 73
     William Yongue Seigler. (Died), 74
     William Boyce Simonton. (7 Pines), 75
     Watt Brice Simonton. (Discharged), 76
     David Alexander Smith. (Died), 77
     David Stevenson. (Died), 78
     John Yongue Stevenson, (Died), 79
     Samuel William Stevenson. (7 Pines), 80
     Thomas Riley Stirling. (31), 81
     William Thomas Stokes, 32. (Discharged), 82
     Thom. Woodward Traylor (23) . (Detailed),83
     Thom. Varnadoe. (Died), 84
     William James Weir. (34), 85
     James Judge Weir. (7 Pines), 86
     William Roseborough Yongue, 87
     Non Commissioned Officers, 9
     Commissioned Officers, 4

                              NOTES ON BACK OF COPY

     Capt. Wm. Boykin Lyles killed at 7 Pines, May 31, 1862.
     Sargt. Robert Hancock Morris, killed at Drainsville, December 20,
     Corp. Wm. Coleman Byers, mortally wounded at Drainsville, and died
       at Manassas January 15, 1862.
     Robert McElhancy Clark mortally wounded at Sharpsburg, Md., Sep-
       tember 14, 1862.
     Walter Ruff Counts killed at 7 Pines, 3 May 1862.
     James Dunbar, came home sick and died.
     Singleton Dye, died at Culpepper C. H., Va., August 13, 1861.
     Frank English, killed at Drainsville, December 20, 1861.
     Alfred Grubbs, mortally wounded at 7 Pines, May 31, 1862.
     Lieut. Stephen Hill, killed at 7 Pines, Fraziers Farm, June 30, 1862.
     John Lemly Hooppaugh, died at Centreville, about February 18, 1862.
     Alex Turner Holley, killed at 7 Pines, May 31, 1862.

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     Henry Jefferson Lyles, died at Germantown, Pa., September 23, 1861.
     William Wallace Lyles, killed at Boonsboro, Md., September 15, 1862.
     Nathan Norris, died at Makely Hospital, September 3, 1861.
     John Rutledge Osborne, killed at 7 Pines, May 31, 1862.
     Robert English Pannell, died at Makeleys Hospital, September 20, 1862.
     William Yongue Seigler, died at Manassas, January, 1862. (November
       17, 1861).
     William Boyce Simonton, wounded and taken prisoner at 7 Pines, and
       died at Fortress Monroe.
     David Alexander Smith, died at Makeleys, September 5, 1861.
     John Yongue Stevenson, killed Mondays fight at Richmond, June 30th,
     Samuel William Stevenson, killed at 7 Pines, May 31, 1862.
     David Stevenson, died at Germantown, September 13, 1861.
     Thompson Varnado, died at Makeleys, September 8, 1861.
     James Judge Weir, killed at 7 Pines, May 31, 1862.
     John Bunyan Holley, came from camp and died at home, June 28, 1861,
       from typhoid.
     William Boykin Maddison Norris, mortally wounded in Tenn., and died
       in Virginia, January 18, 1864.
     John Nevitt (?), was killed at Dandridge, Tennessee, January, 1864.
     Oliver R. Mobley, died of pneumonia at or near Morristown, E. Ten-
       nessee, January 5, 1864.
     William Woodward Lyles, wounded September 30, 1864, and died Oc-
       tober 18, 1864

        The above list was made by Jacob Feaster, Jr., and is now in
     possession of Mrs. John Coleman Feaster, through whose permission
     twas copied by Florence G. Feaster, October 26, 1920, and by her
     permission, I copied her copy, October 31, 1921. 

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                                      Part V
                         AUNT JENNIES PERSONAL DIARY AND
                                 COMMENTS ON LIFE

        February 2nd, 1897, twenty-one years ago (this the 2nd day of
     February, 1918) today, Ed and I were married, here in this home
     that is so empty now, and he is gone to that place from Which no
     one has ever returned, and I am lonesome for him. Nearly a year he
     has been gone, the 26th of February, 1917, at 3 A.M., he breathed
     the last struggling breath--breath that he clung to to the last,
     trying with all his feeble strength to live on here with us. And I
     feel now that his spirit is near me, tho we cannot speak together.
     We always observed this date (our marriage day), but today it goes
     unnoticed except by the feelings of my heart. January 30th was his
     birthday. We always had a "good dinner" for that, and often a
     gathering of kinfolks to enjoy the day with us. This date, too,
     passed unnoticed, except by me. This miserable weather we've had so
     long changes everything. It seems queer to think of this birthday,
     the first one since his birth that he is not in this life. Oh!
     Life! How wonderful, how fearful, how mysterious it is! 
        I know if you can, you are thinking of this day, Ed, and want to
     speak to me, to comfort and assure me of the never ending life with
     you. Be near me, to cheer and comfort, in my loneliness. 

        February 2nd, 1919. Another anniversary for me to keep alone. 
     How little we thought of the great change the years would bring for
     me, when you came from Alabama 22 years ago, to take me home with
     you.  We expected to live our allotted years together1er. I think
     over the days we enjoyed together in our Alabama home, and am glad
     we had them, but how I miss your presence now. No one to
     understand just what I.htm#N017489">I mean, as you did. I am alone today, and
     wonder if you know and are near. 
        And Marsh is gone to be with you. How often l imagine your glad
     welcome to him. 

        February 2nd, 1925. 1 try not to think. No one besides seems
     to remember, tho I do. 

        February 2, 1925. 8 years since you left me. Again I try to not
     dwell on this date. Can hardly bear my thoughts, and wonder if
     you, too, remember! 

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        February 2, 1927. Ten years since we left your frail body at our
     graveyard. Lola knows the spot now, talks of our folks and our


        April 30, 1926. Twenty-eight years ago you left us, Pa. I am now
     older than you were when you departed from this home. 
        Ma, Ed and Marsh all gone since then, and I am old and alone.

        April 30, 1927. 29 years gone. I am remembering.

        April 7, 1925. I carried John to church at Feasterville, April
     7, 1900, the first time he went to church, was seven months old,
     and all the years since he went to church, the last time on
     December 22, 1923. Departed from this old home and life January
     7, 1924. God help me. 

         April 30, 1923. Twenty-five years ago Pa went away from this
     old home, and the place that once knew him, knows him no more.
     In this room he lay that night, asleep to wake no more here. And l
     in Alabama, knowing nothing of it. Oh, Life is so hard to

        December 3, 1926. Ma went away December 3, 1912, and was buried
     by the side of Pa's grave, December ----- , in our dear old graveyard.
     Since then Ed, Marsh & John have gone, and their bodies rest in
     same row. Oh, God, how strange, how heartbreaking, is life. 

        January 7, 1927. 3 years ago John went away at 7 o'clock A.M., 1924.

        January 7, 1928. 4 years now, September 7th his 28th birthday.
     Just me to remember these dates. 

        This October 13, 1928, is the 7th anniversary of the marriage of
     John A. F.  Coleman and Juliana Stevenson (October 13, 1853). He
     born June 9, 1828. She, July 14, 1831. Their first child born
     August 10, 1854, Samuel Stevenson Coleman. Second, Jennie Isabel
     Coleman, December 22, 1956 [sic]. Third, Sarah Drusilla, born August 22,
     1859, died of bad diphtheria, January 5, 1863. Fourth, Henry
     David, January 29th (no year given). Fifth, Mary Feaster, December
     31, 1868. Sixth, Chaney Savilla. Born July 27, 1872. Died September
     29, 1885, after a few days of a severe sickness, which must have
     been appendicitis. Tho doctors knew of no such at that time, and
     could do nothing to relieve or save her life. 

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