Dea. John Coleman1

#7029, (between 1635 and 1637 - 21 January 1711)
Relationship7th great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*Thomas Coleman2 ( - 1674)
Mother*____ _____3 (s 1610 - )

Family 1

Hannah Porter b. 1642, d. 1677
Children 1.Thomas Coleman13 (1663/64 - )
 2.Hannah Coleman+1 (1667 - 1722)
 3.John Coleman Jr.13 (1669 - )
 4.Noah Coleman+13 (1671 - )
 5.Sarah Coleman+13 (1673 - 1759)
 6.Bethia Coleman17 (1676 - 1677)

Family 2

Mehitable Root d. 1689
Children 1.Ebenezer Coleman13 (1680 - 1741)
 2.Nathaniel Coleman+13 (1684 - 1755)

Family 3

Mary Day b. c 1641, d. 1725
Birth*between 1635 and 1637He was born between 1635 and 1637; freeman 1658, age at d. given as 76.4,5 
1639He accompanied Thomas Coleman and Frances Albright in 1639, "settling first in Wethersfield, Connecticut" to New EnglandG.6 
1658He was admitted as a Freeman (suggests he was b. 1637) in 1658 at Wethersfield, Connecticut.7 
18 April 1659He was a signer [as Colman] of the Agreement on the Removal to Norwottuck (later Hadley) on 18 April 1659 at Nathaniel Ward's House, Hartford, Connecticut; the Agreement on the Removal to Norwottuck (later Hadley.)8,9 
Marriage*29 May 1663He married Hannah Porter on 29 May 1663.10,11 
1672He was admitted as a Freeman in 1672 at MassachusettsG.12 
Marriage*11 March 1679He married Mehitable Root on 11 March 1679 at Hatfield, Massachusetts.13 
Marriage*11 December 1696He married Mary Day, daughter of Robert Day and Editha Stebbins, on 11 December 1696 at Springfield, Massachusetts.14,15 
Death*21 January 1711He died on 21 January 1711 at Massachusetts.16 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S727] Rev. Sylvester Nash, The Nash Family or Records of the descendants of Thomas Nash of New Haven, Connecticut, 1640 (Hartford: Case, Tiffany and Company, 1853), p. 35.
  2. [S290] Sylvester Judd and Lucius Boltwood, History of Hadley, including the Early History of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby Masssachusetts (Springfield, Mass.: H.R. Hunting and Company, 1905), Genealogies p. 22, "doubtless came from Evesham, Eng."
  3. [S1254] Donald Lines Jacobus and W. Herbert Wood, "Widow Frances Wells and Hugh Wells of Wethersfield", The American Genealogist Vol. 28 (1952): had four children by "an unknown wife."
  4. [S1254] Donald Lines Jacobus and W. Herbert Wood, "Widow Frances Wells", "four children by an unknown wife (John, Esther, Sarah and Noah) were born by a close estimate in the period from 1635 to 1642."
  5. [S290] Sylvester Judd and Lucius Boltwood, History of Hadley (rev. ed.), Families p.22, admitted as a freeman in 1658, giving Connecticut but not Wethersfield.
  6. [S1256] Douglas Richardson, "The Widow Frances (Albright) Wells, Wife of Thomas Coleman of Wethersfield and Hadley", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 146 (1992): p. 34.
  7. [S290] Sylvester Judd and Lucius Boltwood, History of Hadley (rev. ed.), Families p.22, giving Connecticut but not Wethersfield.
  8. [S290] Sylvester Judd and Lucius Boltwood, History of Hadley (rev. ed.), p. 11: "The Agreement or Engagement of those who intended to remove from Connecticut to Massachusetts, is dated at Hartford, April 18, 1659, and is recorded on the first book of Hadley records. The following is a copy of that Agreement and of some proceedings of a later date recorded with the other:
    "At a meeting at Goodman Ward's house, in Hartford, April i8th, 1659, the company there met engaged themselves under their own hands, or by their deputies, whom they had chosen, to remove themselves and their families out of the jurisdiction of Connecticut into the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts, as may appear in a paper dated the day and year abovesaid. The names of the engagers are these [ * indicates did not remove, or stayed but a short time]:
    John Webster [of Hartford]
    John Marsh [of Hartford]
    James Northam [of Wethersfield]

    William Goodwin [of Hartford]
    Robert Webster* [of Hartford]
    Samuel Gardner [of Wethersfield]

    John Crow [of Hartford]
    William Lewis Jr.* [of Hartford]
    Thomas Edwards* [of Wethersfield]

    Nathaniel Ward [of Hartford]
    Nathaniel Standley [of Hartford]
    John Hubbard [of Wethersfield]

    John White [of Hartford]
    Samuel Church [of Hartford]
    Thomas Dickinson [of Wethersfield]

    John Barnard [of Hartford]
    William Markum [of Hartford]
    Robert Boltwood [of Wethersfield]

    Andrew Bacon [of Hartford]
    Samuel Moody [of Hartford]
    Samuel Smith Jr* [of Wethersfield]

    William Lewis [of Hartford]
    Zechariah Field [of Hartford]
    William Gull [of Wethersfield]

    William Westwood [of Hartford]
    Widow Westly* [of Hartford]
    Luke Hitchcock* [of Wethersfield]

    Richard Goodman [of Hartford]
    Widow Watson* [of Hartford]
    Richard Montague [of Wethersfield]

    John Arnold* [of Hartford]
    Andrew Warner [of Hartford]
    John Latimer* [of Wethersfield]

    William Partrigg [of Hartford]
    Mr. John Russell Junior [of Wethersfield]
    Peter Tilton [of Windsor]

    Gregory Wilterton* [of Hartford]
    Nathaniel Dickinson [of Wethersfield]
    John Hawkes [of Windsor]

    Thomas Standley [of Hartford]
    Samuel Smith [of Wethersfield]
    Richard Billings

    Samuel Porter [of Windsor]
    Thomas Coleman [of Wethersfield]
    Benj. Harbert*

    Richard Church [of Hartford]
    John Russell, senior [of Wethersfield]
    Edward Benton*

    Ozias Goodwin* [of Hartford]
    John Dickinson [of Wethersfield]
    John Catling*

    Francis Barnard [of Hartford]
    Philip Smith [of Wethersfield]
    Mr. Samuel Hooker*

    James Ensign* [of Hartford]
    John Coleman [of Wethersfield]
    Capt. John Cullick*, not fully engaged

    George Steele* [of Hartford]
    Thomas Wells [of Wethersfield]
    Daniel Warner

    1st. We whose names are above written do engage ourselves mutually one to another, that we will, if God permit, transplant ourselves and families to the plantation purchased, on the east side of the river of Connecticut, beside Northampton, therein to inhabit and dwell by the 29th of September come twelve months, which will be in the year 1660. [Meaning Sept. 29th, 1660.]
    2d. That each of us shall pay the charges of the land purchased according to his proportion, as also for the purchase of Hockanum.
    3d. That we will raise all common charges, of what sort soever, for the present, upon the land that men take up: mow, plow land and house lot, according to the proportion of land that each man takes of all sorts; and all charges shall be paid as they shall arise and be due, from the date hereof.
    4th. That if any persons so engaging be not inhabiting there by the time aforesaid, then, notwithstanding their payment of charges, their lands and what is laid out in rates shall return to the town: and yet this article doth not free men from their promise of going and inhabiting.
    5th. That no man shall have liberty to sell any of his land till he shall inhabit and dwell in the town three years; and also to sell it to no person, but such as the town shall approve on.
    Agreed that all those persons that will go up within three weeks shall give in their names by this day fortnight, and then those that are so agreed shall take up a quarter together, and so those that follow shall take up another quarter, so they do it together, or so far as their numbers run.
    Agreed also that no persons shall fell any trees upon any lot of ground lotted out, or to be lotted out, but upon his own ground or lot, or against his own lot within ten rods of the same in the highway. The land to be lotted is either what is for the homelots, or between the homelots and the meadow.
    It is agreed also by the said company, upon the 25th of April, 1659, that they will purchase the lands on the west side of the great river, above Napanset, if it can be bought, and that each of the said engagers will pay their several proportions to the said purchase, according to what they have put in to take up lands by, at the time of their said engagement: witness their hands, dated April the 18th 1659."
  9. [S328] Henry R. Stiles, editor, History of Ancient Wethersfield Connecticut, Vol. I (New York: The Grafton Press, 1904), p. 163.
    Of the fifty-nine signers, thirty-six or thirty-seven were from Hartford, twenty front Wethersfield, and two or three from Windsor. Those from Wethersfield were:
    John Russell; Sen., Samuel Gardner; Rev. John Russell, Jr.; Nathaniel Dickinson; John Hubbard, son of George; John Dickinson and Thomas Dickinson, sons of Nath'l.; Thomas Edwards, of Hoccanum (Wethersfield); Samuel Smith, son of Rev. Henry, dec'd.; Robert Boltwood; William Gull; Thomas Coleman; Luke Hitchcock; John Colman, son of Thomas; Philip Smith; Thomas Welles, son of Hugh Welles and son-in-law of Thomas Coleman; Samuel Smith, Jr., s. of Samuel, the Felimonger; Richard Montague; James Northam; John Latimer.
    Smith, Montague and Russell had belting-mills at Hadley; Montague was a baker.
    By year end all had moved to Hadley save five who remained in Wethersfield, viz., Edwards, Samuel Smith, Jr., Hitchcock, Montague and Latimer.
    In March of 1661, Nathaniel Dickinson, Jr., Thomas Graves and his sons Isaac and John, Samuel Belden, and Samuel Dickinson (son of Nathaniel) "signed another agreement to remove to the West side of the River at Norwottock."
    . Hereinafter cited as Ancient Wethersfield I.
  10. [S923] Henry R. Stiles The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut 1635–1891, Two Volumes (Hartford: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1891–1892), II:621, "m. John Coleman of Deerfield."
  11. [S290] Sylvester Judd and Lucius Boltwood, History of Hadley (rev. ed.), Families p.22, giving date.
  12. [S290] Sylvester Judd and Lucius Boltwood, History of Hadley (rev. ed.), Families p.22, admitted as a freeman in 1672, giving Massachusetts but not Hatfield.
  13. [S290] Sylvester Judd and Lucius Boltwood, History of Hadley (rev. ed.), Families p.22.
  14. [S290] Sylvester Judd and Lucius Boltwood, History of Hadley (rev. ed.), Families p.22, "wid. of Thomas Stebbins of Spr."; no date given.
  15. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995-2011), II:328, citing Springfield VR (original) 1:19.
  16. [S290] Sylvester Judd and Lucius Boltwood, History of Hadley (rev. ed.), Families p.22; age 76.
  17. [S290] Sylvester Judd and Lucius Boltwood, History of Hadley (rev. ed.), Families p.22, giving 21 Sep, although the raid was on 19 Sep.