Part III – Families and Children

Robert Coleman, son of William Coleman, Jr. (born in 1680 and died in 1745 and identified as Senior in his will), was born in Amelia County, Virginia, and christened on 6 December 1713.

He died in approximately 1783 in Old District 98, Union, South Carolina. He lived in Lunenburg County, Virginia, and Mecklenburg County, Virginia, prior to moving to Union County, South Carolina, in the 1760’s.

Robert’s first wife was Susanna Phillips, the daughter of Claude Phillips de Richebourg. Claude was a first generation member of the Huguenot Colony, Manakin Town, Virginia. They had two children, Lucy and Frances, both born in Amelia County, Virginia, in the 1730s. Susanna had died by 1739.

a. Lucy Coleman was born prior to 1740 in Amelia County, Virginia, and died in 1786 at Union County, South Carolina. She is buried at Moncks Corner Baptist Church Cemetery, South Carolina, with her husband who died in 1811. She married Thomas Draper, Sr., between 1754 and 1758 in Lunenburg County, Virginia. They had eleven children: James, Sarah, William, Anne, Thomas, Philip, Catherine, Daniel, Travis, William and Joshua.

b. Frances Coleman was born prior to 1740 in Amelia County, Virginia, and died of small pox as a Loyalist (Tory) refugee in Charleston, South Carolina. She married Zacharias Gibbs, son of John and Susanne Phillipe Gibbs, after the Coleman family had moved to what later became South Carolina. Zacharias was born in Virginia in approximately 1741, and entered military service for Britain as a Captain at Ninety-Six, South Carolina, in November, 1775.

Robert was married a second time in 1740, to Ann Hinton….Read More

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