Individual Record 67

Name}   Coleman, Samuel Louis* Family History} Hancock                
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Cir      Dec 1835** Place}   ,   , Maryland***
Marr.: Date} Exa 10 Sep 1857 Place}   , Holmes, Ohio     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 28 Jun 1902 Place} at home, Berryessa Valley, Napa, California
Burial: Date} Exa 29 Jun 1902 Place} Monticello Cemetery, Spanish Flat, Napa, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1414=Marriage rec
Source 2} 1415=Marriage rec
Source 3}   45 = Family notes
Source 4} 1141=Family history
Source 5} 374 = 1870 USA cen
Source 6}   18 = 1880 USA cen
Source 7} 598 = Map
Source 8}   46 = Voter record
Source 9}   20 = 1900 USA cen
Source 10}224 = Obituary
Source 11}1417= Cemetery rec
Source 12}243 = Probate rec
Parents: } Phineas Coleman & Catherine Dye
   Relationship No.} 735
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:    First} Powers, Mary
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:   *For evidence that Samuel's middle name was Louis see Source 46.
          **Samuel was born in 1834 according to the 1900 census.
        ***Samuel was born in Pennsylvania according to the 1870 census;
              however, most subsequent sources report that he was born in Maryland.

Samuel and his family lived in Nebraska from 1857 through 1865.  Four children were born during those years, two of whom survived.  Samuel moved his family to California in 1866 and settled his family in Wragg Canyon in the Berryessa Valley area of Napa County.  Seven more children were born there during the next 15 years.

S. L. Coleman's land in Napa In 1895 the Board of Supervisors approved an Official Map of the County of Napa, a portion of which is in the photograph at the right.  It shows that S. L. Coleman had a total of 467 acres in four pieces of land straddling or near Wragg Cañon.  The four pieces were 40 acres in Section 1, 147 acres in Section 2 plus another 240 acres in Section 2, and 40 acres in Section 35.

In 1896 Samuel was 61 years old, lived in the Monticello Precinct, used the Capell post office, and was described as being 5' 11" tall with blue eyes, brown hair, and a fair complexion.  His granddaughter Nora remembered him often popping popcorn in his fireplace.

In 1902 Samuel passed away at age 67.  He rests in Spanish Flat Block 1 lot 22 plot 4.

Samuel's estate at the time of his death was estimated at about $3,000.00 total, consisting of $1,500.00 of real estate and about $1,500.00 of personal property.  The real estate was one acre of land with a dwelling house thereon.  The acre was located in the city of Napa and produced annual rents and profits of about $75.00.  The personal property consisted of live stock, farming implements, household furniture, and farming products.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photo} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                   for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Possibly TB
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 25 Nov 2012
Date Created}    8 Oct 1994
Copyright © 2009, 2012 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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