John Coleman and Joanna Folger

    John Coleman was born 4 month 1644 in Nantucket, Massachusetts to Thomas and Susanna Coleman. John married Joanna Folger. Joanna was the daughter of Peter Folger and Mary Morrill. John died in 1716, according to Savage, but the Barney record has the date as 17 Dec 1715 and Nantucket Vital Records as 12 month 1715. Joanna died 18th 5 month 1719 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

John and Joanna's children are:

1. John Coleman, Jr., born 2 Aug 1667 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Priscilla Starbuck, died 19th 1 mo 1762 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
2. Thomas Coleman, born 17 Oct 1669 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Jane Childs[1], died 23rd 1 mo 1753 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
3. Isaac Coleman, born 6 Feb 1671 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married 1) Ann Reynolds and 2) Jane Bunker (daughter of William Bunker and Mary Macy) 10 Sep 1744 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 31st 2 mo 1752.
4. Phebe Coleman, born 15 Jun 1674 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married 1) Robert or Gershom Cathcart and 2) Samuel Athearn 16 Sep 1719 in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, died 18th 7 mo 1719 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.[2]
5. Benjamin Coleman, twin, born 17 Jan 1676[3] in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died young.
6. Abigail Coleman, twin, born 17 Jan 1676 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married James Tisdale.
7. Solomon Coleman, married 1) Mary Macy in 1st 9 mo (Nov) 1711 and 2) Deliverance Swett (daughter of Moses Swett and Mary Hussey) 20th 8 mo 1718 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 12th 1 mo 1772 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
8. Jeremiah Coleman, born in 1678 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Sarah Pratt 20th 11 mo 1714/5 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 4th 1 mo 1739 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Sources:
1. International Genealogical Index (extracted from original source by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), Marriage records:  (Phebe Coleman (Cathcart):  Batch # M502153, Dates: 1666 – 1867, Source Call #0911739, 0911741, Type: Film) and (Solomon, Jeremiah, & Isaac Coleman:  Batch # M501853, Dates: 1850, Source Call #0823704 IT 1-2, Type: Film); Birth records (Batch # C501851, Dates: 1850, Source Call #0823703 IT 1-2, Type: Film).
2. Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990 (originally published Boston, 1860-1862).
3. Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).
4. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. I—Births (A-F), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925.
5. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. III—Marriages (A-G), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1927.
6. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. V—Deaths, Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1928.


Nantucket Births
COLEMAN

Page 349
Abigail, wife of James Tisdale of Dighton, Bristol County, [?twin] daughter of John and Joanna (Folger), 17th, 1 mo. 1676-7 [see Benjamin], P. R. 38.][4]

Page 353
Benjamin, son of John, Jan. 17, 1676, [[?twin] son of John and Joanna (Folger), 17th, 1 mo. 1676-7 [see Abigail], P. R. 38.]

Page 363
Isaac, son of John, Feb. 6, 1671, [husband of Ann Reynolds, husband of Jane (widow of Robert Watson, daughter of William Bunker and Mary), son of John and Joanna (Folger), 6th, 2 mo. 1671-2, P. R. 38.]

Page 364
Jeremiah, husband of Sarah (daughter of Joseph Pratt and Dorcas), son of John and Joanna (Folger), —, 1678, P. R. 38.

Page 365
John, husband of Joanna (daughter of Peter Folger 1st and Mary), son of Thomas and Susanna (first wife), —, 4 mo. 1644, P. R. 38.
John, son of John, August 2, 1667, [husband of Priscilla (daughter of Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary), son of John and Joanna (Folger), 2d, 8 mo., P. R. 38.]

Page 373
Phebe, daughter of John, June 15, 1674. [wife of Gershom Cathcart “of the Vineyard,” daughter of John and Joanna (Folger), P. R. 38.]

Page 378
Solomon, husband of Mary (daughter of John Macy and Deborah), husband of Deliverance (daughter of Moses Swett and Mary), son of John and Joanna (Folger), —, P. R. 38.

Page 379
Thomas, son of John, October 17, 1669. [husband of Jane (widow of John Challenge, daughter of William Bunker and Mary), son of John and Joanna (Folger), 17th, 10 mo., P. R. 38.

FOLGER
Page 485
Joanna, wife of John Coleman (son of Thomas 1st), daughter of Peter [q. v.[5]] and Mary Morrell, —, P. R. 38.

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. I—Births (A-F), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925.


Nantucket Marriages
COLEMAN

Page 328
Abigail, daughter of John and Joanna (Folger), and James Tisdale of Dighton, Bristol County, —,[6] P. R. 38.

Page 339
Isaac and Jane Wadson, September 10, 1744. [Isaac, son of John, and Jane Watson, widow of Robert, daughter of William Bunker and Mary (Macy), P. R. 38.]
Isaac, son of John and Joanna (Folger), and Ann Reynolds, —,[7] P. R. 38.

Page 340
Jeremiah and Sarah Pratt, 20th, 11 mo., 1714-15.[8]  [Jeremiah, son of John and Joanna (Folger), and Sarah Pratt, daughter of Joseph and Dorcas (Folger), P. R. 38.]

Page 341
John, son of John and Joanna (Folger), and Priscilla Starbuck, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary, —,[9] P. R. 38.

Page 348
Phebe, daughter of John and Joanna (Folger), and Gershom Cathcart of “the Vineyard,” —,[10] P. R. 38.

Page 351
Solomon and Mary Macy, both of Nantucket, 1st, 9 mo., “called November,” 1711, in Nantucket, C. R. 4.[11]  [Solomon, son of John and Joanna (Folger), and Mary Macy (first wife), daughter of John and Deborah (Gardner), P. R. 38.]
Solomon and Deliverance Swett, both of Nantucket, 20th, 8 mo. 1718, in Nantucket, C. R. 4. [Solomon, son of John and Joanna (Folger), and Deliverance Swett (second wife), daughter of Moses and Mary (Hussey) [duplicate entry, —, 6 mo.], P. R. 38.]
 

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. III—Marriages (A-G), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1927.


Nantucket Deaths
CATHCART

Page 111
…Phebe, wife of Gershom of “the Vineyard,” daughter of John Coleman and Joanna (Folger), 18th, 7 mo. 1719, P. R. 38.

COLEMAN

Page 200
Benjamin, single, son of John and Joanna (Folger), —, P. R. 38.

Page 205
Isaac, husband of Ann Reynolds, husband of Jane (widow of Robert Watson, daughter of W[illia]m Bunker and Mary), son of John and Joanna (Folger), 27th, 2 mo. 1752, P. R. 38. [31st [sic], 2 mo., P. R. 63.[12]]…
…Jane, wife of Thomas (son of John and Joanna), widow of John Challenge, daughter of — Childs, 11th, 4 mo. 1736, P. R. 38.

Page 206
Jeremiah, husband of Sarah (daughter of Joseph Pratt and Dorcas), son of John and Joanna (Folger), 4th, 1 mo. 1739, P. R. 38…
…Johanna, 18th, 5 mo. 1719. [Joanna, wife of John (son of Thomas 1st), daughter of Peter Folger and Mary Morrell, P. R. 38. Joanna, P. R. 63.]
John, husband of Joanna (daughter of Peter Folger 1st and Mary), son of Thomas and Susanna (first wife), —, 12 mo. 1715, P. R. 38…
…John Jr., [duplicate entry, husband of Priscilla], 19th, 1 mo. 1762, C. R. 4.  [husband of Priscilla (Starbuck), son of John and Joanna (Folger), aged 94, P. R. 38. aged 94 years, 5 months, 17 days, P. R. 63.]

Page 214
Solomon, husband of Mary (Macy), husband of Deliverance, 12th, 1 mo. 1772, C. R. 4. [husband of Mary (daughter of John Macy and Deborah), husband of Deliverance (daughter of Moses Swett and Mary), son of John and Joanna (Folger), P. R. 38 Soloman Sr., P. R. 63.]

Page 215
Thomas, husband of Jane (widow of John Challenge, daughter of William Bunker and Mary [? parentage, see death of Jane, 1736, and of Jane, 1754[13]], son of John and Joanna (Folger), 23rd, 1 mo. 1753, P. R. 38.

Source: Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. V—Deaths, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1928.


Extracted Marriage Records

PHEBE CATHCART
Spouse:      SAMUELL ATHEARN
Marriage:   16 SEP 1719
                  Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts

Source:  International Genealogical Index (records above extracted from original source by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), Marriage records:  (Batch # M502153, Dates: 1666 – 1867, Source Call #0911739, 0911741, Type: Film).


Records from the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record

John Coleman (M)
b. 1644, d. 17 Dec 1715, #7850
John Coleman married Joanna Folger, daughter of Peter Folger and Mary Morrell. John Coleman was born in 1644. He was the son of Thomas Coleman and Susanna ?. John Coleman died on 17 December 1715.
Children of John Coleman and Joanna Folger:
Solomon Coleman
Jeremiah Coleman   ( - 04 Jan 1739)
John Coleman Jun.   (1667 - 19 Jan 1762)
Thomas Coleman   (1669 - 23 Jan 1753)
Isaac Coleman   (1671 - 1752)
Phebe Coleman   (1674)
Abigail Coleman   (1677)
Benjamin Coleman   (1677)

Joanna Folger (F)
d. 18 May 1719, #7851
Joanna Folger was the daughter of Peter Folger and Mary Morrell. Joanna Folger married John Coleman, son of Thomas Coleman and Susanna ?. Joanna Folger died on 18 May 1719. Her married name was Coleman.

Solomon Coleman (M)
#8000
Solomon Coleman was the son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger. Solomon Coleman married Mary Macy, daughter of John Macy and Deborah Gardner, 7-1711, Written 7-1811. Solomon Coleman married Deliverance Swett, daughter of Moses Swett and Mary Hussey, in 1718. Solomon Coleman died 12-1771.
Child of Solomon Coleman and Mary Macy:
Abigail Coleman   ( - 04 Sep 1787)
Children of Solomon Coleman and Deliverance Swett:
Daniel Coleman   (12 Sep 1719 - 12 Jul 1804)
Elisabeth Coleman   (03 Jul 1722)
Christopher Coleman   (03 Aug 1723 - 04 May 1795)
Peleg Coleman   (12 Oct 1725 - 01 Jun 1808)
Hepsabeth Coleman   (20 Jan 1727 - 30 Apr 1820)
George Coleman   (14 May 1730 - 07 Mar 1800)
Francis Coleman   (25 Aug 1732 - 05 Oct 1821)
Solomon Coleman   (24 Mar 1735 - 13 Aug 1828)
Deliverance Swett (F)
b. c 1693, d. 02 Aug 1783, #8001
Deliverance Swett was born circa 1693. She was the daughter of Moses Swett and Mary Hussey. Deliverance Swett married Solomon Coleman, son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger, in 1718. Deliverance Swett died on 2 August 1783; A. near 90. Her married name was Coleman.
Mary Macy (F)
b. c 1685, d. 27 Jun 1715 or 1717, #11943
Mary Macy was born circa 1685. She was the daughter of John Macy and Deborah Gardner. Mary Macy married Solomon Coleman, son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger, 7-1711, Written 7-1811. Mary Macy died on 27 June 1715 or 1717. Her married name was Coleman.

Jeremiah Coleman (M)
d. 04 Jan 1739, #17228
Jeremiah Coleman was the son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger. Jeremiah Coleman married Sarah Pratt, daughter of Joseph Pratt and Dorcas Folger, in 1714 or 1715. Jeremiah Coleman died on 4 January 1739.
Children of Jeremiah Coleman and Sarah Pratt:
Peter Coleman   (1716 - 28 Mar 1788)
Lydia Coleman   (28 Feb 1717 or 1718 - 27 Aug 1813)
Sylvanus Coleman   (02 Jun 1720 - 1736)
Joanna Coleman   (19 Sep 1722)
Enoch Coleman   (24 Mar 1724 - 15 Jan 1799)
Jeremiah Coleman Jun.   (19 Oct 1729 - 22 Dec 1814)
Sarah Pratt (F)
d. 1762, #17229
Sarah Pratt was the daughter of Joseph Pratt and Dorcas Folger. Sarah Pratt married Jeremiah Coleman, son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger, in 1714 or 1715. Sarah Pratt married John Renuff in 1739 or 1740. Sarah Pratt died in 1762. Her married name was Renuff. Her married name was Coleman.

John Coleman Jun. (M)
b. 1667, d. 19 Jan 1762, #1714
John Coleman Jun. married Priscilla Starbuck, daughter of Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary Coffin. John Coleman Jun. was born in 1667. He was the son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger. John Coleman Jun. died on 19 January 1762; “A. 94.”
Children of John Coleman Jun. and Priscilla Starbuck:
Persis Coleman   (1695)
Nathaniel Coleman   (1697 - 19 May 1783)
Elihu Coleman   (1699 - 24 Nov 1789)
Jethro Coleman   (08 Jul 1706 - 1785)
Barnabas Coleman   (14 Sep 1708 - 23 Jun 1781)
Phebe Coleman   (10 Apr 1711 - 17 Feb 1791)
Priscilla Coleman   (28 Sep 1713 - 11 Jul 1797)
John Coleman   (20 Nov 1715 - 17 Jan 1805)
Mary Coleman   (30 Mar 1717 or 1718 - 11 Jan 1767)
Priscilla Starbuck (F)
b. 1676, d. 14 Mar 1762, #1715
Priscilla Starbuck married John Coleman Jun., son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger. Priscilla Starbuck was born in 1676. She was the daughter of Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary Coffin. Priscilla Starbuck died on 14 March 1762; “A. 86.” Her married name was Coleman.

Thomas Coleman (M)
b. 1669, d. 23 Jan 1753, #12269
Thomas Coleman married Jane Childs. Thomas Coleman was born in 1669. He was the son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger. Thomas Coleman died on 23 January 1753.
Children of Thomas Coleman and Jane Childs:
Benjamin Coleman   ( - 11 Sep 1793)
Dorcas Coleman   ( - 27 Aug 1780)
Joseph Coleman   ( - 10 Nov 1756)
Jonathan Coleman   ( - 15 Apr 1789)
Ebenezer Coleman   ( - 1734)
Jane Childs (F)
d. 11 Apr 1736, #12270
Jane Childs married Thomas Coleman, son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger. Jane Childs married John Challenge. Jane Childs died on 11 April 1736. Her married name was Challenge. Her married name was Coleman.
Children of Jane Childs and John Challenge:
Mary Challenge   ( - 01 Nov 1774)
Hannah Challenge

Isaac Coleman (M)
b. 1671, d. 1752, #7848
Isaac Coleman was born in 1671. He married Ann Reynolds after 1671. Isaac Coleman was the son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger. Isaac Coleman married Jane Bunker, daughter of William Bunker and Mary Macy, before 1752. Isaac Coleman died 31-2-1752.
Ann Reynolds (F)
d. 25 Sep 1744, #17221
Ann Reynolds married Isaac Coleman, son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger, after 1671. Ann Reynolds died on 25 September 1744. Her married name was Coleman.
Jane Bunker (F)
d. 07 Jun 1754, #7846
Jane Bunker was the daughter of William Bunker and Mary Macy. Jane Bunker married Robert Watson; Jane's 1st husband. Jane Bunker married Isaac Coleman, son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger, before 1752. Jane Bunker died on 7 June 1754. Her married name was Coleman. Her married name was Watson.
Children of Jane Bunker and Robert Watson:
William Watson
Sarah Watson   (19 Jan 1720)
Mary Watson   (16 Aug 1723 - 1780)

Phebe Coleman (F)
b. 1674, #10114
Phebe Coleman married Gershom Cathcart. Phebe Coleman was born in 1674. She was the daughter of John Coleman and Joanna Folger. Her married name was Cathcart.
Children of Phebe Coleman and Gershom Cathcart:
Susanna Cathcart   ( - 28 Aug 1790)
Hugh Cathcart
Gershom Cathcart[14] (M)
#10113
Gershom Cathcart married Phebe Coleman, daughter of John Coleman and Joanna Folger.

Abigail Coleman (F)
b. 1677, #17222
Abigail Coleman married James Tisdale. Abigail Coleman was born in 1677; Twin of Benjamin. She was the daughter of John Coleman and Joanna Folger. Her married name was Tisdale.
James Tisdale (M)
#17223
James Tisdale married Abigail Coleman, daughter of John Coleman and Joanna Folger.  James Tisdale resided at Martha's Vineyard, MA; “Of Martha's Vineyard.”

Benjamin Coleman (M)
b. 1677, #17224
Benjamin Coleman died; “D. young.” He was born in 1677; Twin of Abigail. He was the son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger.

Source:  Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).[15]


Volume 1

COLEMAN,
JOHN, Nantucket, brother of the preceding (Isaac Coleman of Nantucket, son of Thomas), married Joanna, eldest daughter of Peter Folger, had John, born 2 August 1667; Thomas, 17 October 1669; Isaac, 6 February 1672; Phebe, 15 June 1674; Benjamin, and Abigail, twins 17 January 1677; Solomon; and Jeremiah; and died 1716. His widow died 18 July 1719.

Source:  Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990 (originally published Boston, 1860-1862).


Footnotes

[1] Nantucket Vital Records give the name of Thomas’ wife as Jane, the widow of John Challenge and daughter of William and Mary Bunker. However, it also records Thomas’ brother, Isaac as marrying Jane, widow of Robert Watson and daughter of William and Mary Bunker. The Barney record gives Thomas’ wife’s name as Jane Childs, the widow of John Challenge and Isaac’s two wives’ names as Ann Reynolds and Jane Bunker, the widow of Robert Watson.
[2] See section on Robert or Gershom Cathcart and Phebe Coleman on the apparent inconsistency between the date of Phebe’s second marriage and her death.
[3] The extracted records from the IGI show Abigail as being born 17 Mar and Benjamin 17 Jan of the same year. Since, in the Julian calendar, March was the first month of the year and, in the Gregorian, January is the first month, this may indicate that Benjamin and Abigail, recorded as twins in Savage’s register and in the Barney record, may have been born 1st 1 mo 1676 (Quaker dating) but that the transcriber(s) recorded it as a standard date.
[4] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 38—private record, from the William C. Folger genealogical records in possession of the Nantucket Historical Association (This compilation has been used because of the valuable clues it affords, but its statements should be received with caution, as it is not free from errors. It should also be understood that in many instances the events recorded did not take place in Nantucket, and in a few cases attention has been called to the question of residence.)”
[5] Meaning “whom see”.
[6] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[7] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[8] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[9] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[10] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[11] Note in Vital Records:  “C. R. 4—Church record, Society of Friends.”
[12] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 63—private record, from a copy of a manuscript kept by Hon. Isaac Coffin, Judge of Probate, in the possession of the Nantucket Atheneum.”
[13] Death of Jane (Childs) Coleman included above. For death of Jane (Bunker) Coleman, see William Bunker and Mary Macy. MB
[14] “Of Martha's Vineyard.”
[15] From the Nantucket Historical Association: “NHA staff consider the Barney Record to be its most reliable and comprehensive—although not infallible—genealogical resource.”


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