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     THOMAS COLEMAN, b. abt. 1599 Chilmark, Wiltshire, Eng., d. 1682 Nantucket; m. (1) SUSANNA ______. who was b. Eng. and d. 17 Nov. 1650 in Newbury, Essex Co., MA. or Hampton, Rockingham Co., N.H. Thomas married  (2) Mary, the widow of Edmund Johnson on on 11 Jul. 1651 in Hampton, N.H., she d. 30 Jan. 1662/63 in Hampton. Thomas married  (3) Margaret Fowler aft. Jan 1662/63.

   Thomas arrived in New England at Boston, MA. on 3 Jun 1635 on the JAMES out of Southampton, Eng.  He came under contract to Saltonstall and others to keep a herd of cattle. Apparently the job didn't work out well since one source says he was judged in Court as having been "Negligent and unfaithful" in regards to his duties and contract. [need more on this]. On 17 may 1637 in a move to prevent the reelection of Governor Sir Harry Vane, ten men of Newbury walked the forty miles from Newbury to Cambridge and qualified to vote by taking the Freeman's Oath. While their votes alone probably didn't change the outcome of the election when the dust had settled Winthrop had been elected Governor. Thirteen years later, sometime in 1650 he moved north to the town of Hampton, Rockingham Co., N.H. Thomas left Hampton sometime before 20 Oct. 1663  when he was drawn for a jury on Nantucket.where he spent the rest of his life.

CHILDREN:

SOURCES:

  1. "A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF NEW ENGLAND", James Savage;

  2. "EARLY SETTLERS OF NANTUCKET", p. 61, Lydia S. Hinchman, Phila., 1901.

  3. "REGISTER OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND", p. 65, John Farmer.

  4. "HISTORY OF NEWBURY", pp. 15, 29, 298; Joshua Coffin.

  5. "THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC AND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER", V.16, pp. 269-74, July 1862; "The Folger Family"; comp. by Willam Coleman Folger of Nantucket.;

  6. "Gen. Dict. of Me. & N.H."; by Libby, Noyes & Davis


     JOHN COLEMAN Sr. , b. Apr. 1644 Newbury, Essex Co., MA., d. Dec. 1715 Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA.; m. JOANNA FOLGER in 1666 on Nantucket. Joanna was b. 1645-1646 on Martha's Vineyard and died 18 July 1718 (18, 5mo., 1718)on Nantucket. She was the daughter of PETER FOLGER and  MARY MORRELL of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

CHILDREN:

SOURCES:

  1. (same as above)

  2. "THE VITAL RECORDS OF NANTUCKET", Vol 1, pp. 186-87; Vol 3, p. 186)


     PHOEBE (PHEBE) COLEMAN, b. 15 Jun 1674 Nantucket, Nantucket Co., Ma. and died on Martha's Vineyard before 24 Nov. 1639 (1-v.3). m. (1) ROBERT CATHCART abt. 1691 Nantucket.

   Phoebe married  (2) Samuel Athearn on 16 Sep1719 in Martha's Vineyard. Samuel was b. 17 Sep.1671 in Martha's Vineyard and died 4 Mar.1766 in Tisbury. Samuel was a merchant and lived in the town of Tisbury on the Vineyard. He was the son of Simon Athearn and Mary Butler. There was no issue from Phoebe's second marriage.

SOURCES

  1. "HISTORY OF MARTHA'S VINEYARD", Charles Edward Banks, Vol 2, p. 41-2 Cathcart family;Vol. 3, pp 20-27 Athearn Family.

  2. "A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF NEW ENGLAND", James Savage

  3. "NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC AND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER", Vol 16, pp. 269-274, (*note: this mistakenly gives Phoebe Coleman as marrying Gershom Cathcart, her own son.);

  4. "DUKES COUNTY, MASS., PROBATE RECORDS", Vol 3, p. 121.

  5. "THE VITAL RECORDS OF NANTUCKET", Vol 1, pp. 186-87; Vol 3, p. 186; Vol 5, pp. 111-112.



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