Isabella Templeton1

ID # 128, (1827-1905)
Descendants of Catherine Jones & William Coleman
     Isabella Templeton was born in 1827.1 She married Andrew Coleman, son of William Coleman and Catherine Jones, on 9 December 1844.1 She died on 2 May 1905 at St. Catharines, Ontario.1 Isabella Templeton Coleman married a second time on February 16th, 1876, at Bothwell, Ontario. While the marriage registration fails to note her new husband's first name, I now find by way of the 1891 census that he was George Clarke. At the time of their marriage, he was 46 and his residence was Troy, Ontario. He was born in Scotland. At this point I do not know why the wedding was held in Bothwell. The marriage registration does note that he was a merchant and that his parents were James and Isabella Clarke. Their marriage registration number is 004691-76.

Isabella Templeton Coleman is shown as age 47, a resident of Troy, born in Canada, and a daughter of Daniel and Lydia Templeton.

The witnesses were Thadeus Cornell and Catherine Misener. (The clerk's handwriting is difficult, but I believe that Misener is correct.)

I haven't yet found Isabella's death date. She appears in the 1881 census at Beverly along with her daughter Nettie Coleman by her first marriage and her Clarke stepchildren. George also appears, his name being on the last line of the previous page. They are in the 1891 census at Beverly as well. His age is given as 60 and hers as 62. With them are George's sons John and Robert Clark, ages 31 and 24. John and his father were born in Scotland and Robert was born in Ontario. A Minnie Bissett is also staying with them. She is age 22, a niece, and said to be born in Scotland. George is said to be a retail grocer.

Isabella appears in Beverly in the 1901 census.

I now find that George had the general store and post office at Troy.

Isabella died in St. Catharines in 1905. Her death registration places her living at Niagara Street. This is where her daughter Nettie wasliving at the time of the 1911 census. Her death registration is 017120-05.

George Clark died on 28 Oct 1912 and is buried in Pioneer Presbyterian Cemetery in St. George.1

Last Edited=17 May 2009

Children of Isabella Templeton and Andrew Coleman


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.