Phoebe Coleman1

ID # 131, (1852-1930)
Phoebe Coleman|b. 15 Apr 1852\nd. 8 Apr 1930|p131.htm|Daniel Coleman|b. 13 Jun 1816\nd. 22 Feb 1865|p79.htm|Mary Abel|b. 17 Sep 1809\nd. 17 Jun 1879|p126.htm|William Coleman|b. 5 Oct 1792\nd. 7 May 1873|p41.htm|Catherine Jones|b. 31 Aug 1798\nd. 13 Nov 1860|p46.htm|David Abel|b. 11 Jan 1786\nd. 11 Aug 1858|p210.htm|Mary Dineen|b. 28 Feb 1790\nd. 22 Mar 1868|p211.htm|

Granddaughter of Catherine Jones.
Descendants of Catherine Jones & William Coleman
     Phoebe Coleman was born on 15 April 1852 at Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Coleman and Mary Abel.1 She married Martin Van Buren Dye on 15 November 1887 at Chesaning, Michigan. (notes: Michigan marriage reg.
Record nbr. 118, License date Nov. 9, 1887, marriage date Nov. 15, 1887, at Chesaning, Michigan, clergyman W.W. Benson, M.E. Minister.
Martin V. Dye, 47, residing Chesaning, Sag. Co., born Wayland, N.Y., farmer. Parents Benjamin Dye and Polly Stone. Previously married once.
Phoebe Coleman, 34, born and residing Troy, Canada. Parents names shown as 'not known'. Not previously married. No witnesses are named.

At the time of his marriage to Phoebe, Martin was evidently the widower of Frances Dye, who it is believed died on January 1, 1885.

Asa was born in 1888 and by the time of the Canadian 1891 census, Phoebe is back in Troy, Beverly Township, with Asa. She states that she is married.

Martin Dye, however, in 1898, married again. There is no mention of a divorce and his marriage registration states that he was previously married once, though his parentage makes it clear that he is the same person. His second wife was Addie C. Ballard, a widow, and her maide name was Rhodes. This is made clear by the 1900 census at Chesaning which shows step children with Martin by the name of Ballard.).1
She died on 8 April 1930 at Lynden, Wentworth County, Ontario, at age 77.1 She was buried on 10 April 1930 at Troy Cemetery, Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario.1 The following is from the Brantford Expositor:
Dye, Phoebe (Mrs.) Death 04/16/1930 BX, P. 21, Col. 4 -Funeral took place from the residence of the late Mrs. Phoebe Dye. Service conducted by Elder Thompson of the Adventist Church. Pall Bearers: R.A.Thompson; Geo. Howard; Fred Misener, Edgar Mullholland & R.M Robb. Interment at Troy.

Death reg. 037732-30 Lynden, Wentworth Co. Phoebe Dye, residence Lynden, widow, birthplace Troy, date of birth April 15, 1852. Age 77 yrs., 11 mos., 24 dys. At place of death six months, in province life. Parents Daniel Coleman and Mary Able, both born Troy. Date of death April 8, 1930. Informant M.V. Campbell, 3 Awde Street, Toronto. Relation to deceased - none. (The Toronto City Directory for 1930 shows M.V. Campbell at this address as an official of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.)
Place of burial Troy Cemetery on April 10th.1

Last Edited=9 Jun 2009

Child of Phoebe Coleman and Martin Van Buren Dye


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.