Phoebe Elizabeth Coleman

ID # 350, (1849-1917)
FatherJohn Coleman (1814-)
MotherSabrina Caroline Smith (1821-1896)
BirthPhoebe Elizabeth Coleman was born on 27 January 1849 at Wentworth County. 
MarriageShe married Sydney S. Lawrason, son of John Purvis Lawrason and Sarah D. Crane, on 29 June 1871 at Brantford, Ontario.

Source: Marriage reg. Brantford, Brant Co.
Sydney Lawrason, 23, bachelor, farmer, born and residing Beverly. Episcopal Methodist. Parents John and Sarah Lawrason.
Phoebe Elizabeth Coleman, 22, born Beverly, residing South Dufries. N. C. Methodist (New Connection Methodist). Parents John and 'Isabella' Coleman.
Witnesses Mary Ann Doud and John Doud, both of Townsend.
On 29 June, 1871, at Brantford, by Thomas Lowe (or Lowry.)

The bride's mother's name was Sabrina Caroline.

The witnesses are almost certainly brother and sister and cousins to both Sydney Lawrason and to Phoebe Coleman. John and Mary Ann are grandchildren of Ann Lawrason and Elisha Babcock. They are in the Shaw household in Townsend Twp., Norfolk Co., in 1871. Their mother is shown as Ellinor, wife of Hiram Shaw. She had first been married to Samuel Doud and then to Hiram Shaw.
 
DeathShe died on 11 March 1917 at St. George, Ontario, at age 68. 
BurialShe was buried on 13 March 1917 at St. George Cemetery. 
NotePioneers of Beverly (John A. Cornell, originally published in 1889) places Mrs. S.B. Lawrason as a member of the family of John Coleman and Elizabeth Lawrason. This is correct if a little ambiguous. She is actually a grandchild.

Mrs. S. B. Lawrason is Melissa. Her sister Phoebe married Sidney S. Lawrason, son of Purvis Douglas Lawrason. Phoebe's death registration gives her parents as John Coleman and Sabrina Smith. The information for Melissa's parentage on her death registration is the same.

Phoebe lived in the St. George area for most of her life, though they are in Hamilton at the time of the 1901 census. They are in South Dumfries in 1881, 1891, and back again in 1911.

All Phoebe's children are at home at the time of the 1891 census.

Phoebe's death registration number is 008261-17.

It's interesting to note that at the time of the birth of her son, Fletcher Lawrason, Sydney and Phoebe were farming in Blenheim. 

Children of Phoebe Elizabeth Coleman and Sydney S. Lawrason

Last Edited8 Jul 2016