Keziah Shannon1

ID # 390, (1850-1885)
Descendants of Catherine Jones & William Coleman
     Keziah Shannon was born in October 1850 at Dundas, Wentworth County, Ontario.1 She married James M. Coleman, son of Andrew Coleman and Isabella Templeton, on 25 May 1868 at Wentworth County, Ontario. (notes: The marriage registration for James and Keziah reads:
Coleman, James M., 22
Andrew & Isbella
Shannon, Keziah, 18
Dundas Ont.
Jacob & Lucinda
James Vansickle, Beverly
Mary Shannon, Beverly
She died on 26 December 1885 at Dundas, Wentworth County, Ontario, at age 35.1 By the 1881 census, James is deceased and Keziah is a widow living inDundas. She appears thus:

Name «tab»Marital Status «tab»Gender «tab»Ethnic Origin «tab»Age «tab»Birthplace «tab»Occupation «tab»Religion
Kezia COLEMAN «tab» W «tab» Female «tab» Irish «tab» 31 «tab» Ontario «tab» «tab» Methodist Canada
Elenor COLEMAN «tab» «tab» Male «tab» Irish «tab» 12 «tab» Ontario «tab» «tab» MethodistCanada
Freeman COLEMAN «tab» «tab» Male «tab» Irish «tab» 11 «tab» Ontario «tab» «tab» Methodist Canada
Magge M. COLEMAN «tab» «tab» Female «tab» Irish «tab» 9 «tab» Ontario «tab» «tab» Methodist Canada
Mary WEAVER «tab» W «tab» Female «tab» Irish «tab» 28 «tab» Ontario «tab» «tab» MethodistCanada
Edger SHANNON «tab» «tab» Male «tab» Irish «tab» 16 «tab» Ontario «tab» «tab» Methodist Canada
George SHANNON «tab» «tab» Male «tab» Irish «tab» 14 «tab» Ontario «tab» «tab» MethodistCanada

Source Information:
Census Place «tab»Dundas, Wentworth North, Ontario
Family History Library Film «tab»1375892
NA Film Number «tab»C-13256
District «tab»148
Sub-district «tab»A
Division «tab»1
Page Number «tab»23
Household Number «tab»127
As to ethnic origin, Keziah Shannon was most likely of Irish background, but the ethnic origin of the Coleman children was German, in accord with the convention of giving the children the ethnic origin of their father.

Keziah's death registration number is 020357-85.1

Last Edited=17 Oct 2008

Children of Keziah Shannon and James M. Coleman


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.