|Note||Birth reg. 014050-70 Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co. 11 Sep 1870, William Freeman Coleman, s/o James M. Coleman, farmer Beverly, and Keziah Shannon.|
Freeman Coleman presents research problems after the 1881 census. He was enumerated in Dundas and shown as age 11. His mother Keziah is shown as a widow, his father apparently deceased. To this point, he has not been found in a later census. He does appear in a record in the form of a draft notice card issued in 1913 or 1918 in Ortega, Duval, Florida. There, he is shown as William Freeman Coleman, grocery clerk. His date of birth is shown as 11 September, 1879. He shows his next of kin as Mrs. W.H. Teskey of St. Louis. Mrs. Teskey was his sister Margaret. Beyond this, and for the present, we know little of Freeman.