Sarah Coleman1

ID # 40, (1795-1881)
Sarah Coleman|b. 1795\nd. 6 Sep 1881|p40.htm|John Coleman|b. 1760\nd. 5 Oct 1844|p33.htm|Elizabeth Lawrason|b. 1769\nd. 24 May 1845|p34.htm|(--?--) Coleman||p942.htm||||||||||
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     Sarah Coleman was born in 1795 at Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of John Coleman and Elizabeth Lawrason.1 She married George Buckberrough.1 She died on 6 September 1881 at Townsend Twp, Norfolk County, Ontario.1 She was buried at Troy Cemetery, Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario.1 Sarah's newspaper obituary gives her birth as October 11, 1796 and her death September 6, 1881. Her gravestone in Troy Cemetery says she died September 6, 1881 at the age of 86. The obituary seems suspect on one or two points. I incline to the view that she was born in 1795. Perhaps further information will be found.

Sarah's death registration number is 012481-81.

Here is an obituary for Sarah:
This is excerpted from the Canadian Christian Advocate. This was in the issue of January 11, 1882 on page 3:

Buckborough, Mrs. Sarah, nee Coleman, was born in Penn. October 11, 1796. Came to Canada with her parents in 1800, and settled near the present site of Copetown. Later, she moved to where the Village of Troy is now located. In Dec. 1813, she married George Buckborough. She died Sept. 6, 1881, at the residence of her son-in-law, J.B. Smith, Townsend, and was buried in the Troy Cemetery. Survived by her Husband. Unquote.

The obituary is 'canned', at least on one point. She was not survivedby her husband. He predeceased her in 1866. She is definitely stated to be a widow in the 1881 Canadian census. Also, this and one or two other sources place her birth in Pennsylvania. It may well be correct, though some of her siblings were born in New Jersey. It may be that the family moved around before coming to Upper Canada.

One or two points should be made about the names of the children of Sarah and George. Hugh and Eunice are named after Buckberrough ancestors. John, Elizabeth, William, Teresa are Coleman names. It'spossible that Daniel Buckberrough was named after his cousin Daniel Coleman, but it may also be that there was a Daniel Coleman in the family back in New Jersey. At present this is only conjecture.

The Buckberrough children: The vital statistics information is verifiable for at least some of the children. James, Eunice, Margaret, Daniel, and Hugh lived long enough to be present in census information and to provide some independent sources for their approximate birthdates and for their death deates. In the case of others, John, Elizabeth and Teresa in particular, the source is a family bible as reported by Daniel Mahar. Further information for Elizabeth's place in the family has been found in Harley Misener's transcription of Troy Cemetery.1

Last Edited=30 Jun 2008

Children of Sarah Coleman and George Buckberrough


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.