Helen Laine Coleman

F, ID# 3255, (1799-1895)
Helen (Coleman) Misener
     Helen Laine Coleman was born on 28 October 1799 in Pennsylvania.1,2 She was the daughter of John Coleman and Elizabeth Lawrason.1 She married Adam Misener, son of Nicholas Misener and Jane McClain, on 21 April 1831 in Gore District, Canada West.3,4 She and Adam Misener had six children; they also had an adopted daughter. She died on 16 April 1895 in Troy, Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario, at age 95.2,5 She was buried on 18 April 1895 in Troy Cemetery, Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario.2

Helen's obituary in the Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton, Ontario, on 20 April 1895 read:
"MISENER (Troy, Ont.) - Mrs. Adam Misener, familiarly known as “Aunt Lena”, died on Tuesday morning. She was born in Pennsylvania on Oct. 28, 1799. She came with her parents to Canada and settled on the Governor’s road, about two miles west of Dundas. She had eight sisters and two brothers, all of whom are dead except Mrs. Rachael Vroom, living here. She was married to Adam Misener, Uncle Adam, on April 23, 1831. Her children, four boys and two girls, are all living. Her husband, Uncle Adam, survives her. He is in his 98th year. She was buried in Troy cemetery on Thursday afternoon. The funeral was very largely attended."6

Last Edited=12 Oct 2018

Child of Helen Laine Coleman and Adam Misener


  1. [S860] Robert Coleman, gedcom file, 09 Jun 2009, Scarborough, Ontario. Gedcom file "Descendants of Catherine Jones."
  2. [S241] Adam Misener & Helen Coleman Tombstone, Troy Cemetery, Troy, Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario; recorded/photographed by Faye West, 14 Apr 2002.
  3. [S860] Robert Coleman, gedcom file, 09 Jun 2009, Scarborough, Ontario. Gedcom file "Descendants of Catherine Jones", The marriage bond for Adam and Helen was issued April 16, 1831. The bond, number 2456, ex C-6780, was issued at Brantford. The bondsmen were Henry Moe and Jeriah Bonham. Helen's name is given as Eleanor. The place of their marriage is unknown, but was almost certainly in the Gore District. Gore District records have not survived from the 1830s. It's possible that they were married in Brantford, but Beverly or Dumfries Townships are also possible.
  4. [S387] Women's Institute of Troy Ontario, A History of the People of Troy (Hamilton, Ontario: Hamilton Printing Company, 1947).
  5. [S898] Helen Coleman Misener, Death Registration 019139 (17 Apr 1895), Ancestry, http://www.ancestry.ca
  6. [S1880] Deaths from the Hamilton Spectator, Glanbrook Heritage Society Archives; archived (http://www.glanbrookheritage.ca/archivesreference.htm: accessed 31 Jan 2018).