I tried to post this message to the mailing list, but apparently, my name has been removed as it came back "unknown user", so I will post it here....
I am a descendant of John J. Coleman, born 1815 in Mecklenburg County. John J. was the son of Benjamin Whitehead Coleman and Mary C. Coleman. John J. was in the 1840 census record of Mecklenburg County, but is found in the 1850 census of Fayette County, VA (now WV). John J. married Isabella Carnefix in 1849, here in this county. However, there is a marriage record for a John J. Coleman to Ann R. Burwell for Dec. 4, 1839 in Mecklenburg County. Is this the same John J. Coleman as the one who came to Fayette County?
John J. bought LOTS of land in Fayette County, most of which he sold to other families who came into the county to settle. He also served as the prosecuting attorney for the county shortly after he came here.
I am hoping that someone can answer this question for me. I have my fingers crossed.
Fayette County, WV