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Wilson Shannon COLEMAN
Maria Ann STRAUB
Husband:  Wilson Shannon COLEMAN
Birth:  17 Feb 1843, Waldo, Marion Co., OH
Death:  27 Oct 1916, Paragould, Greene Co., AR
Military:  Civil War:  Pvt., Co. I, 174th Rgmt., Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Occupation:  farmer, carpenter
Father:  Valentine COLEMAN III
Mother:  Eva SCHULTZ
Marriage:  2 Dec 1865, Waldo, Marion Co., OH
Wife:  Maria Ann "Millie" STRAUB
Birth:  15 Sep 1844, Waldo, Marion Co., OH
Death:  7 Dec 1926, Jonesboro, Craighead Co., AR
Occupation:  homemaker 
Father:  Andrew S. STRAUB
Mother:  Nancy CUPP
Children — born in the Village of Waldo, Waldo Twp., Marion Co., OH:
1.  Cora Bell COLEMAN, b. 13 Feb 1867, OH; m. 26 Dec 1887, Marion Co., OH, Edgar HUNTSMAN (b. 1858/9)
2.  Joseph Wesley COLEMAN, b. 26 Jan 1869, OH
3.  Clyde Blanch / Blanche COLEMAN, b. 20 May 1871, OH
4.  Benjamin Arthur / Arthur Benjamin COLEMAN, b. 2 May 1874, OH
5.  Stella May COLEMAN, b. 10 May 1876, OH
6.  Howard Wilson COLEMAN, b. 21 Nov 1878, OH
7.  Bernice Irene COLEMAN, b. 14 Oct 1881
8.  Grover Cleveland COLEMAN, b. 24 Jul 1884
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1.  The Four STRAUB Sisters (ca. 1895-1900):  Maria, Lucetta, Lucinda, and Odilva (image courtesy of Gordon Coleman).
Sisters Maria, Lucinda, Lucetta, and Odilva STRAUB.
We can tell from the photos (below) that Maria is the one in the upper left.

2.  Maria (COLEMAN) STRAUB and, in third photo, son Arthur Benjamin STRAUB (mea culpa, I don't remember who sent me these images).
Photo of Maria Ann (nee STRAUB) COLEMAN. Photo of Maria Ann (nee STRAUB) COLEMAN. Photo of Maria Ann (nee STRAUB) COLEMAN and son, Arthur Benjamin STRAUB.


1.  Allen L. Potts.  Marion County, Ohio, Probate Court Marriage Records, Vols. I-XII, 1824-1902 (online at Heritage Pursuit):
Coleman, Wilson S. Straub, Maria Ann 12/2/1865 JP Robert Porterfield

2.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #2 of 8):  Waldo P.O., Village of Waldo, Marion Co., OH, Roll 1240 (Book 1), p. 210B, PN 2, enumerated 7 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
9 10 Stroub Nancy 55 F W Keeping house 400 750 Ohio
    ______ Joel 32 M W Day Labour     "
    ______ Odilva J 19 F W School Teacher     "
  11 Wilson A Coleman 25 M W Carpenter     "
    Mariah A    " 25 F W Keeping house     "
    Cora R      "  3 F W       "
    Joseph W    "  1 M W       "
Nancy (CUPP) STRAUB is Maria's mother.  Listed next to Wilson's brother, Valentine COLEMAN, Jr., who is next to George CRAWFORD. 

3.  1880 Census Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #3 of 24):  Incorporated Village of Waldo, Maron Co., OH, Roll 1046 (Book 1), p. 122C, PN 3, SD 5, ED 95, actual enumeration date not given, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 20 21 24 25 26
29 30 Coleman Wilson W M 36       /   Carpenter       OH PA PA
    _______ Mariah A W F 35   Wife   /   Keeping house       OH PA OH
    _______ Cora W F 13   Daughter /     at school 3   / OH OH OH
    _______ Joseph W M 11   Son /     at school 3   / OH OH OH
    _______ Clide W F  9   Daughter /     at school 3   / OH OH OH
    _______ Benjamin W M  6   Son /             OH OH OH
    _______ Stella W F  4   Daughter /             OH OH OH
    _______ Howard W M  1   Son /             OH OH OH
    Straub Nancy W F 65         / Boarding 12 /   OH PA PA
It's a mystery why the enumerator didn't put "mother-in-law" in the relationship column for Nancy.  Also, Wilson and Maria are living in Nancy's house, so she could hardly be considered a boarder in her own home!  Living four doors from Maria's half-brother, John J. STRAUB, who is living next door to Martha (CORBIN) BENSLEY, widowed sister-in-law of Maria's brother, George Washington STRAUB

4a.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Population Schedules were destroyed.

4b.  Veterans' Schedules:  U.S. Selected States, 1890 (Broderbund CD-131):  no AR or MO records on CD.

5.  1900 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com):  can't find (he should be in OK).

6a.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com):  can't find.

6b.  1910 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, and I did a page-by-page search of Paragould (both EDs), Green Co., AR, but the enumerator's handwriting was barely legible, so I could have missed them.

7.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #8 of 23):  Tohee Twp., Lincoln Co., OK, p. 47B, SN 4B, SD 4, ED 134, enumerated 10 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
X 16 16 Stroub B F Head O M M W 71 Wd         Y Y OH   PA   OH   Y none income     
      ______ Enid Son     M W 23 S         Y Y OK   OH   IN   Y farmer gen'l farm OA 17
      Coleman Maria Ann Sister     F W 75 Wd         Y Y OH   PA   OH   Y none ???    
      Clark Bernice? Niece     F W 38 M         Y Y OH   OH   OH   Y none      
      _____ Christ? Nephew     M W 37 M         Y Y IA   IA   IN   Y laborer gen'l farm W  
Maria is living with her brother, Benjamin Franklin STRAUB, who died in 1921, which is presumably why we find her back in Arkansas by 1926. 

8.  U.S. Dept. Interior, Bureau of Pensions.  Drop Report—Pensioner:  Maria A. Coleman, 11 Jan 1927 (courtesy of Cathy Palm):
MARIA A COLEMAN ... has this day been dropped from the roll because of death Dec 7, 1926.

9.  U.S. Dept. Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Pension Application: Wilson S. Coleman, Shiloh, Okl. (signed 1 May 1901; stamped 7 May 1901).

10.  Emails from Cathy Palm.

11.  Email from Gordon Coleman.  Wilson's middle name is Shannon.

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