Elizabeth Warfield Coleman 1827 – 1835

This entry is a guess as E.W.C. is not mentioned in Paxton’s Marshall Family. However there is an interesting entry for a couple, at the right time, where a Marshall and Coleman married. As E.W.C. died at age 8, I include it here for your consideration

Source – Entry #184 in Paxton’s Marshall Family
(written circa. 1885)

184 ·(a)   Lucy Ambler Marshall b.  in Washington,Ky., December   30, 1802,  d. in  Vicksburg,  Miss., July 3,1858, = October 19 ,1826, Nicholas D. Coleman, b. April 22, 1800, d.at Vicksburg, May 11, 1874. Cousin Lucy was a pleasant, and amiable lady. Her wedding was the first I ever witnessed. After the re­moval of the :family :from Washington, I never  met her. She died in Vicksburg, and was brought home for burial.

Mr. Coleman was raised in Harrison Co. ,Ky. was well educated, studied law, represented Harrison County in the State Legislature in 1824 and 1825; was elected to Congress in 1829, as a Jackson Democrat, from the Mason District. The next election he was de­ feated by his wife’s cousin, Thomas A. Marshall. He was then appointed postmaster at Maysville, Ky.

About 1840, he was appointed postmaster at Vicksburg, Miss. While superintending the perform­ance of official duties, Col. Coleman continued the practice of law, and was an ardent advocate of many laudable enterprises. The. Maysville and Lexington Turnpike was his earliest scheme, and chiefly through his powerful advocacy Congress made a liberal appropriation for the road; but the bill, greatly to Mr. Coleman’s cha­grin ,was vetoed by President Jackson.

Another of his projects was a Southern Pacific Railroad, by way of  Vicksburg, Shreveport  and El Paso. He was overjoyed when ground was broken for his dar­ling enterprise, and for a time accepted the presidency of the DeSoto road. In 1855, Col. Coleman removed to New Orleans; was in the Senate of Louisiana when the war broke out; opposed secession, but when the State went out of  the Union,  he gave  an ardent  support to the Southern cause. His three sons were in  the  army;  two of them lost their lives, and all were covered with martial  chaplets.

After the war Col. Coleman found himself impoverished, and en­gaged in life insurance. He died at the houseof  his son, Major James T. Coleman, of Vicksburg. He died of disease of the heart. Col. Coleman was a handsome, accomplished and agreeable gentle­ man. His iron honor and adamantine integrity were joined with agreeable condescension and polished grace. He was equally loved and admired.