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Coleman, Nicholas

From Philadelphia, commissioned November 15, 1776 in the 9th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line as 1st Lieut.; discharged August 27, 1778, remark “Left out of the new Arrangement.” He received two hundred acres of bounty land in Muskingum County, Ohio. Most of Nicholas’ war records evidently were burned by the British during the War of 1812. According to “Biographical and Portait Cyclopedia of Montgomery County Pennsylvania” he served in Proctor’s Artillery and was wounded at the Battle of Brandywine. I have not been able to find an original source to prove the parentage of his son Nicholas Coleman, born in 1801.

SOURCE:
Biographical and Portait Cyclopedia of Montgomery County Pennsylvania

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Dorothy Coleman Dangerfield

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  1. Source: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C.
    Roll 83, Pennsylvania, 9th Regiment, 1777-1778, Folder 36-4, Capt Joseph McClellan’s (14) Company Pay rolls, May 1777 to July 1778; Lieutenant Nicholas Coleman listed on all Pay rolls; May 1777 pay roll lists date of enlistment 15 Nov; May 1778 pay roll lists, absent on leave.
    Otherwise appears to have been present for duty May 1777 to July 1778.

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