Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Lucy Ambler Marshall

Female 1802 - 1858  (55 years)


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  • Name Lucy Ambler Marshall  [1
    Born 30 Dec 1802  Washington, Mason, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Jul 1858  Vicksburg, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I004803  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 

    Mother Frances Maitland Kenan,   b. 24 Jul 1773, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1833, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Family ID F03588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Paxton.FTW]

      184 (a) LUCY AMBLER MARSHALL, b. in Washington, Kentucky., 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 County, Kentucky.; 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 defeated by his wife's cousin, Thomas A. Marshall. He was then appointed postmaster at Maysville, Kentucky. About 1840, he was appointed postmaster at Vicksburg, Miss. While superintending the performance of official duties, Col. Coleman contined 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 Southren 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 house of his son, Major James T. Coleman, of Vicksburg. He died of disease of the heart. Col. Coleman was a handsome, accomplished and agreeable gentleman. His iron honor and adamantine integrity were joined with agreeable condescension and polished grace. He was equally loved and admired.

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      Date of Import: Jul 20, 2002