Presented by Deborah Shelton Wood
My great-grandparents were Bluford Coleman & Maggie Willard.
Bluford Calhoun COLEMAN was the son of Robert S. COLEMAN and Amelia GARDNER. Beuford was born 1845
in Carroll Co VA.
Margaret(Maggie)WILLARD was born 1847 in Carroll Co VA. She was the daughter of William WILLARD of VA and
Mary Ann GRAY of NC. They married 28 SEP 1866 in Carroll Co VA.
Bluford's father Robert was a house carpenter and a county sheriff in Carroll County, Virginia.
Children of Maggie and Bluford COLEMAN are:
i. William R. COLEMAN was born 1867.
COLEMAN was born 1872.
iii. Texanna COLEMAN was born 1877. She married John G HORTON.
iv. Edward W. COLEMAN was born
ABT 1879, and died 2 JUN 1888 in Carroll Co VA.
v. Sadie COLEMAN was born 1880. She married Rufus PHILLIPS, son of Andrew
J PHILLIPS and Martha Ann Rebecca NORMAN.
vi. Maud COLEMAN was born 23 APR 1890, and died 28 DEC 1957 in Wythe Co VA.
She married Ewell Branson REYNOLDS 15 SEP 1906, son of Asa Barton REYNOLDS and Mary Ann BRADNER. He was born 2 NOV 1882 in
VA, and died 6 JUL 1959.
vii. Bruce COLEMAN.
ix.Powhattan COLEMAN was born 1874, and died
x. Lona G. COLEMAN was born 1880, and died 1888 in Carroll Co VA.
Bluford's parents were Robert Coleman and Amelia Gardner. Robert Was born 1822 in Campbell County, Virginia. His parents
were Robert S. Coleman, born 1780, and Mary "Polly" Dews of Halifax and Caroline Counties in Virginia. Polly and
Robert were married in Halifax Co Va on 24 Mar 1807. Later that same year, they bought land and settled in Campbell
Robert S COLEMAN b: 17 Jun 1780 d: 1827
+ Mary DEW b: ABT 1787
3 Robert S COLEMAN b: 1822
+ Amelia GARDNER b: 27 Apr 1827 d: 19
4 Bluford Calhoun COLEMAN b: 1847
+ Margret WILLARD b: 1847
Dorothea Maud COLEMAN b: 23 Apr 1890 d: 28 Dec 1957
+ Ewell Branson REYNOLDS b: 2 Nov 1882 d: 6 Jul 1959
6 Madeline Alice REYNOLDS b: 13 Oct 1925 d: 25 Feb 1982
WAS BORN 20 Aug 1820 in VA and died on 2 Feb 1915 in Carroll County Virginia. He and his wife,Mary GRAY, are buried
at Gladesboro Lutheran Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Virginia.
William and Mary's daughter, Maggie Willard married Bluford COLEMAN.
According the the record of death for William Willard, his father was Jackson Willard. This ties him into
one of the known lines of Willard that were in NC and VA. Further documentation is needed to be certain which ancestral line
1 William WILLARD b: 20 Aug 1820 d: 2 Feb 1915
+ Mary Ann GRAY b: 22 Jan 1828 d: 13 Apr 1896
2 Margret WILLARD b: 1847
+ Bluford Calhoun COLEMAN b: 1847
3 Dorothea Maud COLEMAN b: 23 Apr 1890 d: 28 Dec 1957
+ Ewell Branson
REYNOLDS b: 2 Nov 1882 d: 6 Jul 1959
Civil War Records for Bluford C Coleman
Civil War Records for William H Willard
|Buford C Coleman, Hicks Cemetery, Carroll Co VA
|Military CSA gravestone