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Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman was born in Ireland, August 4, 1818. His father was twice married. By his first wife he had one son and one daughter; by the last five sons, and the subject of this sketch was the youngest of the five. He came to America, in company with an elder brother, William (now a farmer in Athens), in 1832, and worked on a farm in Westchester and Orange counties, New York, until his marriage. He was married March 4, 1844, to Margaret Schultz, daughter of James and Deborah Schultz, of Orange County, New York. The result of this marriage is three children, viz.: John C, born January 9, 1849, died of consumption January 12, 1877; Mary C, born March 8, 1852; Lizzie, born August 24, 1853, both daughters living at home.

Mr. Coleman moved to Athens February 13, 1858, having previously purchased a farm of one hundred and forty-four acres, which since that tune he has managed and where he still lives. He built his present residence, a view of which, with surroundings, appears on another page, in 1862. In politics Mr. Coleman is and always has been a Democrat.

Mr. Coleman has served as township commissioner since 1868, and has been a director in the First National Bank of Athens since its organization.

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