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Coleman Cemetery
African American Cemetery

Located somewhere near Denison,
(I believe 4 Miles, SE of Denison.)
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Bains - Grayson County Death Cert. for Will E. Bains
Grayson Co. RFD No 2, male/col/married

5 Sep 1873 - 21 May 1915, He was run over by a train. He was born in TX and was a laborer. 
Parents not filled out; Mrs. M.E. Bains of Denison was the informant. Buried Coleman Cemetery.

Coleman - Ann Coleman  female/col/ widowed  
Age abt 45, born abt 1824 - 4 Jun 1915. She died at 331 E. Day St. in 
Denison of pellagra and senile debility.  She was born in Tenn, the d/o Jerrie Cyle (b. Tenn) Mother not noted. Henry Coleman was the informant. Buried Coleman Cemetery.

Coleman- Rev. D.L. Coleman 
male /colored/married    1839 - 29 May 1914 Abt 75, He was the Preacher of the African Methodist Episcopal church. He died of paralysis (third attack of paralysis). He was born in TX, s/o H. A. Coleman (b Ky) and mother ...McKinney (b. Ky).  Grant Coleman of Denison was the informant. Buried Coleman Cemetery.

Dallas Morning News, 24 May 1889, Page 2 

Denison, Tex., May 23. - H. A. Coleman, colored, died at his home, two and one half miles east of the city, to-day at noon. Uncle Henry, as he was familiarly called, came to Texas when only 18 years of age, and should he have lived a few weeks longer he would have been 70 years old. He enjoyed the perfect confidence of all who knew him, and his death has caused much sorrow among the colored people, especially those of the African Methodist Episcopal church, of which he has been a member since long before the war. His remains will be interred to-morrow evening under the auspices of the colored masons, at the Coleman burial ground, near the old homestead. He was also the oldest colored Mason in Texas.

Coleman - John Coleman
Newspaper Article 2 - Probably buried here, John Coleman.
1 Nov 1897, Dallas Morning News

Denison Budget Column - 'Charged with killing his brother'
Denison, Tex., Oct 31 - Friday night, at the residence of Scott Coleman, four miles southeast of this city, John and Abraham Coleman, colored, sons of Scott Coleman, fell out over a game of craps, and John Coleman was shot in the breast. The matter was kept very quiet until last night when it became certain that the wounded man would die. This morning John Coleman died and a warrant was sworn out for Abraham Coleman, who is charged with killing him. The Colemans live in a settlement where a number of darkies located some years ago and have by hard work and saving accumulated considerable property.

Coleman- Scottie Coleman
male/col/married. He lived and died at 316 W. Johnson St in Denison.

20 Dec 1867 - 11 Jan 1940. His wife was Rosella Coleman. He died of Chronica nephritis and uremia. He was born in TX, s/o Y.S. Coleman and Maranda Coleman, both born in TX.  H.Y. Coleman of Denison was the informant.  Buried Coleman Cemetery.

McKinney - Collin McKinney 
male/colored/widowed  born abt 1869 - 21 Dec 1914.  Died of pulmonary tuberculosis and hemorrhage at 530 S. Crockett Ave, Denison. He was a laborer, born in TX, s/o Jessie McKinney and mother was .... McKinney, both were born in TX. Informant was Y.S. Coleman of Denison. Buried Coleman Cemetery.

Webster - Ellen Webster  
female / colored/ married  age 52 yrs, died 27 Sep 1927. She died at 912 N. Chandler, Denison, of mitral regurgitation and her tonsils were bad. She was born in Grayson Co., TX, d/o of Y.S. Coleman (b TX) & Maronda Brach (bb Ky).  Annie M. Stiler was the informant. 

Buried Coleman Cemetery.

Probably buried here - Wife of Josh Wilson
Dallas Morning News
25 January 1895

Woman Killed. She is shot down by her son-in-law - the homicide arrested.

Denison, Tex, Jan 24 - At 5:15 this afternoon a colored woman in the prime of her life, the wife of Josh Wilson, driver of an express wagon, was shot and instantly killed by her son -in-law, Collins McKinney
The sound of the shots quickly attracted a crowd, who found the woman dead, and near by stood Will Floyd, a young colored man with a bullet wound in his left arm. McKinney, the pistol still smoking, made a gesture as if to take his own life, fired the weapon in close proximity of his head, but did no damage beyond grazing his neck. He then made a rush at the crowd as if to force his way through, but was promptly grabbed by two young white men and held until  officers  Penn and Skeen arrived on the scene and took him in custody.

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