Monday, March 23, 2015

Hartley Siblings Died of TB - April 1927

A separate room outdoors, isolation unit for tuberculosis patient in the backyard of her family's home on La Delta project. Thomastown, Louisiana

Pulmonary tuberculosis is a contagious disease spread through the air via cough, spit,sneezing. If the disease is left untreated, 50% of the infected die. The classic symptoms of active TB infection are a chronic cough with blood-tinged sputum, fever, night sweats, and weight loss (the latter giving rise to the formerly common term for the disease, "consumption").

Hartley siblings, Cora and Jewel, were born about 10 years apart; Cora in 1902 and Jewel in 1912. They were the children of Tom and Sarah Coleman Hartley. The siblings mother died in 1914, leaving the young children to be raised by their father and his new wife, Della Wallace, near Crystal Springs, Copiah County, MS.

The father Tom was the first in the family to die with TB. He died 28 Jan 1926. Jewel died 06 Apr 1927; few weeks later his sister Cora died 27 April 26 1927. They were all buried at Gallman Chapel Church Cemetery.

Image from Library of Congress
Tom Hartley and Sarah Coleman Hartley's Death Certificates
Cora and Jewel Hartley's Death Certificates

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sarah Coleman Hartley

Born in Caseyville, Lincoln County, MS
Daughter of Richard Coleman and Rosetta Ervin
Wife of Thomas/Tom Hartley

Image Courtesy of Dr Debbie Bullock, direct descendant

Sarah's brother, Clarence, married my grandaunt, Nellie Markham.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Richard Coleman of Caseyville, MS

Richard Coleman, daughter Alice, and wife Rosetta

Richard Coleman was born about 1855, raised on the Daniel Buie Plantation with his mother, siblings and several other slave families.

The Buie family were pious Presbyterians, considered plain, unpretending, honest, simple farmers who were not wealthy. The plantation was located in Caseyville, Copiah County, MS. Most of the Buie's slave population grew from within or from natural increase. They would purchase slaves as needed. Daniel Buie owned 83 slaves when he died in 1862, which would classify him as a planter.

Lucinda was Richard's mother. She was born about 1820, maybe, in Virginia. Lucinda stated in a deposition that she was the slave of Daniel Buie since the age of 13, since the mid 1830s. By the time she gave the deposition in 1881, she was known as Old Aunt Lucy. Richard's father was Cupit Coleman who lived on the neighboring plantation of Dougald McMillan. Cupit was valued at $600 on the 1865 inventory and appraisal of Dougald McMillan's property.

Lucinda and Cupit had a dozen or more children. Several were named on Daniel Buie's 1862 inventory list. Richard was a boy appraised at $400.

He was still living with his parents in 1870, married by 1880 to Rosetta Irvin/Erwin.

Richard and Rosetta's children were:
Clarence b. about 1877, married Nellie Markham (my grandaunt)
Sarah b. about 1875, married Thomas Hartley
Richard b. about 1879, married Martha A Dixon
Norris b. about 1881, married Pinkie Henderson
Mary b. about 1881, married Daniel Hilliard
Norah b. about 1884
Emily born about 1887
Liza born about 1888
David b. 1889, married Bettie Sartin, child with Della Wallace
Rosetta b. about 1890, married David Brewer (my 2nd cousin 1x removed)
Letha b. about 1893, married L T Thomas, child with Ellis Johnson
Fannie b. about 1895, married Minor Herring
James b. about 1897
Dock b. about 1898, married Luna Herring
Alice b. about 1900, married Nathaniel Henderson and Archie Hilliard, Jr (my 2nd cousin 1x removed)

Richard lived a quite life as a farmer and preacher. He died 01 Jul 1927 in Caseyville of heart and kidney disease. Rosetta died after 1930.

Image Courtesy of Gertha Hilliard Williams and Alice Hilliard Young
Richard Coleman's 1927 Death Certificate

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wordless Wednesday
Marie Boyd Gaulden
circa 1966

Marie was born in 1895, Cranfield, Adams County, Mississippi
Daughter of John Boyd and Aileen Calcote
Wife of Frank Gaulden, Jr

Photograph Courtesy of Anthony Neal
Marie was the aunt of Anthony Neal's wife, Bettie McDaniel.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunday Obituary
Claudine Culver Aultmann

Mrs Claudine Culver Aultmann was the second of four children born to the late Grover C Culver and Mrs Kathleen T Culver. She was united with Kynett United Methodist Church at an early age and continued in the service of the Lord and humanity throughout her life.

She was united in Holy Matrimony to Rudolph V Aultmann on June 24, 1956. Their only daughter preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Alexander High School and Jackson State University.

Claudine taught in Brookhaven Separate School District for seventeen years. She served as a Buyer of Grain for the state of Illinois Agriculture Department. She was Librarian for Oakley Training School, Raymond, Mississippi, for sixteen years.

She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and educatoe, an affilate of Gamma Beta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, a compassionate family member, devoted church member and a light to the lives she touched.

She leaves to cherish sweet memories: a loving and devoted husband, Rudolph V Aultmann; a mother, Mrs Kathleen Culver; one foster son and daughter, James and Janet Fason, Indianapolis, Indiana; five granddaughters, Tiffany Nicole Stamps and Katrina Deanna Stamps, Jackson, MS; Rane, Michelle and Jamie Fason, Indianapolis, Indiana; one sister abd two brothers, Mrs Lyntine Lenoir and Sterling E Culver, both of Brookhaven, Mississippi; John A Culver, Prentiss, Mississippi and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives , and friends.

How does she connect to my family
Claudine's sister, Lyntine Culver, married Lamar Lenoir, my maternal 2nd cousin once removed

Photograph used with permission from
Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin Regional Library
100 South Jackson Street
Brookhaven, MS 39601