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James E. L. Coleman

James E. L. Coleman was born in Alabama on November 7, 1842. He came to Texas around 1850 to Cherokee Country. He married Martha Morris on January 16, 1862. He enlisted in the 18th Texas Infantry of April 7, 1862, in Company C as a private. He served until his wounding at the Battle of Richmond, LA. As he was unfit for duty, he was sent to the Confederate Clothing Bureau and spent the rest of the war in a confederate shoe factory. Sometime during this he was promoted to corporal. He surrendered near Palestine, Texas, in June 1865. After the war he moved to Coryell County near Levita, Texas. He served as Postmaster and Justice of the Peace, and was a mason. He had several children. His first wife died and he later remarried. He lived there until his death on December 26, 1913. He is buried in the Levita Cemetery.

Source, Nathaniel Dossman

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