Need Sources for Christopher Coleman in Mill Creek, SC

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Need help finding sources please. I have stories of this Tory but no proof.
WikiTree profile: Christopher Coleman
in Genealogy Help by Gigi Tanksley G2G6 Mach 3 (32.3k points)

Gigi, I find very little if any documentation on him. Perhaps the following which was posted elsewhere in 2009 might help you find some viable sourcing.

There is much tradition to the effect that these Colemans were loyal to the King at the time of the Revolution, particularly Christopher, who is said to have been the owner of Christie's  Tavern, made famous in John P. Kennedy's book, "Horseshoe  Robinson." Christopher Coleman is supposed to have refugeed to  Charleston, where he died during the War.  Moreover, one Col. Bob  Coleman, not otherwise identified, commanded the tories at the battle of Mobley's Meeting House in Fairfield County. 

 

In any case, if they were loyalists, these Colmans must have been highly  inoffensive ones, as their lands were not confiscated.

 

A History of Union County, South Carolina published by the Union County Historical Foundation (1977) lists persons receiving payments for duty done in Colonel (Thomas) Brandon's Regiment. Among those listed are Mathew, Israel, Isaac, James, and David Robertson, the oldest brothers of John Robertson, and Robert Coleman.

 

This research book also mentions a tavern owned by Coleman's father, Christopher, located near Grindal Shoals called "Christie's". This tavern is also mentioned in the book titled "Horse Shoe Robinson" by John Pendleton Kennedy (1835), which is a fictionalized account based on the life of James Robertson, Dio Cleason's uncle.

 

DAR records confirm the Revolutionary War service of Matthew, James, and David, as well as that of Coleman. As a matter of interest, Grindal Shoals, located between Thickety Creek to the north, and Mill Creek to the south, was the most noted ford on the Pacolet River during the Revolution. General Morgan and his troops encamped for 20 days at Grindal Shoals prior to the Battle of Cowpens.

 

In August, 1852, the mills and stores which had sprung up during the previous century because of its importance as a ford were destroyed by "the great Pacolet River flood." According to Rev. Ivey, "Christie's Tavern" was standing until early 2000 when it was destoryed by an arson fire.

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Hopefully the following will help you out...

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Source: South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980

Name: Christopher Coleman
Probate Date: 1784
Probate Place: Abbeville, South Carolina, USA
Inferred Death Year: Abt. 1784
Inferred Death Place: South Carolina, USA

Contents
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Page 1/4) https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/19487780?h=eb74e0

Page 2/4) https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/19487824?h=0c5514

Page 3/4) https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/19487824?h=0c5514

Page 4/4) https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/19487871?h=458397

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Source: South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980

Name: Christopher Coleman
Probate Date: 1784
Probate Place: Abbeville, South Carolina, USA
Inferred Death Year: Abt. 1784
Inferred Death Place: South Carolina, USA

Contents
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Page 1/2) https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/19487930?h=4798d7

Page 2/2) https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/19487937?h=d92b28

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***The following reflects the Father of Christopher Coleman***

Source: The Grindal Shoals Gazette
Title: Family of Robert Coleman, Sr.
Date: 10 Nov 2017

Article URL/Link: http://grindalshoalsgazette.com/?p=92

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This was only based upon the information reflected on the WikiTree Profile and, hopefully, this was helpful for you in some way...

Enjoy and Good Luck! :-)

~Brian Kerr
by Brian Kerr G2G6 Pilot (261k points)
selected by Patricia Kent
Thanks Brian!

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