Re: Coulson Heath-GA 1788
Hello Mr. Coffman and other listers.
We are glad to have you join our discussion, and thank you for adding your welcome information.
I first have a question.Do we know for sure the DOB of Coulson (Colson, Coleson) Jr. to be 1788?? I would refer you to the 1850 GA census listed further below.
I would first like to revisit some of the Heaths who were in Putnam Co GA early on.
Rhoda Heath (a widow) was a Fortunate Drawer in the 1807 GA land lottery.At the time she was a resident of BALDWIN co.Putnam Co was cut from Baldwin in Dec. 1807.Research indicates that Rhoda for whatever reason did not take up the land that she drew. She was a charter member of Crooked Creek Primitive Bapt Church, constituted in the year of 1807.Jeremiah Castleberry was a member also of this church in 1813, still on roll in 1820.Colson Jr. we find on the membership roll 1824 thru 1830.There are no rosters for 1831 - 33.) He is not on the 1834 roll.
With reference to naming customs of children, notice the 1850 Census of Talbot Co Ga for the Coulson Heath family:
Coulson Heath, age 52, born GA,
wife, Jane,(Castleberry) age 41
Thomas age 16,
Jeremiah age 14,
Colson age 9,
Rhoda age 6,
Cicero age 4
Silas age 3 months.
You mention a brother to Thomas named Henry E Heath born 1839, however, he is not listed in 1850.
My theory:Jeremiah Castleberry is Jane' father and Rhoda Heath might be Coulson's grandmother.That is if he(Coulson JR) is the son of Colson, Sr.
There appears to be some estrangement from Colson Sr's family by Colson Jr.In the 1820 Putnam Co census he is farming on land that he does not own neither is he farming with his father.IF (big if) Colson Sr is my ancestor, it is likely that Colson Jr was from a first marriage and Colson SR married my GGG grandmother as his second wife (when and where I don't know) because she had a first marriage as well.
I have not traced Colson Jr beyond Talbot Co GA in 1850.I don't know when he left Monroe Co Ga (he had purchased a lot there in 1831 with a John K Jones) and I did not locate his family on the 1840 GA census.
In the 1813 Tax list for Putnam Co GA we find:
William Heath who had land in Putnam and Warren counties - deceased 1824.
Sterling Heath deceased 1814; Colson Heath, Thomas Heath, Isaac and Joel Heath.
By 1820 census of Putnam Co only William, Thomas, Colson, Sr. and Colson Jr. and Gillford Heath are listed.
1830 Census Putnam Co has Coulson Jr and wife, Lunsfordand Gillford Heath and Margaret Heath, widow of Wm. Heath.
I hope that this will be of help to someone andwill help us to shed a little more light on these families.