On My Great(3)-Grandfather Reuben Coleman

Jim Mason
3 min readJan 4, 2022

A character at sea in the 18th to 19th Centuries

Photo from family of the author. This might be the son of Reuben’s also named Reuben.

All of us have both laudable and questionable ancestors somewhere in our backgrounds. I’m lucky enough to have detailed accounts from the life of one of mine that you might enjoy for their glimpses into 18th and 19th Century English history. The first is from a grandson of Reuben’s, Charles Wesley Coleman:

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