The Allens and the Colemans

would include some of the young men mentioned in N12n5 and N12n6 , and likely Edward King Allen (see S7n1 ) and John Allen (see S10n3 ), sons of John Allen.

As George and James Coleman may not strictly qualify as beaus to their cousins the Collins girls, it is possible that other Colemans, not so related, are along as well—like William, aged 23 (b. 25 May 1792), who will appear with George and James at Colin Grove the following day; and Alexander, aged 18 (b. 13 Aug. 1797). They are sons of Seth Coleman and Deborah (Swain) Coleman, and uncles of George and James.

(Of William Coleman nothing further is known, but he may be the person mentioned by Louisa in N26--as discussed in N26n3 . Of all the young men paying their respects this 31 Dec., the only one that would marry one of the Collins girls would be Alexander Coleman--if indeed he did visit this day. He m. Jane, as her second husband, in 1829--see under A26n1 . He d. 5 Aug. 1862.)