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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


THORNTON COALBANK, a farmer and stock-grower, born in West Virginia in 1821, is a son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Everly) Coalbank, who were also natives of West Virginia, and of Welsh and English extraction.  His father was a farmer all his life.  Thornton, the fifth in a family of eleven children, remained on the farm with his parents until he reached his majority.  He received his education in the district schools of West Virginia, and Greene County, Penn., where he has resided since 1842.  Early in life he learned the shoemaker’s trade, which, in connection with farming, he has followed through life, and has met with financial success, being at present the owner of a valuable farm lying along the Monongahela River.  Mr. Coalbank has been twice married, first in Greene County in 1846, to Miss Sarah Hartly, who died in 1875.  By this marriage Mr. Coalbank was the father of eleven children, most of whom grew to maturity.  Ten years later he married Miss Agnes, daughter of John and Susannah (Bright) Davis.  Mr. and Mrs. Coalbank are leading members in the Baptist Church.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 11 October 2007

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