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Randolph-Coleman family of New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Note: This is just one of 1,162 family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption.

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  James Fitz Randolph (1791-1872) — also known as James F. Randolph — of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Middlesex County, N.J., June 26, 1791. Newspaper editor; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Middlesex County, 1823-24; U.S. Representative from New Jersey at-large, 1827-33; bank president. Died in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., January 25, 1872 (age 80 years, 213 days). Interment at Easton Cemetery, Easton, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis FitzRandolph (1757-1822) and Rachel (Snowden) FitzRandolph (1758-1822); married 1813 to Sarah Kent Carman (1789-1860); father of Theodore Fitz Randolph (1826-1883).
  Political family: Randolph-Coleman family of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nicholas Daniel Coleman (1800-1874) — of Kentucky; Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss. Born in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Ky., April 22, 1800. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1824-25; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1829-31; postmaster at Vicksburg, Miss., 1841-44. Slaveowner. Died in Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss., May 11, 1874 (age 74 years, 19 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of James Coleman (1773-1828) and Elizabeth (Warfield) Coleman (1777-1857); married 1826 to Lucy Ambler Marshall (1802-1858); father of Mary Frances Coleman (1830-1914; who married Theodore Fitz Randolph (1826-1883)).
  Political family: Randolph-Coleman family of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Theodore Fitz Randolph (1826-1883) — also known as Theodore F. Randolph — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Mansfield, Tioga County, Pa., June 24, 1826. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Hudson County, 1861; member of New Jersey state senate from Hudson County, 1862-65; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1864; Governor of New Jersey, 1869-72; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1875-81; member of Democratic National Committee from New Jersey, 1876. Died in Morristown, Morris County, N.J., November 7, 1883 (age 57 years, 136 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah Kent (Carman) Randolph (1789-1860) and James Fitz Randolph (1791-1872); married to Mary Frances Coleman (1830-1904; daughter of Nicholas Daniel Coleman).
  Political family: Randolph-Coleman family of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
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