|PETER COALBANK, father of
SAMUEL COLEBANK, father of
THORNTON ELSWORTH COLEBANK, father of
Delia Amelia Colebank was born July 12, 1854 on a farm on the east bank of the Monongahela
River in Dunkard Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania to Thornton Elsworth Colebank and
Sarah Hartley Colebank. She was the fifth of twelve children. In February, 1876 she married
Erastus Montraville Cushman, born December 11, 1854 in Maidsville, Monongalia County, West
Virginia to Adanaijah Ephraim Cushman and Zanah Dean Cushman. They resided in Maidsville,
Monongalia County, West Virginia, before moving to Dunkard Township, Greene County,
Pennsylvania. Erastus passed away June 19, 1932. Delia died June 20, 1936 in Dunkard
Township and is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Dunkard Township, as is Erastus.
The children of Delia and Erastus Cushman were:
Sarah Allie (Stellie or Allie) - born May 14, 1878. She married William Lee Graham (March 27,
1875) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, born March 27, 1875, on July 31, 1901 at Morgantown. They
had one child, Ione Claire Graham, born February 23, 1908. Sarah was a dressmaker. She died
March 22, 1908.
Mary Rosena - born March 31, 1879. She married William Brown on April 22, 1909. Their children
were Albert L. (March 7, 1910), Roy S. (May 24, 1913), William W. (February 13, 1920), Virginia
(September 16, 1922) and Vernon (September 16, 1922).
Nannie Lillian (Lillian) - born October 3, 1880. She married Harry Smith Johnson and they had
one child, Howard Melvin, born May 13, 1904.
|Sarah Allie Cushman Graham, daughter of
Delia Colebank and Monteville Cushman
Lillian Cushman Johnson Death Certificate
|Letter from Delia concerning her father's
legacy and headstone (click to enlarge)
(Letter courtesy of Donna Summers)
|Headstone of Delia and Montraville
Cushman in Fairview Cemetery, Dunkard
Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.
(Photo courtesy of Donna Summers)