| PETER COLEBANK, father of
JAMES COALBANK, father of
JANE COALBANK HANEY
Jane Coalbank was born in Cass District, Monongalia County, West Virginia in 1828. She was the 4th of
10 children born to James and Mary Goodwin Coalbank. Jane grew up on Crooked Run where she was
born, a creek which drains the western slope of Monongalia County into the Monongahela River at a point
just south of the West Virginia / Pennsylvania line in Cass District of Monongalia County.
Jane was 22 and living with her parents when she had her first child Tom. Six years later, in March of
1850, the 28-year-old Jane married John Wesley Haney. The service was performed by the Reverend
Thomas H. Monroe. Young Thomas Jefferson Colebank was then 6 years old. He continued to live with his
grand- parents after his mother's marriage. Purportedly Tom's father was William Harmony, and Tom knew
and visited him.
John Haney was a farmer and shoemaker. John and Jane farmed in Fayette County, Pennsylvania near
Point Marion when they were first married. Later they farmed along Robinson Run near Morgantown, West
Virginia. Their last move was to Stewartstown in Union District, Monongalia County, West Virginia, a couple
miles south of Point Marion. Here they remained and raised their 8 children.
John Haney died in 1908 at age 80. Jane outlived John 8 years. She died in 1916 at the age of 94. They
are buried in the Eden Church Cemetery near Stewartstown, West Virginia.
The child of Jane Coalbank was:
Thomas Jefferson Colebank - born April 25, 1844 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania near Point Marion. He
married Margaret Stewart on August 28, 1864. He died June 15, 1928 and is buried in Eden Cemetery,
Stewartstown, West Virginia. (See Thomas Jefferson Colebank page)
The children of Jane Colebank and John Wesley Haney were:
Clarissa Haney - born February 12, 1851. She married Steve Stewart. She died November 1, 1880 and is
buried in Eden Cemetery, Stewartstown, West Virginia.
James Mathew Haney - born in 1853. James was a blacksmith. He married Catherine Haney and they had
at least three children, Annie A. Haney, born January 20, 1877, James F. Haney, born May 30, _______ and
Florence A. Haney, born November 26, 1879. Catherine died and James married Barbara Colebank
Fowler in Monongalia County on October 15, 1887. James was 33 and Barbara was 36.
Susan C. Haney - born October 13, 1853 on Robinson Run, Monongalia County, West Virginia. She
married Joseph Stewart. She died in 1940 and is buried in Eden Cemetery.
Mary Frances Haney - born April 2, 1855 in Monongalia County, West Virginia. She married Harrison Cool.
She died of consumption on April 11, 1875 in Monongalia County at age 20.
John Corbin Haney - born December 11, 1856 in Monongalia County, West Virginia. John remained a
Beuna Vista Haney - born 1858 in Monongalia County, West Virginia. She married Ephraim Stewart. She
died in 1938 and is buried in Eden Cemetery.
Willey Jane Haney - born March 31, 1860 in Monongalia County, West Virginia. She died on June 12, 1876
at age 16 of tuberculosis.
Tobitha Ella Haney - born November 4, 1861 in Monongalia County, West Virginia. She married M. A.
Wallace. She died April 29, 1885 of tuberculosis and is buried in Eden Cemetery.
Parts of this page were copied with permission from "From Whence Came The Colebanks" by Warren
Colebank, Copyright 1989, page 171.
|Death Record of Willey Jane Haney
|Death Record of Tobitha Haney (click to
|Marriage Certificate of James M. Haney and
Barbara Fowler (click to enlarge)
|Marriage Record of Jane Colebank and John
Wesley Haney (click to enlarge)
|Birth Record of Annie Haney
|Florence Haney Birth Record
|Birth Record of Tobitha Haney
|Birth Record of James F. Haney
|Death Record of Mary Frances Haney Cool
|Headstone of Tobitha Haney
Wallace in Eden Cemetery.
|Headstone of Beuna Vista Haney Stewart in
Eden United Methodist Church Cemetery in
Stewartstown, West Virginia.