PETER COALBANK, father of
SAMUEL COLEBANK, father of
THORNTON ELSWORTH COLEBANK, father of

JOSEPH MILTON COLEBANK
Joseph Milton Colebank was born on March 12, 1849 in
Dunkard Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania to
parents Thornton Elsworth Colebank and Sarah Hartley
Colebank. In 1869 he married Mary V. Tapp, born
November 18, 1850, in West Virginia.  According to
federal census reports, Joseph was a farmer and a day
laborer. Mary died on April 11, 1909 and Joseph died on
December 7, 1928 in Sutton, Braxton County, West
Virginia.

The children of Joseph and Mary were:

Robert Thornton Colebank - born October 12, 1869 in
Cass District, Monongalia County, West Virginia. He was
a portrait photographer (see his photo of his sister to the
right). He married Etta A. Simmons Hanna on March 7,
1896  in Braxton County, West Virginia. His children were
Opal Hanna Colebank (1897 - 1972) and Catherine Lucille
Colebank (1901-1974). Robert and Etta lived in Sutton,
West Virginia most of their married life. Robert died
January 10, 1945 in Danville, Illinois. He is buried in Ridge
Lawn Cemetery, Griffith, Indiana.

Lucy Della Colebank - born in 1871. She was known as
"Della". She married James V. Holt when he was 69 and
she was 57 and they lived in Sutton, West Virginia. She
died of chronic interstitial nephritis on December 9, 1936
and is buried in the Sutton Cemetery.
Lucy Della Colebank Holt Death Certificate
(click to enlarge)
Della Colebank
Lucy Della Colebank / J V Holt Marriage
Certificate (click to enlarge)
Joseph Milton Colebank Death
Certificate (click to enlarge)
Robert T.. Colebank Birth Record
Robert Colebank / Etta Hanna Marriage
Certificate (click to enlarge)
Della Colebank and unknown Jenny
Della Colebank, year
unknown
Robert Thornton Colebank
A letter from Joseph to his brother Lawrence
concerning his share of their father's estate.
(Click to enlarge)
Letter courtesy of Donna Summers