PETER COLEBANK, Father of
JAMES COALBANK, Father of
WILAMENA COLEBANK MADERA*
Wilamena Colebank was born in 1836 in Monongalia County, West Virginia, the
ninth child born to parents James Coalbank and Mary Goodwin. She had seven
sisters and two brothers. Wilamena married John Watts Madera, who was born in
1837 to parents Francis P. and Julia Ann Watts Madera in Morgantown, West
Virginia. John was a marble cutter and maker of gravestones and monuments.
Wilamena died at the age of 39 (1875) in Monongalia County. John remarried a
woman named Mary and died July 26, 1892 in Reading, Pennsylvania.
The children of Wilamena Colebank and John W. Madera were:
Marshall D. Madera-- born in 1859.
Lizzie F. Madera -- born in 1861.
Nicholas Madera -- born in 1862
L. J. Madera -- born in 1864
Walter Madera -- born in 1868
Bernard Haymond Madera -- born November 3, 1872.
Ancestry.com wrongly identifies Wilamena as "Willymone" on the 1870 census and
as "Wilminia Madery" in the 1860 census due to the census takers' poor spelling.
*Madera is also spelled Madeira
Headstone of John Watts Madera
|Wilamena Colebank Madera's Death Record
(click to enlarge)