An American Family History

Sarah Coulston Linderman


Coulston is also spelled Caulson, Caulston, Coleson, Collisen, Collsen, Collson, Coulstone, Coleston, Colson, Coulson, and Coulstone.

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Sarah Coulston Linderman was born about 1740 in Hanover Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania near Sanatoga which was once called Crooked Hill, in what is now Lower Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Her parents were Henry Coulston and Rebecca Braun.

She married John Linderman on January 10, 1760 at Christ's Church in Philadelphia. John's parents were John Henry and Sarah Linderman.

Sarah and John's children included:
Mary Linderman Ortlip (about 1760), married Israel Ortlip) and
Rachel Linderman (about 1762).

John died in 1764 and left a will which stated he had two daughters and an unborn child.

Aaron Linderman was born on April 10, 1790, in New Hanover, later Pottsgrove township. Aaron inherited from Jacob Naugle. He was the administrator of Rachel Linderman's estate.

Montgomery County, in southeast Pennsylvania was created on September 10, 1784, out of land that was originally part of Philadelphia County.
Pottsgrove Township was formed in 1807. Its territory was taken from Douglas and New Hanover (formed from Hanover) Townships. In 1889 the townshp split into Upper and Lower Pottsgrove.
Estate inventories give us a glance into the home life of Colonial Americans.
It was common for bequests to include wearing apparel.



from Montgomery Ledger, May 18, 1875)

Death of Aaron Linderman
This esteemed and venerable citizen well known to many of our readers, died this (Thursday) morning, the 14th last, at his residence at Crooked Hill, in Pottsgrove township. He had contracted a slight cold about two weeks ago, and this brought on a fever, of a typhoid character, which terminated his long and well spent life, as above stated.
He was 85 years of age on the 10th of April last, and was born and lived all his life, excepting about three years, at the place where he died. . .

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