section P, lot 114, part W
Perrin, History of Fayette County, Kentucky (Baskin & Co., Chicago 1882): Col. Cicero Coleman, farmer, P. O. Chilesburg, was born in fayette County, Ky., October 7, 1833. His father, Horace Coleman, emigrated from Spotsylvania County, Va., about 1810, and settled in Fayette, where he married nancy, daughter of William Ellis, also from Virginia. The young Cicero grew up on the farm and was fairly educated in his youth. In the fall of 1862, he entered the Confederate service as Lieutenant Colonel of Col. Cluke's regiment, the Eighth Kentucky Cavalry, in Gen. Morgan's command, with which he acted in many of its dashing movements, being wounded at Hartsville, Tenn. He was acting Colonel while Cluke was Acting Brigadier General and at Cluke's death, at Johnson Island, became Colonel of the regiment. He was captured at Cheshire, Ohio, during Morgan's memorable raid into that State; remained ten days at Johnson's Island, whence he was removed with about sixty-five of his brother officers to the Ohio Penitentiary; and thence, after about eight months' imprisonment, to Fort Delaware, where he was confined for a year then being sent to Richmond for exchange, which could not be effected, he was paroled about a month before Ge. Lee's surrender, after which he made his way through Virginia to Kentucky. Arriving home on June 15, 1865, he returned to work on the farm on which he was born, eight and one-half miles from Lexington, of which farm he has been the owner since his father's death. His widowed mother is still living at the advanced age of eighty-three years. In December, 1867, he married Miss Eva Field, of Boone County, Mo., and they have one child named Horace, now eleven years of age. Col. Coleman is an uncompromising Democrat, is a member of the Masonic fraternity and the Odd Fellows, and belongs to the Baptist Church at David's Fork. His wife is a member of the Presbyterian Church at Salem, in Clerk County. On his farm of 200 acres, to which is given the name "Maple Grove, " Col. Coleman breeds superior Short Horn cattle, and the best of Cotswold sheep, from imported stock. He recently spect some months in Colorado, winding up an estate of a brother-in-law.