Bank Checks of Lewis M. Coleman

Lewis Minor Coleman
(1861 - 1918)

This page features a portion of his checks found in the collection of documents from 619 Walnut Street. His father was a CSA Lt. Col. who died at Vicksburg. His mother was the granddaughter of John Marshall, a Chief Justice of the United States who played a significant role in the development of the American legal system. He came to Chattanooga in late 1885 and began what would be an impressive career. In 1910, he was listed as general counsel at Chattanooga of the Southern Express Company. He worked with the Title Guarantee & Trust Company. It is likely the checks were stored here when he joined the firm.

Coleman attended the University of Virginia with John Thomas Lupton. Following a visit to Coleman's home in Chattanooga in 1887, Lupton also settled in Chattanooga.

In 1905, Coleman purchased a home at 1 Craven's Terrace from John Cravens. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places: LINK

Coleman succumed to influenza during the pandemic of 1918.

Payees featured:

  • Garnett Andrews
  • Adolph Ochs
  • Julius Ochs
  • E. M. Dodson
  • J. Fred Ferger
  • W. F. Fischer
  • J. B. Frazier
  • M. M. Hope
  • A. W. Judd
  • T. M. McConnell
  • W. B. Mitchell
  • M. B. Parham
  • C. T. Raymond
  • Joseph H. Warner
  • F. F. Wiehl
  • C. E. James
  • J. W. White