COLEMAN, THOMAS ATLEE (18601923). Thomas Atlee (Little Tom) Coleman, rancher, son of Margaretta Susan (Atlee) and Thomas Matthew (Big Tom) Coleman qv , was born on June 5, 1860, in Goliad, Texas, and educated at the universities of Tennessee and Virginia. His father and paternal grandfather, Youngs Levi Coleman , helped found the Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company . His maternal grandfather, John N. Keeran , moved to Texas in 1867 and became a prominent rancher in Victoria County. Coleman ranched in Dimmit, La Salle, Webb, and other counties. From his office in San Antonio he supervised a spread that included the towns of Carrizo Springs, Catarina, Encinal, Cotulla, Artesia Wells, and Asherton. In addition he purchased the 1.5 million-acre Milmo Ranch in Mexico, for which he paid $3.5 million.

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