Monday, July 19, 2004

COLE Family Bible, Ohio & New York

Large Holy Bible published by J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia; 1866 with family geneology from the original owners of this Bible, The Cole family of Norwalk OH and Little Falls, NY area from 1783-1980

John Cole married Eunice on 19 June 1793 at Sterling Connecticut by Rev. Mr. Porter. See John's will, 8 Nov. 1833, filed in Fairfield, Herkimer County New York. Names Justus Allen Cole, Eunice Ann Cole, Asa Cole, all under 21 years of age, and appoints Linus Everts as their guardian. [Brian's Note: I believe these 3 are his grandchildren, children of his deceased son Asa] Also names his wife Eunice and his older children (3 sons and 2 daughters) Lucy, John, Hannah, Almira, Thomas, Truman. Also names his son Asa Cole, deceased, and leaves a bequest to his 3 grandchildren, the children of Asa.

1880 Census Place Fairfield, Herkimer, New York

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Justus COLE Self M Male W 55 OH Retired Farmer NY OH

Martha COLE Wife M Female W 47 NY Keeping House NY NY

Anna COLE Dau S Female W 19 NY At Home OH NY

Truman COLE Son S Male W 17 NY At Home OH NY

Elmira COLE Dau S Female W 15 NY At Home OH NY

Libbie PORTER Other S Female W 10 NY Attends School NY NY

Source Information: Family History Library Film 1254837

NA Film Number T9-0837
Page Number 38B

Cole, Asa C. (Little Falls) dairyman, farmer 265 and leases of Truman cole, 238

Justus A. Cole and Ezra B. Helligas (Little Falls) props. of C.B. Gill's non-freezing pump,for Herkimer Co.
Cole, Justus A. (Little Falls) Cole & Helligas; dairyman, dealer in patent farm gates and farmer 248

Gazetteer and Business Directory of Herkimer County, N.Y. 1869-70

A family named Cole from Connecticut settled in the Alexander district. They were Mr. and Mrs. Cole, three sons and three daughters. The sons were John Jr., Justin and Asa. The daughters were Hannah, Almira and another one who married Mr. Pearl and lived in Eaton's Bush. Mr. and Mrs. Pearl had two sons and one daughter Lovina. The sons were: Ebenezer and Isaac. Hannah, Almira and John died unmarried. Source: Historical Events of The Early Settlers of Fairfield, White Creek and Vicinity

October 30, 1873:
Asa C. Cole of Fairfield met a sad death at Shingle Hollow in the town of Hoosick on Wednesday afternoon by a horse running away and stampeding a herd of cattle belonging to himself and brother who were engaged driving them to market when Cole was trampled to death. [Source: The Camden Advance Journal]

COLE, John, D. 5-6-1827, 54yr., Wf. Lydia COLE, Lydia, D. 1-2-1852, 76 yrs., Hus. John

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