Cole Family

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(1) James Cole

Occupation: shoemaker, innkeeper
Date of Birth: About 1600
Place of Birth: Barnstaple, Devonshire, England
First Marriage: June 1, 1625, Mary Tibbes
Date of Death: After 1688
Place of Death: Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA

Children:

1. Daniel Cole
2. James Cole , Jr.
3. Hugh Cole
4. John Cole

(2) John Cole

Father: James Cole
Mother: Mary Tibbes
Date of Birth: 21 Nov 1637
Place of Birth: Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA
First Marriage: Nov. 21, 1667, Elizabeth Ryder
Place of Death: Swansea, Bristol Co., MA

Children:

Nathaniel Cole
Elizabeth Cole

(3) Elizabeth Cole

Father: John Cole
Mother: Elizabeth Ryder
First Marriage: Jan. 10, 1695, William Hammond, Swansea

Spouse: William Hammond
Father: William Hammond
Mother: Elizabeth Bartram
Date of Birth: 1675
Place of Birth: Swansea
First Marriage: January 10, 1695, Elizabeth Cole
Second Marriage: Rebecca Ormsbee, daughter of Thomas Ormsbee and Mary Fitch.

(3) Nathaniel Cole

Father: John Cole
Mother: Elizabeth Ryder
Children:

Nathaniel Cole

(4) Nathaniel Cole

Father: Nathaniel Cole

Children:

Ephraim Cole

(5) Ephraim Cole

Father: Nathaniel Cole

Children:

Ephraim Cole, married Setp. 15, 1771, Waitstill Ormsbee, daughter of Jacob Ormsbee, Jr and Mary Barney

Ruth Cole, married Oct. 6, 1771, Jacob Ormsbee, son of Jacob Ormsbee, Jr and Mary Barney.

(2) Hugh Cole

Father: James Cole
Mother: Mary Tibbes
Occupation: 1653, Shipwright in Plymouth
Date of Birth: 28 Jun 1628
Place of Birth: Barnstaple, Devonshire, England
First Marriage: Jan 8 1654, Mary Foxwell, Plymouth/Swansea, MA
Date of Death: 22 Jan 1698
Place of Death: Swansea, MA

Children:

James Cole
Hugh Cole
John Cole
Martha Cole
Anna Cole
Ruth Cole
Joseph Cole
Ebenezer Cole
Mary Cole
Benjamin Cole

(3) Anna Cole

Father: Hugh Cole
Mother: Mary Foxwell
Date of Birth: 14 Oct (Dec) 1664
Place of Birth: Plymouth, MA
First Marriage: July 30, 1684, William Salisbury, Jr., Swansea, MA
Date of Death: 23 (3) Jun 1704
Place of Death: Swansea, MA

Spouse: William Salisbury , Jr.
Father: William Salisbury
Mother: Susannah
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Birth: 14 Aug (Jun) 1659, Boston (Dorchester), MA
Date of Death: 3 Apr 1726
Place of Death: Swansea, MA
WILL: 9 Mar 1725, Probated May 16, 1726
First Marriage: 30 Jul 1684, Anna Cole, Swansea, MA
Second Marriage: June 27, 1705, Mary Ormsbee Daughter of Thomas Ormsbee and Mary Fitch

Children (By Mary Ormsbee):

Rachel Salisbury
Ephraim Salisbury
Rebecca Salisbury
Daniel Salisbury

(3) Ebenezer Cole

Father: Hugh Cole
Mother: Mary FOXWELL
Date of Birth: ABT. 1671
Place of Birth: Portsmouth, Newport, RI
First Marriage: About 1697, Mehitable Luther, Swansea, Bristol Co., MA
Date of Death: 4 Sep 1719
Place of Death: Swansea, Bristol Co., MA
Place of Burial: Kickemuit Cemetery, Warren, RI

Children:

Benjamin Cole
Ebenezer Cole
Edward Cole
Samuel Cole

(4) Samuel Cole

Father: Ebenezer Cole
Mother: Mehitabe Luther
Date of Birth: 24 Jun 1704
Place of Birth: Swansea, MA
First Marriage: Rachel Salisbury Daughter of William Salisbury, Jr. and Mary Ormsbee
Date of Death: 1733

(4) Ebenezer Cole

Father: Ebenezer Cole
Mother: Mehitable Luther

Children:

(5) Elizabeth Cole - Father: Ebenezer Cole. Date of Birth: Dec 23, 1737. Place of Birth: Swansea, Mass. First marriage: Jan. 30, 1755, Ezra Ormsby. Date of Death: Feb. 8, 1763. Place of Burial: Kickimuit Cemetery, Warren, R.I. Ezra Ormsbee was the son of Ezra Ormsbee and Mary Salisbury.

(5) Edward Cole - Father: Ebenezer Cole. (6) Samuel Cole - Father: Edward Cole. (7) Emiline Loretta Cole - Father: Samuel Cole. Married William Wadhams. They had a daughter, Frances B. Wadhams. Frances married 1st George Davenport. Married 2nd, Sept. 26, 1867, Ebenezer J. Ormsbee. Son of John Mason Ormsby and Lydia Goodal.

(4) Edward Cole

Father: Ebenezer Cole
Mother: Mehitable Luther

Children:

(5) Samuel Cole - Father: Edward Cole. Date of Birth: July 18, 1740. Place of Birth: Swansea, Mass. First Marriage: About 1762, Keziah Hicks.. Date of. Death: March 13, 1768. Plcae of Death: Warren, R.I.. Place of Burial: Kickimuit Cemetery

Children:

Charity Cole
Samuel Cole
Nathaniel Cole

Keziah (Hicks/Cole) Cranston later married Joshua Ormsbee, son of Ezra Ormsbee and Mary Salisbury, as his second wife.

(3) Benjamin Cole

Father: Hugh Cole
Mother: Mary Foxwell
First Marriage: Hannah Eddy

Children:

Hannah Cole, born Jan 14, 1716, Swansea, Mass
Jonathan Cole

(4) Hannah Cole

Father: Benjamin Cole
Mother: Hannah Eddy
Date of Birth: Jan. 14, 1716
Place of Birth: Swansea, Mass.
First Marriage: Nov., 24, 1744, Ebenezer Ormsbee, son of Ezra Ormsbee and Mary Salisbury

(4) Jonathan Cole

Father: Benjamin Cole
Mother: Hannah Eddy

Children:

(5) Jonathan Cole - Father: Jonathan Cole. Date of Birth: Oct 10, 1728. Married March 2, 1755, Abigail (Martin) Easterbrook. They had Ambrose Cole. (6) Ambrose Cole - Father: Jonathan Cole. Mother: Abigail Easterbrook. Date of Birth: Feb 14, 1756

Additional Facts of Interest:

"Descendants of James Cole of Plimouth" by E.B. Cole (1908)

"The Great Migration Begins" by Robert Charles Anderson, NEHGS 1995 vol. 1.

Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptiams, Marriages and Burials, 1538 to 1812 (Exeter 1903 by Thomas Wainwright) states that James Cole married Mary Tibbs on May 1, 1625.

Ernest B. Cole, The Descendants of James Cole of Plymouth, 1633 (New York 1908); Fremont Rider, Preliminary Materials for a Genealogy of the Rider (Ryder) Families of the United States. Indirect support for Elizabeth Cole's parentage comes from John Cole Jr.'s witnessing a 1702 deed signed at SWansea by William and Elizabeth Hammond (Bristol Co., Deeds.).

From: Junkins Genealogy" he married 2nd Keziah, widow of Samuel Cole".
Also: Town of Warren, R.I. Deed Book 3. "Joshua Ormsbee of Warren was bondsman, and his wife Keziah, who was heretofore the widow of Samuel Cole, late of Warren." Dated Apr. 8, 1788

From: Samuel Cole and Keziah Hicks(Hix) had a daughter Charity Cole, b. 1763, d., Apr. 27, 1838, m. Joseph Sparks. Keziah must have married 2nd to a Benjamin Cranston for in (R.I. VR Vol. 6) is recorded the birth of "Harte Cranston, daughter of Benjamin and Keziah, May 3, 1778."

In the Ormsbee family burying ground on the still existing Ormsbee farm near Porter Corners, Town of Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N.Y., are the graves of Ambrose Cole and his wife Altheare Cole. From a genealogy: "Descendants of James Cole of Plimouth 1633" by E.B. Cole (1908), we find that this branch of the Cole family lived at Swansea, Mass., then moved to Warren, R.I., and later to the Town of Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N.Y. as did this branch of the Ormsbees. There were several inter-marriages between the Coles and Ormsbees, and between the Coles and Easterbrooks family. The Easterbrooks and Coles preceeded the Ormsbees to Greenfield, and it was from Royal Easterbrook that Isaac Ormsbee bought the still existing farm in 1796. Not only were the families inter-married, but they seem to have been closely associated in their migrations, searching for better conditions after the Revolutionary War.

(5) Jonathan Cole

Line: James, Hugh, Benjamin, Jonathan

Born Oct. 10, 1728 at Swansea, Mass. Married Mar. 2, 1755 Abigail (Martin) Easterbrook, widow of William Easterbrook. Children: Ambrose Cole, born Feb. 14, 1756

(5) Lydia Cole

Line: James, Hugh, Ebenezer, Benjamin

Born Mar. 4, 1749 at Warren, R.I.. Died Aug. 17, 1824 aged 75. Buried Kickimuit Cemetery, Warren, R.I. Married 1st. Mar. 12, 1767 Thomas Easterbrook. He died. at Sea. Married 2nd. June 17, 1776 Nathaniel Easterbrook, brother of Thomas. Children: Royal Easterbrook, born Oct. 4, 1767 probably at Warren, R.I. This is the Royal Easterbrook from whom Isaac Ormsbee bought his farm in 1796.

(6) Ambrose Cole

Line: James, Hugh, Benjamin, Jonathan, Jonathan

Born Feb. 14, 1756. Died Oct. 7, 1828 at Greenfield, N.Y. Buried in Ormsbee Cem. Married Altheare Martin From: R.I. VRs Vol. 21, "R.I. American" report of deaths. "Cole, Altheare, wife of Capt. Ambrose, and dau. of the late Col. Nathaniel Martin of Barrington, died at Greenfield, N.Y. July 26, 1826 aged 67 yrs." Children: Jonathan C. Cole, born abt. 1786 (from age at death).

From: Sylvester's "History of Saratoga Co., N.Y."
"Ambrose Cole and wife came to the uplands of this mountain side to escape malaria fever, in 1790, migrating from Rhode Island by ox team. He built their log cabin and made that do until 1812 when he built the present dwelling. This farm on the Mooleyville road 2 miles from Porter Corners. The house is 1 story stone and at present is owned by Edwin Moody of Marmaroneck."

From: Sylvester's "History of Saratoga Co., N.Y."
"Ambrose Cole was a soldier of the Rev. and is buried in the Ormsby Cemetery. A remarkable incident is related about his death. He was plowing in his field and did not return for dinner. When search was made, he was found dead at the plow. In those days the Coroner had to be summoned from Ballston Spa. The body was left in the field till his arrival. During the night, fires had to be kept burning to keep the wolves away. The neighbors helped to keep the fires burning until the Coroner came the next morning. The verdict was, "Death by the Visitation of God."
The information about Jonathan C. Cole's family of the Town of Greenfield, N.Y. was supplied by Mrs. Roy H. Ormsbee, one of his descendants. She did not have many dates, but some were taken from the Cole Gen.; the Easterbrook Gen.; and from grave stones in local cemeteries .

(7) Jonathan C. Cole

Line: James, Hugh, Benjamin, Jonathan, Jonathan, Ambrose

Son of Ambrose and Altheare (Martin) Cole, born abt. 1786 (From age at death), died Oct. 12, 1851 aged 65 Buried Ballou Cemetery near Porter Corners, N.Y. Married Susannah Griffin, daughter of Jonathan and Phebe Griffin. She died May 14, 1868 aged 81-6--(Ballou Cemetery).
Children: (From Mrs. Bess Ormsbee and grave records in Ballou Cemetery. All born in Greenfield, N.Y. ) George C. Cole, Rufus R. Cole, Lydia Ann Cole, Cynthia Cole, Althear Cole, Mary (Polly) Cole, Phebe Cole, Patience Cole, Eliza Cole, William Cole

(8) George C. Cole

Line: James, Hugh, Benjamin, Jonathan, Jonathan, Ambrose, Jonathan

Born abt. 1808 (from age at death), died July 20, 1884 aged 76 (GR) Ballou Cemetery) Married Lydia A. - - -, (GR) Ballou Cemetery. "his wife, died July 5, 1894 aged 87 years.". From: RMO Scrap Book item 32 "Dutee B. Cole a resident of Medina, Orleans Co., N.Y. is visiting relatives and friends. His mother, Mrs. G. C. Cole returned with him."

(8) Rufus R. Cole

Line: James, Hugh, Benjamin, Jonathan, Jonathan, Ambrose, Jonathan

Born abt. 1820 (from age at death), died Nov. 20, 1891 aged 71-6--(GR) Ballou Cemetery, married Lusona Martin, daughter of Kent and Catherine Martin She ddied Jan. 27, 1885 age 66 (GR) Ballou Cemetery Children: Seneca G. Cole

(8) Lydia Ann Cole

Line: James, Hugh, Benjamin, Jonathan, Jonathan, Ambrose, Jonathan
Born abt. 1827 (from age at death), died June 16, 1892 aged 64-9-21 (GR) Ballou Cemetery, "wife of Chauncey M. Clark who d. Dec. 21, 1898 aged 77-10-3 (GR) Ballou Cemetery
Children: Sarah Clark, Mary Clark, Lillie Clark

(8) Cynthia Cole

Line: James, Hugh, Benjamin, Jonathan, Jonathan, Ambrose, Jonathan

Born 1824, died 1910, married Oliver McKnight (1824 ­ 1909) Children: From Mrs. Ormsbee
Jonathan C. McKnight, Adelbert McKnight H. Eugene McKnight

(8) Althear Cole

Line: James, Hugh, Benjamin, Jonathan, Jonathan, Ambrose, Jonathan

Born 1810 (from age at death), died Sept. 2, 1882 aged 71-9-21 (GR) Ballou Cemetery. "wife of, Daniel Allen." He died June 25, 1869 aged 71-1-14 (GR) Ballou Cemetery
Children: J. Burney Allen, Daniel Webster Allen. Daniel Webster Allen born 1840 (from age at death) died Apr. 30, 1905 age 65 in Mason Co., Mich. married Apr. 2, 1862 Frances ORMSBEE

(8) Mary (Polly) Cole

Line: James, Hugh, Benjamin, Jonathan, Jonathan, Ambrose, Jonathan
m. James Rounds, and had; James Rounds who "Went West"; and Phoebe Ann Rounds who md. - - - Dolittle.

(8) Phoebe Cole

Line: James, Hugh, Benjamin, Jonathan, Jonathan, Ambrose, Jonathan

Married Alva Hewitt
Children: A. Phoebe Hewitt, Jennie Hewitt Alva Hewitt married 2nd. his sister-in-law Mary (Polly) (Cole) Rounds, widow of James Rounds.

(8) Eliza Cole

Line: James, Hugh, Benjamin, Jonathan, Jonathan, Ambrose, Jonathan

Born, 1818 (From age at death), died Sept. 1, 1879 aged 61-5--(GR) Ballou Cemetery Married Anthony M. Brackett He died Sept. 21, 1889 aged 68-6-30 (GR) Ballou Cemetery) Children: Susan Brackett, Annette Brackett, Henry Brackett

(8) William Cole

Line: James, Hugh, Benjamin, Jonathan, Jonathan, Ambrose, Jonathan

Married Mar. 5, 1835 Maria Ann Williams (b. Feb. 15, 1805) Children: Laura Ann Cole, Adolphus (Dolphus) Cole (adpt.)


Stephen Edward Cole

and

Carrie Bell Ormsby


Have found no connection of this Cole family to descendants of James Cole. Information on the first known of this branch has been furnished by Mrs. Effie May (Cole) Tschanz of Salem, Ore. in 1961.

Stephen W. Cole

Date of Birth: b. Jan. 22, 1777
Place of Birth: CT
First Marriage: Mary Bottford, born Feb 19, 1774, died Nov. 8, 1844
Date of Death: July 15, 1856

Children:

Henry Elliott Cole

Henry Elliot Cole

Father: Stephen W. Cole
Mother: Mary Bottford
Date of Birth: Jan. 10, 1807
Place of birth: Connecticut
First Marriage: Jan. 23 1839 in Know Co., OH Lavina Beach
Second Marriage: Nov. 30, 1859 in Ankenytown, OH Lydia Long Beach, daughter of John Long and Susannah Leedy
Date of Death: April 24, 1877

Children:

Stephen Edward Cole

Note: Information received by John Banes from Mrs. Janet (Risty) Church in Feb.1998 makes Stephen Edward Cole a son of Henry Elliott Cole

Stephen Edward Cole

Father: Son of Henry Elliott Cole
Mother: Lydia Long
Date of Birth: Oct. 28, 1863
Place of Birth: Near Fredrickstown, Ohio
First Marriage: Dec. 25, 1889, Carrie Bell Ormsby, Martelle, Iowa
Date of Death: Feb. 8, 1951
Place of Death: Eugene, Ore.
Burial Place: Rest Haven Cemetery, Eugene, Ore.

Spouse: Carrie Bell Ormsby

Father: Charles H. Ormsby
Mother: Cornelia E. Coburn
Date of Birth: Oct 9, 1870
Place of Birth: Martelle, Iowa
Date of death: Feb 12, 1947
Place of Death: Goshen, Ore.
Place of Burial: Rest haven Cemetery, Eugene, Ore.

Children:

Effie May Cole, born May 24, 1891 at Lisbon, IA
Harry Herbert Cole, born May 24, 1895 at Pierson, IA.
Frances Winifred Cole, born Aug. 2, 1897 at Pierson, IA

Frances Winifred Cole

Father: Stephen Edward Cole
Mother: Carrie Bell Ormsby
Date of Birth: Aug. 2, 1897
Place of Birth: Pierson, IA
First Marriage: May 20, 1917, Benjamin Hensen, Eugene, Ore.

Children:

Rodney Edward Hensen, born Nov. 29, 1918, Portland Ore. Married 1st Jan 30, 1940, Fidelia W. Bowers, divorced in 1949. Rodney married 2nd Virginia Ruth Ormsby.


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