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Descendants of Thomas Cole

Generation No. 6


7. JOHN6 COLE (JOHN5, JONATHON4, JOHN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born September 23, 1763 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, NH, and died 1850 in London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada. He married HANNAH STEVENS 1790 in Westmorland, New Hamshire. She was born August 21, 1771 in Townsend, Vermont, and died Unknown.

Notes for J
OHN COLE:
Brother to Salmon:
He left home before his marriage, and after a time settled near London, Canada. He was a skilled workman at some trade, and was also a farmer part of his life. In his late years he lived on the outskirts of the town and kept a large Tavern. The only knowledge I have of him is from four letters written by him between 1828 and 1840, in which he mentions his family and gives a list of his children in their order. I quote a portion of his last letter:

"Dear Brother-----I received your letter on the third day of August dated the fifth day of July and well pleased to hear from you so soon, and well pleased to hear that you are well. Will inform you that I am not very well but so as to take care of my house and do chores. But I an not able to labor at all for I am seventy-six years this day and you cannot expect much of a man at that age. You wrote that you wanted us to come to you. I wish that we could, but it is a long way, Heber, and we must be at a great sacrifice to sell at these hard times and must leave all of our children in this distant land and never see them anymore and that would be hard. You wrote that it was too hard for me to keep Tavern but if gives me a little cash every day that I should not get in any other way. I have but a small farm but it is all cleared and I value it at a hundred dollars per acre, aside from the buildings and loose property, and what I have got is my own for I owe nothing and borrow nothing and ask no favors from anybody only my maker. But if I had all of it in my pocket I think that I would go back to my native land, where we could be buried decently among by friends, for here is nothing but Old Country people and they have a way by themselves, and not Yankee ways. I live about two miles out of London Village, that is about three quarters of a mile across it both ways, and thickly settled. Back of the town is the barrack where soldiers are kept, about 1200 of them. Now you want to know the childrens names,____. Now Heber I don't know as I shall write to you anymore, but if I am able I shall write to you as long as I can write with a pen, and I want you to do the same by me. But if I fail as fast as I have lately I can't always for I go the way of the world. You wrote that you were in you fifty sixth year. I am seventy-six this day and the old lady, Hannah Cole was 68 and the 21 of Aug. last. So now it is my love to you and your lady.

                                          John Cole
                                          Hannah Cole (London, Canada)
                                          23rd of Sept, 1839
To Heber Cole, Westmoreland, State of New Hampshire"
(Taken from the book "Cole Families in America" written in 1886 by Frank T. Cole)

More About J
OHN COLE:
Occupation: Kept a Large Tavern in London, Ontario, Canada
Residence: 1821, Moved to London, Ontario, Canada
     
Children of J
OHN COLE and HANNAH STEVENS are:
  i.   ROGENA (ROXANNAH)7 COLE, b. November 06, 1792, Vermont; d. December 16, 1872, So. Dorchester, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada; m. DANIEL DODGE COLE, 1836, Malahide, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada; b. October 1787, Londonderry, Windham, Vermont; d. April 28, 1869, So. Dorchester, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada.
  Notes for ROGENA (ROXANNAH) COLE:
Rogena married her cousin, Daniel Dodge Cole (the oldest son of Salmon). They had nine children. In 1839 they moved to the Rock River country, in Wisconsin.

  Notes for DANIEL DODGE COLE:
Brother to Ethan:
Daniel married his first cousin, Roxanna Cole, daughter of John, Salmons older brother. They had nine children. In 1839 they moved to the Rock River country of Wisconsin.

  More About DANIEL DODGE COLE:
Burial: Unknown, Burdick Cemetery, Malahide Twp, Elgin Co., Ontario

9. ii.   ADOLPHUS COLE, b. December 1791; d. October 10, 1873, Lakeport, Michigan.
  iii.   SOPHIA COLE, d. Unknown; m. JOHN SMITH; d. Unknown.
  Notes for SOPHIA COLE:
Moved to Michigan and had nine children.

  iv.   BENONI M. COLE, d. Unknown; m. ?; d. Unknown.
  Notes for BENONI M. COLE:
Lived in Warwick, Ont. and had eight children by 1839.

  v.   PARMELA COLE, d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM ALLEN; d. Unknown.
  Notes for PARMELA COLE:
Moved to Michigan. Had no children.

  vi.   CLARISSA COLE, d. Unknown; m. ELEZER SMITH; d. Unknown.
  Notes for CLARISSA COLE:
Moved to Warwick, Ont. She had seven children.

  vii.   ASA COLE, d. Unknown.
  Notes for ASA COLE:
He married and moved to Michigan, where his wife died, leaving three sons. He married again before 1839.

  viii.   POLLY COLE, d. Unknown; m. BEMAS PICKLEY; d. Unknown.
  Notes for POLLY COLE:
Had 3 sons by 1839.

  ix.   MATILDA COLE, b. 1812; d. Abt. 1830, Michigan; m. MICA MUDGE, September 25, 1827; d. Unknown.
  Notes for MATILDA COLE:
Died about 1830, leaving no children.

  x.   ALVORD COLE, b. July 12, 1815, London, Ontario, Canada; d. Unknown.
  Notes for ALVORD COLE:
He moved to Michigan and was ther in 1839 when his uncle Derastus, of Coshocton, Steuben county, New York, had offered to make him his heir if ne would live with him, but whether the offer was accepted I cannot say ( F.T. Cole).



8. SALMON6 COLE (JOHN5, JONATHON4, JOHN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born January 13, 1765 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, NH, and died 1849 in Buckingham, Quebec, Canada. He married BATHSHEBA DODGE February 09, 1786 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, NH. She was born September 22, 1769 in Wales, England, and died 1853 in Buckingham, Quebec, Canada.

Notes for S
ALMON COLE:
Salmon was the third child of thirteen children.
Salmon Cole raised seven children in Londonderry, Vermont. He probably prospected around about the then western and northern country and finally settled in Canada about 1797. In 1801 he had moved to Hawksbury, Ontario, Canada, and lived in Chatham, Quebec for more than ten years previous to 1828. Three more children were born to him and Bathsheba Dodge after they went to Canada.
Between 1828 and 1832 he, with his sons, took up land in Buckingham, (Papineau County) Lower Canada, and settled there. In a letter to his brother, Heber, dated at Chatham, May 5, 1828 he says:

"Myself, four sons and two daughters, have each drawn two hundred acres of land in Buckingham, fifty miles up river. Ethan began work there last summer, and has cleared ten acres for me, twelve for Salmon, ten for Hiram, fifteen for himself, eight for Bathsheba, and fifteen for Allen Davinney, who married Lois"

Mr. Cole was a tall good looking, good tempered man and at 70 years of age was straight and active. His wife, Bathsheba Dodge, was a native of Wales, who came to this country with her parents when she was quite young. They settled in the Connecticut Valley, and she was early inured to the hardships and perils of frontier life. She was a strong tempered, energetic woman of massive frame and great Strength. She died in Buckingham at the residence of her son Oris, at the age of eighty four years.
(This comes from a book by Frank T. Cole written 1887 and covering four Cole Family Lines.)

From the "History of Prescott County" written about 1900
In the fall of 1797, Solomon Cole moved his family and household goods with carts and two yoke of oxen, from Londonderry, Vermont to Montreal and the following January came to St. Andrews, Quebec. About three years later, he settled on Lot 11 1st Concession, in East Hawksbury; and after a residence there of about fifteen years, he moved to Chatham, and erected a house on the site of the present Presbyterian manse (house of a clergyman). Here he lived twenty years, and then moved to Buckingham, Quebec, where he died. He had a family of seven sons and three daughters. Solomon, the second son, born in 1793 engaged in farming near Cushing, in connection with which he also served the community for forty years as blacksmith. He was one of the brave defenders of his country during the war of 1812, was at the battle of Chateuguay, after which, for some time, he was stationed at York (Toronto); he was also a member of the St. Andrews Troop in the troubles of 1837. He was married to Isabella Heatie, of Chatham; they had five sons and four daughters. Mr. Cole died at Buckingham, 16th April, 1876, at the age of 87, while on a visit to his brother Oris. For some time previous to his death, he and Mrs. Cole had lived with their son, Willard. Mrs. Cole died August, 1876. Of the four children now living. Thomas is in Dakota, Mark in Iowa, Jane, the wife of D. Long, in Lansing, Mich.
Willard, the youngest, born in 1837, is one of the successful farmers of East Hawksbury, and is located on parts of Lots 11 and 12, 1st Concession, a portion of which was formerly owned by his grandfather. He was married in 1861 to Jane, daughter of the late James Bothwell, of Chatham. They have four sons and three daughters, of whom James, Fred and Emma, the wife of James Gorrie, are living at Lake Dolphin, in Manitoba. Elizabeth, the wife of Geo. Crowther, lives in Montreal the three youngest are at home.
Solomon, the eldest son in 1881, entered the employ of Noxon Bros. Mfg. Co. of Ingersoll, as a commercial traveller; and was thus engaged travelling over Quebec and a part of Ontario for thirteen years. In 1893, he engaged in business in Point Fortune, where he still remains. He was married in 1892 to a daughter of John Williamson of Point Fortune. Mr. Cole is Secretary-Treasurer of the Municipality (incorporated community), also of the Methodist Church her, of which he and Mrs. Cole are active members.
                                   
     
Children of S
ALMON COLE and BATHSHEBA DODGE are:
  i.   RHONDA7 COLE, b. Abt. 1786, Londonderry, Windham, Vermont; d. Unknown.
  ii.   DANIEL DODGE COLE, b. October 1787, Londonderry, Windham, Vermont; d. April 28, 1869, So. Dorchester, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada; m. ROGENA (ROXANNAH) COLE, 1836, Malahide, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada; b. November 06, 1792, Vermont; d. December 16, 1872, So. Dorchester, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada.
  Notes for DANIEL DODGE COLE:
Brother to Ethan:
Daniel married his first cousin, Roxanna Cole, daughter of John, Salmons older brother. They had nine children. In 1839 they moved to the Rock River country of Wisconsin.

  More About DANIEL DODGE COLE:
Burial: Unknown, Burdick Cemetery, Malahide Twp, Elgin Co., Ontario

  Notes for ROGENA (ROXANNAH) COLE:
Rogena married her cousin, Daniel Dodge Cole (the oldest son of Salmon). They had nine children. In 1839 they moved to the Rock River country, in Wisconsin.

  iii.   HIRAM COLE, b. Abt. 1789, Londonderry, Windham, Vermont; d. Unknown.
  iv.   JOHN COLE, b. Abt. 1791, Londonderry, Windham, Vermont; d. Unknown.
  v.   BATHSHEBA COLE, b. Abt. 1792, Londonderry, Windham, Vermont; d. Unknown, Buckingham, Quebec, Canada.
  vi.   SALMON COLE, b. August 08, 1795, Londonderry, Windham, Vermont; d. April 15, 1875, Buckingham, Quebec, Canada.
  vii.   ORIS COLE, b. February 28, 1801, Hawksbury, Ontario, Canada; d. September 13, 1883, Buckingham, Quebec, Canada.
10. viii.   ETHAN COLE, b. November 22, 1804, Hawksbury, Precott, Ontario, Canada; d. January 22, 1861, Cresent City, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa.
  ix.   LOIS COLE, b. August 07, 1807, Hawksbury, Prescott, Ontario, Canada; d. March 02, 1834, Buckingham, Quebec, Canada.
  x.   RUTH COLE, b. 1809, Hawksbury, Prescott, Ontario, Canada; d. Unknown, Buckingham, Quebec, Canada.


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