(2) Henry Cole,
born 1627, probably in Billericay, Essex Co., England, died 10 December
1676 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut; married 10 December 1646 in
Hartford, Connecticut, Sarah
born 1626, probably in Billericay, Essex
Co., England, died January 1688 in Saybrook, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.
Sarah was the daughter of William
born 1594, probably in Billericay, Essex Co., England, died 1682 in Jamaica,
Queens Co., Long Island, New York, and his wife Rebecca,
born about 1595, probably in Billericay, Essex Co., England, died probably
in New Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., New York. William was the son of
born 1569 in England. Henry and Sarah were the parents of:
(3) William Cole,
born 25 April 1653 in Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, died 1710
in Wallingford, Connecticut, at age 56. He married 27 July 1688 in
Wallingford, Sarah Conger,
born 1670 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, died 8 April 1742
in Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. They were parents of:
(4) Samuel Cole,
born 7 March 1698 in Wallingford, Connecticut; married 5 August 1725 in Wallingford,
New Haven Co., Connecticut, Mercy
born about 1705 in Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She was the daughter
of John Scranton
and Mary Seward,
daughter of William Seward
Norton. Parents of:
(5) Moses Cole, born 16 June 1726 in Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, died 1814 in Brownville, Jefferson Co., New York, buried in Tanners Corners Cemetery in the same town; married 11 June 1746 in Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, Mary Sperry. Moses and Mary lived for a time in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, where the family's association with the Brittons of Westmoreland probably began. In 1765, baptismal records of the church at Westmoreland call Moses and Mary "of Putney" [Windham Co., Vermont] and "belonging to ye church of Cheshire." The last record of baptism for them as parents in that church was in 1768, for their son Sperry. Moses Cole is also recorded as a resident of Putney, Windham Co., Vermont, in the 1771 census of that place. In the first federal census in 1790, he was enumerated in Thomlinson Town, Windham Co., Vermont. He emigrated with his sons Moses and Samuel to Brownville, Jefferson Co., New York before the War of 1812, where he died.
(6) Moses Cole,
born 1753 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, died in 1828 in Brownville,
Jefferson Co., New York, buried in Tanners Corners Cemetery of the same town;
married 19 October 1775 in Putney, Windham Co., Vermont, Isabel
born 1751 in Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, died 1839 in Brownville,
Jefferson Co., New York, daughter of William
and his wife Isabel
of Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
Moses served during the Revolutionary War.
Moses Cole is recorded as a resident of the Town of Newport, in what became Herkimer County, New York, in the 1800 census. In that vicinity several of the Brittons of Westmoreland had also settled, and together the Coles and Brittons were among the first pioneers to cut the roads in the northern frontiers of Jefferson County, and they played important roles in the War of 1812 engagements there. Also living in Newport were the Carter family from Kent, Connecticut, who intermarried with the Coles and Brittons, and also removed to Jefferson County.
Moses and Isabel lived in Putney, Vermont, Newport, Herkimer Co., New York, and finally Brownville, Jefferson Co., New York, where they both died.
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