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Lineage: Diadema7, Moses6, Moses5, Samuel4, William3, Henry2, John1

  COLE, c.1596-1845
Related Families: Deborne | Ruscoe | Conger | Norton | Seward | Scranton
| Sperry | Nelson | Lawson | Britton

Migration:  Essex Co., ENG>Hartford, CT>Wallingford, CT>Westmoreland, NH>Putney, VT>Herkimer Co., NY>Jefferson Co., NY

 

        (1)  John Cole, born about 1596 in Essex Co., England; married about 1620 in England, Sarah Deborne, born in 1601 in Essex Co., England.  Parents of:
 
 
 

        (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 Ruscoe, born 1626, probably in Billericay, Essex Co., England, died January 1688 in Saybrook, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.  Sarah was the daughter of William Ruscoe, 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 Ian Rusco, 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 Scranton, born about 1705 in Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She was the daughter of John Scranton and Mary Seward, daughter of William Seward and Grace 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.

Children:

  1. Samuel, born 1747 in Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, died in Brownville, Jefferson Co., New York, buried in Tanners Corners Cemetery of the same town.
  2. Eunice, baptized 12 May 1765
  3. Elijah, born 1749 in Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut
  4. Mary, born 1751 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut
  5. Moses, mentioned below
  6. Lydia, born 4 August 1766 in Westmoreland, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, baptized 14 September 1766 in the church at Westmoreland, died April 1842 in Newark, Caledonia Co., Vermont, where she is bruied in Packer Cemetery; married July 1786 in Putney, Windham Co., Vermont, Timothy Hartwell, born 23 July 1763 in Westmoreland, Cheshire Co., New hampshire, died 27 May 1846 in Newark, Caledonia Co., Vermont, where he is buried in Packer Cemetery.  Their intention to marry was filed 6 July 1786 in Putney, Windham Co., Vermont.  The following children were registered in the church records of Putney:
    1. Philamon Hartwell, born 16 February 1786
    2. Erasmus Hartwell, born 8 October 1788
    3. Rosetta Hartwell, born 11 September 1790
    4. Eunice Hartwell, born 19 May 1793
    5. Saley Hartwell, born 19 May 1797
  7. Sperry, a son, baptized 14 August 1768, at the church in Westmoreland, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire.

 

        (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 Nelson, born 1751 in Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, died 1839 in Brownville, Jefferson Co., New York, daughter of William Nelson, and his wife Isabel Lawson, 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.

Children:

  1. Diadema, born 18 November 1775 in Putney, Windham Co., Vermont, died 28 June 1845 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, where she is buried in Taylor Cemetery; married in 1795 Otis Britton, born 6 October 1775, in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, died 1814, Brownville, Jefferson County, New York.
  2. William, born 1777, died 1847 in Brownville, Jefferson Co., New York; married Elizabeth, born 1788, died 1850.  William was a captain in the War of 1812, and he served as a lieutenant in his brother-in-law Col. Calvin Britton's 108th Reigment of New York Militia, Gen. Jacob Brown commanding.  Parents of:
    1. William N.; married first Sarah, born 1812, died 1834; married second Laura Bunce, born 1817, died 1848.
    2. Martha E.
    3. Samuel R.
    4. Moses F.
    5. Jane
    6. Mary
  3. Mary, born 1779; married Brig.-Gen. Calvin Britton
  4. Eunice, born about 1785, probably in Putney, Windham Co., Vermont, died 4 March 1868, age 83, buried in Brownville Cemetery, Jefferson Co., New York; married Charles Welch, born about 1779, died 7 January 1865, age 86.  Parents of:
    1. Nathan, the first white child born in the new town north of the Black River, was named after his father's brother.
  5. Isabel, born about 1790, presumably in Windham Co., Vermont, died 3 March 1861, age 61 years; married Stephen Gould, born about 1785, died 5 October 1853.  They are both buried in Parrish Cemetery, Town of Pamelia, Jefferson Co., New York.
  6. Rebecca, born about January 1787, died 26 July 1855, age 68 years, 6 months; married about 1806 Jonathan Webb, deacon, born 23 March 1785, died 19 February 1867 in Jefferson Co., New York.  He participated in the War of 1812.  Jonathan and Rebecca are buried in Perch River Cemetery, Town of Brownville, Jefferson Co., New York.
  7. Moses, born about December 1790, died 27 July 1842, age 51 years, 8 months; married Lucinda Snow, born about 1797, died 25 September 1849, age 52 years, 4 months.  He was commonly designated as "Moses, Jr." in court records and on his tombstone, although he was the third in his lineage to bear the forename.  They are both buried in Tanner's Corners Cemetery, Town of Alexandria, Jefferson Co., New York.  Information on this couple comes partially from the research of John Collins at <johnc@ecsu.campuscwix.net>. Parents of:
    1. Isabel, born 2 June 1829; married first Benajah Carter Jr.; she married second James Francisco, with whom she moved to Illinois.

 
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