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Cole Surname and Variations


Cole Surname and Variations

For those researching or related to the Cole families and variations on the Cole surname.

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Cole, Essex, England

Started by Sharon Yost. Last reply by Margaret Smith Oct 11, 2011. 1 Reply

David Cole, Son of Rachel Paschal Cole Williams & Rev William Cole

Started by Tina Susette Williams Swyers Feb 25, 2011. 0 Replies

Cole Family in Toronto

Started by Robert Burns. Last reply by Lynda Apr 26, 2010. 1 Reply

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Comment by Kathleen Dawson on October 16, 2012 at 7:34am

I am descended from Soloman Cole, b. 1753 in Baltimore, Md. on my Mother's side. His son was William Matthew Cole, and his son was John Cole. John married Permelia Andrews and they had Elizabeth Cole (Lizzie). She married Bennett Carole Simpson McAlister in 1848. Their daughter, Martha Eliza McAlister (Mattie), married Frances Guyton. Their daughter, Eula Inez, married TJ grandfather on my mother's side. That's my line, but I do have more going back if anyone is interested.

Comment by Jean Suddarth on July 20, 2012 at 11:06pm

I've been attempting to research Coles in Essex County, Virginia which was triggered by looking for a Thomas Greenhill Cole. Thomas' mother was Roseanna. Roseanna's brother was a Greenhill, however their mother remarried an Allen after the death of her Greenhill husband so it could be that Roseanna was an Allen; a half sister. I have no idea what the given name of her Cole spouse is, however, her second husband was Richard Fuller. Richard Fuller Ambrose Greenhill (Roseannah's brother), and William Gatewood witnessed the will of Franky Cole (Gatewood, Tyler) dated Oct 11, 1785 (widow of Robert Cole). Ambrose Greenhill was deceased by the time her will was proved in 1800 by William Gatewood. (her son) and no mention of Richard Fuller.

William Gatewood married a Miss Minor and in 1753 a Thomas Cole witnessed a deed from a Threesivelluse Minor. Does anyone have a clue who this Thomas Cole's parents were and any idea what happened to Thomas Greenhill Cole? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Comment by Lisa Frank on March 4, 2011 at 9:19am
Lynette - thanks for the offer. Feel free to post your Cole connections as a Discussion strand in the Forum above.
Comment by lynette smith on March 3, 2011 at 10:00pm
I Have records for the John Beener Cole line from Essex Wivenhoe if anyone needs help ..I lived in the UK and just left a few years ago have all my documents with me currently in Florida be glad to help if needed records date back to Edmund Cole married 1603 Colchester Essex ..a bit scratching in parts but might be able to help others get back on track
Comment by Kenneth Curcio on April 23, 2010 at 7:03am
Hello, Im new to Gen/Wise. My Cole family begin with John and William Cole in the mid 1700 in Maryland and travels to Virginia, and then to West Virginia.
Ken Curcio
Comment by Margaret Smith on April 2, 2010 at 2:58am
I also am new here. My Cole family were from Wivenhoe in Essex, England.
Comment by Sandra on November 1, 2009 at 8:10am
I am new here. I am researching the ancestors of Naomi Jane Cole Looney. She was married to Benjamin Franklin Looney in Bollinger County Missouri. Her parents were Daniel T Cole and Delphenia Smith Cole. She had at least one brother by the name of Daniel Cole. I know that her brother died in Millersville MO in the 1920s when a tree fell on him.

Please help me to find the rest of Naomi's family.

Sandra F Fann
Comment by Lisa Frank on October 22, 2009 at 6:53pm
Here's the info from the website as well as the link (in case the formatting doesn't work out well). It's a cool site - this is the first time I learned of it --- found it as I was searching for free genealogy stock photos to use as our group photo....

Photo #64857
Last Name: Cole
First Name : John
Middle Name: William
Subject's City:
Subject's State: IA
Subject's County:
Subject's Country: United States
Date: 1921-1940
Comments: Emilie is my great great grandmother. John Cole (also pictured) is my great grandfather, he married her daughter Minnie
Everyone Listed In This Photo:
John Cole
Emilie Schobert

photo can be found here:

Or search for "Cole" at and click on the link for John Cole
Comment by Sarah Coles on October 22, 2009 at 6:44pm
Cool photo. Who are those people?
Comment by Lisa Frank on October 22, 2009 at 6:33pm
icon photo from dead fred

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