The following article appeared in the Newberry County, S.C. newspaper dated Nov. 13, 1838.:
Today at the historic Bush River Baptist Church was unveiled a marker erected by the D.A.R. at the grave of Mary Cole, "THE HEROINE OF THE REVOLUTION". She was nee Mary Golden, widow of Lochlin Lenard who was killed by the Tories in 1781. She married Rev. John Cole in 1783.
I am a direct decendant of Rev. John Cole. He was minister of the Bush Baptist Church in Newberry County, S.C. from 1783 until his death in 1808. I would like to know why Mary was named "The Heroine of the Revolution". I contacted the D.A.R. but they have not responded. Any help would be appreciated.