COLE

Family of Virginia

"Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Garton, Smith & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith © 2003

Rebekah Cole , m. 17 Sept 1800[i], Grayson Co., VA {by George Keith } to John Isom .

Isaiah Cole , m. 6 Nov 1804[ii], Grayson Co., VA {by Rev. Elisha Bedwell } to Aner/Onner Howell .  Richard Cole , surety.

William Rodney Cole , m. 8 Dec 1802[iii], Grayson Co., VA to Ruth Cox , daughter of Enoch Cox .  James Cole , surety.

Richard Cole

Richard Cole  gives surety for the marriage of Charles & Elizabeth (Stoneman) Cole .   He is not found in the 1805 Grayson Co., Tax List.  There are two listings for James Cole , each with 100 acres 50 Value and a tax of .24.

Cole Marriages in Grayson Co., VA:

James Cole , m. to Lydia Howell  on 1 Mar 1826
John Cole , m. to Franky Bowman  on 14 Oct 1824
Isiah Cole  & Aner Howell  on 6 Nov 1804
Rebeekah Cole , m.Ivan Isom  on 17 Sept 1800
Mary Cole , m. Jessie Larew  on 12 Nov 1818

Charles Cole

Charles Cole [iv], possible son of Richard Cole, b. ca. 1761, Maryland; d. 1831; m 16 Apr 1795[v], Grayson Co., VA to Elizabeth Stoneman , daughter of James & Susanna (Freeman) Stoneman , b. 1771; d. 1831.  They lived all their lives in Grayson Co., Virginia .

[Could the Richard Cole  that gave surety for Charles ’ marriage be his father???]  In 1820 Charles Cole  is listed as owning 6 slaves.  This is the only year in which he is listed with any slaves.

Charles Cole  is on the property tax roles in Grayson County , VA.   His occupation was that of wagon maker.  

Charles & Elizabeth (Stoneman) Cole  had ten (10) children[vi]:

1.       Sarah ‘Sally’ Cole , b. 1798
2.      
Mary Cole , b. 1800; m. 12 Nov 1818[vii], Grayson Co., VA  {by Rev. Isaac Moore } to Jesse Larrowe .
3.      
Joshua Cole , b. 8 Jan 1802, Grayson Co., VA; d. ca. 1880, Grayson Co., VA.
4.      
John Cole , Jr. , b. 1804; m. 14 Oct 1824[viii], Grayson Co., VA [by Rev. John Cool/Cock } to Franky Bowman , daughter of John Bowman  of Patrick Co., VA.  Drury Spence , Surety
5.      
James Cole , b. 1805; m. 1 Mar 1826 to Lydia Howell
6.      
Charles Cole , Jr. , b. 1807; m. 4 Mar 1830 to Elizabeth Haga .
7.      
Hannah Cole , b. 1811; m. 20 Nov 1831[ix], Grayson Co., VA to Andrew Farmer .
8.      
Mercy Cole , m. 21 Mar 1819 to James Senter .
9.      
George Cole .
10.   
Robert Cole , m. to Tabitha Unknown .

Rev. Joshua Cole

3.  Rev. Joshua Cole [x], son of Charles & Elizabeth (Stoneman) Cole , b. 8 Jan 1802, Grayson Co., VA; d. ca. 1880, Grayson Co., VA; m. 8 Jan 1824[xi], Grayson Co., VA to Tabitha Evaline Osborne , daughter of Jonathon & Mary (Swift) Osborn e , b. 28 Dec 1804/1805; d. 15 Sept 1873.

Joshua Cole  was a Methodist Minister in the Upper New River Valley area.  The earliest reference to him is in 1858.  It is also noteworthy that five of his sons became preachers also.

1850 Grayson Co., VA Census[xii]:

House 894

Phipps

Thomas

50

Farmer

1,500 acres

VA

 

Cole

Joshua

48

Carpenter

426 acres

VA

 

 

Tabitha

45

 

 

VA

 

 

Elizabeth

21

 

 

VA

 

 

William

19

Laborer

 

VA

 

 

James

17

Laborer

 

VA

 

 

Joseph

13

 

 

VA

 

 

David F.

11

 

 

VA

 

 

Lorenzo D.

  8

 

 

VA

 

 

Ann

  4

 

 

VA

Joshua & Tabitha Evaline ( Osborne ) Cole  had nine (9) children[xiii]:

3.1.   George Cole , b. 10 Sept 1826; m. ca. 1850 to Susannah Osborn .
3.2.  
Charles Cole , b. 1827; m. 3 Nov 1851 to Elizabeth Haga .
3.3.  
Elizabeth Cole , b. 1829; m. 3 Nov 1851 to William Osborn  (her cousin).
3.4.  
Rev. Wilborn Cole , b. 30 Apr 1831, Grayson Co., VA; d. 22 Jan 1917, in Piney Creek, Alleghany Co., NC; m. 3 Jan 1851 to Mary Osborn e  (his cousin); m 2nd to Nancy Hash .
3.5.  
James Cole , b. 1833; m. 6 Apr 1855 to Rebecca Osborn e .
3.6.  
Joseph Cole , b. 1837; m. 14 Jan 1857 to Malinda Sluder .
3.7.  
David Fleming Cole , b. 6 Mar 1840; d. 24 Mar 1925; m. 17 Jan 1857 to Elizabeth Sluder .
3.8.  
Lorenzo Dow Cole , b. 24 Mar 1843; d. 16 Sept 1919; m. 18 Nov 1866 to Martha Angeline Miller .
3.9.  
Lou Anna Cole , b. 1846; m. 18 Nov 1866 to Alexander   Osborne .

Charles Cole , Jr.  

4.  Charles Cole , Jr.  [xiv], son of Charles & Elizabeth (Stoneman) Cole , b. 1807; m. 4 Mar 1830[xv], Grayson Co., VA {by Jonathan Thomas } to Elizabeth Haga , daughter of David Haga .

Charles Cole , Jr.  is on the property tax roles in Grayson Co., VA.

1850 Grayson Co., VA Census[xvi]:

House 732

Haga

Jacob

30

Farmer

150 a.

VA

 

 

Celia

26

 

 

VA

 

 

Elizabeth

12

 

 

VA

 

 

Margaret

10

 

 

VA

 

 

Henry

  8

 

 

VA

 

 

Edith

  6

 

 

VA

 

 

Harriet

  4

 

 

VA

 

 

Noah

  2

 

 

VA

 

 

Clementine

  1

 

 

VA

 

Cole

Charles

43

WaggonMaker

200 a.

VA

 

 

Samson

15

Laborer

 

VA

 

 

Zipha

12

 

 

VA

 

 

Jonas

10

 

 

VA

 

 

Cynthia

  7

 

 

VA

 

 

Hila V.

  5 (f)

 

 

VA

 

 

John T.

  2

 

 

VA

Charles & Elizabeth (Haga) Cole  had nine (9) children:

·                Wilborn Cole , b. 30 Apr 1831
·               
David Cole [xvii], b. 1831, VA; m. 1 Mar 1849[xviii], Grayson Co., VA {by Rev. Stephen Ross } to America Minerva Parks . Isaac Parks , surety.  They had ten (10) children.  1st child:  Serene L. Cole , b. 1850 (6 months at time of 1850 Census), VA.
·               
Lorenzo D. Cole , b. 1833, VA[xix]
·               
Sampson Cole , b. 1835, VA
·               
Zilpha Cole , b. 1838, VA
·               
Jonas Cole , b. 1840, VA
·               
Cynthia Cole , b. 1843, VA
·               
Hila V. Cole , b. 1845, VA
·               
John T. Cole , b. 1848, VA

James Cole

5.  James Cole , son of Charles & Elizabeth (Stoneman) Cole , b. 1805; m. 1 Mar 1826[xx], Grayson Co., VA {by Rev. Jonathan Thomas } to Lydia Howell , daughter of William Howell .

1850 Grayson Co., VA Census[xxi]:

House 928

Cole

James

45

Farmer

800 a

VA

 

 

Lydia

26

 

 

VA

 

 

William

20

Laborer

 

VA

 

 

Elizabeth

13

 

 

VA

 

 

Levi

  9

 

 

VA

 

 

Andrew

  6

 

 

VA

 

 

Isaiah

  5

 

 

VA

 

Bagwell

Mary

21

 

 

VA

James & Lydia (Howell) Cole  had five (5) children:

·                William Cole , b. 1830, VA
·               
Elizabeth Cole , b. 1837, VA
·               
Levi Cole , b. 1841, VA
·               
Andrew Cole , b. 1844, VA
·               
Isaiah Cole , b. 1845, VA

Rev. Wilborn Cole

3.4.  Rev. Wilborn Cole [xxii], son of Charles & Elizabeth (Haga) Cole , b. 30 Apr 1831, Grayson Co., VA; d. 22 Jan 1917, Piney Creek, Alleghany Co., NC; bur. Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, Piney Creek, Alleghany Co., NC; m. 3 Jan 1831 to Mary Osborn e  (his cousin), daughter of Stephen & Mary (Vanover) Osborn e , b. 1832; d. 1890; bur. Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, Piney Creek, Alleghany Co., NC; Rev. Wilborn Cole  m 2nd to Nancy Hash

It is recalled by Gladys Smith Paisley  that when the step-grandmother (Nancy Hash  Cole ) died, Wilborn blew on a conch shell to call the family in from the fields.

NOTE:  A few years back this church made the national news when one of its parishioners left them a legacy of $1,000,000.  (That’s correct, one million dollars.)

Rev. Wilborn & Mary (Osborne) Cole  had nine (9) children[xxiii]:

3.4.1.         Jane Cole , b. 1852, Ashe Co., NC; m. to a Nelson.
3.4.2.        
Hannah Delilah ‘Delia’ Cole , b. 1854; m. 30 Dec 1874 to James Nelson Atwood .
3.4.3.        
Alfred Ezra Cole , b. 1856; m. 2 Dec 1875 to Patience Fawlkes .
3.4.4.         Sarah Ann Cole , b. 1859; m. to a Goodman .
3.4.5.        
Mary Magdalene ‘Mollie’ Cole , b. 1 Dec 1864, Alleghany Co., NC; d. 16 Oct 1950, Jennings Ordinary, Nottoway Co., VA.
3.4.6.        
Donald Watson Cole , b. 2 Nov 1866; m. 28 Nov 1891 to Sarah M. Phillips .
3.4.7.        
Rosamond ‘Rosie’ Cole , b. 1868; m. 28 Nov 1891 to Arthur Dowell  (a double wedding with sisters marrying brothers).
3.4.8.        
Josephine ‘Josie’ Cole , b. 1871; m. 28 Nov 1891 to Charlie Dowell  (a double wedding with sisters marrying brothers).
3.4.9.        
Nancy ‘Nannie’ Cole , b. 1873; m. 15 Jan 1894 to Robert L. Baumgarner .

Mary Magdalene ‘Mollie’ Cole

3.4.5.  Mary Magdalene ‘Mollie[xxiv]’ Cole[xxv], daughter of Rev. Wilborn & Mary (Osborne) Cole , b. 1 Dec 1864, Alleghany Co., NC; d. 16 Oct 1950, Jennings Ordinary, Nottoway Co., VA; bur. Mt. Zion Church Cemetery, Piney Creek, Alleghany Co., NC; m 1st to Unknown  Smith , d. in a fall from a horse.  Mary ‘Mollie’ (Cole) Smith  m 2nd 16 Dec 1894 to James Monroe Smith , son of Charles & Sarah ‘Sally’ (Mabe) Smith , b. 9 Feb 1865; d. 10 Oct 1956; bur. Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, Piney Creek, Alleghany Co., NC.

Unknown  & Mary (Cole) Smith  had one (1) child:

·                Rosie Alice Smith , b. 7 Mar 1893; d. ca. 1908, of a ruptured appendix.

James Monroe & Mary Magdalene ‘Mollie’ (Cole)(Smith) Smith  had eight (8) children:

3.4.5.1.    John Lester Smith , b. 24 Sept 1895; m. to Ada Pennington .
3.4.5.2.   
Eugene Nelson Smith , b. 15 Sept 1897; m. 7 Apr 1920 to Betty Andrews , daughter of Horton & Rhoda (Pasley) Andrews .
3.4.5.3.   
Bessie Leoda Smith , b. 29 Jun 1899; d. 30 Dec 1964; m. 31 May 1922 to McKinley ‘Mac’ Woodie .
3.4.5.4.   
Hattie Cedellia Smith , b. 2 Apr 1901; d. 4 Mar 1971.
3.4.5.5.   
Mattie Beatrice Smith , b. 8 Jun 1903; m. 21 Nov 1921 to Plato Rex Cox .
3.4.5.6.   
Gladys Ella Smith , b. 12 Apr 1905; d. 6 Aug 1987; m. 26 Aug 1922 to Willie Eugene Pasley , b. 15 Dec 1900; d. 27 Feb 1956.

For Further Information See Smith and Andrews


[i] Grayson County Marriage Register, by Nancy Clark Baker © 1981; 2) Carroll/Grayson Marriages, by John Perry Alderman © 1987. [ii] Grayson County Marriage Register, by Nancy Clark Baker © 1981; 2) Carroll/Grayson Marriages, by John Perry Alderman © 1987. 
[iii]
Grayson County Marriage Register, by Nancy Clark Baker © 1981; 2) Carroll/Grayson Marriages, by John Perry Alderman © 1987. 
[iv]
Evelyn Waters  [Dec 2000] citing as sources:  Grayson Co., VA Census reports 1800-1900; Barbara Norvell 1999; Marolyn Jean  Campbell 1999
[v] Grayson County Marriage Register, by Nancy Clark Baker © 1981; 2) Carroll/Grayson Marriages, by John Perry Alderman © 1987.  Consent given 13 Apr 1795 by James Stoneman for his daughter Eliebeth to marry Charles Cole .  Witness Mathew Cole.  Richard Cole , Surety.
[vi]
Evelyn Waters  [Dec 2000] citing as sources:  Grayson Co., VA Census reports 1800-1900; Barbara Norvell 1999; Marolyn Jean  Campbell 1999
[vii]
Grayson County Marriage Register, by Nancy Clark Baker © 1981; 2) Carroll/Grayson Marriages, by John Perry Alderman © 1987. 

[viii]
Grayson County Marriage Register, by Nancy Clark Baker © 1981; 2) Carroll/Grayson Marriages, by John Perry Alderman © 1987. 
[ix]
Grayson County Marriage Register, by Nancy Clark Baker © 1981; 2) Carroll/Grayson Marriages, by John Perry Alderman © 1987.  David Farmer, surety.
[x]
1) Evelyn Waters  [Dec 2000] citing as sources:  Death Record of David F. Cole; 1850 Census of Ashe Co., NC; Marriage Records Ashe Co., NC; 1850-1860 Grayson Co., VA Census; Osborne/Alley Book in library at West Jefferson, NC; Barbara Norvell 1999;   Marolyn Jean  Campbell 1999; 2) Evelyn Waters [Dec 2000] citing as sources:  Grayson Co., VA Census reports 1800-1900; Barbara Norvell 1999; Marolyn Jean Campbell 1999
[xi]
Grayson County Marriage Register, by Nancy Clark Baker © 1981; 2) Carroll/Grayson Marriages, by John Perry Alderman © 1987.  Jonathan Osborn  gives consent on 7 Jan 1824 and Charles Cole , surety.
[xii]
1850 Census of Grayson Co., VA, by Rhonda S. Roberson
[xiii]
1) Evelyn Waters  [Dec 2000] citing as sources:  Death Record of David F. Cole; 1850 Census of Ashe Co., NC; Marriage Records Ashe Co., NC; 1850-1860 Grayson Co., VA Census; Osborne/Alley Book in library at West Jefferson, NC; Barbara Norvell 1999;   Marolyn Jean  Campbell 1999; 2) Evelyn Waters [Dec 2000] citing as sources:  Grayson Co., VA Census reports 1800-1900; Barbara Norvell 1999; Marolyn Jean Campbell 1999
[xiv]
1) Evelyn Waters  [Dec 2000] citing as sources:  Death Record of David F. Cole; 1850 Census of Ashe Co., NC; Marriage Records Ashe Co., NC; 1850-1860 Grayson Co., VA Census; Osborne/Alley Book in library at West Jefferson, NC; Barbara Norvell 1999;   Marolyn Jean  Campbell 1999; 2) Evelyn Waters [Dec 2000] citing as sources:  Grayson Co., VA Census reports 1800-1900; Barbara Norvell 1999; Marolyn Jean Campbell 1999
[xv]
Grayson County Marriage Register, by Nancy Clark Baker © 1981; 2) Carroll/Grayson Marriages, by John Perry Alderman © 1987.  James Livsey, Surety.
[xvi]
1850 Census of Grayson Co., VA, by Rhonda S. Roberson
[xvii]
1850 Census of Grayson Co., VA, by Rhonda S. Roberson – House 635.
[xviii]
Grayson County Marriage Register, by Nancy Clark Baker © 1981; 2) Carroll/Grayson Marriages, by John Perry Alderman © 1987. 

[xix]
1850 Census of Grayson Co., VA, by Rhonda S. Roberson – Found in house 924 – John Buzeick – as a laborer.  He most likely is the son of  Charles & Elizabeth (Haga) Cole .
[xx]
Grayson County Marriage Register, by Nancy Clark Baker © 1981; 2) Carroll/Grayson Marriages, by John Perry Alderman © 1987.  Aaron Phips, Surety..
[xxi]
1850 Census of Grayson Co., VA, by Rhonda S. Roberson
[xxii]
1) Evelyn Waters  [Dec 2000] citing as sources:  Death Record of David F. Cole; 1850 Census of Ashe Co., NC; Marriage Records Ashe Co., NC; 1850-1860 Grayson Co., VA Census; Osborne/Alley Book in library at West Jefferson, NC; Barbara Norvell 1999;   Marolyn Jean  Campbell 1999; 2) Evelyn Waters [Dec 2000] citing as sources:  Grayson Co., VA Census reports 1800-1900; Barbara Norvell 1999; Marolyn Jean Campbell 1999; 3) Evelyn Water egwaters@kennett.net
[xxiii]
1) Evelyn Waters  [Dec 2000] citing as sources:  Death Record of David F. Cole; 1850 Census of Ashe Co., NC; Marriage Records Ashe Co., NC; 1850-1860 Grayson Co., VA Census; Osborne/Alley Book in library at West Jefferson, NC; Barbara Norvell 1999;   Marolyn Jean  Campbell 1999; 2) Evelyn Waters [Dec 2000] citing as sources:  Grayson Co., VA Census reports 1800-1900; Barbara Norvell 1999; Marolyn Jean Campbell 1999
[xxiv]
Mollie is the name on her tombstone.
[xxv]
1) Evelyn Waters  [Dec 2000] citing as sources:  Death Record of David F. Cole; 1850 Census of Ashe Co., NC; Marriage Records Ashe Co., NC; 1850-1860 Grayson Co., VA Census; Osborne/Alley Book in library at West Jefferson, NC; Barbara Norvell 1999;   Marolyn Jean  Campbell 1999; 2) Evelyn Waters [Dec 2000] citing as sources:  Grayson Co., VA Census reports 1800-1900; Barbara Norvell 1999; Marolyn Jean Campbell 1999; 3) Evelyn Water egwaters@kennett.net