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From: "John J. Bogdal III" <>
Subject: COLE family, Oswego Co., and Onondaga Co., N.Y.
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 20:52:30 -0500


Hello everyone,

I have noticed a considerable discussion taking place on the OSWEGO and COLE
lists regarding the COLE family in Oswego Co., and Onondaga Co., N.Y.

The discussion involved the following people:

Amanda Eliza Haskins Noble COLE, who died March 25, 1889 in Pulaski, N.Y.

Emma Gertrude COLE, born 31 May 1851 in Michigan, who married Frank Abiel
PLACE of the Town of Oswego around 1877, and their son, Ira Thorpe PLACE,
who was born in Oswego on December 6, 1879.

Nathan COLE, Jr., who married Lurana P. TEEPLE on March 26, 1861 in Fulton,
N.Y.

David Will COLE, born approx. 1798 in Oswego.


I have a number of COLE's from that area that I wish to add to the
discussion. They include:

Ella COLE, who married 29 June 1899, Euclid, N.Y., Alva M. PALMER, the son
of Andrew LOTT PALMER (1847-1935) and Samantha Almira SITTERLY (1849-1929).
Alva was born 8 November 1873 at Hannibal, N.Y. Alva and Ella removed to
Kentucky.

Evva Lena COLE, born 1861, died 24 June 1928, buried Butler-Savannah
Cemetery, South Butler, N.Y. She married 10 December 1878, Delbert Duane
CROFOOT, the son of Silas D. CROFOOT (1829-1902) and Harriet ELizabeth
PALMER (1835-1913). Delbert was born 14 July 1856, Michigan, died 13 August
1934, South Butler, N.Y., buried Butler-Savannah Cemetery, South Butler,
N.Y.

James R. COLE, born 1824, died 1900, buried in Pine Plains Cemetery, Clay,
N.Y. He married Laura J. PALMER, daughter of Nathaniel PALMER (1777-1853) &
Elizabeth LOTT (1781-1857). Laura was born on 23 May 1822 in Onondaga Co.,
N.Y., died in 1895, buried in Pine Plains Cemetery, Clay, N.Y. They had at
least three children:
i. Henry Lott (born about 1848-)
ii. Albert (born about March 1855)
iii. Nathan (?)
Research by Jan Teesdale has led me to believe that James R. COLE was James
Ransom COLE, the son of David Will COLE. David Will COLE had five children
born in the 1820's at Euclid, Onondaga Co., N.Y.: James Ransom, Margaret,
Nathan, Albert, and Andrew Jackson.


Lastly, I have a copy of a scrapbook that was put together by an ancestor
about four generations back. The scrapbook consists of articles and notices
about family members taken from various newspapers in and around Oswego
County, N.Y. Listed below are all the references to COLE's listed in the
scrapbook. Not all of the articles are dated, so I have approximated the
dates where ones were lacking.

(about 1895)
"Nathan COLE will soon move to Hannibal where he will reside in the future."

Hannibal (about 1895)
"Married, Sept. 29, by the Rev. J. Stallwood, Mr. Bert COLE of Hannibal and
Miss Flora Scott of Wolcott. The happy couple are keeping house with his
grandfather, James COLE. May joy and prosperity attend them."
"Mr. and Mrs. James Fox of Oswego spent Sunday with J. COLE."

Battle Street (about 1895)
"Mr. Albert COLE is rejoicing over arrival of a little son."

Hannibal (date is hard to read, probably either 1895 or 1905)
"Died December 19, Alta, baby daughter of Albert COLE, aged 1 year. The
baby slept with an older sister Lora Friday night. Upon awakening Saturday
morning she noticed it looked queer and taking hold of it and trying to
awaken it she found it dead. It is thought it was suffocated by being
covered too closely. The funeral was held Monday from the home."

Battle Street (March 1897)
"Clint Palmer of Phoenix, is visiting at James COLE's."

Hannibal (about 1897)
"Mr. and Mrs. M. Eno of Clay, are visiting at J. COLE's."
"Mrs. James COLE lies in a very critical condition. Her recovery is
considered doubtful."

Battle Street (March 1897)
"Fred COLE will work for Mr. Eno of Phoenix."

(about 1898)
"Miss Elsie Millier was given a surprise party last Thursday evening, eight
of her juvenile friends being present-Misses Maria Hohl, Allie Martin, Lucy
Snyder, Celia North, Viola COLE, Lena Feeley, Bertha Cottle and Bessie
Staddon. Games were indulged in before and after lunch."

Palmerville (12 Feb. 1900)
"Fred COLE spent Sunday ay Kay Kat."

Hannibal (27 Feb. 1900)
"Mrs. Burt COLE has been entertaining her sisters and their husbands, Mr.
and Mrs. C. Hollenback of Weedsport, and Mr. and Mrs. R. Smith of Fair
Haven, a few days."

Hannibal (about 1905)
"Nate COLE and wife of Phoenix spent a week with his father, James COLE."

Palmerville (about 1907)
"Albert COLE intends buying a large engine to run the stone crusher with."

(about 1911/1912)
"Died-at the home of Clare Crissy, Albert COLE of Fulton, after several
weeks illness. Funeral held Saturday."

(about 1915/1916)
"Married-COLE-HORN-At the M.E. parsonage, Sterling, April 23, Miss
Charlotte Horn of Martville to Loren COLE of Martville and formerly of
Cato."

Does anyone have any more information about the people listed here?
Hopefully this message will create more discussion that will help us sort
out this family.

John Bogdal

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