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William Cole was born about 1570 in **Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland. He died about 1598. He married Susan Bale, who was born about 1564 in Littlebentley, Essex, England. They had a son James Cole

James Cole who was born in London, England. He married Mary Tibbs about 1624 in England. James died about 1688 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA.  James and Mary Tibbs Cole had four children, James, Hugh Cole I, John Cole and Mary Cole.

Hugh Cole I was born about 1627 in London, England. He married Mary Foxwell, daughter of Richard and Ann Shelley Foxwell, August 8, 1654. Hugh died Swansea, Bristol, MA January 22, 1698-99. Mary was born August 17, 1635 in Scituate, MA, she died 1689 in Swansea, MA. Mary and Hugh had eleven children. Mercy, Experience, James, Hugh II, John , Martha, Anna, Ruth, Ebenezer, Mary and Benjamin. My ancestor was Hugh Cole.

Hugh Cole II, was born March 8, 1657/58 in Plymouth, MA. He married Deborah Buckland May 6, 1881 in Swansea, Bristol, MA. Deborah was born September 16, 1658 in Rehobeth, Bristol, MA and died November 7, 1724 in Swansea, Bristol, MA. Hugh died Feburary 17, 1737/38 in Swansea, Bristol, MA. Hugh and Deborah had ten children, Anna, Christian, Bethia, Deborah, Hugh III, Mary, Joseph, Lydia, James and Hannah.

Hugh Cole III was born May 30, 1683 in Swansea, Bristol, MA. He married Martha Luther, daughter of Samuel Luther and Mary Abell, December 13, 1705. Martha was born December 9, 1681 and died 1765 in Swansea, Bristol, MA. Hugh died February 17, 1736/37 in Swansea, Bristol, MA. Hugh and Martha had seven children, Hugh IV, Nehemiah, Joseph, Martha, Peleg, David and Deborah.

 Joseph Cole Sr. was born May 3, 1716 in Swansea, MA. On May 1, 1738 he married Freelove Mason, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Barney Mason. Freelove was born November 14, 1720 in Swansea, Bristol, MA and died 1792 in Washington Co., VA. Joseph died April 22, 1785 in Washington Co., VA. It is believed that Joseph and Freelove are buried in Sinclair's Bottom Cemetery in the back under a pine tree. Between 1771 and 1774 Joseph moved to Washington County, VA and settled on the South Fork of the Holston River. Joseph and Freelove had seven children, Elizabeth, Joanna, Hugh Sr., Joseph Jr., Urania, Zacheus and Sampson.

Sampson Cole was born March 7, 1755 in Swansea, MA. Sampson's first wife was Keziah Cole, believed to be the daughter of Isreal Cole. They had three children. She was killed after the third child was born by a fall from a horse. Sampson purchased land in Smyth Co., VA as early as 1770. He then married Lydia Wheeler, who was born in NY. She was the daughter of James and Abigail Wheeler. Sampson died June 25, 1833 in Smyth Co., VA. Lydia died March 25, 1841 in Smyth Co., VA. They are both buried at the cemetery at Old Blankenbeckler School, north of South Fork of the Holston River, above Riverside and below Adwolf, Smyth Co., VA. Sampson and Lydia Wheeler Cole had eight children, Ann, Freelove, James, Joseph, Jesse, Martha, Elizabeth and Abigail.

Elizabeth Cole was born in 1796. She married Andrew Patterson  on September 6, 1814 in Smyth Co., VA. Elizabeth died May 20, 1880 in Washington, Co., VA. Andrew Patterson received a land grant in Washington Co, VA for services in the war of 1812. Andrew died June 19, 1862 in Washington Co., VA. He was a Reverand. Andrew and Elizabeth had seven children, Ann, Elizabeth, Sampson C., Lydia, Eleanor, Thomas E., and Martha.

Martha Patterson married Campbell Berry St. John .

**There is a Cole monument in Enniskillen, Ireland dedicated to Sir Lowry Cole, a general wo served under Wellington during the Peninsular War, 1808-1814.  The monument is about one hundred feet high, and can be climbed to give a fine view over the town, (information furnished by Alun Goodall).

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We gratefully acknowledge the help of Ray Cole of Columbus, OH, Judson Mason of Williamsburg, VA, 
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