There's something incredibly thrilling and equally frustrating about knowing you're on the cusp of new discoveries, but not quite being there yet. That's exactly where I am with Ezekiel. In a effort to increase the odds of finding someone out there who might know something, I'm going to share my notes today which explain where I'm at with him, hopefully you'll be able to decipher them. As I said in my last post, at this point in my opinion his age, his parentage, & town of origin are all unknown. Let’s analyze a few things and see where we end up.
First, I’m going to say something that I never thought I would repeat simply because most often in my experience sentences that begin with “Family tradition states…” don’t usually have much truth but…I’m going to consider this maybe has some truth as far as the general area & since we’re grasping at “hints” it should be included…so here goes…
· My family tradition states that my great grandmother, Mable Cole said her father’s family was from Nobleboro Maine, and this was also listed as her father’s birthplace on her death certificate. Now, what stinks about this is, there were not any Cole families actually in Nobleboro eventhough early censuses make it seem so. They were recorded incorrectly, and hence indexed incorrectly. Those families were actually in nearby Waldoborough.
Mabel had lived until into the 1960’s, her father lived until 1938’s, & her grandmother Sophia Cole lived until Mable was about 20 yrs old in 1894, so it seems that tradition might have some credibility as to the area in this case, but alas, I really don’t know. Honestly, I had completely put this out of my mind when I traced back and discovered the family was definitely in Vassalboro, ME. I figured they just got their “boro’s” mixed up and left it at that, but now that I am really stuck tracing Ezekiel, I wonder if there is some connection to Cole families in Waldoboro. Maybe Ezekiel was there before going to Sidney? [see notes below for more on that]
What are the age indicators we have on our Ezekiel Cole?
So far …none. There are not any solid age indicators to go by. We can make an educated guess he was born somewhere between 1772-1785 but that’s about it. I realize it is a large gap, but we have to be open & base it on the following:
What else have we established about our Ezekiel Cole?
What have we found about AN Ezekiel Cole that may or may not be ours?
o The only birth record found for an Ezekiel Cole born in MA or ME within 1772-1785 was b. Jun 19 1776 in Middleborough, MA son of Edward Cole (1745-1825) & Elizabeth “Betsey” (1745-1838)
o That Ezekiel had a sister Hezediah’s who’s will states her brother Ezekiel is deceased by 1824-25 and had children, but they are not named.
o That Ezekiel had a brother Edward who married Phebe Alden; Our Ezekiel named one of his daughters Mary Alden Cole.
o Our Ezekiel named his oldest daughter Elizabeth
Some of the Points Against Edward & Betsey
o So far – no record has been found in Maine which indicates Ezekiel was from Bridgewater, MA, nor has a record been found in Bridgewater, MA that indicates the Ezekiel from that place went to Sidney, Maine (or Maine at all) – but I have not given up looking.
o No records found indicate his age therefore we can’t confirm if this guy’s age bracket even fits
o It seems highly unlikely to me that he would randomly move from Bridgewater to Sidney, ME without any other familial connections or a land grant.
o There are so many unrecorded vital records in Maine it is very likely his birth could have gone unrecorded.
o It seems much more likely our Ezekiel had connections with other Coles in the Sidney, Hallowell &/or Waldoborough area.
o I can’t find any other familial names other than the Alden noted above that make me feel this is right.
o Elizabeth is too common a name to imply credibility to his oldest daughter being named Elizabeth.
What other curious tidbits of information have we stumbled across that cause us to pause and wonder hmm….?
There was a Joseph Rodney Abbott who lived nearby Ezekiel Cole in the Sidney & Vassalboro area. Given Ezekiel named his oldest son Joseph Rodney Cole this may indicate a relationship or friendship of some kind. Also note on Sophia Cole’s deed “J.R. Abot” is mentioned as once owning property nearby. Joseph Abbott & Rachel’s son Joseph Rodney Abbot is said to have been born Jun 11 1802 in Wallingford, CT, according to Vassalboro Town Records, Books I, II & part of Book III Presented to the Maine State Library by Maine Chapters of DAR.
BUT on AmericanAncestors.org we find the following Abbott records in Wallingford CT:
o Joseph m: Rachael Brown of Branford [no date] Vol15 pg 680
o Constant s. Joseph & Rachael b. Dec 24 1764 Vol 15-686
o Thankful d. Joseph & Rachael b. Mar 28 1768 Vol 17-202
o Anne d. Joseph & Rachael b. Aug 3 1770 Vol 17-208
o John s. Joseph & Rachael b. Aug 24 1772 Vol 18-496
o Solomon s. Joseph & Rachael b. Feb 11 1775 Vol 19-221
o Samuel s of Joseph & Rachael b. Mar 4 1777 Vol 21-214
o Rachel d. Joseph & Rachael b. Dec 1 1779 Vol 21-520 & 521
o Joseph Rodney s. Joseph & Rachael b. Jun 11 1782 Vol 22-415
Perhaps our Ezekiel was from CT? Sadly, no Ezekiel was found in Wallingford. The only records for an Ezekiel found in the state of CT 1771-1802 was a birth in Voluntown, CT Jan 5 1782 to Noah Cole & Molly Little, but that Ezekiel died on Nov 10 1792. [Noah probably s. of John Cole & Hannah Newman who m: Nov 13 1746; John probably son of Thomas Cole & Mary Bowen b. Oct 24 1725]
How does Martha Ballard know of our Ezekiel & what about the other Cool, Cole or Coal people in her diary? Could any other these Coles be related to our Ezekiel?
Perhaps we might be looking for a family of Coles that has these members c1785-1810, but I have yet to locate the specific family they belong to:
Old Lady Coal
Mrs. Coal who spins wool
Cate/Katherine (who m: Joseph Williams)
Jenny (who’s mother might live nearby)
Hannah (who works with Martha for years, definitely a sister of Peggy; appears close to Mrs.
Peggy (definitely a sister of Hannah d. Jul 25 1787)
Polly who drowned Sep 4 1789
Charlotte - [I have to research her more as it seems she might have a story...]
See A Midwife's Tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Chapter 5:
"Martha was not summoned, however, to what may have been an even more sensational
delivery. On August 29, 1795, Henry Sewall reported in his diary that "last night Charlotte
Cool, who lives in character of Household Servant, gave birth to a second bastard child at
Peter Parkers, said to be by Colo. Wm. H---d."For Sewall, there must have been great
satisfaction in the event. Mrs. Parker, the woman whom Martha delivered in December
of 1793, had earlier sued him before Judge North for slander. Sewall had apparently spread,
though not originated, rumors about her (or her maid's?) alliance with Colonel Howard.48
As usual, the details are missing, but the underlying issue -the Colonel's behavior- seems
clear. It was one thing for young couples to have a child born too soon after marriage,
another for public officials like Howard and Davis to flout local norms. But what was one
to do unless the women themselves were willing to confront the men? Hitty Pierce sued
John Davis, but as far as we know, Charlotte Cool made no effort to prosecute Howard.49 " Need to see Henry Sewall's Diary Sewall, Henry 1776 - 1842
Location of original: Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, Massachusetts
The 1850 Census in Saco lists a Charlotte Cole b. 1763 as a pauper in the Almshouse. It seems
she could have been born May 1763 in Saco but no parents listed & died Aug 24 1850, also
no parents listed - no idea if this was the same woman who Ballard & Sewell speak of or not.
In Martha's diary she specifically mentions the following:
“Cate Coole here.” Mar 3-5 1785;
[It seems “Mrs Williams” below is probably Katherine Coole who married Joseph Williams
in Hallowell Sept 1 1785]
“Jenny Cool calld going to See her Mother.” - May 18 1786
“Jenny Coole here, Drank Tea” - Jun 10 1786
“Peggy & Hannah Cool here.” - Jan 7 1787
“Hannah Cool Sleeps here, Danl Robbins also.” Mar 31 1787
“Hannah Cool Came here to work.” Apr 2 1787
“Hanh Cool & Dolly spn 5 skeins Linn” Apr 3 1787
“Dolly & Hann Cool washt” Apr 3 1787
“Hannah Cool & dolly went to mr Pollards to wind & warp a Piece.” Apr 14 1787
“mrs Williams & Peggy Cool here. Hannah Cool went to Varsalboro yesterd & returnd to Day.” Apr 25 1787 “Hannah Cool went to meeting.” Apr 29 1787
“Dolly & Hannah Cool Dropt aftern.” May 19 1787
“Hannah Coll Sett the webb to work.” May 25 1787
“Hannah Cool at mr Williamss.” Jun 3 1787
“Hannah Cool got the web out, 35-1/2 yds. there was 93 Skeins of yarn filld into it.” Jun 4 1787
“Hannah Cool Bot a gown patron at mr Franks.” Jun 9 1787
“Hannah Cool warpt our gouns and went to mr Densmors to have her goun Cut out.” Jun 12 1787
“I quilld for hannah Cool.” [also “Peggy Came from Springers, Enforms yt mrs Lumber is Dangers ly Sick lately, put to bed with a Son. “ – not sure if Peggy Cool or not] Jun 25 1787
“Hannah Coole gone to mrs Sewall” Jul 2 1787
“Hannah Cool unwell, her throat sore.” Jul 6 1787
“hannah Cool remains unwell. I Sett up wh her till 11 O Clok. “ Jul 7 1787
“ Peggy Coole here to See hannah, who remains poorly.” Jul 9 1787
“HannahCool is Better.” Jul 10 1787
“ Hannah Cool gone to See her Sister Pegy who is Sick.” Jul 24 1787
“ I was Calld to Doct Coneys to See Pegg Cool who is near Expireing, from there was Calld to See mrs Brown who has a Dread full Lame hand. went Back to the Doctrs, Set up all night. Peggy Expird about 2 O Clok y s morn. “ Jul 25 1787
“ Came back to mr Pollards, went from thence to fort western; attended funeral of Pegy Cool. from that to Georg Browns.” Jul 27 1787
“Hannah Cool gott mrs Norths web out at the Loome.” Aug 6 1787
“Went from mrs Howards to See mrs Williams, find her very unwell. Hannah Cool is there.” Aug 7 1787
“Hanh Cool Came home. “ Aug 8 1787
“Hannah Cool came [here].” Aug 28 1787
“mr Williams & his wife Drank Tea here. Hannah Coole went from here this morn.” Sep 3 1787
“I went to williamss to settle with Hanh Cool.” Oct 9 1787
“Genny Cool here.” Oct 21 1787
“Mrs Williams Safe Delivrd of a Dafter at 7 O Clok morn, I tarried with her all day. he Brot Hannah Coolto nurs, mrs Pollard, Porter, Childs & Foster were assistants, all went home after Breakts “ Nov 27 1787
“Hannah & Polly Cool here Evinng.” Dec 7 1787
“Hannah Cool here for herbs for mrs Williams who has took Cold.” Dec 16 1787
“mrss Cool & Gordin here.” Mar 17 1788
“mr Williams & wife & Children & Hannah Coolhere.” Mar 22 1788
“Joseph Williams went to Doct Williams to be Docterd. Hannah Cool went to be his Nurs.” Mar 23 1788
“Polly Cool here.” May 8 1788
“ Clear. I went to mr Williamss. Sally is no Better. I wentto See mrs Porter. Receivd my fee of ye Capt in things in The Store 7/. I Came back to Wms. Sally had an ill Turn. we were apprehensive it was Near Expireing. the Neighbs were Called in; it had revivals through the night. I tarried all night, Dolly also, & mr Crages till 2hmorn. Hannah Cools Came there & was very faint & poorly. mrs Williams had fitts.” Jun 2 1788
“Hanh Cool went away ys morn.” Jun 3 1788
“at Nr Wilmss; he is poorly; his wife unwell yet. Patty much the Same. Polly Coole there.” Jun 15 1788
“I Calld to See mr Williams; he Seems more Composed. Polly Cool there.” Jul 18 1788
“mrs Williams & Polly Cool & mr Savage here after nn.” Aug 1 1788
“I Came home; left mrs Williams very ill. I Slept Some & went there again at Evin. mrs Pollard & others there. Charlotte & Polly Cool there.” Sep 7 1788
“wido Wilms & Charlotte Cool here at Eving.” Dec 14 1788
“mrs Coal Dind here, Lidia Foster here.” Aug 29 1789
“PollyCoolDrowned” Sep 4 1789
“we are informd ytPolly Cool was Drownd yester morn” Sep 5 1789
“mrs Coal & David Flelchers wife Dind here.” Jan 15 1790
Three years without a mention of the Cool/Coal Family
“7 paid to Ebenz Cole 2 Dolrs.” Dec 31 1793
“mrs Cowin was Lingering and very much Deprest in Spirits. we Calld mrs Fletcher. mrs CoalCalld there.” May 6 1793
Another three years without a mention of the Cool/Coal Family
“A young man by ye name of Ebenz Coal Came to work here the 12th inst.” Apr 14 1796 [This Coal doesn’t seem to be directly related to the other women if you go by the way she words it, it implies they didn’t really know him ]
“EbenZCole has workt with our OXen for mr Child.” Sep 21 1796
“EbenZ [Cool] Left here.” Oct 24 1796
“Ebenz Cole Sleeps here.” Dec 5 1796
“EbenZ Cole began to work for us, he has agreed to tarrie one month.” Dec 6 1796
“EbenZ Coalhere” May 14 1797
“Son Ephm & Ebenz Colehere.” Apr 16 1797
“EbenzCoal here after meeting, Supt with us.” Jul 30 1797
“mr Ballard, EbenZ Coal, Enoch Hoit and a mr Warrin Sett out at noon to do a Job of Surveying at Boudenham.” Sep 18 1797
“Son Ephm & EbnColeDind here.” Oct 15 1797
“Coal & Hoit left here bound for home.” Oct 30 1797
Another three years without a mention of the Cool/Coal Family
“Dagt Ballard & Childn, Son Ephm, mrss Edson & Cole took Tea with us.” Nov 4 1800
“Hannah Coole, mr Burtun & A Daughtr of mgr Pains have Calld here.” Jul 1 1801
“Old Lady Coal Sleeps here. Shee, Jona, his wife and 4 Childn to Tea with us.” Jul 20 1803
“mrs Coal went away.” Jul 21 1803
“the wife of Ezekiel CoalExpird this night Soon after Delivery, has left an InfantDagt. “ Jul 30 1803
“Cyrus Carried my wool to mrs Coal to spin.” Aug 16 1803
“mrsCoal Came here foren and dind here.” Sep 22 1804
“Cyrus Sett out aftern with my wool. / at my Sons, and workt in my gardn. Cyrus gone with roals to mrs Coalto be Spun.” Sep 24 1804
“mr Coal brot me 21 yds Cloth which his wife spun and got wove for me. I paid him 2 Dollars and Dagt Pollard had Sent her Dito before.” Apr 15 1805
“mrs Coal Came here. my husband paid her 5 Dollars which was all we owd her for work Shee had done for us. Shee Sleeps here.” Feb 26 1806
“mrs Cool left here for Colo Howards.” Feb 27 1806
“mrs Coal Dind with us.” Nov 30 1807
“Clear foren, Cloudy aftn. Son & Dagt Ballard Came in here near night, Wilm & James with them. inform that a Son of Ezra Crosby was killd by a Logg roaling on to him as he was loading it & that Ezekiel Coal of Varsalboro fell with a Stick of wood he was Carrying on his Sholder which put a period to his life. / Son Jona, his wife, [&] part of ye Childn here. News of Deaths by accidents. Ephm & Wm Sleep here.” Mar 11 1810
“mr Coal fel from his hors at [Jonas]. “ Nov 24 1810
What Cole Families lived in the areas of Sidney / Vassalboro / Nobleboro / Waldoborough / Hollowell during the late 1790’s & early 1800’s? What can we figure out about them?
1790 1800 1810
Samuel in Hallowell, ME None in Hallowell None in Hallowell
- 1m & 1f
Isaac in “Nobleborough” Isaac in Vassalborough Isaac died a22 [?] in 1807
-2m under 16 -2m 16-25 & 1 female 26-44
1m over 16 & 3f; arrived 1795 from “Me”
Jabish in “Nobleborough”
-1m over 16 & 1f;
Ables in “Nobleborough”
- one male over 16.
Isiah: Waldoborough 3m under 10; 1m 10-15; 1m 45 or over; 2 f under 10; 2f 10-15;
Abel: Waldoborough 1m under 10; 2m 10-15; 2m 16-25; 1m over 45; 1f under 10;
1f 16-25; 1f 16-25; 1f 26-44 – origin isn’t clear/chopped off
No Coles in Sidney
No Coles in Vassalborough
John in Sidney John in Sidney
2f – 10; 1m & 1f 26-44 1m & 1f 45+; 2f 10-15;
Samuel in Sidney Samuel H. in Sidney
1m & 1f 45+ & 1f 16-25. 1m & 1f 45+
Our Polly in Vassalborugh
2m -10; 2f -10; 1f 16-25
If you notice, it doesn’t really seem realistic that this was all the same Isaac who was 22 when he died – so it seems either there was a different Isaac or that Isaac was born earlier than 1785.
Focusing on the counties above & assuming for a second that Ezekiel Cole was born about 1775-1784 [male 16-25] & could be in the home of a Cole parent or sibling on Aug 4 1800 – what families would he fit? The results are these with green being the most likely options in my opinion -most of the blues I have not fully researched yet but I will say it doesn't appear he was of theWinthrop Family :
John: 4m under 10; 2m 10-15; 1m 16-25; 1m 26-44; 1f under 10; 1f 10-15; 1f 26-44; total
under 16=8; over 25=2; Total=11 – origin chopped off – naturally….
Isaac: 2m 15-25; 1f 26-44, arrived 1795 from “Me”
Isiah: 3m under 10; 1m 10-15; 1m 45 or over; 2 f under 10; 2f 10-15; 1f 26-44
Abel: 1m under 10; 2m 10-15; 2m 16-25; 1m over 45; 1f under 10; 1f 16-25; 1f 16-25;
1f 26-44 – origin isn’t clear/chopped off
“___nkport”??? Joseph crossed of with: “Rueben [?] Cole” written in, 1m 16-25; 1m 45 or over; 1f 45 and over [“Do” Cape Cod]
Benjamin: 2m under 10; 1m 10-15; 1m 16-25; 1m 26-44; 1f 16-25; 1f 26-44 – has a squiggle?
It says Newbury above it
Thomas: 1m under 10; 2m 10-15; 1m 16-25; 1m 26-44; 1f 10-15; 1f over 45
Abijah: 1m under 10; 1m 10-15; 2m 16-25; 1m 26-44; 3f under 10; 1f 10-15; 1f 16-25; 1f 26-44
These were ruled out as having a man his age:
Cynthia: 3 males under 10; 1 male 10-15; 1 female under 10; 1 female 26-44;
Samuel: 1m under 10; 1m 26-44; 2f under 10; 1f 26-44
Samuel: 1m over 45; 1f 16-25; 1f over 45
John: 1m 26-44; 2f under 10; 1f 26-44;
Benjamin: 1m under 10; 1m 10-15; 1m 26-44; 1f under 10; 1f 10-15; 1f 26-44
William: 1m under 10; 1m 26-44; 3f under 10; 1f 26-44
Ebenezer: 1m 16-25; 1f 16-25
Reuben “Cawell” 1m under 10; 1m 26-44; 1f under 10; 1f 16-25
Joseph “Cohial”: 2m under 10; 1m 10-15; 1m over 45; 1f under 10; 2f 10-15; 1f 26-44;
1f over 45
Henry: 1m over 45; 1f over 45
Joshua: 1m under 10; 1m 10-15; 1m 26-44; 1f under 10; 1f 10-15; 1f 26-44
Joseph: [see Rueben above]
Jone Jr.[corrected to Samuel on ancestry]
This is weird…when you click on the page for “Jone Jr” which has been corrected to say “Samuel” the page actually says Joseph/Rueben – noted above – then- :
“Sam’l Cole Jun”1m under 10; 2m 10-15; 1m 26-44; 1f under 10; 1f 26-44 [Cape Cod].
These both are for a location “______nkport”, at the bottom of the page it has “Buckstown” with no other Coles listed. The next page also has no Coles.
Now, it is of course possible he was in another state in 1800 or in a household that was not a Cole Family or perhaps he was his own head of household but was left off the census entirely by accident…who the heck knows…
The only Ezekiel Cole(s) in the country on the 1800 are: one in Maryland , “Ezekiel Cowles” in Farmington Connecticut [looks like he stayed there] & one in Pennsylvania
Perhaps Ezekiel & Martha Ballard’s other Cool/Coal women could fit in the family of Jabez/Jabesh Cole. So in beginning to trace this family it seems so far that:
Jabish/Jabez Cole (son of Nathaniel Cole & Abigail West ? who m: Aug 4 1714 in Duxbury) married Grace Keen in Pembroke, MA Aug 23 1744 (d. 1777 dau Samuel Keen & Ruth Sprague) & had several children there before moving to Waldoborough, ME
1. West Cole b. June 17 1745;bp. Jul 22 1745 in Duxbury; m: Margaret Robinson on Mar 6 1774
1. Nathaniel Cole b. Dec 13 1774
2. Nathaniell Cole b. Feb 22 1747 in Pembroke
3. Abel Cole b. Feb 19 1749 Pembroke; bp Apr 1 1750; m: Mrs/Miss Sarah Chapman, dau of Ralph Chapman both of Waldoborough, married by Waterman Thomas of Waldoborough, Justice of the Peace, on Aug 25, 1776 in Waldoborough (image)
[Find a Grave says: Abel Cole b. 1753 d. Jun 29 1809 – it’s from a military grave marker record]Abel Cole of Waldoboro Lincoln County Rev Pension File on Heritage Quest about a80 in 1833, is believed to be a soldier but has no proof. Born in Pembroke 1752 & previous to the war came to live in Waldoborough where he continues to reside, states in 1776 he enlisted with Cap Benjamin Plummer of damiscotta & served 6months recg only a verbal discharge., after that was a seaman on the armed sloop Union commanded by Isaac Somes [?] & served 3 months, ater that in Jul 1777 was on the boat “Tory Scourge” under Cap Nathaniel Soule. States Isaiah cole & John Fitzgerald both of Waldoborough are well acquainted with him and will testify to his character for truth and also credibility of his present declarations. Isaaiah Cole & John Fitzgerald swear they are well acquainted with Cole & believe him to be a man of truth & about 80y old & is believed to be a soldier in the Rev War, and I isaih Cole Jun certify that I enlisted at the same time with Abel in Capt Plummer’s Co. which was raised or the special
purpose of guarding the shore. Isaiah states he was also aboard the private armed sloop Union with him. He does receive the pension.
1. Isaac Cole b. 1785 [?] m: Anna Howland He d. Apr 22 1807 a22 4m in Vassalboro, ME
1. Joseph Howland Cole b. Sep 10 1803 Abel Cole son of Abel Cole deeds land in
West Gardiner to Joseph Cole heir of Abel. Deed 61-189
2. Henry Getchell Cole b. Jul 5 1806
In Kennebec there is a deed between Isaac Cole & John Getchell in Vassalboro.
8-245 dated Dec 1804 Isaac of Vassalboro Cabinetmaker. None are found for
Ann. A deed is found between
Isaac’s two sons in 1832 75-169-see also the deed on the same page but dated 1828 from Joseph Howland. In the The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011 Vol 69 (1915) pg 73 “Friend’s Records at Vassalborough Maine ” we find Isaac Cole died 22, 4mo in 1807 [d. Apr 22 1807], Anna Cole (his wife)[Howland?], died 14, 12 mo., 1815 [d. Dec 14 1815] children [b. Vassalboro] Joseph Howland Cole, b. 10, 9mo., 1803 [b. Sep 10 1803] & Henry Getcell Cole b. 5, 7 mo., 1806 [b. Jul 5 1806]
4. Abigail Cole b. Jan 9 1754 [Abagail, d. Joseph, P.R.1.] m: Levi Soul of Waldoborough, son of Capt. Nathen Soul of Waldoborough, married by Waterman Thomas of Waldoborough Justice of Peace on Dec 15 1776 in Waldoborough (images but not indexed correctly)
5. Isiah Cole b. May 21, 1757 [ch. Jabez, CR] [ Isaih, s. Joseph and w. ] m: Mary Catherine _______
Jan 24 1779 in Waldoboro [ Pension Heritage Quest] He was the one to get the Federal Land grant to Waldoborough - 1790 Census;1800 Census; 1810 Census; 1820 Census; 1830 Census; Maine Veteran Cemetery records: Isaiah H. Cole b. 1757 d. Nov 6 1836 in Waldoboro, ME (image) Rev war, Village Cemetery, buried Nov 9 1836, Lot 13, Grave No. 1, Book No. 32 Page No. 264, Next of Kin (not named) Date of Enlistment June 30, 1775 at Waldoboro, Maine, Discharged Jun 1 1780, Army, Private, Upright Stone, Marker & Flag, War Record: Capt. Benjamin Boune’s Co. Lt Col. William Bond’s late Gardner’s 37th Regt. Also Josiah Cole’s Waldoboro, Maine Private Light Infantry Co. Col. Henry Jackson’s Regt., Capt. Nathaniel Jarvis’ Co. Also Lt Thomas Hunt’s Co. Capt. William Scott’s Light Infantry.
Service in the Continetal Army. Source: Mass. S&S of Rev. vol. 3 Pages 765-776; Flagg’s
Journal of Pensioners, page 122. Isaiah Cole a83 d. Nov 6 1836 in Waldoborough, ME hus of Mary C. ; 1850 Census Waldoboro There is a Mary C. Cole a91 [b.1759] b. Maine with James Cole a55, Lucy Cole a50, & Levi Soule a19
Maine Revolutionary Land Grants: Isaiah Cole Waldoboro, ME
Fold3 only has Final Payment Vouchers – Isaiah Cole d. Oct 17 1836 & Mary Catherine Cole (widow of Isaiah) d. Aug 13 1854; Heritage Quest has the file but it’s not very big or detailed. It states they married Jan 24 1779 in Waldoboro by Rev Schaffer
Samuel Hill Cole of Hallowell & Sidney – seems like he could be the son of Isaiah, BUT doesn’t seem to be the father of Ezekiel, according to the 1790 & 1800 Censuses.
No deeds were found for Samuel in Sidney or Vassalboro.
Tax Records Sidney, ME Samuel Hill Cole 1798
Marriages Hallowell, ME: Samuel Hill Cole & Betsy [Int. Mrs Betty] Trask, [int. Jue 12, 1780]
Sept. 22, 1781
6. Ruth Cole. bp Apr 25, 1762 m: George Lisner in Waldobro on May 4 1789 (no image – doesn’t state parents)
7. William Cole. bp Sep 8 1765 CR2
8. Cephas Cole bp. Jan 13, 1768 C.R.2. [s. Joseph, P.R. 1] m: Esther _______ who d. Sep 5 1846 in
Waldoboro, ME. 1850 Census Waldoboro Cephus Cole b. 1792 [Head] w/ Richard Flannegan a56, Geo S. Chapman a28, Oliver C. Skiner a28, Sarah G. Skinner a22, Oliver W. Skinner a1, Margaret Light a 26, Octavia Bryant a22, Elizabeth Flannegan a16
9. Isaac Cole? See the 1790 Census
Ok – so in summary where does this lead us besides in circles…
Well, I think the best theory is that our Ezekiel was a grandchild of Jabesh Cole –he could be the son of any male heir, but seems the best ones to check first are Abel & Isaiah. He would fit in either one of their homes age wise in 1800, and their close proximity to Nobleboro & the possibility Martha Ballard would know the families is high. Still though no proof.
The research plan from here is to travel to Waldoborough & Lincoln County Court in an attempt to find anything that might indicate the families of Isaiah, Abel & others more completely. I welcome all hints!!!
Amylynne (Baker) Murphy