He was blind for many years, and finally had to give up farming, and he and Martha went to live with their son Joseph and his wife Fanny, on a farm near Smithville. On 21 August 1832, Benjamin Cole, then residing in Jefferson County, NY, made application in the Town of Adams for a pension based on his service performed in the Revolutionary War. He died on 26 Oct 1839 in Adams. He is apparently buried in Hebron, Washington Co., NY, however, or possibly a stone was erected in his memory when his wife died there some two years later. No grave marker is found for him in Jefferson County. The Washington County, NY markers for Benjamin and his wife are in the Grimes Hill (Smith) Cemetery, north of Hebron.
He married on 18 Nov 1783 in North Kingstown, RI
"Patty" PATIENCE MARTHA WIGHTMAN, who was the daughter of VALENTINE and REBECCA (JAMAIN) WIGHTMAN. MARTHA WHITMAN, as she came to be known, was born on 15 May 1759 in North Kingstown, RI. She died on 21 Dec 1841 in Hebron, Washington Co., NY.
2 i WHITMAN "Whit" VALENTINE COLE married (1) HANNAH DEWEY;
(2) WEALTHY CORY WICKS/WEEKS
3 ii SUSANNAH COLE married SETH DUELL
4 iii POLLY COLE
5 iv REBECCA COLE married CHRISTOPHER SMITH
6 v SAMUEL COLE
7 vi MARTHA COLE
8 vii BETSEY COLE
9 viii JOSEPH COLE
10 ix SALLY COLE
She married on 25 Feb 1808 in Hebron, Washington County, NY.
DAVID DEWEY who was born on 31 Dec 1786 in Hartford, Washington County, NY. He died on 7 Feb 1827 in Adams, Jefferson County. He was a farmer in Warren County, NY. He moved to Washington Co. in 1813; then in June, 1825, to Adams, Jefferson, NY.
11 i ELEAZER DEWEY
12 ii JOEL DEWEY
13 iii MARIA DEWEY
14 iv HIRAM DEWEY , Hon.
15 v REBECCA DEWEY
16 vi POLLY DEWEY
17 vii DAVID JESSE DEWEY
18 viii BENJAMIN WHITMAN DEWEY
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