PIONEER COLE FAMILY


 
1.  BENJAMIN COLE Jr (son of BENJAMIN and SQUCIE (FONES) (PLACE) COLE was born
on 18 Nov 1751 in North Kingstown, RI.  BENJAMIN COLE, Jr. moved with his 
family from North Kingstown to Washington Co., N.Y. in 1794 and settled near 
Hebron.  He was a wheelwright by trade, and remained in Washington County for 
some twenty years. In 1814, BENJAMIN moved to Jefferson County, NY and settled 
on a farm north of the Town of Adams, near Honeyville.  Benjamin and Martha 
joined the Honeyville Church of Christ, by letter, in 1829.  

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.

Children, COLE: 

    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


4. Polly COLE was born on 11 Feb 1789 probably in North Kingstown, RI.  
She died on 23 Sep 1859.

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.

Children:

   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

She married  (2) JAMES JENKINS who was born on 6 Dec 1785 and died
on 26 Aug 1876.




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