My GGGG-Grandparents Anthony and Susannah Cole
This picture was probably taken in front of there home
on what is now Cole Mill Rd. in Durham N,C.
Through the centuries the COLE family was affiliated with many different clans through marriage. The clan MACDOUGALL claims the COLE family as a sept or directly affiliated family, entitled to clan rights including the use of the clan tartan. The COLE family first appears in the records of Cornwall where they were recorded as an ancient Cornwall family before the year 1100. The notable COLE family is shown in the ancient manuscripts and cartularies as tracing their ancestry to Cornish origin. The most ancient COLE family Coat of Arms was recorded between the 12th and 15th centuries.
This site is dedicated to the Cole's of the past, present, and future. Throughout this site you can read all about our (and maybe yours too) local history. Many of our kin fought in the Civil War. Some were captured as pow's,some were wounded or killed, while others went on to carry out the Cole famliy name. You can read from articles on their regiments and even view a Civil War news article featuring a story on my ggg-grandfather Stephen.
If you're interested in your Cole family history I'm sure you'll get your fill here. All of the information contained in this site was compiled through years of research by our father Ralph Louis Cole. It was gathered from local libraries, micro film, and the archives in Raleigh. The eight generations of Cole's you will find here resided in Durham and Orange counties in North Carolina, taking us back to 1804. Our ninth and tenth generation we believe will take us into to Chatam county. We hope the information and documents you find here will assist you in your search. In addition any information you wish to submit will be added to this site. Please bear with us as we get all our information online. So kick back relax and take a trip back to 1804 and our family history. Thanks and enjoy!
AN ADDED NOTE:IF ANYONE HAS TIES TO SOMEONE AT THE DURHAM HERALD OR NEWS OF ORANGE PAPERS THAT MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN THIS SITE OR PRINTING THE WEB ADDRESS PLEASE CONTACT ME OR GIVE THEM A LINK! THE MORE LOCAL PUBLICITY WE HAVE THE MORE PEOPLE WE CAN HELP WITH THERE MISSING LINKS, THANKS AGAIN!