Captain John Cole

6 July 1749–15 March 1825 (Age 75)
Kingston, South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of John

When Captain John Cole was born on 6 July 1749, in Kingston, South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, John Cole, was 46 and his mother, Mary Bissell, was 23. He had at least 4 sons and 5 daughters with Virtue Davis. He died on 15 March 1825, at the age of 75, and was buried in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Captain John Cole
Virtue Davis
William Cole
Thomas Bissell Cole
William Davis Cole
Mary Cole
Edward Cole
Esther Cole
Izet Cole
Hannah Cole
Lucy Cole

Spouse and Children


    Virtue Davis




    William Cole


    Thomas Bissell Cole


    William Davis Cole



    Edward Cole


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+2 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 27

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 27

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 39

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English pet form of Nicholas .2 English: from a Middle English personal name derived from the Old English byname Cola (from col ‘(char)coal’, presumably denoting someone of swarthy appearance), or the Old Norse cognate Koli.3 Scottish and Irish: when not of English origin, this is a reduced and altered form of McCool .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Cole, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • John Cole in entry for Esther Mrs. Arnold, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • John Cole in entry for Esther Arnold, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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