Mary Jane Cole

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Cole was born in 1825, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States, her father, Peter Cole, was 20 and her mother, Pleasant V Harper, was 22. She married Joseph Curtis Baker on 8 November 1847, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 28 January 1883, in Lovettsville, Loudoun, Virginia, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Lovettsville, Loudoun, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Curtis Baker
1824–1916
Mary Jane Cole
1825–1883
Marriage: 8 November 1847
Ann Elizabeth Baker
1848–1919
Sarah Jane Baker
1850–1923
John William Baker
1851–1929
Emma Etta Baker
1854–
Mary C Baker
1856–1941
Curtis Joseph Baker Jr
1858–1894
Charles Luther Baker
1861–1933
Pleasant Virginia Baker
1862–1930

Sources (38)

  • Mary J Baker in household of Jos C Baker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary J, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Mary Jane Coe, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1828 · Name change

Name changed from Newtown to Lovettsville in 1828.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

English: usually from the Middle English and Old French personal name Col(e), Coll(e), Coul(e), a pet form of Nicol (see Nichol and Nicholas ), a common personal name from the mid 13th century onward. English families with this name migrated to Scotland and to Ulster (especially Fermanagh).

English: occasionally perhaps from a different (early) Middle English personal name Col, of native English or Scandinavian origin. Old English Cola was originally a nickname from Old English col ‘coal’ in the sense ‘coal-black (of hair), swarthy’ and is the probable source of most of the examples in Domesday Book. In the northern and eastern counties of England settled by Vikings in the 10th and 11th centuries, alternative sources are Old Norse Kolr and Koli (either from a nickname ‘the swarthy one’ or a short form of names in Kol-), and Old Norse Kollr (from a nickname, perhaps ‘the bald one’).

English: nickname for someone with swarthy skin or black hair, from Middle English col, coul(e) ‘charcoal, coal’ (Old English col).

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

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