Mordecai Cole Jr.

Brief Life History of Mordecai

When Mordecai Cole Jr. was born about 1775, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, British Colonial America, his father, Mordecai Cole, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Bond, was 29. He married Rachel Murray on 15 October 1794, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died in 1813, in Jefferson, Ohio, United States, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

Mordecai Cole Jr.
1775–1813
Ruth Price
1779–
Marriage: 11 October 1800
Barnabas Barnard Cole
1801–1860
Benjamin Barney Cole
1801–1883
Ruth Cole
1808–
Rachel Cole
1803–
Matilda Cole
1804–1874
Thomas J. Cole
1808–1871
Ezekiel Cole
1812–

Sources (4)

  • Mordecai Cole, "Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970"
  • Mordecai Cole, 'GenealogieOnline Family Tree Index' on MyHeritage
  • Mordecai Cole, "Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970"

World Events (8)

1776

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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