Theodore Cole

Male1834–

Brief Life History of Theodore

When Theodore Cole was born in 1834, in Fayette, Alabama, United States, his father, Littleton Cole, was 24 and his mother, Narcissa M Files, was 20. He lived in Election Precinct 1 Fayette, Fayette, Alabama, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Littleton Cole
1810–1871
Narcissa M Files
1814–1847
Theodore Cole
1834–
Lafayette Newton Cole
1838–1906
William Cole
1840–

Sources (2)

  • Theodore Cole, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Theodore Cole in the 1850 United States Federal Census

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (3)

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1846

Age 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1865

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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