James Barnet Cole

Brief Life History of James Barnet

When James Barnet Cole was born on 22 August 1828, in Concord Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States, his father, Barnet Cole Jr., was 32 and his mother, Phebe Van Alstyne, was 25. He married Lucy Ward on 2 November 1856, in Fort Bridger, Uinta, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He registered for military service in 1856. He died on 9 June 1876, in Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in James Barnet Cole Burial Ground, Plymouth, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Barnet Cole
Lucy Ward
Marriage: 2 November 1856
Lucy Elizabeth Cole
Artemisia Ann Cole
Phoebe Jane Cole
James Barnet Cole
William George Cole
Amanda Ariminda Cole
Isa Arivinda Cole
Lydia Mahalia Cole
Anna Isabelle Cole
David Allen Cole
Edith Viola Cole

Sources (41)

  • Jas B Cole, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Barnet Cole - Individual or family possessions: birth: 22 August 1828;
  • US Military pension file

World Events (7)

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Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.


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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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Love can appear in surprising places, and out of hardship and sacrifice often grow unanticipated relationships. The story of James Barnett Cole and Lucy Ward is no exception. In the fall of 1856, Ja …

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