Biography of Isaac U. Cole
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Cole, Isaac U., was born in the town of Murray, Orleans county, February 12, 1840. His father, Cornelius, was a son of Leonard Cole, who was a native of Orange county. He came to Orleans county in 1835 and settled in Murray, purchasing a farm one mile north of Holley, where the remainder of his life was spent. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Holley. He married Betsey Underhill, and their children were: Cornelius, Israel, Eliza, Leonard and Margaret. Israel Cole settled in Michigan and died there. The others settled in Orleans county. Cornelius Cole lived and died in Murray, was one of the most successful farmers of the town, and also dealt in live stock. He was a strong Democrat, but never aspired to office: He was also a member of the Baptist Church. He married Fannie Brundage, and they have had nine children: Margaret, Mary, Jeremiah, Charles, Isaac U., Sarah, Helen, Garrison and Henrietta. Margaret Cole was twice married, first to Elias Underhill, and second to Albert Taft, M. D.; Mary married B. W. Bradley; Henrietta married Lott Farnsworth. Isaac U. Cole has always been a farmer, and resides on the old homestead settled on by his grandfather. Mr. Cole is a Democrat, and has been assessor of Murray. He is a member of Murray Lodge No. 380 F. & A. M. He married in 1866, Ellen, daughter of John Onderdonk, of Murray, and they have two children: Jesse, born August 10, 1870, and Glenn P., born April 2, 1872. He married May L. Cowles, and they have one daughter, Jessie.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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