Biography of John W. Cole
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JOHN W. COLE, farmer, P. 0. Vanlue, was born in Ashland County, Ohio, January 2, 1832, son of James and Rachael (Webster) Cole, natives of Delaware, who came to Ohio more than fifty years ago, locating in Huron Erie County, and from there went to Richland, Vinton Co., Ohio. Perry Cole, our subject's grandfather, died in the State of Delaware, and his widow after the family moved to Richland County, Ohio. The family afterward moved to Ashland County, Ohio, and from there to this county, in 1864. The subject of this sketch went from Ashland County, Ohio, to Eaton County, Mich., and there remained four years. He was married, in 1853, in Ashland County, to Sarah McCree, and by her he had seventeen children (of whom sixteen are yet living): Jennie, James (deceased), William, Elmer, Marietta, Mintie A., Charles, Jay, Letitia. Dilman, Benjamin, Clinton. Lem, Ralph. Irvin. and Jennettie and Rosettie (twins). John W Cole resided in Marion Township, this county, for a time, and from there came to Big Lick Township, where he bought land from Henry Shoemaker and afterward purchased an additional sixty acres. making his present farm consist of 140 acres of fine farming land, well cultivated and improved. In politics our subject is a Republican. He and the family are connected with the United Brethren Church.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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