Charles Cole Family of Grayson County, Virginia
Charles Cole, Sr.
COLE , Sr
) was born
ABT 1760 and died 1844 in Grayson County, Virginia USA. He married Elizabeth
16 Apr 1795 in Grayson County, Virginia,
USA, daughter of James STONEMAN , Sr and Sarah FREEMAN. She was born
1775 in Orange County, North Carolina USA, and died 2 May 1834 in
Grayson County, Virginia USA. He married Sarah
AFT 1834 in Grayson County, Virginia USA. She
was born ABT 1798, and died WFT Est 1826-1892.
is to Certify all whom it may concern that as there is an Intentions of
Marriage Between Charles Cole Jun and my daughter Elizabeth Stoneman
that I do freely approve of the same. April 13, 1795 Bond 1795-6
Surety: Richard Cole For consent of Charles Cole to marry Elizabeth
Stoneman, dau of James. Consent dated 4-13-1795, given by James
Stoneman, Witnessed by Mathew Cole.
Information from Jonas
Cole Lane on May 1999 in his home in Flatridge, Troutdale, VA 24378 He
told us that the story is that "The first Cole that came to the area,
traded a Jersey cow and a shotgun for 349 acres." John Cole, Don and I
visited him on our trip to Grayson Co in May of 1999.
not found any proof of where Charles came from. In the obit of Manerva
Parks Cole, wife of Charles's Grandson David Cole, it says the Coles
came from NC. Two of Charles children mention in census records, that
their father was born in MD. I am not even sure that this Charles Cole is the correct Charles. Jonas Cole Lane says that the first Cole that came across the ocean was Charles and Nancy Cole from Ireland. I have not found a Charles and Nancy Cole yet.
- The 1782 Montgomery County tax list has a Charles Cole
found a Charles Cole listed was the Wythe County Tax List in 1793. It
included Stephen Cole, James Cole, Mathew Cole and Richard Cole.
- The 1787 Census of Virginia: -- Vol. 1, p. 429 Montgomery Co., VA: Cole, Charles Cole, Charles, Sr.
Grayson County Tax list has the following: Coal - Matthew, Richard,
Charles, Charles, James and Stephen, all having one tithable, except
one of the Charles has two tithables. Coale - James and Charles.
Grayson County Personal Property Tax list has the following: Coale -
James, Charles, Stephen, James, Matthew, Richard and Charles.
- 1800 Grayson County Tax List has the following: Cole - Richard, James, James, Isaiah, Charles and Orphey.
- 1805 Grayson County Tax List has the following: Cole - James and James.
- 1805 Grayson County Personal Property Tax: Coal - Charles, James, Rodden, James, Isaiah, and Richard.
- 1810 Grayson County Tax List: Coal, James exempt, Charles 1, Jacob 1, Isaiah 1, and Richard 1.
- 1813 Grayson CountyPersonal Property: Cole, Charles 1.
- 1812 Grayson County Court
Order Book at New River says - (Ordered that the surveyor of this
county make and inclusive survey for Charles Cole, as the law directs.
- 1817 Grayson County Tax: Cole, Joseph Coal, Elias 1 and Charles 11820 list of slaveholders lists Charles with 6.
- 1824 Grayson County Personal Property: Coal, Jesse 1, Roberd 0 Negro 2 tithables, Charles 1, Joshua 1 and Charles 3.
- 1826 Grayson County Personal Property: Charles, Joshua, James, Elias and Robert.
- 1826 Grayson County Court Order book lists Charles Sr and Charles Jr.
- 1828 Grayson County Personal Property: Cole Charles 2, Joshua 1, James 1, Elias 1 and Robert 0 free negro 2 tithables.
- 1835 Grayson County Personal Property: Cole, Charles Sr 2, James 1, and Charles Jr 1.
From the 1826 Court Order book @ New River Notes
45…September 1826 -A deed from Mathew DICKEY to Charles COLE and proven
by Charles COLE Jr a subscribing witness 26th September.
Page 48…October 1826 - A deed from Mathew DICKEY to Joshua COLE was proven by Charles COLE a subscribing witness 16th October.1820 Federal census for Grayson County, Va.
Charles Cole 1 male under 10; 1 male 10-16; 1 male 16-18; 2 males 18-26;1 female under 10; 1 female 16-26; 1 female 26-45.
Cole (prob SR) 1 male under 10 (maybe L D b 1817); 2 males 10-16
(James and Chas JR); 1 male 16-26 (Joshua) ; 1 male 45 &
over; Chas SR 1 female under10 (Hannah); 1 female 16-26 (Sarah); 1
female 26-45 (wife Elizabeth); 8 slaves.
Charles Cole 2 males under 10; 1 male 10-16; 3 females under 10; 3 females 10-16; 1 female 26-45; 1 slave.
did figure who all these Charles Coles were but the older one in the
middle is probably Charles who married Elizabeth Stoneman in 1795. The names in () are possibilities. They are the children of Charles Sr and Elizabeth.
Robert Cole 1 male 26-45; 2 females under 10; 1 female 16-26; 1 female 26-45.
Easter Cole 1 male under 10; 1 female under 10; 1 female 26-45.
Elias Cole (colored) 1 male 45 & over; 2 females under 10; 1 female 45 & over.
1840 US Census Virginia Grayson, Western District Image 25 "Militia of Montgomery Co., VA 1777 - 1790" compiled by Mary B. Kegley:
Cole; 1 male under 5, Could this be a granchild or a child of Sarah)
1 male 20-30, (could this be Lorenzo b 1817) 1 male 70-80 (Charles
Sr.,) 1 female 40-50 (could this be Sarah? Elizabeth died in 1834)
1 male engaged in manufacturing, No slaves.
The 20-30 year old male could not be Charles Jr. as he was granted 100 acres of land on Williams Creek for $150.00 on 5/11/1832
and in 1835 he is shown on the Grayson Co. Personal Property tax list as 1 tithable white male with no
and no tax. Clearly he was not living with his father. The 20-30 male
was occupied in manufacturing. This would not be Charles Sr. who was
earlier listed as working in agriculture, and elderly persons were not
allotted occupations. Lorenzo Dow was making chairs which is classified
as manufacturing. We know that Lorenzo was in Grayson Co. in 1844 as
Phoebe McMeans was there at that time as recorded on her application
for veteran's pension. She was a 14 year old when she and Lorenzo left
in 1844 to get married. That was the year Charles Sr. died.
It is also interesting to note that Lorenzo became a Methodist lay minister, a practice of other of the
Sr. descendents. Also Dennis Fielder Cole had told his family that
Lorenzo's father was Charles and Lorenzo had a brother Joshua. The
above information is what has convinced me that Lorenzo is part of this
family. (Arlene Morrow's notes)
-- Charles Cole listed in Capt. James McDaniel's Company, along with a Richard Cole and John Cole (Cale)
-- Charles Cole listed in Flower Swift's Company along with Richard Coal. Note cited below list: "There are four lists
for the men of Flower Swift's Company, and none of them are dated. The first three lists are from records in
Christiansburg (Virginia - Montgomery Co.), the fourth from the Preston Papers of the Draper Manuscripts."
Mrs. Kegley says in her Preface:
Montgomery County militia was organized in 1777 when the county was
first established.... The militia laws required that each male age 18
to 50must be registered with the captain in the neighborhood where he
lived.... Often it was for a few days service because of an Indian
scare, or as the American Revolution progressed, against Tories who had
gathered in the neighborhood. Many of the men joined the regular army,
while others served as militia men for a month in North Carolina, or a
few weeks on the frontier, or in some cases only a few days in their
local community asscouts and guards. The men listed represent the
population of Montgomery Co., Va from 1777 to 1790. The county then
covered, in addition to Montgomery Co., the western half of Floyd, all
of Pulaski, Wythe, Carroll, Grayson, Bland, Giles, the eastern parts
of Smyth and Tazewell, and possibly parts of what is now West Virginia."