Here is some stuff I put together on this family unit.
Mandy Colgan www.ecfs.org
7. Solomon Cole was born 3 Nov 1753 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co. MD d. 1841 in Carroll Co, GA son of Joseph Cole and Mary Cross of Baltimore, Baltimore Co. MD. He married about 1776 in NC [TN] (1) Mary Pinson. He married about 1800 in Laurens Co. SC (2) Sarah Ripley.
The parents of Solomon Cole are unproven. However, evidence strongly suggests that Joseph Cole of Baltimore Co. MD is his father.
Two petitions to Virginia of the north of Holston men 1776, 1777 / edited by Prentiss Price. [Tennessee ancestors. Knoxville, TN. vol.16, no.3 (Dec. 2000), p. 207-220.]
1777 Petition of the North of Holston Men
To the Honorable the President and Gentlemen of the House of Delegates:
The Petition of a Number of Inhabitants in the lower Parts of Washington County humbly Sheweth that your Petitioners were greatly Injured in the Division of Fincastle in the year 1776 by the manner in which the line was directed to be run, but on hearing that the Inhabitants of Montgomery and some part of the upper end of this County had Petitioned this Honourable House for an alteration of said Line, and pointed out a new one equally just and Convenient to both Counties, and which we highly approved of, and made no Doubt, from the Justice of their Petition, would be Granted, we therefore rested in hopes that their Grievances and ours would be Redressed at the same time, which alone prevented us from joining them in their Petition. But now we find that only a small part of their Petition was Granted, and we are left to Labour under nearly the same Grievances as we formerly did, especially as the Court House is fixed in a place not above thirty miles from the Upper Line of the County and not twelve miles from the Boundary between this State and North Carolina, and from the Court House to the lower end of the County that is now inhabited is more than seventy miles. But had the line been fixed as petitioned for by the People of Montgomery, the County from the Indian Boundary on Holston to the seven Miles ford of said River would not be more than ninety miles long and by fixing the Court house in the Center equal Justice would be done to all, which we humbly presume all have a right to, and which alone we expect or hope for from this Honourable House. For as the case stands now, we cannot expect to have the Court house in the Center of the Inhabitants, nor within many miles of it, as our Representative in 1776 recommended Persons for Magistrates who lived mostly above the middle of the County and too much under his Influence, who placed the Court house where it now is, and had the Bill so framed that there is no appeal from their Judgment in this matter, and this was done at a Time when many of your Petitioners, and most pf the Principal People in both Counties were engaged on the Cherokee Expedition, and therefore had no opportunity to prevent such measures as were carried on by our said Representative; by shewing the Injustice, Design, and Impropriety of them. It is with Reluctance we give this Honourable House any Trouble in this matter but observing in so many Instances your Care and attention to the Rights of the People of this State, and your Readiness to enquire into and redress all just Grievances, we your Petitioners are therefore encouraged to Pray that our Case may be taken into your serious Consideration, that the Line may be fixed and settled between the two Counties in the manner Prayed for in the Petitions from Montgomery and some of the Inhabitants of this County at the Last Sessions; and that the Order of this Court for fixing the Court House at Black's Fort may be set aside, and such Methods fallen upon to have it set more in the Center of the County as you in your Wisdom may think best. And your Petitioners as in duty bound shall ever Pray &c.
Signed among others:
Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution / Bobby Gilmer Moss, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994. Online. www.ancestry.com
Cole, Solomon Cole R2144
Pension application of Solomon Cole R2144 fn17NC Wallace/Ritchey/Cole/Boddy Family Tree. Online. www.ancestry.com
. Transcribed by Will Graves 25 Nov 2010.
State of South Carolina Laurens District: 1832
On this 18th day of October in the year 1832 personally appeared in open court before his Honorable Richard Gantt one of the judges of the said State, now sitting Solomon Cole a resident of this State & District aforesaid aged seventy-nine years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he was born in the County of Baltimore in the State of Maryland on the third day of November 1753, and entered the United States service (he thinks) in the year 1775 under Captain John Shelby who was commanded by Colonel John Sevier of the State of South Carolina that he entered the service as a volunteer, (we were called minute men) that the part of the Regiment to which he belonged remained on the frontiers as guards against the inroads of the Indians. That he was in several skirmishes with the Indians. That he was commanded by a Captain Jonathan Wommack when he was on the frontiers as a guard. That he marched up & down the Holston River for the purpose above set forth for the space of about five years. That he received a written discharge from the Colonel of his Regiment (severe) but that discharge is lost or mislaid. I have no record of my age, that he lived in Sullivan County when called into service. A few years after the close of the war I removed to this District & State & have lived here ever since. I entered the service as a volunteer. That he hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension Roll of the agency of any state.
Sworn to & subscribed the day and year above written.
S/ John Garlington, Clerk Laurens district S/ Solomon Cole
I do hereby certify that I saw this applicant's Solomon Cole in service and that I was with him in service for about the space of three months under the officers and at the places set forth in the foregoing declaration, and further understood and believes that the applicant served as a Soldier in serious services during the revolutionary war.
Sworn to & subscribed in open court 18th October 1832
S/ John Garlington, Clerk S/ Isaac Pinson, X his mark
[Gabriel Philips, a clergyman, and Isaac Pinson gave the standard supporting affidavit.]
State of South Carolina Laurens District: Amendment of Solomon Cole's Declaration
The applicant states that he volunteered (as set forth in his Declaration) – in the year 1775 under Captain John Shelby in Sullivan County in the State of North Carolina. The other officers were Colonel Evan Shelby, Captain Wommack & Captain Topp. That he marched to the frontiers or the Cherokee line was engaged in several skirmishes with the Indians, and continued in service six months – he received no written discharge. – In a few days after his discharge from the first tour of service; he volunteered under Captain Jacob Wommack in Sullivan County North Carolina. The other officers, Captain Hix, Captain Rodger Topp, Captain Byrd & Colonel John Sevier – he was stationed at Fort Wommack on Holston River, that he marched up and down Holston River to protect the whites from the Indians and was engaged in one battle or skirmish with the Indians near the long Islands on the Holston River – That he continued in service three months, received no written discharge – He states that he remained as a volunteer board minute man under Captain Byrd's commanded by Colonel Sevier until all danger from the attacks of the Indians was over which he thinks was in the year 1780, when he was discharged by Colonel Sevier, but has lost his discharge –
Sworn to before made this 19th October 1833
S/ John Garlington, Clerk S/ Solomon Cole
American Revolutionary War Rejected Pensions. Online. www.ancestry.com
Name: Solomon Cole
State: South Carolina
Reason: Some further explanation necessary to obviate the discrepancies between his original and amended declarations.
North Carolina Land Grants in TN 1778-1791: Sullivan County / transcribed by Virginia L. Keefer. Online. TNGenWeb Project.www.tngenweb.org/records/sullivan/land/nc_grants_sullivan.ht...
“When North Carolina gave up her claim to TN, the Secretary of State of the U.S. requested a list of the lands that had been granted in that territory so the right of ownership could be protected.”
Sullivan County, Tennessee - 1782
1005. Solomon Cole
1094. Joseph Cole
Sullivan County Tennessee – 1789
1472. Joseph Cole Sr.
1474. Joseph Cole
1493. Solomon Cole
Sullivan Co., TN, Deed Book 2, p. 580: State of North Carolina to Solomon Cole [LDS FHL film #972705] / Transcribed by Robert W. Keyes Jan 16, 2005. Online. USGenWeb Archives. files.usgwarchives.net/tn/sullivan/deeds/cole05.txt
State of North Carolina No. 541
To all to whom these presents shall come greeting Know ye that we for & in consideration of the sum of fifty shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our Treasury by Solomon Cole have given & granted & by these presence do give & grant unto the sd Solomon Cole a tract of land containing three hundred & eighty six acres lying and being in our County of Sullivan lying on both sides of Beaver Creek & bounded as follows begining at a hickory & chesnut Joseph Cole Sen'r corner & thence S6E 52 poles to a poplar? on the top of a ridge thence along said ridge S36W 40 poles to a poplar and hickory S67W 100 poles to a small white oak & hickory N20W 13 poles to a hickory Nathaniel Hawkins line and with the N34W 119 poles to a walnut & two small gums S70W 20 poles to a poplar on George Webbs line & with the same N4W 82 poles to two Hickorys N52W 119 poles crossing a creek to a hickory & white oak Saplings N20E 106 poles leaving said Webbs line to three small white oaks N89E 116 poles to two hickory & white oaks Joseph Coles corner & with his line S31E 24 poles crossing a creek to a stake by a house S6 East 92 poles to a chesnut stump S30E 145 poles to the begining as by the plat hereunto annexed doth appear together with all woods waters mines minerals hereditaments & appurtenances to the sd land belonging or appertaining to hold to the said Solomon Cole his heirs & assigns forever yielding & paying to us such sums of money yearly or otherwise as our general Assembly from time to time may direct provided always that the sd Solomon Cole shall cause this grant to be registered in the registers office of our sd County of Sullivan within twelve months from the date hereof otherwise the same shall be void & of no effect in testimony whereof we have caused these our Letters to be made patent & our great seal to be here unto affixed Witness Samuel Johnston Esquire our governor Captain general & commander in chief at Fayetteville the 26th day of November & in the 14th year of our independence & in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety nine
By his Excellency Com'd Sam Johnston
Feb'r 26 Day 1793 then Reg's Ex'd
1790 Federal Census Laurens District SC Page: 432. Online. www.ancestry.com
Home in 1790: Laurens, South Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 5
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females: 3
Number of Household Members: 9
1800 Federal Census Laurens District SC Page: 37. Online. www.ancestry.com
Name: Solomon Cole
Home in 1800: Laurens District, South Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
Number of Household Members Under 16: 3
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 5
The children of Solomon Cole and Mary Pinson were as follows:
These are the believed children of Solomon Cole as current research allows. There is some debate on dates and additional children. Female children are very difficult to document.
i John M. Cole born about 1777 in NC [TN]
ii William Cole born about 1778 in NC [TN] d. 1855, Tuscaloosa Co. AL
iii Solomon Cole born about 1782 in NC [TN] d. Carroll Co.GA
iv Joseph Cole born about 1786 in NC [TN] d. Carroll Co. GA
v Jeremiah Cole, b. August 01, 1793, in TN [Laurens Co. SC] d. October 10, 1873, Carroll Co. Ga. GA b. Old Concord Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll Co. GA. He married in 1812 Charlotte Idella Martin b. 5 May 1794 in NC d. 1 Mar 1880 Carrollton, Carroll Co. GA b. Old Concord Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll Co. GA