You have really cleared up a lot of questions for me. I had been so confused since a couple of people had told me that Hosea and Nancy were his parents.
Mattie Cole Stanfield gave my parents a copy of her book "Southern Cole Families", and I had been all through it looking for any reference to Shockley Cole. Mrs. Stanfield didn't include Shockley as one of Hosea's sons. She made reference to a family bible and material from members of Hosea's families. In some correspondence with a descendant of James Green Cole, he advised that in his research he had not found any reference to Shockley. With all of that, I was left wondering if Shockley just materialized out of air. I can't tell you how many Cole lines I looked at trying to find anything on my great, great grandfather. It is such a relief to know I can finally fill in a few leaves on my family tree.