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Re: Gudger in N. C.

carrie (View posts)
Posted: 1097506327000
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Here is everything i got: Where do you fit into tree?

By: Carrie Miller
April 2004-October24


1. JOSEPH COLE JR1; b.1786; d. 1832; m. 1814 in Asheville, North Carolina SUSANNAH GUDGER; b.??; d.??; d/o BENJAMIN GUDGER.

More information on JOSEPH COLE JR.:
Here is a copy of his Will. from ALOB, Vol. VII, #1, p. 86-6:
"p. 11. 11 March 1830.. I, Joseph Cole, being of sound mind & perfect memory. I wish as much of my affects sold as to pay my just debts. I give unto my wife Susannah Cole possession of the farm whereon I now live, containing 200 acres during her widowhood or until my youngest[sic] son come of the age of twenty one yrs. with the stock of grain at my death. I give unto my oldest son James Cole 200 acres of land joining the land whereon I now live, above the creek. I give unto my youngest son Lewis Cole the farm whereon I now live, to take possession when of age, or rented out for his use, provided my wife should marry or leave the place. I give unto George Cole, son of James Cole (and nephew) one horse, saddle & bridle, worth $50. provided he stays with the family until of age, or if not nothing.. I give unto Nancy Cole dtr. of James Cole (and neice) one cow & calf and wheel, one bed provided she stays with the family until she is 18 yrs., if not nothing.. I give the residue of my land, 250 acres on the head of Turkey Creek, 50 acres of Newfound on the South side of the creek and joining Brooks land, and 100 acres called the Underwood place, with all my personal property to be sold and equally divided among my wife & children and Daniel Frisby to share equally with the heirs. The balance of the land to be rented out for the use of the family. I appoint my friend John Thrash executor..
Wit: Josiah Frisby, John Cole & Joseph Cole..
Signed, Joseph Cole.. Proved on oath of Josiah Frisby and John thrash was duly sworn.."


i. JAMES COLE2 b. 1816 North Carolinia d. November 08 1884, Booneville Owsley county Kentucky, m. Septemer 25,1845; MARY HAMMONDS b. about 1822; d.Sept. 1898, In Knox County KY. MARY "Polly" HAMMONDS d/o PETER HAMMONDS Jr. Knox County, KY. JAMES COLE 14th Reg. Co I Kentucky Cavalry.

ii. LEWIS COLE2 b. abt.1827,North Carolina; d.?? m. abt. July 24,1841, SUSAN JENIVA (COLEMAN) COMBS; b.1827.


1.LEWIS COLE2 (JOSEPH1); b. abt.1827,North Carolina; m. abt. July 24,1841, SUSAN JENIVA (COLEMAN) COMBS; b.1827. 1880 Booneville, Owsley, Kentucky census shows LEWIS COLE and SUSAN COMBS as divorced kids lived with LEWIS COLE. LEWIS COLE married April 13,1877 to NANCY EVANS she was a widow at the time of marriage.

More information on LEWIS COLE2:
1850 census Knox County, Kentucky census shows LEWIS COLE as a Wagoner. Also living in same household was ROBERT COBB, age 23, job laborer. ESOM COLEMAN, age 21, job laborer. SAMUEL T. HUBBARD, age 25, job school teacher. 1860 Booneville, Owsley County, Kentucky census shows LEWIS COLE as a grocery keeper. Also living in house hold was MARGARET COLE, age 18, job domestic servant. ANDERSON BOWMAN, age 27, job farmer. 1870 Booneville, Owsley County, Kentucky census shows LEWIS COLE as a hotel keeper and jailer. Also living the house hold was PHOEBE COLEMAN, age 80 from North Carolina. BERRY BUFORD, age 70 black male, job farm laborer. WILLIAM ROSE, age 20 mulatto male, job farm laborer. 1880 Booneville, Owsley County, Kentucky census shows LEWIS COLE as a hotel keeper. Also shows BERRY BUFORD 78years old black male servant living with the family.

Military for LEWIS COLE2:
Put Co I 14th Cavalry enlisted 10/15/1862 discharged 3/14/1864 he served 2yrs, 5months, 26 days, Booneville, Ky., He had measles and fever and hips, side, back, ever since April 1863.


i. MARY J. COLE3 b. abt. 1842, Knox County, Kentucky

ii. JAMES COLE3 b. abt. 1844 Knox County, Kentucky; d. 1894; m. January 10,1867, Owsley County, Kentucky, MALINDA COMBS b. December 11, 1847; d. July 18, 1922.

*More Information on JAMES COLE: 1870 Booneville, Owsley County, Kentucky census shows JAMES COLE’S job as a farmer. List the following kids: SAMUEL COLE age 2, LEWIS COLE age 5months.

*More information on MELINDA COMBS: 1900 Cow Creek. Owsley County, Kentucky shows her as widowed living with her was one daughter DELORE COLE age 24 b. November 1875; m. GREENBERRY WILSON. Living next door was MELINDA’S son SAMUEL COLE; b. March 11,1868; d. Sept. 1945. and his wife MARY SMITH b. June 1881; d. March 08,1909. SAMUEL AND MARY had one daughter GRACIE COLE b. March 1900; d. Feb 1902. Next door to SAMUEL COLE was his brother HENRY COLE b. June 1877 and his wife ELLA BEGLEY b. December 1877 they had one daughter LIZZIE COLE b. July 1898. Next door to HENRY COLE was another brother LEWIS COLE b. January 1870; (LEWIS COLE was murdered by PRICE MOORE in Indian Creek 1904.) and his wife EMMA REYNOLDS b. January 1875 they had three children at the time FRANCES COLE b. April 1884;, JAMES COLE b. April 1896;, and MELINDA COLE b. February 1898. MELINDA COMBS was the daughter of SAMUEL COMBS and NANCY CORNETT.

iii. SAMUEL E. COLE3 b. July 29,1849, Knox County, Kentucky; d. April 2,1942; m. MIRANDA ELIZABETH CARDWELL

iv. JOHN COLE3 b. abt. 1852; d. January 14,1926, buried in Gabbard Graveyard; m. GILLA ANN PITMAN

v. NANCY E. COLE3 b. October 1854, Knox County, Kentucky

vi. DORA BELLE COLE3 b. June 10,1856; d. 1944 buried Callahan Cemetery; m. JEFFERSON MOORE

vii. JANE COLE3 b. abt. 1858

viii. VIRGINIA JENNY COLE3 b. September 10,1857; m. ROBERT BAKER b. October 23, 1858

More information on ROBERT BAKER: ROBERT was the son of JAMES BAKER and SARAH DAVIDSON. ROBERT BAKER was killed by ABIJAH GABBARD in the area of Indian Creek, Owsley County in the 1880's.

ix. WILLIAM FRANK COLE3 b. February 1864

2. SAMUEL E. COLE3(JOSEPH1, LEWIS 2) b. July 29,1849, Knox County, Kentucky; d. April 02,1942, Booneville, Owsley, Kentucky; m. MIRANDA ELIZABETH CARDWELL, b. November 02,1859, Breathitt County, Owsley, Kentucky; d. April 10,1949.

More information on SAMUEL COLE3 1870 Booneville, Owsley County, Kentucky census shows SAMUEL COLE as a dry good merchant, he was still living with his parents in 1870. 1900 Jackson , Breathitt County, Kentucky census has his occupation as merchant living a few doors down was his oldest son PRICE COLE with his wife ALICE. SAMUEL COLE was also a church delegate in 1923 for the Piney Grove Baptist Church in Booneville, Kentucky.

More information on MIRANDA CARDWELL her parents were THOMAS PERRIAN CARDWELL b. July 12,1829; d. December 27, 1915, burial Marcum heights cemetery, Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky; m. April 08,1852 ELLEN SOUTH b. April 13,1832; d. September 02, 1914, burial Marcum heights cemetery, Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky. MIRANDA had the following siblings Jeremiah WELDON SOUTH CARDWELL b. February 24, 1863 in Breathitt Co, KY; d. September 28, 1933 in Breathitt Co, KY; m. December 25, 1929 Quicksand, Breathitt Co, KY to LAVINIA BELLE FRAZIER b. December 1872 Breathitt Co, KY; d. November 30, 1940 Quicksand, Breathitt Co, Ky. One child that I am aware: GERTRUDE CARDWELL b. June 17, 1893; m. GEORGE BURNAM BACK. Second brother THOMAS CARDWELL. She also had two sisters LOUELLEN CARDWELL and CORDELIA CARDWELL.


i. PRICE COLE4 b. Feb 1876 m. ALICE ?? b. May 1878

ii. LILLIE COLE4 b. August 27,1877

iii. WALKER J. COLE4 b. July 05,1879

iv. THOMAS S. COLE4 aka: THOS b. Sept 1881

v. LEONARD COLE4 b. Nov 1884; d. November 06,1959

vi. LEWIS COLE4 b. Jan 1888


3. WALKER J. COLE4(JOSEPH1, LEWIS 2, SAMUEL 3) b. July 5,1879 d. Nov 6,1937; m. April 28,1904; JENNIE BELLE BACK b. March 21,1886 d. Sept 17,1938 Jackson, Fayette County, Kentucky.
More information on WALKER COLE: 1900 Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky shows him still living at home with his father. WALKER’s elder brother PRICE COLE was living down the road with his wife ALICE ?? b. May 1878. 1910 Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky census shows WALKER age 31 living with his wife JENNIE age 21 and two children HOBERT COLE age 2 and LILLIE COLE age 1.

More information on JENNIE BELLE BACK: daughter of BARNABAS BACK and SUSANNAH BACK. *See BACK family history for more*.


i. BABY MALE COLE5 b. 1906 Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky; d. 1906

ii. HAYDEN COLE5 b. Aug 9,1907 Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky; d. abt. 1908

iii. HOBERT COLE5 b. 1908 Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky; d. December 20,1940

iv. LILLIE COLE5 b. 1909 Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky;

v. WALKER LEONIDAS COLE5 b. Feb 9,1913 Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky; d. July 24,1933

vi. ELOISE COLE5 b. October 07,1917 Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky;

vii. ANNA CHRISTINE COLE5 b. September 28,1923 Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky;

viii. BETTY LUCILLE COLE5 b. October 08,1926 Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky; d. April 04,2004 Howland, Trumbull County, Ohio; m. WILLIAM G. DAVIS b. October 07,1923 Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio; d. January 18,2002 Howland, Trumbull County, Ohio.
*See DAVIS family history for more*

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