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Rev. James Dudley Cole

Rev. James Dudley Cole

Thomas Cole (View posts)
Posted: 959973959000
Hi I am trying to trace my family tree, and the earliest info I have is my GGG father, Rev. James Dudley Cole b.2/9/1781 d.5/3/1853. I would like to find out his father, G Father, and so on. Does anyone out there have this info.???? Please E-Mail me.


Gwen (View posts)
Posted: 960119526000

Where was your ggg-gf a minister? We have been told down the family grapevine that my gg-gf, Robert Allen Cole's father was a minister. One of his children, my g-gf Jame Brady Cole was born in Troy, Pike Co., Ala Dec 1881.

I know from doing these 11 yrs of research the Cole's are an elusive bunch.

By the way, I truly think that a "common thread" is the fact that all of my uncles went by their initials and not their given names, e.g. Lloyd David was called "L.D.", his twin brothers Henry Bascom - "H.B." and James Brady - "J.B."

Any connections there?


Tom Cole (View posts)
Posted: 960136125000
My ggg-grandfather was Rev. James Dudley Cole....b.2/9/1781 in Virginia. He died on 5/3/1853 in Lincoln County, Tennesee. He was a minister at The Concord Baptist Church there. He was married to Eglantine "Tiny" Leftwich..the daughter of Col. Littleberry Leftwich and Frances Hopkins on 11/7/1806 in Bedford County, Virginia. They had eleven children.............................................Elizabeth Cole
John Pope "Jack" Cole (my gg-gfather)
Frances "Fanny" Cole
Rebecca C. Cole
Jesse Leftwich Cole
Mary "Polly" Cole
Finetta Cole
Littleberry Leftwich Cole
William Franklin Cole
Joel Leftwich Cole
Dr. James Cole
These are the only children that I know of.


GWEN (View posts)
Posted: 960142852000

My sister just informed me that grandma told her Robert Cole's father was either a minister or doctor.

Do you have any info on your Dr. James Cole?

Thank you for replying so fast, that was nice!


Dr. James Cole

Tom Cole (View posts)
Posted: 960144677000
This is the info I have on Dr. James Cole.....b.around 1826.....d. in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas (no date) He was married to Mattie Artledge from Athens, Alabama. She died in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas. They had four children.....................................

James Artledge Cole
William Cole
Brice Cole
and an infant that died at birth

This is the only info I have on Him. There is a gap right here, so I'm not sure about the life span of his children. I will let you know if or when I find out any more info.
P.S. if it makes it easier, my e-mail is

Rev. James Cole

michelle (View posts)
Posted: 960207663000
I have an cosin that is a rev. but i think that his last name is Hugen I think


TOM (View posts)
Posted: 960222816000
Thanks so much. The info doesn't sound like mine, but the Lord only knows.

I have found that these Cole's were a "crazy bunch" (that's in a nice way) so elusive.

At the Clayton Genealogical library here in Houston, Tx......they have a huge book on the "Cole's." Very difficult to go thru because some pages are typed on old typewriters, some are blue purple from the dye's used, some are typed, and some are handwritten. Guess I will have to take a day and try to cover most of it. It is about 6" deep.

Again, thanks!


John (Jack) Cole

Posted: 960666462000
Edited: 993268799000
Can you give me a little background on your GGFather Jack Cole?

hey there

Jeffrey Troy Tyler Cole (View posts)
Posted: 960914066000
I have a question for you? Do you know of a Verne Cole of Califorina and his wife Dorthy Cole their children Karen, Jeff, Ellen, and Nancy.

re:hey there

tom cole (View posts)
Posted: 960915535000
The names dont ring a bell. But where in California are they??
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