Just wondering if there could be a connection with other Coles in Branch County, Michigan. I have Watson R Cole born June 1837 in Fort Bryon, New york settled in Coldwater, Branch County,Michigan with his new wife, Hannah Marie Wilson born Feb 1838 New York. He came to Michigan with other relatives. His parents were George and E Louisa Cole of New York. I have gone through the census, but there are so many Coles!! Watson had 4 surviving children to reach adulthood. 1 stayed in Michigan, Charles H Cole, born Aug 31,1862 in Coldwater. His other 3 children, George H, Jennie Belle and Seward came to Kansas with him abt 1880 settling first in Ellsworth County, then a few years later in Lyon County.