AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Virginia - Cole
I am the G-G-Grandson of Henry Cole who lived in Lawrence County, IL in 1850. He married Martha Anderson in 1841 and lists his birthplace as VA. I believe that he is the same Henry Cole listed in the Register of Negroes and Mulattoes in Gibson County, Indiana along with Thomas Cole both showing Pittsylvania County, Virginia as Place of Birth. I am also the G-G-G-Grandson of John Rosella Taylor also in Lawrence Co., Illinois 1850 whose son Calvin married Elizabeth Blackwell in 1866; Father and Mother of Mary Leola Taylor. If Newton Blackwell was the Father of Elizabeth then Lucy Day Blackwell was her Mother. Mary Leola Blackwell Taylor married Isaac Cole whose older Brother David fought with the 55th Massachusetts Infantry USCT. David married Louisa Lyles and resided in Carrier Mills, Saline Co., IL in 1900. Louisa's Brother William Henry's Daughter Lilliam married Ward Cole, David's Nephew. Their son, James, was my Father.