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Re: 98th Regiment in VA ?
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Not sure, but it appears the 98th Regiment in Virginia could have been a portion of land located in the Eastern district of Mecklinburg County, Va from the description below.

Hope this helps,

Art Thomas

BTW, I have a Peter Baskerville bca Aug 1858 in VA married to a Nancy Jane Gales on 22 Sep 1898 in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. Nancy was bca Nov 1865 in Shelby County, Ohio.
Edward Thomas Cole of Mecklenburg County, Virginia d. 1855

Edward and his family have not be located on the 1830 census.

According to the 1840 census, Edward and his family were living in the Eastern district/98th regiment of Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Included in the household were one white male under five, two between five and ten, two between ten and fifteen and one between forty and fifty. There was one white female between fifteen and twenty and two between thirty and forty. The Cole family did not own any slaves and three of them were working in agriculture, most likely Edward and his two oldest sons.

At the time of the 1850 census, Edward and his family were living in the 98th regiment of Mecklenburg County, Virginia. He owned $664 worth of real estate.

Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Book 18, p. 410:
"Know all men by these presents that we Ann E. Cole and William Evans are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of $1,000 to pay which we bind our heirs and jointly and severally firmly by these present. Sealed with our seals and dated this 19 day of December 1855. The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound Ann E. Cole administratrix of Edward T. Cole, deceased shall faithfully discharge the duties of said administratrix according to law then the above obligation be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Ann E. Cole, William Evans.

Mecklenburg County Court December Term 1855. This bond was acknowledged by the obligors thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste. R. R. Baptist."

Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Book 18, p. 449:
An inventory and appraisement of Edward's estate was returned to court in February 1856 by Alex Johnson, William Evans, Hartwell Johnson and Ann Eliza Cole. Included were stocks of corn, tobacco, fodder and oats as well as a looking glass, book case, black mare and other items of household and plantation usage. They were valued at $505.

Edward died six days after his son James was married.

A Cole family cemetery is located off Hwy. 658 in North View, Mecklenburg County, Virginia. From South Hill go west on Hwy. 47 to Old Cox Road. Turn right on Cox and take the first left onto Hwy, 658, now called Northside Road. The cemetery is located at the end of a field on the right along its tree line. The coordinates for the cemetery are 36 47.026 North and 78 15.572 West. There are five marked tombstones and upwards of ten unmarked fieldstone markers. It is believed that Edward and Ann are buried in one of the unspecified graves. Several of the children are buried at the site. The land on which the cemetery is located was marked on the 1864 Gilmer map as belonging to Mrs. Cole.


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