I am descended from this couple and they lived in Hempstead, LI, NY, with 10 children altogether. I was told by one of their sons, Sonny Samuel (or vise versa) that John Coles had a public office at one time; I can't remember if it was Sheriff or Mayor.
Do you know if there is a register, book or article listing former Mayors or Sheriffs or other resource I can find this information?
Do you know if the Hempstead local newspaper(s) have an archive of old papers online? I will appreciate any help you can give. Thanks.