I ran across this old post while trying to again find information on William Hilliard Cole. I've had no luck there, but I've had much better luck with Sarah McBee. I've traced her ancestry to the early 1700's. You can see what I've found at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/5222870/person/-1485737749
. I've discovered many McBee dna cousins. There is a William H McBee on my tree who is my 1st cousin 3x removed. His father was Jesse b1827. Is this your William?