Just wondering if there could be a connection. Watson R Cole b. June 1837 in Fort Bryon, New York settled in Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan with his new wife Hannah Marie Wilson b. Feb 1838 New York. He came to Michigan abt 1858/1859 with other relatives. I have gone through the census, but there are so many!! His parents were George and E Louisa Cole of New York. Watson had 4 surviving children to reach adulthood. 1 stayed in Michigan, Charles H Cole b. August 31, 1862 in Coldwater. His other 3 children, George H, Jennie Belle and Steward came to Kansas with him abt 1880 settling first in Ellsworth County, then a few years later in Lyon County.