Nothing is truer than the comment that tracking this particular Cole line is like herding fleas, you can see the herd but you can't pick out individuals. I'm still trying to find a definite link to my grandfather Anderson Cole (1968-1946) and his family.
I'm abt 99 percent sure my Anderson Cole & John Franklin Cole were brothers but need to find a male descendant of John Franklin Cole who would be willing to having a DNA test done with me to truly prove this line.
I know John Franklin Cole (1861-1936) married Victoria Wheeler and they had a son named James Alfred Cole (1890-1968). James Alfred Cole married Madora Bell Adkins and their sons were Noble Cole (1920-1999), Nakoma Anthony Cole (1921-1998, Nova Dean Cole (1923-1987) and Norris Jay Cole (1924-2007). From my research Norris Jay Cole sons are Nick Allen Cole (1953) & James P Cole (1961).
If you or anyone else reading this post has information regarding descendants of John Franklin Cole I would love to hear from you.