Gotta love these boards - 8.5 years later, I stumble upon your message.
Asa Cole, born 25 June 1817 in OH, who married Lucy Doty 31 December 1840 in Delaware County, OH, was my great-great grandfather.
They moved to California via the southern route in 1856, and settled in the Santa Clara area for a while.
Eventually, the entire family moved to Tulare County, CA.
We are totally unaware of who his parents were, but I'd love to write more to you about our Asa Cole. I have Grandma Lucy Doty Cole's Bible with the birth dates of the children recorded in it.