This is not my Thomas COLE as he and his wife were married 1837 Loudoun Co.,VA. But---It is entirely possible that it is his father.I am not sure exactly when my Thomas was born or where.If your Thomas and his wife Eliz.were married in 1817, it is possible that my Thomas was maybe first child/son born to them, which would have made him around 20 when he married. What do you think? Looks good to me. Maybe we could compare some of the other family first names for some kind of pattern or similarity.Please reply soon.