I am trying to locate the Cole families of 1850-80's in Watertown area, Jefferson County, New York. Trying to find the parents of Alfred M. Cole, born betw 1847-1852 in New York, married in Theresa, NY 9/23/1874 to Mina/Wilhemina Nicol/Nichols, found residing in the 1880 Clayton Census in Jefferson County, but not listed before that. Moved to Michigan in 1880, most likely Petosky Michigan, Emmet Co.
Alfred's mother was born in New York, and his father was of English descent, born in either New York (possibly Ontario County) or in Canada. Two census's state this conflicting information. Flower Memorial Library has no records of this Alfred prior to the marriage over in Theresa, at the church there. Have no information on siblings. The first born son was named Milton A. Cole, and also a daughter Hattie/Harriet Cole born in NY before moving west. Milton is a name passed on down through generations, so may be a ancestrel name. Any help is appreciated. Only fact is that Alfred was living with Mina in Clayton in 1880, and then moved. Marriage record shows them both living in Clayton in 1874, but no other records bear that fact.
Thanks for any help.