I noticed your post:
This may not be part of your family, but I thought I would send it on anyway.
I have a "William Riley Cole", born Mar 1827, Died Dec 1893 in Lawrence Co Alabama.
Married, Abt 1847, to Eleanor Louisa Keith, born Jun 1827 in NC, died Jan 1907 In Montague Co Tx.
I only have the names of William Cole and Eleanor Allen as William Riley Cole's parents.
My husband's grandfather (George Washington Cole Sr) (buried in Saint Jo, Tx) is from this line.
If you think this is the same....you can e-mail me.