Re: Jacob and Frances (Tustin) Cole of Greene Co PA
I have your Jacob and Frances in my data base. Jacob was the brother to my gggrandfather, Henry Cole. They are the sons of John T. Cole and Mary Crodinger. Jacob and Frances were married in 1845. Jacob d: November 29, 1895 and Frances d: March 8, 1896. They had the following children: Mary Jane b:Feb. 26, 1846 d: Dec 9 1885 m: Israel Shriver in 1868 Isaac S., b: Sept 14 1847 d: April 2, 1909 m: Mary Ellen Taylor abt 1872, Elizabeth S. b: June 1849 d: Feb 14, 1932 m: James Thomas Knight in 1868, Caroline F b: May 18, 1851 d: Dec 21, 1938 m: Lawrence Minor Carpenter, John Thomas b: Sep 1853, d: Mar 2 1913, m: Rachel Anne Taylor in 1881, Abijah b: May 30, 1855, d: May 31, 1938 m: Mary Jane King, William Henry b: 1858 m: Josephine Bell, Jacob-b: Feb 1860. I have some notes on Jacob as well.
Jacob C. Cole ex-county commissioner, farmer, stockgrower, was born in Morris Township, Greene County, Penn., October 28, 1823. He is the son of John T. and Mary (Crodinger(sic), who were of English and Dutch extraction. They came to Greene County and settled in Morris Township in 1815, on a farm near Nineveh, resided there until 1835, then removed to Wayne Township and spent the balance of their lives. Five of their eight children grew to maturity, and all reside in this county. Jacob, the fourth member of the family, was from his youth engaged in agricultural pursuits. He attended the common school, and subsequently bought a farm in Wayne Township and engaged in farmer and stockraising. His farm in Franklin Townhship contains 100 acres. In 1879 Mr. Cole was retired from the active work of the farm, and has since resided in Waynesburg. The save year he was elected county commissioner and served one term. In 1845 he was united in marriage with Frances, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Hamilton) Tustin. The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Cole has been blessed with eight children, seven of whom grew to maturity--Mary J., deceased, who was the wife of Israel Shriver; Isaac S., a farmer; Elizabeth, wife of Jesse Knight.; Caroline, wife of Minor Carpenter; J.T., Abijah and William. In politics Mr. Cole is a Democrat. He is ever interested in school affairs, and has been school director in his township. He took an active interest in the Granger movement, and served as treasurer of the society for several years in Wayne Township.
From "History of Greene County, Pennsylvania" Nelson, Rishforth, & Co., Chicago, IL (1888) Samuel P. Bates (Samuel Pennimann) page 655
I have a considerable data base accumulated on my branch of the Coles. Some has not been documented but obtained from family oral history and Bibles. Please write me off line if you need anything more. I am happy to share. Nell K