Thanks for the update. I'm still learning how to get around this web site. Much of the Cole family seems to move in lock step with the Frost family from Cornelius thru his son Alva living in Lincoln Township Iowa. Further their mother Francis Frost Cole is also living with my Great Grandfather Arvy Cole in Lincoln Township Iowa. My Grandfather Freddie is four years old at that time according to the 1880 census, Did you find a record of a David Cole enlisting in the 34th Illinois Infantry, residence is Taylor, Ill.? I know my Grandfather had two uncles who served in the Civil War. Both David and William Cole would have been the right age.