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James Cole was born 11 February 1626 in Barnstaple, Devon, England, United Kingdom to James Cole (1600-1692) and Mary Tibbes (1598-1660) and died 10 April 1709 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Mary Tilson (1627-1678) 23 December 1652 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. He married Abigail Davenport (1630-1717) 1680 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States.

Biography

James Cole Jr, born in 1625 in London accompanied his parents, James Cole (1600-1692) and Mary Lovell (1598-1660) to this country, first to Saco, Maine, and then in 1633 to Plymouth, Massachusetts. In time he moved to Scituate, Massachusetts and then again to Maine, but returned to Plymouth, where he was made a freeman in 1654.

He was surveyor of highways in 1656, again in 1678 and 1685. He was the representative to the General Court from Plymouth in 1690.

He purchased property from his father in 1668, including the inn, which he kept for many years, the house being built by Governor Winslow, and in 1698 It was the oldest house in Plymouth.

James Cole died in 1712.

Marriage and Family

1st Marriage: Mary Tilson

2nd Marriage: Abigail Davenport



Children



Offspring of James Cole, Jr and Mary Tilson (1627-1678)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Cole (1653-1706) 16 December 1653 Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States 3 December 1706 Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States John Lathrop (1644-1727)
Elizabeth Cole (1654-1681) 27 August 1654 Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England 4 January 1681 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England Elkanah Cushman (1651-1727)
Nathaniel Cole (c1658-1753)
John Cole (1660-1724) 16 March 1660 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States 14 March 1724 Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States Susanna Gray (1668-1727)
Joan Cole (1662-1760)
Hannah Cole (c1664-)
Ephriam Cole (c1665-1731)
Hannah Cole (c1669-1718)
Martha Cole (1672-1718) 1672 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States 11 August 1718 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States Nathaniel Howland (1670-1746)










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