Samuel Cole was born ca 1804 in North Carolina, from census records. Parents listed on 1880 Census are born in NC also. Samuel married January 2, 1824 in Lawrence County, Tennessee, to Nancy Cottrell. Their children were Elizabeth, William, Thomas, Pleasant, Isaac and perhaps others.
Samuel's second wife was Mary Ann Lovell. They married October 9, 1867. She was a widow of Reuben Lovell, who died in the War Between the States, 1861-1865. The children of Samuel and Mary Ann were Nancy, Frances, Samuel, Levi and Monroe Cole. These children were born in Limestone County, Alabama. The 1880 Census of Limestone County, Pleasant Grove Community lists the family of Samuel and Mary Cole.