Was this Henry Cole (Cole-1994) the one who married Sarah Rusco in 1646, Hartford, Conn.?

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There is an unrevolved debate about the Henry Cole who was married to Sarah Rusco in 1646 (Hartford, Connecticut).  Was he (1) the Henry Cole (Cole-1994) born in 1615; or (2) was he the Henry Cole (supposedly son of John Cole and Sarah Deborne); or (3) a different Henry Cole?

If he was the Henry Cole (Cole-1994) who inherited cooper's tools from James Cole of Hartford, he was born in 1615 (son of Thomas Cole) and presumably a nephew of that James Cole. But there are a great many online trees (usually badly sourced) claiming he was a Henry Cole (Cole-9744) who was supposedly a son of John Cole and Sarah Deborne.  Sarah Rusco's profile (Rusco-2) is currently connected to both of them.
WikiTree profile: Henry Cole
in Genealogy Help by Kenneth Kinman G2G6 Mach 7 (74.3k points)

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I think it much more likely that there is only one Henry Coles.

There is no death recorded for Henry, but there could be probate, explaining the two dates. But it's not on Ancestry. His birth is estimated 1615-1627 see the bio. Both sets of parents are speculative at best.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Susan Laursen
I think Henry Cole born in 1615, White Chapel, London (son of Thomas Cole) is definitely the most likely.  Especially since he was mentioned in the will of his uncle James Cole of Hartford who also came from White Chapel, London.  The profile for James Cole ( https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cole-1650 ) is pretty minimal.  I attached him to his 2nd wife, and I also hope work on that more as time permits.

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