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Joseph Cole (abt. 1726)

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Joseph Cole
Born about in Baltimore County, Marylandmap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married about in Baltimore County, Marylandmap [uncertain]
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Died [date unknown] in Baltimore County, Marylandmap [uncertain]
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Joseph Cole (the 2nd Joseph Cole who was a son of John Cole). The first was Joseph Cole (b. c. 1690, d 1720), son of John Cole and his first wife, Johannah Garrett.


Joseph Cole born c. 1726, probably Baltimore County, Maryland, a son of John Cole and his second wife, Dinah Hawkins.[1]


Joseph married about 1760 to Ruth Cross.[1]

Property: Cole Church

When he wrote his will in 1745, Joseph's father, John Cole, left him the "land where he now lives" called Cole Church which was 208 acres.[1][2]

Death and Legacy

The Joseph Cole who died in 1720 named a wife and two children.[1] He could not have been the son of Dinah Hawkins, because John Cole and Dinah Hawkins were married in 1715.[1] That Joseph Cole (the first son by that name) died before 3-13-1719/20 at Patapsco River, Baltimore Co., Maryland. [3]

This Joseph Cole, of this profile, who married Ruth Cross, probably died in Baltimore County, Maryland. We know he was living in Baltimore County in 1745, and we know he was living in 1752 when he married. According to Ralph Tuttle, we do not have record of Joseph's death (Pg 11).[1] (despite the reported year, 1795, per ancestry "trees").


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Tuttle, Ralph E., compiler, Some Descendants of John Cole (Born 1669 in Maryland) ... Page 10 [self published], accessed January 21, 2015
  2. Will Book 3, page 495, Annapolis, Maryland
  3. Jane Baldwin, Maryland Calendar of Wills, 1720-1726, Vol 5, p34)

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On 21 Jan 2019 at 17:00 GMT Seely (Kenny) Foley wrote:

The problem with the resource given on this profile is the author has no primary source information to back up his genealogy. If Joseph married a Ruth Cross she was more likely to be of the family that lived in Baltimore County. For this reason I've changed the location reference and date under the marriage.

On 19 Jan 2019 at 21:50 GMT Karol (Reitano) Bumpous wrote:

Both profiles state marriage to Ruth Cross-"married 19 Nov 1760 in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts"

On 19 Jan 2019 at 21:11 GMT Seely (Kenny) Foley wrote:

Cole-15567 and Cole-72 do not represent the same person because: This Joseph Cole is not the same person as Joseph Cole of Baltimore

On 19 Jan 2019 at 09:09 GMT Karol (Reitano) Bumpous wrote:

Cole-15567 and Cole-72 appear to represent the same person because: Birth dates are off, but one is marked uncertain. All other information matches.

On 13 Mar 2015 at 00:35 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:

Cole-3458 and Cole-72 appear to represent the same person because: same name, birth date, marriage

On 13 Mar 2015 at 00:33 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:

Have set Cole-72 and Cole-531 as Rejected Matches. These 2 profiles represent the 2 sons of John Cole who were both named Joseph Cole. The first died in 1720 and was a son of John's first wife, Johanna Garrett. The second was born in 1726 and was a son of John's second wife, Dinah Hawkins.

On 20 Feb 2015 at 23:39 GMT Seely (Kenny) Foley wrote:

Cole-531 and Cole-72 are not ready to be merged because: There is some confusion about whether John Cole had two different sons named Joseph

On 19 Jan 2015 at 00:17 GMT Seely (Kenny) Foley wrote:

Cole-531 and Cole-72 appear to represent the same person because: Both of these Joseph Cole are the son of John Cole, but according to the source listed below Joseph Cole was the son of John Cole's second wife, Dinah Hawkins. Suggest a merge and a change of mother.

Barnes, Robert William. Baltimore County Families, 1659-1759. Baltimore, MD: Cleafield, 2002. Print.

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