Cole Family Genealogy by Sally Eugenia Brown (GEN.19)

Cole family genealogy as written by Sally Eugenia Brown

Cole Family Genealogy by Sally Eugenia Brown

The following was transcribed from a document written by Sally Eugenia Brown in the 1920s. The document which is part of a book in the possession of Allen Cole, Sedgwick, contains extensive genealogical information about the Cole, Allen, Wood, Hinkley and other early families in Sedgwick, Maine.


Robert Coles md 1st Mary they came from England about 1630, lived in Dorchester & Beverly Mass, Providence RI.
Their son John Coles b about 1630 md Ann. They went to Oyster Bay, New York in 1663 and he died there about 1680. She md 2nd William Lynes at Oyster Bay, Jan 1, 1683. Their son-
Solomon Coles, sailor & farmer, Beverly, Mass, d about 1713 md Mary Weeden, bapt April 17 1666 First Church, Boston (with other children), son-  Jonathan Cole b.Sept 2 1699 d Feby 20 1799, md Jany 1, 1772, Miriam Stone (widow of Roger Haskins, a ferryman between Beverly & Salem)  She was dau of John & Sarah (Gale) Stone of Beverly, Mass, son
Weeden Cole, b Dec 11,1734, cooper of Gloucester & Beverly Mass., md Sarah Herrick bapt April 1736.
Their son Thomas Herrick Cole b. Oct 16, 1757, Beverly, md Susannah Cleaves, b March 3 1763 d Oct 6 1844.
Mary Weeden, bapt April 7, 1666 was the daughter of Edward Weeden of Winthrop, Mass. md Elizabeth Cole Dau of Samuel Cole who came from England in 1630 and in 1634 had this first Inn Tavern or Ordinary for public entertainment in Boston, Mass. the “Three Mariners”.  Windsor in his narrative & Critical Hist. of America say it was possibly the first public tavern in the New World. A tablet is placed in front of Thompson Spa Restaurant on Washington Street near State Street, Boston with a full rigged ship (Bertha D. Dixon) “Site of Samuel Cole’s Inn”. The first tavern in Boston 1634. Later tavern as the Ship Tavern.  The Great Fire of 1711 started in the rear of the tavern, placed by the City of Boston 1824”  He md Anne Keayne who d soon after her arrival in America  He is recorded as #42 & she as #43 members of the First Church.  He was a charter member and often on the Roll of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery- His will dated Dec 21, 1666 & approved Feby 1667.  Anne dau of Capt. Robert Keayne, d.March 23, 1655-6. He was the founder and first on the Roll of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery of Boston (see Hist.of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Co. by Zachariah A. Whitman, A. M. Boston 1842, pp. 13-34 & 45, also Book by Possessions & Snows History of Boston, pp 117).  Elizabeth dau of Samuel & Anne Cole md Edward Weedan of Winthrop, Mass.

Robert Cole & Mary’s Intentions were published in England June 1, 1663.

Thomas Herrick Cole b. Oct. 16, 1757. Beverly, Mass. md. Aug 4, 1781, Beverly died Sept 28, 1891 Sedgwick Maine where he came in 1790- md Susannah Cleaves b. March 3 1762, Beverly d. Sedgwick Oct 6, 1844.. They are buried in an old burying ground on the Giles Farm, NorthBrooklin,
He was a soldier in the American Revolution.  His birth record is in Beverly Vital Records, Vol I, p. 82. Ancestors Service Military Record Mass. Soldiers, Sailors of the Rev. War. Vol III p. 788: “Private and Sergeant Cole, Thomas Herrick, Beverly, Capt. John Lows Co. Col. John Mansfield’s Regt., receipt for advance pay dated Cambridge, June 30 1775: also private Capt, Low’s Co., col Mansfield’s 19 regt, commanded by Lieut col Israel Hutchinson, Muster Roll dated Aug 1, 1775, enlisted May 12, 1775; service 2 mos 25 days, also company return dated Oct 6, 1775.

Susannah Cleaves 1762-1844 dau of Andrew Cleaves b Oct 1 1735 of Beverly, Mass. md Susannah Pride . b. March 23, 1740, Beverly, son of Benjamin Cleaves  b. Oct 23 1693, d. Sept 14,1775, of Beverly, Mass. md June 1719 Rebecca Conant, d. Sept 17, 1770- son of William Cleaves d. Jany 15, 1714-15: md. Margaret Corey dau. of Giles Corey, md 3rd Martha. Son of Giles Corey of Northhampton, England.

A warrant was issued for Martha Corey March 21 for being a witch-upon all the evidence came down to us she was a woman of more than average judgement & discretion. From the beginning she denounced the whole witchcraft business, while her husband was at first, completely carried away with the storm that swept over the rural community, she had no faith in it & saught to persuade him not to attend the hearings.  He was 80 years of age, she 3rd wife probably more than 60 years of age. She joined the village church in 1690 & excommunicated Sepy 14 1692 because she would not confess. He joined the Salem church 1691 & was excommunicated Sept. 18__Martha was tried by the Court at the Sept. sitting, convicted & sentenced on Sept. 10th & executed on Sept. 22. Calif (sic) says “Martha Corey, wife of Giles Corey, protesting her innocence, concluded her life with an eminent prayer upon the ladder.  Giles Corey arrested on April 18 & examined on the 19th & committed to jail & brought before the court in Sept to plead to an indictment for witchcraft.  He refused, “stood mute” as the law  ___  and so Monday Sept 16 1790 (sic) about noon Giles Corey was pressed to death with weights, tradition says that it was between Hayward St burial ground and Brunard St in an open field 3 days previous to the hanging of Martha & her nine companions.  “(See Witchcraft in Salem Village 1692 by Winfield S. Nevins, Chap. V pp. 97-111) ‘.  By his will Giles conveyed all his property to William Cleaves and John Moulton, his sons-in-law.

Rebecca Conant d. 1770 dau. of John Conant b. 15 Dec. 1652, Beverly,   d. Sept 30, 1724: md May 1678_ Bethea Mansfield b. 7 April 1658: d July 1720- joined the First Church Beverly, 6 Nov 1681- dau of Andrew Mansfield of Lynn, Mass. Son of Lot Conant b. Nantasketor Cape Ann-md. Elizabeth Walton, b. Oct 27 1629 Seatone, Devon, England dau of Rev. William Walton of Seatone, Devon Eng.  He took degrees at Emanuel College, Cambridge, Eng. 1621 &1625- Lot Conant lived in Marblehead 1667 & Beverly 1666- son of Roger Conant, Budleegh, a market town in Devonshire, April 21 1591, d. Nov 19, 1689 in Salem.  He came to Plymouth, Mass. in the Anne in 1623: 1625 to Nantasket, there only a short time, on to Cape Anne where he was invested with the superintendence of this Dorchester Co. being in fact the first governor of the Colony of Mass. Bay though not the Chief Magistrate of a Provence. 1626 remove to Salem settled on a neck of land between Collins Cove and the North River. Several years Rep to to __Court. On __ member of 1st church (Hubbards Hist N 2 pp 106-111_ Hist of Beverly by Edward M. Stone pp.13-18. Roger md Sarah Horton. Son of Richard Conant b. East Budleigh, Eng. md Agnes Clark dau of Richard Conant b. East Budleigh, Eng about 1548 d. 9 April 1585: Anne M__dau of John Conant b about 1520 East Budleigh d March 30 1596 who descended from__ parents of Gettisham, _ Horistore whose ancestors were of French extraction.

Susan Pride, b 1740, dau of Peter Pride, md Jerusha Trask: son of Peter Pride bapt Sept 3 1713 in Beverly md Hannah Thissell: son of John (Jane ?  Pride of Beverly & Salem, Mass. John united with the First Church at Beverly Mass 12 Dec. 1686.

Transcribed by Pam Simmons
February 2020

This is Sally Eugenia Brown’s original text.

Cole Family Genealogy by Sally Eugenia Brown - original text

Cole Family Genealogy by Sally Eugenia Brown – original text