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Person: Byron Clay Cole (1825-1894)

This week, WeRelate looks at the Person Page of Byron Clay Cole, born 30 June 1825 in Carmel, Putnam County, New York, the 12th and youngest child of Elisha Cole IV (1776-1851) and Rebecca Hopkins (1779-1862). The Cole and Hopkins families were both prominent families with Massachusetts and Mayflower ancestry, that both moved from the Barnstable (Truro and Eastham parish), Massachusetts area to early Dutchess (later Putnam) County, New York in the mid-1740's. The family of his father, Elisha Cole IV, descends from the immigrant Daniel Cole who married Ruth Chester, and the family of his mother, Rebecca Hopkins, descends from Stephen Hopkins and his wife Mary, both Mayflower passengers who came to Massachusetts and helped to establish the Mayflower Colony in 1620. Shortly after reaching adulthood in 1851, Byron and his brother Rufus Cole travelled across the country during the time of California's "Gold Rush" and settled to an area just outside of Ashland, Oregon, where they established a stagecoach station, mineral springs and resort in Colestin, Oregon. This Person Page, is a good example of the type of Page that you can add to WeRelate for your ancestors. (learn more...)

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