Person:Ebenezer Cole (13)

Watchers
Ebenezer Cole
m. ABT 1765
  1. Phebe ColeAbt 1766 -
  2. Abigail ColeAbt 1768 -
  3. Esther ColeAbt 1770 - 1848
  4. Ebenezer ColeAbt 1772 -
  5. Sarah Wentworth ColeAbt 1773 -
  6. Mary ColeAbt 1774 -
  7. Ruth ColeAbt 1777 -
Facts and Events
Name Ebenezer Cole
Gender Male
Birth[4] ABT 1739/40 Conway, Carroll, New Hampshire
Marriage ABT 1765 Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshireto Mary Wentworth
Residence[2] AFT 1765 Rocky Hill, Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire
Residence[3] ABT 1773 Lebanon, York, Maine
Other 11 JUL 1773 Event-Misc
with Mary Wentworth
Other[3][6] 05 NOV 1775 Kittery, York, MaineMilit-Beg
Other[1][7] 13 JUN 1777 Berwick, York, MaineMilit-Beg
Death[1][5] 17 MAY 1778 Valley Forge, Chester, Pennsylvania
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Chamberlain, George Walter. Soldiers of the American Revolution, of Lebanon, Maine. (Weymouth, Mass.: Weymouth & Braintree Pub. Co., 1897)
    11.
  2. Wentworth, John. The Wentworth genealogy, comprising the origin of the name, the family in England, and a particular account of Elder William Wentworth, the emigrant, and of his descendants. (Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States|Boston, Massachusetts: Alfred Mudge & Son, 1870)
    p.156.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Chamberlain, George Walter. Soldiers of the American Revolution, of Lebanon, Maine. (Weymouth, Mass.: Weymouth & Braintree Pub. Co., 1897)
    p 10.
  4. Name: Ebenezer Cole
    Birth Date: 1740
    Birthplace: New Hampshire
    Volume: 32
    Page Number: 114
    Reference: Heads of Fams. at the first U.S. census. NH. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (146p.):21
  5. 'Soldiers of the American Revolution, of Lebanon, Maine'; by George W. Chamberlain; Weymouth & Braintree Publishing Co.; Weymouth, Mass.; 1897; pg 11: HISTORY: Served in the American Revolution. He was at Valley Forge 25 Jan, 1778, and gave his life for our American Independence. Volume 3 page 760 Cole, Ebenezer, Lebanon (also given Berwick). List of men mustered in York Co. by Joseph Bragdon, Jr., Muster Master, dated York, June 13, 1777; Capt. Samuel Derhy's co., Col. John Bailey's regt.; residence, Lebanon (also given Berwick); enlisted for town of Lebanon; reported received State and Continental bounties; also, Private, 2d co., Col. John Bailey's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from June 5, 1777, to May 17, 1778; reported died May 17, 1778; also, Capt. Samuel Darby's (2d) co., Col. Bailey's regt.; company return dated Valley Forge, Jan. 25, 1778; enlistment, 3 years.
  6. Thomas Bragdon's Co
  7. 8. Ebenezer Cole, probably a native of Somersworth, N. H.; resided there in early life. He removed to Lebanon as early as 1773, where he resided until he enlisted in the Revolution. He was a private in Lieut. Thomas Bragdon's Co., stationed at Kittery Point, Me., 5 Nov., 1775. He was in the service three or more times. The Rev. Isaac Hasey recorded in his diary, 11 Aug., 1776 : "Bill up by Mrs. Cole for her husband in ye army;" and 18 Aug. again: "Bill up by Mrs. Cole for her husband sick in ye army." The "Parson" wrote 9 Nov., 1776, "Bill up by E. Cole for his son returned from ye army."

    Between 30 May and 13 June, 1777,, he enlisted in Capt. Samuel Derby's Co. of Col. John Bailey's Battalion, and his name was reported with others mustered by Joseph Bragdon on a muster-roll, dated "York, 13 June, 1777."

    On 14 March, 1778, Hasey recorded, "Bill by Mrs. Cole for her husband in ye army;" and on *15 May he wrote, "Cole died in ye army." He was at Valley Forge 25 Jan., 1778. (See Mass. Archives, Vol. 10, p. 81.)

    His wife was Mary (Molly) daughter of Ebenezer and Sarah (Roberts) Wentworth of Somersworth, N. H. She was born about 1744, and became a member of Hasey's Church 11 July, 1773.

    Mr. Cole resided on a part of the farm now (1896) owned by the heirs of Benjamin C. Hurd; and a section of this farm called the "Cole Field" perpetuates the name of this hero who gave his life for our American Independence.

    His children, baptized at Lebanon 20 Aug., 1773, were Abigail, Esther, Mary and Sarah Wentworth; 25 Sept., 1774, Ebenezer, Jr.; and 21 Dec, 1777, Ruth. After Mr. Cole's death, his widow married a second time according to the Wentworth Genealogy, which also mentions another daughter by Cole, named Phebe.

    He either had a son in the army in 1776, or his father was the E. Cole referred to by Mr. Hasey.

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    Cole, Ebenezer, Lebanon (also given Berwick). List of men mustered in York Co. by Joseph Bragdon, Jr., Muster Master, dated York, June 13, 1777; Capt. Samuel Derhy's co., Col. John Bailey's regt.; residence, Lebanon (also given Berwick); enlisted for town of Lebanon; reported received State and Continental bounties; also, Private, 2d co., Col. John Bailey's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from June 5, 1777, to May 17, 1778; reported died May 17, 1778; also, Capt. Samuel Darby's (2d) co., Col. Bailey's regt.; company return dated Valley Forge, Jan. 25, 1778; enlistment, 3 years.