Wednesday, February 8, 2012


William Cole and Mary Ann Cole are buried in Coon Creek Cemetery in Grundy County Missouri. Martha Cole, the mother of William is also buried there as are some of William and Mary Ann's descenants and Solomon, Emaline, and some of their children, Dewitt, Ira J., and Sarah L. Another son (Solomon's), Orval J. Cole is buried in Willis Chapel Cemetery in Grundy Co. MO. His wife, Beatrice B Cole and some children, Leona B. who was born in 1892 and died at 21 days of age, JEssie F. who was only 5 months, 7 days old on Sept 6 1895. There is another part of a headstone in the same plot north of Beatrice.
Coon Creek Cemetery is located in Madison Twp, Grundy County at 26T 61N R25W. This is the western north area of Missouri next to Davies county. It is near Lake of the Woods and Lake Wittona, west of Crowder State Park which is northwest of Trenton, MO. THe postoffice in 1860 census for the Grundy Co. Coles was probably Edingburg, MO. THe location of Willis Chapel Cemetery is not available.
Children of William and Mary Ann that are buried in Coon Creek:
Cole, a son of Wm. and Mary Ann Cole, born Sept 15 1847 and died in 6 hours.
Cole, David H. died October 8 1854 age 9 yr and 5 da.
Cole George O. died October 1 1854 age 16yr.9mo.7da.
William Cole died June 24 1875 age 69yr.9mo.10da.
Cole, MAry Ann, Wife of Wm. Cole, born May 26 1817 died June 10 1861
Cole, Hiram Aug. 21 1851-Feb 9 1915
Cole, MArtha, died June 25 1868 aged 84yr.1mo.20da.

The 1850 Census for Grundy Co. shows that Martha Cole lived in the household of William and MAry Ann. Solomon & Emaline also lived in this household.
The 18602 U.S. Census shows that William was also called Leonadas. He is listed in that manner, but his household members show it is the same man. In the 1870 census, Wm. Cole owned real estate valued at $3000 and personal property as $900. His occupation is always listed as farmer.
Apparently, he did not remarry after the death of Mary Ann in 1861.
Note the death dates of David & George.

(deb's note: I did notice the dates....losing 2 kids that close together makes you think epidemic of some sort...or a bad accident they both were involved in...)this family intimately knew their era's dismal childhood mortality rate.

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