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John Bailey Cole

Birthplace: Lawrence County, Lawrence, Indiana, United States
Death: Died in Yolo, Yolo, USA
Place of Burial: Yolo, CA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev John Stuart Cole and Susanna Cole
Husband of Juliet Cole and <private> Cole (Jacobs)
Father of William Emmett Cole; David Vincent Cole; Susanna Jane Cole; James Henry Cole; Martha Saloma Cole and 7 others
Brother of William Stuart Cole; Sarah Ann Cole; Dr. D. V. Cole; James Emmet Cole and Elizabeth Jane Winchester

Occupation: Drug Store Manager
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About John Bailey Cole


From a biographical sketch on Herman M. "Hub" Hoxie:

"By the winter of 1845-46 Hub’s parents had sold their Fairfield property and moved to Fort Des Moines. There his father first ran a grocery and dry goods business and soon afterwards kept a tavern or hotel. In 1848 he built a much-admired lean-to house of logs and clapboard, but the next year the family sold the house to relocate near Kilbourne in Van Buren County, where Hub’s father died by November 1850.

Kilbourne was a village on the Des Moines River about fifteen miles south of Fairfield, and Hub may have stayed in Fairfield to work for druggist David Vincent Cole, as on April 21, 1848 H. M. Hoxie was authorized to receive all debts owed D. V. Cole, and for about a year thereafter ran a drugstore on the south side of the Square — perhaps at 52 East Burlington Ave., a property owned by D. V. Cole at the time. If Hub was indeed this H. M. Hoxie, he was only 17 when he opened his own store of drugs, stationery and books.

The new druggist’s penchant for advertising gives us a fascinating glimpse into his stock. On May 12, 1848 the Iowa Sentinel says, “H. M. Hoxie, at the Fairfield Drug Store, South side of the Public Square, Will keep constantly on hand a fresh supply of Drugs, Medicines (including the patent Medicines, for which he is agent,) Paints, Oils and Dye-stuffs. Also, stationary [sic] of all kinds, paper, ink, pens, sealing wax, and a full assortment of choice candies, figs, &c., all of which he will retail cheap for the ready pay.” And two weeks later, the Sentinel advertises Hoxie’s “Literary Emporium. Novels and Yarns, Harry Hazels amusing, Ned Butlines commerc[i]al Maryatts entertaining, Halyard’s mirthful pleasing together with Fanny Forresters popular writings in short, anything and everything in light reading to tickle the fancy of the most fastidious at the Fairfield Drug Store by H.M. Hoxie.” Hoxie also stocked the standard toiletries: “Ho Ye Fashionables. The best and superior articles of Bears oil, Macassar oil, Ox Marrow and finely scented cologne water just received and for sale at the Fairfield Drug Store.” And of course he offered the medicines necessary to the frontier: “A Good and superior lot of Quinine, Hydriodate of Potassium, Morphine, Iodine, Piperine can be had at H. M. Hoxie’s.” Quinine combats malaria; hydriodate or iodide of potassium is an expectorant and detoxifier and helps heal goiters and immune dysfunctions; piperine is an alkaloid extract of pepper and was used in traditional medicine and as an insecticide.

By January 26, 1849 H. M. Hoxie turned his business over to D. V. Cole’s younger brother John Bailey, as the Iowa Sentinel then printed Hoxie’s first advertisement verbatim with Cole’s name substituted for Hoxie’s: “J. B. Cole, at the Fairfield Drug Store, South side of the Public Square,” offering the same stock “cheap for the ready pay."

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John Bailey Cole's Timeline

October 4, 1824
Lawrence, Indiana, United States
September 8, 1848
Age 23
Keokuk, Iowa, United States

Another source says: "5 Sep 1848 Keokuk county, Iowa, USA"
Could be a registration versus ceremony conflict.


Content Source:The National Archives Publication Number: M653
Publication Title: 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population
Content Source: NARA
Census Year: 1860
National Archives Catalog ID: 2353568
National Archives Catalog Title: Population Schedules for the 1860 Census, compiled 1860 - 1860
Record Group: 29
Short Description: NARA M653. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860 population schedules.
Roll: 0072
State: California
County: Yolo
Minor Civil Division: Putah Township
Page: 1
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Names (40)
Cole, J B (b. ~1824)

Cole, Juliett (b. ~1831)

Cole, Will E (b. ~1850)

Cole, David V (b. ~1852)

Cole, Susanna J (b. ~1855)

Cole, Martha S (b. ~1859)

Crocker, W F (b. ~1834) Farmer, Indiana

Jacobs, J N (b. ~1839) Farmer, Indiana

1860 Census

Name: J B Cole
Residence: , Yolo, California
Ward: Putah Township
Age: 36 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1824
Birthplace: Kentuckey [sic]
Gender: Male
Occupation: Stone cutter
Page: 1
Family Number: 4
Film Number: 803072
DGS Number: 4211331
Image Number: 00005
NARA Number: M653

Name: Juliett Cole
Residence: , Yolo, California
Ward: Putah Township
Age: 29 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1831
Birthplace: Indianna
Gender: Female

Name: Will E Cole
Residence: , Yolo, California
Ward: Putah Township
Age: 10 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1850
Birthplace: Iowa
Gender: Male

Name: David V Cole
Residence: , Yolo, California
Ward: Putah Township
Age: 8 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1852
Birthplace: Iowa
Gender: Male

Name: Susanna J Cole
Residence: , Yolo, California
Ward: Putah Township
Age: 5 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1855
Birthplace: California
Gender: Female

Name: Martha S Cole
Residence: , Yolo, California
Ward: Putah Township
Age: 1 year
Estimated Birth Year: 1859
Birthplace: California
Gender: Female

1870 Census:

Name: John B Cole
Estimated Birth Year: 1833
Gender: Male
Age in 1870: 37y
Color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, Indian): White
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: California, United States
Household Gender Age
John B Cole M 37y b. KY; Farmer; R/E $500; Pers. Prop. $200
Julietta Cole F 38y b. IN; Keeping House
William E Cole M 20y b. IA
David V Cole M 18y b. IA
Susanah J Cole F 15y b. CA
Martha Cole F 11y b. CA
Sarah E Cole F 9y b. CA
Newton J Cole M 7y b. CA
Lizzie Cole F 2y b. CA
Francis Cole M 1y b. CA
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1880 Census (after death of John)

Name: Oscar Cole
Residence: East Cottonwood, Yolo, California
Birthdate: 1873
Birthplace: California, United States
Relationship to Head: Son
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Mother's Name: Juliana Cole
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Single
Age (Expanded): 7 years
Occupation: At School
NARA Film Number: T9-0086
Page: 352
Page Character: D
Entry Number: 1873
Film number: 1254086
Household Gender Age
Parent Juliana Cole F 48
Nellie Cole F 19
Newton Cole M 16
Lizzie Cole F 12
Frank Cole M 10
Oscar Cole M 7

1900 Census:

ame: Juliette Cole
titles & terms:
event: Census
event date: 1900
event place: ED 198 Cottonwood Township, Yolo, California, United States
birth date: Nov 1831
birthplace: Indiana
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Kentucky
mother's birthplace: North Carolina
race or color (standardized): White
gender: Female
marital status: Widowed
years married:
estimated marriage year:
mother how many children: 12
number living children: 9
immigration year:
page: 2
sheet letter: B
family number: 27
reference number: 53
film number: 1240116
digital folder number: 004112103
image number: 00647
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Juliette Cole F 69 Indiana
daughter Sizzie Cole F 33 California
(based on date of birth, this is indeed Lizzie - but original scan does read as "Sizzie")

LDS Ancestral File:

name: Juliett JACOBS
gender: Female
birth: 1831 Nov 23
, Johnson, Ind.
death: 1909 Nov 1
, Esparto, Yolo, California
burial: Capay, Yolo, California
father: William A. JACOBS (AFN: RWN2-00 )
mother: Soloma STEVENS (AFN: RWN2-15 )
Marriages (1)
spouse: John Bailey COLE (AFN: RWN1-WH )
marriage: 1848 Oct 5
Hayesville, Keokuk, Iowa
Hide children (12)

child 1: Mary Louise COLE (AFN: SK74-SD )
gender: Female
birth: 1854 Nov 8
Bridgeport, Solano, California
death: 1856 Nov 14
Bridgeport, Solano, California

child 2: James Henry COLE (AFN: SK74-TK )
gender: Male
birth: 1857 Apr 3
Brooks, Yolo, California
death: 1858 Jul 13
Capay Valley, Yolo, California

child 3: Abraham Douglas COLE (AFN: SK74-X3 )
gender: Male
birth: 1865 Nov 26
Conaway Ranch, Yolo, California
death: 1870 Jan 8
Yolo, California

child 4: Francis COLE (AFN: SK7R-CR )
gender: Male
birth: 1869 Aug 10
Woodland, Yolo, California
death: 1956 May 19
burial: San Bruno, San Mateo, California

child 5: William Emmet COLE (AFN: SK7F-CD )
gender: Male
birth: 1850 Jan 13
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
death: 1928 Feb 4
Sacramento, Sacramento, California

child 6: Martha Saloma COLE (AFN: SK74-VQ )
gender: Female
birth: 1858 Apr 12
Brooks, Yolo, California
death: 1920 Aug 22
Woodland, Yolo, California
burial: 1920 Aug 24
Madison, Yolo, California

child 7: Oscar COLE (AFN: SK75-1K )
gender: Male
birth: 1872 Nov 23
Esparto, Yolo, California
death: 1942 Jan 27

child 8: Susanna Jane COLE (AFN: SK7F-W5 )
gender: Female
birth: 1854 Nov 8
Bridgeport, Solano, California
death: 1924 Nov 15
Yolo, California
burial: Capay, Yolo, California

child 9: John Newton COLE (AFN: RWN1-ZT )
gender: Male
birth: 1863 Jul 8
Woodland, Yolo, California
death: 1949 Oct 27
, Vacaville, Solano, California
burial: Capay, Yolo, California

child 10: Sarah Ellen COLE (AFN: SK7G-7T )
gender: Female
birth: 1861 Jun 11
Conaway Ranch, Yolo, California
death: 1958 Mar 23
, Yolo, California
burial: Capay, Yolo, California

child 11: Lizzie Alice COLE (AFN: SK7G-JD )
gender: Female
birth: 1867 Oct 13
Woodland, Yolo, California
death: 1954 Nov 5
, Yolo, California
burial: Capay, Yolo, California

child 12: David Vincent COLE (AFN: SK7F-LL )
gender: Male
birth: 1852 Feb 17
Council Bluff, Pottawattamie, Iowa
death: 1930 Oct 19
, Yolo, California

- present
Age 24
Fairfield Drug Store
January 13, 1850
Age 25
Iowa, United States
February 17, 1852
Age 27
Iowa, United States
November 8, 1854
Age 30
Fairfield, Solano County, California, United States

From daughter Eugenia McCloud Woods biographical sketch:

"[Eugenia's mother - Susanna Jane Cole McCloud] was also a native Californian, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cole who came to Rockville Center by wagon train in 1852."
Woodland Daily Democrat circa 1959-1960.

November 8, 1854
Age 30
Bridgeport, Solana County, California
September 23, 1857
Age 32
Brooks, Capay Valley, California
April 12, 1859
Age 34
California, United States
June 11, 1861
Age 36
California, United States