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Elizabeth Jane Winchester (Cole)

Birthplace: Sangamon, Illinois, United States
Death: Died in Des Moines, Polk, IA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev John Stuart Cole and Susanna Cole
Wife of Cole Noel and L. D. Winchester
Mother of Emma Belle McCoy; Marcella J. Noel and Carrie S. Noel
Sister of William Stuart Cole; Sarah Ann Cole; Dr. D. V. Cole; John Bailey Cole and James Emmet Cole

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Elizabeth Jane Winchester's Timeline

August 14, 1829
Sangamon, Illinois, United States

Name: Elizabeth J Noel
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Event Place:
Minor Civil Division: Village Of Adel
Age (Expanded): 30 years
Birth Year (Estimated):
Page: 131
Household ID:
Affiliate Publication Number: M653
GS Film number: 803317
Digital Folder Number: 4218125
Image Number: 00143
Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M82N-5W5 : accessed 10 Apr 2013), Elizabeth J Noel, 1860.


From husband's biographical sketch:

The lady who now bears the name of Mrs. Noel, was in her maidenhood Elizabeth J. Cole, daughter of John and Susanna (Duke) Cole, the former a native of North Carolina and the latter of South Carolina. Her mother's people were of English origin, but her father was of Scotch descent, and in the war of 1812 he served as a drummer boy. He afterward became a Baptist minister and devoted his life to his fellow men. Mrs. Noel was born in Sangamon county, Illinois, August 14, 1829, and by her marriage became the mother of three children: Emma Belle, wife of C. F. McCoy; Carrie S., who died in childhood; and Marcella J., wife of W. T. Buck.


From another sketch of her husband Cole Noel:

Past and Present of Dallas County, Iowa - 1907


"On the 30th of May, 1858, in Adel, was celebrated the marriage of Cole Noel and Miss Elizabeth Cole, who was born in Decatur, Illinois, August 14, 1829, her parents being John and Susan (Duke) Cole. Her father was born in North Carolina, August 1, 1796, and died July 26, 1831. His wife was born April 12, 1799, in South‘ Carolina, and died in Des Moines, December 30, 1866. They were married in Green county, Kentucky, August 1, 1816. Mr. Cole engaged in the manufacture of pewterware and was also a minister of the Baptist church while living in Kentucky. He remained a resident of that state until 1824, when he removed to Indiana ‘and later he took up his abode in Illinois, where he died. He served as a drummer boy in the war of 1812 and‘ he gave his political allegiance to the democracy. Unto him and his wife were born six children but Mrs. Noel is the only one now living. "

Age 30
June 23, 1865
Age 35
Iowa, United States
Age 89
Des Moines, Polk, IA, USA


Elizabeth Noel

Birth: 1829
Death: 1919

Oakdale Cemetery
Dallas County
Iowa, USA


"Elizabeth Cole his gr dau b 1828 dau of John Cole & Susannah Dukes, d in Des Moines, Iowa June, 1920."


extracted from:

DAR Query: http://is.gd/qPe7WS

9965. Cole.—Wanted, dates of b, d & m of John Cole, Sr., & his w Jane Stuart. Did he have Rev ser? Their son John, b 1796, d 1871, m Aug. 1, 1816, in Greene Co., Ky., Susannah Duke, b Apr. 12, 1799, d Dec. 30, 1865.

(a) Duke-Miller.— Daniel Duke, b 1825, Ky. m Eliz. Miller of Carolina. She had bros Christopher, William, Henry. Wanted, any data of Daniel Duke or the Miller family.—H. B. H.

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DAR Magazine: http://is.gd/ZQ3p7A

9965. Cole-miller.—Annals of Newbury, pp 142. 144, & History of Hardin Co., Ky. "Christopher Miller of Hardin Co., Ky was taken prisoner by the Indians 1773, when abt. 15 years of age." He was rescued by Gen. Wayne. His older bro Henry had also been captured. I think these men were bros of your Elizabeth. John Cole for 35 yrs pastor of the Bashuri Church passed away 1816. Elizabeth Cole his gr dau b 1828 dau of John Cole & Susannah Dukes, d in Des Moines, Iowa June, 1920.—Almeda Brenton Harpel. 1125 21st St. Des Moines, Iowa.

[respondent seems to have the mother of Susannah Duke - Elizabeth Miller wife of David Duke, confused with querier's Elizabeth Duke wife of Daniel Duke - who seems at least two generations removed based on dates of birth. - CDB]