Matching family tree profiles for Rev John Stuart Cole
About Rev John Stuart Cole
"John Cole came from Scotland, and was in the Battle of New Orleans, under General Jackson, and after receiving his discharge after the War of 1812 he went to Kentucky, where he was married. The next we hear of the Cole family, the widow (John Cole having died) was living in Burlington, Iowa,"
Drummer in War of 1812 died of pneumonia counting election returns buried Decatur IL
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A review of 1812 Service records, indicates there many soldier's named "John Cole" that served during the war. including some from SC and KY. None are specifically identified as drummers, though. While KY militia are documented as being at the Battle of New Orleans, the SC units are not. Of course, he could be one of the many "John Cole"s that served with VA or NC units or elsewhere.
He was not Andrew Jackson's personal drummer who is documented as being the then 14 yr old Jordan Noble: http://www.neworleansbar.org/documents/NobleDrummerArticle.pdf
" born in Carolina, August 1, 1796, and died July 26, 1831. .... 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...."
Rev John Stuart Cole's Timeline
August 1, 1796
Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina
Bush River Baptist Church (AKA Cole's Meeting) cemetery in Newberry includes a possible brother "Bailey Cole" born in 1797, and another William:
Cole, Bailey 1/2/1797--9/20/1865
John Jr on 1800 census (son of Bush River pastor)
John Sr. in the 1800 census is listed on page 72 along with a John (Jr.) in Newberry Co., South Carolina. Sr. was over age 45 along with his wife. They had 1 son living with them between the ages of 16 and 26 and 9 slaves. John (Jr.) was the same age as William between the ages of 26 and 45 with a wife the same age. Their household included 3 sons under age 11, 1 from 10-16, and females: 1 under age 11, and 1 from 10-16. These statistics suggest to me that John Sr. is the father of both William and John Jr. and obviously outlives his son William. (C-1870)
Potential family lead:
Mary Miller 1810 - 1873 b: 25 December 1810 d: 16 October 1873 in Iowa County, Iowa
August 4, 1817
Green, Kentucky, United States
September 8, 1820
Kentucky, United States
June 23, 1822
October 4, 1824
Lawrence, Indiana, United States
NOTE: one family genealogy lists "Lawrence, Indiana, United States" but census records consistently say Kentucky.
November 28, 1826
Lawrence, Indiana, United States
August 14, 1829
Sangamon, Illinois, United States
Name: Elizabeth J Noel
"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. "
January 26, 1831
Decatur, Macon County, Illinois