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Susanna Cole (Duke)

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: South Carolina, United States
Death: December 30, 1865 (66)
At home of son, David V. COLE, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of David I. Duke and Elizabeth Duke
Wife of Rev John Stuart Cole
Mother of William Stuart Cole; Sarah Ann Cole; Dr. D. V. Cole; John Bailey Cole; James Emmet Cole and 1 other
Sister of Permelia Spooner Curry; Elizabeth Duke; David B Duke; Lucinda Duke; Charles Duke and 5 others

Managed by: Nicole Charlyn Cadenasso
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Susanna Cole's Timeline

April 12, 1799
South Carolina, United States

Name Susanna Cole
Event Type Census
Event Date 1840
Event Place Des Moines, Iowa Territory, United States
Page 72
Citing this Record
"United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 August 2015), Susanna Cole, Des Moines, Iowa Territory, United States; citing p. 72, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 101; FHL microfilm 7,790.

United States Census, 1840
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number M704
Affiliate Film Number 101
GS Film Number 0007790
Digital Folder Number 005154517
Image Number 00150

Male 10-15: 2
Male 15-20: 1
Female 10-15: 1
Female: 50-60: 1

[note: if accurate, that gives age for Susanna almost 10 years older than in genealogies]


From: Richard Given
Subject: [DUKE-L] David DUKE (~1773-1826) KY
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 13:08:12 -0600

My brick wall is David DUKE and three siblings; William, Miriam (aka Mrs. Moses PARKER) and Ailey (aka Mrs. BRUNK). I have no additional information on David's siblings.

David was born about 1773 and died date unknown in Greenburg, Green Co., KY.
About 1798 in SC, he married Elizabeth MILLER, born about 1777 to 1783 in VA.
She died 1857 in Henry Co., Iowa or Millersburg, Des Moines Co., Iowa.

1. Susanna DUKE, b. 12 Apr 1799, SC. d 30 Dec 1865, At home of son, David V.
COLE in Polk Co., Iowa. Married Reverend John Stuart COLE, 5 Aug 1816 in Green
Co., KY.
a. William Stuart COLE (1817-1841) did not marry
b. Mary COLE (1819-1819)
c. Sally Ann COLE (1820-1899) md Elias VEATCH
d. David Vincient COLE (1822-1900) md Henrietta A. FLEISCHMAN
e. John Bailey COLE (1824-1879) md Juliett JACOBS
f. James Emmett COLE (1826-1833)
g. Elizabeth Jane COLE (1829-1919) md (1) A.W. WINCHESTER, (2) Cole

2. Pamela DUKE, b. about 1801, SC. Married William CURRY, 1 Oct 1823 in
Green Co., KY.

3. Mary "Polly" DUKE, b. 23 Jan 1803, Green Co., KY, d 11 Feb 1872 Elkhart,
Polk, IA Married George HAWKS, 13 Mar 1823 in Green Co., KY.

4. John Taylor DUKE, b. 2 Apr 1805, Greenburg, Green, KY, d 24 Dec 1888, Polk,
Shelby, IA. Married Nancy MATHIS, 26 Dec 1832 in Green Co., KY.

5. Elizabeth DUKE, b. 20 Apr 1807, Green CO., KY, d 26 Jan 1888, Elkhart, Polk,
IA. Married William J. MATHIS Jr., 5 Oct 1825 in Brush Creek, Green Co., KY.

6. Charles DUKE, b. about 1809, KY.

7. David DUKE, b. 1811-1813, KY, d 1843 ?Iowa?. Married Mary SEE, 19 Jul 1836
in Henry Co., IA.

8. Lucinda DUKE, b. about 1813, KY. Married Mr. MILLER.

9. James DUKE, b about 1815. did not marry.

10. Sally DUKE, b. 1817, KY. Married Mr. Spooner.

If you have additional information or connect to any of the above, please
contact me.

Thanks, Richard

August 4, 1817
Age 18
Green, Kentucky, United States
September 8, 1820
Age 21
Kentucky, United States
June 23, 1822
Age 23
October 4, 1824
Age 25
Lawrence, Indiana, United States

NOTE: one family genealogy lists "Lawrence, Indiana, United States" but census records consistently say Kentucky.

There is a another John B. Cole from Indiana born between 1835 and 1843 that served in the Civil War from Des Moines. Residence Burlington, IA.

November 28, 1826
Age 27
Lawrence, Indiana, United States
August 14, 1829
Age 30
Sangamon, Illinois, United States

Name: Elizabeth J Noel
Event Type:
Event Year:
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 ( : 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. "

December 30, 1865
Age 66
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, United States