Wednesday, June 17, 2015


SQUIRE WILLIAM STEWART COLE, Ohio County, was born September 7, 1837
in Butler County, Ky., and in infancy removed with his parents to Ohio County, where he grew to manhood and still resides. In 1861, he enlisted in the Seventeenth Kentucky Infantry and in the capacity of blacksmith remained with the regiment until near the close of the late war. His father, Chesterfield Cole, was born in Butler County, and died about 1843, aged about thirty-two years. He was the son of William S. Cole, also a native of Butler County, who was a soldier in the war of 1812, a high sheriff and also a Cumberland Presbyterian minister; he died at Bloomfield, Ind., about 1870, at am advanced age. Chesterfield married Luvisa, daughter of Jerry Ezell, of Ohio County; she died in 1845; their children are Sarah A., died in infancy; William Stewart: Martha, married first to Kessinger, who died in Andersonville prison, and afterward to Evans; and Nelson H., died in his thirteenth year. April 5, 1860, Squire Cole was married to Martha L., daughter of William M. and Mary (Mitchel) Miller, of Ohio County; she was born February 19, 1837, and to them have been born Joseph N., John S., Chesterfield M., Mary L., Arminta M., Nora F., James E., Jonathan L., Dorcas E., William O, Henry W., and Charles W.  Squire Cole served one term as a magistrate of his district. He is still a blacksmith, and also farms, owning 116 acres of fair land in a good state of cultivation. He is a member of the United Baptist Church; also of the A. F. & A. M, and in politics a Republican.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note:  Squire Cole died at Horse Branch, Ohio County, 5 December 1917.  He is buried in the Midkiff Cemetery.

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