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NEED HELP- GABRIEL COLE
Posted by: Amanda Cole (May) (ID *****4761) Date: August 24, 2006 at 06:12:15
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TRYING TO FIND INFO ON GABRIEL COLE, I AM HOPEING TO MAKE A TRIP TO AUSTIN CO, TEXAS SOON AND WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ANY NEW INFO TO TAKE WITH ME TO MAKE MY SEARCH MORE SUCCESSFUL. THIS IS WHAT I HAVE SO FAR:

Given Name: Gabriel
Surname: Cole
Sex: M
Birth: 1795 in Newberry County, South Carolina
Death: 1846 in Fort Bend , Texas
Note:

LAND GRANT: 27 Nov. 1832 Fort Bend County, 2 separate
tracts: 1/4 & 3/4 League in same title. Lg. 4428. 4
ac. Texas Gen. Land Office

Recieved Don Cert. 92 on 8 Oct. 1847 from AG for being
in the "Seige of Bexar". 320 acres in Smith Cty were
ptd to him on 17 Aug. 1850. Pat 250 Vol. 1 Abst 271
and 320 acres in Smith Cty were ptd to him on 2 Apr.
1855. Pat 394 Vol . 2 Abst 274 Glo File Nac. Don 253.

Below is articles that Dobie - Obie01@aol.com sent me
on Gabriel Cole

Gabriel Cole filed receipts to recover supplies he
took by wagon to for use in the "Battle of Bexar".
The Division reached G. Cole's place on the Sam
Bernard at mid-day and Santa Anna called a halt.
March resumed 4 p.m., April 10 after confiscating 20
barrels of sugar and 12 hundred twenty five bushels of
corn. History of Texas By J. H. Brown at Fort Bend
County Library. Except from Almonte's diary, "
Satudrday, Arpil 9 (1836)at 5 a.m. we left San Felipe
with the choice companies of Guerro, Matamoros, Mexico
and Toluca with fifty cavalry of the Tampico regiment.
At half past 12 we arrived at Coll's (Cole's ) farm
six and one-half leagues (from San Felipe). Three
Americans were seen who took the road to Marion
(Columbia) or Orizimbo (Old Fort) and leading to
Thompson's Ferry. We found at the farm a family from
Lavaca who came by way of the Brazos. Various articles
were also found. The husband of the woman was a
mulatto, the womand was white. We sent Wilson, the
husband, to reconnoiter at Marion, that is the ferry.
He did not return. It rained at night and the wind
blew from the north...

History of Fort Bend County, Texas: Clarence Wharton
1939 Texas State Archives 979.4135W555w...
In those days the road from Columbia to San Felipe did
not follow the meanders of the Brazos but passed
Damons Mound and Mrs. Powell place on Turkey Creek
about a mile from the Bernard, thence up by Gabriel
Cole's across the prairie and on to San Felipe. Page
72
Chapter VI Settlements on the Bernard pg. 64 ..Only
two permanent locations were made by the Three Hundred
on the Bernard in Fort Bend County -James Beard, the
saddle maker, cook on the schoooner "Lively" and James
Scott. The other Bernard locations from Gabriel Cole
down to James where the south line of the County
leaves the Bernard for the Brazos came later.
At the time of the Revolution there was a solid tier
of Mexican grants on both sides of the Bernard.
Gabriel Cole whose survey lies in the Big Bend of the
Bernard at the most north and westerly corner of the
county, came from Maine (this is an error, should be
South Carolina) in 1832 and got his grant that year.
In 1835 he joined the patriot army at Gonzales and was
at the "Seige of Bexar" in December. In the following
March when Santa Anna's Army was on its way to the
Brazos, Gabriel took his family and fled with the
runaways. Later we shall see that his humble homestead
on the Bernard was the camp site for the Mexican Army
on its way to the Jesse Thompson Ferry on the Brazos
in April. After the Revolution he continued to live on
his land until his death in 1846. (Cole probably lived
on the Charles Baird Survey at this time..See Act of
Congress. 1839, Vol.3 pg. 40 ) Below Gabe Cole's ,
Andrew Northington from Kentucky came with his family.

History of Fort Bend County pg. 87 .The Act creating
the County (Fort Bend) and fixing its boundaries was
passed 29 December 1837 ...
On the east side of the Brazos the Countyline began at
Bigham's upper line and followed the old line between
Harriburg and Brazoria for three leagues, when it took
a tangent to the north to a low elm at the head of
Bray's Bayou by various turns the upper lines returned
to the Brazos along the south line of Churchill
Fulshear's league leaving the old sailor outside the
County Boundaries. Crossing the river here it went up
the west bank ten or more miles to the mouth of
Sixteen Mile Creek and thence over to the Bernard at
Gabriel Cole's corner. The Bernard formed the West B


Father: James COLE b: 1760 in Newberry S.C. or Orange
Co, Virginia
Mother: Jeanor UNKNOWN b: 1769 in Newberry County,
South Carolina


Marriage 1 Elizabeth "Betty" LEAVELL b: 6 Sept 1806 in
Newberry County, South Carolina
Children:
James L COLE b: 22 May 1821 in Newberry Co, South
Carolina
Richard F. COLE b: 12 Sep 1822 in South Carolina
Alfred A. COLE b: 18 Jun 1824 in South Carolina
Elizabeth COLE b: 1 Aug 1827 in South Carolina
Mary Jane COLE b: 1 Jan 1830 in Ohio
Gabriel COLE b: 12 Feb 1833 in Austin, Texas
Austin Bryan COLE b: 23 Apr 1834 in Austin Co, Texas
Pleasant COLE b: 11 Jul 1836 in Austin Co, Tx


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Given Name: Gabriel
Surname: Cole
Sex: M
Birth: 12 Feb 1833 in Austin, Texas
Death: 22 July 1888 in Temple, Texas
Note:
Served in Civil War under Capt. Hunt of the 16th
Regiment of Infantry.
Confederate Pensions
Cole, Julia A application #04260 Victoria County,
Texas wife of Gabriel Cole

1860 Census Bellville, Austin County, Texas
COLE, G. 27 FARMER TEXAS
COLE, J.A. 19 WIFE TEXAS
COLE, J.W. 2 SON TEXAS
COLE, C.H. 1 FEMALE TEXAS

1870 Census- Bellville,Austin County, Texas
COLE, GABRIEL 37 M, W, FARMER, TX
" " , JULIA ANN 27 F, W, -- , TX
" " , JOHN W. 12 M, W, AT HOME, TX
" " , CORDELIA H 10 F, W, " " , TX
" " , JAMES E, 8, F, W, " " , TX
" " , CLARENCE L, 5, M, W, " " , TX
" " , POLLY A, 2 F, W, " " , TX
" " , PLEASANT, 27 M, W, FARM LABORER TX
STEPHENSON, MARTHA 76 F, W, AL

1910 CENSUS VICTORIA TX
JULIA COLE IS LIVING WITH DAUGHTER AND SON IN LAW IN
VICTORIA TX
GARDNER, WARD A. HEAD, 48 TX IL, MO (HAS HIS NAME AS
WOOD A. GARDNER)
" " , CORDELIA WIFE, 49 TX, OH, TX
COLE, JULIA 69 MOTHER IN LAW, TX, GA, AL
WYLIE, MILDRED 22, NIECE, TX, AL, TX
(WARD IS OCCUPATION - KEEPER OF BOARDING HOUSE- 12
BOARDERS PLUS 4 OF THEM)BOARDING HOUSE IS LOCATED IN
VICTORIA TX ON EAST JUAN LINN STREET.


Father: Gabriel COLE b: 1795 in Newberry County, South
Carolina
Mother: Elizabeth "Betty" LEAVELL b: 6 Sept 1806 in
Newberry County, South Carolina


Marriage 1 Julia Ann WOOD b: 8 Aug 1841 in Beeville, Tx Married: 7 Aug 1855 in San Felipe, Austin co, Texas
Children:
John W. COLE b: 10 Mar 1857 in Austin, Tx
Cordelia H (Hattie) COLE b: 6 Jun 1860 in Austin, Tx
James E. COLE b: Jan 10, 1862 in Austin, Tx
Clarence "Charles" Leonard COLE b: 1 May 1866 in
Bellville, Texas
Polly A. COLE b: Sept 1868 in Texas
Alva Catherine COLE b: 16 Jul 1871 in Temple, Bell,
Texas
Sam B. COLE b: 29 Dec 1872
Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" COLE b: 9 Jun 1875 in East
Bernard, Tx
Rilla Mae COLE b: May 1884 in Wooten Wells, Texas



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