Cole, John B.

John Bishop Cole
Born 8/23/1843 in Ripley, MS
Died 7/22/1927 in Dale, TX

Company C 3rd Texas Infantry, CSA

"Mr. John B. Cole, son of Richard and Sarah B. Cole, was born Aug. 23, 1943, in Tippa [sic - Tippah] county, Riply. [sic - Ripley], Miss. He died at his home in Dale, Texas, July 22, 1927, at 10 o’clock a.m. his death was caused from a complication of diseases.
At his request, his precious body was laid to rest in the Jeffrey Grave Yard near McMahan, where his father and mother and other relatives were buried. Funeral services were conducted by Elder Woods of Luling, Texas, a Primitive Baptist minister.
Dear father and mother were married Dec. 22, 1865, in Caldwell county, Texas, by Elder Abel Baker. They lived happily together for 62 years. Mother was the oldest daughter of Ambrose and Emily Hutcheson.
To this union were born seven children - five boys and two girls, all living except one boy, Ambrose H. Cole, who preceded him in death January 15, 1922. Other children are as follows: Mrs. Bettie Way of Ft. Worth, James M. Cole of Oakland, Calif., Samuel G. Cole, of Driscoll, Texas; William F. Cole of Donna, Texas; Richard H. Cole, of Dale, Texas; and Mrs. J. R. Long of Lockhart, Texas. He has 26 grand children living and 15 great grandchildren. He has also a brother living, J. J. Cole of Liberty Hill, Texas. All the children except James M. Cole were at his bedside when death came, together with his only brother J. J. Cole, and other relatives.
Father joined the Primitive Baptist Church, Bethel, near McMahan, Texas Caldwell county, in 1862. He was baptized by Elder R. W. Ellis. He was a member of the church for 65 years. He was a charter member in the constitution of Tinney‘s Creek Church in January 1899, and served as deacon of said church for about 20 years. There was nothing he would go any farther for than to hear good preaching and singing, as he was a great lover of the Songs of Zion.
He came to Texas with his parents when he was eight years old and they settled near McMahan, Texas, where he remained the rest of his life. He lived in Caldwell county 76 years. He served as justice of the peace of precincts 4 and 6 for at least 35 years. He was at the time of his death the oldest justice in Texas.
He joined the Confederate army in the year 1861 at the age of 17 years. He was never engaged in battle as he was sick most of the time at Galveston. But at the time the war broke he was in San Saba county gathering beef cattle for the army.,,,, (signed) Richard H. Cole, Aug. 13, 1927, Dale, Texas"
copied, and edited, from Lockhart Post-Register newspaper, Aug. 25, 1927, page 11
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Mahalae (Hutchinson) Cole
Born 4/27/1851
Died 3/10/1931
Richard Cole
Sarah Cole
John B Cole
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