Collection: History of the Town of Cornish Sullivan County New Hampshire

Thomas Coburn

4. THOMAS2 COBURN (Asa1) was b. Sept. 9. 1790; m. Feb. 11, 1817, Almira Stone of Cornish, dau. of Dea. Josiah and Hannah (Weld) Stone, b. Sept. 2. 1792, and d. Jan. 6. 1869. They lived in Potsdam, N. Y. Children: i. HORATIO NEWTON. b. Oct. 19, 1817: d. May 24, 1820. ii. HIRAM BREWSTER, b. April 3, 1819. iii. MARTHA ALMIRA, b. Nov. 7, 1820. iv. SARAH JOANNA, b. July 22,...

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Justus O. Cole

JUSTUS O. COLE, a brother of Erastus came to town soon after his brother was m. and settled on the farm, since known as the Dea. Raymond farm. He with his wife remained there a number of years and then returned to Vt. They had two or three children. Had one dau. b. in town Dec. 5, 1861. They lost an infant son in town who d. Aug. 5,...

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John Cole

JOHN and JEMIMA COLE (pedigree unknown) lived in Cornish near the close of the 18th century. There is no trace of the family remaining on tombstone, or elsewhere, except the following list of children. The census of 1790 credits the family with three boys and one girl beside the parents. Children:     i. BETSEY, b. Sept. 18, 1783.     ii. JOHN, b. Jan. 8, 1785.     iii. EBENEZER, b. Nov. 23. 1786.     iv. GIDEON, b. Oct. 1, 1788.     v. ASA, b. Aug. 29, 1790.     vi. JUDITH, b. July 21....

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Benjamin Cole

BENJAMIN and EUNICE (PIERCE) COLE were m. in Cornish Aug. 21, 1788. Their pedigree is unknown. They had the following children, b. in Cornish:     i. AMOS, b. June 26, 1789.     ii. POLLY, b. June 28, 1791.     iii. DANIEL, b. Feb. 8, 1793. The census of 1790 records one boy and one girl beside the parents. The above record fails to mention a dau. that was...

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Ephraim Cole

1. EPHRAIM1 COLE was b. June 14,1688; m.-, Sarah . She d. July 27, 1799, aged 93. They had several children, Ebenezer2 being one of them. He was b. in 1732, and d. Nov. 2, 1808. He m. Elizabeth Wheeler, b. in 1730 and d. Feb. 27, 1814. Their children were: 2. i. DANIEL, b. Sept. 19, 1755. 3. ii. STEPHEN, b. –     iii. JOHN, b. -; m. Jan. 3, 1825, Lucy M. Pike of Cornish, dau. of Ebenezer and Salome (Marley) Pike. They lived in Morristown, Vt. One son, Jason Cole.     iv. ASA, b. -; m. , Sally Gerald (or Jirauld) who d. in 1832. He d. in...

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Capt. Seth Cole

CAPT. SETH COLE was b. Feb. 4, 1825, in Warren, R. I. He was the son of Elijah and Mary (Esterbrooks) Cole. In 1843 when but 18 years of age he commenced seafaring, which occupation he followed through the remainder of his life, with the exception of five or six years. His first five years on the ocean were spent in the whaling business and the remainder in mercantile services. He first became shipmaster in 1850. During the Civil War his vessel was seized and burned near New Orleans; goods all confiscated and himself taken prisoner; taken to Richmond, Va., and put in Libby Prison, where he remained about a year, or until April, 1864, when he was exchanged for Fitz Hugh Lee, then a prisoner at Point Lookout. His family home had been for many years at Fall River, Mass., but they rem. to ‘Meriden, in 1857. In 1868 he purchased a farm and his family removed to Cornish where he spent three or four years, and then again betook himself to seafaring, until his death, Sept. 11, 1877, which occurred on his homeward passage from Calcutta. He was buried at sea. He had m. July 6, 1848, Maria L. Raynsford, b. March 7, 1825, dau. of David and Maria (Fitch) Raynsford. She d. April 14, 1885. Children:     i. MARY M., b. in Fall River Sept. 4,...

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Daniel Cole

2. DANIEL3 COLE (Ebenezer2, Ephraim1) was b. in Plainfield, Conn., Sept. 19, 1755: m. Feb. 23, 1783, Edith Wilbur of R. I., b. June 15, 1760, and d. July 19, 1850. He served in the Revolutionary War, was in the battles of Trenton and Bemis Heights. Removed to Plainfield in 1784 where he d. June 20, 1842. Children, all b. in Plainfield:     i. ENOS, b. Sept. 18, 1784. 4. ii. STEPHEN, b. Oct. 17, 1787.     iii. WHEELER, b. Oct. 6, 1789; m. -, a Mr. Dyer. 5. iv. DANIEL, b. Dec. 16, 1792.     v. HANNAH, b. Feb. 28, 1795; m. Jan. 3. 1820, Josiah Spaulding. They lived in Piermont and had eight children.     vi. JOHN, b. July 4,...

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Seth Raynsford Cole

2. SETH RAYNSFORD2, COLE (Seth1) b. Feb. 11, 1851; m. first, June 12, 1873, Lettie Eliza Hook, a dau. of Moody and Eliza (Carroll) Hook, b. June 26, 1851; d. June 30, 1878; m. second, Dec. 31, 1884, Georgiana Weld, dau. of Maj. George and Maria (Chase) Weld, b. Dec. 31, 1860, d. April 27, 1896; m. third, April 20, 1895, Vallie L. Smith of Claremont. After leaving Cornish, Mr. Cole res. in Lebanon several years, engaged chiefly as clerk in stores, and then rem. to Claremont, where he is still engaged in the grocery business. Child by Lettie Eliza:     i. CLARENCE S., b. Aug. 12, 1876, in Cornish. A barber. Worked at his trade in Barre, Vt., Claremont, and rem. to Redlands, Cal., in 1910. He m. -, Mary Wood and they have three children (1910). Child by Georgiana:     ii. MAX W., b. Aug. 28, 1886, in...

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Stephen Cole

3. STEPHEN3 COLE (Ebenezer2, Ephraim1) was b. ; m. , Mary Whitney, who d. Feb. 27, 1814. He d. Feb. 24, 1814. The husband and wife, and also his mother, Edith, all d. within three days of each other. Their children were:     i. JASON, b. -; m. March 10, 1815, Miriam Plaistridge of Cornish, b. Nov. 15, 1792, and d. Feb. 29, 1888. She was dau. of Caleb and Hannah (Manning) Plaistridge. Mr. Cole was drowned in Connecticut river, March 12, 1817, aged 29, leaving one son five days old, who took his father’s name.     ii. SUSAN, b. ; d. young.     iii. ASA, b. -. 6. iv. EBENEZER, b. Sept. 14,...

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Edward W. Collins

EDWARD W. COLLINS was b. in Paris, France, Dec. 25, 1813. No record obtained when he came to America. He came to Cornish from Croydon, in 1857 (?). He m. July 29, 1837, Delilah Forehand of Croydon, dau. of Christopher and Betsey (Walker) Forehand, b. June 11, 1819, and d. on Cornish Flat Sept. 29, 1903. Mr. Collins was a shoemaker and res. on the Flat. He enlisted in the Civil War in the 14th Regt. of N. H. Vols. He d. Oct. 7, 1869. Children, all b. in Croydon:     i. EDWARD W., JR., b. Nov. 23, 1838; m. Nov. 27, 1867, Allie S. Glidden. He d. Nov. 30, 1895. No children. ii. HELEN F.. b. Aug. 17, 1841: m. June 17. 1868, William G. Flanders, then a nurseryman of West Lebanon. She d., childless, Aug. 25, 1877. iii. FRANCES ELLA, 1st, b. May 13,1844; d. March 23, 1846. iv. FRANCES ELLA. 2d, b. June 12. 1843; m. Feb. 20, 1870, Daniel E. Carroll, then of Cornish. Two children. (See Carroll.) She d. Oct. 29,...

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Stephen Cole

4. STEPHEN4 COLE (Daniel3, Ebenezer2, Ephraim1) was b. Oct. 17, 1787; studied medicine with Dr. Roswell Leavitt of Cornish and Dr. Edward E. Phelps of Windsor, Vt., and from them received a license to practice medicine and later received an honorary degree from Dartmouth College. He settled first in Huntsburg, Vt., and then, in 1813, settled in Cornish, where he lived and practiced medicine till 1830. He then rem., first to Windsor. Vt., afterwards to Westford, N. Y., and finally to Peru, N. Y. in 1838, where he spent the rest of his life, dying Oct. 14, 1876. He was considered a physician of skill and eminence. He m. Sept. S, 1811, Joa Holbrook of Stoughton. Mass., dau. of John and Sybil (Lane) Holbrook, b. Aug. 12, 1778. Five children, the first one b. in Huntsburg. Vt., and the rest in Cornish:     i. SAMANTHA MARIA, b. Aug. 3, 1812; m. -, D. S. Holcomb. She d. in Feb., 1851.     ii. MARTHA JOHNSON, b. Feb. 16, 1815; m. Geo. Howe, lived in Lancaster, Wis. 7. iii. FRANK HOLBROOK, b. Oct. 14, 1816.     iv. GEORGE WARREN, b. Jan. 22, 1819; m. Almira Holcomb, lived in Galesburg, Ill.     v. SYBIL EDITH, b. Aug. 9, 1820; m. Henry Cochran, lived in Montpelier,...

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Isaac Cumings

The first known record of this name in this country is that of Isaac Comings spelled (Cumings). He came from Eng. or Scotland to this country about 1640. He and his descendants for several generations settled chiefly in the towns of eastern Mass. The direct line of those of his descendants who came to Cornish is as follows: Isaac1, b. in 1601; d. in 1677. John2, b. 1630; m. Sarah Howlet. He d. Dec. 1, 1700. She d. Dec. 7, 1700. John3, b. 1657; m. Sept. 13, 1680, Elizabeth Kingsley. She was killed by the Indians July 3, 1706. (See Belknap, I, 173.) John4, b. July 7, 1682; m. Elizabeth Adams Oct. 3, 1705. He d. April 27, 1759. She d. April 30,...

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Daniel Cole

5. DANIEL4 COLE (Daniel3, Ebenezer2, Ephraim1) was b. Dec. 16, 1792, in Plainfield. A prosperous farmer; m. first, Jan. 16, 1815, Martha Johnson of Cornish, dau. of Abel and Sarah E. (Chase) Johnson, b. in 1797, and d. March 2, 1832; m. second, Aug. 27, 1833, Mrs. Lucinda L. (Bryant) Avery, formerly of Cornish, dau. of Israel and Mehitable (Wyman) Bryant, b. in 1805, and d. Oct. 21, 1878. Mr. Cole d. Oct. 17, 1865. Children by Martha Johnson:     i. SARAH C., b. Nov. 24, 1815; m. Feb. 13, 1839, Earl Westgate of Plainfield. Six children. (See Westgate.) She d. Jan. 18, 1876.     ii. MARTHA, b. Dec. 5, 1816; m. Nov. 30, 1836, Laurens A. Grannis of Claremont (second wife). Seven children. Lived several years in Claremont on a farm, then rem. to Guildhall, Vt., where they spent the rest of their lives. She d. July 3, 1898. He d. Oct. 30, 1896.     iii. ABEL JOHNSON, b. Nov. 8, 1819; m. -, Marcia Houghton. They lived in Waukesha, Wis. 8. iv. GEORGE L., b. April 16, 1821.     v. HARRIET, b. May 5, 1823; m. July 4, 1843, Nathan Souther, who was b. July 25, 1816, and d. Jan. 18, 1877. She d. March 2, 1902. They lived in Lowell, Vt. Six children. 9. vi. DAN WHEELER, b. Jan. 18, 1826. Children by Mrs. Lucinda L....

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Samuel Comings

1. SAMUEL5 COMINGS, their fourth son was b. in Westford, Mass., Sept. 16, 1718; m. Dec. 1, 1741, Sarah Spaulding. She was b. June 9, 1723. They res. in Westford, Mass., several years and rem. to Dunstable, Mass., in 1757 and lived there till 1773, when they rem. to Cornish. He took a deed of land and a mill of Jonathan Chase, Esq., which for more than a century has been called "Comings Mills." Here they spent the remainder of their lives. He d. June 6, 1796, in his 78th year. She d. Nov. 20, 1801, aged 78. Both were buried in the cemetery on the Comings place, near the center of the town. Children: 2. i. SAMUEL, b. Nov. 18, 1742, in Westford, Mass.     ii. ABIGAIL, b. June 23, 1744, in Westford, Mass.     iii. SARAH, b. May 18, 1747, in Westford, Mass.     iv. BENJAMIN , b. Dec. 28, 1749, in Westford, Mass.; d. Oct. 2, 1759.     v. BETSEY, b. June 28, 1752, in Westford, Mass.; m. -, William Farris. He d. Nov. 22, 1810. She d. June 5, 1776. 3. vi. BENJAMIN, 2D, b. March 28, 1755.     vii. MARY, b. Dec. 16, 1757; m. Feb. 5, 1751, Ebenezer Fletcher. She d. Feb. 26, 1812. (See Fletcher.)     viii. ANDREW, b. Feb. 16, 1761, Dunstable, Mass.; d. Oct. 1, 1775. 4. ix. WARREN, b....

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