Seeking death information for William Cole, b 1788 Brilley, Herefordshire, England to John and Elizabeth Cole. May have lived in (Castle Frome, Hereford, England)( Bishops Frome, Hereford, England) or (Much Marcle, Hereford, England) wife name of Ann. Disappears from England around 1840. Daughter Elizabeth born 1819 married Robert Holmes in 1838 (couple came to America in 1840 on ship “North America”), son John Cole born 1821, daughter Sarah Cole born 1825, Eliza Cole born 1826, Maria Cole born 1829, William Cole born 1831, Richard born 1833, Charlotte born 1835. Son John Cole age 20 (occupation farmer) came to America in 1840 aboard the Ship North America along with his sister Sarah Cole age 18. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Trying to help my husband trace his Mowa Choctaw roots. Looking for info on Maggie (or Mary, Margaret) Elizabeth Cole "Liz" birth day and place unknown but death was June 2, 1969. She is buried at Charity Chapel Cem. near Citranell, Alabama.
First marriage was to George Byrd, who has family connections to the ownership of Byrd Cemetary in Alabama. Children were Ella who married Henry Bass, Jane who married Joe Patrick "Joe-Mac", Bessie who married Nedham (Needham) Reed-Liz's second husband to-be's brother, and Henry Brook(s) who married 2-3 times (one wife Nancy Taylor and another was Minnie Byrd-no relation).
Second marriage was to Wesley Reed birth unclear but death was abt 1941-42 and buried at St. Thomas Church Cem. in Mcntosh (probably spelled wrong), Alabama. Children were Leo Reed and William Reed.
I have a little more info on both these lines.
My husband remembers Liz's distinct Indian features so I think the Mowa-Choctaw heritage may have been carried thru her. He rememers her beautiful long grey hair, it was his grandma Liz. The Mowa-Choctaw is State recognized but that's all. This band has interacial histories that make it very hard to trace. Way back you were classified as either black or white. A lot of the tribe was wrongly classified as African American because some were Cajin Mallada. This made it even more difficult to trace since this classification had very little if no rites and Indians did not keep records like we do today either. So it is extinction thru reclassification.
I am having a very very tough time finding any info. Please any lead is good. Please email me for I do not get back to these sites regularly. email@example.com
He was born March 1826 in Pennsylvania and died Sep 22 1900 in Canisteo, N.Y. looking mainly for father's name. Rootsweb has it as frank and mother is jennie but there is no information anywhere on them.