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Cole Seth Hooker

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  • Name  Cole Seth Hooker 
    Born  13 Apr 1839 
    Gender  Male 
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      Birth: Apr. 11, 1839
      Pennsylvania, USA
      Death: Mar. 6, 1922
      Barron County
      Wisconsin, USA

      Seth was born April 11, 1839, in Penn., son of Sylvanus Cole and Anna Ervine, both born in Indiana. He died March 6, 1922, at Dallas, Wis., aged 82 years, 10 months and 25 days, and was buried there in the Dallas Cemetery. His military style gravestone is inscribed "Seth Cole Co. F. 149 Ill. Inf."

      In later years Seth stated his mother died in 1848 and his father Sylvanus Cole in 1852. His older brother S.F. Cole was then appointed his guardian at Laporte, Indiana, who placed him with Mr. Henry Miller of that location. Seth noted in his pension file that his brother had given Mr. Miller a letter in which his birth date was given as April 11, 1837.

      On June 30, 1863, during the Civil War, Seth enlisted in the U.S. Navy for one year and was assigned as a Landsman on the gunboat, Fort Hindman, of the Mississippi Squadron. He later served aboard the Clara Dolson and the Conestoga. He was discharged July 8, 1864 at Mound City, Illinois.

      After his discharge he farmed in Greenlake County, Wisconsin, for a while.

      On Feb. 7, 1865, Seth enlisted at Springfield, Illinois, to serve one year as a Private in Company F of the 149th Illinois Infantry under the name of Harry Irvine. Upon his discharge he went back to Indiana and engaged in farm work.

      On Nov. 17, 1865, Seth married Mary Elizabeth (Allen) Morgan at Calhoun, Georgia. Mary was born Jan. 1, 1844, in Tenn., daughter of William and Mary (Lindsey) Allen, also natives of that state. She died July 13, 1922 at Dallas, Wis., and is probably buried next to her husband in the Dallas Cemetery. Their one known child was Christopher Cole, b. Jun 1876.

      This was Mary's second marriage. Her first marriage was to Louis Washington Morgan, a Confederate soldier and friend of her brother, who was killed in action near Richmond, Virginia, in 1862. Her brother and father were also in the Confederate army and were also killed during the war. She brought one child into the marriage, Katharine Morgan, born June 3, 1862 at Richmond. After her husband's death, Mary made her home in Dallas, with the family of her daughter Katharine, wife of Garret Clinton Smith.

      In 1875 Seth moved to Barron County and took a homestead of 80 acres in Section 10, west, Dallas Township. He cleared some of this land, erected a set of log buildings and farmed there for seventeen years. In 1892 he traded the farm for property where the Bank of Dallas now stands. He sold this property in 1899 and moved to Missouri where he bought 40 acres. Fourteen years later he came back to Barron County and located in the city of Barron, where he did truck gardening for a while, then in 1919 moved back to the village of Dallas. There he served four years as supervisor of Dallas Township and fourteen years as constable. He originally belonged to the William Pitts Post No. 144, G.A.R. of Dallas. Upon his move to Barron he joined the Martin Watson Post No. 172 of the G.A.R.

      [Abstracted from Seth's pension file at the National Archives, Washington, DC and the History of Barron County, Wisconsin, published in 1922 by H.C. Cooper, Jr. & Co., Minneapolis, MN.]


      Seth Cole was born in Erie County, Pennsylvania, April 13, 1839. He died March 6, 1922, at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 23 days.

      At the age of two years he was taken by his parents to Indiana. When 22 years old he enlisted in the 149th Volunteers and served three years and four and a half months, and was honorably discharged. He came to Wisconsin in 1873 where he has resided since except for a few years spent in Missouri.

      He united with the Baptist church sixteen years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, one daughter, 9 grand children, 23 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grand child. He is also survived by two brothers and one sister who with his many friends will greatly miss the presence of the one who was willing to sacrifice his life for the liberty of the slaves.

      He was laid to rest with the stars and stripes draped over his body in the Dallas cemetery. [Friday, March 17, 1922 in the Barron County Shield, Barron, Wisconsin.]
    Person ID  I219  Morrows: Lige and Mildred
    Last Modified  6 Feb 2008 

    Father  Cole Sylvanus,   b. 25 Sep 1797,   d. 18 Oct 1851 
    Mother  Erving or Irving Annie,   b. 14 Jun 1803,   d. 12 Jan 1848 
    Family ID  F187  Group Sheet

    Family  Molly? 
    Last Modified  6 Feb 2008 
    Family ID  F190  Group Sheet

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