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  • Name  Cole Seth 
    Gender  Male 
    • Veteran of the Revolutionary War.
      Lived in Dunkirk NY during the War of 1812.
    • Enlisted May 6, 1777 and served two months and seven days, age 22. Enlisted second time Sept 20, 1777 and served 29 days. Third enlistment for nine months, and fourth for same length of time. First enlistment under Col Wells, 2nd under Col Ezra May, 3rd under Capt Weber, Col Chapin. Roll dated at Chesterfield. He was 5 ft. 9 in. in height and fair. Came to Fredonia in 1805. He lived at the mouth of Canadaway Creek which flows into Lake Erie. He contracted with the Holland Land Co. to cut and clear a road one rod wide from the town line between Pomfret and Portland to Silver Creek for $10 per mile. His wife did great service in the war of 1812 by calling help when the British invaded.

      Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY 22 Jan 1953
      History of Seth Cole, First Settler of Dunkirk in 1805
      by William McNamara:

      Seth Cole, the first settler of Dunkirk in 1805, was the son of Consider Cole Sr., and was born in Chesterfield, Massachusetts in the 1756. He served in the Revolutionary War. [...] Seth Cole married Celia Sanford [actually Sampson or Samson: see below - LPM] in Chesterfield, Massachusetts and had the following children born to them: Erastus, born June 14, 1793, married Sally Burch June 1, 1821, she was born May 5, 1799, he died June 1870; Seth Jr., married Lovina (last name unknown); Vareness, (did not marry), Polly, married Barnabas Brown, lived to be 80 years, Senith, married Wycan Newton, settled near Meadville, Pa.; Maria, born Sept. 3, 1799, married David Dodge first, later Dr. Terrill, settled in Erie Co., Pa.; Minerva, married Joel Andrus, settled in Illinois; Nancy, born March 11, 1805, married Chauncey Burch.

      LPM Notes:
      Other sources give Seth's father's name as Ebenezer.
      Celia's surname was actually Sampson or Samson - NOT Sanford
      Contributed via email by Regina (Thomas) Patterson, Jul 2003

    Person ID  I376  Morrows: Lige and Mildred
    Last Modified  15 Jan 2015 

    Father  Cole Ebenezer Consider,   b. 17 Oct 1711, Plympton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1790, Pomfret, Fredonia, Chautauqua Co. NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F245  Group Sheet

    Family  Sampson Celea 
    >1. Cole Sylvanus,   b. 25 Sep 1797,   d. 18 Oct 1851
    Last Modified  15 Jan 2015 
    Family ID  F244  Group Sheet

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