|Birth||14 FEB 1705|
|Other||28 JAN 1729|
Aged: 71.9 years
Excerpt from "The Decendants of James Cole of Plymouth 1633" by Ernest Byron Cole and published by The Grafton Press in 1908.
Joseph Cole (John3, James2, James1), 3rd ch., b. Feb 4, 1706; m. Mary Stephens (marriage published Jan. 28, 1729). She was b. in Marshfield in 1710, and was the daughter ofr Edward and mary (Churchill) Stephens.
Joseph Cole bought land in Bridgewater for 450 pounds, old tenor, of John and Susannah Snell, Apl. 22, 1747. May, 1757, Joseph and Mary Cole deeded land to Edward Stephens of Plymouth. Witnesses James Cole and mary Brewster. Joseph Cole deed lands to his son Ephraim of Easton in 1755, and to his son Joseph, Aug. 31, 1765. Samuel Cole witness. Also the same year to his son Samuel.
Joseph cole served as a private in King George's War in the 4th Company, Captain George Morey, VColonel James Dwight's Tegt., in the expedition against louisburg, 1745. His name is signed to the following: "We the undersigned select Captain Thomas Perkins to receive our part of the plunder that is coming to us by virtue of our being soldiers at Cape Breton." He also served in the French and Indian Wars. He served in the Revolution as Lieutenant and captain in Captain Daniel Lathrop's 7th Company, Colonel Thomas Craft's Regt. Artillery; commissioned May 9, 1776; served to Aug. 1, 1776; Aug. 1, to Nov. 1, 1776; Nov. 1, 1776, to Feb. 1, 1777, and from Feb. 1, 1777, to May 7, 1777. No record found of his death."