Cole, Charles

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Charles Cole was born in November of 1843[1] to Edward Cole(B. abt 1810) and his wife Polly.[2] He was one of the younger children in the family.[2]

Marriage & Children

Charles was married twice. Nothing is known about his first wife, however secondly in 1900 he married Anna E. Post (B. Feb 1858, D. after Sept 3, 1924).[1][3][4].[5] She had previously been married to a man whose surname was Ives and by him had three children who would be brought up by their stepfather Charles:

Military Service

Enlistment Date: 16 Sep 1861[6]
Enlistment Place: Kingston, NY[7]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 80th Infantry[6][4]
Company: Company K[4] and Co F[6][4]
Reenlisted on: Jan 2, 1864 as a veteran[7]
Discharged for Disability on: 30 Oct 1865[7]
Service Length: 2 yrs 9 mos 15 days[6]
Muster Out Place:
Additional Remarks: He enlisted at the age of 18 to serve 3 years.[7] While in service he suffered a "ruptured right side".[6] His pension record says that he served in both Co F and Co K.[4] The 1890 US Veterans Census recorded that he left service on Dec 30, 1863. The Soldier applied for pension on 18 Aug 1880, his widow applied on 3 Sept 1924.
Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers and CW Pension Index; 1890 Veteran's census; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York.


Charles was educated in the local schools and attended school through the age of 17.[8]



Charles was found living with his parents and siblings in Westerlo in 1850 where his father was a farmer.[2] Later that decade they moved to North Hill, Durham Twp, Greene County, NY where the family was recorded in the 1860 Census.[8] At that time Edward Cole was working as a farm laborer as were his sons; Edgar Cole, Ransom Cole, James H. Cole and Charles.[8] On August 18, 1880, Charles filed for his Civil War pension.[4] In 1890 Charles was living in South Westerlo, specifically Dormansville, where he was recorded in the 1890 US Veterans Census. At that time, it was recorded that he suffered from a "ruptured right side". In 1900 he was living in Westerlo with his wife Anna E. and stepchildren: Jay G. Ives, Alma E. Ives, and Eva Ives.[1] At the time Charles was working as a farm laborer and he owned a mortgaged house.[1] By 1910, Charles and Anna were living alone in Westerlo and Charles, who owned his house without a mortgage, was working as a farm laborer.[3] This census confirms that both Charles and Anna had been married two times.[3] In early October of 1912 Charles was visited by his sisters Mrs. Conger and Mrs. McCulloch.[9] In 1920 Charles, who was still working at the age of 72, was living with Anna in Westerlo.[10] Anna's health began to fail first and she was apparently an invalid for many years before her death.[11] In early September of 1923, Charles and Anna were visited by her grandaughter Mrs. Clarence Ross of South Shaftsburg, Vt.[12] For Christmas 1923, their daughter Mrs. Noah Lobdell of Norton Hill visited for the holiday.[13] Charles, who had previously been in good health, fell ill in early 1924 and on Febuary 1st, Dr. Charles McCabe was called to the home to care for him.[14] From this point on his health deteriorated. In April of 1924 he was reported to be in "very poor health".[15] In late July, Mr. W. F. Post visited his sister, Anna.[5]


Charles Cole died on Wednesday August 13, 1924.[16][11] His funeral was held on Aug 17th at 2 o'clock and he was buried at the Hannacroix Rural Cemetery.[11] His wife Anna filed for his Civil War pension on September 3, 1924.[4]


Altamont Enterprise Aug 22, 1924 page 5 Dormansville "Charles Cole, who has been in poor health for some time, died Wednesday. He leaves a wife who has been helpless for several years, two daughters Mrs. Noah Lobdell of Norton Hill and one in Ohio, one stepson. The funeral was held at the house Sunday at 2 o'clock, Rev. Divine officiating; William Caswell of Coeymans Hollow in charge. Burial was in Hannacroix Rural Cemetery."[11]

Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1900 US Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1850 US Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1910 US Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Civil War Pension Index,
  5. 5.0 5.1 Altamont Enterprise July 25, 1924 page 3 Dormansville.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 1890 US Veterans Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 1860 US Census, Durham, Greene Co, NY
  9. Altamont Enterprise Oct 11, 1912 page 1 Reidsville.
  10. 1920 US Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Altamont Enterprise Aug 22, 1924 page 5 Dormansville.
  12. Altamont EnterpriseSept 7, 1923, page 10 Dormansville.
  13. Altamont Enterprise Dec 28, 1923 page 2 Dormansville.
  14. Altamont Enterprise Feb 1, 1924 page 4 Dormansville.
  15. Altamont Enterprise April 4, 1924 Normansville.
  16. Civil War Pension Records @