Four Coles listed in 1810 Alabama Cenus -Indian Territory
I'm trying to find more info on the four Cole men listed in the 1810 Alabama Census - "Indian Territory" :
Abraham COLE, Sr.
Abraham COLE, Jr.
I can't find either the J.N. or John Cole in any of the succeeding Census.
One of these four COLE men is the father of mySarah Jane COLE b. 25 Sept 1824, Henry Co., AL,.
Our line is through Sarah Jane Cole, who was from Henry Co., AL.She was born in 25 Sept 1824 and married in 31 Dec 1843, in Henry Co., AL. to William H. Harris (b. 09 March 1819).I saw her marriage certificate in the Abbyville, Henry Co., AL courthouse.On it said Sarah Jane Cole was married at her father's house.So that means her father has not been deported as of 1843 ( or may have been and came back, as several folks were able to do).
.Our family story is that Sarah was a Native American and her father married her to a white man to keep her safe.
Sarah Jane Cole is buried at Smyrna Baptist Church, Dothan, Houston Co. (was Henry Co.,), AL.She is buried next to her husband:William H. Harris.We are trying to find her Native American roots.
We've seen some speculation that she may have may have been Abraham Cole &Elizabeth Kirkland child.
I don't know if this is Abraham Sr or Jr.The Kirkland line appears to be correct since the names ofSarah Jane Cole matchsome of the Kirkland & Davenports buried in the family cemetery (Smyrna Baptish Ch & Cemetery).
Sara Jane Cole (b.1824, AL) married William H. Harris in 1843.They had a son named Benjamin Loraine Cole who married Margaret Jane Richards.
Benjamin Loraine Harris and Margaret Jane Richards had a daughter named Martha Harris.Martha married Jasper Nathan Adkison.
Martha Harris and Jasper N. Adkison had a daughter named Margaret LouJean Adkison.
Margaret L. "Jean" Adkison married aSmith & had a two children:Martha Jill Smith & Jon H. Smith
Every person below Sarah Jane Cole was born in the Dothan, Houston (was Henry Co.,) AL area.
(Note:Margaret Jane Richard's parents & grandparents are also buried in the Smyrna Cemetery), as well as many Kirkland relatives.
I believe there is also a Mary Cole who is buried in this cemetery but I don't know if she is a sister to my Sarah Jane Cole.
According to local history, Dothan was known as Poplar Springs and that area going North was Indian territory.It has always been common knowledge that many folks who were mixed came to Poplar Springs "for safety in numbers".
Sarah Jane Cole's granddaughters is still alive ( 80's & 9's yrs old) and remembers their mom & grandmom, of having jet black hair that reach to the ground.
According to the 1810 census of Indian Lands in Alabama, there were four Cole men living on these lands:
Abraham Cole, Sr.; Abraham Cole, Jr.; J.N. Cole, & John Cole.
I saw where an Abraham Cole (don't know if it was Sr or Jr) was listed in Henry Co., AL census records in 1840.
I don't know what happened to J.N. Cole nor John Cole.They may have been rounded up and deported since there are "Cole" names showing up in the 1851roles.
Also, Abraham Cole Sr. & Jr. were both listed in 1811 as living on the land belonging to Chief Doublehead (Cherokee).I also believe the other two Cole lived near the Abraham Coles (Sr. & Jr.).Chief Doublehead was later killed by Major Ridge.
I also don't know if the Abraham Cole who married Elizabeth Kirkland is the Abraham Cole Jr. or the Abraham Cole Sr.
One of the Abraham Cole's seems to have a wife without a listed name, which makes me wonder if she had an Indian name.
Also, Sarah Jane Cole & William H. Harris had at least 10 children:
Sarah Cole Harrisb. 05 Feb 1846, AL
Benjamin Loraine Harrisb. 03 March 1848, AL
Edward C. Harrisb. 01 Aug 1850, AL
Mary L. Harrisb. 01 Aug 1850, AL
B.J. Harrisb.08 Feb 1855, AL
Lucy P. Harrisb.05 March 1857, AL.
William Thomas "Tom" Harrisb.23 Apr1859, AL
Nancy Missouri Harrisb.21 Nov 18561, AL
Velma Elizabeth Marie Harrisb. 06 Dec 1864, AL
Salena E. Harrisb.22 May 1868, AL
If you have any info on Sarah Jane Cole or any other Coles inEastern AL please let me know.Thank you