- James Cole (d. aft. 1680) m. 1625 Mary Tibbes (d. aft. 1678); Barnstaple, Devon, Eng.; Plymouth, Mass.
- Hugh Cole (ca. 16271700) m. (1) 1655 Mary Foxwell (b. 1635); Swansea, Mass.
- Hannah (Anna) Cole (16641704) m. 1684 William Salsbury (16591726); Swansea, Mass.
The basic work on this family is Ernest Byron Cole, The Descendants of James Cole of Plymouth, 1633: Also a Record of the
Families of Lieutenant Thomas Burnham, of Ipswich, 1635, Lieutenant Edward Winship, of Cambridge, 1635, and Simon Huntington, of
Norwich, England, 1635, With a Complete Record of the Cole, Coole, and Cowle Families of America in the Revolution (New York:
Grafton Press, 1908). In recent years, this account has undergone extensive reexamination in the early American generations.
Most relevant to this lineage are Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England,
16201633, 3 vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 1:422-3, and Janet K. Pease and Robert S.
Additions to the Family of Hugh² Cole (ca. 16271699) of Swansea, Mass., American Genealogist
64 (1989): 139-41. See also Robert S. Wakefield and Alice H. Dreger,
The Wives and Children of James² Cole (circa 16251709)
of Plymouth, Massachusetts, American Genealogist 67 (1992): 243-5; and Eugene Cole Zubrinsky,
John² Cole of
Plymouth and Swansea, Massachusetts, and Portsmouth, Rhode Island: With Additional Corrections to the Cole Literature, American
Genealogist 81 (2006): 122-32, 238-45, which partially supersedes Andersons account of James¹ Cole.
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