Barnett N “Barney” Cole

Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Jul 1899 (aged 73–74)
Brooke County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Bethany, Brooke County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 194327088 · View Source
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Barnett Cole 22, a farmer, enlisted in Army for War with Mexico, on April 5, 1848, Wheeling. This record gives birthplace as Washington County, PA,

Middle initial may be Nicholas like his son's.

Barnhart and Martha whose maiden name found Rizor, Rizer and Riser, appear on the 1850 census, Donegal, Washington County, Penna with son William T 4 mons. Also in household is Elizabeth Rizer, 38.

Barnet and Martha are listed on 1860 census, Independence, Washington, PA with children Wm. Taylor, Hannah M, Barnet, Elizabeth J, Mary Jane and an Elizabeth Riser 48.
The family is living in Buffalo, Brooke County WV on the 1870 census, where he is a coal miner, with children Elizabeth 14, Wm. Taylor 20, Barnet 16, Hannah 18, Mary J 12, Martha A 9 and Daniel 5 all born VA except for Wm. Taylor born PA.

Note: His son William Taylor Cole was also a coal miner, and his death certificate gives parents Barney Cole and Martha Rizer. The register of deaths also has Barney however it was misread to Rodney. See memorial 156840257.

Son Joseph aka Daniel Cole married Mary/May Rizor, Dec 24, 1897 Bethany.

His widow Martha appears on 1900 census, Brooke County WV with their married son Joseph Cole family. This record indicates they had 8 children, 7 living.
Unable to locate death record for Martha at this time.

Children buried this cemetery are Barnett Nicholas Cole, Joseph Cole and Mary Jane Cole Crowe.

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Gravesite Details Burial in Bethany from death record, though apparently no stone found as not on burial list.


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  • Added: 28 Oct 2018
  • Find A Grave Memorial 194327088
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Barnett N “Barney” Cole (1825–3 Jul 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 194327088, citing Bethany Church of Christ Cemetery, Bethany, Brooke County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by genieresearcher (contributor 47587598) .