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 Louisa “Louise” <I>Leeper</I> Cole

Louisa “Louise” Leeper Cole

Tennessee, USA
Death 10 Jan 1896 (aged 71–72)
Coles Valley, Douglas County, Oregon, USA
Burial Tyee, Douglas County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 62716586 · View Source
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Parents: Hugh Leeper & Elizabeth McMillan. (Elizabeth d. 1829)

In her ninth year, Louisa's family moved to Greene County, Missouri where she was reared.

The 1850 Census for Boone, Greene Co., MO, shows a Hugh Leeper and his family living next door to Louise and her family. Hugh is 67 years old & was born in Georgia. He is married to Mary.

And on the other side of the Coles is a James Leeper and his wife Harriett. James is 28 yrs old and was born in TN. James Leeper was Louisa's brother. He married Harriet Mason. He was b. 1822, Tennessee.

Louise and James Cole raised the following children:

Joel A., W. H., Sidney, Hannibal and James L.

1850 U.S. Census for Boone, Greene, MO:
James Cole M 39 Kentucky
Louisa Cole F 26 Tennessee
Hugh Cole M 6 b. 1844 Missouri
George Cole M 2 b. 1846 Missouri
Samuel Bainn M 11 b. 1839 Missouri [relationship ukn]

1860 U.S. Census for Umpqua Co., OR (now known as Douglas Co.) ((Family No. 347):
James Cole, 49 yrs, b. 1811 KY

1870 U.S. Census for Calapooia Township, Douglas Co., OR:
James Cole M 59y b. 1811 Kentucky; farmer
Louise Cole F 46y b. 1824 Tennessee
George Cole M 21y b. Missouri
Sidney Cole M 19y b. 1849 Oregon
Charles Cole M 17y b. 1851 Oregon
Hannibal Cole M 15y b. 1853 Oregon
Bruce Cole M 11y b. 1857 Oregon
James Cole M 9y b. 1859 Oregon
Joel Cole M 5y b. 1863 Oregon

1880 U.S. Census for Calapooia Township, Douglas Co., OR:
James Cole M 68
WIFE Louisa Cole F 54 Tennessee
SON George Cole M 32 Oregon
SON Charles Cole M 28 Oregon
SON Bruce Cole M 21 Oregon
SON James L. Cole M 19 Oregon
SON Joel Cole M 14 Oregon

Note: Her brother, George Leeper (b. ca 1816) married Sarah Churchill 17 Nov 1853, Coles Valley, Douglas Co., Oregon. One of their sons was named Francis, and another was named Hugh.

Note: Will of Hugh Leeper, 20 February, 1851, pp. 668-9:

I, Hugh Leeper of the County of Greene in the State of Missouri do hereby make and publish my last Will and Testament in manner and form following .... Fourth, I give and devise to my Second daughter Louisa Cole, Four Hundred Dollars in money and to her heirs and assigns forever ...

Many thanks & deep appreciation to Sandra Steffan for clarifying Louisa Leeper Cole's background.

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  • Created by: J.D. Larimore
  • Added: 9 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62716586
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Louisa “Louise” Leeper Cole (1824–10 Jan 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62716586, citing Tyee View Cemetery, Tyee, Douglas County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by J.D. Larimore (contributor 47030633) .