Mexico Cole

  • Birth 6 Feb 1811 Tennessee, USA
  • Death 16 Nov 1869 Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: buried under the old Methodist Church in Pemiscot County Missouri
  • Memorial ID 68128624

L.L. Sellers Jr. 8/2003 as you will see lower, this story was confirmed by another researcher.
as told to him by his grandmother Nancy Melinda (Cole) Patrick.

She said that her father (Mexico Cole) was riding a horse when a storm came up and a tree fell on him and killed him. When Juliette found out she told them to go right away and fetch bring him home. There were gold coins sewn in the hem of his coat, $10,000, he guessed that was how Grandma (Juliette (Chilcutt) Cole was able to live, on that money. Mexico carried such a large sum of money with him because he bought and sold cows and horses.

Mexico traded in livestock and occasionally took care of other peoples animals, may have even delivered some children on the way and may have been given the title of Doctor by the folks around.

Also Mexico had beautiful old english type hand writing may have learned that by a missionary thinks he was part indian, and also his wife Juliett Chilcutt...thinks she was part indian Cherokee and French per L.L. Sellers Jr. Need to check out Caruthersville Methodist church

Messages from other researchers found on line 1860 Census Pemiscot Co., Missouri, Cottowood Rt. Mexico Cole, age 50, farmer, R/E 20,000 P/E 1,000. Juliette Cole, age 45,b.NC.
Next door Martial Green, age 26, farmer, b. TN P/E 300 & Julia Ann Swanner, age 18, b. MO and Sarah Swanner, age 2 b. MO. 16 children born of this family, only 6 lived to adulthood. (Jane Comfort Wilks)

Dr. Mexico Cole was 1/4 Cherokee. He sought refuge under a tree during a
storm, lightning struck the tree and killed him. (Freddie White)relative

Larry L. Sellers Jr.:
Search Caruthersville for "Mexico Cole". Supposedly he is buried there and a church is over his grave (an old Methodist Church). He (Mexico) and his family were raised by the Methodist, Half/breed per Jr.,says they came from East Tennessee to Arkansas but that part of Arkansas became Missouri at some point in time (CHECK THIS OUT) . That is at Cotton Wood Point, Mo. Interesting conversation.

His parents are John Henry Cole & Mary Scarborough.

He married Julietta Chilcutt on 21 January 1830


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  • Maintained by: Mary Lou
  • Originally Created by: Colleen Jeffries , SSGT USAF Retired
  • Added: 9 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68128624
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mexico Cole (6 Feb 1811–16 Nov 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68128624, ; Maintained by Mary Lou (contributor 46988331) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a buried under the old Methodist Church in Pemiscot County Missouri.