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Timothy Cole (ca 1684 to 1760) and his Spouse Apphia Pepper of Eastham, Mass. | The Global Today

Timothy Cole was born between 1684-1688 [based on likely age at marriage], most likely at Eastham on Cape Cod, to Timothy Cole and his spouse whose identify shouldn’t be recognized, though some researchers make a case for her being Ruth Smith. I’ve extra analysis to do on that.

Timothy married 3 times, along with his first two wives dying younger. He married, first, Apphia Pepper, daughter of Isaac and Apphia (Freeman) Pepper,  on 2 November 1709, at Eastham. She was born Eastham 24 Feb 1687. Apphia and Timothy are my ninth great-grandparents on my grandmother Milly Sales space Rollins’ facet of the household. I wrote about Apphia’s dad and mom right here.

Timothy and Apphia had 5 kids born Eastham: 

Doritha/Dorothy born 22 September 1710; died 8 February 1710/11

Doritha/Dorothy born 15 Could 1712, died after 1760

Isaac born 30 Could 1714; died after 3 Sept 1781; m. Anne Doane 

Susanna born 15 July 1716; died after 17 July 1756; m. Joseph Brown 

Apphia born 20 March 1718; died 27 June 1718

I descend from Dorothy who married Thomas Freeman. I wrote about this couple right here.

Apphia Freeman Cole died 6 April 1718 at Eastham at age 31. Appears doubtless she died of issues from childbirth as her daughter was born simply two weeks earlier than. 

Timothy married, second, Elizabeth Sparrow at Eastham on 4 Could 1721. 

Timothy and Elizabeth had one son, Timothy, born Eastham, 27 August 1722; died 4 Could 1722 [likely an error for 1723]. 

Elizabeth died quickly after childbirth, on 31 August 1722, at Eastham. 

Timothy married, third, Martha Almony/Alemony, 4 September 1723 at Eastham. That they had six kids born Eastham: 

Apphia born 5 October 1724; died after 8 June 1761; m. Nathaniel Bacon 

Martha the daughter of Timothy and Martha Cole born ca 1726; died 25 April 1728

Timothy 23 Could 1728 at Eastham; died in November 1752

Martha born 9 March 1729/30; m. Freeman Higgins 

Elizabeth born 12 July 1732; m Lemuel Higgins 

Jesse born 11 August 1735 and died 10 December 1753

I truthfully don’t know the way folks might bear a lot loss. Of Timothy’s twelve kids who seem in Eastham important data, solely 5 survived him. 

Timothy was half proprietor of a grist mill in Eastham, a vital service to supply townspeople. On the time Simeon Deyo wrote his historical past of Barnstable County in 1890, the pilings of Timothy Cole’s water mill had been nonetheless seen in Orleans. 

In 1733 Timothy Cole claimed land that was granted to his father in Gorham Maine for the latter’s service in King Philip’s Battle. On 23 Oct 1751 Joseph Brown (Timothy’s son-in-law) bought his proprietary rights in Gorham.

Timothy Cole and Joseph Doane had been appointed in 1738 to discover a appropriate alternative for Rev. Samuel Osborn who was dismissed by the church within the south of Eastham. They employed Joseph Crocker to interchange him. 

Timothy’s identify is on an inventory of males from Eastham who had been Narragansett grantees.

The settlement of Apphia’s father Isaac Pepper’s property on 29 July 1740 included three kids of his deceased daughter Apphia Cole: Isaac Cole, Dorothy Freeman and her husband Thomas Freeman, Susan Brown and her husband and Joseph Brown.  All however Joseph Brown acknowledged the settlement on 6 July 1743.

Mr. Timothy Cole died 24 April 1760; he would have been in his 70s. Being known as Mr” was an honorific, used to handle gents, skilled males, and substantial residents. Martha outlived her husband. 

Folks named within the 2 April 1760 will of Timothy Cole, yeoman of Eastham;  confirmed 6 Could 1760:

His loving spouse Martha, one-third of his private property aside from his carrying attire and farming tackling, and enchancment of one-third of his actual property, housing, land and meadow aside from his half within the grist mill.

Son Isaac Cole to obtain two-thirds of his land and buildings in Stage Neck north of Joshua Cole and Joseph Cole’s wall above the mud swamp and the remaining third after Martha ceases to enhance it; Timothy’s a part of the grist mill; all his carrying attire and farming tackling; two-third elements of proper within the fourteen Sh[ear] Pochet N[?eck]; and two-thirds of meadow at City Flats owned in partnership with Thomas Snow; two-thirds half cedar swamp by Seth Knowles; third a part of six meadows and swamp after Martha’s ceases to enhance it.

Daughter Dorretha Freeman one quarter a part of any land not disposed of along with his spouse receiving her thirds.

Daughter Apphia Bacon one-quarter a part of any land not disposed of.

Daughter Elisabeth Higgins one-quarter half and to his grandchildren Timothy Higgins and Apphia Higgins one-quarter half.

Daughter Susannah Brown has already acquired her half.

“Trusty son” Isaac Cole named sole executor.

Land at Pochet Island he purchased of Benjamin Cole and Rufus Cole and land the place Theodor Hopkins home stands are to be bought to pay his money owed and funeral bills. 

Witnessed by Richard Sparrow, Joshua Cole, and Seth Younger.

It seems to be like maybe somebody signed on his behalf, initialed L.S.

supply: The Patriot Ledger

Stock of Mr. Timothy Cole of Eastham was taken 19 Could 1760, no complete is given. Introduced to courtroom by Isaac Cole, Richard Sparrow, Jonathan Linnell, Joshua Cole on 23 Could 1760.

It included:

Land to be bought value greater than 37 kilos 

Land and meadow given to his daughters and grandchild value greater than 37 kilos

Meadow and cedar swamp given to Isaac Cole value 18 kilos

Horse, ox, two cows with their calves, one heifer, one steer, two swine, three sheep

Sporting attire

Beds, furnishings, linen 

Two cranes, hangers, iron ware

Brass, pewter, earthenware, silver cup, and different kitchen ware 

Weapons, sword, and “warlike shops”

Spinning wheels, looms

Chests, tables, chairs 

Wanting glass

Flax and yarn

Corn and rye

Books value 8 shillings

Farming tackling, horse tackling, lathe

Sources Not Listed Above:

Mayflower Descendant, “Transcription of Eastham and Oreans, Massachusetts Very important Data,” 15:233, 1913

Barnstable County Probate 9:437-8 

Barnstable County Probate 12:68-9

Simeon L. Deyo, editor, Historical past of Barnstable County, Massachusetts, 1890

George Madison Bodge, Troopers in King Philip’s Battle, A Vital Accounting of That Battle with a Concise Historical past of the Indian Wars of New England from 1620-1677, Leominster, MA, 1896

Susan E. Roser, Early Descendants of Daniel Cole of Eastham, Massachusetts, Pals of the Pilgrim Sequence Vol. 2, 2010

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