Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Early descendants of Daniel Cole of Eastham, Massachusetts : Featured library resource for May 2013

The second volume in Susan E. Roser's Friends of the Pilgrims series covers the first four generations of the Early descendants of Daniel Cole of Eastham, Massachusetts.  It was purchased from the author with funds given in honor of Roberta Bratti.  "Friends of the Pilgrims" were those who came after the Mayflower but were the colleagues of and intermarried with the Mayflower Pilgrims.

Roser has done an exhaustive job of research, including biographical information, and transcriptions of wills and of epitaphs.  Tentative information is bracketed, and sources are thoroughly documented.  Photos of many gravestones and signatures are included.  Daniel Cole had 12 children who all survived to adulthood, and all but one had children.  When he died at age 79 or 80 in 1694, two of his 225 great-grandchildren had already been born.  An active and respected member of the Eastham community, he served the town in several capacities, including selectman and constable.  Should he be one of your ancestors, you will find a wealth of information in this volume, now added to our Biography section.

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