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John T. COLE
Mary Burl HANKINS
Husband:  John T. COLE
Birth:  11(?) Sep 1807
Death:  1840-50, probably in Henry Co., VA
Father:  Josiah COLE
Mother:  Mary __?__
Marriage:  4 Oct 1830, Charlotte Co., VA
Wife:  Mary Burl "Nancy" HANKINS
Birth:  3 Jan 1811
Death:  1852, Alexandria Co., IL
Father:  Robert HANKINS (c1784-c1813)
Mother:  Mary "Polly" FOSTER
Children:
born Virginia, probably either Charlotte Co., VA, or Henry Co., VA
1.  Mary Elizabeth COLE, b. 23 Oct 1831
2.  Martha Ann COLE, b. 24 Jan 1833
3.  Josiah W. COLE, b. 5 Feb 1836
4.  Matilda C. COLE, b. 12 May 1838
5.  Robert H. COLE, b. 18 Jun 1840

born in Henry Co., VA:
6.  Sarah Frances COLE, b. 1 Apr 1843
7.  Susan Margaret COLE, b. 1 Apr 1843
8.  Virginia Victoria Abigail COLE, b. 9 Mar 1846
9?  Harriet John T. COLE, b. 4 Sep 1848; d. 3 Jul 1849

Others in Household:
.  Balem WARREN, b. 1809/10, VA
.  John H. WARREN, b. Feb 1850, VA
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Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Virginia Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Cole, John T. Hankins, Nancy 4 Oct 1830 Charlotte Co.

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):  given how late in the year our subjects were married, it's most likely John was not enumerated as head-of-household.  If the census were enumerated late in the year, the most likely candidates for our subject would be a Thomas COLE in Charlotte Co., VA, and one of the two John T. COLE's in Mecklenburg Co., VA, but a check of the page images at Ancestry.com shows all three are too old.

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #45-46 of 52; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 VA Henry Co. Roll M704_561 pp. 295B-296A Ln. 2 John T Cole 200 011 - 120 010 000000-000100 0300000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 white males 4 or under 1835-1840 = Robert (b. 1840)
= Josiah (b. 1836)
1 white male 20-29 1810-1820 = ?
1 white male 30-39 1800-1810 = John (b. 1807) 
1 white female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Matilda (b. 1838)
2 white females 5-9 1830-1835 = Martha (b. 1833)
= Mary E. (b. 1831
1 white female 20-29 1810-1820 = Mary B. (b. 1811)
 
1 female slave 36-54 1785-1804 = ?
3 persons employed in agriculture

4.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 132):  Henry Co., VA, Roll M432_952, p. 4A, 43/43, enumerated 31 Jul 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Mary B. Cole 39 F       Va
Balem? Warren 40 M   Farmer   Va
Mary E Cole 18 F       Va
Josiah Cole 14 M       Va
Matilda Cole 12 F       Va
Robert H Cole 10 M       Va
Sarah Cole  7 F       Va
Susan Cole  7 F       Va
Virginia W Cole  5 F       Va
John H Warren 3/12 M       Va
There are two obvious interpretations of this record:  One is that Balem WARREN is a recent widower, that John H. WARREN is his son, and that they are boarding with Widow COLE.  What argues against that interpretation is his age and the fact that he has only one very young child.  Another interpretation is that Mary Burl and Balem are shacked up and that John H. WARREN is their illegitimate son, which may have something to do with contemporary secondary sources showing a son, "Harriet John T. COLE (1848-1849)," as having died young.

5.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #26 of 58):  Unity P.O., Alexander Co., IL, Roll M653_156, p. 87, PN 87, 581/581, enumerated 11 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
John H Brown 31 M   Farmer 2000 1000 Illinois
Emily A   " 20 F   House keeper     "
Peleasy E "  7 F         "
Richard T "  4 M         "
John H Brown Jr  3 M         "
Jack     " 3/12 M         "
Josiah W Cole 23 M / Labor     Virginia
Matilda C  " 21 F / House Keeper     "
Robert H   " 19 M / Laborer     "
Sarah T    " 16 F / Twins     "
Susan M    " 16 F /     "
Matthew Holmes 16 M   Laborer     Illinois
Wm Brooks 13 M         "
Wm Robertson 18 M   Laborer     Maine
John H. BROWN is the former husband of our subject's late daughter, Mary Elizabeth (COLE) BROWN.

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