Cole, Joel B.

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Joel Bronk Cole was born in Berne Dec. 1845[1], the son of Teunis T. Cole and Caturah[2]Warner. His brother Datus J. Cole died in the war.

Marriage & Children

After 1 June 1870 he md. in New Scotland Catharine Elizabeth Flansburgh b. Apr 1852 dau. of John J. Flansburgh and Martha Sophial Silver[3]. They had a nine children.[4]. Six of the children were:[5]

  • Daniel Joel Cole b. ca. 1879 New Scotland[6]
  • Hannah Cole b. Aug. 1881 New Scotland. She md. William L. Haswell[7]
  • Morgan b. Nov. 1885
  • Hattie b. Oct. 1886
  • Emma b. May 1890
  • Hazel A. Cole b. Dec. 1894. She md. a man named Archer.[8]

Military Service

Residence: New Scotland, Albany Co., NY
Enlistment Date: 31 Aug 1864
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 11th Light Artillery
Muster Out Date: 13 Jun 1865
Muster Out Place: Albany, NY
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 17 to serve one year. Received a pension. Died on December 7, 1933
Sources Used: military data bases, CW Pension index, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York.


Joel died 7 Dec. 1933 Coxsackie, Greene, NY.[9]


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1900 census New Scotland
  2. 1850 census Berne
  3. Berne Historical Project
  4. 1910 Coxsackie census
  5. 1900 New Scotland census
  6. 1880 census New Scotland
  7. 1930 census Coxsackie, Greene, NY
  8. 1920 census Coxsackie, Greene, NY