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Cyrus Cole, b. 1814 Winthrop Maine; Maine merchant; m. Sarah A. DeCoster, b. 1817 Buckfield, Maine

Cyrus Cole was a noted Maine of Buckfield, Freeport and Portland.  He was born 28 February 1814 at Winthrop, Maine, the son of William and Lupira (Spaulding) Cole.  His paternal grandparents were John and Annah Sturdivant (Morrell) Cole.  His maternal grandparents were Benjamin and Myrtilla (Robinson) Spaulding.


On 29 September 1840 at Buckfield, Maine, he married Sarah A. DeCoster, who was born 18 June 1817 at Buckfield, Maine, the daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Bacon) DeCoster.  Her paternal grandparents were Jacob DeKoster (or Jacobus DeKoster) and his wife Priscilla (Rogers) DeKoster.  Her maternal grandparents were James and Joanna (Hamblin) Bacon.

See another page for information on Sarah's twin sister Eliza Bacon DeCoster, who married Cyrus Cole's brother Addison Greenleaf Cole.


The couple had no biological children but adopted a boy, Charles M. Cole.


I found an interesting bio of Cyrus Cole at the website Find-a-Grave.  From his page, you can link to the pages of other family members.


Below, a letter written by Cyrus Cole, then living at Freeport, Maine, to his uncle John Cole at Turner, Maine, in the household of James H. Parlin.





Transcription: (I welcome your thoughts on my possible mistranscriptions)


Freeport, April 2, 1847


Uncle Cole,

M. N. Butler sent me word a few days since that he should like for me to send his note to Turner.  He had the money to take it up.  I have included his note also ours against Liscomb Andrews.  f you will take the trouble of them. I will satisfy you.

N. Butler Note + Interest                             $39.

Liscomb Andrews Note balance due                3.50



You are correct about the money Mr. Piper paid is (sic, it?) was 11.50 instead of 10.50


All well,

Respf Yours

Cyrus Cole


Family Tree for Cyrus Cole (1814-1892)


Family tree for Sarah A. Decoster (1817-1897), wife of the above Cyrus Cole:



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