John Cole was born about 1669. His parents are not known for sure. Some researchers believe that he was the son of Thomas Cole of Anne Arundel who was connected to William Cole.
He married Johanna Garrett about 1688. She was the daughter of Dennis Garrett and Barbara Stone.
John and Johanna's children may have included:
Joseph Cole (1688),
John Cole (1689, married Mary Chaffinch),
William Cole (1691, married Mary Giles),
Dennis Garrett Cole (1693, married Rachel Price), and
Elizabeth Cole (1695, John Ensor).
In 1691 John, and other family members, witnessed his father-in-law, Dennis Garrett, being murdered Captain John Oldton. Oldton was convicted and sentenced to hang, but was pardoned by the King.
Sarah Cole, (1697, married Charles Gorsuch).
wife Dinah Land
to son Charles Cole Land Cole’s Frolich
to Joseph Cole, land where he now lives. 200 acres, the land I have contracted (?) by virtue of assignment from Solomon Cross, with fork of the falls, my son Matthew Cole after decease of his mother.
Witness: Dennis Garret Cole.
John Dorsey Cole
of Baltimore Co.
December 31, 1723,
surveyed and laid out for John Buck a parcel of land called Dorsey’s Plains,
725 acres of land by virtue of Warrant
for 1,275 acres granted him this 14 Day of December 1723
– assigned and made over to Col. John Dorsey of Baltimore Co, heirs and assigns
5 April 1684.
Dorsey’s Plains, Baltimore County, Little Falls of Gunpowder River, beginning, etc.
MD LW&P 1717-1727, FHC Film 0013082, page 85
Liber 24, folio 495
12 Nov. 1745
Cole, John, Gun Powder, Baltimore Co.
Extrx: wife, Dinah Cole.
To son Charles Cole, Coles Chance, the 100a I live on.
To son Joseph Cole, the 208a of Coles Chance he lives on.
To son Matthew Cole, after his mother d. the land in the fork of the falls assigned by Solomon Cross.
Witn: Dennis Garret Cole, Matthew Hale, William Cole.
5 Nov. 1746, sworn to by Dennis Garret Cole & William Cole.