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Birth: Nov. 18, 1837, Rives Junction, Jackson County, Michigan.
Death: Dec. 28, 1922, Greenville, Montcalm County, Michigan.
Burial: Forest Home Cemetery Greenville Montcalm County Michigan
A.J. Cole was born in Jackson county, this state, son of Horace Cole and wife, the former of whom had come to Michigan from Onondaga county, New York, at an early day in the settlement of Jackson neighborhood and had there established his home, becoming in his day a fairly prominent resident of that community, and there grew to manhood, learning the carpenter trade which he has followed all the active years of his life.
When the Civil War broke out A. J. Cole enlisted in Company K. Sixteenth regiment. Michigan volunteer Infantry, and served in that regiment until he was wounded in battle in 1862. after which he was honorably discharged t )r disability. Returning home, he presently recovered from the effect of his wound and re-enlisted, in 1863, in the Tenth Michigan Cavalry, with which he served until the close of the war, being attached to the Army of the West.
Some little time after A. J. Cole's return from the army, and while engaged in the carpenter business at Jackson, he met Miranda E. Palmer. of Onondaga county. New York, who was visiting kinsfolk in Jackson. and, their marriage shortly followed. To this union two children were born, both sons, Fred J., and Leon, who died in infancy.
When the first-born of these sons was about one year old, in 1876, his parents moved from Jackson to Greenville and there have made their home since, long having been regarded as among the most highly-respected residents of that place. Mr. Cole followed his trade as a carpenter and builder at Greenville for about thirty-five years and has but lately retired from the active pursuits of life.
Adoniram J. Cole, Ionia County. Enlisted in Company B., Sixteenth Infantry as Corporal, August 3, 1861, at Ionia, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered in September 7, 1861. Wounded in action at Gaine's Mill, Virginia, June 27, 1862. Discharged for disability at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 27, 1863.
Adoniram J. Cole, Leslie. Enlisted in Company K., Tenth Cavalry, as First Sergeant, September 29, 1863, at Ionis for 3 years, age 25. Mustered in October 14, 1863. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, December 30, 1863. Mustered October 14, 1863. Mustered out at Memphis, Tennessee, November 11, 1865.