Rank: Private

Company: F

Unit Served: 7th SC Cavalry

Pvt John Sumter Cole

Co F 7th SC Cav Birth: Jun. 26, 1825 Sumter County South Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1900 Clarendon County South Carolina, USA

“John was born on June 26, 1825 in Sumter County, SC to John and Jennete B. Hickson Cole. John married his first wife, Ann Emaline Keels, about 1851 they had five children: Joseph b. 1850, Isabella b. 1852, Jacob b. 1853, Julia b. 1855 and Martha b. 1858. John’s wife Ann died on October 24, 1862, four months later he enlisted.

John enlisted in Company A, Tucker’s Cavalry Squadron at Georgetown, SC on March 7, 1863. He was assigned to Company B on April 8, 1863. On that roster when it became Company F, 7th SC Cavalry. Present March 1863 – February 12, 1864. Detailed to Commissary Depot in Georgetown February 12th – 29th, 1864; present mounted March – October 1864, dismounted since October 7,1864.

On November 25, 1864, Captain W. L. Wallace wrote a letter to Col. H. Taylor where he mentions that Private J. S. Cole and Sgt. J. D. Sessions horses were killed by the enemy in action on the Charles City Road on October 7, 1864. Captain Wallace fixed appraisement and valued John’s horse at $1,800.00.

John was wounded at Appomattox Station on April 8, 1865 in his right hand by a minie ball. He was at Flying (Field) Hospital, 24th Army Corps April 11th – 13, 1865; paroled at Appomattox while still a patient in the hospital. Transferred to CSA General Hospital in Farmville on April 13, 1865, again paroled and released on April 16, 1865.

In 1866, John married his second wife, Eliza Ann Wilson Dye widow of John Dye. They had five children together: Robert b. 1867, Charles b. 1869, James b. 1871, Jeanette b. 1873 and Claude b. 1876.

John died on October 7, 1900, the same month and day that his horse was killed thirty-six years earlier during the war. He is buried in Manning Cemetery, Clarendon County, SC.” – https://sites.google.com/site/companyf7thregimentsccavalry/home/privates-a—c/cole-john-s

Family links:
Parents:
John Cole (1797 – 1866)
Jennet B. Hickson Cole (1804 – 1877)

Spouses:
Ann Emaline Keels Cole (1831 – 1862)
Eliza Anne Wilson Cole (1832 – 1906)

Children:
Joseph F. Cole (1850 – 1938)*
Claude O. Cole (1875 – 1952)* Burial:
Manning Cemetery
Manning
Clarendon County
South Carolina, USA

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50916779/john-sumter-cole