Occasionally some new find in my family history will make me very happy. Receiving the following photos did just that.
This will be the first of several posts on our direct ancestor, Nathan Cole.
Nathan Cole was a young single man when he served in the Revolutionary War. His wife, Judith, gives the following information of Nathan's service in the Revolutionary War in her pension application, "she stated her husband was a resident of either Swansea, Massachusetts or Freetown in Rhode Island, and that he served from RI in 1775 or 1776 for about six months. In about 1778 he moved to Hancock, MA, and again enlisted, serving at Springfield under Captain Enos Parker as one of the military stores guards. Nathan Cole appeared on a payroll for Capt. Enos Parker’s Company, detached from Berkshire County to guard the Springfield stores for 6 months from 1 July 1778 to 1 Jan 1779. He became sick, was sent home, and never recovered to return to service."
This button was passed down with the descendants of Nathan Cole. It ended up in a local library then given to a historical society.
Below is a photo of Nathan Cole's button, from Nathan's jacket he wore while serving in the Revolutionary War.