S: Coles Family History
BC: This book created in 2011 by the Grandchildren of Frank Enoch & Sara Caroline Coles. A Special Thank you to all the Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren for all the stories, memories, and pictures shared within this book and in bringing the information of the "Coles Family History" up-to-date. | Fairview School. George & Kate Zaler's children attended school and where Frank & Callie's children all attended. | Fairview School and Church located on Piketon Road, Lucasville, Ohio. Fairview Church remains at this same location. | 1st Row: Kenneth Coles, Mary Kathern Coles, George Elvin McLaughlin, Wilma McKinney, Mabel Coburn, Doris Walker, Carlos Walker, Charles Coles, Lorraine Gilliland, Ruby McLaughlin. 2nd Row: Charles McKinney, Paul Kent, George Coles, Elma Brown, Roseanna Coles, Minnie Pinson, Hazel Walker, Clyde Gilliland. Half Row: Enid Rickey, Millie Pinson, Nellie Lyons, Marie Brown, George McLaughllin. 3rd Row: Frank & Callie Coles, Irene Coburn, Lucy Fullerton, Hattie Bennett, Frank Bennett, Mary Kent, Tom Frank Kent. | Photo taken in front of Fairview Church Aprox. 1925 | No history can be complete; there are always important people and events left out; either from lack of space, or oversight. Events and dates are from many of the Coles' family members. It is hoped the effort here to preserve some of their past will motivate the present generation to better preserve history as it is being made. I hope by having a written account of their heritage, descendants of all the families within this book will keep that heritage from being lost to future generations. Cynthia Marie Coles Colley
FC: Coles' Family History | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." | Frank Enoch & Sarah Caroline Coles
1: The Coles Family History May this book preserve the memories of Frank Enoch Coles and Sarah Caroline (Callie) Zaler Their love of God Their love of Church and Their love of Family Their love, hard work and dedication was handed down to their children..... Ruth, Roseanna, George, Charles, Mary Kathern and Kenneth | May the history of their lives be shared to the many generations to come and may they never be forgotten......
2: John Coles Born: 1633 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Died: 1676 in Portmouth, Newport Rhode Island Father: Robert Coles Mother: Mary Hawxhurst Married: 31 Oct 1662 to Ann Cole in Oyster Bay Children of John and Ann Coles: 1. Robert (1650 - 1715) 2. Mary (1654 - 1723) 3. Nathan (1655 - 1729) 4. Solomon (1660 - 1715) 5. Mercy (1665 - 1743) Solomon Coles Born: 1660 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Died: 1715 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Married: 1695 to Mary Townsend in Queens, New York Children of Solomon and Mary Coles: 1. Solomon (1695 - ) 2. Nathaniel (1697 - 1720) 3. Jonathan (1699 - 1779) 4. Benjamin (1702 - ) 5. Joseph (1703 - ) 6. Solomon (1705 - 1746) 7. Mary (1713 - 1785) 8. Daniel (1720 - 1749) Daniel Coles Born: 1720 in Oyster Bay, Nassau, NY Died: BEF 5 Jan 1749 in Philidelphia, PA Married: 24 Jun, 1742 to Dinah Boone in Exeter, Berks, Pennsylvania Children of Daniel and Dinah Coles: 1. Solomon (1743 - 1828) 2. Mary (1745 - ) 3. Deborah (1747 - ) | Coles Family History | "Keeping the family connected to it's roots"
3: Solomon Coles Born: 29 May 1743 in Exeter, Berks Co., Pennsylvania Died: 30 Apr 1828 in Reading, Berks Co., Pennsylvania Married: 2 May 1769 to Esther Pearson in Exeter, Berks Co., Pennsylvania Military Service: Abt 1776 Revolutionary War Private 1st Company Occupation: Farmer and Miller Religion: Friends (Quaker) Children of Solomon Coles and Esther Pearson: 1. Jeremiah (1770 - 1797) 2. Daniel (1771 - 1772) 3. Solomon, b: Bet September 13-23, 1773, Pennsylvania d: March 23, 1858, Liberty Twsp, Warren Co., Iowa 4. Elizabeth (1775 - 1816) 5. Thomas (1777 - ) 6. Deborah (1779 - ) 7. Daniel (1783 - 1785) 8. Esther (1785 - 1828) 9. Hannah (1788 - ) 10. Phebe (1791 - 1879) Solomon Coles Born: 13 September 1773 in Berks, Pennsylvania Died: 23 March 1858 in Warren, Otter Creek Cemetery, Liberty Center, Iowa Married: 23 February 1797 to Elizabeth McCord, Warren, Iowa Occupation: 1850, Farmer Children of Solomon Coles and Elizabeth Acord: 1. Isaac (1797 - 1854) 2. Ester (1799 - 1844) 3. Jesse (1803 - 1896) 4. John Coles, b: 22 Nov 1803 in Maiden Creek Twp., Burks County, Pennsylvania; d: 26 Apr 1887, Jackson County, Ohio 5. James C. (1805 - 1885) 6. Thomas (1808 - 1890) 7. Mary Polly (1811 - 1848) 8. Benjamin (1815 - 1890) 9. Sarah (1818 - 1822) 10. Elizabeth Ann (1823 - 1872) | Mentioned in Will of Jeremiah Boone, to Solomon Coles, son of my sister Dinah, Fifty Pounds.
4: John Coles Was born Nov 22, 1803 in Berks, PA. In 1807, at the age of four, his parents moved to Belmont County, Ohio. Later they moved to Guernsey County, Ohio, where he grew up and married Mary Matilda Wareheim on February 18, 1830. In 1845, they moved to Jackson County, Ohio, where they established the Coles Homestead, a pioneer log house. John was engaged in farming. | Children of John and Mary Matilda Coles: 1. Mary Coles, b: June 6, 1831; m: January 7, 1849 to Milten Smith. 2. Jacob Coles, b: July 6, 1833; m: October 31, 1861 to Emily Keller and lived at Garden City, Missouri. 3. Samuel Coles, b: May 31, 1835; m: June 20, 1861 to Sarah Dixon. 4. Elizabeth Ann Coles, b: May 16, 1838; m: November 6, 1857 to Griffe Dixon. 5. Margaret Jane Coles, b: March 19, 1841; m: December 25, 1863 to Cyrus Dixon. 6. Maria Coles, b: September 22, 1843; m: May 2, 1876 to Frank Albert. 7. John Coles, b: February 26, 1846 at the Coles Homestead, Cove, Jackson, Ohio. m: March 17, 1870 to Mary House. They went to housekeeping in the old log house and their oldest child Lucinda was born there. When she was 6 months old they moved to Missouri and established a home near Liberal. 8. Matilda Coles, b: February 28, 1849; m: January 22, 1847 to Jacob Weber. They momved to Ransom, IL. 9. George W. Coles, b: September 6, 1851; m: October 5, 1876 to Matilda Crabtree at Crabtree Mill. d: December 26, 1942, at the Coles Homestead. Buried in Jackson, Ohio. Children born in Guernsey County, Ohio: Mary, Jacob, Samuel, Elizabeth, Margaret, Maria. Children born at the Coles Homestead, Cove, Jackson, Ohio: John, Matilda, George. | John Coles died April 26, 1887. The wife and mother, Mary Matilda died June 13, 1876. They are buried at Bethesda Cemetery, Jackson County, Ohio.
5: George W. Coles b: September 6, 1851 in Jackson, Ohio. d: December 26, 1942 in Jackson, Ohio m: Matilda Crabtree on October 5, 1876 Matilda Crabtree was b: March 1854; d: April 1, 1929 Children of George W. Coles and Matilda Crabtree: 1. Franklin Enoch Coles, b: October 20, 1878 at the Coles homestead in Cove, Jackson, Ohio. 2. Mary Belle Coles, b: December 5, 1880; d: 1967; m: Henry Crabtree 3. John William Coles, b: October 2, 1882, d: April 1, 1946 4. Daughter, died at birth. | George W. Coles & Matilda Crabtree Coles | George W. Coles 90th Birthday Sept. 6, 1941
6: Obituary - Matilda Crabtree Coles Matilda-Crabtree Coles, daughter of Enoch and Mary Crabtree, was born in Scioto Township, Jackson County, Ohio, March 12, 1854, and departed this life April 11, 1929, aged 75 years, one month. She was united in marriage to Geo. W. Coles Oct. 5th, 1876. To this union were born four children, Frank E. of near Minford, Mrs. Henry Crabtree and John W. at home, daughter having died in infancy. She was a faithful wife, a devoted mother always looking and advising for the welfare of her children. Her husband, two sons, one daughter, six grandchildren survives her. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Louella Nicolet, of Portsmouth, and three brothers, Gaines Crabtree, of Washington, C.H., Bert Crabtree, of Stockdale, and W.W. Crabtree, of Nebraska and a host of relatives and friends. While quite young Mrs. Coles was converted and joined the Baptist church at Providence later moving her membership at Bethesda. Mrs. Coles all her life has been a true faithful and consistent Christian. She was always watchful and alert to any needs of the people she came in contact with, and was the happiest when doing some kind deed to others. She had quite a wide acquaintance and kept up a strong friendship with many by her most excellent letter writing. As she often remarked this was the one thing she enjoyed most in life,. Mrs. Coles' illness had been for some time taking of her strength but no one thought only just a few weeks ago that the Master would call her so soon, but we truly believe that she was watching and ready to go. As almost to the last she was singing and praising God. Then let us be comforted by the words of the poet. Weep not that her task is ended. Weep not that her race is run God grant we may rest as sweetly When our work like hers is done. Till then we will give in sadness. Our treasure to Him to keep And trust in His precious promise He giveth His loved ones sleep. | Card of Thanks We desire to thank all who assisted in any way through the sickness and death of our wife and mother. Those who sent flowers and who helped in different ways. We feel there never was more respect shown a sick person than was shown her, and we feel very grateful to all our neighbors and friends. Geo. W. Coles and family | George and Matilda Coles were originally buried at Bethesda Cemetery then later moved to the Cemetery in Jackson Ohio. | The Obituaries and Story from Geo W. Coles on these two pages are from the actual news paper articles. Please note that the birth date of Geo W. Coles differs from his Obituary and the story. His actual date of birth is Sept. 6, 1851 as verified from his birth certificate.
7: Grandpa George and Grandma Matilda Coles | Obituary - George W. Coles George W. Coles, son of John and Mary Matilda Coles, was born Sept. 6th, 1851, departed this life December 26th, 1942, age 91 years, 3 months, 20 days. He was married to Matilda Crabtree, October 5th, 1876. To this union 4 children were born, Frank, John, and Mary, still living. One daughter died in infancy. His wife died April 11th, 1929. He also leaves six grandchildren, George, Charles and Kenneth Coles, Mrs. Harold Hagen, Mrs. Tom Bennett, Mrs. George Smalley, and three great grandchildren, Marilyn Jane Coles, Joe Thomas Bennett and John Franklin Hagen. When quite young he was converted at Old Providence Church of which he was a member for a number of years, later transferred his membership to Bethesda where he remained a faithful member, firm and steadfast, strong in the belief of a Savior and a better life to be. Of late years his eyesight was gone and his hearing very poor, yet he would sing many of the old hymns and get real happy. His favorite was "Happy Day When Jesus Washed My Sins Away." He spent all his life at the place of his Birth. He did not leave to his children stocks and bonds as many do, but he left a heritage worth far more, an honorable name, a good reputation, the memory of a Godly life, a record of fair dealings. The memory that will never fade of a good father. The writer knew Uncle George for many years and can truthfully say that he never heard any one say a single word that was in any way disrespectful of Uncle George. Written by George O. Keller | Card of Thanks We desire to return our sincere and heartfelt thanks to our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy extended to us in our bereavement in the loss of our father, George W. Coles. Especially do we wish to thank those who assisted us during his illness and following his death. These ministrations were greatly appreciated. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Crabtree | Aged Man Recalls Civil War Stories George W. Coles George W. Coles was born September 6, 1854 on the farm where he continued to life until his death December 26, 1942, at the age of 91 years, 3 months and 23 days. The farm on which his daughter Mrs. Henry Crabtree and Mr. Crabtree now live, is located in the Cove community and was bought by teh aged man's father John Coles in 1845 from a Mr. Bolinger. Mr. George Coles came into possession of the farm in 1876 and the house in which he was born is still being used one hundred years after it was built. Before his memory failed him Mr. Coles would recall the story of Morgan and his men coming by their farm and taking his father a prisoner as far as Cove station where they released him. His mother took the children up the creek to a thicket near the Weber farm and there spread bed clothes on the ground for them to spend the night hidden until the danger from the raiders was past.
8: Morgan's Raiders were Confederate cavalrymen under the command of General John Hunt Morgan. On July 8, 1863, Brigadier-General John Hunt Morgan led approximately two thousand soldiers across the Ohio River into southern Indiana. Morgan's superiors had dispatched the cavalry leader into northern Kentucky to cause disorder among the Union military. Morgan exceeded these orders by crossing north of the Ohio River, but he did create turmoil for the United States army. On July 3, as the Indiana militia descended upon Morgan's men, the Confederates entered Ohio, near the Hamilton-Butler County line. Morgan led his men to the outskirts of Cincinnati, where he spent the night of July 13-14, within the sight of the Union army's Camp Dennison. The next day, Morgan divided his men. He sent a small group through Warren, Clinton, Fayette, Ross and Jackson Counties, while the main force traveled through Clermont, Brown, Highland, Pike and Jackson Counties. The larger group crossed the Scioto River at Piketon and proceeded to Jackson, where it reunited with the smaller detachment. The reunited Confederates proceeded east through Jackson, Gallia, Vinton and Meigs Counties, in an effort to reach the Ohio River. On the night of July 12, Ohio Governor David Tod issued a proclamation, calling out the Ohio militia to protect the southern counties from Morgan's Raiders. The Confederates faced little opposition until July 18, when they encountered a small earthwork, defended by Ohio militiamen. Severely outnumbered, the militiamen retreated under the cover of darkness. However, their presence had allowed Union cavalry to catch up to the Confederates. A battle ensued at Buffington Island. The Northern force numbered approximately three thousand men, while Morgan's Raiders included 1,700 soldiers. Morgan hoped to lead his men across the Ohio River, and the Union soldiers and gunboats intercepted him. Estimates for the number of wounded or killed Southerners range from fifty-two to 120 men. Union soldiers captured an additional eight hundred to 1,200 men. Northern soldiers lost twenty-five men in the battle. Morgan's remaining men managed to break through the Union lines and continue in a northerly direction along the Ohio River. Morgan and his men retreated westward through Meigs and Gallia Counties then moved in a more northeasterly direction through Vinton, Hocking, Athens, Perry, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Carroll, and Columbiana Counties. At Sallneville, in Columbiana County, Untin Cavalry under the command of Major W.B. Way and Major G. W. Rue surrounded Morgan's Raiders and succeeded in capturing Morgan and most of his command. Morgan's capture marked the end of his raid of the North. | Morgan's Riaders
9: The Northern soldiers took Morgan and most of his captured men to Columbus. The enlisted men were confined in the Camp Chase Confederate prison camp. Morgan and several of his officers were held at the Ohio Penitentiary. Morgan arrived there on October 1. Morgan and his men remained in their cells until November 27, when Morgan and six of his soldiers used the airshaft to reach the prison yard. They then fashioned a rope from their prison uniforms and scaled the wall. Utilizing some of the one thousand dollars that his sister had smuggled into the prison inside of a Bible, Morgan purchased a train ticket to Cincinnati. He then made his escape across the Ohio River into Kentucky. Morgan returned to the Confederate military but lost his life less than a year later on the battlefield. Morgan's Raid caused a great deal of fear among Indiana and Ohio residents and cost several of these people some personal property that the raiders had seized. Almost 4,400 Ohioans filed claims for compensation with the federal government for items that they lost to the Confederates during the raid. The claims amounted to 678,915 dollars, with the government authorizing compensation in the amount of 576,225 dollars. While the Confederates succeeded in instilling fear in the civilian population, the raid inspired many of these people to fight even harder to defeat the Confederacy. | View of the entry of Morgan's Raiders into Washington, Ohio, from Harper's Weekly, Saturday, August 15, 1863. | Research shows that John Coles put in a claim for losses sustained in Morgan's Raid. In the list of Jackson County claims is John Coles who says he lost one horse, a bridle, one pistol and two guns. He asked for $111.00. The State of Ohio paid him $90.00. Jackson County had quite a few claims. There were 250 totaling $45,495.00. In the list of claims, John gave his residence as Jackson, rather than Cove. His brother-in-law, Milton Smith, also put in a claim. His included one revolver and one halter. He asked to be paid $17.25. The State paid him nothing.
10: William Stockham emigrated from Wales to the United States in 1777. He settled in or near Trenton, New Jersey. In the 1790's desirous of investing in land, he came westward through Pennsylvania to Kentucky and Ohio. He journeyed, with his family, overland to Pittsburg, thence down the Ohio River on flatboats to the mouth of the Scioto River. All of Ohio was then a dense wilderness, the happy hunting ground of the Indians. Landing on the present site of Portsmouth, he selected a building spot. The log cabin, which he erected in the forest, was the first home of the Stockham family in Ohio. It was one of the very first log houses built in the county. He selected in the Scioto Valley a tract of land which became known as the W.A. Marsh Farm, The Judge Bannon Farm, and at present, the Carl Schisler Farm. The land at that time was very fertile, but the drainage was extremely poor. In 1803, the year Ohio became a state, William Stockham moved with his family to Madison Township, secured land, and was there a resident until his death. The Editor of Evans History of Scioto County, states that in 1902, he believed that there were more people in Scioto County and adjoining counties descended from William Stockham of New Jersey than from any other ancestor mentioned in his work. William Stockham married Susannah Paine at Trenton, New Jersey. Born in 1752 at Wales. * Occupation a farmer. Military service: Revolutionary War Soldier from New Jersey. Died December 17, 1815 at Minford, Ohio at the age of 63. Susannah Paine Stockham died 1826 at home near Minford, Ohio. Both are buried at Squires Cemetery near Minford, Ohio. CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND SUSANNAH STOCKHAM: Anna, Ruth, Rachel, David, Payne, Mary, Joseph, Aaron, John and William Stockham. Joseph, born June 25, 1784, at Trenton, New Jersey married June 6, 1808 to Hannah Bennett. Joseph died July 7, 1833 at home near Minford, Ohio at the age of 49. CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND HANNAH STOCKHAM: Aaron, Eliz, Rebecca, Mary or Maria, Joseph Harvey, Isabinda, Malilda, Samual, William J. | Stockham Family History
11: Joseph Harvey Stockham He received his education in the Subscription Schools. He was reared to agricultural pursuit. When in 1837-38 the courthouse was in the process of construction at Portsmouth, he drove the oxen employed in drawing the pillars and the stone for the steps. When he was a boy, charcoal was the fuel used in the furnaces. In early manhood, he took a contract to cut the wood and burn the charcoal. Very successful in his operations, he accumulated considerable money. He wisely invested the money in land. In 1846, he purchased the old homestead 1 1/2 miles east of Minford. It contained 175 acres of highly cultivated land. During the Civil War, he organized a home guard company of which he was the captain. His company helped capture Morgan the Raider at Gallipolis, Ohio. He was an outstanding leader in his church and community. He was a republican in politics, and all his sons were republicans, too. Catherine Ann Dewey Stockham was well trained by her mother in all the domestic arts. She was a superior cook and housekeeper. She spun and wove the cloth from which her children's garments were made. All her daughters became outstanding cooks. Joseph Harvey lived east of Minford on the Salem Road. Occupation: Farmer and Charcoal producer. Father was Joseph Stockham Mother was Hannah Bennett Stockham Wife was Catherine Ann Dewey Stockham. CHILDREN OF JOSEPH HARVEY AND CATHERINE ANN STOCKHAM: 1. Joseph Dewey, m: Sarah Matilda Wallace 2. Carolina Mathilda, m: Martin Gilbert 3. Ann Louisa, m: Caleb Crull 4. Abigail 5. George Washington, m: Mary Alma Forquer 6. Rosanna Ellen, m: Richard Sill Micklethwaite 7. John Milton, m: Gusta Frowine, (2) Helen McAler 8. Maria Elizabeth, m: George Henry Deemer 9. Mary Catherine, m: George Washington Zaler 10. David Harvey, m: Lillie Chase 11. Samuel Taylor, m: Elizabeth Shackley 12. Sarah Etta, m: Charles Wesley Brown
12: Joseph Zaler, Sr. b: September 11, 1831 in Sweekly Twp., Beaver Co., Pennsylvania m: June 6, 1861 to Elizabeeth Brown at Harrisonville, Oh (New Minford) d: July 16, 1915 at Zaler homestead, Lucasville, Ohio. Joseph Zaler's mother died when he was nine years old. He went to live with his uncle, Charles Bonzo, a Pennsylvania farmer. He carried his earthly belongings in a red handkerchief. His father once gave him a dime, and that is all he ever got from his father. He worked for his uncle for his board and clothes until he reached his teens. He was then given twelve dollars a year plus board and clothes; this was increased three dollars each year. At eighteen years of age, he started doing carpenter work for one hundred and twenty dollars a year and board. After learning the carpenter trade, he got a twenty dollar increase per year, plus board. He only went to school three days in his lifetime. He could not read or write, but he could sign his name. He could figure pretty well in his head. In the late 1850's he came from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to Portsmouth, Ohio by boat on the Ohio River. At the same time, his brother Louie went to Missouri and was never heard from again. Joseph stayed at his Aunt Susie Deemer's home and did carpenter and farm work. After his marriage in 1861, he farmed the rest of his life. Military Service: Company G 173 GVI Civil War. During the Civil War he changed the spelling of his name from Zahler to Zaler. Church: Baptist Buried at Squire's Cemetery, north of Minford, Ohio. Father: Joseph Zahler, emigrated form German part of Switzerland. Mother: Jane Bonzo, emigrated from French part of Switzerland. Child of Joseph Zaler, Sr and Elizabeth Brown: 1. George Washington Zaler, b: March 31, 1862 | Zaler Family History | Joseph & Elizabeth Brown Zaler
13: George Washington Zaler b: March 3, 1862 at Madison Township d: May 5, 1929 at Lucasville, Ohio m: December 23, 1880 to Mary Catherine Stockham at Minford, Ohio Burial: Lucasville Cemetery, Lucasville, Ohio Occupation: Farmer Church: Baptist Children of George Washington Zaler and Mary Catherine Stockham: 1. Sarah Caroline (Callie) Zaler, b: December 17, 1881 at Madison Township, Scioto County, Ohio 2. Joseph Harvey Zaler, b: January 19, 1886 at Madison Township, Scioto County, Ohio d: December 10, 1961 at Mercy Hospital, Portsmouth, Ohio m: November 27, 1912 to Jennie McKinzie 3. Samuel Zaler, b: September 5, 1890 at Madison Township, Scioto County, Ohio d: September 5, 1890 at home 4. Charles William Zaler, b: September 27, 1893 at Madison Township, Scioto County, Ohio d: September 5, 1971 at Madison Township, Scioto County, Ohio m: June 16, 1915 to Jennie Barrett | George Washington Zaler & Mary Catherine Stockham Zaler
14: Birthplace of Frank Enoch Coles Cove (Jackson), Ohio | Birthplace of Sarah Caroline Zaler Lucasville, Ohio | Mary Belle, Frank and John George and Matilda Coles | Joe, Joe Sr, Calie George, Charlie & Kate Zaler | Spring of 1910. Where George & Kate Zaler raised their 3 children. Where Frank & Callie raised their 6 children. Callie standing in doorway. Ruth, Artie Crabtree (Uncle Henry's sister), Wilfred Shumway holding Maude. Frank Coles holding Dandy with Teddy the dog. | Picture taken around 1911 or 1912. Left to right: Aunt Emily Coles (Grandpa Coles' sister-in-law), Frank & Callie, Grandpa George Coles (sitting in chair), Mary Belle, Ruth, Uncle John and Grandma Tillie holding Roseanna. Sitting across the walk, in front of the porch, Great Grandpa Joseph Zaler.
15: Joe Zaler, Frank Coles, Henry Crabtree, Charles Zaler Jennie Zaler, Callie Coles, Mary Belle Crabtree, Jennie Zaler | Back: Henry & Belle Crabtree, Artie Crabtree & John Coles Middle: Callie Coles, George Zaler, George Coles, Joe & Jennie Zaler Seated: Frank Coles, Kate Zaler holding Roseanna, Tillie Coles holding George Coles, Grandpa Joseph Zaler Front: Pauline Sheer (adopted daughter of Joe & Jennie Zaler) & Ruth Coles with her dog, "Teddy". | Joseph Zaler holding George Coles with Roseanna and Ruth | Frank & Callie Coles | Our Ancestors | Joe and Callie Zaler | Ancestors: Family faces are like magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future. | Henry & Belle Crabtree | Geo & Kate Zaler
16: Franklin Enoch Coles and Sarah Caroline Zaler Coles | United in Marriage March 11, 1905 | Franklin Enoch Coles b: October 20, 1878, at Coles Homestead, Cove, Jackson, Ohio d: September 17, 1967, at the home of his daughter Ruth Hagen Burial: Bennett Cemetery, Minford, Ohio Occupation: Farmer Church: Fairview Baptist near Minford, Ohio Sarah Caroline (Callie) Zaler b: December 17, 1881 at Zaler Homestead near Minford, Ohio d: September 15, 1941 at Zaler Homestead Burial: Bennett Cemetery, Minford, Ohio Church: Fairview Baptist near Minford, Ohio
18: Roseanna, George & Ruth | Kenneth & Mary Kathern Coles | "I promise that if you keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to your family, to your children, your grandchildren, and others, on through the generations. Each of us is important to those who are near and dear to us and as our prosperity reads of our life's experiences, they, too, will come to know and love us. And in that glorious day when our family is together in eternity, we will already be acquainted." | Mary Kathern Coles "Buzz Wagon" | Roseanna & George | Mary K & Kenneth Coles, 1923 Picture taken at woodshed, location of Kenneth & Loretta's brick home. | Mary K, Ruth, George, Roseanna, Charles, Kenneth with Grandpa George Coles, 1931 | Kenneth pulling Mary K and Margaret Carrol | Children of Franklin Enoch Coles and Sarah Carline (Callie) Zaler: 1. Elma Ruth Coles b: August 9, 1906; d: June 4, 1998 2. Edna Roseanna Coles, b: May 19, 1910; d: June, 1982 3. George Atlee Coles, b: August 20, 1912; d: 4. Charles Franklin Coles, b: December 16, 1915, d: September 26, 2003 5. Mary Kathern Coles, b: January 1, 1919 6. Ralph Kenneth Coles, b: June 29, 1921 | Kenneth, Ruth, George, Charles, Roseanna Callie, Mary Kathern, Frank Coles
19: George, Lucille, Ruth, Harold, Roseanna, Kenneth, Frank Coles Front: Joe Bennett, Charles, Coles, Marilyn Coles | Mary Belle Crabtree and Frank Coles | George, Lucille, Ruth, Harold, Kenneth, Tom, Mary Katherne, Roseanna, Charles Seated: Frank & Sarah Caroliine (Callie) | Charles & Kenneth | Charles, George Smalley & Kenneth, 1939 | Kenneth, Charles & George | Charles, Kenneth, George, Mark K. Roseanna, Grandpa Frank, Ruth | "How will our children know who they are if they do not know where they came from." | Frank, Ruth, Charles, George, Kenneth, Roseanna, Mary Kathern & Callie
20: "Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one." | Coles' Family Gatherings | Ruth & George | Mary K, Ken, Charles, Ruth & George | Ruth, 90th Birthday | Charles, Ruth, George, Mary K, Ken | Mary K, George, Ken | Kenneth, Mary K, Charles, Ruth & George | Loretta, Ken, Ruth, Charles, Mary K, Nancy, Lucille & George
21: Ruth, George, Roseanna, Charles, Mary K, Kenneth Grandpa Frank Coles | Ruth & Nancy | Charles, Mary K, George, Kenneth | Kenneth, Charles, George | Mary K & Kenneth
22: John Hagen, Marilyn Coles & Joe Bennett | Joe Bennett & John Hagen | Vicki, Greg, Linda & John Coles | Standing: Vicki, Marilyn, Linda, Joe, John, Chip, Sara Sitting: Rebecca, David, Grandpa Coles, John & Greg | 1959 - Vicki, Marilyn, Teresa & Rebecca | Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.
23: Children are the mirrors of a family. You see who you are once you've looked into the eyes of your child.
24: Elma Ruth Coles and Harold Fredrick Hagen | United in Marriage on November 25, 1938
25: Child of Harold and Ruth Hagen: John Franklin Hagen, b: November 17, 1942 in Portsmouth, Ohio. m: March 26, 1966 to Beulah Kay Williams Child of John and Beulah Hagen: Cale William Hagen, b: May 2, 1971 in Portsmouth, Ohio. m: September, 1998 to Jennifer Trae Davis Children of Cale and Jennifer Hagen: Kaylee Hope Hagen, b: April 6, 1999 in Circleville, Ohio. Micah Ruth Hagen, b: November 12, 2003 in Circleville, Ohio | Picture was taken on Harold and Ruth Hagen's Wedding Day In the Driveway of the Coles Homestead. Where Kenneth & Loretta Coles currently live. The garage on the left is still standing.
26: John, Ruth & Marilyn | John & Harold Hagen | Beulah, John, Ruth & Harold Hagen John & Beulah's Wedding March 26, 1966 | John Hagen pitching the opening Pitch at Portsmouth Day, Cincinnati Reds Game | John Hagen - College Pictures
27: John, Cale & Harold | Cale | Micah Hagen | Kaylee Hagen | John, Cale & Ruth | Kaylee, Cale & Micah | Cale | Cale | Beulah, Cale & John | Cale, Micah & Kaylee
28: Edna Roseanna Coles and Thomas Forrest Bennett | United in Marriage on August 28, 1937
29: Child of Thomas & Roseanna Bennett Joseph Thomas Bennett, b: m: Joan Elaine Miller Children of Joe and Joan Bennett: 1. Julie XXXXXX Bennett, b: November 23, 1967 in Gallipolis, OH m: April 17, 2006 to Arlington Thompson 2. Jodie Ellen Bennett, b: October 12, 1970 in Gallipolis, OH m: October 10, 1998, divorced: May 7, 2008 to Dale Brett Children of Dale and Jodie Brett: 1. Carson Garett Brett, b: July 12, 2001 in Brandon, FL 2. Jonah Weston Brett, b: September 19, 2005 in Brandon, FL | Roseanna Coles 1928 18 yrs old
30: Joe Bennett 1944 | Tom, Joe & Roseanna Bennett
31: Jodie & Julie Bennett | Julie Bennett | Carson | Jonah | Carson | Jonah | Arlie, Julie, Carson, Jodie, Dale | Julie Bennett
32: George Atlee Coles and Vera Lucille Dever | United in Marriage on October 13, 1937
33: Child of George and Lucille Coles: 1. Marilyn Coles, b: September 25, 1940 in Portsmouth, OH m: 1968 to David W. Wilson, d: June 20, 1990 m: February 14, 2007 to James A Parker Child of David and Marilyn Wilson 1. Amy Lynn Wilson, b: September 18, 1968 in Portsmouth, OH m: September 2, 2000 to Richard Stowell Children of Richard and Amy Stowell: 1. Seth Robert Stowell, b: January 23, 2005 in Lincoln, NE 2. Grant William Stowell, b: August 16, 2006 in Lincoln, NE
36: Charles Franklin Coles and Nancy Lee Browning | United in Marriage on March 20, 1946
37: Children of Charles & Nancy Coles: Linda Kaye Coles, b: November 30, 1947 in New London, Ohio. m: Leslie Harrison Daniel m: May 17, 1986 to Rusty Lee McClanahan Children of Linda Kaye Coles and Leslie Harrison Daniel: Jeffrey Lee Daniel, b: February 16, 1967 in Dayton, Ohio Jason Leslie Daniel, b: June 3, 1970 in Dayton, Ohio m: January 28, 1995 to Tami Manns Children of Jason & Tami Daniel: Alexandra (Alex) Eve Daniel, b: August 18, 1994 in Dayton, Ohio Joel Leslie Daniel, b: May 24, 1997 in Dayton, Ohio Charles Gregory Coles, b: June 26, 1950 in New London, Ohio. m: September 25, 1971 to Kathleen J. Burke Children of Greg & Kathy Coles: Benjamin Gregory Coles, b: January 7, 1975 in Dayton, Ohio Kristin Kathleen Coles, b: August 25, 1976 in Dayton, Ohio Joseph Gregory Coles, b: November 16, 1978 in Dayton, Ohio John Scott Coles
38: Alex | Joel | Jason, Tami Joel & Alex | Linda | Jason & Jeff | Linda & Rusty | Grandpa Frank Coles and his first born Great Grandchild, Jeff Daniels | Jeff & Jason | Tami & Jason | Jason | Jeff
39: Greg, Joe, Charlie & Kenneth | Joe, Claire, Holly & Charlie Coles | Charlie Coles
42: Mary Kathern Coles and George Clayton Smalley | United in Marriage on September 12, 1942
43: Children of George & Mary Kathern Smalley: 1. George Cary (Chip) Smalley, b: January 3, 1945 in Chillicothe, OH m: February 18, 1968 to Catherine Jean Evans 2. Sara Caroline Smalley 3. Rebecca Sue Smalley 4. David Smalley Children of George & Cathy Smalley: 1. George Kenneth Smalley, b: September 22, 1971 in Portsmouth, OH, m: January 5, 2002 to Jill Melley 2. Stephen Charles Smalley, b: April 23, 1975 in Portsmouth, OH, m: March 31, 2007 to Heather Barrett 3. Christopher James Smalley, b: October 21, 1981 in Portsmouth, OH, m: July 21, 2007 to Melanie Ward Child of George & Jill Smalley Jenna Brooke b: April 18, 2003 in Columbus, OH Child of Stephen & Heather Smalley Wyatt Evan, b: August 21, 2009 in Columbus, OH Child of Christopher & Melanie Smalley Brynlee Jean, b: November 15, 2009 in Gallipolis, OH Children of McNeely & Sara McNelly: 1. Thomas b: XXXXXXX m: XXXXXXXX on XXXXXXXXXX 2. Shannon b: XXXXXXX m: XXXXXXXXXXX opn XXXXXXX Children of Thomas & XXXXXX McNel Vanessa Eirlyse (Lysie) Siannan (Cici) Meiya Sara Sollars Children of XXXXXXX & Shannon Martin Cole Anna Child of Tom & Sara Sollars: 1. Tiffany Child of XXXXXX & Tiffany: Logan Children of Chuck & Rebecca Brown: 1. Erin b: XXXXXXX m: XXXXXXXX on XXXXXXXXXX 2. Katie b: XXXXXXX m: XXXXXXXXXXX opn XXXXXXX Child of XXXXXXX & Erin Lewis: Maxwell Charles Lewis, b: September 25, 2009 Child of David & Kendra Smalley: 1. David b: XXXXXXX m: XXXXXXXX on XXXXXXXXXX Child of David & XXXXXX Smalley: 1. Deidra b: XXXXXXX m: XXXXXXXX on XXXXXXXXXX Children of XXXXXXX & Deidra XXXXX: Austin XXXXXX, b: XXXXXXXXX
45: Sara | Tiffany, Shannon & Tommy | Shannon, Tiffany, Sara & Tom | Logan | Sara & Meiya | Wendy, Tom & Meiya | Tom, Sara, Meiya & Wendy | Shannon, Josh Anna & Cole | Rebecca, Chip, Sara, David George & Mary Kathern | Tommy | Shannon | Tiffany | Logan, Sara & Mary Kathern
46: How you gonna keep'em...down on the farm...after they've seen Houston. Easy, say Mr. and Mrs. George Smalley, shown above as they were leaving Columbus Airport on a five day trip to Houston, Texas. The Smalleys enjoyed their trip tremendously, but are very happy to be back on their Scioto township "spread" (That's Texas talk for farm, pardner). The Smalleys few by chartered plane to attend the annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Mr. Smalley is a trustee of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, representing Jackson, Pike, Vinton and Scioto counties. They had no trouble with that big Ohio Farm Bureau sign on their luggage, but they did take a little ribbing from the Texans from the small "The Bucks Are Back, Number One" sticker. | As published in the newspaper. | Erin, Max & Mary K | Rebecca | Katie & Erin | Max | Erin | Katie | Katie
47: January 1, 2009 | Grandchildren | Great Grandchildren | Rebecca, Chip, Sara, David Mary Kathern | David, Cathy, Debbie, Chip, Sara, Rebecca, Tom, Chuck Mary Kathern | Mary Kathern Smalley's 90th Birthday Celebration | Deidra | David | David | Austin, Debbie, David, Mary K, Deidra, David | Deidra
48: Ralph Kenneth Coles and Violet Marie Pfleger | United in Marriage on October 28, 1944 | United in Marriage on December 14, 1956 | Ralph Kenneth Coles and Elizabeth Loretta Young | Violet passed away on October 22, 1952
49: Child of Kenneth & Violet Coles: Vicki Diane Coles, b: August 22, 1950 in Portsmouth, OH m: July 30, 1971 to Stephen Wames Crabtree Child of Steve and Vicki Crabtree Eric Stephen Crabtree, b: March 24, 1979 in Portsmouth, OH m: January 1, 2006 to Lisa Ann Trowbridge Children of Eric & Lisa Crabtree: Ethan William Crabtree, b: April 11, 2003 Elijah Eric Crabtree, b: April 27, 2010 Children of Kenneth & Loretta Coles: Teresa Elaine Coles, b: February 26, 1959 Cynthia Marie Coles, b: September 12, 1962 m: September 12, 1999 to Richard E. Colley Child of Cindy Coles: Nancy Marie Coles, b: February 7, 1980 m: May XXXXXX to Daryl Turner Child of Daryl & Nancy Turner: Elizabeth (Elle) Marie Turner, b: August 20, 2008 | Kenneth Coles 3 months old | Kenneth Coles
50: Vicki Diane Coles | Teresa Elaine Coles | Steve, Vicki & Eric Crabtree | Eric, Lisa & Ethan Crabtree | Eric Stephen Crabtree | Elijah | Vicki, Eli, Ethan | Ethan | Eli & Ethan
51: Cynthia Marie Coles | Grandpa Frank, Loretta, Kenneth and Vicki Coles | Teresa & Cindy | Kenneth, Loretta & Cindy, 1962 | Vicki, Cindy & Teresa | Grandpa Coles & Cindy, 1962 | Nancy, Elle & Cindy | Teresa & Cindy | Nancy & Cindy | Nancy Marie Coles | Elizabeth Marie Turner
52: Lt. Charles F. Coles and his wife, the former Miss Nancy Lee Browning, recently spent a 19-day leave with his father, Frank E. Coles of Minford. En route from their home at Lake Wales, Fla., they visited friends in Washington, D.C., and spent several days with Mrs. Cole's family in Wheeling. During the visit in Ohio they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Smalley of Greenfield, Mr. and Mrs. George Coles of Portsmouth, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hagen of South Webster, and Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Bennett of Minford. A family dinner in their honor was given at the Frank Coles home during their stay. Lt. Coles, formerly a teacher in the Minford schools, is serving as technical inspector and test pilot at the Avon Park army air field in Florida. | Articles as published in the newspapers and preserved in scrapbooks of Ruth Hagen and Roseanna Bennett, sisters of Lt. Charles F. Coles.
53: IN THE AIR FORCES since he entered service last Ground Hog day, Charles F. Coles, son of Frank Coles of Lucasville rt 4, an aviation cadet at Greenville, Miss., now is looking forward to receiving his wings soon. | A FLYING OFFICER is Lt. Charles F. Coles, 27, son of Frank E. Coles of Lucasville rt 4. He was in a class graduated Nov. 3 at Calumbus air field in Mississippi, where he was presented his silver wings and commission as second lieutenant. He began training Feb. 2, 1943, and attended flying schools at Greenville and Jackson, Miss. Prior to entering service he attended Rio Grande college and Ohio State university. | Lt. Charles F. Coles, son of Frank E. Coles, is spending a leave with his relatives near Minford. This is his first visit home since enlisting as an aviation cadet eight months ago. He received his silver wings and commission as a second lieutenant in the arm air forces at Columbus, Miss., Nov. 3, upon completion of his advanced pilot training at the Columbus army air field. His father and sister, Mrs. George Smalley of Greenfield, attended his graduation and accompanied him home. He will report for further training at a bomber flight school in Florida. | Mr. and Mrs. Joe Zaler of Lucasville entertained with a family dinner honoring their nephew, Lt. Charles Coles, who is home on leave from Columbus, Miss. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zaler and son, Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Zaler and daughter Nancy Ellen, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coles and son, Kenneth. Mr. and Mrs. George Coles and daughter, Marilyn Jane, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Bennett and son, Joe Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hagen and son John Franklin, Mr. and Mrs, George C. Smalley, Robert McFadden, Mrs. Nola Morris and Mr. and Mrs, J. H. Zaler and son, David. | WITH A BOMBER CREW at Avon Park Field, Fla., is Lt. Charles F. Coles, pilot of a B-17 and son of Frank Coles of Lucasville rt 4.
54: Nancy Marie Coles Served in the Air Force from 2000 to 2003. Was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX for basic training. Completed her Tech Training for Surgical Technician at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX. For the last two years of her service, she was stationed at Scott Air Force Base in IL where she worked at the Hospital as a Surgical Technician.
55: Jason Leslie Daniel Served in the Army from August 1988 to August 1991. He was stationed at Fort Bliss, TX for his basic training and advanced individual training in air defense and stinger operation. Fort Stewart Ga. for permanent party. Was then sent to Cairo, Egypt and Amman, Jordan for training. He was also sent to Fort Irwin, CA to train for combat in the sand. From Aug 1990 to March 1991 he was in Desert Shield/Storm. He completed his active duty as a specialist promotable. | Loyalty Duty Respect Selfless-Service Honor Integrity Personal Courage
56: CONTACT INFORMATION | Family of Ruth Hagen: John & Beulah Hagen 508 Jackson Street South Webster, OH 45682 (740) 778-2093 Cale Hagen Kaylee & Micah 524 Jackson Street South Webster, OH 45682 (740) 285-6128 Family of Roseanna Bennett: Arlie & Julie Thompson 480 N. Eureka Avenue Columbus, OH 43204 (614) 824-1087 email@example.com Jodie Brett Carson and Jonah 630 Pine Forest Drive Brandon, FL 33511 (813-760-3589 firstname.lastname@example.org Family of George Coles: Lucille Coles XXXXX Wheelersburg, OH XXX-XXX-XXXX Jim & Marilyn Wilson-Parker 18 Charles Russ Road Oak Hill, OH 45656 (740) 820-3504 email@example.com Rick & Amy Stowell Seth & Grant 3855 Orchard Street Lincoln, NE 68503 (402) 466-6013 e-mail Family of Charles Coles: Rusty & Linda McClanaham 28 Brixton Lane Crossville, TN 38558 (931) 707-0976 e-mail Jeffrey Lee Daniel XXXXX XXXXX, XX XXXXX XXX XXX XXXX e-mail | Jason & Tami Daniel Alex and Joel Daniel 3383 Turtle Shell Drive Dayton, OH 45414 (937) 898-8894 e-mail Greg & Kathy Coles 3889 Cheyenne Trail Jamestown, OH 45335 (937) 416-6286 Greg (937) 344-1000 Kathy e-mail Benjamin & XXXXX Coles Kids names XXXXXX XXXXXXX, XX XXXX XXX XXX XXXX e-mail XXXXX & Kristin XXXXXX Kids names XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX, XX XXXXX XXX XXX XXXX e-mail Joseph & Holly Coles Charles & Claire 103 Redfield Pl Goldsboro, NC 27530 (919) 580-3171 firstname.lastname@example.org John & XXXXX Coles XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXx, OH XXXXX XXX-XXX-XXXX e-mail
57: Family of Mary Katherin Smalley: Mary Katherin Smalley XXXXXXX Jackson, OH XXXXX XXX-XXX-XXXX Tom & Sara Sollars XXXXXX XXXXXXX, MI XXXXX XXX-XXX-XXXX e-mail Tom & XXXXXX McNelly Kids names XXXXXX XXXXXXX, XX XXXXX XXX XXX XXXXX e-mail Shannon XXXXX Kids names XXXXX XXXXX, XX XXXXX XXX-XXX-XXXX e-mail George (Chip) & Cathy Smalley 6551 State Route 776 Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 988-2841 George & Jill Smalley Jenna 103 Clinton Drive Ashland, KY 41101 (606) 393-5250 e-mail Stephen & Heather Smalley Wyatt, Lil one due July, 2011 783 Village Mill Drive Sunbury, OH 43074 (740) 936-5059 e-mail Christopher & Melanie Smalley Brynlee, Lil one due May, 2011 4 Rice Road Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 288-0721 e-mail | Family of Kenneth Coles: Kenneth & Loretta Coles and Teresa Coles 12253 State Route 335 Lucasville, OH 45648 (740) 820-5673 Steve & Vicki Crabtree 504 Eckhart Road Lucasville, OH 45648 (740) 820-8269 e-mail Eric & Lisa Crabtree Ethan & Eli 9367 State Route 139, Unit A Minford, OH 45653 (740) 352-2245 e-mail Richard & Cindy Colley 1140 Graham Lane Lucasville, OH 45648 (740) 820-5673 email@example.com Daryl & Nancy Turner Elizabeth (Elle) Turner 378 Powell Road Mocksville, NC 27028 (336) 409-7193 e-mail