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  Asylum Township, Bradford County ~ Biographies

Solomon Cole was probably the earliest settler in this part of the township of Asylum, and came thereto first before the battle of Wyoming. His son Samuel was killed in that massacre, and he himself was also present there. Molly Cole's husband was also killed at the same time. Mr. Cole owned at one time all of the land lying in the bend of the river at this point. He went into the Genesee Country and died there. A son, Solomon, succeeded to a part of the tract in or about 1796. Philip Fox, who married a sister of Solomon Cole (the second), was residing in this place when his brother-in-law came. Three brothers of Solomon also came, Elisha, Abishai, and John. Abishai lived on the Kellum place, John lived near Solomon, and Elisha owned the farm where Warford resides. He subsequently removed to Towanda creek, a little below Monroeton, where Salisbury Cole now resides. Abishai and John moved out of the State north and west, and never returned. Solomon died on his farm and was buried in Macedonia. His children were Samuel, Sally, Daniel, Benjamin, Solomon, and John, who grew up to maturity. Samuel died in the town, Sally married a Mr. Richards and lives in Warren, Daniel owned the Bishop farm, Benjamin died in Genesee at his grandfather's. Rev. Elisha Cole, of Towanda Creek, was a son of Samuel Cole. Moses Warford and Benjamin Coolbaugh were among the earliest settlers. The widow of John Cole, a son of Solomon Cole, Sr. (the second), is still living in the county, and has given some of the facts relative to the Cole family.

Molly Cole was once met by an acquaintance, mounted on a horse, who accosted her rather lugubriously, thus:

"Good-morning, Molly! How do your sins appear this morning?" "On horseback, sir!" was the quick, incisive response of the lady. 

Asylum Township

Bradford County Biographies

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