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"Tribute to Civil War Veterans"

Van Zandt County Genealogical Society

Civil War Veterans Obituaries

We would like to share with researchers our Tribute to Civil War Veterans who lived out their lives in Van Zandt County. Many came here from other states. The following is an obituary found in the collection of old newspapers on microfilm in the Library of Genealogy and Local History, Canton, TX. If you have an obituary of a Civil War Veteran ancestor and would like to share, please contact Sibyl. We would be happy to add your material to this site.


Wills Point Chronicle

January 15, 1914


"Uncle" Nicholas Cole, one among the oldest citizens of this county, has crossed the 'mystic' river. At the home of his son, M. C. Cole, in the Tundra community, 10:30 a. m. Jan. 5, 1914, this old veteran breathed his last on earth. He said that he was ready to go and that all was peace with him. As one falling into a natural slumber, 'Uncle Nick' fell asleep, only to awake on the resurrection morn.

The body was laid to rest in what is known as the Carter cemetery, beside a companion who preceded him to the tomb exactly 22 years to a day. Revs. R. T. Shinn and V. L. Davis performed burial services.

Nicholas Cole was born in South Carolina on Independence day (July 4,) 1827, and was therefore in his 87th year when the final summons called him away.

In early life he moved to Georgia and later to Alabama, and from thence to Van Zandt county in 1869 and to what is now Mount Pisgah community in 1874, where has since been his home.

Deceased was a veteran of the Civil war, a member of the Congregational church and in younger days a first class farmer and useful citizen.

Uncle Nicholas was married twice, his last companion and his three sons surviving. The sons are: M.C. Cole, Tundra; N. D. Cole, Edgewood; and Elbert Cole of Jones county. -- Edgewood Enterprise.

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