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Truman Cole
(July 9, 1836- )

 TRUMAN COLE, of Solsville, Madison county, was born in Fairfield, Herkimer county, N. Y., July 9, 
1836.  He was the fourth son of JERVIS J. COLE.  In 1839, when he was only three years of age, his 
parents moved to Madison county, where they have since resided.  TRUMAN COLE married in 1860, 
Miss MARY CURTIS, who was born in 1838.  The fruits of this marriage were two children:- CLARENCE 
T. COLE, born 1866, and MARY E. COLE, born in 1868. 
 Mr. COLE early gave his attention to farming, and resolved not to spend his life in the mere drudgery of 
farm work, but applied with energy his brains as well as his hands, knowing no other thought than 
success, and success has crowned his efforts.  In 1860 he purchased his present farm; from year to year 
applying himself with true purpose until he has acquired the reputation of being one of the most thorough 
and systematic farmers, not only in this county, but in the State.  To be convinced of this, one has but to 
visit his farm, barns and stables where they will see perfect order and cleanliness. 
 Too much cannot be said concerning his fine blooded stock, their condition, general appearance and 
arrangements for their keeping.  He has given particular attention to the raising of cattle known as 
Holderness, and possesses one of the finest herds of that breed in the country.  At all fairs where they 
have been exhibited they have elicited commending attention.  They are noted especially for their value in 
butter producing qualities, so it is not strange that Mr. COLE can always obtain the highest gilt-edged price 
for his butter.  We would recommend personal inspection on the part of all who feel interested in fine cattle. 
From "History of Chenango and Madison Counties, NY" starting on page 621.
Transcribed by Sandy Goodspeed   

Date: Friday, August 13, 1999 09:42 AM

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