Cole, Nathaniel

Cole, Nathaniel a Baptist minister, was born at Swansea, Massachusetts, July 14, 1780. In his youth he removed to Otsego County, N.Y., where he was employed partly as a mechanic, and partly in teaching. In 1806 he settled as a merchant in Southfield, Madison County, where he was also a magistrate, and then county judge. In 1812 he represented the town in the New York Assembly. In 1816 he was baptized by Rev. Nathaniel Moore, and united with the Church in Fenner. With but limited preparation for the Christian ministry, he was ordained April 8, 1818, continued to preach for nine years, and died July 4, 1827. Mr. Cole was a peacemaker, yet firm, bold, decided, quick, ready, and communicative. See Haynes, Bapt. Cyclop. 1:181. (J.C.S.).

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