Eleazer Cole served in the Revolutionary War as a Sgt. in Capt. Hayden's Company in Col. Bailey's Regt. His active service began on June 1, 1775, and he spent 8 months on duty in Roxbury before being honorably discharged. Prior to being enlisted, he served several months as a Minuteman according to witness testimony. In his pension file is a letter from the Quartermaster General's Office of the War Dept, dated May 9, 1938. This letter gives details of Eleazer Cole's service.
|Bela Noyes, testimony: "I further testify that the said Eleazer Cole stood as a minuet (sic) man|
two or three months previous to the aforesaid enlistment under Capt. David Parker
|1938 Letter from The Quartermaster General at the War Dept.|
|Lucy's Widow's Claim|
|July 11, 1769. married Eleazer Cole and Lucy Shurtleff - John Porter|
Pastor of 4th Church of Bridgewater [Massachusetts]
|Lucy Cole's Signature - She was 85 when she signed the pension application|
Calvin Cole, Sr.
Calvin Cole, Jr.
Delphina (Cole) Hayes
Eva (Hayes) Yates
Linona Alice Yates - my grandmother