George W Cole Mentz, Cayuga New York before 1840 whos his Daddy?
George W (not sure if its Washington or William) was born in NY in abt 1812. Looking for his family of origin. I suspect, but cannot prove yet that its a John C Cole. I have looked at all the available records thru Family Search and Ancestry with the same result. He was married probably abt 1830 to E. Ransier born abt 1815. They had Jonathan 1832, Alphonzo 1834 Watson, Frances, Hellen, George H and twins Adelaide and Adeline. Though Adelaide must have died early because census records for her are not showing. GW is in Mentz, Cayuga, New York in 1840 and 50. Probably in 1858 or so, he moves to Branch county Michigan where the family stayed. Watson did not stay in Michigan, He went to Kansas.
I have a photo of George with Jonathan, Watson and George. Alponzo, my ancestor died in 1864 of typhoid. He had one child born 1862. Would love to find my connection to the next generation. John C Cole is in the area, but Cole is a pretty common name.
Eliza has been a hard one too. but, one thing at a time.