Benjamin Cole II, born ca. 1760; working 1787–1798




Warren, Rhode Island


There was a joiner named Benjamin Cole 2nd who was recorded in Warren Deeds in 1787.(1) This individual is likely the person who entered a partnership with Warren cabinetmaker James Halyburton in 1796, a partnership that was dissolved in 1798.(2) He is probably the Benjamin Cole 2nd who married Sarah Luther of Swansea, Massachusetts, in 1784. (3)

Patricia E. Kane

1. Sara Steiner Research Notes, Warren Deeds, Book 3, p. 73, Rhode Island Furniture Archive, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

2. Herald of the United States (December 24, 1796), vol. 5, no. 247, p. 983. The add was repeated in Herald of the United States (January 14, 1797 vol. 5, no. 249, p. 988. The ad for the dissolution of the partnership appeared in Herald of the United States (April 20, 1798): vol. 7, no. 314, p. 1255.

3. Rhode Island Vital Abstracts, vol. 6, p. 16.