Cole, Isaac

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Isaac Cole, who may have been a fugitive slave, lived in Pennsylvania and served in the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. While records are unclear, Cole was likely born in Harford County, Maryland in 1824. Whether he was enslaved or free is unknown, but at some point he moved to Berks County, Pennsylvania and worked at Hopewell furnace. Cole later enlisted in the 32nd USCT Regiment in February 1864 and served until his unit was mustered out in August 1865. Cole died in 1889 and was buried at the Mt. Frisby African Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery. His wife, Annie, died twenty years later on December 25, 1909. (By Don Sailer)

Life span
01/02/1824—01/01/1889