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    Walter Coles

    Walter Coles

    Male 1790 - 1857  (66 years)

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    • Name Walter Coles 
      Born 8 Dec 1790 
      Gender Male 
      Died Nov 1857 
      • "Coles Hill", Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Person ID I19439  My tree
      Last Modified 28 Jan 2021 

      Father Isaac Coles,   b. 25 Feb 1747, Richmond, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1813  (Age 66 years) 
      Relationship natural 
      Mother Catherine Thompson,   b. 1767, New York City, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1848, Pittsylvania Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
      Relationship natural 
      Married 2 Jan 1790  New York City, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Family ID F5022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Lettice P. Carrington 
      Children 
       1. Walter Coles,   b. 12 Aug 1825,   d. 11 Nov 1914  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
       2. Agnes C. Coles,   d. 31 Jan 1901  [natural]
       3. Helen C. Coles,   d. 1897  [natural]
       4. Isaac Coles,   d. CHILD  [natural]
       5. Isaetta Coles,   d. CHILD  [natural]
       6. Lettice Coles,   bur. Congressional Cem., WA, DC Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
       7. Mildred H. Coles,   d. 1901, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
      Last Modified 28 Jan 2021 
      Family ID F7402  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Notes 
      • DAR # 593761 and # 502396

        Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume V

        Name: Thomas Jordan Coles (cont.)

        Walter Coles, son of Colonel Isaac, Sr. and Catherine (Thompson) Coles, was born in December, 1790, died at Coles Hill, Pittsylvania county, Virginia, in November, 1857. He was first a lieutenant and later a captain in the American army in the war of 1812, and for ten years held a seat in the Virginia legislature, from which body he was sent to Congress, of which he was a member from 1835 to 1845, his father having preceded him to both law making institutions. He was a man of practical wisdom, unblemished honor and patriotism, and successful in all his undertakings. The Democratic party claimed his allegiance throughout his entire career. He married Lettice P., who died in 1875, youngest daughter of Judge Paul Carrington, Sr. Judge Paul Carrington, Sr., was a son of George Carrington, a member of the Virginia house of burgesses. George Carrington, when a youth of nineteen years, assisted Colonel William Byrd in running the boundary line between Virginia and North Carolina, and in his mature years was a personage of influence and power in his colony. Judge Paul Carrington, Sr. was a member of the Virginia house of burgesses from 1765 to 1775, in which latter year it was replaced by the conventions of the people. In 1765 he voted against Patrick Henry's resolutions in regard to the Stamp Act, considering that the colonies had too few munitions of war with which to oppose a mighty kingdom grown old in waging victorious wars on land and sea. In the journals of the house of burgesses Paul Carrington's name is found as a member of every important committee appointed between 1765 and 1775 He was a member of each of the three conventions of 1775 and was appointed one of the eleven members of the celebrated committee of safety, which at that time held the supreme executive power in the colony. He also sat in the famous Virginia convention of 1776, and on the organization of the new government took a seat in the house of delegates, from which he passed to the bench of the general court and thence to the court of appeals. He was a judge of this latter court until 1811, when, in the seventy-ninth year of his age, he resigned, being succeeded by his nephew, Governor William H. Cabell, and died in 1818, aged eighty-five years. Apart from the invaluable service he rendered his state and country he gave three youthful sons to the Colonial army in the war for independence. Walter and Lettice P. (Carrington) Coles were the parents of: Lettice, died aged fourteen years, and is buried in the Congressional Cemetery, Washington; Isaetta, died in childhood, buried at Coles Hill, Pittsylvania county, Virginia; Isaac, died in childhood, buried at Coles Hill, Virginia; Walter, of whom further; Helen C., died at Coles Hill in 1897; Mildred H., married Colonel Stanhope Flournoy, died in Missouri, in 1901; Agnes C., married Dr. J. G. Cabell, of Richmond, and died January 31, 1901.