Hannah Allison1762 - 1843 (81 years)
Name Hannah Allison Born 1762 New River, Wythe Co, Virginia Gender Female Died 1843 Booneville, Cooper Co, Missouri
First white woman settler
of Cooper County
whose unfailing courage
in facing the dangers of
a wilderness and a
cruel Indian war
entitles her to be called
a pioneer mother
of early Missouri Civilization
Pilot Grove Chapter
Hannah Cole Roadside Park
"This is the statue (not attached; see link) erected in honor of pioneer woman Hannah in Boonville, Missouri. She was the first white woman to settle among the Indians of what would become Cooper County, Missouri. Since Hannah lived before photography, I am using this picture of the statue of Hannah which was erected in her honor in Morgan Street Park in Boonville, Missouri. It was created from a combination of the faces of her female descendants being morphed together."
Ancestry tree: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/6486025/person/-1230069543/mediax/1?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7CpgNum
- Honored as the first settler of Boonville Cooper County MO.
The following is hand written:
District of Saint Charles } Henry Hight Judge of probate
Territory of Louisiana } of the district aforesaid
To Hannah Cole relict & widow of William Temple Cole - deceased, James Cole, Holbert Cole, Stephen Cole, Samuel Cole, Jane Cole, Martha Cole, William T Cole, Ann D. Cole, Eleoner Cole and Phebe Cole ---- heirs and representatives of William Temple Cole ---- deceased.
You are hereby Summoned and required to Show cause if any you can why the sale of Lucy & Issac - slaves belonging to the estate of the aforesaid William Temple Cole -should not be directed and the amount of the sale distributed among you according to your respective rights on or before the first day of September next-
Given under my hand with the seal of office annexed the 24th day of July - in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & eleven.
Notes for HANNAH ALLISON:
Hannah Cole, Boonville's first settler, was one of Missouri's first pioneer women. The year was 1810. Hannah Cole and her husband, William Temple Cole, left Kentucky with a group of pioneers to find a better place to raise their nine children. On their journey, William was shot and killed by Indians 100 miles down the Missouri River, near Loutre Island, which is now the area of Hermann, Missouri. Other members of the party tried to talk Hannah into staying there, but she was determined to settle her family elsewhere. She wanted her family to be high above the flooding river that so often washed away everything in its path. In the winter of 1810, Hannah and her family, along with her sister and brother-in-law, crossed the icy Missouri River to the south-side bluffs where they erected the first Boonville building, a fort to protect the family from warring Indians. In 1816, Hannah became the first businesswoman in the state when she obtained a license to operate a ferryboat at the Boonville and Franklin crossing.
October 31, 1932, from the Pilot Grove Record
Grave Formally Marked - Tablet at Hannah Cole Grave is Unveiled
With fitting ceremony, the grave of Hannah Cole, Cooper County's pioneer mother was formally marked last Sunday afternoon, October 30, 1932, but the unveiling of a bronze tablet, set in a large boulder of Missouri granite. This tablet bears the following inscription: "Cooper County's first white woman settler, whose unfailing courage in facing dangers of the wilderness and a cruel Indian War, entitles her to be called a Pioneer Mother of early Missouri Civilization - 1764 - 1843."
The burial place of Hannah Cole and many of her family, the Briscoe Cemetery on Highway #5 had long lain in waste. Revival of interest in local history and the restoration of historic spots in Cooper County has brought this spot to the attention of the public.
The principal speakers of the occasion were the Hon. W. L. Nelson, U. S. Representative, a native Cooper Countian and Col. J. B. Barnes. Other speakers were: Mrs. Robert Bagnell, National Chairman of the Sons and Daughters of the Republic Club, Mrs. Marshall Rust, State Historian of the D. A. R.;
and Mrs. C. A. Stites, Children of the Hannah Cole and Samuel Cole Sons and Daughters of the Republic.
Unveiling of the Boulder and Tablet was by Mrs. Mortimer Bunce of Nevada, Mi., a great-grand-daughter of Hannah Cole and Mrs. Gilla Roe, a grand-daughter. Several generations of the Cole family were represented, among them being a great-great-great-grandson, who represented the Kansas City Star, as reporter for the event. Chapters of the D. A. R. of Pilot Grove, Boonville, Nelson, Sedalia, California, and Columbia were represented in the crowd of three hundred who assembled from widely distant places.
from Cole Assoc website:
The widow Hannah Cole and her nine children settle in Indian territory along with her sister and brother-in-law Phoebe and Stephen Cole and their five children.
12 Apr 2010
Person ID I28776 Roots Last Modified 26 Jun 2014
Father Holbert McClure (Halbert) Allison, b. Abt 1730, Wythe Co, Virginia , d. 14 Sep 1813, Wythe Co, Virginia (Age ~ 83 years) Mother Nancy Agnes (..) Allison, b. 1753, Augusta Co, Virginia , d. 2 Apr 1816, Wythe Co, Virginia (Age 63 years) Married Abt 1768 Family ID F12331 Group Sheet
Family William Temple Cole, Sr., b. 17 Nov 1768, New River, Wythe Co, Virginia , d. 20 Jul 1810, Boonslick, Audrain Co, Missouri (Age 41 years) Married 1789 Wythe Co, Virginia Children 1. Stephen Jefferson Cole, b. 1792, Wayne Co, Kentucky , d. 1822, New Mexico (Age 30 years) 2. Halbert Allison Cole, b. 20 Apr 1794, Wayne Co, Kentucky , d. 24 Nov 1843, Cooper Co, Missouri (Age 49 years) + 3. Samuel Cole, b. 1 Feb 1801, Fleming Co, Kentucky , d. 9 Mar 1886, Cooper Co, Missouri (Age 85 years) 4. Jane Cole, b. 1802, Virginia , d. 1878, Cooper Co, Missouri (Age 76 years) 5. Martha "Mattie" Cole, b. 1804, Kentucky , d. 1840, Cooper Co, Missouri (Age 36 years) 6. William Temple Cole, Jr., b. 1808, of, Cooper Co, Missouri , d. 1853, Morgan Co, Missouri (Age 45 years) + 7. Nancy Ann Dyke Cole, b. 15 Feb 1808, Cooper Co, Missouri , d. Aft 1810, of, Cooper Co, Missouri (Age 2 years) 8. Eleanor Cole, b. 1810, Cooper Co, Missouri , d. Aft 1834, of, Cooper Co, Missouri (Age 25 years) 9. Phebe Cole, b. 1810, Cooper Co, Missouri , d. Aft 1812, of, Cooper Co, Missouri (Age 3 years) Last Modified 11 Nov 2011 Family ID F10050 Group Sheet