Eliza Coles

#1016, b. 15 Oct 1845
Last Edited:21 Oct 2010
FatherBenjamin Lippincott Coles Sr. b. 29 Aug 1801, d. 25 Feb 1883
MotherElizabeth O. Parker b. 1820, d. about 1850
RelationshipDaughter of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.

Research Notes:

     The Louisiana state death index has a death record for an Eliza Coles who died 7 Aug 1935 in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA at age 89. This information fits pretty close to our Eliza, however we have no additional information on her beyond her birth in Texas. Considering that both the names Eliza/Elizabeth and Cole/Coles are somewhat common, this could be a different person. Additional research needs to be done to link her to this death record, including (a) that she moved to Louisiana at some point, (b) she either didn't marry or kept her birth name after marriage, (c) find an obituary to tie her in, and/or (d) probably the best thing would be to obtain the actual death certificate, which I intend to do sometime in the future but it is not yet planned.
     UPDATE: Found Eliza Coles in 1930 census, age 84 (born about 1846), married to James Coles. This same couple is found in 1900 and 1910, all in the Baton Rouge area. So it looks like the Eliza cited in the above death record was married to a Coles, and probably not the daughter of BLC and Elizabeth Parker.
     Still looking...1

Outline of Life Events:

BirthEliza Coles was born on 15 Oct 1845 at TX.2


  1. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/…
  2. [S1] Holy Bible. Hartford: Silus Andrus and Son, 1853. Benjamin Lippincott Coles Family. Held by Henrietta Stumpf, Arkansas.