Joseph Berot Coles

#1023, b. 24 Oct 1855, d. 5 Nov 1930
Last Edited:21 Sep 2017
FatherBenjamin Lippincott Coles Sr. b. 29 Aug 1801, d. 25 Feb 1883
MotherSophia Gergensen b. 25 Dec 1835, d. 9 Aug 1898
RelationshipSon of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.

Children of Joseph Berot Coles and Ella Pike

Outline of Life Events:

BirthJoseph Berot Coles was born on 24 Oct 1855 at St. Landry Parish, LA.1,2
Census1860, household memberJoseph B. Coles (given age 6) was enumerated in the household of B. L. Coles (given age 59) on the 1860 Census at St. Landry Parish, LA.3
Census1870, household memberJoseph Coles (given age 15) was enumerated on the 1870 census in the household of B. L. Coles (given age 70), living in St. Landry Parish, LA.4
Census1880, sonJoseph Coles (given age 24) was enumerated as a son of Benjamine Coles (given age 79) on the 1880 Census, living in St. Martin Parish, LA. His occupation was Farm Laborer.5
Marriage LicenseJoseph Berot Coles and Ella Pike obtained a marriage license on 12 Feb 1881 at St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, LA.6,7
MarriageJoseph Berot Coles married Ella Pike.2
Census1900Joseph B. Coles (given age 46) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at St. Martin Parish, LA. With him was his wife Ella, son(s) Walter B., Joseph J., James R. and Clifton, daughter(s) Lilla B., Bessie, Mary M., Ella A. and Matty L . His brothers Edmond and Benjamin lived nearby with their families, as well as Husville Begnaud who would soon become his son-in-law. The farm was rented.2
DeathJoseph Berot Coles died at age 75 on 5 Nov 1930 at his daughter Bessie's house, in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA.1,8,9
BurialHe was buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.


  1. [S1] Holy Bible. Hartford: Silus Andrus and Son, 1853. Benjamin Lippincott Coles Family. Held by Henrietta Stumpf, Arkansas.
  2. [S463] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S328] 1860 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S241] 1870 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S249] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S297] St. Martinville Courthouse, St. Martinville, LA, USA. Original marriage license.
  7. [S216] Hunting for Bears. Louisiana Marriages, 1718-1925, by LA Marriages 1718-1925. Online
  8. [S82] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949.
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  10. [S964] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1911. Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Law Books and Publishing Division, 2009.
  11. [S1244] U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Online database.