Sylvester Cole Family Collection (Also called the “Cole-Bigler-Prall” Collection)

This record group was handed down through the Cole family. When Sylvester passed away in 1919, the records went to his daughter, Damaris, who donated them to the Society in 1972.

This collection relates primarily to the estate of Elijah E. Hundley. Notably, Folder I consists of correspondence (1877) from Elijah to his son-in-law, Sylvester Cole. The majority of the collection consists of probate, tax and chancery court records relating to the Hundley estate.

BoxFolderDescription
11Correspondence, Hundley Estate, Dec 1860, 1877, Apr 1883, Jul 1900
12Correspondence, Deeds, and Will, Hundley Estate, 1882, 1886, 1892, 1901, 1902
13Circuit Court, Probate Court, and Will, Hundley Estate, n.d. 1879, 1901, 1902
14Correspondence, Hundley Estate, 1874, 1879, 1880, 1883, 1886, 1889, 1899, 1902
15Correspondence and Will, Hundley Estate, Sep 1902
Box FolderDescription
21Correspondence, E.E. Hundley Estate, 1884, 1886-1892, 1894, 1895, 1897
22Correspondence, E.E. Hundley Estate, 1880-1899
23Income Tax Return, Cole - Bigler, 1936-1942
24Income Tax Return, Cole - Bigler, 1943-1947
25Income Tax Return, Cole - Bigler, 1948-1961
26Receipts, Sylvester Cole, 1883-1902, 1928
27Ephemera and Clippings, Bigler, 1893, n.d.