- Christening Date
- 8 July 1821
- Death Date
- 19 May 1909
John initially traveled to the Valley in 1850 with his wife, Charlotte, and three children. He is seen on the plains again in 1856 when he assisted in the rescue effort of 1856.
- Age at Departure: 28
- Head of Household
- Age at Departure: 35
- 1900 Utah Census.
- England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
- Gardner Snow record and account book, 1847-1869, Record, 1850.
- Luke W. Gallup reminiscences and diary, 1842 May-1891 March, 122-41.
- Orson F. Whitey, History of Utah: in Four Volumes, Volume 4 (Salt Lake City, Utah: George Q. Cannon & Sons Co., Publishers, 1904), 416.
- "Our Gallery of Pioneers: John Cole," Deseret Evening News, 17 March 1917, 3:10.
- Utah Death Certificates.
- William Snow journal, 1832-1833 and 1850, 3-8.