Another name for Raeford was COLE, Raphard.650
Born 1799, died 1862, potter and farmer, from "The Traditional Potters of Seagrove, NC", owned by Terry Lindley, p116.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Census, 23 Aug 1850, Randolph County, North Carolina, United States. 650
2. Story. Raeford Cole's father was Mark Cole. Mark's father was Stephen Cole. Stephen's father was William Cole, b ca 1739 (William was the first Cole to settle in the eastern piedmont region of NC.) (from "The Traditional Potters of Seagrove, NC", p116.)
3. Occupation: Potter.
4. Occupation: Farmer. 650
Raeford married Disa UNKNOWN. (Disa UNKNOWN was born circa 1804 in North Carolina, United States 650.)