Re: DNA for William Matthews Cooley

From: Mary Lou Cooley <>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 20:21:13 -0700

Fantastic news!!

Sorry I haven't been active for some time...I have been working on my husband's Ralston line which immigrated from Scotland! Now I am helping a James Officer/Evaline Granville Cooley descendant with her Magill line! Sorry that I haven't been help with the Cooley genealogy.

Mary Lou Cooley
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Michael Cooley
  To: John Cooley Mailing List
  Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 14:17
  Subject: DNA for William Matthews Cooley

  I just spent an hour and an half writing an email. Just moments before
  sending it, I caused it to disappear! This one is going to be short and to
  the point!

  Thanks to Jeanette Pollard, Scott Cooley, as descendant of William
  Matthews Cooley, has tested and is a match to the Stokes county Cooleys!
  He matches 37/37 markers with Jim Cooley of Las Vegas. The ramifications
  of the match are fascinating--but not cut and dry. (I talked at length
  about it in my lost email!)

  Here are some links that will bring you up to date:

  The archive for this resurrected John Cooley Mailing List:

  Timeline showing the paper trail of William Cooley from Stokes county NC
  to Steward county TN:

  DNA results:

  Jim Cooley's lineage:

  Since we now know that William was of the clan, I've merged his line with
  John's. However, as good as it appears, we can't yet be certain that he
  was John's son:

  John Cooley page:

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  Let's talk! Do you think William was John's son? Any ideas on Jim's line
  and how he might fit? Any good information about Abraham Cooley of Surry
  co NC? Any new research that the list should be aware of? Just respond to
  this posting or send a new email to . I'll post more
  about this and other subjects over the next couple of days.


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