Re: DNA for William Matthews Cooley

From: Michael Cooley <>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 10:31:02 -0700

Hi Gloria,

As you know, Jim and I thought that your Elizabeth could have been a
sister of E C Cooley. I'd be interested in his thoughts but it seems to me
that we may have been heading down the wrong road.

There are a number of loose hanging Cooleys in MO. Jim's John is still
one, although DNA appears to be sorting it out. Mathias Cooley (Cornelius,
James, John) is said to have had two or three brothers who, like Mathias,
were adopted out or lived with relatives. They've never been identified.
Isaac N Cooley (James, John) died young. I've only recently learned that
he had children. Two sons are likely ID'd but we don't know about others.
John's son. Perrin, had a large family. We can only guess as to who his
sons were. And a DNA tester who as a Stokes county match to Perrin C
Cooley is hanging out on a limb. We're guessing Perrin C grandfather was
Perrin, but we have no strong evidence.

There's still a lot of work to do.

Gloria, email the list what you know about Elizabeth. Perhaps someone has
some additional thoughts.


> Has anyone made any progress in finding out the parents of Elizabeth
> Cooley of Missouri who married John Calvin Bailey?  
> ________________________________
> From: Michael Cooley <>
> To: John Cooley Mailing List <>
> Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 5:17 PM
> 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:
> If you don't want to be part of these mailings, respond and replace the
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> list!
> 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.
> -Michael
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