Re: Another "English descent" reference

From: Patrick Cooley <>
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2011 13:33:46 -0700 (PDT)

Something close to this has to fit. My grandfather was insistent that his father
Daniel Boon Cooley (great grandson to Edward out of Stokes county) had passed
down to him that our immigrant ancestors to this country were Scots-Irish and
that one of them was a "hunchback" whatever that might mean.

There is a mountain range in Ireland known as the Cooley mountains.


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From: Michael Cooley <>
To: John Cooley Mailing List <>
Sent: Sun, October 2, 2011 3:33:30 PM
Subject: Re: Another "English descent" reference

BTW, brothers Thomas and Edward (Edward, John) went to Appanoose county IA
by c1850, where Millard was born. Their nephew, David--from whom I
descend, showed up there also, moving across the border to Putnam co MO.

These Cooleys are well-documented in census records, etc. Millard's death
certificate is a mess--and it says that his father was born in England,
decidedly not true. But the strong tradition of English descent down the
various lines is very telling and can't be ignored.

A story passed down through a brother of Aaron's (James Armstrong Cooley)
that the Cooleys were Jacobites, fighting for Bonny Prince Charlie,
perhaps at Culloden Moor. The older Cooley brothers were sent to London
and hanged and the younger ones transported to America. Apparently,
Chuck's relatives in MO regularly went to kirkings. A piece of tartan
passed down through the family and was buried with his father. I've
studied Culloden Moor but could find no Cooleys. However, our DNA reveals
a relationship to the Scottish Chieftain Somerled. His descendants, the
McDonalds, were definitely there. The son of one of the McDonald
transportees, John McDonald, served with Richard Goode and John Cooley in
the Virginia Regiment, 1755.

Very interesting story but I can't make it fit!


> Was his father A.W. or S.E.?
> On 10/1/2011 9:35 PM, Michael Cooley wrote:
>> Regarding Millard F Cooley (Aaron, Edward, Edward, John)
>> History of Fremont and Mills County, Iowa
>> Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1901.
>> I've copied it here:
>> --
>> <a href="">distlist 0.9</a>
>> See for list
>> information.

<a href="">distlist 0.9</a>
See for list information.
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