Re: Dickson Co. census - COOLEY - BAILEY

From: Michael Cooley <>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 22:18:36 -0700

Hi Jane,

Derrin Cooley is Perrin Cooley Sr. Although he had a large family, none of
his children have been proved.

Personally, I've all but given up on figuring out which Cooleys belong to
which of the Missouri Cooley families by their proximity to one another.
The families of Joseph, Perrin and James appear to have largely
intermixed, location-wise. There may be some sense to it, but I haven't
found it yet. :)

Given that, I think that William and James were sons of Perrin. Because of
that, I had once thought that this John was another of Perrin's sons but
I've never been able to square it with subsequent census years. (I think
the John Cooley on the 1860 in Macon county was Perrin's.)

Nancy Cooley was probably the widow of Isaac, James's son.

These are the readings I have for these Cooleys. Note that Perrin Cooley
had a young male living with him. James Cooley had no children in either
the 1830 or 1840. That's why I think the kids living with him (if it is
the same James) in 1850 TN are not his and that he may have been acting as
a guardian. Nancy's two sons are probably William Washington Cooley and
another John (m Sarah Ann Treadwell).

Series: M704 Roll: 229

Page: 283
Perrin Cooley Sr 001000001 000000001
John Cooley 210001 01100101
William Cooley 210001 00001
James Cooley 0000001 000001

Page: 273
Perrin Cooley Jr 00002 00001

Page: ?
Nancy Cooley 11 00101

Series: M704 Roll: 224 Page: 8

John Cooley 1121201 1212001

(I have Cooleys flying our of my ears!)


> Are you looking at page 33 of the 1840 Randolph County, Mo. census for
> this
> John Cooley? Would it help any to identify the other Cooley's on the same
> page? There is Darrin Cooley, William Cooley, James Cooley and John
> Cooley. On the next
> page there is Nancy Cooley. Also, Randolph White, son of Randolph White
> is
> on the same page as Nancy. His sister would be married to John Cooley,
> son
> of Joseph.
> On the page previous is Bartholomew Heifner, another of my grandfathers.
> HIs daughter in law was Sarah Cooley, daughter of William Cooley, son of
> John (Joseph)
> It may be possible the John Cooley on that page is the son of Joseph that
> married Elizabeth White.
> There are several members of my ancestors on these three pages. Jeremiah
> Summers is another.
> I don't think I know who Darrin Cooley is and doubt the William Cooley
> could
> be the son of John since he was just married in 1840. And I don't know
> who
> the Nancy Cooley is or the James Cooley. However, the Randolph White
> would be a brother in law to John Cooley, son of Joseph. And the
> Bartholomew Heifner on the next page would be the father in law to Sarah
> Cooley,, granddaughter of John Cooley(Joseph)., but not until 1868.
> I'll go over my list of children and ages for my John Cooley in the
> morning
> and compare. May want to make certain which John Cooley this is. Are you
> looking at the John Cooley on page 33, 1840 Randolph County census?
> Jane Wisdom
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Cooley" <>
> To: "John Cooley Mailing List" <>
> Sent: Monday, October 10, 2011 9:01 PM
> Subject: Re: Dickson Co. census - COOLEY - BAILEY
>> Yes, we believe that Elizabeth Cooley was the daughter of John Cooley
>> Bearden, but Elizabeth and EC were born before the marriage. Therefore,
>> we
>> think John could have been the John who married Eliza Locke.
>> The 1840 census for John Cooley in Randolph MO county appears to be John
>> and Martha:
>> 2 males under 5 (Milo and Willow? - same person?)
>> 1 male 5-9 (EC)
>> 1 male 30-39 (John)
>> 1 female 5-9 (Elizabeth m Bailey)
>> 1 female 15-19 (Julia Ann?)
>> 1 female 30-39 (Martha)
>> 1 female 50-59 ( !!!! )
>> I think Milo and Willow are the same person. The third male child could
>> have been the man who married Nancy. But EC's first wife was Nancy Ann
>> Nippen. Can't find her on the 1870 census--nor Mary Ann Storey.
>> I have notes for John in two places:
>> Notes for James are here:
>> Some of that is old and some of it we now discount.
>> -Michael
>>> On 10/10/2011 5:07 PM, Michael Cooley wrote:
>>>> Yes, this is the James Cooley we're wondering about. Had John Cooley
>>>> died
>>>> and then did Martha marry James? We know from census records that the
>>>> father of Milo, EC and Elizabeth was born in MO.
>>>> I think this James belonged to Perrin, but he also fits as Joseph's
>>>> James--except that some of us think that's the James who died c1829,
>>>> Jane
>>>> White's husband.
>>>> According to the 1880 census, Elizabeth Cooley Bailey's mother was
>>>> born
>>>> in
>>>> TN. That wouldn't fit with what we've seen for Martha. Does anyone
>>>> know
>>>> where the mother of Joseph Cooley's (John, Joseph, John) wife,
>>>> Elizabeth
>>>> Locke, was born? It would be interesting to see mtDNA that has passed
>>>> down
>>>> her matrilineage. In other words, if Eliza and Elizabeth Locke were
>>>> sisters, they could have matching mtDNA floating around to this day.
>>>> I think Jim Cooley may be right when he suggested that the Nancy
>>>> Cooley
>>>> below was EC's first wife--but she had a nine year-old child.
>>>> -Michael
>>> EC
>>> +Nancy
>>> +Mary
>>> doesn't look promising. In 1860 Nancy has a 2 year old and an infant.
>>> At the same time EC is with Mary and a 1 year old. The timeline
>>> stinks.
>>> If I had access to the 1860 images I'd double check those ages for a
>>> start. Do you have the pre-1850 census' for these people? Martha
>>> might
>>> have had another son b. 1830ish d. abt 1859 who married the widow,
>>> Nancy.
>>> This COOLEY stuff was supposed to be in the msg about the John Calvin
>>> BAILEY/Elizabeth F. COOLEY family. The 2 families lived close
>>> together; The BAILEYs were all b. VA, including James C., EF b. MO,
>>> newlywed! (17, no kids) James & Martha came from MO > TN 1840-1848;
>>> Nancy's 9 year old from a previous marriage?? The gap is suggestive.
>>> So, 1847-48, Martha's kids were getting married in TN (spouses all b.
>>> TN), & they all seem to have left Dickson Co. aft1860. John &
>>> Elizabeth
>>> living with the CANNON family (Kin?) in 1870 Tipton Co., TN & returned
>>> to Dickson Co. bef 1880. I didn't try to track Martha's other kids off
>>> into the wilderness as I know you guys been working on that for some
>>> time.
>>> Why did Elizabeth F. go to TN to get married? Mommy & Daddy took her
>>> with them when they went. Is she Martha's dau? I couldn't find any
>>> records except the cemetery & that's circumstantial. No birth,
>>> marriage
>>> or death records that I could find. How about someone steal a time
>>> machine, go back & ask?
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