Re: John Cooley's family

From: Jeanette Pollard <jpollard_at_hughes.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 20:26:47 -0400

It could be as simple as Edward Cooley's initials on a footstone or a
previous stone that was replaced a more formally engraved one at a later
date.
Jeanette Pollard
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Cooley" <michael_at_newsummer.com>
To: "John Cooley Mailing List" <undisclosed.recipients_at_johncooley.net>
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: John Cooley's family


> I'm curious about it too. He already had an Edward, who moved to and died
> in Iowa. It could be a grandchild, I suppose. I'd like to think it was his
> mother but that would take getting a DNA sample from the grave. With no
> name, no sex and no dates it'll be impossible to determine from an
> frecords that might still exist. On the other hand, if it was his mother,
> you'd think there'd more info in the stone. I'm suspecting it's an infant.
>
>> Bingo! I had forgotten that little piece. Many of those people named in
>> the
>> excerpt are all there in the cemetery. There was even a small headstone
>> that was
>> sitting on top of the wall for a Fulmer baby that must have died soon
>> after
>> birth.
>>
>>
>> So, if the headstone for Elizabeth Brewer is Edward's daughter then I
>> have
>> to
>> wonder who the small stone with E.C. on it behind Edward and Martha
>> belongs to.
>> Very curious about this.
>>
>> Patrick
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Michael Cooley <michael_at_newsummer.com>
>> To: John Cooley Mailing List <undisclosed.recipients_at_johncooley.net>
>> Sent: Tue, October 11, 2011 7:01:20 PM
>> Subject: Re: John Cooley's family
>>
>> Thanks, Patrick! Great photos! The wine glass adds a degree of
>> authenticity.:)
>>
>> Yes, Edward's daughter Elizabeth was married to Rev John Brewer. This
>> news
>> article about her was published in 1953:
>>
>> http://ancestraldata.com/ahnentafel/128/Elizabeth.html
>>
>> -Michael
>>
>>
>>
>>> Michael,
>>>
>>> I beat you to it; that's me standing between Edward on the left and
>>> Martha
>>> on
>>> the right. E.C. is at the end of Edward's plot.
>>>
>>> I seem to recall from earlier research some suspicions that the Cooley's
>>> and
>>> Brewer's knew each other well and came from North Carolina around the
>>> same
>>> period. Note some of the inscriptions on the Brewer headstones that I
>>> included.
>>> I am am trying to remember if an Elizabeth Cooley married the Rev. John
>>> Brewer.
>>>
>>>
>>> More clues to follow as always but, could yield meaningful information.
>>>
>>> Patrick
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ________________________________
>>> From: Michael Cooley <michael_at_newsummer.com>
>>> To: John Cooley Mailing List <undisclosed.recipients_at_johncooley.net>
>>> Sent: Tue, October 11, 2011 3:59:35 PM
>>> Subject: Re: John Cooley's family
>>>
>>> I wonder if that's the eighth child. Perhaps its his mother. The 1820
>>> census shows -two- women over 45:
>>>
>>> 1820 Federal Census Washington Co IN
>>> Series: M33 Roll: 14 Page: 324
>>>
>>> Edward Cooley 011101 00102 003
>>>
>>> 1 male 10-16
>>> 1 male 16-18
>>> 1 male 18-26
>>> 1 male 45+
>>> 1 female 16-26
>>> 2 females 45+
>>>
>>> I'd love ta git holda dem bones!
>>>
>>> I hope to see their graves one day. I want a pic of me laying between
>>> them. :)
>>>
>>> -Michael
>>>
>>>> Michael,
>>>>
>>>> My girlfriend and I had an opportunity to venture down to Salem,
>>>> Indiana
>>>> and
>>>> make a trek through the corn to visit the Cooley - Brewer Cemetery. It
>>>> was
>>>> nice
>>>> to see someone is making an effort to keep it maintained and mowed. It
>>>> was
>>>> also
>>>> nice to see Edward and Martha's headstones still standing and
>>>> identifiable. Just
>>>> at the foot of Edward's plot is a very small headstone with just the
>>>> initials
>>>> E.C.
>>>>
>>>> I will send a couple of photos when i get them uploaded.
>>>>
>>>> Patrick Cooley
>>>> Indianapolis
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ________________________________
>>>> From: Michael Cooley <michael_at_newsummer.com>
>>>> To: John Cooley Mailing List <undisclosed.recipients_at_johncooley.net>
>>>> Sent: Sun, October 9, 2011 2:50:56 PM
>>>> Subject: John Cooley's family
>>>>
>>>> If we can firm up the first generations, say to John Cooley's
>>>> grandchildren, we will have entered an era largely awash in records.
>>>> Future researchers should be able to tie to the family with relative
>>>> ease.
>>>> I think it's a doable task, but there are areas in even the second
>>>> generation that are still questionable. Those of you who have followed
>>>> the
>>>> list from the beginning know that recently discovered records and a DNA
>>>> match make it probable that we have identified another of John's sons,
>>>> William Matthews Cooley.
>>>>
>>>> But what about his daughters? I don't think I've had received
>>>> correspondence or seen posts about either Hannah or Elizabeth. This is
>>>> what I have for them on my "FGS" at
>>>> http://ancestraldata.com/ahnentafel/256/ :
>>>>
>>>> --quote--
>>>> Hannah Cooley (1774-) Believed to have been born in Surry County, NC.
>>>> (often cited as Stokes county but that wasn't formed until 1789). There
>>>> is
>>>> a Hannah Cooley listed as witness to a deed along with John and John
>>>> Cooley Jr (Bk E p 229, 11 Aug 1792, Richard Goode to Reuben Sparks).
>>>> Married Luke Barnett/Burnett 23 Dec 1795. It's worth noting that her
>>>> niece, Joanna Cooley (daughter of Edward), was referred to as "Hanah"
>>>> in
>>>> a
>>>> family bible record. In other words, should we be looking for a Joanna
>>>> Cooley Barnett?
>>>>
>>>> Elizabeth Cooley (1783-) Believed to have married William Blackburn 19
>>>> Sep
>>>> 1805 in Stokes County NC. A William Blackburn can be found on the 1810
>>>> census for Casey county, KY (1 male 26-44, 3 females under 10, 1 female
>>>> 26-44). It's not known if he's the same man. He may have been the son
>>>> of
>>>> Newman Blackburn and grandson of Ambrose Blackburn. As I suspect is
>>>> true
>>>> for the Cooleys, the Blackburns came to Town Fork Settlement NC from
>>>> Caroline County VA.
>>>> --endquote--
>>>>
>>>> -Michael
>>>>
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