RE: An idea

From: Michael Cooley <>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 06:29:52 -0800

Okay. We'll keep it informal for now. Since we do have so many interested,
we'll just concentrate on finding a "donor." Anything that's left over can
go to another tester--or perhaps we can offer a small "reward" to an
Abraham tester.

Thanks, everyone, for such great response. Hopefully, we can get this
mystery solved pretty soon.


> Michael
> I see no reason to set up a bank account. Certainly I trust you to
> collect
> the money and then pay whatever needs to be paid. We can send you a check
> or cash very easy - just let us know. If you collect a little too much
> keep
> it for your own for setting up this list and all the work you do.
> An accounting might be appreciated by some but not necessary as far as I
> am
> concerned.
> Don
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Cooley []
> Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 9:04 PM
> To: John Cooley Mailing List
> Subject: Re: An idea
> Great response, guys! Okay, I'll try to get something set up by next
> weekend--if not through an online service, then just a regular account
> through my bank.
> Keep an eye open for an eligible Abraham descendant. I'll post to genforum
> sometime this week and let the CFAA know what we're doing in case they
> know
> or hear from anyone.
> -Michael
>> I'd be happy to contribute.
>> ________________________________
>> From: Michael Cooley <>
>> To: John Cooley Mailing List <>
>> Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 6:00 PM
>> Subject: An idea
>> I think most of us agree that a yDNA test on a descendant of Abraham
>> Cooley, who also lived in Surry co NC, would be useful. If he's a
>> match to the Stokes county Cooleys our research would pretty much be
> turned on end.
>> (For example, could some of the sons now assigned to John be assigned
>> instead to Abraham? And a match would tell us that Abraham and John
>> were brothers. Abraham's generally-accepted roots in England would be
>> yet another piece of evidence for John's possible English origins.) If
>> there is no match, then we would know, and our collective mind would
>> be settled on the issue.
>> There are about 40 people currently subscribed to the list. If each of
>> us contributed $5 we'd have more than enough to pay for a test. But
>> probably fewer than half that number have posted to the list, and I
>> can't be sure that they are not the only people reading it. But $10
>> from fifteen of us would pretty much get us there. I can probably
>> manage an notice for a "donor" in the next issue of the Cooley
>> Communique and would be happy to post to the Cooley Forum at
>> genforum--and
> stay on top of it.
>> I'd be happy to set up an account for the purpose if enough people
>> think it's a good idea.
>> Let me know.
>> -Michael
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