Re: John KIRKLAND, Cooley Cemetery, Mercer County, Ky

From: curt mason <>
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 14:03:21 -0700
On 1/6/2012 12:17 PM, Jane Wisdom wrote:
Curt, what is your connection to Randolph White?  We have a group of people 
working together on this history.  If interested, would you please email me 
at  We really appreciate the information you sent on John 
Kirland.  This may explain where Margaret Kirland was born and how Randolph 
White knew the Kirland family.  Or were they all neighbors of John Cooley, 
Jane Wisdom
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Cooley" <>
To: "John Cooley Mailing List" <>
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2012 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: John KIRKLAND, Cooley Cemetery, Mercer County, Ky


Hi, Jane.  You and I have worked together before; been a long time.  The family connection is my wife:

Marlene Elaine NEWTON Mason (3Apr1948-9Apr2011) (Marland Franklin NEWTON, Jr; Genevieve Irene HATFIELD; Amanda Elizabeth MOSLEY; Frances Kirk COOLEY; Thomas Kirkland White COOLEY; John m. Eliz. WHITE; Joseph m. 2nd Keziah CASEY; John COOLEY...)

This John is supposed to be the fellow you're looking at in Dixville.  We shall see...

I called the Harrodsburg Gen Soc & the lady I talked to says she's passing this to the other shift who are much better at this sort of thing.  I expect this means I won't hear back til next week.

Randolph WHITE's pension app shows that he and John KIRKLAND were both under the command of Gen George Rogers CLARK (one of my relatives!) but were in different regiments, one infantry, the other cavalry -- unlikely they would have met in service.  Even if they did, by the time they applied for pensions Randolph & his family had moved on, mostly to Missouri, gkids born there aft 1810.  You think the post office is slow now?  This would explain why they didn't vouch for each other on their applications.

The fact that John KIRKLAND is listed as buried in the Cooley Cem. is highly suggestive.  I hope I can get a transcription, see if there are KIRK or WHITE folk buried there as well.  I've checked all the graveyard sites I know of & found nothing worth looking at;  ggkids at best, buried in Harrodsburg.  We may have to go on findagrave & beg for a grave search if we can find anyone local who'll do it.

Curt, in Phoenix, Arizona
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