Re: Upcoming presentation

From: Michael Cooley <michael_at_newsummer.com>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 20:58:19 -0700

I think it didn't come through because you sent the message as HTML. The
script I wrote for the list server doesn't parse "multi-part messages"
correctly. If you send the message as plain text, it should work.

-Michael

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> I am going to attempt to send you a scanned photo from Lura Coolley
> Hamil's
> book.
> Mary Cooley
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Cooley
> Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2012 4:58 PM
> To: John Cooley Mailing List
> Subject: Upcoming presentation
>
> I've started working on the Cooley presentation I'll give in DC in two
> months. The CFAA wants me to talk about several lines. It's a perfect
> opportunity to further debunk Hamil's 1932 manuscript.
>
> Attached is an early version of what will be a pivotal slide. It shows a
> small slice of Hamil's "Dutch Cooleys." Descendants of the men in the four
> colored boxes have yDNA-tested. It's no surprise to many of us that their
> DNA doesn't match at all. These four men were not related, not through the
> male line, anyway. It's impossible that they would not have had the same
> patrilineal (Y chromosome) ancestor.
>
> The Joseph Cooley who married "a Casey" is Mary's husband's Joseph Cooley
> and is of the Casey county KY and Stokes county NC clan. To date, eleven
> of us have tested. (A twelfth test is on its way.)
>
> Hamil never directly connected her work to the Stokes county Cooleys. It
> seems that the first one to do that was Dale Walker sometime c1978-80.
> Dennis Young typed up several of his letters for us a few years ago.
> Walker obviously--and properly--recognized Joseph Cooley as ours, but how
> he connected his father, John, to Hamil's Johannes Cool--purportedly born
> in NY and died in MD in 1823--is a mystery. There's nothing in Hamil's
> manuscript to support it and all genealogical evidence refutes it. But
> Walker's family group chart was circulated and eventually went viral. (I
> received a copy from the CFAA in the 90s.)
>
> The presentation will be an opportunity to talk about these four unrelated
> lines. I hope to spend some time on other Cooleys lineages that originated
> in the NC/VA area, only two of which have DNA tested and are not related.
>
> BTW, I will want to include a copy of the Hamil photograph found in the
> published 1955 book. I have only a photocopy. Does anyone have a clean
> scan--or the book from which a good scan can be acquired?
>
> Here's a link to the same slide in case the attachment doesn't work:
> http://ancestraldata.com/slide-10.gif
>
> -Michael
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