Re: Did Cornelius Cooley marry Dolly White or.....

From: Michael Cooley <michael_at_newsummer.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:03:19 -0700

There are several letters from him in that collection. Well worth looking at.

> Well, to answer my own question, I guess that I do know, now, who Arthur
> Kiergan was! I didn't realize that his was one of the letters of the
> Mildred Tallant Cooley collection!
>
> Mary Cooley
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mary Lou Cooley
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5:22 PM
> To: John Cooley Mailing List
> Subject: Re: Did Cornelius Cooley marry Dolly White or.....
>
> Sorry, I am not familiar with Arthur Kiergan...but was he a Reverend? I
> saw a family tree where he was listed as Arthur Moore Kiergan. On
> Ancestry
> I found a few newspaper articles about a "Rev. A. M. Kiergan" in the
> "Chilicothe Morning Constitution" of Chilicothe, Missouri. The article is
> dated 03 April 1891 and says:
> "Rev. A. M. Kiergan has moved the office of the Good Way to the Bratton
> building south of the City Hall, and will follow the example of the
> Constitution and put in a water motor. He has lately added new presses to
> his plant." The "Good Way" was a publication. Is this the same Arthur
> Kiergan???
>
> Mary Cooley
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Cooley
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 11:25 AM
> To: John Cooley Mailing List
> Subject: Re: Did Cornelius Cooley marry Dolly White or.....
>
> If you concur, Sandra, then I think we have this one solved. :) Too bad
> Rick isn't around to voice his opinion.
>
> -Michael
>
>> I agree! I came to the same conclusion a few weeks ago and started an
>> email to
>> you with this idea. I then had email problems. Interesting that I
>> started out
>> with the "Dolly is a nickname for Dorothy" as you did.
>> Sandy
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>> From: Michael Cooley <michael_at_newsummer.com>
>> To: John Cooley Mailing List <undisclosed.recipients_at_johncooley.net>
>> Sent: Wed, June 20, 2012 1:49:53 AM
>> Subject: Did Cornelius Cooley marry Dolly White or.....
>>
>> I have a theory. :)
>>
>> Consider the following:
>>
>> Dolly is a nickname for Dorothy.
>>
>> Arthur Kiergan wrote that his mother, Dorothy Cooley, had first married
>> the brother of Tink and Benjamin Cooley. He stated that his mother had
>> three sons from this first marriage. Here's the 1840 census for
>> Cornelius:
>>
>> Ray County
>> p 332 Cornelius Cooley, Fishing River Township
>>
>> 21001-00001
>> 2 males 0-4
>> 1 male 5-9
>> 1 male 20-29
>> 1 female 20-29
>>
>> The bio for Mathias Cooley, son of Cornelius and "Dolly," says that he
>> had
>> three brothers.
>>
>> 1830s - three sons born to Cornelius
>> 1840+ - possibly another son born
>> 1843 - Cornelius died
>> 1848 - Arthur born
>>
>> Ray county, where Cornelius lived, is next door to Carroll County where
>> Arthur was born. The whole family should be there in 1850 but I'm not
>> finding them.
>>
>> Arthur said his older half brothers were:
>>
>> Joseph died in CW in 1863
>> Michael murdered by Mormons in "Eutah"
>> John William accidentally killed at age 12
>>
>> But why would Mathias not be known by Arthur? And why did Cornelius
>> request Mathias be adopted by the Wilsons, especially if he had three
>> more
>> sons? He was off to Oregon in 1845, three years before Arthur was born.
>> Arthur might not have known anything about him, particularly if some
>> kind
>> of family secret was involved. Perhaps this might explain why Don Cooley
>> and Rick Ernst couldn't find an autosomol match.
>>
>> The 1840 census for Cornelius gives two sons 0-4. One would have been
>> Mathias. If there was a fourth son, he could have been born c1840-43.
>>
>> That Dorothy Cooley (died 1851) could have been remembered as Dolly
>> White
>> is not surprising, especially since her mother was Elizabeth White.
>>
>> Am I way out there or does it make sense? I can't find these families in
>> 1850, Carroll county where Arthur was born. They were either not
>> enumerated or were missed in the indexing. I'll later go through every
>> page.
>>
>> -Michael
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