Re: The William Cooleys

From: Michael Cooley <michael_at_newsummer.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 15:36:12 -0700

Thanks! :)

There's also the William C Cooley who married Elizabeth Fields. Is that C
legit?

-Michael

>
>
> I checked the civil war records for Willim Cooley and he is listed there
> with
> the middle initial of C.  So maybe you should put it back.
>
>  
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Michael Cooley <michael_at_newsummer.com>
> To: John Cooley Mailing List <undisclosed.recipients_at_johncooley.net>
> Sent: Sun, June 24, 2012 2:44:40 PM
> Subject: Re: The William Cooleys
>
> Sandy,
>
> I've just removed the C in my notes. I don't know where I picked it up.
> Middle initials seem to get picked up genealogists like moss on a rock.
> Half the time, I believe, they're entirely bogus and sometimes leads
> researchers down dead ends.
>
> I can't find the Cooley/Ballinger family after the 1850 census. They may
> have gone to "the territories" like so many of the others. Has anyone
> picked up their scent?
>
> -Michael
>
>> Michael,=0AI think you are right on with your thinking.=A0 I have never
>> had=
>>  anything for =0AWilliam son of James, but I agree with you that this
>> has
>> t=
>> o be him. I decided to =0Acheck family trees at Ancestry and this
>> William
>> i=
>> s=A0listed but with no parents =0Agiven.=A0 However, the person has him
>> lis=
>> ted as William C. Cooley and I would like =0Ato see some docments that
>> he
>> h=
>> as signed to see if the middle C is just his
>> mark.=0ASandra=0A=0A=0A-----
>> O=
>> riginal Message ----=0AFrom: Michael Cooley
>> <michael_at_newsummer.com>=0ATo:
>> J=
>> ohn Cooley Mailing List <undisclosed.recipients_at_johncooley.net>=0ASent:
>> Sun=
>> , June 24, 2012 12:00:48 PM=0ASubject: The William Cooleys=0A=0AI'm
>> continu=
>> ing work on the 1840 census transcriptions for Missouri
>> at=0Ahttp://ancestr=
>> aldata.com/ahnentafel/256/1840-MO.html=0A=0ATake a look at this (the
>> name
>> a=
>> re, of course, my guesses). They wre living=0Anext to the
>> Ballingers:=0A=0A=
>> --quote--=0A=0ARandolph County - Series: M704 Roll: 229=0Ap 283 William
>> Coo=
>> ley=0A=A0=A0=A0 210001-00001=0A=A0=A0=A0 2 males 0-4=A0=A0=A0 William
>> Coole=
>> y (c1835-)=0A=A0=A0=A0 1 male 5-9=A0=A0=A0 James Cooley
>> (c1833-)=0A=A0=A0=
>> =A0 1 male 30-39=A0=A0=A0 William Cooley=0A=A0=A0=A0 1 female
>> 20-29=A0=A0=
>> =A0 Sarah J Ballinger (2nd wife)=0A=0A--edquote--=0A=0AAnd compare to
>> this:=
>> =0A=0A--quote--=0A=0A1850 > MISSOURI > MACON > 52-DIST=0ASeries: M432
>> Roll:=
>>  405 Page: 179=0A=0AWilliam Cooley 47 SC=0ASarah J " 33 SC=0AJames " 17
>> MO=
>> =0AWilliam " 15 MO=0AMartha " 8 MO=0AJonathan " 5 MO=0ACasseldana " 3
>> MO=0A=
>> Sarah J " 6/12 MO=0A=0ALiving next door is John Ballenger, 67, born
>> VA.=0A=
>> =0A--endquote--=0A=0AWilliam married Sarah Nallinger 1839, his second
>> wife.=
>> =0A=0AI have this William placed as a son of James, but he is too old to
>> ha=
>> ve=0Abeen James's son. The only other place he fits is as a son of
>> Perrin,=
>> =0Awhich provides a tad more sense to the early census records (1800
>> and=0A=
>> 1810) for him.=0A=0ABut, for Perrin, I have the William born 1819 who
>> marri=
>> ed Andrews. Iyt's=0Amy contention, now, that -he- was James's
>> son.=0A=0AAny=
>>  thoughts?=0A=0A-Michael=0A=0A--=0A<a
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