[List] Is William Copley William Cooley?

Sandra Stanton sandystanton at prodigy.net
Thu Dec 14 16:18:10 PST 2006

I can put it on my list to check while in SLC in Feb.
However, there is a note that said the clerk had typed
the deeds. Just a thought, I should check the deed for
the reference made about Copley. Maybe it will read
--- michael at newsummer.com wrote:

> I hope I'm not way off the mark with my interest in
> William Cooley. I'm
> convinced the Washington county KY William and the
> Stewart County TN William M
> Cooley is the same. But is he the Surry county NC
> William Matthews Cooley? (We
> know, BTW, that William's son Richard, was born in
> NC.)
> In any event, judging from the map I sent last
> night, this Joseph Gray (later
> of Stewart county TN and probably in-law of Wm M
> Cooley) may have lived close
> to John and/or Reuben Cooley. Hopefully, the
> descriptions below will help
> better locate him.
> If anyone has access to the film this is transcribed
> from I'd appreciate a
> peak to see if "William Copley" would really read
> "William Cooley".
> -Michael
> Washington County KyArchives Deed.....Lawless, Bird
> - Gray, Joseph April 2, 1804
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> File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
> Patricia O’Connor p-oconnor at att.net   February 3,
> 2006, 11:11 am
> Rolling Fork
> Written: April 2, 1804
> Recorded: October 22, 1804
> Washington Co. KY Deed Bk C, p 95
> Gray; Lawless; Copley; Given
> This Indenture made this 2nd day of April one
> thousand eight hundred 
> and four between Joseph Gray of Washington County
> and State of Kentucky 
> of the one part and Bird Lawless of said County and
> State of the other 
> part.  Witnesseth that the said Joseph Gray for and
> in consideration of 
> the sum of one hundred Dollars to him in hand paid
> the receipt whereof 
> he doth hereby acknowledge have given Granted
> bargained sold allened 
> and Confirmed and by these presents do Give Grant
> bargain sell allen and 
> confirm unto the said Lawless and his heirs forever
> one certain tract 
> or parcel of land containing fifty acres more or
> less situate lying and 
> being in Washington County on the waters of the
> rolling fork and 
> bounded as follows, to wit BEGINNING	 AT A Ash in
> William Copleys line 
> thence 
> N 0o _ 144 poles to a dogwood and sugartree thenceS
> 8o W 58 poles to an 
> hickory, thence S 18o _ 61 poles to a dogwood thence
> S 35 poles to a 
> maple and dogwood thence N 45o E 62 poles to two
> dogwoods thence S 27oE 
> 103 poles to the BEGINNING with its appurtenances To
> have and to hold 
> the said tract or parcel of land with its
> appurtenances to the only 
> proper use and behoof of him the said Lawless and
> his heirs forever and the 
> said Joseph Gray for himself his heirs Exors.
> Adnors. And assigns the 
> said land and premises unto the said Bird Lawless
> and his heirs shall 
> and will forever warrant and defend against the
> claim or claims of all 
> and every other person or persons whatsoever  In
> Witness whereof the said 
> Joseph Gray has hereunto set his hand and affixed
> his seal the day and 
> year above Written.
> Witness						Joseph Gray  [seal]
> Benjn Lawless
> Andrew Given
> Burton Lawless
> Washington County Sct. I. John Reed Clerk of the
> County Court for the 
> County aforesaid do hereby Certify that on the day
> of the date hereof 
> this Indenture was acknowledged before me in my
> office by the within 
> named Joseph Gray to be his act and deed and
> thereupon admitted to Record.  
> In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand
> this 22nd day of 
> October 1804.
> 				John Reed  
> A Copy – Attest:
> 		John M. Smothers, Clerk Washington County Court
> 		By Mae McElroy D. C. 
> Transcribed from a typed copy by
> Patricia O’Connor
> p-oconnor at att.net
> Additional Comments:
> This deed book was transcribed by the county clerk
> so when film is read for 
> Deed Book C it is a typed copy of the original.
> File at:
> This file has been created by a form at
> http://www.genrecords.org/kyfiles/
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