[List] Stephen L Cooley death certificate...

Sandra Stanton sandystanton at prodigy.net
Tue Jan 9 07:25:38 PST 2007


Great!
I will check the death certificate of sister of
Stephen and see what it says. Apparently she had
several children, but was never married. Her children
had the last name Cooley.
Sandy
--- michael at newsummer.com wrote:

> ....just arrived:
> 
> Stephen L Cooley
> Born 9 Sep 1842 at "Marion"
> Died 7 Jan 1918
> Father Rubin Cooley
> Birthplace England
> Mother Elizabeth Followel
> Birthplace "Marion"
> 
> Well, I have to give up on the idea that Reuben
> (1779-1850+) may have been
> Stephen's grandfather rather than his father. :)
> (Although, it's still
> possible he had a son Reuben, father of Reuben, but
> there seems to be zero
> evidence of it.)
> 
> Reuben's birthplace listed as England brings up
> several questions. First of
> all, if it's true he was born there then it's
> unlikely he was part of John's
> family. But it's possible that the informant, S M
> Cooley (Samuel Merritt
> Cooley) got the traditional descent mixed up with
> his grandfather's birth. If
> the latter is true, then the England hypothesis
> becomes stronger:
> 
> 1. (From my John Cooley article at johncooley.net)
> A 1929 story written about Elizabeth Cooley Brewer,
> a grand-daughter of
> John's, states that "she was the daughter of Edward
> and Martha Raper Cooley
> and was of English descent."
> 
> 2. (Also from my John Cooley article at
> johncooley.net)
> In a note written to my father by his aunt Vernal
> Shelton, she says that "[he]
> came from England in early part of 18 century."
> Unfortunately, she said that
> about John's son Edward, which was decidedly not the
> case.
> 
> 3. This was part of an email sent to me by Don
> Cooley. (I may have included it
> earlier.) It's extracted from letters by his cousin,
> Dale Walker, and refers
> to John Cooley (Joseph, John).
> 
> --quote--
> 
> > > This document has the contents of 4 letters
> > written by Dale Walker of St. Louis Mo. to his
> > second cousin, Irene Gleason.
>                               
> [snip]
>                   
> > > The following was recorded by the family of
> Wilkey
> > Cooley who was the great grandson of John Cooley:
> 
> [snip]
> 
> > > John was a full blooded Englishman and when he
> > first came to this part of the country, he settled
> > near the present site of Kansas City, at Cooley's
> > Lake.  He later moved to Boonville, MO (Old
> > Frankline).  Both died in Randolph Co.   Elizabeth
> > is buried in the Mark Teter graveyard about 5
> miles
> > west of Jacksonville , MO.  John ran the salt
> works
> > at Burton Station in Howard County:  he was
> murdered
> > and is buried in a cemetery in Burton Station.
> 
> --endquote--
> 
> The interesting thing is that no one says the John
> Cooley of Stokes County was
> born in England. But if Reuben of Marion County does
> prove to be John's son
> (or grandson as some claim) then we have at least
> four statements of an
> English descent.
> 
> Perhaps a gathering of land deeds from Stokes Co NC
> and Lincoln, Casey,
> Washington and Marion Counties KY will show proof as
> to whether or not this
> Reuben was the son named in the 1804 deed.
>
(http://www.ancestraldata.com/ahnentafel/256/JohnCooleyDeeds.html#john2reuben)
>  But there is a surefire method to quickly prove or
> disprove that Reuben was
> even of the family: yDNA! I'm presently pursuing a
> lead on a possible
> candidate. Does anyone else have any ideas? The
> three sons we can attribute to
> Reuben are George W Cooley, (1804-1880+), Stephen L
> Cooley (1843-1918) and
> Cornelius  Cooley  (1844-).
> 
> -Michael
> 
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