[List] Fw: Re: Thomas Kirkland White Cooley

Michael Cooley michael at newsummer.com
Mon May 7 01:37:50 PDT 2007


It's odd. I have certainly been known to make weird typos along these
lines--having a word echoing in my head only to have it show up in print
when it was at all intended.

Thanks for checking, Sandy!

-Michael

On Mon, 7 May 2007, Sandra Stanton wrote:

> Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 08:54:34 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Sandra Stanton <sandystanton at prodigy.net>
> To: michael at newsummer.com, Mary Cooley <mlcooley at charter.net>
> Cc: list at johncooley.net
> Subject: Re: [List] Fw: Re: Thomas Kirkland White Cooley
> 
> I just sent an email to someone in Randolph county, Mo
> who will do look-ups in the microfilm newspapers of
> Randolph county. I am hoping that it is indexed as I
> don't have when this article was published. If anyone
> has a date when this appeared in the Moberly
> Monitor-Index please let me know.
> 
> Do you think that someone changed the full-blooded
> Englishman to Dutchman, so he would fit in with the
> Dutch Cools of New York?
> 
> Sandy
> --- michael at newsummer.com wrote:
> 
> > Hi Mary,
> > 
> > You may know that Don Cooley and Sandra Stanton are
> > first (I think) cousins of
> > Dale's. (It's my understanding that Dale died some
> > years ago.) It could very
> > well be that they have a copy of this but I'm
> > forwarding it on.
> > 
> > Well, looking at some of the stuff that Don and
> > Sandy have sent to me I see
> > this paragraph:
> > 
> > "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. John COOLEY and Elizabeth WHITE were
> > married on 2 Jun 1816 in ,
> > Howard, Missouri, USA."
> > 
> > You have esserntially the same paragraph below but
> > it says he was full-blooded
> > Dutchman. Do you know which version is correct?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Michael
> > 
> > On Sun, 6 May 2007 17:02:48 -0700, Mary Cooley wrote
> > > I found it in Bernita Jones Sharp's papers, which
> > I have on loan 
> > > from her nephew's widow.  I thought that I had
> > sent this to the 
> > > Cooley list - I guess not.  Bernita had
> > typewritten on top of the 
> > > page:  "This article sent to me by Dale "Pat"
> > Walker of St. Louis 
> > > (1982).  Pat is a descendant of both the Cooley
> > and White families.  
> > > Hi is property manager for the Missouri-Pacific
> > Railroad.  We met he 
> > > and his mother Maureen Cooley Walker in 1979 when
> > we were in St. Louis."
> > > 
> > > This is the story as typed by myself:
> > > 
> > > "Joseph Cooley - His Story 
> > > By himself
> > > As appeared in the Moberly Monitor-Index
> > > 
> > > (Editor's Note:  Archie Cooley, 716 No. Morley, is
> > the great grand 
> > > nephew of Joseph COOLEY, who was a prisoner of war
> > during the Civil 
> > > War.  COOLEY said that when he was a child he
> > visited Joseph COOLEY, 
> > > who lived at Excello then.  The Moberlyan has
> > provided the Monitor-
> > > Index with the following story, prepared by the
> > late Joseph COOLEY,
> > >  about his life and the times of the 1800s.)
> > > 
> > > 'I was born in Randolph County, Mo., about halfway
> > between 
> > > Huntsville and the early settlement known as
> > Darksville.  My father 
> > > was William COOLEY.
> > > 
> > > My Mother was Elizabeth FIELDS, a native of
> > Kentucky, but I do not remember
> > > the County from which she came, nor can I remember
> > hearing her 
> > > mention any town that might indicate the part of
> > Kentucky in which 
> > > the family had lived. She was an orphan and was
> > brought to Missouri 
> > > when she was two years old.
> > > 
> > > William Cooley, my father was born August 19,
> > 1818, in the town of 
> > > Old Franklin.  He was the son of John COOLEY, and
> > his wife Elizabeth 
> > > WHITE.  My grandmother, Elizabeth WHITE COOLEY,
> > was a sister to Tom 
> > > WHITE and she had another brother (and as I
> > remember his name, it 
> > > was Tant or Rant WHITE.)
> > > 
> > > Sheriff James W. WHITE of Macon County was a
> > cousin to my father, William
> > > COOLEY.  My grandmother, Elizabeth WHITE COOLEY,
> > is buried in the 
> > > Mark TETER graveyard about 5 miles west of
> > Jacksonville, Missouri.
> > > 
> > > My grandfather John COOLEY ran the salt works at
> > Burton Station in Howard
> > > County; he died there and is buried there in a
> > near-by cemetery.
> > > 
> > > Capt. CRAWLEY, who was a lawyer at Keytesville,
> > told me that my
> > > great-grandfather COOLEY was named Joseph COOLEY,
> > but if he told me 
> > > the name of my great grandmother, I cannot
> > remember it.
> > > 
> > > My grandfather COOLEY was a full-blooded Dutchman
> > and when he first 
> > > came to this part of the country, he settled near
> > the present site 
> > > of Kansas City, at COOLEY's Lake and from there he
> > moved back to old 
> > > Franklin.  I do not know exactly when my
> > grandfather COOLEY moved to 
> > > Old Franklin, but he was living there in 1818,
> > when my father, 
> > > William COOLEY, was born Aug. 19, 1818.
> > > 
> > > I was born Aug. 4, 1843 in Randolph Co., MO.  Of
> > course, I remember
> > > incidents prior to the time that I was six years
> > of age, but 
> > > beginning at the time I was six years old, in the
> > year of 1848, I 
> > > have a very vivid recollection of things that
> > happened.  In the year 
> > > of 1848 my father and mother moved to Adair Co.,
> > MO and lived about 
> > > six miles south of where Kirksville now stands. 
> > It was here that I 
> > > went to my first school; my teacher was a Miss
> > BAITY or BEATTY.  I 
> > > do not remember who owned the land on which we
> > lived at that time, 
> > > but know it did not belong to my father.
> > > 
> > > In the spring of 1849, we moved to Milan, Mo.  My
> > Mother's brother, Uncle
> > > Samuel FIELDS, lived there.  I think my Mother
> > also had a cousin 
> > > that may have lived near there.  It was the year
> > of the gold fever 
> > > in California and my uncle wanted to go.  He had
> > my father move over 
> > > there and help him wind up his business and run
> > the mill and the 
> > > post office.
> > > 
> > > He had been running the post office there in
> > Milan.  Father ran the post
> > > office in the house in which he lived.  I can well
> > remember the 
> > > seals on the letters.  That was the day before the
> > postage stamp was 
> > > introduced.  Stamps looked very strange to us when
> > the first ones 
> > > came into use and it was quite a while before
> > folks became 
> > > reconciled to the innovation.  In those days all
> > the letters were 
> > > sealed with wax; in fact they had no envelopes as
> > they do now.
> > > 
> > > We lived at Milan one year and moved back to
> > Kirksville in 1850, and 
> > > lived there until Nov. 1853.  We lived on the farm
> > of Dr. GOOD, a 
> > > quarter of a mile North of where the resent
> > courthouse stands.  It 
> > > was while we lived there that I earned the first
> > money of my life.
> > > 
> > > I worked in the field all day dropping corn by
> > hand for a man, while 
> > > he covered with a hoe.  When night came he gave me
> > a dime.  I was 
> > > very much elated over the possession of so much
> > money and as soon as 
> > > I could get away that evening I went down to the
> > store, which was 
> > > only a quarter mile away, to spend my earnings of
> > the day.  Of 
> > > course, the store kept open in the evenings while
> > the neighbors came 
> > > in to learn the news, buy their few necessities
> > and smoke and 
> > > exchange yarns.  After much deliberation I spent
> > my earnings of that 
> > > day, the first money I had ever earned, for a
> > Jew's Harp.
> > > 
> > > The first plowing that I ever did in my life was
> > in a field between 
> > > where we lived and the present site of the
> > courthouse in Kirkville.  
> > > In the fall of 1853 the surveyors made their first
> > survey for the 
> > > line of the North Missouri Railroad.  They came
> > right through our 
> > > corn field, running from South to North.  My
> > father thought we would 
> > > stop the survey through our field but he soon
> > learned it was no use. 
> > >  The surveyors cut several rows of corn right
> > through our field and 
> > > threw it to the side.
> > > 
> > > When we first moved to that place there was no
> > courthouse in Adair County.
> > > I can well remember seeing the first one built, it
> > was in 1853 and 
> > > as I was a boy I was around there a great deal
> > when they were 
> > > working on it; it was a large frame building.  I
> > think this 
> > > courthouse burned during the Civil War.
> > > 
> > > We lived in a small house on Dr. GOOD's place, and
> > I can well 
> > > remember a few of the folks who lived near.  They
> > were Dr. GOOD, Ben 
> > > HORTON, Mrs. JAMES and her children and Whitley
> > FOSTER.
> > > 
> > > One thing that I remember that now seems strange
> > to me was that as a 
> > > boy I frequently went fishing on Foster's Prairie
> > there were holes 
> > > of water over this prairie and we caught a good
> > many fish, of course 
> > > they were small.  It puzzles me now to think how
> > the fish got in 
> > > those water holds on the prairie, however, I can
> > remember how many 
> > > of them got out.
> > > 
> > > My Uncle, Tom COOLEY, married Ben HORTON's sister.
> >  He hauled goods from
> > > Edina to Kirksville when he was not fishing and my
> > father often 
> > > helped him. I do know my father helped haul from
> > there to Kirksville.
> > > 
> > > In November 1853, my father moved his family from
> > Kirksville to 
> > > Dalton, MO. We lived on the Bowling Green Prairie.
> >  In the fall of 
> > > 1853 my father bought land, paying $4.50 an acre
> > for it-the price 
> > > that all land around there was selling.  There
> > were one hundred 
> > > acres of prairie and thirty-six acres of timber in
> > the place.
> > > 
> > > At the time that we moved from Kirksville to
> > Bowling Green Prairie in
> > > Chariton County the trip was made in three days. 
> > The first day the 
> > > fire was on the prairie and in the field.  We
> > fought fire nearly all 
> > > day, that night we stayed North of Bloomington. 
> > The second night we 
> > > stayed at my grandmother COOLEY's, a mile east of
> > the Chrisman 
> > > school house.  She was very ill at the time and
> > died within a few 
> > > days.  That is my only recollection of her, the
> > only time that I can 
> > > remember seeing her.  The third day we reached our
> > destination in 
> > > Chariton County and moved in with Uncle Joe
> > COOLEY.
> > > 
> > > Joseph COOLEY had a large two-room log house with
> > a hall between the 
> > > rooms, commonly called a double log house.  We had
> > plenty of room as 
> > > he had only six in his family and father had nine,
> > we lived with 
> > > Uncle Joe until the next spring.  Uncle Joe moved
> > to his farm and 
> > > Uncle Tom COOLEY moved in with us.  My father went
> > to making rails 
> > > and we boys gathered the corn and stripped
> > tobacco.  Then my father 
> > > built a house on the land he bought.  We moved in,
> > broke the sod and 
> > > cut and made cottonwood rails to fence our 100
> > acre farm.
> > > 
> > > We raised corn and tobacco, put out about 8 acres
> > of tobacco every 
> > > year we lived there.  We would get about $8.00 a
> > hundred for the 
> > > tobacco, and the corn brought from 10 cents to 25
> > cents per bushel.  
> > > The ground was especially adapted to raising
> > potatoes.  One time we 
> > > raised about 400 bushel, but we had no market for
> > them, sold some at 
> > > 10 cents a bushel and fed many to hogs, and just
> > threw the potatoes 
> > > over the fence to the hogs.
> > > 
> > > We went to school at the Bluff School which was 2
> > miles across the prairie
> > > from our home.  We did not get to go very regular
> > as we had to strip 
> > > tobacco and gather corn.  We had good teachers,
> > Alfred MANN and M. 
> > > J. BEBEE.
> > > 
> > > We kept this up until 1860 when George JAMES and
> > myself got a job cutting
> > > cord wood and making rails.  We started Jan. 1,
> > 1860 and worked 30 
> > > days and made $60 apiece and it certainly made me
> > feel big.  That 
> > > fall I joined the Baptist Church at Bluff Point. 
> > Our pastor was 
> > > Rev. Thomas ALLEN; I was baptized by him in the
> > Missouri River 2 
> > > miles south of Keytesville Landing. I think all
> > the others who were 
> > > baptized at that time are all dead.
> > > 
> > > General Sterling PRICE was a close neighbor of
> > ours.  In the year of 
> > > 1861 my brother, John Samuel COOLEY, went into the
> > Southern Army 
> > > under Gen. PRICE. In 1863 I was drafted in the
> > Brunswick Militia 
> > > under Col. Wm. MOBERLY.  I stayed in it 6 months;
> > my pay was $25 per 
> > > month.  I was sent to Mexico, Missouri under Capt.
> > John.  I stayed 
> > > there two weeks and came home.
> > > 
> > > My Father had paid me out and I was free again. 
> > In the year of 1863 
> > > I raised 2 acres of tobacco and got it out in
> > time, for on Aug. 16,
> > >  1863 there came a killing frost.  In 1864 we
> > prized that tobacco 
> > > very much and sent it to E. M. SAMUEL of St.
> > Louis; we got $9.00 per 
> > > hundred for the lugs and $27.00 per hundred for
> > the good tobacco.  
> > > The event cost me $4.00 - I had 14 acres of corn
> > and was offered 
> > > $500 in greenbacks for it, but the militia got it
> > all and I got nothing.
> > > 
> > > The first of September, 1863, we got into a
> > skirmish just below 
> > > Brunswick, near the Warden School house.  There
> > was a steamboat, the 
> > > Federals and only six of us, but did not known it.
> >  We were talking 
> > > with Mr. PENNINGTON, he was in a two horse wagon
> > when our men got to 
> > > shooting and his team ran off. The Federals went
> > into Brunswick 
> > > where they took the boat down the River and got to
> > Glasgow where 
> > > they were captured the next day by PRICE.
> > > 
> > > Several companies crossed the Missouri River in a
> > boat pulled by two 
> > > horses. They aimed to get with PRICE that night
> > but it took us most 
> > > all day.  He was fighting at Independence, we did
> > not get into the 
> > > fight until the next day then we got the worst of
> > it, but we did not 
> > > know it.  Several men were killed.
> > > 
> > > We marched South by the way of Carthage, Missouri,
> > then went 8 miles 
> > > East of Fort Scott, Kansas, and got into another
> > fight.  We were 
> > > fairly successful in that fight but lost a few
> > men.  Our commander 
> > > was Gen. John B. CLARK of Fayette, Missouri.  We
> > marched in peace to 
> > > Newtona but there the Federals came up again but
> > Joe SHELBY got his 
> > > "dander up" and made them take back track.
> > > 
> > > We went to Cane Hill and crossed the Arkansas
> > River at Bogies 
> > > between Fort Smith and Fort Gibson.  It took the
> > army an entire day 
> > > to cross the river, the Federals intended to get
> > us while we were 
> > > crossing the Arkansas, but PRICE made a forced
> > march of over 60 
> > > miles in one day so beat them to it.
> > > 
> > > We only had beef left for rations, no salt or
> > bread.  We kept this 
> > > up for 3 days, got a little beef and started out
> > to hunt something 
> > > more to eat, there were 9 of us.  My Father led
> > the crowd.  We swam 
> > > the Arkansas and got upon the ridge, and went into
> > camp.
> > > 
> > > We got up the next morning wondering where to go;
> > we saw a spy and started
> > > towards him and the Federals came over the hill. 
> > We only had two pistols
> > > for we were so weak that we could not carry our
> > guns.  They sent us 
> > > to Fort Smith.  We were sure weak and we had not
> > had anything to eat 
> > > for 3 days and nights but one hickory nut and one
> > bunch of grapes.
> > > 
> > > We got to Fort Smith, Ark. the 13th day of
> > November, 1864.  We never 
> > > saw a railroad or crossed a bridge.  We crossed
> > the Arkansas in a 
> > > flat boat and when we landed in Fort Smith we
> > found 132 other 
> > > prisoners there.  They had several quarters of
> > beef in the boat and 
> > > I ate all the tallow off one hind quarter, my
> > father tried to get me 
> > > to quit eating it.  He said it would kill me.
> > > 
> > > All of our men got sick but we had been there only
> > two days when the
> > > Federals hitched 40 of us to a government wagon
> > and sent us to the hills
> > > after a load of wood.  We cut and loaded a cord
> > and pulled it back 
> > > to our camp.  We could buy a quarter of beef for
> > 60 cents, but bread 
> > > and coffee were short.
> > > 
> > > We paid $50.00 in greenbacks for a sack of flour
> > and paid $1.50 for 
> > > a pound of coffee and boiled the coffee grounds
> > twice.  My father 
> > > got sick.
> > > 
> > > In a few days we got orders to march.  The
> > Arkansas River was low 
> > > and we crossed it in a ferry boat, it struck a
> > sand bar and we had 
> > > to wade out.
> > > 
> > > I carried my father on my back to the bank, I led
> > him 3 or 4 miles,
> > >  we went into camp.  The next day father could
> > walk without anyone 
> > > leading him.  We got within 6 miles of Fort Gibson
> > and met a 
> > > commissary wagon train from Fort Leavenworth with
> > 1000 guards, 
> > > nearly all Indians.  We got out about 6 miles and
> > found a cabin, 
> > > went into camp there, that night there was a 9
> > inch snow.
> > > 
> > > The next morning, Uncle Tom COOLEY broke out with
> > the smallpox.  
> > > They gave us a government wagon and 5 yoke of
> > cattle to pull it.  We 
> > > started for Ft. Leavenworth.  We had to stay a
> > quarter of a mile 
> > > behind the regiment. Myself and Andy PERKINS drove
> > the team, father 
> > > waited on Uncle Tom COOLEY for father had had the
> > smallpox in light 
> > > form, commonly called variloids.
> > > 
> > > In a day or so Uncle William FIELDS took the
> > smallpox.  They were 
> > > all put n our wagon.  Wm WELCH was the next to
> > take sick and then 
> > > Uncle John BANTA and Ely SARTON.
> > > 
> > > We got to Horse River and Uncle Tom COOLEY died,
> > we dug a hole and 
> > > put him in it, placed some large rocks on the
> > grave.  We went on and 
> > > it rained and sleeted all day, we had to haul two
> > big logs under a 
> > > wagon and make a fire. In a few days Uncle Wm.
> > FIELDS died, after he 
> > > died we had to haul him all day and got within 15
> > miles of Ft. 
> > > Scott.  We dug a hole and roped him up in some
> > blankets, and threw 
> > > some dirt on him.
> > > 
> > > We went on to Fort Scott and stayed all night. 
> > The next morning 
> > > they kept my father and the sick there.  I went on
> > to Fort 
> > > Leavenworth.  Jesse GRAN was the only one that got
> > sick.  He died in 
> > > Ft. Leavenworth.  We got there Christmas Eve,
> > 1864.
> > > 
> > > At Fort Leavenworth they kept us in one room,
> > about 135 of us, only 
> > > part of us could lie down at a time.  On Jan. 1,
> > 1865 we crossed the 
> > > Missouri River and got in a passenger car to St.
> > Joseph, Missouri, 
> > > then they loaded us into a hog car to Macon,
> > Missouri.  We stayed 
> > > there all night and the next morning we got in a
> > passenger car for 
> > > the Gratoit Prison in St. Louis.
> > > 
> > > Two weeks later my father, Ely SARTON, Uncle John
> > BANTA and myself 
> > > went to trimming lamps and lanterns.  I got fat. 
> > My Mother sent me 
> > > a box of good things to eat.  It was on the road
> > for 30 days and 
> > > part of it was spoiled. We gave part of it to our
> > hungry friends.
> > > 
> > > We stayed in St. Louis until the 1st of April,
> > then they loaded us 
> > > on the top of a steamboat, and took us to Alton,
> > Illinois.  They 
> > > kept us on the trot and we played ball and town
> > ball and only had to 
> > > work a little.
> > > 
> > > One man got a finger shot off trying to get out
> > and two men tried to 
> > > dig out but failed.  That was planned by a man
> > from this country.  
> > > Two men got in coffins to be taken out, but they
> > also failed.  One 
> > > was Joe TERRY from Randolph County.  I stayed
> > there until the 11th 
> > > of May and I was released. I went to the shops to
> > get a job but they 
> > > could not handle me.  I started up the road
> > towards Jerseyville, 
> > > Illinois and tried to hire to the farmers but they
> > did not want a tramp.
> > > 
> > > I came to an inn, and stayed all night, struck out
> > towards 
> > > Philadelphia and met a man going, a Mr. STUMP of
> > Alton.  He asked me 
> > > what I could do on a far.  I told him that I could
> > do anything, but 
> > > they had machines I did not know how to hitch to. 
> > That was Friday 
> > > and he told me to grub timber until he got back;
> > that was my first grubbing.
> > > 
> > > On Monday morning I hired to him for a dollar a
> > day and board and washing.
> > > I got $2.75 a day for 9 days in the harvest.  I
> > worked until the 5th 
> > > of July, and started to Jacksonville, Missouri.  I
> > stayed with 
> > > Robert SKINNER and then went to Father's at the
> > GODDARD place.  He 
> > > gave me two acres of tobacco and some corn; I
> > could have made more 
> > > in 20 days in Illinois.
> > > 
> > > On Dec. 7, 1865, I married Rhoda Jane RICE, near
> > Darksville, 
> > > Missouri.  We lived with Father during the year of
> > 1866 and then 
> > > went to the HALL place near Darksville.  In 1869,
> > I went to the 
> > > ROBERTS farm.  In November 1869, I bought the
> > CHRISTAL Farm near 
> > > Cairo, Missouri.  In 1870 I went into the
> > organization of the 
> > > Baptist Church at Pleasant Hill Church.  I was
> > ordained a deacon.  I 
> > > raised corn and tobacco and ran a coal bank.  On
> > Oct. 8, 1877, I 
> > > joined the I.O.O.F. Lodge at Cairo, Missouri, and
> > I still belong to the
> > > lodge.
> > > 
> > > On Jan. 13, 1878, I sold my place and bought the
> > WHITE farm, moved 
> > > there and stayed 5 years and bought a farm near
> > Eccles.  I ran a 
> > > farm and a coal mine. My wife died Feb. 1, 1911. 
> > I stayed by myself 
> > > and did my own cooking and housework for two
> > years.  In 1913 I 
> > > married Sally COULTER.  In 1915 I moved to
> > Excello, Missouri and I 
> > > moved my church letter to the Mt. Salem Baptist
> > Church.
> > > 
> > > I still cut my own wood and raise a large garden
> > of fine vegetables 
> > > and get around without any trouble at all.'"
> > > 
> > > [Bernita Jones Sharp added this - "This article
> > sent to me by Dale "Pat"
> > > Walker of St. Louis (1982).  Pat is a descendant
> > of both the Cooley and
> > > White families.  He is property manager for the
> > Missouri-Pacific Railroad.
> > > We met he and his mother Maureen Cooley Walker in
> > 1979 when we were 
> > > in St. Louis.]
> > > 
> > > Notes added by Bernita on reverse sides of
> > article:
> > > .	William Cooley & Eliz Fields were married 30
> > April 1840 - Howard
> > > Co., MO per IGI files.
> > > .	Thomas White married Jemima Cooley
> > > .	Tant or Rant - probably Randolph Harrison White
> > > .	I have been to Old Franklin Burton Station 1979
> > > .	Joseph Cooley referred to as his great
> > grandfather, the same Joseph
> > > Cooley that is my second great grandfather.  
> > > .	He refers to his grandfather, John Cooley as
> > being a "full-blooded
> > > Dutchman".
> > > .	5. Archie Cooley, son; 4. Wm. Cooley, Father; 3.
> > John Cooley,
> > > Grandfather; 2. Joseph Cooley, great grandfather;
> > 1. John Cooley
> > > .	Have been to Cooley Lake
> > > .	Dr. Goode, relative of Pat Walker of St. Louis
> > who has furnished
> > > much info to me on the Missouri Cooleys.  Met
> > "Pat" Dale Walker 1979 
> > > in St. Louis .	Mrs. James & her boys - "Jesse
> > James" .	Thomas Cooley,
> > >  son of John & Eliz White Cooley
> > > 
> > > Are you sure that you don't have this?
> > > 
> > > Mary
> > > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: michael at newsummer.com
> > [mailto:michael at newsummer.com] 
> > > Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2007 4:36 PM
> > > To: Mary Cooley
> > > Subject: RE: [List] Fw: Re: Thomas Kirkland White
> > Cooley
> > > 
> > > This is fabulous, Mary. Do you recall where you
> > found it or the date 
> > > of the story?
> > > 
> > > Thanks,
> > > Michael
> > > 
> > > On Sun, 6 May 2007 15:52:02 -0700, Mary Cooley
> > wrote
> > > > I think that the best that I have is the story
> > that Joseph Cooley wrote.
> > > > Joseph Cooley was a s/o William Cooley &
> > Elizabeth Jane Fields.  
> > > > William Cooley was a s/o John Cooley & Elizabeth
> > White.
> > > > 
> > > > "My Uncle, Tom COOLEY, married Ben HORTON's
> > sister.  He hauled goods 
> > > > from Edina to Kirksville when he was not fishing
> > and my father often 
> > > > helped him. I do know my father helped haul from
> > there to Kirksville."
> > > > 
> > > > "Joseph COOLEY had a large two-room log house
> > with a hall between the 
> > > > rooms, commonly called a double log house.  We
> > had plenty of room as 
> > > > he had only six in his family and father had
> > nine, we lived with Uncle 
> > > > Joe until the next spring.  Uncle Joe moved to
> > his farm and Uncle Tom 
> > > > COOLEY moved in with us.  My father went to
> > making rails and we boys 
> > > > gathered the corn and stripped tobacco.  Then my
> > father built a house 
> > > > on the land he bought.  We moved in, broke the
> > sod and cut and made 
> > > > cottonwood rails to fence our 100 acre farm."
> > > > 
> > > > ..."The next morning, Uncle Tom COOLEY broke out
> > with the smallpox.  
> > > > They gave us a government wagon and 5 yoke of
> > cattle to pull it.  We 
> > > > started for Ft. Leavenworth.  We had to stay a
> > quarter of a mile 
> > > > behind the regiment. Myself and Andy PERKINS
> > drove the team, father 
> > > > waited on Uncle Tom COOLEY for father had had
> > the smallpox in light 
> > > > form, commonly called variloids."
> > > > 
> > > > "We got to Horse River and Uncle Tom COOLEY
> > died, we dug a hole and 
> > > > put him in it, placed some large rocks on the
> > grave.  We went on and 
> > > > it rained and sleeted all day, we had to haul
> > two big logs under a 
> > > > wagon and make a fire. In a few days Uncle Wm.
> > FIELDS died, after he 
> > > > died we had to haul him all day and got within
> > 15 miles of Ft.
> > > > Scott.  We dug a hole and roped him up in some
> > blankets, and threw 
> > > > some dirt on him."
> > > > 
> > > > Mary
> > > > 
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: list-bounces at johncooley.net [mailto:list- 
> > > > bounces at johncooley.net] On Behalf Of
> > michael at newsummer.com Sent:
> > > > Sunday, May 06, 2007 2:32 PM To:
> > list at johncooley.net Subject: [List]
> > > > Fw: Re: Thomas Kirkland White Cooley
> > > > 
> > > > Does anyone have the proof that Thomas K W
> > Cooley was the son of John 
> > > > Cooley
> > > > (1793-1844) and Elizabeth White?
> > > > 
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Michael
> > > > 
> > > > ---------- Forwarded Message -----------
> > > > From: michael at newsummer.com
> > > > To: "Daryll Cooley"
> > > > Sent: Sun, 6 May 2007 14:26:57 -0700
> > > > Subject: Re:
> > > > 
> > > > Hi Daryll,
> > > > 
> > > > I've seen the book online at
> > NewEnglandAncestors.org but it looks like 
> > > > it now requires membership in order to view it.
> > I acquired it once 20 
> > > > years ago via Inter Library Loan. A lot of
> > genealogy libraries have a 
> > > > copy.
> > > > 
> > > > I'll forward this on to the John Cooley mailing
> > list but I'd recommend 
> > > > you sign up for it yourself: list.johncooley.net
> > -- or I can do it for 
> > > > you. In any case, I'll let you know what I find
> > out.
> > > > 
> > > > -Michael
> > > > 
> > > > On Sun, 6 May 2007 14:48:27 -0500, Daryll Cooley
> > wrote
> > > > > Michael,
> > > > > 
> > > > > I'm stuck, I can't seem to connect, with any
> > vital records, Thomas 
> > > > > Kirkland White Cooley to his "father" John
> > Cooley (10/8/1793-c1844).
> > > > > Any help would be appreciated. Also, I'm
> > hearing about the book 
> > > > > below
> > > > > - Where can I get it?
> > > > > 
> > > > > The Cooley Genealogy by Mortimer Elwyn Cooley
> > > > > 
> > > > > Thanks-
> > > > > Daryll
> > > > 
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