[List] Cooley Documents

Dennis A. Young day at eskimo.com
Thu May 10 23:17:04 PDT 2007

I don't believe so.  This is Daniel B. Cooley, b. in Lincoln Co., KY, 
served in the War of 1812, and d. in 1864.  In the part of the letter where 
Moses says that "... Daniel Cooley left Virginia to come to Kentucky on 
account of one of his boys shooting a man in an argument," Mildred added a 
note that said:  "Not my direct line.  Daniel _may_ have been a cousin to 
my James."

A few pages later where Moses goes on to describe his ggf being scalped by 
indians, Mildred added a note that said:  "This story was known to my 
grandfather.  So Dan'l Sr. must have been a bro. of my James - rather an 

There are also two entries in The Cooley Genealogy that relate, both 
submitted by Mildred:

p. 952 (Unplaced Cooleys)
WILLIAM AARON [COOLEY] of Adair, Ky., b. 1807; d. 1845; m. Susan Hovious; 
may have been a brother of James, b. 1795, and of John of Carrollton, Mo., 
b. 1789.  (Mrs. Mildred Cooley Tallant, Glendale, Calif.)

p. 953 (Unplaced Cooleys)
WILLIAM AARON [COOLEY] of Adair Co., Ky.; may have had sons Daniel and 
James, the ancestors of M. E. Cooley of Macon, Ga., and Mrs. Mildred Cooley 
Tallant, Glendale, Calif., respectively.

There are two other Hovious women that married into the family.  Nancy 
Hovins married Elisha Fisher, gs of William Aaron.  And Savannah Hovins 
married Aaron Adair Cooley, brother to James of 1795, and both sons of 
William Aaron.

Take a look at the Stephen Fisher letter.  William Aaron Cooley was his 
gggf, and he talks more about the family and their migrations.


At 07:37 PM 5/10/2007 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi Dennis,
>First, a very -big- thank you for making these documents available!
>I've looked at 4 or 5 so far, including the Moses Cooley docs. Do you think
>that he and Mildred were on to something by considering that his Daniel Cooley
>and her James (Alvin) Cooley were closely related? Have you seen anything to
>indicate whether Daniel was Daniel Jr Cooley(1786-1832)? That man is said to
>have married Elizabeth Hardwick. Moses says his great grandfather married
>Betsy Spurlock.
>On Wed, 09 May 2007 23:04:52 -0700, Dennis A. Young wrote
> > I have custody of some of Mildred Cooley Tallant's original
> > correspondence and notes.  A couple of those letters have been
> > transcribed and discussed here.  About a year ago, I scanned them as
> > .pdf files and saved them on a hard drive for my own use.  I used a
> > rather high resolution for better legibility, and long descriptive
> > file names so I could easily find what I was looking for.  I hadn't
> > planned on generally distributing them, but that was also before
> > this mailing list.
> >
> > I have put the documents on a web site that I just created, with a
> > rather rudimentary contents page, at
> > http://www.eskimo.com/~day/cooley/docs/index.htm.  There's some
> > rather good info there, and you are all free to use the documents as
> > you wish.  Be aware, though, that some of the file sizes are kinda
> > large, ranging from about 200 kb to over 4 mb per file.  If any of
> > you are using dialup, download times may be lengthy.  Because of
> > this, you may want to save copies of documents you are interested in
> > locally to save on download times, and for your own documentation.
> >
> > I've not really used much of this info previously, since my descent
> > is from Joseph T. Cooley and Mildred's research focus was on William
> > Aaron Cooley.  But she was a prolific writer, and some of the folks
> > she wrote to had info on my line.  I've read on this board that
> > there is a theory that these lines and others may in fact stem from
> > the same source.  That makes these documents more relevant, and its
> > time to post them for general discussion.
> >
> > Dennis
> >
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