[List] Reuben Cooley & Elizabeth "Betty" Followell of KY

michael@newsummer.com michael at newsummer.com
Thu May 17 19:18:14 PDT 2007


Hi Mary,

The best proof is the death certificate for Stephen L Cooley which states his
mother was Elizabeth Followell:

http://johncooley.net/Notes/index.cgi?1167836060

I'm not sure if there is a marriage record for them.

-Michael


On Thu, 17 May 2007 16:05:09 -0700, Mary Cooley wrote
> Perhaps I have missed this in previous exchanges - but - How do we 
> know that Followell was Elizabeth's maiden name?  Has anyone found a 
> death certificate for one of her children?  The reasons that I 
> question this are:
> 
> 1.     Elizabeth was born about 1805 - she was listed as 45 on the 1850
> census.
> 
> 2.    Reuben is listed on the 1840 census with only a 15-19 y.o. 
> female - I would assume his daughter - therefore, he and Elizabeth 
> must have married between about 1840-1841 since Elizabeth's son 
> Stephen L. Cooley was 8 years old in 1850.  This would mean that 
> Elizabeth would have been about 35 when she married Reuben.
> 
> 3.    The 1850 census lists an Elizabeth Cooley, 18 y.o.  Was she a daughter
> of Reuben Cooley (if so, where was she in 1840?) - or could she have 
> been a daughter of Elizabeth, perhaps from a previous marriage - or 
> some other relationship?
> 
> I have been going over some of the early e-mail exchanges and 
> realize that I have repeated information that Peggy Chapman had 
> already covered and in a much more thorough way - so - perhaps I 
> missed the above also.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Mary Cooley


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