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

Sandra Stanton sandystanton at prodigy.net
Fri May 18 07:07:14 PDT 2007


Hi, 
Stephen Cooley's death certicate states his father as
Rubin Cooley born in England and his mother as
Elizabeth Followell born in Marion Co, KY.

Lucretia Jane Cooley's death certicate states her
father as Rubin Cooley, born KY and mother Betsey
Followay born Marion Co, KY.

Sandy
--- Mary Cooley <mlcooley at charter.net> 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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