Notes for John Cooley Sr [II] (1761-1844) m Sarah Willis


Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Sat Aug 30 18:56:34 2008


Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Tue Dec 16 00:56:56 2008

John was witness to will of John Good, Lincoln co KY 1800. William Cooley (prob William Matthews Cooley formerly of Stokes co NC) was also a witness. Executors were Major Joseph Gray (William's probable father-in-law) and Thomas Hutchins. John Cooley named a son Thomas Hutchins Cooley.

This is from

1.8 Elizabeth married Jessie SMITH on 27 January 1803 in Lincoln County, KY. Consent was given by Julius on 23 January 1803 13 The bond was given by John COOLEY and was witnessed by Robert DENTON and Thomas HUTCHINGS. Jesse apparently died by 11 March 1805 when Elizabeth SMITH, widow and relict of Jessie SMITH and Julia GLAZEBROOK were appointed administrators after posting bond of $500.00..14

Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Sat Jan 17 13:32:03 2009

"Mercer County Records", v 2.
Loose bonds not in book form, p 35

John Cooley, to Sarah Willis, with James Phillips as surety, Sep 13, 1794. Consent of James Phillips is gauradian to bride, undated.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Fri Sep 18 14:51:19 2009


Series: M252 Roll: 9 Page: 50

John Cooley 11101 3201

1 male under 10
1 male 10-15 (John III)
1 male 16-25
1 male 45+ (John II)

3 females under 10
2 females 10-15
1 female 26-44 (Sarah Willis)

Note that John is living next to Randolph White.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Mon Jul 5 15:53:27 2010

I received photocopies of the originals of the following from Shirley Wilcox a few years ago. Her summaries are at the following page. Below is proof of John Cooley's children.

The 1848 power of attorney is by John Cooley & wife Lavina, Elizabeth Moore, late Elizabeth Cooley & now a widow, Simon A Ward & Dorinda Ward his wife, late Dorinda Cooley, all of Sangamon Co., IL & children of John Cooley dec'd, appoint their brother Thomas H Cooley of Casey Co. to be their attorney

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sun Jul 11 01:53:35 2010

"Lincoln County Kentucky Records, Vol III" Bettie Cummings Cook, C.G., 1990

p. 218 for 11 Nov 1800 "The court proceeded to lay the County Levy, as
follows. To [a lot of names listed], John Cooley, various amounts of wolf
scalp bounties."

April 29, 1807 - John Cooley

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Wed Apr 7 19:51:00 2021

1820 census, Liberty, Casey County, Kentucky

John Cooley 300001-1231