Notes for John Cooley [III] (1799-1856) m Lavina Willis


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EARLY SETTLERS OF SANGAMON COUNTY, 1876 by John Carroll Powers

Willis, Lavina, born March 31, 1805, married in Kentucky to John Cooley. They came
to Sangamon county with her father and had eight children. Two of their sons, Willis and Joseph Cooley, were soldiers in the 114th IL inf., and both died of disease in the army at Memphis, Tennessee. Three sons and three daughters, all married, live in Kansas. John Cooley died in Sangamon county, and his widow lives with her children in Kansas.

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Note added Thu Jun 21 22:57:04 2012


Name: John Cooley
Event: Census
Event Date: 1850
Event Place: Sangamon county, part of, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 57
Marital Status:
Race (Original):
Race (Expanded):
Birthplace: Kentucky
Estimated Birth Year: 1793
Dwelling House Number: 725
Family Number: 725
Line Number: 34
NARA Publication Number: M432
NARA Roll Number: 127
Film Number: 442915
Digital Folder Number: 004181044
Image Number: 00362
Household Gender Age Birthplace
John Cooley M 57 Kentucky
Serina Cooley F 45 Kentucky
William Cooley M 26 Kentucky
Henry Cooley M 24 Kentucky
Elizabeth Cooley F 21 Kentucky
John Cooley M 20 Kentucky
Sarah Cooley F 17 Kentucky
Nancy Cooley F 15 Kentucky
Willis Cooley M 12 Kentucky

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Note added Sun Dec 23 16:05:20 2012

Re: John Cooley & Lavina Willis KY
Posted by: Terry R. Smith Date: March 02, 1999 at 16:48:13
In Reply to: Re: John Cooley & Lavina Willis KY by Jackie

Jackie: Yes, John Cooley's Estate Distribution lists Louisa Jane. The list is as follows: Lavinia Cooley, widow $294.44; $65.43 to each of the following:
William Cooley, Elizabeth Walker, Henry Cooley, John Cooley, Sarah Seaman, Nancy Cooley, Willis Cooley, Joseph Cooley, and Louisa Jane Cooley. John Sr. died 10 Jul 1857, Sangamon Co, IL. A Sangamon Co History states that after the deaths of Joseph and Willis in the Civil War, Lavina and all the children moved to Kansas, which is not entirely true (Henry stayed in IL). I have a picture taken of Henry when he was 40-50 yrs old. The 1860 census, Sangamon Co, Il lists L. Cooley and daughters Nancy (idiotic since birth) and L. J. Henry Cooley lived next door. I feel certain this is all the same family. Did Louisa marry in Kansas? I would like to find the rest of the family, but didn't know where to look for them in Kansas. Terry