Notes for James Armstrong Cooley (c1831-) m1 Elmira Mooreland m2 Mary A Tyler


Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Fri Feb 16 21:20:38 2007

Series: M653 Roll: 311 Page: 437

369 342 James Cooley 29 m Miller Indiana
Ehmia? 24 f Indiana
Elizabeth 6 f Iowa
Sarah 1 f Missouri

Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Fri Feb 16 21:50:02 2007

Series: M593 Roll: 801 Page: 281

Cooley, James 40 m Miller Indiana
Mary A 30 f keeping house Missouri
Elizabeth 15 f at home Iowa
Sarah J 12 f do Missouri
Charles 3 m do Missouri
Louis A 1 m do Missouri
Thomas 19 m do Iowa

Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Sat Feb 24 22:49:03 2007


page 1194 dwelling 107 family 122

Cooley, James A 26 M 16 years in Iowa born IN LABORER
Cooley, Almira 20 F 6 years in Iowa born IN

Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Sat Mar 3 10:48:15 2007

Shirley Wilcox has pointed out that James A Cooley could be James Armstrong Cooley and, therefore, son of Edward. Below are the notes she sent to me. The case can be made stronger due to the fact that James stated on the 1856 Iowa census that he had been in the state for 16 years. Edward stated the same thing. Thomas (Edward's brother) had arrived only c1850.

From Shirley Wilcox:

his is simply a hypothesis. Here is my rational for placing James as a son of Edward Cooley (I've also included his movements)

* On the 1850 census of Appanoose Co., IA, Edward Cooley has a son Armstrong, b. ca 1830, IN

* James A. Cooley m. Elmira Mooreland, 13 Jan 1855, Appanoose Co., IA (FHL #1,007,081)

* On the 1860 census Appanoose Co., IA a James Cooley (b c1831, IN) & Elmira plus daughters Elizabeth & Sarah are living next to A. W. Cooley (b. c1828, IN), who I have speculated was Aaron W Cooley and the oldest son of Edward

* History of Appanoose Co., IA (Western Hist. Co., 1878), p414: 36th Infantry, Co I: Jas A Cooley, enl. 11 Oct 1862

* James A Cooly m Mary A Tyler, 22 April 1866, Putnam Co., MO (from FHL #431,521, Broderbund Family Archive CD 234)

* On the 1870 census Putnam Co., MO, James Cooley has a new wife May, daughters Elizabeth (15) & Sarah J (12) then a Charles (3) & Louis A (1). Living in the household is Thomas Cooley, 19, b. IA (perhaps his brother & a son of Edward Cooley; see 1860 census Appanoose Co., IA)

* In 1880 J A Cooley (b c1830, IN) is a miller in Madison Co., MO; par. both b IN, which does not agree with what is known about Edward, but census records are not too reliable; wife May & son C E (10, b MO) & George (8, b MO)

Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Wed Nov 26 23:25:07 2008

Series: T9 Roll: 703 Page: 126

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Tue May 12 22:41:33 2009

Suggests that Mary Tyler was really Mary Arnetta Ticer, m James A Cooley 23 Apr 1866. She was the d/o Allen Tycer, b c1811 Dickson co TN.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Mon May 9 15:25:14 2011

According to "The History of Appanoose County, Iowa" p 414, a James A Cooley enlisted in Company I, 11 Oct 1862.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Mon May 9 15:31:02 2011

From a 2007 email from Shirley Wilcox:

That's the CW pension file cost, not service record. However I just
checked and there is a pension. And yes, the Archives wants to raise the
price. So, order now!

James A Cooley, I 36 Iowa Inf
J W Wooderson Gdn of minor(s)
27 May 1889 Invalid 707380 cert. 1045410 filed from MO
28 Jan 1897 Minor 647251 cert. 9?54,445 filed from MO