Notes for James Cooley (1796-c1829) m Jane White


Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Sat Jun 28 18:23:51 2008

Received this from Sandra Stanton, May 2008:

Howard County, Missouri Will Record 1, page 513
Know all men by these presents that we Jane Cooley,
Thomas K. White, John Cooley & Randolph White are held
and firmly bound to the State of Missouri in the sum
of four hundred dollars lawful money of the United
States for the true payment of which well and truly to
be made we bind ourselves our heirs Executors and
Administrators jointly and severally firmly by these
presents sealed and dated this 25th day of August

The Condition of the above obligation is such that if
the above bounders Jane Cooley and Thomas K White
Administrators of all and singular the goods and
chattles rights and credits which was of James Cooley
deceased do make or cause to be made a true and
perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods and
chattles rights and credit lands and tenament of the
deceased which have come to the hand possession or
knowledge of them the said Administrators or onto the
hands or possession of any person for them and the
same so much do return and exhibit in the office of
the Clerk of the County Court of Howard County within
such times and in such manner as is or may be
prescribed by law and all and singular the monies
goods and chattles land and tenament rights and
credits of the deceased accruing from or arising out
of his Estate which shall come to the hands possession
knowledge of said Administrators shall will and truly
administer according to law and pay the debts of the
deceased as for as his asssets will extend and the law
direct and further make or cause to be made just and
true account of them said Administration and make due
and proper settlements thereof from time to time
according to law or the order sentence or ____ of any
towit having competent jurisdiction and shall ___
well and truly do and perform.

[I apparently didn't copy the next page, but I have
the film and a reader at home so will check it out
later.] The two White men mentioned above were Jane's
brothers and the John Cooley was the brother of the
deceased James Cooley.

I have another probate record for Howard County, Mo.
Probate Record volume 2, page 284 [May term 1831] that
shows fund being paid out of the estate by Thomas K.
White, administrator.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Wed Jul 21 20:27:04 2010

Jane m2 Thomas Tuttle.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Wed Jul 21 20:39:59 2010

Judging from the 1860 census, Jane's husband was James Tuttle.

Series: M653 Roll: 631 Page: 112

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Thu Jul 22 16:08:52 2010

My placing of Jane White's husband here will be controversial. Dale Walker suggested that he was the son of Joseph's brother James. He presented no proof. I must say that I have no proof of this placement right now. But I think there is a far better candidate for James's son James--and that has possibly been proved with DNA.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sat Aug 7 11:16:40 2010

Subject: James Cooley married to Jane White
From: "Sandra Stanton"
Date: Sat, August 7, 2010 9:04 am
To: "Michael Cooley"

Thought you might find this of interest about James M Cooley and his wife Jane Cooley. James died before 1833 as Jane married Thomas Tuttle that year. Only known children that I knew of were two daughters -- Nancy and Alzada who married brothers surname Roberts.

Ltr. dated 22 Nov 1936 from Sarah Ellen Roberts to WW Smith stated the following. "I do not have any record of the marriage or death of James Cooley. I do not know when Thos. Tuttle and grandmother were married. Uncle Washington was the only child that I know of and he died in 1863. The names of the boys who died young were Demarcus and Henry Cooley"


Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sat Aug 7 11:24:31 2010

Sarah Ellen's 1936 letter, along with Sandy's info, could mean this:

Jane White m1 James Cooley
..Nancy Cooley m Roberts
..Alzada Cooey m Roberts
..Demarcus Cooley, died young
..Henry Cooley, died young
Jane (White) Cooley m2 Thomas Tuttle
..Washington Tuttle (-1863)

James Cooley appears not to be on the 1830 census confirming that he likely died by then. Where was Jane and her family?

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sat Aug 7 11:33:29 2010

According to worldconect lineages, Alzada Cooley m Burrell R Roberts and Nancy Cooley m Ralph (or Raphel) Roberts, the later couple married 2 Jan 1844 in Macon Co., Missouri and had four sons.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sat Aug 7 11:36:16 2010


Jane "Cooley" m Thomas Tuttle 12 Aug 1833 in Randolph Co, MO. One son, Washington Tuttle b c1834.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sat Aug 7 17:46:18 2010

Sarah Ellen Roberts's correspondent, WW Smith, may have been descended from the daughter of Burrell Roberts and wife Alzada Cooley, Martha Emily Roberts (m Charles Swanson Smith).

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sat Aug 7 18:01:43 2010

Sarah Ellen's parents were Burrell R Roberts and Alzada Cooley. She was born August 1862 and died in Macon co MO 1838, buried in Antioch cemetery. Father 1825-1906, mother 1826-1907.>

More on Alzada:>

# Birth: 25 AUG 1826 in Randolph Co., MO
# Death: 11 JAN 1907 in Macon Co., MO
# Burial: AFT 11 JAN 1907 Antioch Cemetery, three miles south and one mile west of Macon, Macon Co., MO

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sat Aug 7 18:34:34 2010

Macon co marriages at

A/46, 1/2/1844, Roberts Raphel, Cooley Nancy, AL Gilstrap JP
A/79, 8/27/1846, Roberts Brimel, Cooley Alzada, John Leathers Preacher

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sun Sep 18 01:15:09 2011

Letter, 30 May 1932, from Arthur M Kiergan to Mildred Cooley Tallant.

Arthur was a grandson of John Cooley and Elizabeth White and believed that
James was John's brother. Arthur's mother, Dorothy Cooley, married first her
cousin (Benjamin?) Cooley and had three sons: Joseph, Michael and John
William Cooley.

"The bondsmen for James Cooley, [can't read] were evidently my grandfather
John Cooley and Thomas (Uncle "Tant") as my father called him was evidently
the brother of my grandmother White Cooley. But Jane [can't read] I cannot
place but likely was sis. to my grandfather. It would be most natural to
associate the close kin in such a capacity. It strikes me that this James
Cooley, of August 25, 1829, John Cooley and Jane Cooley were brothers and
sister and that Thos ("Tant") White was a brother to my grandmother. This
latter I know to be correct, for my father spoke of him often in my
childhood as my mother's uncle."

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sat Sep 24 20:44:12 2011

Birth: Aug. 25, 1826
Death: Jan. 11, 1907

Note: Wife of Burell Roberts

Antioch Cemetery
Macon County
Missouri, USA

Created by: Belinda ( Roberts ) mons...
Record added: Apr 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19041296

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sun Sep 25 14:36:43 2011

Received from Sandra Stanton, Sept 2011. Sarah E. Roberts to W.W. Smith dated 9 Sep 1936.

Dear Mr. Smith,
Please pardon my delay in writing you. I hope the information which follows may be of some benefit to you.
My grandmother' name was Jane White, daughter of Randolph and Margaret Kirkland
White. She was born Jan. 26, 1802. She was married to James Cooley and three
children were born to them, two boys and a girl. Alzada (she had no there name). My mother, was born Aug 25, 1826 and she was married to Burrel Roberts Aug. 27, 1846. The boys died when young. My mohter's name was Cooley and not Tuttle, as you have it.
Grandmother Cooley married Thomas Tuttle as her second husband, and Washington, the father of Mrs. Terrell was their son. I think Nicholas Tuttle, The Revolutionary soldier was Thos. Tuttle's father.
If you will write, Mrs. W.H. Sears of Clarence, MO. she has all the information about the Tuttle family.
Grandmother had a number of brothers and sisters but the only ones I can recall her mentioning were, Harrison, Charles, John, Thomas and Tant and Margaret (Aunt Peggy Jackson).
I don't know anything about the other people you inquire about.
Some of the information I have given is from my Bible and part of it is from memory.
I should like to meet you sometime if you are ever in Macon.

Sarah E. Roberts.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sun Sep 25 21:56:31 2011

Series: T623 Roll: 873 Page: 285

Robbert Burrel, Head, Oct 1825, 74, NC, NC, NC
" Alzada M, wife, Aug 1826, 73, MO, KY, KY
" Sarah E, dau, Aug 1862, MO, NC, MO

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sat Feb 16 23:05:26 2013

That the 1900 census says that Alzada's father was born in KY, if true, is significant and confirms that placement of James as a son of Joseph's, not his brother, James, as James was still in NC in 1800.