Notes for Jonathan Lycurgus Cooley (1842-1926) m1 Phoebe Elizabeth Hendrick m2 Mary A Parks m3 Celia Langworthy


Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Tue Jan 13 13:40:56 2009

Jonathan Cooley
Posted by: Scott Cooley (ID *****7952)
Date: June 02, 2002 at 07:19:36

I have found information on a Jonathan L Cooley who was born in Tennesee around 1842. He arrived at the California Veterans Home in Yountville on December 5, 1894. He died at the home on May 18, 1926. He enlisted in the Civil War on February 1, 1864 and was discharged on April 8, 1865. The death certificate states he was born August 1, 1842 in Tennessee and his wife's name was Celia Cooley. It says that Jonathan's father was George and his mother was Nancy Hubbard, both from Tennessee.

I am trying to verify that this Jonathan is George A. Cooley's father. I have an obituary which states "George A. Cooley son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnath. Cooley was born at Eureka, Henry county, Missouri April 17, 1871". It also states that "When George was six months old, his mother passed away. Then he and his father moved to Oklahoma". The 1880 Federal Census has a George Cooley, age 8, born in Missouri, living in the household of J.A. Cooley, age 50 from Indiana. They were living in Madison, Mercer County, Missouri and the household included his wife, May Cooley, age 40 from Missouri, and another son, C.E. Cooley, age 10, born in Missouri.

Does anyone have any information on a Nancy Hubbard that married George Cooley in Tennessee that would link to the Jonathan that I have listed above? Or any info on a J.A. Cooley, C.E. Cooley, May Cooley, or Celia Cooley all from Missouri.

Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Tue Jan 13 13:45:37 2009

This would be the John L Cooley mentioned in the above post. Is it the same man?

Series: M593 Roll: 778 Page: 220

Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Tue Jan 13 20:24:29 2009

This man is also a match. He's living in the household of L P Ray.

Series: M593 Roll: 1552 Page: 175

Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Tue Jan 13 21:30:19 2009

Apparent wife's name on 1870 Henry co MO is Elizabeth. Two children, Mary Mohler (11) and Henry Hoffman (4) are living with them

Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Wed Feb 4 22:32:24 2009

Living with parents. He's 17.

Series: M653 Roll: 1278 Page: 432

Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Wed Feb 4 22:42:17 2009

Living with parents, age 7.

Series: M432 Roll: 899 Page: 367

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Wed Jul 27 23:01:30 2011

The Jonathan L of Henry co MO is certainly not the right man.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Wed Jul 27 23:15:05 2011

The sons I have listed are from worldconnect. I have no verification.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sat Jul 30 19:53:35 2011

Received from Beverly Webster, Jul 2011:

Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1895

Descriptive list of the members admitted to the Veterans' Home of California during the year ending 1895

Name: Jonathan L Cooley
Regiment: I, 6th Tenn. Cav.
Rank: Private
Months Served: 14
Birth Place: Tennessee
Age: 49
Disability: g. s. w. right thigh
Place of Admittance: California
Occupation: Miner
Marital Status: Single
Status: Dis. 20 Feb 1895

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Thu Oct 27 22:49:08 2011

Regarding the Jonathan L Cooley of Henry co MO 1870. This came from Scott in email dated January 13, 2009:

Elizabeth's parents were Asa and Martha Hendrick which donated the land for the
Hendrick Cemetery. Elizabeth's 1st marriage was to Charles H. Moler, 2nd marriage to Elgana Huffman, and then married John Cooley.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Thu Oct 27 22:52:18 2011

Phoebe Elizabeth Hendrick Cooley

Birth: Dec. 19, 1836
Death: May 14, 1875


Daughter of Asa and Martha Ann (Higgins) Hendrick. Born in Henry Co MO.
m1) Charles H. Moler on 10 Dec 1857.
ch: Millie A, Martha E.
m2) Elgana Huffman
m3) John Cooley

Family links:
Asa Hendrick (1813 - 1883)
Martha Ann Higgins Hendrick (1810 - 1884)

Charles H Moler (1826 - 1861)
Elgana Huffman (1834 - 1865)

Hendrick Cemetery
Henry County
Missouri, USA

Created by: LaDon Brennan
Record added: Sep 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21376580

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Thu Oct 27 23:02:49 2011

Jonathan L Cooley

Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery
Napa County
California, USA
Plot: Sec. E Row 3 Grave 14

Created by: Betty Patterson
Record added: Jun 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53205320

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Fri May 25 01:03:19 2012

The Jonathan who married Molly Parks is not this man. She and her family appears on the 1900 IT census. She's a widow.

Series: T623 Roll: 1843 Page: 116

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Fri May 25 01:13:27 2012

Re: Jonathan Cooley
Posted by: Scott Cooley (ID *****7952) Date: June 13, 2011 at 17:16:50
In Reply to: Re: Jonathan Cooley by Beverly Webster


Yes I am still interested. I have a Certification of Vital Record from Napa County California on the death of Jonathan L. Cooley in 1926. It list his Father as George Cooley and Mother Nancy Hubbard both from Tennessee. It lists his birth as 8/1/1842 in Tennessee. I see where there are federal census records for Jonathan L. Cooley in 1920 in Napa, CA, 1860 in Weakly, TN, and 1850 in Weakly, TN.

My Great Great Grandpa, George A. Cooley was born in Henry County Missouri in 1871. He is listed in the Custer County Nebraska Federal Census in 1900, 1910,1920,and 1930. His Obituary lists his father as Jonath. Cooley, which I think is Jonathan L. Cooley from above.

I still have not made the connection and do not have George A's mothers name. But it states in George's Obiturary, that she passed away when George was six months old. I wonder if this is suppose to be six years old based on the household below with Elizabeth?

The period of time that I am having trouble with is 1870 to 1900. There is a John Cooley in the 1870 census for Henry county Missouri married to Elizabeth who died in 1875. There is a J.A. Cooley in the 1880 Mercer County Missouri Census who has a George in his household that is 8 years old. Not sure if these two households link to George A.

Also, it states in George A's obituary that after his mother passed away, he and his father moved to Oklahoma. And one of the other things that my grandpa talked about was that George A had a sister named Alice. Her Married name Alice Crockett. I have found Levi and Alice Crockett from Ottawa County Oklahoma census in 1910 and 1920. There is also, another family in this same area of Oklahoma around the same period. Jonathan Lycurgus Cooley and Mollie Parks. Children Jennie, Mollie, Ida, Josie, Richard, Rober, Charles who married Phoebe Crotzer. Like Jonathan L. several of these children ended up in California.

I've been looking at this on and off for a long time. I'm trying to make the connection between George A. Cooley from the 2nd paragraph above and Jonathan L. and George's sister Alice. Any information you have to share would be appreciated.

Thanks for your response,

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Wed Jul 18 16:43:45 2012

See notes on this page for information about Levi and Alice Cooley Crockett.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Mon Dec 24 13:01:14 2012

This page claims the marriage of Jonathan and Celia...

The source is cited as Langworthy,William Franklin, The Langworthy Family, Some Descendants of Andrew and Rachel (Hubbard) Langworthy, Tuttle, Rutland, Vermont, 1940, p.174.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Mon Dec 24 13:03:37 2012

According to the same book, the were married Mar 17, 1920. This, then, may have been a second marriage for Jonathan.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Mon Dec 24 13:11:19 2012

This may be his widow:

name: Cecilia Cooley
event: Census
event date: 1930
event place: Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California
gender: Female
age: 84
marital status: Widowed
race: White
birthplace: New York
estimated birth year: 1846
immigration year:
relationship to head of household: Inmate
father's birthplace: New York
mother's birthplace: New York
enumeration district number: 0112
family number:
sheet number and letter: 10A
line number: 18
nara publication: T626, roll 219
film number: 2339954
digital folder number: 4532366
image number: 01136

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sun Nov 10 16:35:19 2013

Levi Crockett and Miss Alice Cooley, daughter of J. L. Cooley of this neighborhood, were married week before last, and had a fine supper and dance given by the bride's parents, and if Mr. Crockett makes as good husband as he is a ball player, the bride will be happy.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sun Nov 10 18:01:43 2013

Levi Crockett's family. Alice says father was born in TN, mother KY.

Series: T624 Roll: 1267 Page: 137

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sun Nov 10 18:07:34 2013

Series: T625 Roll: 1481 Page: 39

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sun Nov 10 19:03:27 2013

Levi Crockett's family. Alice shown as Nancy A, born May 1874. They're living near the Richard Cooley family.

Series: T623 Roll: 1843 Page: 120

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sun Nov 10 19:30:25 2013

name: Mary A Cooley
titles & terms:
event: Census
event date: 1900
event place: ED 6 Township 27 N. Range 20 E., Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, United States
birth date: Aug 1859
birthplace: Kansas
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Ohio
mother's birthplace: Ohio
race or color (standardized): Indian
gender: Female
marital status: Widowed
years married:
estimated marriage year:
mother how many children: 7
number living children: 7
immigration year:
page: 23
sheet letter: A
family number: 59
reference number: 14
film number: 1241843
digital folder number: 004119040
image number: 00239
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Mary A Cooley F 41 Kansas
son Richard Cooley M 21 Indian Territory
daughter-in-law Ida M Cooley F 21 Kentucky
son Charley Cooley M 17 Indian Territory
daughter Jenney E Cooley F 15 Indian Territory
daughter Josephine Cooley F 13 Indian Territory
daughter Molly P Cooley F 10 Indian Territory

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Sun Nov 10 19:32:01 2013

I think this is sorted out. The hook is that Alice Crockett was in the
same county as Richard Cooley, the son of Mollie Parks. It seems clear
that Jonathan married three times:

1. Phoebe Elizabeth Hendrick Moler Huffman Cooley
a. George A Cooley, b April 17, 1871, Henry Co MO
b. Nancy Alice Cooley, b May 1873, m Levi Crockett

Jonathan and "Elizabeth" appear with her children from her previous
marriages, 1870, Henry Co MO. She died in 1875.

2. Mary "Mollie" Parks

a. Robert L Cooley (1877-1962) m Alice May Russell or Russett
b. Richard Monroe Cooley (1879-1950) m Ida Miller
c. Charles William Cooley (1883-1962) m Phoebe Crotzer
d. Jenney E Cooley (c1885-)
e. Josephine Cooley (c1887-)
f. Molly P Cooley (c1890-)

Since Mollie is living with her son Richard in 1900, I'm guessing that
Jonathan had left for California by then. Perhaps they divorced. If so,
a record might exist.

3. Cecilia Langworthy

No children.

We know from Alice's marriage notice that her father were present in 1890.
In 1894 he shows up in the soldier's home in California.