Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 19:02:47 +0000
From: "kerry scott" <k_scott74(a)hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [IAJONES] Jones County Surnames
I also am searching for the Cooley name in Jones
County. D.S. & R.D. Cooley
are in my lines and they are in the biography
section on the Jones county
site. Are they any of your relation?
Thanks for your response on the Jones County list.
The Cooley that I am researching is Eldad Cooley. His
parentage is as yet unknown. He was born in 1828,
probably in Licking county, Ohio, and moved to Jones
County, Iowa by 1852, where he married Sarah J.
Mackrill, who was also born in Licking County, Ohio. I
have her parentage.
Eldad and Saran never had any of their own children,
although they did raise the niece of Sarah, Jessie
Mackrill, after Jessie's mother died. Eldad died in
1905 in Monmouth and Sarah died in 1903 in Monmouth.
I am working to try to connect Eldad with any of the
other number Cooley families in Jones/Jackson
Counties, IA; Licking County, OH, and/or Huntingdon
I read the RD Cooley and DS Cooley biographies and it
appears thatmy Eldad Cooley is not a child or sibling
of either ofthem, unless Eldad is a son of Clark and
Mary Sinkey Cooley.
Do you have any more information on Clark and Mary
Thanks again for writing!
Ann Allen McDonough
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