William Cooley1

M, #1075, b. circa 1778, d. before 1850
Last Edited=19 Apr 2015
     William Cooley, son of John Cooley and Rachel Kinchen, was born circa 1778 at Darlington District, South Carolina.2 William Cooley was the son of John Cooley and Rachel Kinchen.2

There are many Cooley descendents living in the three county area of Jasper, Wayne, and Clarke County, Mississippi, according to Mary Collins Landin. "Most of them are devout Baptists, and the family has always attended either Shady Grove, Pine Grove, Ebenezer, Salem, or Pleasant Grove Baptist Churches, or Zion Rest Methodist Church in the edge of Wayne County. Family members are buried in at least a dozen old cemeteries in the counties of Jones, Jasper, Clarke, and Wayne, primarily Jasper County. One of the reasons it has been difficult to track down the Cooley's is that of all the earliest settlers, the 18 children of William and Mary, only two daughters and one daughter-in-law have gravestones. Both parents and all the rest of the children and spouses are in unmarked graves."1 William Cooley, according to another researcher, was born circa 1770 at South Carolina.1

William Cooley married Nancy Bounds, daughter of John Bownds, circa 1800.1,2

William Cooley died before 1850 at Jasper County, Mississippi.1,3 and was buried at Shirley Place Cemetery, Wayne County, Mississippi. According to family members, William is buried at Shirley Place Cemetery, Wayne County, MS, where several members of his family are buried.4

Children of William Cooley and Nancy Bounds

Citations

  1. [S23] Mary Collins Landin, The Collins and Travis Families and Their Allies (Route 3 Box 290, Tom Collins Road, Utica, Mississippi 39175: Self Published, 1982). Hereinafter cited as Collins and Travis Families.
  2. [S209] Ruth T. Dryden, The Boundless Bounds Family, June 2000, by Block, Sharon Bounds (Unknown Address: Self Published, 1989). Hereinafter cited as Boundless Bounds Family.
  3. [S209] Ruth T. Dryden, The Boundless Bounds Family, June 2000, by Block, Sharon Bounds (Unknown Address: Self Published, 1989), Page 40.. Hereinafter cited as Boundless Bounds Family.
  4. [S451] Headstone and Cemetery Collection, Created by: Cindy, Record added: Mar 11, 2013, Find A Grave Memorial# 106540708., Findagrave.com.
  5. [S209] Ruth T. Dryden, The Boundless Bounds Family, June 2000, by Block, Sharon Bounds (Unknown Address: Self Published, 1989), p. 40. Hereinafter cited as Boundless Bounds Family.
  6. [S209] Ruth T. Dryden, The Boundless Bounds Family, June 2000, by Block, Sharon Bounds (Unknown Address: Self Published, 1989), p. 41. Hereinafter cited as Boundless Bounds Family.