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Several cousins have worked many years on the Cooley family and have graciously shared their information with me.  Thanks to Peggy H. Cooley, Linda W. Parrish, Larry Wood, and Theresa Lindsay as well as all those volunteers that have extracted records and published them in Itawamba Settlers making our research a little easier. 

Updated 28 February 2013

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William Allen COOLEY, a farmer and Civil War veteran, was born 22 Apr 1839, in GA.  His first marriage in 1860 was to Elizabeth JONES, who was born 01 Aug 1835,  in Winchester, Franklin, TN, (daughter of Frederick JONES and Elizabeth FOSTER).  She died 04 Dec 1887, Itawamba Co., MS, and is buried in Walton Cem, Itawamba Co., MS.  His second marriage was  07 Oct 1888, in Fulton, Itawamba, MS, Nellie C. (or G.) MORSE,  who was born in 1869.  William died 06 Nov 1900, and is buried in Walton Cem, Itawamba Co., MS.

Ten children were born to William and Elizabeth;

I.    Sarah Louella "Ella" COOLEY  b. Sep 1861, Marion Co., AL,  m. 09 Jan 1881, in Itawamba Co., MS, Jacob Alfred "Jake" DODSON, b.  Jan 1860, AL,   Sarah died __ bef 1920 and while some family members recall her burial location to be in Walton Cemetery, Itawamba Co., MS, I have not yet located it. 

II.    Thomas Allan COOLEY, b. __ Jan 1863 in Marion Co., AL, d. __ ___ ____ in _______.  He married 03 Mar 1887 in _______, Nancy Ann Frances "Nannie" SMITH, b. __ Oct 1868 in _______, d. __ ___ 1959 in _______.

A.    Purnie COOLEY, b. __ Dec 1887, d. __ ___ 1976.

B.    Kirby COOLEY, b. 08 Jul 1889 in ______, d. 24 Oct 1889 in ______.

C.    Husley COOLEY, b. __ Feb 1891 in MS.

D.    Guthrie COOLEY, b. __ Apr 1893/4.

E.    Sula L or Zula C COOLEY, b. __ Sep 1894 in MS.

F.    Willie Mae COOLEY, b. __ Jan 1898 in MS, d. __ ___ 1973.

G.    Tommie R COOLEY, b. __ ___ 1903 in MS.

H.    Nannie Ghlof? Chloe? COOLEY, b. 13 Jul 1906 in Itawamba Co., MS, d. 29 Apr 1907 in Itawamba Co., MS.

I.    Bernice COOLEY (details excluded).
III.    Jane COOLEY  b. __ ___ 1865, Marion Co., AL.   

IV.    Warren C. COOLEY  b. 05 Feb 1867, Marion Co., AL, worked as Farm Laborer, d. 29 Nov 1913, TX, Bur: in Auburn Cem, Waxahachie, Ellis, TX.  1900 Census Ellis Co., TX listed as boarder w/ Watson WOOD, (ED #27).

V.    George Philip Gains COOLEY  b. __ Mar 1868, AL, worked as Farm Laborer.    (Peggy H. Cooley in e-mail Feb 1999 stated this is her husband's great grandfather and was known as Philip Gain Cooley.  He has also been recorded as Gaines Cooley and as George P. Cooley.), d. __ ___ ____ in _______.  He married __ ___ 1895, Martha J. _____, b. __ Jun 1869 in MS.

A.    infant COOLEY, d. __ bef 1900.

B.    Mainor C. COOLEY, b. 24 Apr 1897 in MS, d. 12 Aug 1965, buried in Rosston Cem, Cook, TX.  He married Jeannie Mae HEADRICK, b. 22 Aug 1902 in TX, d. 21 Jan 1965 in Sherman, Grayson, TX, buried in Rosston Cem, Cook, TX.

        1.    Milford Herrell COOLEY, b. 23 May 1921 in TX, d. 14 Aug 1978 in TX, buried in Rosston Cem, Cook, TX.

        2.    Willard Burton COOLEY, b. 11 Mar 1924 in TX, d. 04 May 2005 in TX, buried in New Hope Cem, Mountain Springs, Cooke, TX.

        3.    Mildred Mae COOLEY (details excluded).

        4.    Margerate F. COOLEY (details excluded).

        5.    Joyce A. COOLEY (details excluded).
         C.    William T. COOLEY, b. __ May 1899 in AL.

         D.    Eva Z. COOLEY, b. __ ___ 1902 in MS.

         E    Charlie C. COOLEY, b. __ ___ 1903 in MS.

         F.    John C. COOLEY, b. __ ___ 1906 in TX.

         G.    Ada V. COOLEY, b. __ ___ 1909 in TX.

VI.    Nancy A. COOLEY  b.  1869, MS.  (Is this Annie Cooley, the sister-in-law born March 1872 and living with Jake and Louella Dodson during the 1900 census of Richmond Pct., Lee Co., MS?)

VII.    Mattie COOLEY  b.  Feb 1870, Itawamba Co., MS.

VIII.    William Howe COOLEY  b.  1870/71, MS,  d.  TX,  

IX.    Susan COOLEY  b. 1872/73, MS.

X.    John Riley "Bud" COOLEY  b. 1875, Itawamba Co., MS,  m.  c 1898 probably in Itawamba Co., MS, Marietta "Etta" MURPHY, b. 1878, d. 1931, Bur: Walton Cem, Itawamba Co., MS.  John died 1929, Itawamba Co., MS, Bur: Walton Cem, Itawamba Co., MS. 

XI.    Tempie Ada COOLEY  b. 09 Feb 1878, MS, worshiped in the Methodist Church, m. 23 Nov 1892, in Mantachie, Itawamba, MS, Walter WOOD, a farmer, b. 05 Nov 1892, Mantachie, Itawamba, MS, (son of      James WOOD and Malona THOMPSON), d. 19 Sep 1931, Maypearl, Ellis, TX;  Bur: Auburn Cem, Waxahachie, Ellis, TX.  Tempie died 23 May 1950, Carrollton, Dallas, TX, Bur: Auburn Cem., Waxahachie, Ellis, TX. 

        A.    Inez WOOD, b. 18 Oct 1893 in Itawamba Co., MS, d. 1976 in _______, buried in Auburn Cem, Waxahachie, Ellis, TX.  Married 18 Jan 1914 in _______, Floyd Elton SMITH, b. 1896 in _______, d. 1954 in                 _______, buried in Maypearl, Ellis, TX.

    1.    _____   SMITH, b. in _______.

    2.    Tirey Alton SMITH, b. 26 Aug 1915 in Maypearl, Ellis, TX, d. 15 Sep 1983 in Terrell State Hospital, Terrell, TX, buried in Grove Hill Cem, Dallas, TX.  Married 03 Sep 1935 in _______, _____ ABBOTT, b. in _______.

B.    Leroy WOOD, b. 19 Sep 1896 in Itawamba Co., MS, d. 07 Feb 1922 in Dallas, Dallas, TX, buried in Dallas, Dallas, TX.  Married 21 Dec 1915 in _______, Willie Lois SHELTON, b. 27 Dec 1896 in     Ellis Co., TX, d. 28 Feb 1953 in Dallas, Dallas, TX, buried in Grove Hill Cem, Dallas, TX.

    1.    Ada Catherine WOOD, b. 22 Dec 1917 in Johnson Co., TX, d. 01 May 1999 in Johnson Co., TX.  Married in _______, Roy E. ALLISON, b. in _______, d. 1995 in Dallas, Dallas, TX.

    2.    Mack Randall WOOD, b. 20 Feb 1920 in Grandview, Johnson, TX, d. 16 Sep 1989 in Swainsboro, Emanuel, GA.  Married 24 Apr 1940 in Dallas, Dallas, TX, _____   PECK,

        a.    Linda WOOD  (details excluded).

        b.    _____   WOOD  (details excluded).

        c.    _____   WOOD  (details excluded).

    C.    _____   WOOD  (details excluded).

C.    Vernis Galbert WOOD, b. 04 Dec 1898 in TX, d. 20 Nov 1941 in _______, buried in Auburn Cem, Ellis Co., TX.  (1) Married in _______, Charlotte "Lottie" HOLLEMAN, b. Abt 1905 in _______, d. Mar 1999 in _______.  (2) Married 07 May 1938 in _______, Annie May HOLLEMAN, b. Abt 1907 in _______.

D.    Herman Otto WOOD, b. 04 Dec 1903 in _______, d. 1949 in _______, buried in Bonham, TX.  (1) Married in _______, Nettie Pearl BRYANT, b. 1908 in _______, d. 1986 in _______.  (2) Married in _______, Myrtle _____, b. in _______.

E.    Walter Odell WOOD, b. 07 Mar 1906 in Maypearl, Ellis, TX.  Married in _______, Frances ROBERTSON, b. in _______.

F.    Charlie Claude WOOD, b. 21 Apr 1908 in Maypearl, Ellis, TX, d. 05 Feb 1976 in _______.  Married in _______, Mattie Thelma LATIMER, b. 28 Dec 1904 in _______, d. 03 Dec 1977 in TX.

G.    Harold WOOD, b. 19 Jul 1915 in Maypearl, Ellis, TX, d. 08 Jun 1916 in Maypearl, Ellis, TX, buried in Auburn Cem., Waxahachie, Ellis, TX.

H.    James Hayden WOOD, b. 19 Jul 1915 in Maypearl, Ellis, TX, d. 08 Jan 1962 in Dallas, Dallas, TX, buried in Restland Cem, Dallas, Dallas, TX.  Married 13 Apr 1941 in Kilgore, TX, Clara
BENEFIELD, b. in _______.

I.    Iva Nell WOOD, b. 28 Oct 1916 in Maypearl, Ellis, TX, d. 23 Feb 1994 in Columbia Medical City Hosp., Terrell, TX.  She married William Huber SELZER, (details excluded).

J.    Levis Allen "Jack" WOOD, b. 27 Jul 1921 in Maypearl, TX, d. 1972 in Germany.  Married in _______, Ova Isabelle ROBERTS, b. 24 Jun 1923 in Wapanuka, OK, d. 05 Sep 1975 in Wapanuka, OK.

    1.    Child WOOD  (details excluded).

    2.    Child2 WOOD  (details excluded).

    3.    Larry Wayne WOOD (details excluded).  He married _____---    __________    __________, (details excluded).

        a.    Laura WOOD  (details excluded).

One child was born to William Allen Cooley and his second wife, Nellie C. (or G.) Morse

XII.    Ceburn COOLEY  b. 29 Aug 1889, MS.


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