James Cooksey

Male - 1828

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  • Name James Cooksey 
    Born Y  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1828  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I51620  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 

    Father Phillip Cooksey 
    Mother Mary LNU 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F19256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Elizabeth Smith,   b. 12 Jan 1800, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1817  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F19257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
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      Cooksey Family
      SCD162991 (View posts)
      Posted: 06 Mar 1999 07:00AM
      Classification: Query
      Edited: 24 Oct 2003 01:10PM
      Surnames: Cooksey
      Cooksey-Does anyone have any information on the children of

      James Cooksey-died about 1828 in Ohio County and his

      wife Elizabeth "Betsy" Smith. Parents of Virginia

      Cooksey who was the wife of Nicholas P. Earp and the

      parents of Wyatt Earp. Does anyone know the other

      children of James and Elizabeth Cooksey and siblings

      of Virginia Cooksey?

      RE: Cooksey
      INTEROCITER (View posts)
      Posted: 12 Mar 1999 07:00AM
      Classification: Query
      Edited: 27 Apr 2002 04:32AM
      James Cooksey Sr. (son of Phillip Cooksey and Mary ___)
      b. unknown
      m. 1817 VA
      d. 1828 KY

      Mary Elizabeth Smith (daughter of Thomas Smith and Melcenia Victoria Weeks)
      b. 12 Jan 1800, VA
      m1. 1817 VA to James Cooksey Sr.
      m2. 12 Feb 1831 Ohio co, KY to Robert Perry Iler
      m3. 29 Sep 1843 Ohio co, KY to John Raley
      d. 17 Feb 1880 Ohio co, KY
      bur. Dan Ohio co, KY

      1-Virginia Ann Cooksey b. 2 Feb 1821 Ohio co, KY; d. 14 Jan 1893 San Bernardino co, CA; m. 30 Jul 1840 Ohio co, KY to Nicholas P. Earp
      2-John Cooksey
      3-Margaret Mariah Cooksey b. abt 1827 Ohio co, KY; d. 17 Apr 1894; m. 3 Mar 1843 Ohio co, KY to James C. Tilford
      4-James Cooksey b. 20 Mar 1828 Ohio co, KY; d. May 1896; m. 21 Aug 1856 to Sarah Bell Parks
      5-Jane Cooksey b.

      1-Thomas M. Iler b. Dec 1832 Ohio co, KY; d. 14 Sep 1915 Ohio co, KY; m. abt 1852 to Martha Elizabeth ___
      2-Dulcie (Dulley) Bell Iler b. 5 Dec 1834 Ohio co, KY; d. 27 May 1912 Hartford, Ohio co, KY; m. 17 Jan 1861 Ohio co, KY to Jesse B. Park
      3-Robert Triplett Iler b. 15 Apr 1836 Ohio co, KY; d. 6 Jun 1919 Hartford, Ohio co, KY; m. 16 Jun 1861 Muhlenberg co, KY to Sallie Mary Sharp

      POWER OF ATTORNEY: 1 Nov 1841 Elizabeth Iler (late Cooksey) of Ohio county, Kentucky appointed John James Cooksey her true lawful attorney in law and fact (Ohio county, Kentucky, Deed book I, p.2)

      This is to certify that the rites of matrimony were solemnized between the above bound John Raley and Elizabeth Iler by me on the 29th of September 1843. Given under my hand, T.G. Ward, M.G. (Ohio county, Kentucky, Marriage Book F, no. 184).

      Elizabeth Smith, born Jan. 1800, and James Cooksey were married in 1817. As newlyweds, Elizabeth and James rode horseback to Ohio County, Kentucky along with 87 persons, 14 horses, a chest of gold coins and a wedding dress from Europe embroidered with pearls. Both were wealthy members of the old Virginia aristocracy. James Cooksey died in 1828, drowned in a logging accident.

      This 8th day of March 1824, I do hereby give unto James Cooksey and Elizabeth Cooksey his wife and their heirs &tc a negro girl named Mary for to have and to hold during his life and afterwards to Elizabeth Cooksey and her bodily heirs &tc I do hereby ack. this to my hand and set in the presents of these men: John H. Hampton, David Clark. (signature Thomas Smith). Ohio Count Sct. county court clerk office 6th of Augt 1824, the above deed of gift was proved to be the act & deed of Thomas Smith a party thereto by the oaths of John H. Hampton, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and recorded.

      Nicholas Earp and others give bond of John Cooksey, guardian of minor children of James Cooksey dec'd (Margaret Mariah and James Cooksey, minors); Ohio County KY Order Book 5 p.409, 1 Nov 1841.

      MARRIAGE: Ohio County KY marriages, Nicholas P. Earp married Virginia Ann Cooksey on 27 Jul 1840; J.H. Blaine bondsman, Rev. J.G. Ward, minister.

      POWER OF ATTORNEY: 1 Nov 1841 Virginia Ann Earp, wife of Nicholas Earp, of Ohio county, Kentucky gave said Nicholas Earp power of attorney for all matters including the disposition of lands she inherited from her grandfather Phillip Cooksey in the state of Virginia witnessed by William Daniel and L.D. Earp (Ohio county, Kentucky, Deed book I, p.2).

      Dulea Belle ILER
      l2814kd (View posts)
      Posted: 13 Mar 1999 07:00AM
      Classification: Query
      Edited: 16 Oct 2004 02:05AM
      Surnames: ILER, DANIEL, PARK
      I have that Dulea Belle ILER, daughter of Robert P. ILER and Mary Elizabeth SMITH, was married twice:

      md 1) a Mr. DANIEL about 1853; she was widowed by 1860 and had at least 2 children:
      ...William R. DANIEL; born about 1854; md Emily J. BRATCHER on 4 April 1878;
      ...Vitula DANIEL; born about 1856; md Joel P. BRATCHER on 7 May 1876;

      md 2) Jesse B. PARK


      Dunn Family of Ohio Co. KY
      SColvin45 (View posts)
      Posted: 05 Sep 2001 06:13PM
      Classification: Query
      Edited: 05 Jun 2002 07:48AM
      Surnames: Dunn
      Steven, I couldn't help but notice that your last name was Dunn. Do you know anything about a Theodore Dunn b. ca 1859 in KY? He married a Sudie. He was listed in the 1910 Ohio Co. Census as a barber at McHenry. I am looking for information for a friend of mine. Thanks. Shirley

      Re: Dulea Belle ILER
      PaulaCouch57 (View posts)
      Posted: 03 Oct 2001 09:28AM
      Classification: Query
      Edited: 18 Nov 2002 04:35PM

      end of thread [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S12969] "Cooksey Family", https://www.ancestry.co.uk/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=134&p=localities.northam.usa.states.kentucky.c.