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Davis Dairy, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee on Wildwood.
Taken by Judith Richards Shubert, September 28, 2005, Copyright

Monday, March 8, 2010

"A Jovial Company"

 Sara Jane "Sallie" Cooley Shubert
 "Gone Ye Blessed"
Wife of J. H. Shubert
June 25, 1868 - Sep. 25, 1909
"A tender mother and a faithful friend.

Buried in Durham Cemetery, Roane County, Tennessee

It's amazing! Over the last few weeks I have received emails from folks who are descendants of my husband's Shubert, Reynolds, and Cooley families. Boy, has that gotten me hopping! I must admit I haven't done any new research on these families in a few years, and I was a little rusty with my information, to say the least. But with so much paper in my files and a very large number of names in my Family Tree Maker, I was at least able to sound somewhat intelligent.

My husband and I were very excited when a Cooley descendant wrote because that is one line on which we have very little information.

My husband's line is as follows:
1. James Cooley, Sr., born about 1745, died about 1780 in Henry Co.,Virgina
+ Ann
2. James Cooley, Jr., born about 1765 in Virginia, died about 1852.
+Martha Patsey Stewart, born 1770 in Franklin Co., Virginia
3. Elijah Cooley, born 1788 in Franklin Co., Virginia, died 1868 in Roane Co., Tennessee
+Jemima Walden who died in 1832
4. Chapman Cooley, born 1824 in Roane Co., Tennessee; died 1905 in Miegs Co., Tennessee
+Ginity America Brock, born 1821; died 1897 in Meigs Co., Tennessee
5. John Thomas Cooley, born 1845, died 1918
+Nancy Jane Cofer, born 1843
6. Sara Jane Cooley, born 1868 in Meigs Co., Tennessee , died 1909 in Roane Co., Tennessee
+John Henry Shubert, born 1865 in Roane Co., Tennessee; died 1924 in Loudon Co., Tennessee
7. Henry Estel Shubert, born 1889 in Roane Co., Tennessee; died 1953 in Loudon Co., Tennessee
+Martha Ann Conner, born 1892 in Sevier Co., Tennessee; died 1964 in Loudon Co., Tennessee
8. Ray Allen Shubert, born 1917 in Loudon Co., Tennessee; died 2003 in Davidson Co., Tennessee
+Marilee Davis, born 1923 in Monroe Co., Tennessee; died 2000 in Davidson Co., Tennessee
9. Robert Allen Shubert + Judith Gail Richards

My husband's 3rd great-grandparents, Chapman Cooley and Ginity America Brock were married in Roane County in 1841. An interesting notation was written on the license.
 Notes for Chapman Cooley:
According to the Roane County, Tennessee marriage records of 1801-1855, when Chapman Cooley married Merica (America) Brock on April 16, 1841, a note was written on the license that said:
"A find(e) weding(wedding) this evening, April 16th, 1841. A joval(jovial) company and well behaved."
Family Sources
Tennessee Archives, Nashville, Tennessee
Photo in Digital Format, Judith Richards Shubert, Original held by Loma Schubert Rodgers


Kay Cox said...

What a great find. Know how you love your digging up of bones! Keeps the rest of us happy, too.

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Yes, isn't that neat! But notice the Brock ancestor? Shubert and I are probably "cousins", too!

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