COOKSEY FAMILY HISTORY
St. Francois Co., Mo.

 

LYDIA COOKSEY was born in Kentucky in 1826.   She was married to Robert Lawson in the early 1840's.  They came to Missouri between 1851 and 1854 settling in St. Francois County. 

 

According to Ancestry.com Nancy Stone & Samuel Henry Cooksey are the parents of Lydia Cooksey. 

SAMUEL HENRY COOKSEY ~ Samuel was born 18 August 1800.  He married Nancy Ann Stone in 1822 in Virginia. In 1850 they were living in Cumberland (city), Cumberland County, Kentucky.  According to Ancestry.com Samuel Henry Cooksey died in Warrick Co., Ind. 1 March 1865.

Nancy & Samuel had the following children:

Lydia R.* ~ born 1826 in Cumberland Co., Ky.

William ~ born 1828

Martha Jane ~ born 1831

Stephen Earl ~ 1832 - 1865

Mary Ann ~ born 18 Nov. 1833

Heffron ~ born 1834

Lafayette R. ~ born 1837

George W. ~ born 1840 - 1861

James L. ~ born 1841

Sarah ~ born 1845 - m: ?Frank C. Janet?

 

 

 

SHADRACK COOKSEY
b:ca. 1745 Charles, Maryland, USA
d: 1801 Halifax, Va.
m: 1775 Jemim Burch

 

WILLIAM COOKSEY
1702 Charles, Trinity Parish, Maryland
13 Apr. 1773 Charles, Maryland
m -  1) Barbara Smallwood
       2) Ann Semmes


SAMUEL COOKSEY
b - 1663 Trinity, Charles, Maryland
d - 7 Feb. 1709 Trinity, Charles, Maryland
m - Christian Tennison


THOMAS COOKSEY
b - Apr. 1629 Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England
d - 5 Dec. Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England
m - Elizabeth Lashley


ROGER COOKSEY
b - 1589 Halesowen, Worcestershire, England
d - Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England


ROGER COOKSEY
b - 1558


WILLIAM COOKSEY
b - 1534
d - 6 Feb. 1565


JOHN COOKSEY
b - 1510 Halesowen, Worcestershire, England
d - 1575 Halesowen, Worcestershire, England
m - Alice Carter

 


 

COOKSEY ~ There were two other Cooksey families who came to St. Francois County from Kentucky:

David Franklin Cooksey
b: 1818 Ky.
d: Dec. 1862 Jefferson Co., Mo. buried: Adams Cemetery, Wortham
m: Sarah A. Harris Adams in 1842 - Sarah was born 1823/25 in Ky. - d: 1896
in Missouri.  - NOTE: Marriage record gives Sarah's maiden name as Harris however death cert. for her son, Isaac, gives her maiden name as Adams. Please refer to Cash Family History for more on the Harris/Adams families.

Children of Sarah & David:

Isaac - b: 24 March 1849 St.FranCoMo. - occupation: miner  d: 26 Oct. 1913 Carcinoma of face buried: Primrose Cemetery - death cert. gives parents names as David Cooksey & Sarah Adams both born in Ky. m: ?Margaret Elizabeth Stephens?

John - b: 1849 Mo.

George - 1851 Mo. - died in a mining accident (falling rock) along with John Kidd in 1882 in Bonne Terre. Source: St. Francois County Office/Coroner Inquests - http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/coroners/

Rebecca - 1854 Mo

Samuel - 7 June 1857 Mo - d: 16 Feb 1951 Carcinoma face & neck, & skin over right hip, buried: Adams Cem. BonneTerre - death cert. gives mother's maiden name as Adams.  Married to: Alice Mae Easter who was born in Hickmem County, Ky. in 1862.  Please refer to Cash Family History for more on the Harris/Adams families.

Tabitha - 1859 Mo

In the 1860 census of St. Francois County they were living next door to Lydia (Cooksey) & her husband Robert Lawson.  In the 1890 census Sarah Cooksey is listed as the widow of David Cooksey.  His Civil War unit was not provided.

PRIMROSE CEMETERY, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI


Isaac & Margaret Cooksey


Wm. Edward & Emma Marilla Cooksey

 

John B. Cooksey
b: 1826 Ky.
d:
m: Margaret Elizabeth Fowell - b: 1830 Mo.

Children of Margaret & John:

Jane Flora - b:1845 Mo

Susan J. - b: 1846 Mo.

Nancy E. - b: Jan. 1850 Mo.

Valentine - 2 Oct. 1850 - d: 13 April 1942 Apopelexy Arteriosclerosis - m: Mary Parmer

James W. - 1854

John D. - b: 15 July 1855 - d: 9 Oct. 1941 cerebral hemorage cardio vascular disease - m: Sarah  ??

Mary E. - b: Jan. 1860

In 1860 John Cooksey was living 5 houses away from Robert Lawson & 6 houses away from David Cooksey in what appears to be a boarding house. Also listed as a tenant is Margaret E. Cole.

 

ADAMS CEMETERY - Frankclay/Wortham - St. Francois County, Missouri:

David F. Cooksey - 1818 - 1862

John Cooksey - 1855 - 1941

Sarah Bowen Cooksey - 1863 - 1942

Sarah Cooksey - 1825 - 1896

Virginia F. Cooksey Lawson - 186 - 1919

 

1790 Census - Cooksey

Andrew - Prince Georges, Maryland
James - Prince Georges, Maryland
Henry - Charles, Maryland
Hezekiah - Charles, Maryland
Jesse - Charles, Maryland
Jesse - Charles, Maryland
John - Charles, Maryland
Jonathan - Charles, Maryland
Ledstone - Charles, Maryland
Philip - Charles, Maryland
Abednego - Caswell, N.C
Andrew - Edgefield, S.C
Jessee - Edgefield, S.C.
Josiah - Edgefield, S.C..
Cornelius - Greenville, S.C.
John - Orangeburgh, S.C.

 

1800 Census - Cooksey

Henry - Trinity Parish, Charles, Maryland
Hezekiah - Port Tobacco Parish, Charles, Maryland
Isaac - Trinity Parish, Charles, Maryland
James - Baltimore City, Baltimore, Maryland
Justinian - Trinity Parish, Charles, Maryland
Ledstone S. - Trinity Parish, Charles, Maryland
Andrew Sr. - Greenville, S.C.
Andrew Jr. - Greenville, S.C.
Cornelius - Greenville, S.C.
Josiah - Greenville, S.C.
Eliza - Salisbury, Rockingham, N.C.

 

1810 Census - Cooksey

Chesh - Fairfax, Va.
Henry - Charles, Maryland
Hezekiah - Greenville, Va.
J - Washington & Prince Frederick Hundred, Prince Georges, Maryland
Jack - Fairfax, Va.
James - Charles, Maryland
Jessee - Buncombe, N.C.
Jos - Washington & Prince Frederick Hundred, Prince Georges, Maryland
Joseph - Burkesville, Cumberland, Ky.
Leven - Fauquier, Va.
Maren - Pughtown, Frederick, Va.
Miles - Amherst, Va.
Philip -  Fauquier, Va.
Robt. - Wicomico Hunderd, Somerset, Maryland
S - Washington & Prince Frederick Hundred, Prince Georges, Maryland
Thomas - Greenville, Va.
Walter - Greenville, Va.
Wilson - Logan, Ky
Henry - Charles, Maryland
J - Washington & Prince Frederick Hundred, Prince Georges, Maryland

 

1820 Census

Samuel - Queen Ann, Prince George, Maryland
34 other Cookseys in the U.S. Census

 

1830 Census - could not find any Samuel or S. Cooksey


1840 Census

Samuel Cooksey - Adair, Ky. & Western Division, Madison, Ky
Samuel Cooksey - Newton Mississippi

1850 Census Cumberland T., Cumberland Co., Kentucky

Samuel Cooksey - 49 Va., Farmer
Nancy - 38 Va.
Wm. - 22 Ky
M.J. - 18 Ky
Stephen - 16 Ky
M.I. - 14 Ky
L.R. - 13 Ky
G.W. - 11 Ky
S.E. - 7 Ky
?Buchannon?, Wm. - 23

1860 Census Boon T., ?Wamick? Co., Indiana

Samuel Cooksey - age 60 (b: 1800) birthplace: Va.
Nancy       "  - age 40 (b: 1820) Va.
Geo. W. - 20 - b: Va
James L. - 18 - b: Va
Sarah E. - 15 - b: Va

Samuel Cooksey is living next door to Stephen Cooksey b: Ky.


1870 Census Perry T., Illinois

Henry Cooksey - 66 b: Va
Margaret -
Living with the Wm. Hale family