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Alva Dow Cooksey

Alva Dow Cooksey
b. 30 July 1899, Atkinsonville, Owen County, Indiana, to Samuel Lewis and Mary Cynthia (Criss) Cooksey
d. 25 November 1938, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

m/1. 1 February 1919, Tuscola, Douglas County, Illinois
Virgie Jewel Pate
b. 13 June 1900, Fort Ritner, Lawrence County, Indiana, to Rev. Virgil and Clara Isis (Allen) Pate
d. 25 November 1987, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

Children with Virgie Jewel Pate:

  • Clara Cynthia (1919-1961) married Elmer O. Long
  • Geneva Darlene (1922-1984) married Charles Raymond Cade
  • Margaret Evelyn (1925-1979) married Albert Elvin Crothers
  • Dorothy Fern (1928-2003) married Charles Wayne Cox
  • Dow Junior (b. 1930)
  • Hubert Paul (twin, 1934-1956)
  • Hugh Pate (twin, 1934-1934)

The Cooksey family came to Owen County, Indiana from Montgomery County, Virginia, in 1832. They lived at Atkinsonville, Patricksburg, and Vandalia, all in Owen County. About 1915, Samuel Cooksey and family moved to Newman, Douglas County, Illinois. In 1935, Alva Dow, Virgie, and family moved to Hoopeston, Vermilion County, Illinois.

Alva Dow was a successful farmer at Newman, Illinois, until the great depression. After moving to Hoopeston, Illinois, he developed diabetes and attendant health problems. Beginning to lose his sight, he began making brooms, a trade he had learned from his father.

Submitted by:
Dow Junior Cooksey
Danville IL
E-mail: dcooksey@insightbb.com

Virgie Jewel Pate

Virgie Jewel Pate
b. 13 June 1900, Fort Ritner, Lawrence County, Indiana, to Rev. Virgil and Clara Isis (Allen) Pate
d. 25 November 1987, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

m/1.
Alva Dow Cooksey
b. 30 July 1899, Atkinsonville, Owen County, Indiana, to Samuel Lewis and Mary Cynthia (Criss) Cooksey
d. 25 November 1938, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

m/2.
William Arthur Musk

Children with Alva Dow Cooksey:

  • Clara Cynthia (1919-1961) married Elmer O. Long
  • Geneva Darlene (1922-1984) married Charles Raymond Cade
  • Margaret Evelyn (1925-1979) married Albert Elvin Crothers
  • Dorothy Fern (1928-2003) married Charles Wayne Cox
  • Dow Junior (b. 1930)
  • Hubert Paul (twin, 1934-1956)
  • Hugh Pate (twin, 1934-1934)

Children with William Arthur Musk:

  • Arthur Jyrone (1944-2007) married Penny Ann Edwards

Virgie was a descendant of the very first settlers of Lawrence County, Indiana – the Flinns, Guthries, Williams, Allens, and Plummers. She moved with per parents in 1915 to Newman, Douglas County, Illinois. Virgie and her husband, Alva Dow Cooksey, moved to Hoopeston Illinois in 1935.

Virgie was a homemaker and loving mother. Her husband died at age 39, leaving Virgie with five children still at home. She was a housekeeper in a hotel in Hoopeston to support her family, did sewing for others, always planting a huge garden and canning for winter. Every night she would read to her children and many of the neighborhood children. Her life was centered on her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church, the denomination of her preacher father.

Submitted by:
Dow Junior Cooksey
Danville IL
E-mail: dcooksey@insightbb.com

Mary Bryant

Mary Bryant
b. 5 December 1827, Sullivan County, Indiana, to William and Elizabeth Bryant
d. 5 October 1889, Van Buren County, Iowa

m/1. about 1846
Zephaniah Donaho
b. about 1805, Pennsylvania
d. before 1857

m/2.
William Barr
b. 1813, Ohio
d. 27 February 1882, Van Buren County, Iowa

Children with Zephaniah Donaho:

  • John William (1846-1909) married (1) Margaret Jackson, (2) Amanda Florence Hurst
  • Josiah (b. 1848)
  • Elizabeth (1850-aft. 1900)

Children with William Barr:

  • Amelia (1860-aft. 1900) married Charles Schooler
  • Emil (1862-aft. 1920) married Bertha Long
  • Emily (b. 1862)

Mary’s family immigrated to Turman Township, Sullivan County, Indiana, before her birth in the early 1800’s.

After her first husband died, Mary moved to Van Buren County, Iowa, where her sister Elizabeth Bryant and husband, John Baird, had settled. Her brother, Thomas Bryant, a disabled Civil War veteran also lived there.

In 1882, Mary was again widowed and her married daughter, Amelia, is living there as well.

Submitted by:
Jennifer Cruse
Terre Haute IN
E-mail: jencruse@msn.com

Walter Long Tucker

Walter Long Tucker
b. 23 February 1848, Adams Township, Madison County, Indiana, to Aaron and Nancy Ann (Long) Tucker
d. 23 July 1933, Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma

m. 19 June 1887, Forsyth, Taney County, Missouri
Vandalia Hopper
b. 26 June 1865, Mercer County, Missouri
d. 24 December 1939, Bristow, Creek County, Missouri

Children with Vandalia Hopper:

  • Elmore Meredith
  • Aaron Marion
  • Walter Long, Jr.
  • Nancy Retha
  • Levisa Ellen

Walter emigrated from Madison County, Indiana, to Clay Township, Sullivan County, Missouri, in 1857.

Submitted by:
Tommy D. Tucker
Marion IA

Mary Ann Tucker

Mary Ann Tucker
b. 22 June 1850, Adams Township, Madison County, Indiana, to Aaron and Nancy Ann (Long) Tucker
d. 27 February 1936, Pawnee County, Oklahoma

m. 6 December 1885, Everton, Dade County, Missouri
John William Freeman
b. 8 April 1850, Pawnee County, Oklahoma
d. 20 January 1902, Pawnee County, Oklahoma

Children with John William Freeman:

  • Zerah
  • John William

Mary emigrated from Indiana to Sullivan County, Missouri, in 1857.

Submitted by:
Tommy D. Tucker
Marion IA

Louisa Levisa Tucker

Louisa Levisa Tucker
b. 19 November 1843, Adams Township, Madison County, Indiana, to Aaron and Nancy Ann (Long) Tucker
d. 28 September 1928, Maramac, Pawnee County, Oklahoma

m. 30 May 1880, Dade County, Missouri
Adam Daniel Lesher
b. 17 December 1855, Stark County, Ohio
d. 30 March 1919, Maramac, Pawnee County, Oklahoma

Children with Adam Daniel Lesher:

  • George A. C.
  • Walter T.
  • Mary Ann
  • Oscar

Louisa emigrated from Madison County, Indiana, to Clay Township, Sullivan County, Missouri, in 1857.

Submitted by:
Tommy D. Tucker
Marion IA

Caroline Nancy Ann Tucker

Caroline Nancy Ann Tucker
b. 1841, Adams Township, Madison County, Indiana, to Aaron and Nancy Ann (Long) Tucker
d. 1864, Clay Township, Sullivan County, Missouri

m. 25 March 1862, Clay Township, Sullivan County, Missouri
Perry Commador Judd
b. 1844, Indiana
d. Sullivan County, Missouri

Children with Perry Commador Judd:

  • Nancy Ann Judd

Caroline emigrated in 1857 from Adams Township, Madison County, Indiana, to Clay Township, Sullivan County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Tommy D. Tucker
Marion IA

Aaron Douglas Tucker

Aaron Douglas Tucker
b. 9 February 1854, Adams Township, Madison County, Indiana, to Aaron and Nancy Ann (Long) Tucker
d. 6 November 1936, San Diego, San Diego County, California

m. 19 February 1885, Everton, Dade County, Missouri
Marilla Annie Jerome
b. 4 July 1869, Dade County, Missouri
d. 28 January 1961, San Diego County, California

Children with Marilla Annie Jerome:

  • Zoie
  • Evea Gertrude
  • Ela Jerome
  • Benjamin Goodman
  • Kyle Willard
  • Howard Aaron
  • Joseph Reese
  • Marion Irvin
  • Harold
  • Ross Leona

Aaron emigrated from Indiana to Sullivan County, Missouri, in 1857.

Submitted by:
Tommy D. Tucker
Marion IA

Aaron Tucker

Aaron Tucker
b. June 1812, Rowan County, North Carolina, to Andrew and Luvisa (Rumbley) Tucker
d. 31 October 1868, Newtown, Sullivan County, Missouri

m/1. 1835, Adams Township, Madison County, Indiana
Nancy Rachel Hodson
b. 6 November 1813, Guilford County, North Carolina
d. 1837, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana

m/2. about 1840, Adams Township, Madison County, Indiana
Nancy Ann Long
b. 1813, North Carolina
d. 1890, Everton, Dade County, Missouri

Children with Nancy Rachel Hodson:

Children with Nancy Ann Long:

Aaron moved with his brother Jesse to Clay Township, Sullivan County, Missouri, in 1857.

Submitted by:
Tommy D. Tucker
Marion IA

William Welling Bowerman

WILLIAM WELLING BOWERMAN
b. 15 September 1812, Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York, to Silas and Anna (Welling) Bowerman
d. 19 September 1899, Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa

m. 8 January 1931, Schenectady County, New York
Diadema Lester
b. 1815, Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York, to Mordecai and Abigail (Rushmore?) Lester
d. 26 April 1901, Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa

Children with Diadema Lester:

  • Catherine “Kate” (b. ca. 1832) married [—?—] Farmhurst
  • Esther (b. ca. 1834) married Josiah Long
  • Mary (1836-1877) married Isaac Paden Fish
  • Abigail “Abby” (b. ca. 1839) married O.J. Hyde
  • Ann Eliza (1841-1905) married Lemuel D. Spaulding
  • Diadema (b. ca. 1843) married [—?—] Brenning
  • William W. (b. ca. 1845)
  • Lunda L. “Lundy” (1847-1929) married (1) Darthula [–?–], (2) Emily M. “Emma” Bowerman, (3) Elizabeth M. “Lizzie” McGee
  • Earnest W. (1848-1929) married Julia Stanley
  • George “John” (b. ca. 1850)
  • Elva R. (ca. 1852-1913) married (1) Charles Starkey, (2) Arthur B. Owen
  • Selba (died young)
  • Adeline E. (b. ca. 1854) married James Hannah
  • Estella “Estie” (b. ca. 1856) married [—?—] Layton or Loncks

The family settled near Leavenworth, Crawford County, Indiana, by the 1860 census. They had come from Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. They moved briefly to Wisconsin, then to Taylor County, Iowa, where they were for the 1870 and 1880 censuses. William and Diadema next moved to Quincy, Branch County, Michigan, then back to Iowa around 1890.

Submitted by:
A. L. Bowerman
Howe IN