Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Isaac Cooksey

Male 1760 - 1833  (73 years)


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  • Name Isaac Cooksey 
    Born 1760  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Dec 1833  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I64443  Tree1
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 

    Father Phillip Cooksey,   b. Bef 1735, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1793, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Female MNU Cooksey,   b. Bef 1739, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1793, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1755  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F30705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Perry,   b. 1770, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Dyson Cooksey,   b. 1795, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1840, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 44 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Cooksey,   b. Abt 1797, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Dec 1836, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)  [natural]
     3. Nathaniel Cooksey,   b. 1797, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1841, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Cooksey,   b. Abt 1799, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1849, Bartholomew County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [natural]
     5. James A. Cooksey,   b. 1807, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1840 and 1850, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [natural]
     6. Margaret Cooksey,   b. Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Joshua Cooksey,   b. Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F34368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      Dec. 10. 1833 - James Cooksey [Isaac's son] appeared at court
      in Charles Co., Md .• and stated that his mother. Mary Cooksey,
      renounced all rights to administer on the estate of her
      deceased husband Isaac Cooksey and requested that letters
      of administration be issued to her son Nathan P. Cooksey.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Receipts & Releases, 1827-1841, p. 202.
      Comment: Comparing this with the previous record we see
      that Isaac has d. 1830-1833 in Charles Co .• Md.

      Dec. 10. 1833 - The Administration Bond on the estate of
      Isaac Cooksey, deceased, was granted to Nathan P. Cooksey.
      Securities: Isaac Naylor, James Cooksey.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Administrative & Testamentary.
      1833-1855, p. 20.

      Apr. 1. 1835 - The 1st Charles Co. Md. Administration Account
      of Isaac Cooksey.
      Value of personal estate: $1,735.99.
      The difference between the appraised value and the estate
      sale proceeds was $326.62.
      Payments made by the estate included a payment of $2.11 to
      Mary Beavin for officiating as a mid-wife.
      Administrator: Nathan P. Cooksey.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Administrative & Testamentary,
      1833-1855, p. 165.
      Comment: A second and third Administration Account were
      also filed.

      Oct. 1835 - Letters of Administration were granted to Nathan
      P. Cooksey on the estate of Mary Cooksey.
      Source: Charles Co .• Md. Orphans Court Proceedings. Oct.
      Term 1835. p. 293.

      Dec. 1836 - Distribution of the estate of Isaac Cooksey.
      Administrator: Nathan P. Cooksey.
      Estate balance: $840.92.
      Distribution: a 1/7th part, amounting to $120.19, was distributed to each of the following heirs:
      --Nathan P. Cooksey.
      --John W. Eastwood in right of his wife Sarah.
      --Mary Beavin.
      --Henry B. Davis in right of his wife Margaret.
      --Joshua Cooksey.
      --James A. Cooksey.
      --Heirs of Elizabeth Beavin.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Administration Accounts, 1834-1839, p. 260.
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 153.
      Philip Cooksey, March 8, 1791; March 25, 1793
      I, Philip Cooksey of CC being weak of body but of sound and disposing mind and memory
      To wife, all my estate during her life. After her decease, to be equally divided among my five children, Isaac, Leven, Hester, Sarah and Margaret.
      Executor: son Isaac Cooksey
      Signed: March 8, 1791 Philip Cooksey
      Wit - G. Adams, John Adams, John Adams Jr.
      Probated on March 25, 1793 by Isaac Cooksey together with witnesses John Adams Sr., John Adams Jr, and George Adams who made oath that they saw the testator sign and seal this will.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      Dec. 29, 1817 - The Charles Co., Md. will of Hugh Perry, probated Feb. 28, 1818, leaves:
      --to all children [unnamed], equal share in the livestock, horses and other personalty.
      --to sons James, Thomas D., and Hugh, all land equally [land not named.]
      --to dau. Ann Perry, 1000 lbs. tobacco.
      Executor: son Thomas D. Perry.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Wills, Liber HB No. 14, p. 128.
      Comment: That one of Hugh's unnamed children was the wife of Isaac Cooksey is shown (1) by the Dec. 13, 1826 record below, and (2) on Apr. 18, 1818 when Isaac Cooksey in right of his wife [unnamed] drew lot no. 2 of Hugh's property.
      Source: A four page paper on "Isaac Cooksey of Philip" by Harry Wright Newman in the Newman Collection at Charles County Community College. For the Apr. 18, 1818 record Newman cites unspecified Charles Co., Md. Inventories & Accounts.

      Dec. 13, 1826 - The Charles Co., Md. distribution of the
      estate of Hugh Perry, deceased, Thomas D. Perry, Admr. The
      distribution was made to:
      1. Thomas D. Perry.
      2. James A. Perry.
      3. Isaac Cooksey.
      4. Hugh Perry.
      5. R. S. Rawlings.
      6. James Cooksey.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Administration Acounts, 18251829,
      p. 237.
      Comment: This record shows that another dau. of Hugh Perry
      m. a James Cooksey.
      ===
      Ellie Hoyt

      On page 101 of Mary Louise Donnely's book, Beaven-Blandford Clarkson-Mitchell Familes of Maryland, Kentucky, U.S.A. says that Benjamin Beaven married Elizabeth Cooksey at St. Mary's at Bryantown, MD, "the daughter of Isaac Cooksey. In the final account of the estate of Isaac Cooksey, dated 12/1836 his seven children were named and each was to receive one seventh of the estate or $120.13 each (Accounts 1834-1836:260). The children were Nathan Cooksey (m 12/10/1821 Martha Kidwell); Sarah D. Cooksey (m 2/13/1813) John W. Eastwood); Mary Cooksey (m 3/28/1815 Henry Beaven); Margaret Cooksey m Henry Davis; Joshua Cooksey; James A. Cooksey; and Elisabeth Cooksey (m 2/18/1814 Benjamin Beaven).

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