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

Phillip Cooksey

Male Bef 1757 - 1836  (> 79 years)


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  • Name Phillip Cooksey 
    Born Bef 1757  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1836  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I64863  Tree1
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2022 

    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 1 Mary Adams,   b. Between 1764 and 1769, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1816, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married Abt 1785  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Levin Cooksey,   b. Abt 1780, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1847, Virginia Twp., Coshocton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)  [natural]
     2. Josiah Cooksey,   b. 1782, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1813, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [natural]
     3. William Cooksey,   b. 1784, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1844, Perry Township, Coshocton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 59 years)  [natural]
     4. Benjamin Cooksey,   b. 2 Nov 1787, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1865, Merrimac Twp., Dent County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     5. Sarah Cooksey,   b. Bef 1790, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. James Cooksey,   b. 1794, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1828, Ohio County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
     7. Elias Cooksey,   b. 7 Jan 1794, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1861, Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     8. Eleanor Cooksey,   b. Bef 1812, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F34524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Hathaway,   b. 19 Nov 1768, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1854, Vigo County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Bef 1813  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F34525  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      There are undocumented claims that Philip's wife Mary was Mary Adams. See the Mar. 1785 record below for a discussion of the Adams family.

      Mar. 1785 - Fauquier Co., Va. Deeds. Thomas Smith and his wife Elizabeth [nee Adams] lease 50 acres to Philip Cooksey for the term of 29 years, beginning at Francis Ash's and Smith's corners to the road called Adams. Philip Cooksey signs his name.
      Sources: (1) Alcock, John P., "Fauquier Families,
      1759-1799," p. 75, and (2) Gott, John K., "Fauquier County, Virginia Deeds, 1778-1785," p. 92.
      Comment: Alcock (pp. 1-2) shows that the land being leased was on Goose Creek and Crooked Run, and had come to Elizabeth from her father John Adams, who d. May 1781 in Fauquier Co., Va. with very large landholdings there. John Adams (wife Sarah Stacey) had formerly lived in Charles Co., Md., and, in addition to dau. Elizabeth who m. Thomas Smith, his children included son John Adams (eldest son and heir at law) who still lived in Charles Co., son Littleton Adams of Fauquier Co, and dau. Susannah Adams of Fauquier Co. who m. Thomas Marshall, Jr. These are the 3 Adams children mentioned in the 1795 record below. The other children of Fauquier Co. John Adams were George, Josias, Thomas, James, and Ann who m. Francis Ash. This is the same Adams family, three members of whom witnessed the Mar. 1791 Charles Co. will of Philip's father.

      1795 - Fauquier Co., Va. Deeds. John Adams. of Charles Co. Md. and wife Elizabeth. sell the land inherited by John's sister Susanna Adams Marshall from their father to three different men: (1) Littleton Adams. (2) John Ashby. and (3) Philip Cooksey.
      Source: Alcock, John P .• "Fauquier Families. 1759-1799,"

      Aug. 1836 - Philip Cooksey, b. before 1757, d. by Aug. 1836
      In Va., wife Mary.
      Source: DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Edition, p. 654.
      Comment: Several other contributers state that Philip Cooksey died in 1836 in Fauquier Co., Va. (no source given)

      July 19, 1839 - The Fauquier Co .• Va. Inventory and Appraisement of the estate of Philip Cooksey, deceased.
      Source: Mel Cooksey. citing Fauquier Co., Va. Estates, pp. 219-21

      Aug. 5, 1839 - Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery of Fauquier Co., Va. In the matter of Philip Cooksey's estate, his son William Cooksey filed suit against the other heirs, that is:
      --Mary Cooksey, the widow
      --brother Elias Cooksey
      --brother Leven Cooksey
      --brother Benjamin Cooksey
      --sister Sarah Oden
      --unnamed minor children of deceased brother James Cooksey
      --Harriet Bland. wife of Silas Bland, Pierce Brown and Maria his wife, and Eveline Cooksey, surviving heirs of deceased brother Josiah Cooksey.
      The court, sitting in Chancery, continued the case on Aug. 10, 1839 due to the inattendance of defendants.
      Source: Mel Cooksey.
      1839 - Philip Cooksey's widow Mary was living with their son Elias Cooksey in Rappahannock Co., Va.
      Source: Agnes Altrup/Pearl Smith.

      Nov. 1, 1841 - Virginia Ann Earp, wife of Nicholas Earp, of Ohio Co., Ky., gives said Nicholas Earp power of attorney for all matters including the disposition of lands she inherited from her grandfather Philip Cooksey in the State of Virginia. Witnesses: William Daniel, L. D. Earp.
      Source: Ohio Co., Ky. Deeds, Book I, p. 2.

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