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  • ID: I45786
  • Name: Peter Green Cozart
  • Given Name: Peter Green
  • Surname: Cozart
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 Dec 1805 in North Carolina
  • Death: in Y
  • _UID: A0B761A3D551494DA66F57B07BC15DBB87AB
  • Change Date: 24 Jul 2009 at 19:35
  • Note:
    From e-mail from Sylvia Ann Bragg 12/15/2001:

    *Transcript from letter to John Geely Jack Cozort from G P Goode copied from David L Brooks' work. It is an exact (almost) copy, the parenthesis ( ) are Davids and the [ ] are his (JG Cozort). Some of the writing has begun to fade and the paper is thin and fragile, so, in order that future generations may have access to it, I am storing it in my computer files. Uncle 'Whack" had temporarily lost his manuscript and I (David) wish to thanks to Garth Gunter and his brother Steve of Rainelle WV (nephews of Aunt Daisy Gunter Cozort) for their role in its recovery.
    David Lockhart Brooks

    Pineville Jan 3, 1951

    Dear Jack,
    Since I write in long had I am using a pencil and carbon sheet. I shall then have an extra copy for a High School, so you Cozorts will be remembered by future generations. In the early pioneer days, Peter G. Cozort and his brother, John Haywood Cozort, came from England to Tar River in North Carolina. One was a blacksmith, the other a carpenter. The smith brought his hammer from England and used a flint rock picked up in the river for an anvil. They later came to Ashe County North Carolina and in about 1824, Peter G. came to Bacontown, Raleigh County West Virginia, where he met and married Sally Acord Christian, who had been married to a man named Christian. She was the daughter of Old John Acord who in 1824 settled at the mouth of Acord's Branch below the town of Glen Fork, Wyoming County WV. In 1836 Peter G. Cozort took up 75 acres of land in Skin Poplar Gap on the Wyoming Raleigh County line, where he reared his family. He had no doubt built his cabin a few years earlier. **** *****there is an error here because records show that Peter and Sally were married in Monroe County Wv, the former home of John Acord. Their children are:
    1. Mahalia Cozort
    2. Sally Cozort Jr
    3. Henry Cozort [Your great grandfather] First married a Jones woman. (Martha, also called Patsy). His second marriage was to Mary Roles of Raleigh County, their only child was Joplin Cozort, who with his mother was murdered and robbed and their house burned over their bodies at Maple Meadows in 1891. Henry the husband and father had died some years before, I taught school at McGraws in 1891 ...********** * see lineage attached to this person for lineage outlined in letter***************

    March 2002
    Lee Hash and Patricia LaBelle
    Lee Hash
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    Culpeper, Virginia 22701
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    Peter G. Cozart came from Ashe County, N.C. in about the year 1824 and married Sally Acord, a daughter of old John Acord who was probably living at the time in Bacontown in Raleigh County. Peter G. Cozart and his brother John Haywood Cozart came from England and first settled on Tar River in North Carolina. One was a carpenter and the other a blacksmith. The brother that was a blacksmith, picked up a flint rock from the river which he used as an anvil, he had brought his hammer with him. They both came to Raleigh County, and after his marriage, Peter G. Cozart entered a 75 acre tract of land on Laurel Fork in 1836. This land was up in Skin Popular Gap on the Wyoming County side. Here he built his cabin and reared his family. Sally Acord was the mother of John Dunn who settled on the head of Slab Creek and had married Ellison Christian before her marriage to Cozart; Their children were: John Duma, a son of Sally, settled on the head of Slab Fork in Raleigh County. Mahala Cozart married John McGraw; Sallie Cozart married Gum Trump of Raleigh County; Henry Cozart married a Jones.

    The children of Henry Cozart and the Jones woman were: James H. "Curt" Cozart who married Margaret Shumate and settled at Low Gap; Jackson Cozart married Minerva Phillips and settled on Laural Branch; and Peter G. Cozart Jr. married Virginia Shumate and settled on Milam Fork.

    His second marriage was to Mary Roles of Raleigh County. Their only child was Joplin Cozart, who with his mother, were robbed and their house burned over their bodies on Maple Meadow in 1891.

    Peter G. Cozart Sr. married as a second wife, Betsey McMillan. Their children were: John; Margaret; James and Martha. Rev. G.P. Goode writes that he heard James H. Cozart say he could remember when the preacher, Rev. Wm. G. Phelps, came to their house to marry his father and mother.

    John Haywood Cozart, a brother of Peter G. Cozart Sr and Esquire Cozart, came from England to North Carolina and later to Raleigh County. He served in the Confederate Army and settled on the Manderville lands on Clear Fork. His children were: W. Harrison Cozart who married Julia, a daughter of James Manderville. Their children were: Cloe who married Mont Can_____; James L. Cozart never married; Mary Ellen married D.V. Richardson; John H. (Jack) Cozart married Triza McGraw; Thomas died in infancy.
    The second marriage of William H. Cozart was to Nancy Brooks, widow of William Randolph Brooks who was killed in the Civil War sometime prior to 1870. John Hasty Cozart, an adopted son of John H. Cozart, married Amy Gunnoe and settled on the Andrew Gunnoe place near Crany.

    The known children of William Cozart and Nancy Brooks were: Rush; Wade; Mrs. Etta Lusk of Tony Fork; and Mrs. Bertha Milam of Saxon, W.Va. J. Hasty was killed in an auto accident in 1937, and Amy, his wife, was burned to death in her home in 1922.

    Father: Reuben Cozart b: Abt 1776 in North Carolina
    Mother: Elizabeth Weaver b: Aft 1776

    Marriage 1 Sarah 'Sally' Acord b: Abt 1789 in Piney River, Wythe (Giles) County, Virginia
    • Married: Bef 1828
    • Change Date: 25 Sep 2005
    1. Has Children Henry M. Cozart b: Abt 1828 in Logan County, (West) Virginia
    2. Has Children Mary 'Mahala' Cozart b: 20 Feb 1832 in Fayette County, (West) Virginia
    3. Has Children Sarah 'Sally' Cozart b: Abt 1834 in Fayette County, (West) Virginia

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth 'Betsy' McMillion b: Abt 1830 in Grayson County, Virginia
    • Married: 19 Jun 1870 in Wyoming County, West Virginia
    • Change Date: 25 Sep 2005
    1. Has No Children Mary Cozart b: Abt 1854
    2. Has Children William Cozart b: Abt 1857 in Wyoming County, (West) Virginia
    3. Has Children Nancy Cozart b: Abt 1861 in Raleigh County, (West) Virginia
    4. Has No Children John M. Cozart b: Abt 1865 in Wyoming County, West Virginia
    5. Has No Children James H. 'Little Jim' Cozart b: 22 Mar 1867 in Wyoming County, West Virginia
    6. Has Children Margaret Ann Cozart b: Abt 1871 in Wyoming County, West Virginia
    7. Has No Children Martha Cozart b: 22 Nov 1877 in Wyoming County, West Virginia

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