Name: Phillip Cooksey
Birth: ABT 1757 in Charles County, Maryland
Death: AUG 1836 in Fauquier County, Virginia
=== 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.
Father: Phillip Cooksey b: BEF 1721 in Charles County, Maryland
Mother: Female MNU Cooksey b: BEF 1739 in Charles County, Maryland
Mary Adams b: BET 1764 AND 1769 in Charles County, Maryland
in Charles County, Maryland
- Levin Cooksey b: ABT 1780 in Charles County, Maryland
- Josiah Cooksey b: 1782 in Fauquier County, Virginia
- William Cooksey b: 1784 in Fauquier County, Virginia
- Benjamin Cooksey b: 2 NOV 1787 in Fauquier County, Virginia
- Sarah Cooksey b: BEF 1790 in Fauquier County, Virginia
- James Cooksey b: 1794 in Fauquier County, Virginia
- Elias Cooksey b: 7 JAN 1794 in Fauquier County, Virginia
- Eleanor Cooksey b: BEF 1812 in Fauquier County, Virginia