Ephraim J Cooksey

Descendants of John Cooksey

Generation No. 1

1.  JOHN1 COOKSEY was born 1760 in Shenandoah, Virginia, and died 1822 in Rome, Smith, Tennessee.

He married (1) GILLIANA FLOWERS1.  She was born 1775 in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, and died 1840 in Rome, Smith, Tennessee, United States.

He married (2) ISABELLA HOLMES 1779 in Virginia.  She was born 1763, and died 1800.

Children of JOHN COOKSEY and GILLIANA FLOWERS are:

                   i.    JOHN T2 COOKSEY, b. 1801.

                  ii.    ELIZABETH COOKSEY, b. 1803; d. 1830.

                 iii.    MARTHA COOKSEY, b. 1809.

                 iv.    BENJAMIN COOKSEY, b. 1810; d. 1883.

                  v.    JOSEPH COOKSEY, b. 1810; d. 1880.

                 vi.    DAVID THOMAS COOKSEY, b. 1815.

                vii.    SAMUEL HOGE COOKSEY, b. 1816.

               viii.    NANCY COOKSEY, b. 1817.

                 ix.    HIRAM CASEY COOKSEY, b. 1819, Rome TN.; d. 1876.

2.               x.    EPHRAIM JOHN COOKSEY, b. 10 Mar 1821, Rome, Smith, Tennessee, USA; d. 15 Jan 1890, Parker City, Johnson, Illinois.

Child of JOHN COOKSEY and ISABELLA HOLMES is:

                 xi.    JOHN THOMAS2 COOKSEY, b. 1780; d. 1850.

Descendants of Ephriam John Cooksey

Generation No. 2

2. EPHRIAM JOHN COOKSEY (JOHN1) was born 10 Mar 1821 in Smith Co TN., and died 15 Jan 1890 in Parker City, Johnson, Illinois.

Elizabeth (Phillips) Cooksey

He married 30 Oct 1841 in Tennessee,(1) ELIZABETH PHILLIPS  daughter of THOMAS PHILLIPS and ELIZABETH TURNER She was born 1823 in VA., and died 1891 in Williamson Co.IL.

He married (2) LUVICA RUMMAGE MAY 18 May 1866 in Williamson County Illnois.  She was born 1838 in Kentucky

More About EPHRAIM JOHN COOKSEY:

Burial: Crab Orchard Cemetary Williamson Co.IL

Residence: 1880, Grassy, Williamson, Illinois, United States17

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Residence: 1880, Grassy, Williamson, Illinois, United States

Children of EPHRIAM COOKSEY and ELIZABETH PHILLIPS are:

3.                i.    MARY JANE3 COOKSEY, b. 24 Apr 1842, Smith, Tennessee, United States; d. 19 Nov 1888, Williamson, Illinois, United States.

4.               ii.    SARAH ELIZABETH COOKSEY, b. 27 Apr 1843, Smith, Tennessee, USA; d. 25 Apr 1926, Dade, Florida, United States.

5.              iii.    JOHN H COOKSEY, b. 09 Jun 1844, Smith Co.TN.; d. 18 Nov 1931, Marion, Illinois, United States.

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Samuel Marshall Cooksey & His Brother John Cooksey 1926

6.              iv.    WILLIAM T. COOKSEY, b. Jun 1846, Smith, Tennessee, United States.

                  v.    MARTHA A. COOKSEY, b. 1848, Williamson Co.IL.

                vii.    ADELIA J. COOKSEY, b. 1849, Williamson Co.IL; d. Nov 1875, Williamson Co.IL.

8.             vii.    EPHRIAM W COOKSEY, b. 14 Mar 1854, Williamson, Illinois, United States; d. 08 Feb 1905, Williamson, Illinois, United States.

9.            viii.    SAMUEL MARSHALL COOKSEY, b. 24 Jan 1856, Williamson, Illinois, United States; d. 12 Jan 1930, Williamson, Illinois, United States.

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Burial: Crab Orchard Cemetary Williamson Co.IL

Generation No. 3

3. MARY JANE3 COOKSEY (EPHRIAM J.2, JOHN1) was born 24 Apr 1842 in Smith Co.TN., and died 19 Nov 1888 in Williamson Co.IL.

She married ZACHARIAH HUDGENS 1858 in Williamson Co.IL, son of JOHN HUDGENS and NANCY DURHAM.  He was born 03 Apr 1833 in Robertson Co.TN, and died 20 Sep 1902 in Williamson Co.IL.

Burial: Fountain Cemetary Williamson Co.IL

All except for Emmaranda

Children of MARY COOKSEY and ZACHARIAH HUDGENS are:

i.      EMMARANDA LUVENIA4 HUDGENS, b. 01 Nov 1859, Williamson Co.IL; d. 05 Aug 1886, Williamson Co.IL.

ii.     JOHN BELL HUDGENS, b. 26 Apr 1861, Williamson Co.IL; d. 03 Jan 1944, Goreville Johnson Co.IL.

iii.    MARY ELIZABETH HUDGENS, b. 19 Oct 1862, Williamson Co.IL; d. 15 May 1942, Carlyle Clinton Co.IL.

iv.    NANCY PARLEE HUDGENS, b. 28 Aug 1864, Williamson Co.IL; d. 01 Sep 1952, Williamson Co.IL.

v.      ROBERT LEE HUDGENS, b. 24 Feb 1866, Williamson Co.IL; d. 09 May 1939, Williamson Co.IL.

vi.     HIRAM ALEXANDER HUDGENS, b. 15 Jan 1868, Williamson Co.IL; d. 01 Sep 1952, Williamson Co.IL.

vii.    ALICE NORA HUDGENS, b. 20 Feb 1870, Williamson Co.IL; d. 19 Feb 1934, Williamson Co.IL.

viii.   JOSHUA HUDGENS, b. 24 Jan 1872, Williamson Co.IL; d. 30 May 1916, Williamson Co.IL.

ix.      ZACHARIAH II HUDGENS, b. 23 Feb 1874, Williamson Co.IL; d. 20 Sep 1955, Fountain Cemetery Williamson Co.IL.

x.       HERMAN HUDGENS, b. 16 Jan 1876, Williamson Co.IL; d. 08 Sep 1950, Williamson Co.IL.

xi.      EGBERT THEODORE HUDGENS, b. 27 Jun 1878, Williamson Co.IL; d. 16 Jun 1966, Williamson Co.IL.

xii.     HUGH HUDGENS, b. 29 Jan 1882, Williamson Co.IL; d. 04 May 1969, Ross CA.

xiii.    LEROY CLEVELAND HUDGENS, b. 19 Dec 1885, Williamson Co.IL; d. 21 Dec 1950, Williamson Co.IL.

xiv.    ARTHUR FRANKLIN HUDGENS, b. 27 Jun 1888, Williamson Co.IL; d. 08 Apr 1972, Williamson Co.IL.

John & Sarah Cooksey Chamness

4. SARAH ELIZABETH3 COOKSEY (EPHRIAM J.2, JOHN1) was born 27 Apr 1843 in Smith, Tennessee, and died 25 Apr 1926 in Miami, Dade County, Florida.

She married JOHN MCCREARY CHAMNESS28 Nov 1861 in Williamson County Illnois.  He was born 20 Feb 1840 in Williamson County IL, and died 12 May 1901 in Williamson, Illinois,

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Children of SARAH COOKSEY and JOHN CHAMNESS are:

                    i.    SARAH4 CHAMNESS, b. 1866.

24.             ii.    JULIA ANN CHAMNESS, b. 1868, Williamson, Illinois, United States; d. 08 Oct 1938, Williamson, Illinois

25.            iii.    LYDIA LOURETTA CHAMNESS, b. 16 May 1869, Williamson, Illinois d. 03 Apr 1957,

Almedia Chamness

iv.    ALMEDIA CHAMNESS, b. 22 Dec 1869, Williamson, Illinois; d. 1925.

  v.    MECKY CHAMNESS, b. 1871, Illinois42.

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Residence: 1880, Bainbridge, Williamson, Illinois,

   vi.    LAREBY CHAMNESS, b. 1871, Illinois

More About LAREBY CHAMNESS:

Residence: 1880, Bainbridge, Williamson, Illinois,

26.           vii.    COLUMBUS MCMARY CHAMNESS, b. 1872, Williamson County IL; d. 1952, Jax, Duval, Florida,

               viii.    MINNIE MARTHA CHAMNESS, b. 31 Dec 1873, Carbondale, IL; d. 10 Aug 1939, 300 S. Van Buren, Marion, IL; m. A.J.STARRICK, Marion Ill.

Cornelia Chamness

ix.    CORNELIA “NELIA” CHAMNESS, b. 18 Feb 1878; d. 12 Jul 1943, Williamson, Illinois, USA; m. SIMMONS, Miami FL.

27.             x.    CORDELIA “DELLA” CHAMNESS, b. 26 Nov 1880, Marion, Williamson, Illinois, USA; d. 20 Jan 1924, Creal Springs, Williamson, Illinois, USA.

                  xi.    E M CHAMNESS, m. IDUNNO, Miami FL.

5. JOHN H.3 COOKSEY (EPHRIAM J.2, JOHN1) was born 09 Jun 1844 in Smith Co.TN., and died 18 Nov 1931 in Williamson Co.IL.

He married AMANDA A MCINTOSH 1863 in Williamson County Illnois, daughter of BENJAMIN MCINTOSH and ELIZABETH MASON.  She was born 17 Sep 1844 in Illinois, United States, and died 02 Dec 1926 in Marion, Williamson, Illinois,

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Children of JOHN COOKSEY and AMANDA MCINTOSH are:

i.      JOANNA BURNS4 COOKSEY, b. 1866; d. 1938.

ii.     LUCY COOKSEY, b. 1864.

iii.    MINSY COOKSEY, b. 1869.

iv.    MOLLIE COOKSEY, b. 1875.

v.     JOHNIE COOKSEY, b. 1883.

vi.    EVA COOKSEY, b. 1885.

vii.   MARY COOKSEY, b. 1889, Illinois

6.  WILLIAM T.3 COOKSEY (EPHRAIM JOHN2, JOHN1)56 was born Jun 1846 in Smith, Tennessee, United States.

He married MARTHA C GULLEDGE.  She was born 1850, and died 1870.

Child of WILLIAM COOKSEY and MARTHA GULLEDGE is:

           i.  PHOEBE ELIZABETH4 COOKSEY, b. 1870, Illinois, United States; d. 1940, Yukon, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States; m. JACOB BURRELL GRANT JENKINS; b. 1865; d. 1941.

7.  ADELIA J.3 COOKSEY (EPHRIAM J.2, JOHN1)was born 1849 in Williamson Co.IL, and died Nov 1875 in Williamson Co.IL.

She married WILLIAM THOMAS HUDGENS, son of JOHN HUDGENS and DELILAH FARMER.  He was born 16 Jan 1849 in Robertson Co.TN, and died Jun 1919 in Williamson Co.IL.

More About ADELIA J. COOKSEY:

Burial: Fountain Cemetary Williamson Co.IL

Dan B, William T, Nell & Julia Hudgens

Children of ADELIA COOKSEY and WILLIAM HUDGENS are:

i.      JULIA ANN4 HUDGENS, b. 10 Nov 1869, Williamson Co.IL; d. 11 Nov 1931, Williamson Co.IL.

ii.     DANIEL BOONE HUDGENS, b. 09 Aug 1872, Chamnesstown Cooksey Dist.Williamson Co.IL; d. 25 Aug 1962, Marion Williamson Co.IL.

iii.    SARAH ELIZABETH”NELL” HUDGENS, b. 29 Aug 1875, Williamson Co.IL; d. 27 Sep 1971, St.Louis, MO..

7. EPHRIAM W.3 COOKSEY (EPHRIAM J.2, JOHN1) was born 14 Mar 1854 in Williamson County IL, and died 08 Feb 1905 in Williamson County IL.

He married PARALEE ANGELINE LIGHTNER 27 Jul 1876 in Williamson County Illnois.  She was born 1853, and died 1905. Williamson County Illinois

Children of EPHRIAM COOKSEY and PARALEE LIGHTNER are:

           i.  HENRY A4 COOKSEY, b. 1879, Southern Township, Williamson, Illinois,; d. 1938, Nettleton, Craighead, Arkansas.

          ii.  ROBERT LEE COOKSEY, b. 1882, Williamson, Illinois,

         iii.  EPHRAIM JOEL COOKSEY84,85, b. 1892, Williamson, Illinois,

Samuel Marshall Cooksey 1926

9.  SAMUEL MARSHALL3 COOKSEY (EPHRAIM JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 24 Jan 1856 in Williamson, Illinois, and died 12 Jan 1930 in Williamson, Illinois

He married MARY P FREY 1879.  She was born Mar 1859 in Illinois, and died 1927.

 More About SAMUEL MARSHALL COOKSEY:

Burial: Crab Orchard Cemetary Williamson Co.IL

Residence: 1920, West Marion, Williamson, Illinois

More About MARY P FREY:

Residence: 1920, West Marion, Williamson, Illinois

Children of SAMUEL COOKSEY and MARY FREY are:

           i.  ALVA4 COOKSEY, b. Feb 1880, Illinois

          ii.  ERVA COOKSEY, b. Jul 1882, Illinois

         iii.  EVA COOKSEY, b. Sep 1886, Illinois

         iv.  AVA COOKSEY, b. 1890, Illinois

          v.  AVA CANNEDY, b. Abt. 1891, Illinois

Generation No. 4

Julia Chamness Suratt

24.  JULIA ANN4 CHAMNESS (SARAH ELIZABETH3 COOKSEY, EPHRAIM JOHN2, JOHN1)was born 1868 in Williamson, Illinois, and died 08 Oct 1938 in Williamson, Illinois,

She married ALLEN SURATT1887 in Chamness IL.  He was born 07 Feb 1863 in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States, and died 14 Mar 1935 in Marion, Illinois, United States.

Allen and Julia Surratt grave marker

Children of JULIA CHAMNESS and ALLEN SURATT are:

           i.  ROZELLA5 SURRAT, b. May 1887, Marion, Williamson, Illinois; d. 06 Aug 1972, Marion, Williamson, Illinois,

          ii.  CLORETTA SURRAT, b. 10 Oct 1888, Marion, Williamson, Illinois, d. 03 Mar 1906, Marion, Williamson, Illinois,

         iii.  GERTRUDE MAY SURRATT, b. Oct 1890, Illinois, United States; d. 12 Feb 1978, Carterville, Williamson, Illinois,.

         iv.  LEONARD ALLEN SURRATTb. 28 Apr 1897, Marion, Williamson, Illinois; d. 23 Sep 1899, Marion, Williamson, Illinois, United States.

          v.  NELIA TOTT SURRAT b. 21 Jul 1900, Marion, Williamson, Illinois,  d. 28 Jul 1900, Williamson, Illinois,

         vi.  LAWRENCE MCNARY SURRATT b. 28 Jul 1901, Marion, Williamson, Illinois, d. 05 Jul 1925, Marion, Williamson, Illinois,

        vii.  BEULAH ANN SURRATT, b. 1905, Illinois, d. May 1967, Carterville, Williamson, Illinois,

       viii.  SENIA B SMAT, b. 1905.

         ix.  WILLIAM SURRATT b. 1907, Illinois, United States; d. Jul 1970, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois,

Lydia Chamness

25.  LYDIA LOURETTA4 CHAMNESS (SARAH ELIZABETH3 COOKSEY, EPHRAIM JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 16 May 1869 in Williamson, Illinois, and died 03 Apr 1957 in Williamson, Illinois, USA.

She married JOEL NORRIS 06 May 1890 in Crab Orchard, Williamson Co, IL, He was born 03 Nov 1865 in Marion, Williamson Co, IL, and died 18 Dec 1939 in Marion, Williamson Co, IL,

Children of LYDIA CHAMNESS and JOEL NORRIS are:

           i.  LEO5 NORRIS  b. 1891, Illinois.

                CLYDE NORRIS   b. Sept 1894 d. 10 Oct 1895

          ii.  HARRY H NORRIS, b. 1896.

         iii.  MARIE NORRIS b. 1896, Illinois.

         iv.  GLADNESS NORRIS, b. 1897.

          v.  INA NORRIS, b. 1902, Illinois.

         vi.  ETHEL NORRIS b. 1909, Illinois.

ColumbusChamness

26.  COLUMBUS MCMARY4 CHAMNESS (SARAH ELIZABETH3 COOKSEY, EPHRAIM JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1872 in Williamson County IL and died 1952 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida,

He married LAURA ALICE SAMUEL 06 Sep 1893 in Williamson, Illinois, United States.  She was born 1884 in Kentucky,

More About COLUMBUS MCMARY CHAMNESS:

Residence: 1880, Bainbridge, Williamson, Illinois,

Children of COLUMBUS CHAMNESS and LAURA SAMUELS are:

           i.  EARL O5 CHAMNESS, b. 1901, Illinois, United States.

          ii.  LILLIAN CHAMNESSb. 1904, Illinois, United States.

         iii.  VIVIAN CHAMNESS b. 1905, Illinois, United States.

         iv.  BEATRICE CHAMNESS b. 1908, Illinois, United States.

MinnieChamness

25.  MINNIE MARTHA CHAMNESS (SARAH ELIZABETH3 COOKSEY, EPHRAIM JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 30 Dec 1873 in Carbondale, Illinois, and died 10 Aug 1939 in Marion, Illinois,

She married Andrew J STARRICK 06 May 1890 in Crab Orchard, Williamson Co, IL, He was born 11 Jul 1869 in Marion, Williamson Co, IL, and died 2 Jun 1931 in Marion, Williamson Co, IL,

Minnie Chamness Starrick

AJ Starrick & Minnie Chamness Starrick
Andrew & Minnie
The A.J. Starrick Family

Children of MINNIE CHAMNESS and A J  STARRICK are:

           i.  WILEY S STARRICK b. 1892, d 1893 Illinois

          ii.  CATHERINE M STARRICK, b. & d 1904.

         iii.  WILLIAM C STARRICK d. 1909, Illinois.

CordeliaChamness

27.  CORDELIA “DELLA”4 CHAMNESS (SARAH ELIZABETH3 COOKSEY, EPHRAIM JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 26 Nov 1880 in Marion, Williamson, Illinois and died 20 Jan 1924 in Creal Springs, Williamson, Illinois, .

She married ALBERT SIMMONS 26 Mar 1898 in Illinois.  He was born 1878, and died 1944.

Children of CORDELIA CHAMNESS and ALBERT SIMMONS are:

           i.  LIVING5 SIMMONS

          ii.  LIVING SIMMONS

         iii.  JOE SIMMONS, b. Abt. 1903, Illinois.

         iv.  ABE SIMMONS b. Abt. 1905, Illinois.

          v.  FRED AVERS SIMMONS, b. Abt. 1910, Illinois.

         vi.  ED SIMMONS, b. Abt. 1910, Illinois.

Joanna Cooksey with family

6. JOANNA BURNS4 COOKSEY (JOHN A.3, EPHRIAM J.2, JOHN1) was born 1866, and died 1938.

She  married (1) GEORGE CHAMNESS.

She married (2) FRED HENRY BARTH 25 Sep 1888.  He was  born 1861, and died 1941.

Child of JOANNA COOKSEY and GEORGE CHAMNESS is:

i.      HARVEY HIRAM5 COOKSEY, b. 21 Mar 1885; d. 1941.

Children of JOANNA COOKSEY and FRED BARTH are:

ii.     GUSSIE MAE5 BARTH, b. 1891; d. 1979.

iii.    JOHN FRED BARTH, b. 1895; d. 1968.

iv.    CLAY CEASAR BARTH, b. 1897; d. 1974.

HHCooksey

7. HARVEY HIRAM5 COOKSEY (JOANNA BURNS4, JOHN A.3, EPHRIAM J.2, JOHN1)was born 21 Mar 1885, and died 1941.  He married BESSIE LEE COCKE.  She was born 1887, and died 1977.

Harvey and Bessie Cooksey Gravestone

Children of HARVEY COOKSEY and BESSIE COCKE are:

i.    BENJAMIN HARVEY6 COOKSEY, b. 31 Jan 1912, Williamson, Illinois, USA; d. 09 Jul 1967, Marion, Williamson, Illinois,

Joanna Ethelwyn Cooksey

ii.     JOANNA “DOLLY”ETHELWYN COOKSEY, b. 1909, Williamson, Illinois; d. 1967, Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado; m. JOHN CLIFTON FELTS; b. 1906; d. 1967.

iii.    JOSEPH PAUL COOKSEY, b. 1914, Williamson, Illinois; d. 1967, Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, m. BRADLEY.

iv.     LACEENA LORRAINE COOKSEY, b. 1922, Williamson, Illinois; d. 1980, Williamson, Illinois,  m. KERWIN.


8. BENJAMIN HARVEY6 COOKSEY (HARVEY HIRAM5, JOANNA BURNS4, JOHN A.3, EPHRIAM J.2, JOHN1) was born 31 Jan 1912 in Williamson, Illinois, and died 09 Jul 1967 in Marion, Williamson, Illinois.

He married ELIZABETH EMILEY KELLER.  She was born 1913, and died 1988.

Child of BENJAMIN COOKSEY and ELIZABETH KELLER is:

i.    LINDA LOU7 COOKSEY, b. 27 Oct 1940; m. JACK RICHEY, 09 Aug 1959; b. 05 Dec 1934, Zeigler, Williamson Co., Illinois.

2 Responses to Ephraim J Cooksey

  1. Carolyn Trower says:

    The research you have done is amazing. Ephraim J. Cooksey 1821-1890 was my great great grandfather. He married Elizabeth (Phillips) Cooksey and gave birth too my great grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Cooksey who married Rev Wiley Berry Chamness My grandmother was Delia Chamness (1882- 1924) who married Albert Simmons. My mother Ruby Jane Chamness was Delia’s 13th child. Ruby married Lee Ander Benton June 29, 1935. I was her 4th child and was
    separated from my birth family at the age of 18 months. I found my siblings and parents in 1967, but I’ve always been curious about my geneology. Thank you for putting these pieces of the puzzle together for those of us who want to know. You are much appreciated. April 9, 2014, Carolyn Sue Benton Trower/

    • Sue Hardwig says:

      Dear Carolyn,

      After reading your family history, I would especially like to talk to you regarding the husband of Sarah Elizabeth Cooksey. She married one of the sons of Rev Wiley Berry Chamness; his name was John Mccreary Chamness. I have a great deal of information on the Chamness family in Southern Illinois. You may contact me at rsdesignsinc@comcast.net

      Sue Grisham Hardwig
      My grandmother was a Chamness.

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