Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Marriage Record: Thomas McCool to Katy Harpole, 1819

Decided to swing over to FamilySearch to see what I could find on Thomas McCOOL (1797-1867).  Found his marriage record in Warren County, Kentucky to Katy HARPOLE on January 14, 1819.

FamilySearch screen shot of Thomas McCool marriage record

So, that helps to explain the relationships with the HARPOLE line, and clears up that Katy or Catherine, as I have her, was the mother of his children.  Note W.S. Harpole was a witness to Thomas' will, and he was buried in the Harpole Cemetery.  

A quick Google search finds another researchers family tree that has Martha SCALES as the wife of Thomas' son, John B. McCool, marrying in 1823 in Warrick County, Indiana.  However, this person has John B. as the son of William McCOOL.

Obviously, I have several McCOOLs to sort out and errors in my database.  I've made an assumption that the John P. McCOOL listed in the will abstract was Thomas's son and the same as John B. Assumptions are dangerous in genealogy, and I should wait until I receive verification.

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