Jackson U. Cowsey: Birth: 1815.
John Causey: Birth: CIR 1820.
William 'bill' (Sr.) Causey: Birth: 1824. Death: 1905
Uriah Causey: Birth: 1846. Death: 1898
Absalom Cossey: Birth: CIR 1820.
Edward Stephen Cossey: Birth: CIR 1900.
Hubbard (Hub) S. Cossey: Birth: ABT 1855.
Jack Cossey: Death: BEF 4 MAR 1945
Joseph Cossey: Birth: CIR 1807.
Anna Cossey: Birth: CIR 1834.
Frederick Cossey: Birth: CIR 1837.
Mattie Cossey*: Birth: 1878. Death: 1952
John Cossey: Birth: 1880.
Charles Cossey: Birth: 1888. Death: 1934
Minnie Cossey: Birth: 1908. Death: 1938
Rachel Cossey: Birth: 27 MAY 1890. Death: SEP 1964
William "Of Maryland" Cossey: Birth: ABT 1750.
John "Jack" Cossey: Death: BEF 1892
Nelly Cossey: Birth: CIR 1790.
Sally Cossey: Birth: CIR 1791.
Joshua Causey: Birth: CIR 1800.
Donna Sue Cossey Chalfin: Birth: 5 MAY 1979. Death: 15 JUN 1992
Samuel Cossey: Death: 4 OCT 1917
Note: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/80991683/family?cfpid=36438351272 Cossey obituaries to research http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=web-obituary&so=2&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&rank=1&new=1&MSAV=0&msT=1&gss=angs-g&gsfn=brunson&gsln=cossey&mswpn__ftp=Independence+County%2c+Arkansas%2c+USA&mswpn=1436&mswpn_PInfo=7-%7c0%7c1652393%7c0%7c2%7c3246%7c6%7c0%7c1436%7c0%7c0%7c&uidh=pa3
more that I don't have; ancestry trees 5743118/person/-1398705211
Donald Lee (Jr.) Cossey s/o Donald & Dixie Wilkerson. See his address. Willing to help with whatever info. needed..dw
Causey through NC/IN/MO use index for reference http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/31873765/person/18139918991
check index - Cossey - This site name Wanette-Asher Pottawatomie Co Oklahoma http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/22318198/person?ln=cossey&fn=
http://www.cosseykin.org/ Lamar Cossey's site
Doug Leonard at dougsurf@@memphisonline, the coordinator for Van Buren Co., AR..dfw
cossey.jpg Cossey Family Crest from James (Jim) Edward s/o John William & S. A. Spivey. Crest was with his gm Opal Cossey's family papers when she died.
cossplna.jpg Cossey Name/Place Description from The Historical Research Center
Rootsweb Name Born Died Paper County State
COSSEY, Jimmy Don 1948 (obit date) Tulare Advance Register Tulare CA COSSEY, Lucille Anne 1990 (obit date) Porterville Evening Recorder Tulare CA COSSEY, Mary V. 2002 Bakersfield Californian Kern CA COSSEY, Tommy Fred 2003 Bakersfield Californian Kern CA COSSEY, Ulis Coy 1977 (obit date) Porterville Evening Recorder Tulare CA ----
COSSEY, Geneva (ATCHLEY); 78; Wanette OK>Tracy CA; Stockton Record; 1999-10-26; mar
COSSEY, Tom; 53; Stockton CA; Stockton Record; 2005-11-1; mar
1820C, TN, Franklin Co., pg.26, John Cossey 100100-10100
1820C, TN, Stewart Co., pg.118, Aaron Cossey 200010-11010
1820C, TN, Montgomery Co., pg.28, Thomas Corsey 421110-32210
1840C, TN, Hardin Co., 8th dist., Hubbard 00001-00001, John 20220001-1100001, Luke 00120001-3010201, and Solomon 000000001-000001001..dfw
A William Cossey died 19 Feb 1917 in Laud. Co., AL (AL Death Rec)
Notes from Robert Wilkerson Cossey Sr. file:
1900 Pope Co.,IL Census says Robert W. Cossey was born in VA.
1900 Livingston Co., KY Census, for John A. Cosey says his father was born in SC.
info possibly NOT related to this family:
Causey's in N C NORTH CAROLINA CAUSEYS The first of the Causeys noted in North Carolina were in Craven County on the coast, adjacent to Pitt County on the north and south of Edgecombe County. Joseph Causey received a 50 acre land grant in Craven County, North Carolina in 1754. On November 3, 1760, John Causey bought 113 acres on Swift Creek in Craven County from James Hales. John Causey sold the land to Thomas Tutin in 1761. John bought and sold several tracts in Craven County between 1762 to 1791. In early 1773, a Philip Causey was in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. This is Philip, Jr. who had sold his holdings in Delaware on November 4, 1772. Called 'Philip Causey of Pitt County', North Carolina, he purchased 654 acres from Noah and Murfree Sugg for 100 pounds. (Note: Bowen Dees believed that this Philip Causey could be shown to be the ancestor of Causeys in Washington Co., AL) Records in Craven County, North Carolina show Philip, Sr. to be present in Craven County as well. Philip Causey, Sr.'s son John had been living in Craven County, North Carolina, since about 1760. Philip Causey, Sr. died about 1778. Bowen Dees believed that Philip, Sr.'s sons were Philip, Jr., John and possibly Joseph who was also living in Craven County, North Carolina in the 1750s. From a petition submitted to the Craven County Court by 'Philip Causey, Sr. of Edgecombe County' it can be shown that Philip, Jr. was the heir of Philip, Sr. and probably his eldest son. Philip, Jr. was administrator of Philip, Sr.'s estate after Philip, Sr. died about August of 1778. Philip, Jr.'s petition recommended that John Causey and Philip Causey, III serve as administrators of Philip, Sr.'s estate. Philip, III was Philip, Jr.'s son and John Causey was probably his brother.
Estate Records of Edgecomb Co. NC 1730-1820 by Joseph W. Watson
QUINN, Wm. 7 Aug 1790 wife Milly wit: ... Ezekiel CAUSEY...
MORGAN, Joseph 5 May 1791 wife Mary, formerly called Mary ATKINSON wit:.Ezekiel CAUSEY
CAUSEY, Leavin 10 Nov 1793 Nov. Court 1793 wife and extrx:Nancy son: Leamon, Exr.: Philip Causey, Jr. wit.:Starling Waller, John Morgain>>>>
CAUSEY, Leven inventory taken by Phillip CAUSEY, Jr. 27 Feb 1794.
CAUSEY, Philip, Senior inventory taken by Philip CAUSEY, Jr. admr., 10 Nov 1802.
CAUSEY, William, inventory taken by Philip CAUSEY, Senr., admr. , 22 March 1817.
CAUSEY, Philip 28 Nov 1824 No Probate date. Bk. F. p. 35 wife: Rachel son: Cullen son: Greenberry Extr.:Isaac Norfleet wit.: Joseph Freeman, Nathan Sessons.
North Carolina 1820 Federal Census....
Cossey, William..... Guilford Co.,NC Page 066 No township listed.
Cooper, John...........Guilford Co.,NC page 066 No township listed.
Causey, Thomas.....Guilford Co.,NC page 066 No township listed.
Causby, William..... Guilford Co., NC page 066 No township listed.
1840 S Carolina Census Index Ronald V. Jackson AGES
Name County No. Township
Cossee, Absolem Horr 336 none
Cossee, Wiley Horr 339 "
Cosser, Philip Horr 339 "
Cossey, A. Beau 287 St. Peter
Coster, Jacob Char 089 CharlesT
Cosway, Owen Horr 346 "
Cosway, Willaim(sp) Horr 342 "
Cosway, Zebodee Horr 342 "
Old historical newspapers: Denton, Maryland "Denton Journal" has a "fable? story" written about Edward Cossey from Feb 9, 1889 to May 11, 1889.
Denton, Maryland, Sat. morn., Dec 20, 1902 talkes about a "Elder Cossey" as being meaner in the financial sense. Possibly a banker..dfw
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Name: William Cossey Year: 1871 Age: 21 Place: Ontario
Source Publication Code: 1823.26 Primary Immigrant: Cossey, William
Annotation: Date and place of census. Census films are available from the National Archives of Canada. Place of birth, religion, ethnicity, occupation, district, subdistrict, division, and page number of original record are also provided.
Source Bibliography: ELLIOTT, BRUCE S. Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario: Perth County. Toronto: Ontario Genealogical Society, 1991, 257p. Page: 35
Earliest Recorded Causey name in EuropeCAUSEYS and Early European Roots / Colonial American History ------------ by E. R. Killian, Dec. 1, 2001ANCIENT EUROPEAN CAUSEY ROOTSStephen Lancaster, in 'The Heritage of Craven County, North Carolina', 1984, edited by B. M. H. Thorne, Vol. 1, wrote on page 102, "Causeys or Causways in America are descended from the English family of Norman French extraction. Robert Le Caucies, or Le Calceis, came to England from Normandy with William the Conqueror in 1066 and settled in Lincolnshire." "William Le Causcets was listed in the Curia Regis Roll in Nottinghamshire in 1212. Robert De Calceto is listed in the Assize Rolls of Lincolnshire in 1202. Robert Causey (Causay), first modern English spelling, was listed in the Sussex Records in 1327 as Norman French, a family which had come from pays De Coux, the present Department of eine-Infericure in France. A Henry Atte Cauce is recorded in Somerset in 1356. Nycholas Cawsey was living in Suffolk Co., England in 1524." The daughter of Sir John DeCoursey, Earl of northeast Ireland's Ulster Province, married Sir Henry Dillon, descendant of the ancient monarchs of Ireland. Dillon was a Norman from Lyon in Brittany, Aquitaine, and secretary to Prince (later King) John of England. He accompanied King John on his trip to Ireland in 1185. Henry was the first Dillon in Ireland He acquired large tracts of land in County Westmeath, where he built manors, castles and monastaries. It is said Henry Dillon was a Crusader and the three crescents on his coat of arms are said to represent three Saracens killed in hand-to-hand combat. Dillon died in 1244. Sir John DeCoursey may well be the earliest Causey ancestor in Ireland. It is noted that in early Virginia and Maryland records appear the names Causey, Cawsey, Cossey, Coursey and 'DeCoursey'. Elsewhere, in England can be found many Causey place names, e.g., there is a Causey's Field in Middlesex, England and the first railroad bridge built in England is in Devon, named 'Causey Bridge'. Coats-of-Arms and shield blazons later cited in hereditary lineages became popular after the Battle of Hastings in 1066 AD. The 'General Armory' identifies a Causey (of Hyngham) coat-of-arms to be 'a griffin segreant sa.' This simple design of the coat-of-arms further indicates an early Norman origin of the Causeys, and harkens back to the Norman Conquest of England at Hastings in 1066 AD. EAR LIEST OF CAUSEYS IN THE NEW WORLD The following is a summary and extrapolation of information contained a treatise written by Bowen Causey Dees before September, 1999 when collected by Vivian Jordan, CGRS. "Nathaniel Causey appears to have been the first of this family to come to America. He arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in the 'first supply' (ship arrival) aboard the 'Phoenix' in 1608. His wife, Thomasine, arrived in 1609 on the 'Lyon.' (Muster of the Inhabitants in Virginia, page 213.) He acquired land by patent in 1620, later called 'Cawsey's Care,' on the south side of the James River and upstream from Jamestown. At the time of the census of 1624-25 he lived at 'Jordan's Journey', and his 'muster,' or census, consisted of his wife and five servants in addition to himself. A Thomas Cawsey aboard the Francis Bonaventure arrived in 1620, and was reported living at Hogg Island in April, 1623. Nathaniel was one of Captain John Smith's soldiers and during the 1622 Indian Massacre he was badly wounded. Called 'an old soldier,' Nathaniel defended his home and fought off the Indians. In 1623 he served as a member of the House of Burgesses from 'Causey's Care', his home, and for 'Shirley's Hundred', the present Shirley Plantation. Nathaniel and his wife returned to England in 1627, leaving their land holdings to their two sons, Thomas and John." A John Causey, probably born in England, came to the colonies by transport arranged by William Berriman of Accomac County. John Causey sold 'Cawsey's Care' to Col. Walter Aston in 1634. Both John and Thomas patented other lands in Virginia during the 1630's and 40's. Thomas is listed in the 1624 muster as living alone in 'Jordan's Journey.' It is believed that this Thomas Cawsey is the same who arrived in the colonies aboard Captain John Ashton's 'Francis Bonaventure' in 1620.(Source: 'Muster Rolls of Settlers of Virginia', page 212) The name Nathaniel Causey does not appear in the Caroline Co. census 1778-1800. In that census is present a William, Sr., William, Jr., Peter, Nehemiah, Solomon, Isaac, and Thomas. In a later census for 1790 in Caroline Co. is found a Curtis Causey. Nehemiah is absent from the 1800 census in Caroline Co., to the 1840 census in Vermillion County, Indiana. Also enumerated in that Caroline County census of 1800 are Peter, William and Robert Cawsey (sic). Nathaniel and Thomasine Cawsey (sic) are identified as 'Ancient Planters' recognized by Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters. The term 'Ancient Planter' is applied to those persons who arrived in Virginia before 1616, remained for a period of three years, paid their passage, and survived the massacre of 1622. They received the first patents in the New World as authorized by Sir Thomas Dale in 1618 for their personal pioneering. Also noted among these early families is Cecily Jordan Farrar. The Farrar name can be found in later Causey history. A Thomas Causey is listed among the eleven persons transported to the Colony of Virginia by William Boddie of England in 1661 for settlement of land in Isle of Wight County.(Commonwealth Land Office, Richmond, VA. Book 4, page 289) Another Thomas Causey took a patent on April 18, 1635 for 150 acres in Charles City County due north of 'Jordan's Journey' and east of the river. In Halberton, Devonshire, England is a record of the burial of a Nathaniel Causey in 1636. Many seventeenth century Causey names can be found in Devonshire, a number of which women have the name 'Thomasine'."
http://www3.telus.net/Rendezvous/Costessey.htm Costessey, Norfolk St. Edmund's Parish Church
Costessey Costessey, which is pronounced "Cossey" and sometimes spelled that way, now adjoins the City of Norwich and since the 1914-18 war has become very much a dormitory suburb of that city. Much of the open farming country, which once separated the two, has been filled with the houses of New Costessey. At the centre of the old village of Old Costessey, is the "The White Hart" pub. To the right at that point is "The Street" and to the left "West End". Old Costessey is one long street of about 2 miles length stretching along the River Wensum At the eastern end is the ruin of the old flour mill and nearby is the ancient village church of St. Edmund's. The Street and the West End have still got many old houses and cottages including 3 old inns, The Swan, The Red Lion and The Falcon, which are now private homes. Close to the White Hart pub is the Catholic church of St. Walstan built about 1830 by Lord Stafford, the hereditary lord of Costessey Manor. The manor, with it's 22 sub-manors in Norfolk, and also manors in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, was granted to his ancestor Sir Henry Jernegan by Queen Mary I in the 16th century. In 1565 Sir Henry changed his name to Jerningham on moving to Costessey to distinguish his family from the senior branch of the Jerningham family living at Somerley ton Hall near Lowestoft. The family stuck to the Catholic faith after the Reformation and Costessey to this day is a Catholic centre. Lady Stafford, in about 1830, built the village school St. Augustines which is still the village school today. The Jerningham/Staffords erected a magnificent mansion in the early 19th century in Costessey Park. When the male branch of the family became extinct in about 1925, the estate of over 2000 acres was auctioned in 1919 and each of the farms came under new ownership. The great Hall was gradually demolished and all that remains is a ruined tower in the Costessey Park golf course.
I'm descended from the CARR family who farmed at Brickyard Farm for many years. The farm adjoined brick making kilns which were owned in the 19th century by Lord Stafford, where the renowned Cossey white bricks were made. Photograph by Carole Davidson 1997
The surname of COSSEY has the associated coat of arms recorded in Sir Bernard Burkes General Armory. Ulster King of Arms in 1884. (John Joseph Ferdinand Plunkett Esq., of Mons, in Hainault, born 1733, a descendant of the house of Rathmore, County Meath, married Marie Gabriel Amee Cossee). The name is also spelt COSSER, COSHER, COSSY and COSER, to name but a few. The name was originally derived from the Middle English 'cosser' a name given to a broker, a dealer. In the latter part of the sixteenth century, an influx of settlers arrived under the patronage of Elizabeth I of England, and colonized the country beyond the 'Pale', the area around Dublin that was the only part firmly under English control. At the same time , groups of Presbyterian settlers were encouraged to migrate from Scotland to Ulster, thus establishing the distinctively Scottish surnames of Ulster. During the long centuries of English domination, Irish surnames were crudely Anglicized either phonetically or by translation. In the 19th century, political repression and famine combined to force many Irish people to seek other countries in which to live. Large numbers emigrated to the United States, where strong emotional ties to Ireland are still preserved in many families, while others found themselves transported, willingly or otherwise, to Australia, often after having first tried to make a living in England. Irish surnames are now very widely dispersed, and are common in England as well as in Ireland, the United States and Australia. Early records of the name include COSOUR (without surname) who was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. Other records of the name mention Ralph le KOSSEY who was documented in 1299 in County Essex and John COSSEY was recorded in the year 1392 in County Hampshire. Johnannes Martyr CORSERE, appears in an old Oxford record, dated 1451 stating 'Corsoure of horses by false menys make them loke freshe'. John, son of John COSSART was baptised at St. Peter, Cornhill, London in 1578, and Katherine, daughter of John CORZET (clothworker) was baptised at the same church in 1580. The name appears in Scotland and David COSHER was documented in Touchgorme in the year 1663, and reappears in 1683 as David CORSER in the parish of St. Ninian in Stirling. The eagle depicted in the crest is emblematical of fortitude and magnanimity of mind. The Romans used the figure of an eagle for their ensign, and their example has been often followed. It is the device of Russia, Austria, Germany and the United States of America.
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