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Emma Shepherd Cockey, b. 11 Jun 1981
Posted by: Jim Bishop Date: November 01, 1999 at 19:47:28
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Emma Shepherd Cockey was the daughter of Thomas Beal/e COCKEY and Mary Thomas WARFIELD. She was born 11 Jun 1891 in Lyal Park (wherever that is - MD?).

I found two very interesting sources for information on Emma. The first is Callahan, Eleanor McC.; A Brown Family of Maryland; Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin (MGSB), Vol. 19, No. 1, Winter 1978. Callahan on page 10, lists the Children of Emma Shepherd Cockey and Bruce H. Helfrich as of 1 Jan 1926. She lists 1. Emma Shepherd, 2. Robert Bruce, 3. Thomas Cockey, and 4. Samuel Cockey. The second, also comes from MGSB - Vol. 26, No. 2, Spring 1985, "Cockey Bibles," p 189. This source provides data (Birth, Marriages, Deaths, and some family information) on two Bibles both last know to be owned by Thomas B. Cockey, Jr., 13 Overhill Road, Baltimore, MD 21210. The first Bible published in 1819; the second in 1884, in Philadelphia, Pa. Within this second Bible, p 189, The children of Emma Cockey and Bruce Helfrich listed here are: 1. Robert Bruce, 2. Thomas Cockey, 3. Samuel Dalton, and 4. Mary Thomas Warfield (all Helfrich, of course). Emma is missing from the second source; Mary Thomas Warfield from the first, but understandably since Callahan lists children as of 1 Jan 1926, and "Cockey Bibles" has the date of birth for Mary Thomas Warfield Helfrich as April 14, 1932. Thus, the question what caused the omission of Emma Cockey from the Bible Records, the second source.

I'd love to hear from any descendants of this line who have solid source information which may help with these discrepancies.

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