Trying, rather desperately, to prove/disprove the marriage of Hugh "Hughey" McELYEA, Sr to Rachel COOK. I've seen this marriage somewhere (forgot to log the proving page) and now am having trouble with the proof.
Here's what I have:
Hugh McElyea, Sr married Rachel COOK abt. 1786 in Salisbury, Surry Co, NC. She was the d/o Abraham COOK and Phoebe/Phebe MILLS. Rachel COOK had a first marriage to Jacob Jessup in 1775.
The reason this makes sense is that I believe that our McELYEA's were Quakers, being members of a Friend's Monthly Meeting in York Co, PA. The COOKs were Quakers as well. When Hugh went down to NC and went to the Monthly Meeting, he met Rachel...I believe that it wasn't for the first time, the COOKs having been members of the same Monthly Meeting in York Co, PA!
If this proves out, I have many generations of Rachel's ancestry already researched and proven. I'd be happy to share with any and all.
I really need some help with this or at least someone to tell me to forget it! :-)