John 1 of Southold DNA Update
Joseph Corey, our 2019 meeting coordinator, received results from his yDNA submittal to the Oxford Ancestry.
The results confirms the Norse Ancestry with High Confidence. Interesting discussion of Norse control came to
an end in 1472 when the Isles of Orkney and Shetland reverted to Scottish sovereignty. For anyone on the John
1 line, this should save you about ￡500. Joe has furnished three reports:
In other DNA news, Bill Corey, descendant of John Corey of Roxbury, is upgrading to Y-111 at FTDNA. Bill
was one of the original subjects of the Cory Family Society Y DNA testing back in the 2000s. That testing showed
he is in the John Cory I line, and that has been confirmed at FTDNA with Y-67. David A. Cory has spent a lot
of time looking at Bill's ancestry, and has circumstantial evidence that his earliest known ancestor, John Corey
of Roxbury, MA, was a grandson of John Cory I. John Cory I had three grandsons named John. One was John Cory
III, ancestor to Joe, Mark, and David. He was the son of John Cory II. Another grandson died in Southold in
1754. From his will and other evidence, David believes he was a son of Abraham Cory. That leaves John, son of
Jacob. He may be the John Cory who married Mary Griggs in Roxbury, MA in 1713. David plans to finish an article
on the first 3 generations of American Corys that lays out all the evidence. Look for it in a future newsletter.
Our 2021 Biennial Meeting
September 16-19, 2021
Ninepipes Lodge, Charlo, Montana
The 2021 Cory Family Society Meeting will be held September 16-19, 2021 at the Ninepipes
Lodge in Charlo, Montana.
Ninepipes Lodge is within a wildlife refuge overlooking the Rocky Mountains on the Flathead Indian Reservation
in Western Montana. https://www.ninepipeslodge.com/
Note venue change. Secretary Carolyn Corey is our local coordinator. Details in upcoming newsletters
and on our Meeting Page.
Maintaining redundant locations for our published databases is time consuming and unnecessary. We have decided
to use Ancestry.com Public Trees for our primary location of published genealogies and will no longer publish
the databases to this website.
Genealogies of each line will be published to Ancestry as time permits.
We not able to sync new information to the published trees every time a database is updated. New information
(additions, corrections, changes) are made almost every day. Please contact the
and he will be happy provide the latest updates.
The following seven of our ten databases have been published to seven Ancestry.com public trees.
Three additional databases, Devon Corys, Irish Corrys, and Scottish Corries
are under development and will be published in the future.
Corys of America, First and
by Al B. Cory
Are now available online
Genealogical records assembled in the register format. Consists of two Volumes containing
five books, indexed. These books are the result of many years the compiler and the gracious input by
other Cory-Corey researchers.
The genealogies described on this site were derived from the databases used to create these books
over 20 years ago. The current databases are much more complete and up-to-date. Please contact the
and he will create a PDF version of the line that you are interested in and email it to you, free of
Book I John Cory of Southold, Long Island, New York
Ca 1640 through 1996. Contains
875 pages, Indexed. 13,149 Names, 4407 Marriages, 3,158 Locations and 14 Generations. The book covers
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, California, Washington and many more states at different
Book II.. The Compilers Mother's family.
Includes Busroe, Downs, Willis,
Witten, Cain, Philips and many more. Willis from early 1600's, Virginia and Kentucky. Wittens from
1500's, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky. Downs, 1700's Virginia and Kentucky, Busroe 1825 Kentucky.
503 Names and genealogical data. 44 pages, indexed, 503 individuals, 126 marriages, 182
locations, 9 generations.
Book III William Cor(e)y of Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Ca 1640 through 1995.
Contains 603 pages, indexed, 8,847 individuals, 2,994 marriages, 2,252 locations, 12 generations.
The book starts in Portsmouth, Rhode Island with reference to England, Williams birth place. It
continues throughout the United States with his descendants.
Book IV Thomas Cor(e)y of Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Ca 1700s through 1995.
There are 91 pages, 3,640 names, 478 marriages, 484 locations, and 12 generations of descendants.
Book V Cor(e)y Progenitors
Progenitors who could not be linked in the books above.
Starts ca 1600s. There are 109 pages, 1,955 individuals, 726 marriages, 876 locations, 14 generations.
Giles Cory, the martyr of the Salem Witch Trials is included in this section.
Price Second Edition: Each Volume is $35.00, Both Volumes $65.00, Postage Paid.
Same Progenitors, less information.
The Great Book of John Cory
Cory was a weaver who lived on the eastern end of Long Island in the seventeenth century. Marge Chilson, as
historian of the Cory Family Society, performed a great service to John Cory’s descendants when she published
two booklets—Excerpts from the Greate Book in 1991 and Cory Correspondence
in 1994. The first booklet included photocopies of pages from a book which was passed down through generations
of John Cory’s descendants. The most interesting pages were those with handwriting. The booklet Cory Correspondence
included letters written by James Enos Cory, a descendant who researched the Greate Book in the twentieth century.
The Great Book still exists, though in delicate condition. Even in 1991, Marge noted in her Excerpts, “The book
is in very fragile condition, & it doesn’t bear handling.” Despite the risk of further damage, she and the
descendants then in possession of the book felt it was important to preserve images of some of its pages by
photocopying them, and these copies were included in Excerpts from the Great Book and Cory Correspondence.
In a new essay,
The Great Book of John
Cory, Dr. David Cory, M.D. examines in detail some of the mysteries of the Great Book, and
suggest solutions when possible.
Philip Cyril Cory, died from a heart attack on 4 Sep 2020 at the age of 78
at his home in Eatonton, Georgia. Phil was a special effects professional with a Hollywood career that
spaned more than 50 years. During his time as a special effects technician and later supervisor, he
not only created and improved on the "standard" type of effects, rain, snow, wind, etc. but has been
credited with creating some of the most spectacular effects seen on the screen. In 1998 he was the recipient
of the 70th Annual Academy Awards -Technical Achievement Award for the design and development
of the Special Effects Spark Generator. This non-pyrotechnical device provides a controllable,
reliable, variable, and economical shower of sparks for motion picture special effects, while improving
safety on the set. More...
A project was undertaken by the Cory Family Society to determine the genetic relationships between Cory/Corey
family lines in North America and Britain by analyzing Y-chromosome markers. We wished to learn whether or not
the progenitors: William of Portsmouth, John of Long Island, and Thomas of Chelmsford were genetically related.
Each had arrived in America during the period 1635-1645. We also wished to learn where in Britain the progenitors
lived before arriving in America, and to what current Cory lines in Britain they might be related.
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Inquires and Corrections
The Cory Family Society welcomes inquires/corrections. When sending inquires
or corrections, please indicate which line of the family you
are inquiring about.
The Cory Family Society publishes a newsletter three times a year to
its members. All past issues of the newsletters are on-line, in PDF format.
Publications and Articles
Several members of the Society have written articles or published works on their ancestors, check out the
Publications and the Articles pages.