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Dockery-Morrison --- A Family History
Abel Henry Dockery and Elizabeth Rankin Dockery, David Dockery and Nancy Dockery Dockery, Robert H. Arthur Dockery and Sarah Sumner Dockery, Henry Jackson Dockery and Sarah Jane Montgomery Dockery, Walter H. Dockery and Laura Catherine Morrison Dockery, Walter Julian Dockery and Myrtie Bell Rice Dockery and families.....
Walter H. Dockery and Laura Catherine Morrison Dockery
Dockery

     The surname Dockery has both Irish, English and Scottish Origins.  In England, it is a "habitational' name from any of several places called Dockray.  A possible origin of theplace name is Ol Norse 'd o kk' meaning hollow, valley and "vra" meaning isolated place, thus 'dokvra.'
     The first element could be from Old English 'docce' the plant. The name Dockwray is first found  in a small hamlet of Cumberland in the Yorkshire, Lancaster area.  Located there was the 'family seat' of the house of a medieval lord.  The area was known in medieval times as 'no mans land' because of the skirmisheds that continued after William The Conqueror conquered England.  It is part of the Scottish/English border, the setting for many a romantic story of love and war.  This first recorded Dockwray was John and we find him in 1332. From there we have Robert in 1467, and our first female of note, Isabel in 1560.  We may or may not have ties to this particular group, but it gives us some Dockery/Dockwray history.
Among our Dockery and Morrison ancestors we have soldiers from all of America's wars, farmers, a judge, lost grandmothers, large families, and many intrepid women  beginning with Elizabeth who as a young widow packed up her family and her horses and moved from Tennessee to Alabama. We have mysteries, What happened to Sarah? Why is she lost to our history? Could Mary Margaret's mental instabilities be controlled with today's modern medicine? We have a carpenter who died of an injury while building his own family home. We even have Hoss Cartwright. Between all these 'characters' we have wonderful family worth getting to know. Let us not forget them.
  There's nothing like genealogy..... Scottish and Italian 
Our Coppo and Grande families have been in America only a short time historically speaking. Therefore, this genealogy is rather short, and it is by no means complete. There are still questions to be answered: What happened to Antonio, Carolina, and Guydo/Guido? When and where did they die? Where are they buried? Did they return to Italy? What about extended family? Surely there are a few out there.




la famiglia:  Coppo/Grande
The Scottish and the Italian United!!!  Faye and Jim
The original Coppos in America. Alcide, Carolina, Esterina