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John B. Cooley

Farmer; Sec. 30, P.O. Adeline; born Down Co., Ireland, 1815; located in this county in 1838; married Maria Brown Jan. 1845; She was born in Washington Co., Md., Oct. 6, 1814; they are members of the U.B. Church; have four children--John W., born Jan. 6, 1846; George E., born Feb. 26, 1849; Ann Catherine, born May 16, 1848; Louis H., born June 13, 1853; he owns 180 acres of land worth $10,000; Mr. Cooley has fine improvements upon his farm, with the advantages of a clear stream of water meandering through it all seasons of the year.

"History of Ogle Co., IL" by H. F. Kett & Co., Chicago, IL, 1878

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