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OCONTO COUNTY
Wisconsin
FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES
 .COOLEY.
Harrison Cooley and Family

of
Hickory, Maple Valley

                                                        Harrison Cooley
Photos of Harrison Cooley's brother and sister-in-law, below.

Timothy Cooley
1823 - 1894

Rebecca Smith Cooley
1817 - 1910

Significant research has been done, and is available from many sources, on the ancestry of Harrison Cooley who was born March 1, 1819 in Springfield, Massachusetts and his wife Harriet Day who was born March 18, 1821 in Sandisfield, Massachusetts.  They met and married in Portage County, Ohio in 1842. and started their family in Ohio. By 1870 Harrison and family had moved to Van Buren County, Michigan where most of his 10 siblings also resided and produced large extended families.

1880 Harrison, Harriet, son Warren (with his wife Lucira and children) and daughters Emily and Minerva had settled into farming in Hickory, Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin. Harrison, in his senior years, listed himself as an Oconto landlord in 1900.


Emily married William C. McKenney in Oconto County and and Minerva (Minnie) married Francis H. Cheffings in Oconto County where each raised a family. Several of Harrison and Harriet's grandchildren also married Oconto County spouses with the surnames of Livingston, Perkins, Simpson, Bowman, and Davis. Many member of the family migrated to Oregon.
Early Cooley Family in America
Available sources:
1. FTM Online, GenealogyLibrary.com   The Cooley Genealogy

2. EARLY SPRINGFIELD AND LONGMEADOW, MASSACHUSETTS Chapter IV
 http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ma/county/hampden/hist/hist2.html

3. The "Long Meddowe" 1636-1716 - Michael F. Gelinas

4. Springfield Massachusetts Cemetery Lot Owners 1647 (now an outdoor museum named YE OLDE BURYING YARD http://www.longmeadowhistoricalsociety.org/olde_burying_yard.html)


Benjamin I. Cooley learned the skill of weaving in England and immigrated from England to North America in 1640 and settled in Longmeadow (originally Springfield), Hampden County, Massachusetts. Over the years he "took on" a number of young boys as apprentices and since weaving was a much sought after skill there was money to be made. From the first Benjamin was very active in civic affairs; holding office for many years, serving on committees and juries. His judgment was well respected according to records. With a stead and lucrative income, Benjamin soon was investing in real estate, proving himself to be an astute businessman.

"Few dividends slipped away from Benjamin Cooley, except as he made exchanges for property more useful and convenient to him. In 1647 he was taxed for 40 1/2 acres, while the inventory of his estate in 1684 included 527 acres exclusive of the "land that Obadiah Cooley occupieth." This latter tract, at Main and York streets in Springfield, comprised perhaps ten acres, giving as a total, 537 acres acquired during Benjamin Cooley's forty years as an inhabitant of Springfield. Longmeadow Historical Society http://www.longmeadowhistoricalsociety.org/


Grave Stone of
Benjamin I. Cooley
in Longmeadow, Massachusetts
photo by J. Reynolds

Benjamin married Sarah Savage in 1842 and began this Cooley lineage in America.  The library and Historical Society in Longmeadow have an extensive collection of information regarding all the Cooley descendants of Benjamin and Sarah, many of whom remained there still. In Longmeadow, there is a Cooley Street and markers on the historical homes, many of which were Cooley.  Benjamin lived a long life with his wife Sarah. They had 8 children. He died 1684 and one week later Sarah, his wife,  joined him. They were buried in the original church cemetery in Longmeadow, now an outdoor museum named YE OLDE BURYING YARD with tours of the gravestones and history of the people buried there.
 
                                    Cooley Family In England

The Cooley Family goes back as early as records of residents were kept in England.  Some research gives the original spelling of the surname as Cole, then Coles, then Cooley, beginning with Thomas Cole born 1494 in Allhallows Church, London, England.  Three generations later, the father of  Benjamin I Cooley, William Cooley was born 1590 in Denmark to English parents who almost certainly were among the families living in self imposed exile due to religious and political views. Benjamin was considered a "Puritan" when he came to America in 1640. That term was used in the England of his father's day, from the late 1500s well into the 1600s, to describe a variety of protestant groups who supported Church of England and governmental reforms that were not accepted by the King. Men active in the reform movement, who were threatened with incarceration, took their families to the Netherlands and Denmark, where there was safety. However, even the skilled craftsmen among them had great difficulty finding employment during the economic struggles in those refuge countries. William Cooley's family returned to England, as so many other did. William married Joan Arnott in England and they had one known child, Benjamin I. Cooley, before William died at age 28 years in 1618 when Benjamin was 3 years old. The first English civil war over government and religious reform began in 1842, two years after Benjamin I. Cooley had emigrated. His mother did not travel to the new world with him and is documented as having lived to the age of 100 years in England.  

Please scroll down to see a summery of the Cooley family generations in England and America gathered from a variety of sources. As with all family research, it is highly recommended that each person make a careful check of all gathered information, including what is offered here, before adding it to their own research.

Cooley Family Tree in Oconto County


Harrison Cooley

    b: March 1, 1819 (Cemetery records) Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    occupation: 1850, Farmer in Eaton, Lorain County, Ohio; 1860 farmer in Bloomingdale, Van Buren County, Michigan; 1880 farmer in Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin; 1900 landlord in Oconto County, Wisconsin
    d: March 14, 1904 in Oconto County, Wisconsin (Cemetery records)
    burial: Hickory Cemetery, Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
+ Harriet Day - wife of Harrison Cooley
    b: March 12, 1821 in Massachusetts
   marriage: 1842
    d: March 22, 1895 in Oconto County, Wisconsin
    burial: Hickory Cemetery, Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
    children of Harrison and Harriet:
        1. Franklin N. Cooley
            b: 1843 in Eaton, Lorain County, Ohio
            d: July 23, 1867 in Bloomingdale, Van Buren County, Michigan
            burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA
        2. Warren Cooley
            b: October 1846 in North Eaton, Lorain County, Ohio
            occupation: 1860, 1870, 1900 farmer in Bloomingdale, Van Buren County, Michigan;
            d:  August 31, 1929 in Marion County, Oregon
            burial: Lee Mission Cemetery, Salem, Marion County, Oregon
(notes on Warren Cooley: please see photo and obituary - scroll down)

Lucira Jane Powers Cooley
1852 - 1931
        + Lucira Jane Powers - wife of Warren Cooley
            b:  January 7, 1852 in Elyria, Lorain County, OH
            marriage: 1868
            d: 1931 in Marion County, Oregon
            burial: Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Salem, Marion County, Oregon
 
(notes on Lucira Powers: 1930 widowed, living with daughter Jennie Cooley Simpson and her husband and son in Salem, Marion County, Oregon)
            children of Warren and Lucira:
                * Harry Wilbur Cooley
                    b: August 12, 1871 in Coldwater, Michigan
                    d: December 27, 1854 in Linn, Oregon
                    burial: Willamette Memorial Park, Albany, Linn County, Oregon, 
                + Daisy E. Bowman- wife of  Harry Cooley
                    b:  April 6, 1871 in Wisconsin
                    marriage: June 1, 1892 in Oconto County
                    d: 1944 in Linn, Oregon
                    burial: Willamette Memorial Park, Albany, Linn County, Oregon, 
                    children of Harry and Daisy: All born in Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin except Marvel Cooley who was born in Oregon;

Warren Robert Cooley
1894 - 1983
born
in Oconto County
                        Cora Jane Cooley 1893 - 1992 (Harry Charles Howe 1894 - 1992);
                        Warren Robert Cooley 1894 - 1983 (Lucile L. ? 1871 - ?);
                        Lee Walter Cooley 1896 - 1955 (Cora M. Reeley 1902 - ?);
                        Earl R. Cooley
1899 - ? ( Mabel E. ? 1904 - ?);
                        Monroe R. Cooley
1900 - 1965 (Vernita W. Devaney 1906 - 1994);
                        Verna Gertrude Cooley
1904 - ? (George L. Berry 1903 - ?);
                        Marvel L. Cooley
1906 - 1968 (Opal Cooley (1909 - ?)
                 * Herchel Allen Cooley
                    b: 1875 in Michigan
                    occupation: 1900 Hotel Keeper in town of How, Oconto County, Wisconsin; 1910 laborer, odd jobs
                    d: November 1, 1916 in Oregon
                    burial: Lee Mission Cemetery, Salem, Marion County, Oregon
(notes on Herchel Cooley: 1900 living in town of How, Oconto County, Wisconsin; 1910 living in Liberty, Marion County, Oregon; not found after 1910)
                 + Mildred P. Davis - wife of Herchel Cooley
                    b:  1877 in Michigan
                    marriage: 1897 in Oconto County, Wisconsin
                    d:
(notes on Mildred: 1920 remarried to Charles O. Rice and living with her 2 Cooley children in Lost Valley, Wheeler County, Oregon)
                    children of Herchel and Mildred: both born in Oconto County, Wisconsin; Glenn H. Cooley b: 1900; Irene M. Cooley b: 1903
                * Clara M. Cooley
                    b: January 1878 in Wisconsin
                    d: June 1941 in Marinette County, Wisconsin
                    burial: Harmony Cemetery, Marinette County, Wisconsin
(notes on Clara Cooley: 1900 Living with husband and 2 children in Pensaukee, Oconto County; 1910, 1920 1930, 1940 living in Grover, Marinette County, Wisconsin;  )
                + Loucious (Lewis) J. Bowman (cemetery stone)- husband of Clara Cooley
                    b:  May 1875 in Wisconsin
                    marriage: June 3, 1896 in Oconto County
                    occupation: 1900 farmer in Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin; 1910 - 1940 farmer in Grover, Marinette County, Wisconsin;
                    d: November 1956 in Marinette County, Wisconsin
                    burial: Harmony Cemetery, Marinette County, Wisconsin
                    children of Clara and Lucius: born in Oconto County, Wisconsin; Arthur E. Bowman b: September 1897, Beulah N. Bowman b: May 1899; born in Marinette County, Wisconsin; Ruth Bowman 1911
                * Cora J. Cooley
                    b: March 8, 1882 in Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
                    d: August 22, 1882 in Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
                    burial: Hickory Cemetery, Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
                * Jennie Lucira Cooley
                    b: August 21, 1883 in Oconto County, Wisconsin
                    d: June 19, 1974 in Marion County, Oregon
                    burial: Lee Mission Cemetery, Salem, Marion County, Oregon
(notes on Jennie Cooley: 1910 living in Turner, Marion County, Oregon; Please see obituary- scroll down)
                + Daniel B. Simpson - husband of Jennie Cooley
                    b: 1883 in Wisconsin
                    marriage: 1905 in Wisconsin
                    occupation: 1910 general farming in Oregon; 1930 bus mechanic in Salem, Marian County, Oregon;
                    d: May 8, 1965 in Salem, Marion County, Oregon
                    burial: Lee Mission Cemetery, Salem, Marion County, Oregon
(notes on Daniel B. Simpson: : see obituary - scroll down)
                    child of Jennie and Richard: Garlen Simpson b: October 7, 1905 in Wisconsin d: August 26, 2007 burial in Pioneer Cemetery, Salem, Marian County, Oregon;

Edwin and Eleanora Perkins Cooley  
Wedding 1907

in Oconto County
                 * Edwin Warren Cooley
                    b: July 18, 1886 Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
                    occupation: 1910 General Farming in Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
                    d: November 18, 1950 in Oregon
                 + Eleanora I. Perkins - wife of Edwin Cooley
                     b: 1890 in Wisconsin
                     marriage: October 29, 1907 in Oconto County, Wisconsin
                     d:
                     children of Edwin and Elinora: Born in Oconto County, Wisconsin; Byron E. Cooley b: 1909, Bruce E. Cooley b: 1913; Joy A. Cooley b: 1918; born in Oregon; Leon W, Cooley b: 1920, Orval D. Cooley b: 1921
                 * Ralph H. Cooley
                    b: December 18, 1890 in Suring, Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
                    d:  February 4, 1974 in Marion County, Oregon
                     burial: Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Salem, Marion County, Oregon

                 + Lola Beryl Headrick - wife of Ralph Cooley
                    b: June 12, 1892 in Marion County, Oregon
                    marriage: in Oregon
                    d: September 15, 1993 in Salem, Marion County, Oregon
                     burial: Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Salem, Marion County, Oregon

                 * Ellis E. Cooley
                    b: October 1893
                    occupation: 1930 Merchant in Men's Furnishings in Salem, Marion County, Oregon ; 1940 Advertising Manager in retail clothing
                    d:
                 + Jaunette E. ? - wife of Ellis Cooley
                    b: 1904 in Illinois
                    marriage: married on 1930 census, divorced on 1940 census
                    d:
    3. Emily (Ema) Nancy Cooley - (Please click on McKENNEY Family Page for children and other descendants)
        b:  May 20, 1850 in Loraine County, Ohio. (obituary and 1900 census give year of birth 1850)
        d: October 10, 1922 in  Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
        burial:  Hickory Cemetery,  Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
(notes on Emily Cooley: 1900 census 7 births, 7 living; 1920 living in Oconto Falls with husband William C.)      
    + William Colebrook McKenney  - Husband of Emily Nancy Cooley
       b: March 21, 1848 in Fair Haven, Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada.  
       immigrated: 1864 (1900 U.S.census)
        married 1871 in Wisconsin, USA
        occupation: 1880 farm laborer in Oconto, Oconto County; 1910 Store Keeper, general store in Spruce, Oconto County;
        d: May 13, 1921 in  Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
        burial:  Hickory Cemetery,  Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
( notes on William C. McKenney: 1920 living in Oconto Falls with wife Emily;
    paternal grandparents: John McKenney 1785 - 1862,  Rachel Leonard 1788 - 1877 [from William McKenney death certificate in Canada]
    father: William McKenney b: December 25, 1819 in Deer Island, Fairhaven, New Brunswick, Canada d: 1875 in Deer Island, Fairhaven, New Brunswick, Ca.
    mother: Marietta McHenry b: December 25, 1818 in Deer Island, Fairhaven, New Brunswick, Canada d: March 31, 1848 in Deer Island, Fairhaven, New  Brunswick, Canada)
    4. Minerva (Minnie) L. Cooley (1860 cernsus)
         b: 1859 in Bloomingdale, Van Buren County, Michigan (1860 census)
         d:  1916 in Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
         burial: Hickory Cemetery in  Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
     +  Francis H. Cheffings - Husband of Minerva Cooley
         b: 1848 in England
         marriage: June 6, 1877 in Oconto County, Wisconsin
         d: 1912 in Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
         burial: Hickory Cemetery in  Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
            children of Minerva and Francis:
            Gertrude M. Cheffings
                b: March 1878 
in  Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
            George Cheffings
                b: January 24, 1880 in  Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
                d: 1940 in Hickory, Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
            + Ada J. Livingston - wife of George Cheffing
                d: February 1878 in Little River, Oconto County, Wisconsin
                marriage: #1 1900
to Jamiesonin 
                               #2 1912 to George Cheffing

                 d: 1958 in Hickory,  Maple Valley, Oconto County, Wisconsin
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This Cooley Branch English Family Tree

Generation 1    


William Cooley
    b: 1590 in immigrated Denmark, to English parents
    d: 
1618 in Tring, Hertfordshire, England at age 28 years
(notes on Wiiliam Cooley: William Cooley was born of Puritan English parents who had immigrated to Denmark for religious safety and freedom. Due to hard economic times they returned to England
)
+ Joan Arnott - wife of William Cooley
    b: 1595 
in Tring, Hertfordshire, England
    marriage: February 9, 1609
  in Tring, Hertfordshire, England
    d: 1695 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England; age 100 years
    child of William and Joan:
        1.
Benjamin I. Cooley ( 25 Feb 1615 in Tring, Hertfordshire, England)

The parents of William Cooley are thought to be:
John Cooley Coles
    b:
27 Feb 1563 in Padbury, Buckinghamshire, England
    d:
1660 in England  at age 97
+ Jane Marshe - wife of John Cooley
    b:
1569 in Devon, England
    marriage: May 24, 1585 in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England
    d:
1591 in Devon, England

The grandparents of William Cooley are thought to be:
Thomas Cole II
    b: 
15 Dec 1543 in All Hallows Honey Lane, London, England
    d: 
1583 in Glastonbury, Somerset, England
+ Katheryn nee? - wife of John Cooley
    b: 
1543 in All Hallows Honey Lane, London, England
    marriage: 1563 in England
    d:
1569 in Aft 1562 of Saint Mary, Wiltshire, England

The great grandparents of William Cooley are thought to be:
Thomas Cole
    b: 
1494 in Allhallows Church, London, England
    d: 
1 Apr 1571 in London, London, England
+ Elizabeth Hargrave - wife of Thomas Cooley II
    b: 
1525 in London, London, England
    marriage: 1540 in London, England
    d:
1571 in St Mary Abchurch, London, England


Generation 2

Benjamin I. Cooley 
    b:
  25 Feb 1615 in Tring, Hertfordshire, England
    immigration: 1640 from
Tring, Hertfordshire, England
    d: 17 Aug 1684 in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
(notes on Benjamin Cooley: His father William Cooley was born of Puritan English parents who had immigrated to Denmark, they then returned to England where Benjamin  I. Cooley was born; Benjamin lived in Massachusetts during the time of the infamous witch trials and was called as a witness,  as documented in Springfield history)
+ Sarah Savage- wife of Bemjamin Cooley
    b: 1820 

    marriage: 1642 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    d: 23 Aug 1684 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
(notes on Sarah Savage: Her mother Hannah Tyng was born 1594 in Boston, Massachusetts and died in 1641 in Accomack, Virginia; Her father Thomas Savage was boen 1594 in Chester England and died 1633 in Savage Neck, Accomack, Virginia; Sarah died one week after her husband.)
        1. Bethiah Cooley (Henry) Chapin  16 Sep 1643 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts (notes on Bethiah Cooley:  "The earliest of Benjamin Cooley in the Springfield records is dated September 16, 1643, when his daughter, Bethia, was born."  EARLY SPRINGFIELD AND LONGMEADOW, MASSACHUSETTS )
    *  2. Obadiah Cooley Sr  27 Jan 1647 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts m: Rebecca Williams
        3. Eliakim Cooley Sr  8 Jan 1648 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts m. Hannah Ribbals
        4. Daniel Cooley Sr 2 May 1651 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts m. Elizabeth Wolcott
        5. Sarah Cooley (Jonathan) Morgan 2 May 1651 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
        6. Benjamin Cooley Jr 1 Sep 1656 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts m: Abigail Bagg
        7. Mary Cooley (Thomas) Terry 22 Jun 1659 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts (notes on Mary Cooley - Samuel Terry, brother of Thomas Terry who was husband of Mary Cooley, was a local boy whom her father Benjamin had taken on as an apprentice in weaving.)
        8. Joseph Cooley 6 Jan 1662 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts m: Mary Griswold

Available sources:
1. FTM Online, GenealogyLibrary.com
  The Cooley Genealogy

2. EARLY SPRINGFIELD AND LONGMEADOW, MASSACHUSETTS Chapter IV
 http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ma/county/hampden/hist/hist2.html

3. The "Long Meddowe" 1636-1716 - Michael F. Gelinas

4. Springfield Massachusetts Cemetery Lot Owners 1647 (now an outdoor museum named YE OLDE BURYING YARD http://www.longmeadowhistoricalsociety.org/olde_burying_yard.html)


BENJAMIN COOLEY (1617 - 1684) was the village weaver of Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. He came to America in 1640, probably by way of Holland, as no British vessels from the time list him as a passenger. He married a woman named SARAH (Savage, Tremaine or Colton). Benjamin died on August 17, 1684 in a part of Springfield that is now called Longmeadow. His wife died a week later, on August 23. They had three daughters and five sons:

From Find A Grave
Benjamin Cooley was here in 1644, his name appearing in the records of that year. Two years after his arrival he was chosen a Selectman and served in that office 18 years, the longest period of service given by any one person. He was much employed in town affairs and was on all important committees during his active life. Samuel Terry was bound to service by William Pynchon to Benjamin Cooley, "weaver," for three years and six months, and it would appear that Cooley must have been engaged in weaving in England before coming to this country. His marriage is not on record here. He died August 17, 1684, and his wife, Sarah, died August 23, 1684

Generation 3


Obadiah Cooley Sr.
    b:
27 Jan 1647 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    d: 3 Sep 1690 in Hampden County, Massachusetts
Rebecca Williams
    b:
20 Aug 1649 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
    marriage: November 9, 1670 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    d: 18 Oct 1715 in Hampden County, Massachusetts
    children of Obadiah and Rebecca:
Rebecca, b. August 23, 1671, m. John WELLER.
        1. Sarah
Cooley, b. August 3, 1673, m. Tilley MERRICK.
        2. Mary
Cooley, b. December 19, 1675, m. John FERRY.
    *   3. Obadiah
Cooley, b. August 1, 1678, m. Dorcas HALE.
        4. Anna
Cooley, b. March 5, 1681, m. Nathan COLLINS.
        5. Joseph
Cooley, b. November 12, 1683, m. Margaret MacCRANNY.
        6. Jonathan
Cooley, b. June 28, 1686, m. Joanna COLTON. 

Birth: Sep. 27, 1646 Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USADeath: Sep. 3, 1690
Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA

From First Century of Springfield, Volume 2

OBADIAH COOLEY.

Obadiah Cooley, son of Benjamin and Sarah, married Rebecca WILLIAMS at Windsor. She was a daughter of John Williams. He died September 3, 1690, and his widow married John WARNER, and died October 18, 1715. Obadiah's children were:
Rebecca, b. August 23, 1671, m. John WELLER.
Sarah, b. August 3, 1673, m. Tilley MERRICK.
Mary, b. December 19, 1675, m. John FERRY.
Obadiah, b. August 1, 1678, m. Dorcas HALE.
Anna, b. March 5, 1681, m. Nathan COLLINS.
Joseph, b. November 12, 1683, m. Margaret MacCRANNY.
Jonathan, b. June 28, 1686, m. Joanna COLTON. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
   Benjamin Cooley (1617 - 1684)
   Sarah Colton Cooley (1620 - 1684)
 
 Spouse:
   Rebecca Williams Cooley* 


Generation 4

Obadiah Cooley Jr.
    b:
1 Aug 1678 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    d: 6 Oct 1764 in Hampden County, Massachusetts
+ Dorcas Hale - wife of Obadiah Jr.
    b:
14 Apr 1679 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
    marriage: January 22, 1702
in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    d: Jan 28, 1769 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
        1. Obadiah Cooley III ( 9 Jan 1705 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts )
        2. Noah Cooley (Aug 10, 1706 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts )
        3. Moses Cooley ( 22 Apr 1710 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusett )
     * 4. David Cooley (Jun 21, 1712 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts )
        5. Abel Cooley (12 Oct 1717 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts )
        6. Jacob Cooley (18 Nov 1720 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts )
        7. Rachel Cooley Langdon (18 Nov 1720 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts )

Information posted at findagrave.com

Original Memorial: Son of Obadiah COOLEY/Rebecca WILLIAMS
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OBADIAH COOLEY (II) is the son of OBADIAH COOLEY I (1646–1690) and REBECCA WILLIAMS (1649–1715), who married 2nd to JOHN WARNER in 1691 after the death of her husband. Obadiah was just 12 years old when he lost his father. Obadiah II is the grandson of BENJAMIN COOLEY and SARAH COLTON/SAVAGE, English immigrants and early settlers of Springfield, Mass.

Obadiah's eight siblings:
Rebecca (b. 1671), m. Edward Kibbe
Sarah (b. 1673), m. Tilley Merrick
Mary (b. 1675), m. John Ferry
Anna (b. 1681), m. Mason (Nathan?) Collins
Joseph (b. 1683), m. Margaret MacCranny
Jonathan (b. 1683), m. Joanna Colton

Obadiah married DORCAS HALE (HEALD), granddaughter of JOHN and DOROTHEA (ROYLE) HEALD, English immigrants, early settlers and freeman (1641) of Concord, Mass. Together Obadiah & Dorcas had six sons:

Obadiah Cooley III: (1705 – )
Noah Cooley (1706 – )
Moses Cooley (1710 – )
David Cooley (1712–1793) m. Margaret Hitchcock
Abel Cooley (1717 – )
Jacob Cooley (1720 – )

DOCUMENTED TIMELINE:

1678 01 Aug BIRTH: Long Meadow, Springfield, Hampden, MA USA. 5 SOURCES, inc. Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988
1702 22 Jan MARRIAGE: Age: 23; to DORCAS HALE (HEALD),
Springfield, Hampden, MA USA. SOURCES: Massachusetts, Town Vital Records, 1620-1988 (multiple original documents)
1764 06 Oct RESIDENCE: Age: 86; Springfield, Hampden, MA USA. SOURCE: U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
1764 06 Oct DEATH: Age: 86; Springfield, Hampden, MA USA.
1764 08 Oct BURIAL: Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden, MA USA

Bio created 06.08.2012 by Debra Hart Blackgrave Tyre, 9th great-granddaughter

Generation  5

David Cooley
    b:
Jun 21, 1712 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    d: 19 Oct 1793 in Hampden County, Massachusetts
+ Margaret Hitchcock - wife of David Cooley
    b:
Oct 25, 1712 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    marriage: July 26, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    d: 6 Aug 1804 in Hampden County, Massachusetts
    children of David and Margaret:
        1. David Cooley (Nov 22, 1733 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts0
        2. Margaret Cooley
Merrick (11 Oct 1736 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusett)
     * 3. Moses Cooley
(31 Mar 1741 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts)
        4. Abner Cooley (twin)
( 16 Aug 1744 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts d: 29 May 1750 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts)
        5. Tabitha Cooley (twin)
(26 Nov 1747 in Brimfied, Hampden, Massachusetts)
        6. Submit Cooley Langdon
(25 May 1750 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts)
        7. Abner Cooley
(17 Aug 1752 in Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts)

Generation 6

Moses Cooley
    b:
31 Mar 1741 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    d: 1777 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
+ Catherine Morgan
- wife of Moses Cooley
    b:
Dec 31, 1744 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    marriage: 
May 19, 1763  in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    d: Dec 16, 1825 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    children of Moses and Catherine:
        1. Lautevas Cooley (
6 Oct 1763 in Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts)
     * 2.
Timothy Franklin Cooley Sr. (Oct 06, 1763 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts)
        3. Lauteous Cooley (
May 06, 1766 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts)
        4. Lovina Cooley Carlisle (
Sep 26, 1768 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts)
        5. Margaret Cooley Twing (twin) (
2 Feb 1773 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts)
        6. Seneca Cooley (twin - male) (
Feb 02, 1773 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
        7. Charlotte Cooley Sanderson (
2 Oct 1775 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts)

Generation 7

Timothy Franklin Cooley Sr.
    b: 
    d: Jan 26, 1817 in Burial: Springfield Cemetery, Hampden County, Massachusetts
+ Rebecca Smith -
wife of Timothy Cooley.
    b: Oct 21, 1761 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    marriage: September 12, 1797 in Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    d:  21 Sep 1856 in Burial: Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Lorain County, Ohio
    children of Timothy and Rebecca:
       1.  Margaret Cooley (b. 21 Apr 1788, prob. Chester, Hampden, MA)
    * 2.  Chester Cooley (March 28, 1790 in Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts d: 24 Dec 24, 1857 Van Buren County, Michigan)
       3. Sarah Cooley (b. 29 Dec 1792, Chester, Hampden, MA)
       4. Timothy Franklin Cooley Jr. (b. 1797, prob. Chester, Hampden, MA d: 29 Jun 1886 in Burial: Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Lorain County, Ohio)
       5. Zadock Cooley (10 Jul 1799 in New York d: 15 Oct 1855 in Genesee County, Michigan)

Generation 8

Chester Cooley
    b: March 28, 1790 in Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
    d:
December 24, 1857 in Van Buren County, Michigan
     burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Van Buren County, Michigan
(notes on Chester Cooley:
In the "Portrait and biographical record of Kalamazoo, Allegan, and Van Buren Counties, Michigan," (pub. May 1892, Chapman Bros., Chicago), a brief biography of Chester is given on p. 888:
"Chester Cooley was son of Timothy Cooley, who was the fifth generation from Scottish ancestry. Timothy Cooley married Rebecca Smith, and they were the parents of four sons, three daughters. Chester Cooley was born in Berkshire, MA, removing to Wyoming County, NY at an early day. He was a wagonmaker by trade and served in the War of 1812. He removed, in 1828, to Portage Co., OH, and about 1850, came to Michigan. He was born March 29, 1790 and died in Cheshire, Allegan Co., this state, December 24, 1857. He was a Democrat and member of the Christian Church." {Continues on, covering Chester's wife Azubah; see her page for bio}.
 + Azubah Johnson - wife of Chester Cooley
    b:
January 31, 1797 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    marriage: October 7, 1813 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    d:
June 8, 1869 in Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Van Buren County, Michigan
[notes on Azubah Johnson:
Azubah Johnson is daughter of Nathan Johnson (1769-1821) and Mary Polly (Johnson) Johnson (1774-1824). ]
    children of  Chester and Azubah:
        1. Chester Cooley Jr.
(b. 1815 MA; d. 27 Jun 1881, Eaton, Lorain, OH) m. Lucinda nee?
        2.  Infant Cooley
        3. Rebecca Cooley
(b. 08 Feb 1817, Springfield, Hampden, MA; d. 30 Jan 1910, Bloomingdale, VanBuren, MI); m. Russell F. Loomis Sr. (1810-1868)
    *  4. Harrison Co
oley See Family Tree Above (died in Oconto County, Wisconsin)
        5. Rev. Lathrop Cooley
(b. 25 Oct 1821 Genessee, NY; d. 04 Jan 1910, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH) m. 1st Laura Reid; m. 2nd Violetta (Letta) E. Searles
        6. Timothy Cooley
(b. 14 Nov 1823, Wethersfield, Wyoming, NY; d. 21 Jun 1894 Bloomingdale, Van Buren, MI) m. 1st Margaret A. Stone; m. 2nd Eliza H. Ward
        7. George Cooley
(b. 1828 No. Eaton, Lorain, OH; d. 1861) m. POLLY --; U.S. Civil War soldier
        8. Egbert Cooley
(b. Jun 1830, OH; d. 01 Oct 1911, Bloomingdale, Van Buren, MI); m. Elizabeth nee ?
        9. Mary Abigail Cooley
(b. 30 Mar 1835, Shalersville, Portage, OH; d. 24 Jan 1858, Bloomingdale, Van Buren, OH); m. Austin Melvin
       10. Maria Cooley 
(b. 24 Mar 1837, Eaton, Lorain, OH; d. 1930 Bloomingdale, Van Buren, MI) m. Milton Healey

Obituaries
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Warren Cooley 1846 - 1929

Warren and Lucira Powers Cooley
CJ Sep 2, 1929 5:8
 (bio source: Oregon Pioneers Website)

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Clough-Huston company chapel for Warren Cooley, 84, resident of Salem for 22 years, who died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D.B. Simpson, near Turner. Mrs. Cooley survives her husband.

Sons and daughters surviving are Ralph Cooley, manager of Bishop's clothing store; E.W. Cooley, grocery store proprietor; and Ellis Cooley, Salem clothier; Mrs. D.B. Simpson of Turner; Mrs. L.J. Bowman of Peshtigo, Wis.; and H.W. Cooley of Freewater, Ore. Twenty grandchildren and six great grandchildren are also left.

Rev. D.J. Howe, pastor of the First Christian church, officiated at the services Monday afternoon and interment took place in Lee Mission cemetery at the side of his son, Herschel. Deceased was a member of the First Christian church.

Mr. Cooley was ill less than a week with a severe heart affliction. Several years ago and again last spring, he suffered attacks but had apparently recovered from them.

Mr. and Mrs. Cooley observed their golden wedding anniversary here 12 years ago and two years ago they were honored on their diamond anniversary. Mr. Cooley had lived in Salem since 1907 when he sold his farm at Suring, Wis., and came here to retire."
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Jennie Lucira Cooley 1883 - 1974
OS Jun 21, 1974
 (bio source:  Oregon Pioneers Website) 

Mrs. Jennie Lucira (Cooley) Simpson, 80, a late resident of the Methodist Home, Salem, died Wednesday at her home.

A native of Maple valley, Wis., she moved to Salem in 1907. She was a member of First Christian Church here for 66 years.

Survivors include sons, Garlend L. and Col. Garold I. Simpson, both Salem; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Rev. Charles Shorow officiating. Private interment will be at Lee Mission Cemetery. Rigdon-Ransom mortuary is in charge. The family suggests contributions to the church or Methodist Home.
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Daniel B. Simpson 1883 - 1965
OS May 9, 1965
 (bio source:  Oregon Pioneers Website) 
  Daniel B. Simpson, 81, died unexpectedly Saturday at his Salem home, 1550 Norway St. NE.

A resident of the area since 1907, Simpson was born in Wisconsin.


He was superintendent of Salem's street car system for many years, and later owned Nob Hill Motel in South Salem until his retirement 11 years ago.


Simpson was a member of First Christian Church here for 58 years. He and his wife, Jennie L., observed their 63rd wedding anniversary Tuesday.


Survivors in addition to the widow include sons Col. Garold I. Simpson and Garlen L. Simpson, both Salem; sisters in Wisconsin and Wyoming; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Howell-Edwards mortuary, Rev. Orville Mick, Albany, and Dr. J. Maurice Thompson, Salem, will officiate. Interment will be in Lee Mission Cemetery.


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