Notes for Reuben Cooley (1784-1855+) m Martha

Submitted by michael_95073

Thanks to Sandra Stanton for finding this.

1840 census, Wayne Twp, Bartholomew County IN
Series: M704 Roll: 74 Page: 97

Reuben Cooley 0001001000000 00001001

1 male 15-20 # Joseph
1 male 40-50 # Reuben
1 female 20-30
1 female 50-60 # Patsy/Martha

Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Thu Feb 1 22:05:54 2007

1850 Census Jackson Twp Bartholomew Co IN pg 339

Reuben Cooley 58 m Miller NC
Patsy 56 f NC

Living next door...

Joseph Cooley 27 m Farmer IN
Mary 27 f NJ
Elizabeth 7 f IN
William G? 3 m IN
Martha 7/12 f IN

Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Fri Feb 9 18:58:13 2007

Patsy Cooley, age 66 and born in NC, is found living by herself in the Jackson Twp, Bartholomew County IN, 1860 census (Series: M653 Roll: 244 Page: 224).

Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Wed Aug 20 00:00:49 2008

Series: M33 Roll: 14 Page: 140

Reuben Cooly 00001 02001

According to "Batholomew County, Indiana", 1999 (Batholomew County Genealogical Society), Reuben had 1 son, Joseph, and 2 daughers:

Mary Cooley b 1820 m Emanuel Burget 12 Feb 1837
Joseph Cooley
Marrtha Cooley b 1824 m Evan A Prather Elkins 5 Sep 1839.

Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Wed Aug 20 00:23:34 2008

Series: M19 Roll: 29 Page: 241

Rhuben Cooley 010001 20001

Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Fri Sep 19 22:33:02 2008

From the Bartholomew county board at genforum:

Posted by: Donna Kuhlman (ID *****7869)
Date: September 19, 2008 at 06:54:43

I don't know why Reuben wasn't mentioned in Edward's 1822 will. Perhaps he had already been given a legacy, or else was out of favor with the old man. Reuben & Martha were present at the 5 Dec. 1822 estate sale, listed among the buyers. I do have pretty good proof of his lineage, from a side angle. When Edward's daughter Joanna Cooley died in 1863, she owned 44 acres in Bartholomew Co., land she had bought in 1846. Our Probate Record Book F1, p. 40, dated 9 Jan. 1866, lists the heirs of Joanna Cooley, and includes Reuben Cooley's heirs: Joseph Cooley (our line); Emanuel and Mary (Cooley) Burget; and Evan and Martha (Cooley) Elkins. Also included were Joanna's brothers Stephen and (your) John; the heirs of her late sister Elizabeth (Cooley) Brewer; two sons of her late brother Thomas; and "unknown heirs." The land was sold 17 July 1866, Deed Book S, p. 257, for $350. I suppose the "unknown heirs" were the ones they couldn't track down, & must not have gotten their shares.