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1.1. Michael Hugh COOLEY 1.2. Lonnie Rae COOLEY
2ND GENERATION
2. Allison Claude COOLEY 3. Billie Dell HOGUE
3RD GENERATION
4. McCabe COOLEY 5. Marie Henrietta HENNEQUIN 6. Hugh Wallace HOGUE 7. Birdie Nina MCDOWELL
4TH GENERATION
8. Joseph William COOLEY 9. Araminta D JOHNSON 10. Louis Francois HENNEQUIN 11. Marguerite STEWARD 12. Robert Irwin HOGUE 13. Nancy Joanna FOSTER 14. William Ellis MCDOWELL 15. Euphemia Ruth ASHENHURST
5TH GENERATION
16. Greenbury COOLEY 17. Amelia Mohler PETTIT 18. Wesley Phillip JOHNSON 19. Susan Isabel FISK 20. Louis HENNEQUIN 21. Maria Theresa DRAVIGNEY 22. John Joseph STORDEUR 23. Stephany LAURENT 24. John HOGUE 25. Ann R SIMPSON 26. John A FOSTER 27. Martha Jane STRUTHERS 28. William Erwin MCDOWELL 29. Maria HART 30. Oliver Taylor ASHENHURST 31. Sara Eva SOUTHERN
6TH GENERATION
32. David COOLEY 33. Laurinda AIKEN 34. Joseph PETTET 35. Elizabeth MOHLER 36. Elijah JOHNSON 37. Anna Jane FOSTER 38. Edward Curtis FISK 39. Araminta D WOOD 40. Xavier HANNEQUIN 41. Marie Magdeleine BELOT 42. Pierre Joseph DRAVIGNEY 43. Marie Therese GILBERT 44. Joseph STORDEUR 45. Marie Therese HUENS 46. Jean Baptiste LAURENT 47. Jeaninne VANDERMEULEN 48. James HOGUE 49. Margaret IRWIN 50. Isaac SIMPSON 51. Elizabeth RICHARDSON 52. Samuel FOSTER 53. Nancy ____ 54. James STRUTHERS 55. Elizabeth SAVILLE 56. John MCDOWELL 57. Anna CURRY 58. Joseph HART Sr 59. Susan PICKENS 60. Oliver ASHENHURST 61. Euphemia BISHOP 62. Charles William SOUTHERN 63. Ruth Ruema HOOVER
7TH GENERATION
64. John COOLEY 65. Sela WRIGHT 66. William AKINS 67. Rebecca MCCLINTICK 73. Ruth ____ ? 76. John R FISK 77. Mahala KEMP 78. John WOOD 79. Charity CORSON 80. Claude HENNEQUIN 81. Marie JUILLARD 82. Jean BELOT 83. Jeanne HUOT 85. Jeanne Claude DRAVIGNEY 86. Josph GILBERT 87. Agathe LANGARD 88. Mathieu STORDEUR 89. Marie SNAPS 90. John Joseph HUENS 102. Matthew RICHARDSON 103. Ann STOCKTON 104. James Couples FOSTER 105. Jane MORROW 108. William STRUTHERS 109. Janet LINDSAY 110. Robert SAVILLE 111. Deborah ____ 112. John MCDOWELL 113. Jane ERWIN 116. Edward HART 117. Nancy Ann STOUT 118. John PICKENS 120. William ASHENHURST 121. Nancy ASHENHURST 122. Peter BISHOP 123. Elizabeth MYERS 124. John SOUTHERN 125. Elizabeth DUNCAN 126. John HOOVER? 127. unknown
8TH GENERATION
128. Edward COOLEY 129. Martha RAPER 130. William WRIGHT 131. Martha MORGAN 132. William EAKIN 133. Mary WALLACE 134. John MCCLINTICK 135. Mary Jane MCDOWELL 152. Richard FISK 154. William KEMP 155. Sukey DAMANT 158. Eli CORSON 159. Christianna THOMPSON 204. Matthew Richardson Sr 206. Richard Witham STOCKTON 207. Mary Ann HATFIELD 210. Samuel ? MORROW ? 218. James LINDSAY 219. Margaret WATSON 220. Samuel SAVILLE 221. Ann BOOTH 224. John MCDOWELL 225. Esther HARRISON 226. William ERWIN 227. Mary ERWIN 228. Dr Robert CURRY 229. Ann CURRY 232. John HART Signer 233. Deborah SCUDDER 234. St Leger Codd STOUT 235. Susannah SIMPSON 244. Peter BISHOP 245. Margaret 246. Christopher MYERS 247. Euphemia LINGO? 248. William SOUTHERN 249. Magdelaine FORD 250. Charles DUNCAN 251. Margaret KIRK 252. Michael Hoover Sr 253. Mary Jones 252->255. unknown
9TH GENERATION
256. John COOLEY 257. poss Sarah MATTHEWS 258. Thomas RAPER 259. Martha HAM 260. Richard WRIGHT Sr 103 261. Ann 262. James MORGAN 263. Mary DAVIS 268. William MCCLINTICK 316. Jacob CORSON Jr 317. Charity STILLWELL 318. Benajah TOMSON 319. Prudence ELDREDGE 412. Samuel STOCKTON 413. Rachel STOUT 414. Joseph HATFIELD 415. Phoebe CLARK 442. Robert BOOTH 443. Ann GASTON 452. John ERWIN 453. Jane WILLIAMS 454. Francis ERWIN 455. Jane CURRY 456. William CURRY 457. Sarah YOUNG 458. John YOUNG 459. Elizabeth KINGDOM 464. Capt Edward HART 465. Martha FURMAN 466. Richard Betts SCUDDER Jr 468. James STOUT 469. Mary Ann CODD 496. John SOUTHERN ? 497. Margaret KIDD ? 500. Charles DUNCAN 502. John KIRK Sr 503. Margaret BROOKS 504. Sebastian HOOVER 505. Catherine MEULLER 514. James MATTHEWS Sr ? 520. Philbert WRIGHT 521. Esther BECRAFT 504->517. unknown
10TH GENERATION
518->823. unknown 632. Jacob CORSON Sr 633. Naomi 634. Nicholas STILLWELL 635. Sara HAND 824. Richard STOCKTON 825. Susannah WITHAM 826. Col Joseph STOUT 827. Ruth BRYMSON 828. Abraham HATFIELD 829. Phoebe OGDEN 830. John CLARK 904. Edward ERWIN 905. Frances FRANCIS 908. see 904 909. see 905 910. William CURRY 911. Sally YOUNG 914. John YOUNG 920. See 914 928. John HART 2nd 929. Mary HUNT 930. Josiah FURMAN 2nd 931. Sarah STRICKLAND 932. Richard Betts SCUDDER Sr 933. Hannah REEDER 936. see 826 937. see 827 938. Capt St Leger CODD 939. Mary HANSON 992. John SOUTHERN 993. Catherine BARRON 940->1035. unknown 1042. Peter BECRAFT
11TH GENERATION
1036->1263. unknown 1264. Jan CARSTENSEN 1265. Maria Elias DAAS 1268. John STILLWELL Jr 1270. George HAND 1648. Richard STOCKTON 1649. Abigail ____ 1650. Robert WITHAM 1651. Ann STRAINERIDGE 1652. Jonathan STOUT 1653. Anne BOLLEN 1654. Daniel BRYMSON 1655. Frances GREENLAND 1656. Matthias HATFIELD 1657. Mariken MELYN 1660. Richard CLARK 1856. John HART 1st 1857. Mary ____ 1858. Ralph HUNT 1859. Elizabeth JESSUP 1860. Josiah FURMAN 1st 1862. Edmund STRICKLAND 1863. Hannah ____ 1864. John SCUDDER Jr 1865. Joanna BETTS 1866. John REEDER 2nd 1867. Hannah BURROUGHS 1876. Col St Leger CODD 115 1877. Anna BENNETT 115 1878. Col Hans HANSON 1879. Martha Kelts WOODARD 1984. Capt John SOUTHERN 1986. Andrew BARRON 1988. Thomas KIDD 1989. Jane WILLIS 1990. Robert CHOWNING Jr 1991. Ann POOLE 1880->2071. unknown
12TH GENERATION
2072->2079. unknown 2528. Carsten JANSEN 2529. Barbara 2530. Elias DAAS 2536. John STILLWELL 2537. Elizabeth PERRIN 2540. Thomas HAND 2541. Katherine STUBBS 3304. Richard STOUT 3305. Penelope VAN PRINCIS 3306. Capt James BOLLEN 3307. Anne VAUQUELLIN 3308. William BRINSDON 3309. Margaret ____ 3310. Dr Henry GREENLAND 3311. Mary BAREFOOT 3312. Thomas HATFIELD 3313. Anna 3314. Cornelius MELYN 3316. John OGDEN 3317. Jane BOND 3320. Richard CLARK 3321. Elizabeth MOORE 3718. Edward JESSUP 3719. Elizabeth BRIDGES 3720. John FURMAN 3721. Susan BUSH 3728. John SCUDDER Sr 3729. Mary KING 3730. Capt Richard BETTS 3731. Joanna CHAMBERLAYNE 3732. John REEDER 1st 3733. Hannah THORPE 3734. Jeremiah BURROUGHS 3735. Hannah WAY 3752. Col William CODD 115 3753. Lady Mary ST LEGER 115 3754. Gov Richard BENNETT 3755. Mary Ann 113 106 3756. Andrew HANSON 3757. Annika ____ 3972. Robert BARRON 3980. Robert CHOWNING Sr 3981. Joanne HITCHCOCK 3982. Thomas POOLE 3758->4143. unknown
13TH GENERATION
4144->4159. unknown 5072. William STILLWELL 5073. Hannah 5074. Daniel PERRIN 5075. Elizabeth 5080. John HAND 5081. Elizabeth GRANSDEN 6592. John STOCKTON 6593. Eleanor CLAYTON 6608. John STOUT 6609. Elizabeth BEE 6614. Robert VAUQUELLIN 6615. Jeanette 6622. Capt Walter BAREFOOT 6632. Richard OGDEN 6633. Elizabeth HUNTINGTON 6640. Richard CLARK 6642. Thomas MOORE 6643. Martha YOUNGS 7456. Thomas SCUDDER 7457. Elizabeth LOWERS 7458. William KING 7459. Dorothy HAYNES 7460. John BETTES 7461. Mary BIGGS 7462. Rev Robert CHAMBERLAYNE 7463. Elizabeth STOUGHTON 7466. William THORPE 7467. Garthered BLITHE 7468. John BURROUGHS 7469. Johanna JESSUP 7470. James WAY 7504. William CODD 7505. Hester LAMPORD 7506. Sir Warham ST LEGER 115 7507. Dame Mary HAYWARD 115 7508. Thomas BENNETT 7509. Anstie Tomson SPICER 7512. John HANSON 7511->8287. unknown
14TH GENERATION
8288->8319. unknown 10144. Nicholas STILLWELL 10145. Ann 10148. Pierre PERRIN 10149. Andrienne JUBRIL 10160. John HAND 10161. Joan SIMMONS 10162. Henry GRANSDEN 13284. Thomas MOORE 13624. Edward OGDEN 13624. Margaret WILSON 14912. Henry SCUDDER 14913. ____ LOWERS 14914. John LOWERS 14920. Alexander BETTES 14921. Joan LARKYN 14926. Rev Thomas STOUGHTON 14927. Katherine 14936. Jeremiah BURROUGHS 14938. John JESSUP 14939. Joanna KERRICH 15012. Sir Anthony ST LEGER 115 15013. Mary SCOTT 115 15014. Sir Rowland HAYWARD 115 15015. Katherine SMYTHE 15016. Robert BENNETT 15017. Elizabeth EDNEY 15024. Col. John HANSON 15025. Frances PRICHARD 15026->16575. unknown
15TH GENERATION
16576->20289. unknown 20298. Jean JUBRIL 20299. Juvine LOMBARD 20326. William GRANSDEN 20327. Ann 26528. William OGDEN 26529. Abigail GOODSALL 26530. Richard WILSON 26531. Margaret 29792. William de STIRKELAUNDE 29840. Robert BETTS 29876. Francis JESSOP 29877. Frances WHITE 30024. Sir Warham ST LEGER 115 30025. Lady Ursula NEVILLE 107 115 30026. Sir Thomas SCOTT 115 30027. Elizabeth BAKER 115 30028. George HAYWARD 30029. Margaret WITHBROKE 30030. Sir Thomas SMYTHE 30031. Alice JUDDE 30032. John BENNETT 30033. Margery 30034. John EDNYE 30048. Thomas HANSON 30049. Janet G GLEDHILL 30050. John PRICHARD 30051->33151. unknown
16TH GENERATION
33152->33279. unknown 53056. Richard OGDEN 53057. Mabel de HOOGAN 53058. Henry GOODSALL 59584. William de STIRKELAUNDE 59752. Richard JESSOP 59753. Ann SWIFT 59754. Alexander WHITE 59755. Eleanor SMITH 60048. Sir Anthony St LEGER 111 60049. Agnes WARHAM 112 60050. George NEVILLE 60051. Lady Mary STAFFORD 60052. Sir Reginald SCOTT 115 60053. Emiline KEMP 115 60054. Sir John BAKER 115 60055. Elizabeth DINLEY 115 60056. John HAYWARD 60060. John SMYTHE 60061. Joan BROUNCKER 60062. Andrew JUDDE 60057. Agnes GLOVER 60096. John HANSON 60097. Agnes SAVILE 60098. John GLEDHILL 60099->66303. unknown
17TH GENERATION
66304->66559. unknown 106112. Robert OGDEN 106113. Joan 106114. Johannes de HOOGAN 119504. William JESSOP 119505. Emotte CHARLESWORTH 119506. Robert SWIFT 119508. Thomas WHITE 119510. William SMITH 119511. Katherine PORTER 120096. Ralph St LEGER 120097. Anne HART 120098. Heughe WARHAM 112 120099. Mary Ann COLLES 120100. George NEVILLE 120101. Margaret FENNE 120102. Edward STAFFORD 120103. Eleanor PERCY 120104. Sir John SCOTT 115 120105. Anne (Amy) PYMPE 115 120106. Sir William KEMP 111 115 120107. Elynor BROWNE 111 115 120108. Richard BAKER 120109. Elizabeth DYNELEY 120110. Thomas DINLEY 115 120112. William HAYWARD 120113. Agnes BALLY 120122. Robert BROUNCKER 120192. John HANSON 120193. Catherine BROOKE 120194. John SAVILE Esq. 120195. Margery GLEDHILL 120196->132607. unknown
18TH GENERATION
132608->132608. unknown 239020. Thomas SMITH 239021. Margaret CLARKE 239022. Augustine PORTER 240192. Ralph ST LEGER 240193. Anne PROPHET 240194. Sir Edward HART 240196. Robert WARHAM 240197. Elizabeth ____ 240198. Geoffrey COLLES 240200->240207. Royal Lineage 107 240202. Hugh FENNE 240208. Sir William SCOTT 115 240209. Sybil LEWKNOR 115 240210. Reginald DE PYMPE 115 240211. Elizabeth PASHLEY 115 240212. Sir Thomas KEMP 111 115 240213. Emelyn CHICHE 111 115 240214. Robert BROWNE 111 240215. Mary MALLETT 115 240218. Thomas DYNELEY 240224. William HAYWARD 240225. Elizabeth BROCKTON 240226. William BALLY 240384. John HANSON 240385. Cicely RAVENSHAW 240386. John BROOKE 240390. John GLEDHILL 240391->265215. unknown
19TH GENERATION
265216->266241. unknown 480384. Ralph ST LEGER 480385. Margaret TYRREL 480404. Thomas FENNE 480400->480415. Royal Lineage 107 480416. Sir John SCOTT 480417. Agnes BEAUFITZ 480418. John LEWKNOR 115 480420. Sir William DE PYMPE 115 480421. Elizabeth WHETEHILL 480422. Sir John PASHELY 115 480423. Lowys GOWER 115 480424. Thomas KEMP 111 480425. Beathris LEUKENER 111 480426. Sir Valentine CHICHE 480427. Philippa CHICHELEY 480428. Sir Thomas BROWNE 111 115 480429. Alianor DE ARUNDEL 115 480430. William MALLETT 115 480448. William HAYWARD 480449. Jane WILCOCKES 480450. William BROCKTON 480768. John HANSON 480769. Cicely DE WINDEBANKE 480770. John RAVENSHAW 480826. Vincent CHICHELE 115 480827->530431. unknown
20TH GENERATION
516808. Hugh FENNE 530432->960767. unknown 960768. John ST LEGER 960769. Margery DONNETT 960824->960829. Royal Lineage 107 960830. Sir Walter D'EVEREAUX 107 960831. Elizabeth MERBURY 107 960832. William SCOTT 960833. Isabella HERBERT 960834. William DE BEAUFITZ 960842. Sir Richard WHETEHILL 960844. Sir John PASHLEY 115 960845. Elizabeth WYDVILLE 115 960846. Sir Thomas GOWER 115 960848. Sir John KEMP 111 960850. Sir Thomas LEUKENER 111 960851. ____ HOO 111 960854. Robert CHICHELEY 960858. Sir Thomas DE ARUNDEL 115 960859. Joan MOYNE 115 960896. John HAYWARD 960897. Margery WEVER 961536. John HANSON 961537. Alice WOODHOUSE 961538->1060863. unknown
21TH GENERATION
1060864->1921537. unknown 1921538. James DONNETT 1921648->1921661. Royal Lineage 107 1921662. John MERBURY 107 1921666. Vincent HERBERT 115 1921688. Sir Robert PASHELY 115 1921689. Philippa CERGEAUX 115 1921690. Sir Richard WYDVILLE 115 1921691. Elizabeth LYONS 1921696. Raulf KEMP 111 1921702. Sir Thomas HOO 111 1921716. John DE ARUNDEL 1921717. Elizabeth DESPENSER 115 107 1921792. James HAYWARD 1923072. Henry DE RASTRICK 1923074. Henry DE WOODHOUSE 1923075->2121727. unknown
22ND GENERATION
2121728->3843075. unknown 3843076->3843327. Royal Lineage 107 3843328->3843375. unknown 3813382. Sir Thomas TUNSTALL 3843376. Robert PASHLEY 115 3843377. Anne HOWARD 115 3843378. Sir Richard CERGEAUX 115 3843379. Philippa FITZALAN 115 3843382. Sir John LYONS 3843432. John FITZALAN 3843433. Isabella MORTIMER 3843436->3846143. unknown 3846144. John DE RASTRICK 3846148. Alexander DE WOODHOUSE 3846149. Beatrice TOOTHILL 3846150->4243455. unknown
23RD GENERATION
4243456->7686151. unknown 7686152->7686655. Royal Lineage 107 7637760. Sir William PARR 7637761. Elizabeth de ROS 7686754. John HOWARD 115 7686756. Richard CERGEAUX 115 7686757. Margaret SENESCHAL 115 7686758. John FITZALAN 7686759. Maude DE VERDON 7686760. Roger MORTIMER 7686761. Maud DE BRAOSE 7686864->7686866. Royal Lineage 107 7386867->8486910. unknown


 
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Name: Edward Cooley Born: 1763 Place: possibly Virginia Died: 21 Nov 1822 Place: Washington County, Indiana Buried: Place: Cooley-Brewer Cemetery Married: Place: probably Stokes County, North Carolina

Edward and Martha are buried in the Cooley-Brewer Cemetery, also known as the Cooley Meeting House Cemetery, south of Salem, Indiana.


Photo taken Fall 2007 by Drew Wright.

According to an article written about Edward's daughter, Elizabeth Brewer, he and Martha had eight children. To date, only seven are known to me.

Reuben Cooley 1784-1850+ This Reuben has been mistaken for two others. The Reuben who married Elizabeth Followell was living in Marion County, KY and died there in 1859. He was Edward's brother, not son. And note that some charts kill Edward's son off in 1795, but that was undoubtedly Reuben Cooley of Jessamine County KY. An article about our Reuben's family was published in 1999.
David Cooley? living 1815
John Cooley 1789-1866 Married Selah Wright. Selah (Celia) is still living in 1870.
Thomas Cooley c1790-1855 Married Mary Evans, daughter of Thomas Evans noted below, 16 August 1815 in Harrison Co IN.
Elizabeth Cooley 1796-1855 Married John Brewer.
Joannah Cooley 1798-1863 Unmarried. She's living with the Dennis Brown family on the 1860 census, Washington County, IN (age 65, born North Carolina). She's the "Hanah" mentioned in the Tom Cooley Bible.
Edward Cooley 1802-1853 Married Elizabeth Crider in Lawrence county IN, 18 May 1826. They are buried in the Cooley Cemetery, Pleasant twp, Appanoose county, Iowa. 1
Stephen Cooley 1805-1872 Married Nancy Fountain 1827, Washington Co IN. He is found on the 1860 and 1870 census in Bartholomew county, IN (born in North Carolina.)

There is a David in Stokes county NC selling land in the years 1805, 1808, 1813, 1814 and 1815. Previously, only Edward was known to still be living in Stokes county as late as 1811. Could David have been that 8th, and until now, unspecified child of Edward's? It's entirely possible, of course, that the mystery child died in infancy or early childhood. Nevertheless, there was a David and, to date, nothing more is known about this man.

Edward is often written Edward D Cooley. I have yet to find any primary record that names him as anything other than Edward Cooley. But Sandra Stanton has, I believe, solved the problem. She wrote on 24 Feb 2007: "Indexers will see things that really are not there. For example one census for Edward Cooley it is clearly written on the page an abbreviation for Edward. Edw and then the d written above the line. But looking at the index for that year the indexer had written Edw. D. Cooley". I believe there is a similar explanation for the T often found as the middle initial for Edward's brother, Joseph.2 Likewise, their brother John, and sometimes their father, is often cited as John A Cooley. That's almost certainly due to the frequent confusion with John Andrew Cooley of Fayette county PA.

Although there's a great deal of evidence that Edward Cooley's father was John Cooley of Stokes County, North Carolina, the combination of the following nails it: Deeds transferring land to sons James Cooley and Reuben Cooley and the genetic proof that Edward, Joseph and James were brothers.

Edward Cooley, along with several others, was named in a 1797 deed as a trustee of what was to be called Love's Church in Walkertown, North Carolina, a town that is now part of Forsythe county.

Will of Edward Cooley

If memory serves me, I received a photocopy of Edward's will from Patrick M Cooley of Indianapolis in 1996. It's recorded in Washington county, Indiana Will Book 1, pages 36-38:

In the name of God, Amen,

I Edward Cooley of Washington County State of Indiana being weak of body but of sound mind and memory blessed be almighty God for the same, Do make and Publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following (viz)

First I resign my soul to him, that gave it and bequeath to my Son Edward Cooley and his heirs and assigns forever one hundred acres of Land off the north side of the South West quarter of Section no 21 Range no. 4 E of Township no 2 north -

Secondly and give and bequeath unto my son Stephen Cooley and his heirs forever the remaining sixty acres of the above described quarter section together with forty acres off of the north side of the N.W. qtr of section 28- Township 2 north of range four East making in all to him one hundred acres with the appurtenances.

Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Martha Cooley one hundred and Twenty acres of Land off the South side of the n.w. quarter of section no Twenty Eight Town Two north of range four east, with all the appurtenances thereon during her natural life - I also give and bequeath unto my beloved wife during her natural life all my Bedding including furniture there on and all my household and kitchen furniture, also one hundred and sixty dollars in cash owing me by Beath   Newby, also two horses, to wit, my roan horse and my flag mare and my Cow [?] -

Fourthly I give and bequeath to my Daughter Joannah Cooley my young colt and old Brindle Cow, and the bed and bedding commonly called hers and also the saddle which she has had the use of for some time.

Fifthly I give and bequeath to my son Edward Cooley my grey stud colt, saddle   Bridle and rifle gun also a suitable grate [sic] coat to be paid for out of my estate

Sixthly and give and bequeath to my son Stephen Cooley my Bay horse colt and a bridle and saddle contracted for with Michael Baker in Salem and to be paid for with my estate - also a suitable great coat to be paid for or procured at the expense of my estate.

Seventhly and give and bequeath to my beloved wife, corn, wheat, meat, and such other provisions as there are in my possession; in quantity as much as will be sufficient for the Subsistence of the family for Twelve months.

And lastly I hereby appoint my sons Thomas Cooley and John Cooley Executors of this my last will and Testament; hereby annulling and revoking and rendering void every former will of any kind so ever -

Given under my hand and seal this 18th Day of Novr A.D. 1822

Witnesses present ) his3 Thomas Evans ) Edward S Cooley Binoni Armstrong4 ) mark John De Pauw ) State of Indiana ) Washington County )
Be it [?] [?] to me John De Pauw clerk of the Washington circuit court the forgoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Edward Cooley Deceased was produced and proved by Thomas Evans and John De Pauw Two of the Subscribing witnesses therein, and on the request of Thomas Cooley and John Cooley Executors therein named, the same was entered of record, and execution thereof granted then by me this 23rd Day of Nov 1822

John De Pauw clerk
W.C.C.

Cooley Meeting House Cemetery

The following is as quoted in "Washington Township Cemeteries", page 414.

Section 28 T2N R3E. At an early date, John Brewer owned a large tract of land. When it became necessary to establish a burial ground, Brewer donated one acre of ground which adjoined Edward Cooley's farm, two miles south of Salem on the Shiloh and Martinsburg Road.

A Methodist meeting house was built about 1818, known as the Cooley Meeting House, In the grove adjacent to the meeting house was a campground where camp meetings where held prior to and subsequent to 1824. Reverend John Brewer5 was one of the active preachers.

This church was an important one in the old Salem Circuit. As a church, it is now a thing of the past.



These photos of the Cooley/Brewer cemetery were taken in July 2005 by Drew Wright. See additional photographs here.

Cooley's Meeting House

The following is from pages 880-881 of History of Washington County.

The influential denomination bearing the name of Methodist Episcopal Church is emphatically a mighty power, religiously speaking, in the old county of Washington. Soon after settlements began Methodist preachers found their way to log-cabins and began to proclaim "Christ and Him crucified" to the early immigrants. The loss of records and the decease of so many pioneers take away the written and traditional stories of trials and labors met by those who first taught, preached and prayed. Without these the thrilling story of Methodist work in Washington County cannot be completely told. The economy and policy of the Methodist Church in its various operations render it impossible to measure its history by township metes and bounds. A society may be partly in one township and partly in another. A circuit may include several townships and parts of several counties. Hence, simply "township" will fail in exact justice to Methodist work. A careful look at the men of pulpit and pew may, in some measure, remedy the main difficulty. The church at Salem was established, it may be, as early as 1818. Adjoining Edward Cooley's farm. or perhaps on a portion of his farm, at quite an early date, a meeting-house was built and a burial yard laid off. In the grove attached to the meeting-house was a camp-ground, where camp-meetings were held prior and subsequent to 1824. This meeting-house was on the Jefferson road, two miles south of Salem. Old settlers say that an annual Conference held its sessions at Cooley's Meeting-house prior to 1823. Thus is appears that Cooley's Meeting-house was once a very important point in early Methodist operations in south Indiana. The point was an important one in the Old Salem Circuit. As a church it is now among the things that were. The old city of the dead. apart from the rubbish. is the only thing that remains.

Love's Church, Stokes County, North Carolina

One would clearly suspect that Edward was a practicing Methodist but I think this Stokes County NC deed clinches it. I found the citation at http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=grantpinnix&id=I119368. Furthermore, Edward sold land to the Methodist Church in Stokes county in 1809 (Stokes County Deeds, volume 5, page 314).

December 30, 1797
Stokes Co., NC
Thomas TUCKER and wife Ann, deeded to JAMES LOVE SR., Edward JEAN, William JEAN,6 James LOVE, Jr., Edward COOLEY, Robert FULTON and Arch CAMPBELL7 one acre of land located at the head of a small branch called Rocky Branch, for the purpose of establishing a Methodist Church. The church was established with the devisees as trustees. It is now known as Love's Church. He provided that no other then a Methodist minister should be allowed to preach in the church to be built on the land. The church is located in Walkertown, N.C. The church still owns the land but has added to it and has a large congregation at the present time.

A transcription of the complete deed is also found on Grant's website.

This indenture made the thirteenth day of December in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven, Between Thos. Tucker of Stokes County, State of North Carolina and Ann, his wife, of the one part and James Love Sr., Edmund Jean, William Jean, James Love, Jr., Edward Cooley, Robert Fulton and Archibald Campbell, Trustees in Trust for the uses & purposes herein after mentioned, all of the County and State aforesaid of the other part; Witnesseth that the said Thomas Tucker and Ann his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings specie to them in hand paid at and upon the sealing and delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged: Have given, Granted, bargained, sold, Released, confirmed and conveyed and by these presents do Give, Grant, Bargain, Sell, Release, Confirm and Convey unto the said James Love Sr., Edward Jean, William Jean, James Love Jr., Edward Cooley, Robert Fulton & Arch Campbell and their successors Trustees as aforesaid, all the Estate, Right, Title, Interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever either in Law or equity which they the said Thomas Tucker& Ann his wife, hath in or upon all and singular, a certain lot or piece of Ground situate in the County of Stokes aforesaid, lying and being on a small Branch of that fork of Muddy Creek commonly known by the name of Rocky Branch: Beginning at a stone at the root of a hickory fifty three rods east to a stone at he Root of a Red Oak, South thirteen and a third rods to a stone amidst Persimon pointers at the head of the branch, West twelve rods to a stone at the root of a Red Oak in said Brown's line then with his line thirteen and a third Rods to the beginning. Containing One Acre, together with all and singular the houses, Woods, Waters, Ways privileged, waters or appertaining thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, To have and to hold all and singular the above mentioned and described lot or piece of ground situate lying and being as aforesaid, together with all and singular the houses, waters, Ways and privileges thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto them the said James Love Sr., Edward Jean, William Jean, James Love Jr., Edward Cooley, Robert Fulton and Archibald Campbell and their successors in office forever in trust that they shall Erect and build or cause to be erected and built thereon a house or place of worship for the use of the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States of America and in further trust and confidence that they shall at all times forever hereafter permit such Minister & Preacher belonging to the said church by the General Conference of the Ministers and preachers of the said Methodist Episcopal Church or by the yearly conference, Authorized by the yearly conference and none other to preach & Expound God's Holy Word therein and in further trust and confidence that as often as one or more of the trustees herein mentioned shall die or cease to be members of the said Church according to the rules of discipline, then and in such case it shall be the duty of the Minister or preacher authorized as aforesaid who shall have the pastoral charge of the said church to call a meeting of the Remaining Trustees as soon as Conveniently may be and when so met said preacher shall nominate one or more persons to fill vacancies provided the person or persons so nominated have been one year Member or Members of said Church immediately preceding such nomination and at least 21 years of age and the Trustees so assembled shall proceed to elect and by a Majority of votes to appoint the persons so nominated to fill vacancies in order to keep the number of Seven trustees and in case of an equal number of Votes against such nomination the stationed preached to have the Casting Vote, Provided nevertheless that the said trustees or their successors be Obliged to pay any sum or sums of Money they or a majority of them shall be authorized to Raise said Money by a Mortgage on the said premises or by Selling the same after Notice given the pastor or preacher who has the oversight of the Congregation attending Devine Service. If the money be not paid to the trustees or their successors within one year after such notice given and such sale take place, the said Trustees or their successors, after paying the debt and all other charges which are due from the Money arising from such sale, shall Deposit the Remainder of the Money produced by said sale in the hands of the Stewards of the Society belonging to the said Congregation which surplus shall be at the disposal of the next yearly Conference according to the best judgment for the use of the said society and the said Thomas Tucker and Ann his wife by these presents Warrant and Defend all and singular the above mentioned and descried piece of ground with the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said trustees & their successors forever against the claim of all persons whatever. In testimony whereof the said Thomas Tucker and wife have hereunto set their hands and seals, date as above
Thomas Tucker Seal
Ann X Tucker Seal
Mark

Bartholomew County Marriage Records

Some of Edward's family moved to Bartholomew county, Indiana. I received the following in October 2006 from Jane Ries.

Cooley, Selah Jane and William Elkins, Aprl 19 1869 C-81 129
Cooley, Abraham and Nancy C Noblitt, Dec 17 1854 C-5 412
Cooley, Abraham and Eliza Bradshaw, Oct 24 1868 C-8 88 (Date of license)
Cooley, Abraham and Mary E Cooley, June 10 1970 C-8 220
Cooley, Albert and Sadie Heck, Jan 22 1902 C-15 183
Cooley, Alice V and Francis M Gillbreata, Nov 6 1882 C-11 222
Cooley, Amanda C and James N Elkins, Aprl 7 1871 C-8 276
Cooley, Carson and Minnie B Edmonson, Jan 9 1883 C-11 247
Cooley, Daniel and Eliza J Burget, Mar 24 1861 C-6 516
Cooley, Eliza A and Clarence Cook, Feb 22 1903 C-15 322
Cooley, Elizabeth A and Thomas J Linson, Jan 13 1861 C-6 496
Cooley, Elizabeth C and James McCalister, Aug 31 1864 C-7 229
Cooley, Fremont and Maria Connelly, May 10 1885 C-11 511
Cooley, Harry E and Estella F Fultz, Oct 24 1914 C-23 218
Cooley, Helen and George Knule, Sept 20 1919 C-27 161
Cooley, Joseph and Elizabeth Dowell, Aprl 27 1862 C-7 26
Cooley, Lavina C and Benjamin F Davis, Aprl 4 1867 C-7 537
Cooley, Martha L and Samuel H Ault, June 24 1883 C-11 290
Cooley, Martha M and Frank McLaughlin, Oct 13 1883 C-11 327
Cooley, Mary E and Abraham Cooley, July 10 1870 C-8 220
Cooley, William and Martha Stader, Oct 16 1879 C-10 395

Census Records

1790 Stokes County, North Carolina (Series M637, Roll 7, Page 547)

   Edward Cooley  121004
   John Cooley    153009
   Joseph Cooley  101002

1800 Stokes County, North Carolina (Series M32, Roll 32, Page 546)

   Edward Cooley  120102001000

Old Notes

I assembled the following notes in 1991.

Edward Cooley's son John, from whom I am descended, married Selah Wright, daughter of William Wright and Betsy Morgan, also of North Carolina. She was born in Rowan Co NC 20 Jul 1793. The date and place of the marriage is unknown but probably occurred c1814 in Washington Co IN. A letter written by a great-aunt, now deceased, gives Edward's wife as an Elizabeth Cridder. To date, no material proof has been found. However, included below is proof of a marriage to Martha Raper before 1808. Edward was born c1763. ** UPDATE ** Apparently, Elizabeth Cridder was the wife of Edward's son, another Edward. No proof found. Edward Cooley's known children: Reuben Cooley. Dates, etc unknown. John Cooley (above) b 1789 NC. Lost track of him and wf by 1850 census. They might have moved to IA with his brothers and son David but are not enumerated on the 1850 census.) Thomas Cooley b c1790 NC, m Mary Evans 1815 Harrison Co IN, d 1855 Appanoose Co IA. (Have will and other records.) Stephen Cooley b c1800-1810 m Nancy Fountain 1827, Washington Co IN. Family and death unknown. Edward Cooley b c1802 NC, d 1854 Appanoose Co IA. Wife Elizabeth. (Have will and other records.) Joanna Cooley. Dates and places unknown. Other Washington Co IN marriages: Hiram Cooley to Olive Langden 12-25-1821 James Cooley to Esther Hubbard 4-22-1821 Joseph Cooley to Nancy Hubbard 5-2-1824 Margaret Cooly to Robert Holmes 1-22-1824 1784-7 Surry Co NC census: Edward Cooley (my anc b c1763) 1 male 21-60 1 female John Cooley (father of Edward?) 1 male 21-60 (self?) 6 males under 21 & above 60 (incl Joseph, James, Perrin & Rice?) 3 females 1790 Stokes Co NC census: John Cooley 1 male 16+ (self?) 5 males under 16 (the above 6, minus Joseph below?) 1 female Edward Cooley (mine) 1 male 16+ 2 males under 16 1 female Joseph Cooley 1 male 16+ 1 female (The wife of a former employer is a descendant of Joseph. According to info sent to her by Janet Spencer of Crete, NE, he was b c1767 in VA. His daughter Elizabeth was b c1792/94 in Stokes Co NC.) 1800 Stokes Co NC census index: Edward Cooley, p546 James Cooley, p546 Perrin Cooley, p546 Rice Cooley, p547 John Cooly, p546 1810 Stokes Co NC census: (Only Edward is listed) Edward Cooley 2 males under 10 2 males 20-16 1 male 45+ 2 females under 10 2 females 10-16 2 females 45+ ------------------------------------------------------------ Received from Sandra Nackab thru Prodigy BBS. Address unknown: Surry Co Deeds: Book B p80: NC grant to John Cooley 20 Sep 1779. Book B p337: NC grant to Abraham Cooley 13 Oct 1783. Book C p161: 3 Nov 1784 NC grant to John Cooly, 140 acres. Book C p257: John Cooley Sr, William Matthews Cooley & John Cooley Jr app Constable of Willis Dist. 1784, 85, 86. Book F p82: Abraham and wf Sarah sold 400 acres 20 Mar 1786. Stokes Co Deeds: Vol 1 p107: 18 May 1787. NC Grant #1115 to John Cooley 150 acres. Vol 2 p29: 27 Jun 1793. NC Grant (to whom?) 100 acres. Vol 2 p69: 6 Feb 1794. John Cooley to Phillip Tansow, 100 acres, 650 pds (by grant Jun 1792). Vol 2 p286: 28 Oct 1795. John Cooley to Edward Cooley 240 acres for 200 pds. (Relationship not stated.) Vol 2 p326 28 Oct 1795 John Cooley to Soloman Turner, 25 pds, 50 acres. ------------------------------------------------------------ From Julia Case to Sandra Nackab via Prodigy. Addresses unknown: Ratliff's North Carolina Taxpayers 1679-1790: Abraham Cooley, Surry Co 1782. John Cooley, Surry Co 1782. Ratliff's North Carolina Taxpayers 1701-1786: John Cooley, Rowan Co 1758. John Cooley (Const.), Surry Co 1771. John Cooley (Constable), Surry Co 1772. ------------------------------------------------------------ "The History of Rowan Co NC" - Rev Jethro Rumple, 1978 On page 64 is a photograph of a plaque: BOONE TRAIL 1769 From this town Richard Henderson in behalf of Henderson and Company despatched (sic) Daniel Boone, John Findlay, John Stuart, Joseph Holden, James Mooney, and William Cooley to explore the wilderness of Kentucky My grandfather used to say that we were related to Boone. That has in no way been proven and may not be true. But given the above, the possibility should be explored. The Cooley Cemetery of Salem (Washington Co IN): Edward Cooley, died Nov. 21, 1822, aged 59 years. Martha Cooley, died Nov. 25, 1846, aged 81 yr., 8 mo. 12 days. (In my copy, there is a notation, probably put there by the compiler (unknown): "was a RAPER." The Will of Edward Cooley, dated 18 Nov 1822 and probated 23 Nov 1822 names wife Martha and children Edward, Stephen, Thomas, John and Joanna. Stokes Co NC Wills, Vol 1-4, 1790-1864, p 94 Will of Thomas Raper (1808) names daughter Patty, wife of Edward Cooley. Also mentioned is Jane Fountain (a daughter?), wife of Stephen Fountain. This is notable because Edward Cooley's son, Stephen, married a Nancy Fountain. Another of Edward's sons, Thomas, named one of his sons Fountain Cooley (b c1826 Indiana). Edward Cooley and Peter Fulp (husband of Thomas Raper's daughter Elizabeth) were executors. Witnesses were James and Stephen Fountain. SOME MISSOURI INFO TO SHOW CONNECTION TO THE ABOVE COOLEYS "Death Records of Missouri Men" Joseph Cooley of Howard Co died 3 April, 1826. "Missouri Miscellany" - March 1981 Clay County - Abstracts of Wills & Admrs: Joseph Cooley, d int. Admrx, Keziah Cooley, 14 June 1826. Sec, Eli Casey & Jeremiah Magnor. (A:13 "Missouri Pioneers" - March 1976 Howard County Petition of the Inhabitants of Howard Land Dist, 23 Dec 1819: includes James Cooly, Cooley Whitney. "Missouri Taxpayers 1819-26" Clay Co 1822, 24, 25: Included James Coley, Joseph Cooley. "Missouri Genealogical Records and Abstracts, Vol 3 1787- 1839" pp. 195-196 - Sherida K. Eddleman: 1819 Howard Co Deeds: John Cooley, 160 acres S5-T49-R16 Joseph Cooley, 220.25 acres S8-T49-R16 Perrin Cooley, 259.75 acres S8-T49-R16 Although in a different section, John is found in the same township and range. Perhaps he is a brother not previously mentioned -- or maybe the old man himself. If we assume that John, the presumed father, was born c1740, if living, he'd have been about 80 in 1819. "Missouri Marriages" - Ormesher: Perrin Cooley to Lucy Carter 31 Jan 1833 (Randolph Co) There are others, many of whom are identified as children of Joseph's. I cannot find it now, but somewhere I read that this Perrin is the son of another Perrin. It is very possible that the brothers Joseph, James and Perrin went together to Missouri. I have seen mention of a Rice Cooley in early Kentucky records but have never followed through. Apparently, Edward Cooley had gone to Kentucky with his (future) Wright in-laws prior to setting in Indiana. Our local genealogy library has scores of notebooks filled with notes of a local genealogist, now deceased. Included is Abraham Cooley Sr, from England to NY, then to NC in 1781. Granted 400 acres in Surry Co 1783 (above). To VA c1786. He m Sarah Reeder and had ch Abraham Jr, Benjamin F and Peter. So far, I see nothing to connect him to the John Cooleys of the region. There is also rather detailed info about the Joseph Cooley of Howard Co MO. It states that he was born c1760 in VA and married Keziah Casey in 1807, Lincoln Co KY. She died 1841 in Clay Co MO. However, it does not mention a residency in NC nor the child Elizabeth, mentioned above, nor the fact that, judging from the 1790 census, he was married with no children in that year. Either there were two Josephs or, unknown to the compiler of this sheet, he married twice. The youngest child mentioned, Franklin, was b 1823, which would have made the father 63. It is possible that the children were not properly identified. ------------------------------------------------------------ Other data: Will of Thomas Evans, Washington County IN, probated 17 Oct 1829. Wife, Ann sons, William, Robert, John C., Thomas, Isaac A., Newton daus, Sarah, Martha, Lucretia, Mary Cooly, Nancy Willis, Janeta (or Geleta) Pearson. From the Washington County Historical Society: Deed 20 Oct 1851, Washington County, IN. Thomas Cooley and wife Martha to Isaac A. Evans. Included are noted by the typist (unidentified). She states that Thomas Cooley was the son of Edward and Martha (Brewer) Cooley and that they "also had John, Reuben R., Joannah, D. Edward, & Stephen, and all came to Little York, Wash. Co., Ind. ca. 1811; & acq. land in NW 1/4, 28-2N-4. "Bartholomew County Marriages, 1821-1832," (Indiana Source Book II) Cooley, Reuben R. - Elizabeth Jacobs 6-23-1831 "Frederick Goss of Rowan County, North Carolina, and his Descendants," compiled by Lois Ione Hotchkiss (Mrs. John S.) Heuss, Akron Ohio, 1968 Page 135 states that Priscilla Goss, dau of John and Sallie (Merrill) Goss, m Edward Cooley (1823-1896), son of "John born in North Carolina in 1789 -died 1838 and Celia (Wright) Cooley born North Carolina in 1791. The senior Cooleys are buried in the Wright Cemetery in Salem, Indiana." John and Selah Cooley, in fact, were still alive as of the 1850 census; he 61, she 59. Bradley and Barthena (Goss), 22 and 21 respectively, were living with them. Frederick Goss | |------------------------------------------| John Goss David Goss | | |--------------| David Alexander Priscilla m Edward Cooley | | (p. 135) Catherine Barthena m Isaiah Cooley m Bradley Cooley (page 135) (pp. 100-101)


1. Appanoose county's website at Rootsweb states that, according to the Cooley Cemetery readings, Edward Cooley died "10-18-1853, age 51y 9m 15d" and Elizabeth Cooley died "6-27-1862 age 52y 9m 9d."

2. Lura Hamill, in her now notorious 1932 letter to Mildred Tallant, claimed that Joseph was the man who married Maude Woods in Virginia. We now know that his full name was Joseph Tucker Cooley, a son of Thadeus Cooley (1745-1814) of Wythe County, Virginia. Circumstantial historic evidence, supported by DNA, suggests Thadeus was of the Goshen, Orange County Cooleys and of a collateral lineage to immigrant Benjamin Cooley (1615-) of Springfield, MA.

3. Edward's mark was not an S. Judging from the xerox copy I have (itself a transcription into the the county's record), his mark was not a letter of the alphabet. This is the best approximation I could come up with.

4. Benoni Armstrong is listed as Justice of the Peace in 1823. Might his term have already started?

5. John Brewer was Edward Cooley's son-in-law.

6. Sandra Stanton has suggested that William Jean may have been the son-in-law of Richard Goode. Richard was closely associated with the Cooley family in Stokes county, North Carolina and probably earlier in Caroline county, Virginia as well. See the article about John Cooley for more information about Richard. This may be the same William Jean who applied for pension in 1832 (S7071). He states, "Having been myself a preacher in the Methodist Church for about 40 years..."

7. Edward Cooley sold land to Archibald Campbell in 1801. Campbell's daughter, Flora, later married Love's son. A website for Archibald Campbell can be found at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cranefamily/campbell.html. Also of interest is the mention of Campbell's involvement with the freeing of Sam Thomas: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/t/Thomas,Sam.html.


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