Name: Edward Cooley
Place: possibly Virginia
Died: 21 Nov 1822
Place: Washington County, Indiana
Place: Cooley-Brewer Cemetery
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,
Photo taken Fall 2007 by Drew
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.
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.|
Wright. Selah (Celia) is still living in 1870.|
||Married Mary Evans, daughter of Thomas Evans noted
below, 16 August 1815 in Harrison Co
||Married John Brewer.|
||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.|
Married Elizabeth Crider in Lawrence county IN, 18 May 1826. They are
buried in the Cooley Cemetery, Pleasant twp, Appanoose county, Iowa.
||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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
John Cooley (father of Edward?)
1 male 21-60 (self?)
6 males under 21 & above 60 (incl Joseph, James, Perrin
1790 Stokes Co NC census:
1 male 16+ (self?)
5 males under 16 (the above 6, minus Joseph below?)
Edward Cooley (mine)
1 male 16+
2 males under 16
1 male 16+
(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)
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
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
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,
From Julia Case to Sandra Nackab via Prodigy. Addresses
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
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
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.
Will of Thomas Evans, Washington County IN, probated 17 Oct
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
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.
John Goss David Goss
Alexander Priscilla m Edward Cooley |
| (p. 135) Catherine
Barthena m Isaiah Cooley
m Bradley Cooley (page 135) (pp. 100-101)
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