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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 STEWARD 23. Fanny 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. Arminta D WOOD 40. Xavier HANNEQUIN 41. Marie Magdeleine BELOT 42. Pierre Joseph DRAVIGNEY 43. Marie Thérèse GILBERT 44. Joseph STEWARD 46. Jean Baptiste LAURENT 47. Jeaninne Henriette 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 85. Jeanne Claude DRAVIGNEY 86. Josph GILBERT 87. Agathe LANGARD 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. Eleanor ____ 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 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 232. John HART Signer 233. Deborah SCUDDER 234. St Leger Codd STOUT 235. Susannah SIMPSON 248. William SOUTHERN 249. Magdelaine FORD 250. Charles DUNCAN 251. Margaret KIRK 252->255. unknown
9TH GENERATION
256. John COOLEY 257. poss Sarah MATTHEWS 258. Thomas RAPER 259. Martha HAM 260. Richard WRIGHT Sr103 261. Ann 262. James MORGAN 263. Mary DAVIS 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 464. Capt Edward HART 465. Martha FURMAN 466. Richard Betts SCUDDER Jr 467. Hannah STILLWELL 468. James STOUT 469. Mary Ann CODD 496. John SOUTHERN ? 497. Margaret KIDD ? 500. Charles DUNCAN 502. John KIRK Sr 503. Margaret BROOKS 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 829. John CLARK 904. Edward ERWIN 905. Frances FRANCIS 908. see 904 909. see 905 910. William CURRY 911. Sally YOUNG 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 1000. John DUNCAN 1001. Dinah BRADFORD 940->1035. unknown
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 HOAG 1652. Jonathan STOUT 1653. Anne BOLLEN 1654. Daniel BRYMSON 1655. Frances GREENLAND 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 2002. John BRADFORD 2003. Mary MARR 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 3296. John STOCKTON 3296. Eleanor CLAYTON 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 3718. Edward JESSUP 3719. Elizabeth BRIDGES 3720. John FURMAN 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 LONGWORTH113 106 3756. Andrew HANSON 3757. Annika ____ 4006. John MARR Sr 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. Walter BAREFOOT 6632. Richard OGDEN 6633. Elizabeth HUNTINGTON 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 LEGER115 7507. Dame Mary HAYWARD115 7508. Thomas BENNETT 7509. Anstie Tomson SPICER 7512. John HANSON 8012. Daniel MARR 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 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 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 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
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. Alianor MALTRAVERS 107 115 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. Edmund FITZALAN 115 7686759. Sibyl DE MONTEGU 115 7686864->7686865. Royal Lineage 107 7686866. Sir John MALTAVERS 107 7386867->8486910. unknown
 
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   Name: John Cooley103 
   Born: Jun 21-27, 1789
  Place: Stokes Co NC
   Died: May 1866
  Place: Bartholomew Co IN

John served in the War of 1812 for thirty-five days in 1812 from Washington County, Indiana under Captain Hiram C Boon. His brother, Reuben Cooley, served for thirty days as John's substitute in 1813.

1812_John_Cooley.pdf
1812_Reuben_Cooley.pdf

John's exact birthdate is unknown. However, he had reached his 61st birthday by the time the 1850 census was taken on July 23 but had not yet reached his 71st birthday as of the taking of the 1860 census on June 20. He was 66 at the time of signing a declaration in respect to his 1812 war service on June 28, 1855. We can safely guess, then, that he was probably born between June 21 and June 27, 1789.

Unsubstantiated information is circulating that John's widow, Selah, married a second time to William Elkins in 1869. In fact, Selah is found living as Celia Cooley on the 1870 census. Her son Noah had a daughter named Selah who would have been of marriageable age in 1869. (See my notes for Noah Cooley).

David Cooley 1815-1865 Married Laurinda Aiken. He was in Putnam County MO by 1860. Died at St Louis MO barracks, 25 Jul 1865.
Isaiah Cooley 1815-1895 Married Catherine Goss.
Noah Cooley 1816-1886 Married Nancy A Johnson. Find A Grave Memorial# 54914099.
Edward Cooley 1822-1896 Married Priscilla Goss.
Bradley Cooley 1827-c1920 Married Berthena Goss.
John Cooley c1832 Probably died young.

Census Readings

1850 census for Jackson Township, Washington County, Indiana

Series: M432 Roll: 179 Page: 271

22 22 John Cooley 61 M Farmer NC Sela " 59 F NC Bradley " 22 M IN Barthena " 21 F IN 23 23 Edward Cooley 27 M Farmer IN Priscilla " 27 F IN John H " 7 M IN Merrill " 5 M IN Noah " 1 M IN Barthena " 1 F IN 25 25 David Cooley 34 M Farmer IN Laurinda " 29 F IN Thompson " 8 M IN Dill " 7 M IN Greenberry " 6 M IN Amanda " 1 F IN

1860 census, Jackson Township, Bartholomew County, Indiana

366 371 Stephen Cooley 54 M Farmer NC Nancy " 54 F NC Daniel " 32 M IN 367 372 Abraham Cooley 27 M Farm Laborer IN Nancy C " 23 F IN Louisa J Cooley 4 F IN Joseph " 3 M IN Mary E " 2 F IN Nancy C " 1 F IN 368 373 Noah Cooley 40 M Farmer IN Nancy " 38 F IN Mary E 17 F IN ? 14 F IN Sarah E 12 F IN Catherine J 11 F IN Wm W 6 M IN Martha J 4 F IN Francis A 1 F IN 394 399 Joseph Cooley 38 M Farmer IN Mary " 38 F NY Elizabeth 17 F IN Wm G 12 M IN Martha 9 F IN Nancy 7 F IN Amanda 4 F IN 415 420 Patsy Cooley 66 F NC 454 459 John Cooley 70 M Farmer NC Selah " 66 F NC 455 460 Bradley " 32 M Farmer IN Parthena " 30 F IN Christopher " 9 M IN Freemont " 5 M IN Samantha " 1 F IN

1870 census, Jackson Township, Bartholomew County, Indiana, pg 187-188

30 30 Cooley, Celia 77 F W Keeping House NC Davis, Sarah 16 F W Domestic Servant IN 32 32 Cooley, Bradley 42 M W Farmer IN Bartheny 41 F W IN Carson 19 M W IN Fremont 14 M W IN Samantha 11 F W IN Olive 8 F W IN 41 41 Cooley, Noah 51 M W Gunsmith IN Nancy 51 F W Keeping House IN Mary E 26 F W IN Sarah E 21 F W IN William 16 M W IN Martha E 13 F W IN Francis 11 M W IN Alma 6 F W IN 43 43 Cooley, Stephen 64 M W Farmer NC Louisa J 14 F W IN

Will of John Cooley

One of the first things that struck me after reading John's will is the fact that it was written only six weeks after the death of his son David.

My thanks to Meg Grossman, genealogist at the Bartholomew County Clerk's Office, for a photocopy of the following.

The last will and testament of John Cooley of the Township of Jackson in the County of Bartholomew State of Indiana
Considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory, Blessed be the almighty for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say first I hereby constitute and appoint Samuel W Fitch to be sole executor of this my last will and testament, directing him to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses and to attend to the renting of the real estate for the use of my wife and further to see that all of the provisions of this my will are executed.
Second--I give and bequeth to my wife Celah all my real estate to have and to hold the same until her death.
Third--at the death of my wife I want my executor to sell my real estate and all my personal property that is so remaining and divide it equally amongst my heirs, the children of my son David deceased to be as one heir.
Fourth--I have a land warrant which I want my executor to sell, also a suckling colt and a three year old colt, also a yearling calf, the proceeds of which he will use to pay the debts and the balance, if any, to be given to my wife.
Fifth--I want my son Bradley to have my hand saw.
Sixth--I have a young orchard which I want to be well taken care of allowing no stock to run in it. Seventh--I want my executor to give my son Bradley to use of certain fields in prefference [sic] to any one else to farm the one third to be given to my wife Celah, the fields described as follows, all the clear land on the east side of the road, also the last part of the cleared land on the west side of the road. Eighth I want my son Noah to have the meddow [sic] on the west side of the road to mow and to give the one half of the hay to my wife also what land he has cleared he his to have the use of it if he wants it during his lifetime of my wife free of rent Ninth I want the wagon and mare kept on the place for the use of the same Tenth I want my wife to have the cow and heifer and to have the hogs to make use of as she sees fit.
Eleventh. My son Bradley is to have my flock of sheep to keep during my wifes [sic] lifetime to give her one half the wool and one half the increase.
In witness whereof I have unto set my hand and seal this 6th day of Sept 1865.
    John Cooley

The above instrument consisting of one sheet of paper was now here subscribed by John Cooley the testator in the [------] of us, and was at the same time declared by him to be his last will and testament and we at his request sign our names hereto as attesting witnesses.
Gilbert Coons residing in Jackson Township Bartholomew County Ind
Robert Marshall residing in Jackson Township Bartholomew County Ind

State of Indiana      )
                      ) ss
Bartholomew County    ) 
Be it remembered, that on the 11th day of May 1866 Robert Marshall one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last Will and Testament of John Cooley late of said County, deceased, personally appeared before me Albert Jones Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Bartholomew County, in the State of Indiana, and being duly sworn by the clerk of said court, upon his oath declared and testified as follows, that is to say, that on the 6th day of September 1865 he saw the said John Cooley sign his name to the said instrument in writing as and for his last will and testament. and that this deponent at the same time heard the said John Cooley declare the said instrument in writing to be his last will and testament, and that the said instrument in writing was at the same time, at the request of the said John Cooley. and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said Robert Marshall & Gilbert Coons in the presence of the said testator, and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto. and that the said John Cooley was at the tinme of the signing and subscribing of the said instrument in writing as aforesaid, of full age, (that is, more than twenty-one years of age,) and sound and disposing mind and memory, and not under any coercion or restraint, as the said deponent verily believes; and further deponent says not.

    Robert Marshall

Sworn to and subscribed by the said Robert Marshall before Albert Jones Clerk of said Court, at Columbia the 11th day of May 1866.
[S.S.] In attestation whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court

    Albert Jones Clerk

State of Indiana      )
                      ) ss
Bartholomew County    )
I Albert Jones Clerk of the Court of the Court of Common Pleas of Bartholomew County, Indiana, do hereby certify, that the within annexed last will and testament of John Cooley had been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of Robert Marshall one of the subscribing witness thereto, that a complete record of said will, and the testimony of the said Robert Marshall, on proof thereof, has been by me duly made recorded in Book "B" [--] pages 124 & 125 of the Record of Wills of said County.
[S.S.] In attestation whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court of Columbus Ohio 11th day of May 1866.
Albert Jones Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Bartholomew County

Other Documentation

This photo of Ella (left) and Rachel Cooley,
Carson's daughters and the great-
granddaughters of John Cooley (1789-1866),
came from Shirley Long. Shirley writes that
writing on the back photo says that "Ella
died at the age of six."

Jane Ries submitted the following transcriptions in October 2006. Bradley Cooley, who wrote the first letter, was one of John's sons. Carson was Bradley's son and "Tompson" (son of David) one of his nephews. The letter was written to his nephew James (a son of Isiah Cooley). Bradley also mentions his brother Edward. His brother David, who died during the Civil War, would have been dead about 20 years.

Perhaps this makes the relationships a little more clear:

John (1789-1866) | |--------|-------|------| David Isiah Edward Bradley | | | Thompson James Carson


The letter from Bradley Cooley to James Cooley...

Saturday May the 8 1884

Dear nephew
  I have received your leter and now shall anser as well as I can. I am not well at this time have kind of _____ _______. Carson is not at home has got him a picture gallery it cost him about 500.00. Your uncle Edward is in Henry County Ioway Thow _____ is his post ofice adres. Tompson Cooley was living in Putnam County Missouria the las I new his post ofice was Ayrsville. I have had no word from him for a long time. Carson is taking pictures. Has a gallery of his own. Well James I am still living with my three children. Cemantha is talking of getting married. Fremont is no good nor never can is not smart anuff. Olive can't do anything. I am 56 years old will be 57 if I live till the 2 day of Febrary. My health is not good. I cant do much work. Edward is 6 years older than I am an is quite poor. Edward childern live in Washington County Indiana post ofice adres Pekin or Martinsburg.

  Now James let me know how you all are when you write agane. You did not mention Angeline nor Mary. I dident now whether tha was living or not. I was sorry to hear of your Brothers death. But I hope these few lines may find you all well.
      from your Uncle
Bradley Cooley to James Cooley an all the rest of you

The letter from Carson Cooley to James Cooley...

May the 14 1884

Dear cousin
  I seat myself down to write a few lines to let you know that I am well. Well and hope these few lines find you the same. I just got a letter from father stating that David was dead and John to which I was sorry to hear but we all have to pay that debt sooner or later. I am rung a picture gallery here. I am not stout like I use to. My lungs is not stout. Cousin William Cooley died the 31 day of las may with Consumption. Uncle Noahs family is all dead but 2. Mother diede 3 years ago last November 18. Our family is all single yet. I have bin married twice. My first wife diede and the last one was a bich and I run her off. Well Wheat don't look very well and it is backwards about planting corn here. Well I will close for this. Write as soon as you get this.
Direct to Carson Cooley
    Ewing Pos
    Jackson County
      Ind

In a July 2009 email, Jane Ries tells this story:

I remember my aunt saying that when she was real little, Fremont Cooley, (whom his dad said was no good, never would be, not smart enough) came to my grandparent's house for dinner. That's when the little kids had to wait and eat after the grownups. Apparently Fremont had quite a healthy appetite because my aunt, who was only about 4 years old, couldn't take it any more after she saw him take his 3rd piece of chicken and she shouted out in her childish lisp, "My Dod, Fweemont, save some for us poor tids!" That's been a family joke at dinners for years, so I guess old Fremont did leave a legacy after all.


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