Jan. 31, 1797 Bridgewater Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA
Jun. 8, 1869 Bloomingdale Van Buren County Michigan, USA
NOTE: Although the headstone shows that Azubah died in her 73rd year (1796), all other records (including Massachussetts birth) show Azubah's birth year as 1797, so we will leave the birth year as 1797 for now.
Azubah Johnson is the 2nd of three children born to Nathan Johnson, Jr. (1769-1821), and Mary "Polly" (Johnson) Johnson (1774-1824). Azubah's father Nathan Johnson was descended from Capt. John Johnson, English immigrant in 1630 to Massachussetts Bay Colony (Duxbury), his son Sgt. Humphrey Johnson, his son Capt. Isaac Johnson, and his grandson Josiah Johnson, who married Azubah Cary, 3rd great-grandaughter of John Alden & Priscilla Mullins of Plymouth Colony fame. The Cary's can also been traced back to royalty in England (c. 1100), so Azubah has a lengthy and interesting registry.
On 02 Oct 1813, Azubah married Chester Cooley in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, at the age of 23.
Together they had eight children:
1-Chester Cooley Jr. (1815 – 1881) m. 1st Lucinda Adams, 2nd Nancy ---
2-Rebecca Cooley (1817 – 1910) m. Russell Loomis (8 ch.)
3-Lathrop Cooley (1821 – 1910) m. Violetta E Searles (1 ch.)
4-Timothy Cooley (1823 – 1894) m. 1st Margaret Stone; m. 2nd Eliza H. Ward
5-George Cooley (1827 – 1861)
6-Egbert Cooley (1830 – 1911) m. Elizabeth Ann Davidson (8 ch.)
7-Mary Abigail Cooley (1835 – 1858)
8-Maria Cooley (1837 – 1933) m. Milton Lorenzo Healy (3 ch.)
1797 Massachusetts Birth: from MA Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA
1800 US Census: Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA
1810 US Census: unable to locate to-date
1813 Marriage: Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA to Chester Cooley, Oct. 2
1820 US Census: Springfield, Hampden, MA with husband Chester, 2 female children and 1 male (age 16-25, prob. a farm laborer or relative).
1830 US Census: Mantua, Portage, OH with husband Chester; otherwise very difficult to read
1840 US Census: Eaton, Lorain, OH with husband Chester, 4 children under 20
1850 US Census: Eaton, Lorain, OH with husband Chester, and 2 children
1857, 24 Dec: Cheshire, Allegan, MI - Husband Chester dies at age 67 (Azubah is 60)
1860 US Census: Bloomingdale, Van Buren, MI USA
1869 Michigan Death: Bloomingdale, Van Buren, MI USA. Although husband Chester died in Cheshire Twp., Allegan, MI, he was buried at Spring Grove Cemetery in Bloomingdale, Van Buren, MI, so it's likely that Azubah is buried with him.
============================================================ Bio courtesy Debra Hart Blackgrave Tyre, 5th great-granddaughter, on 06.06.2012 (revised 05.27.2014; 07.05.2014). Please retain original credits if copied; thank you.