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Matilda Cooley Ellithorpe
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Birth: May 11, 1800
Wythe County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1873
Linn County
Iowa, USA

Matilda Cooley was the youngest daughter of Thaddeus and Elizabeth Cooley, born in Wythe County, Virginia. She was listed as daughter Matilda Stuart in her father's Last Will in Oct 1814 in Wythe Co, and likely married just before his death. No record of her first marriage has been found.

Matilda second married her cousin, John Snodgrass, on 24 Nov 1818 in Wythe Co, VA. Matilda's brother John Cooley had previously married Martha Snodgrass, elder sister of John Snodgrass. John and Matilda moved to Jessamine Co, KY by 1820, near to her nephew Reuben Cooley. About 1824, John and Matilda crossed the Ohio River into Indiana, in Rush and Fayette Counties. John died before 1840 in Indiana, and several of Matilda's young daughters lived with other family. Her daughter Margaret lived with Uncle/Aunt John and Martha Cooley in La Porte Co, IN.

Matilda last married Samuel Elain Ellithorpe on 13 Jan 1840 in La Porte Co, IN. They remained in La Porte County until the 1860s when they moved to Marion Twp, Linn, Iowa, and both recorded living there in 1870 census.

While the date and location of Matilda's death has been retained in family history, no record of her burial is available. Matilda's daughter-in-law Eliza Ellison Ellithorpe was buried at Oakshade in Oct 1873, a few months after Matilda died, where Matilda is presumed to be buried too. Matilda's husband Samuel Ellithorpe died in 1874, and was buried in La Porte Co, IN.

Matilda and John Snodgrass' children:

Elizabeth C Snodgrass, 1818 1882, m. Thomas Willis
Mary Jane Snodgrass, 1825 1893, m. Andrew Stevens
Delilah Matilda Snodgrass, 1827 1895, m. Samuel Herbert
Margaret Snodgrass, 1831 1897, m. James Finley
Charlotte Ann Snodgrass, 1834 1867, m. Thomas MC Logan

Matilda and Samuel Ellithorpe had one daughter:

Mary Matilda Ellithorpe, 1844 1930, m. Leonard Hiltibiddle
Family links: 
  Thaddeus Cooley (1745 - 1814)
  Elizabeth Cooley (1752 - 1822)
  Delilah Matilda Snodgrass Herbert (1827 - 1895)*
  Margaret Snodgrass Finley (1831 - 1897)*
  Charlotte Ann Snodgrass Logan (1834 - 1867)*
  Mary Matilda Ellithorp Hiltibiddle (1844 - 1930)*
  Rachel Cooley Grayson (1769 - 1842)*
  John Cooley (1784 - 1845)*
  Matilda Cooley Ellithorpe (1800 - 1873)
*Calculated relationship
Oak Shade Cemetery
Linn County
Iowa, USA
Created by: JCLA
Record added: Dec 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102551607
Matilda <i>Cooley</i> Ellithorpe
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