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John Cooley, Sr
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Birth: 1784
Montgomery County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan., 1845
La Porte County
Indiana, USA

John was the son of Thaddeus and Elizabeth Cooley from Wythe County, Virginia. John married Martha Snodgrass c1808 in Christiansburg, Montgomery, VA.

About 1823, John and Martha crossed the Cumberland Gap from Virginia into Kentucky, then northwards into Fayette County, Indiana. John lived in Orange Township, and donated land to a local school in Orange. In 1837, John purchased 200 acres of land in La Porte County, in Kankakee Twp.

In September 1843, John wrote his Last Will, which was probated in Feb 1845 in La Porte County, where he list his wife, sons John W and Joseph, and daughters Polly Williams, Jane McCormick, and Martha. He also lists Margaret Snodgrass, his niece, who was raised by John and Martha.

John is presumed to be buried in Rolling Prairie, along with his wife Martha and other relatives. Rolling Prairie Cemetery has been active since 1835.

The children of John and Martha Cooley:

Mary 'Polly' Cooley, 1810 1870, m. James Williams
Jane W Cooley, 1813 bef 1850, m. William McCormack
John Wesley Cooley Jr, 1818 1866, m. Sarah Albright
Joseph Stewart Cooley, 1824 1898, m. Hannah Azuba Outcelt
Martha Ann Cooley, 1827 1896, m. Enoch Preston
Family links: 
  Thaddeus Cooley (1745 - 1814)
  Elizabeth Cooley (1752 - 1822)
  Martha Snodgrass Cooley (1784 - 1849)*
  Mary Elizabeth Cooley Williams (1809 - 1870)*
  John Wesley Cooley (1818 - 1866)*
  Joseph Stewart Cooley (1824 - 1898)*
  Martha Ann Cooley Preston (1827 - 1896)*
  Rachel Cooley Grayson (1769 - 1842)*
  John Cooley (1784 - 1845)
  Matilda Cooley Ellithorpe (1800 - 1873)*
*Calculated relationship
Rolling Prairie Cemetery
Rolling Prairie
La Porte County
Indiana, USA
Created by: JCLA
Record added: Jan 12, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103441285
John Cooley, Sr
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