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Rebecca Cooley Loomis
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1817
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 30, 1910
Van Buren County
Michigan, USA

Rebecca Cooley Loomis was one of 10 children born to Chester Cooley (1790-1857) and Azubah Johnson (1797-1869) with a rich and well-documented history of both sides of her family back to a Pilgrim-era immigrant, Benjamin Cooley (1617-1684) of Ireland and wife Sarah --- (d. 1684), who settled in Springfield, Hampden, Massachussetts.

Seven generations of Cooleys settled near Springfield and around Hampden Co., MA until Rebecca's father moved the family between 1820-1830 (Source: US Census records) to Mantua, Portage, Ohio, where Rebecca married Russell Loomis on 15 May 1834. The marriage record (application) completed by her father Chester states her age as 14, but other records (including death certificate) indicate her birth year as 1817.

Rebecca and Chester lived in:
1840 US Census - Camden, Lorain, OH (3 children)
1850 US Census - Marion, IL (6 children)
1860 US Census - Cheshire, Allegan, MI (5 children)
1870 US Census - Cheshire, Allegan, MI (Rebecca widow, 2 children)
1880 US Census - Cheshire, Allegan, MI (Rebecca widow, 1 child)
1900 US Census - Bloomingdale Village, Van Buren, MI (living with dau. Mary & her family)
1910: Death, Bloomingdale, Van Buren, MI
1910: Burial, Spring Grove Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Van Buren, MI, according to MI Death Certificate.

Rebecca outlived her husband Russell by 53 years, and died of old age, just 8 days shy of her 93rd birthday.

It's possible she was buried with husband Russell, but there was no engraving on his stone; need to confirm with cemetery sexton.

Bio courtesy Debra Hart Blackgrave Tyre, 4th great-granddaughter, updated 06.05.2012

Family links: 
  Chester Cooley (1790 - 1857)
  Azubah Johnson Cooley (1797 - 1869)
  Russel Loomis (1810 - 1868)
  Russell Freeland Loomis (1835 - 1928)*
  Henrietta Rosella Loomis Pierce (1839 - 1939)*
*Calculated relationship
Spring Grove Cemetery
Van Buren County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Unknown; local assistance needed
Created by: Debra (Hart) Blackgrave ...
Record added: Apr 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88688521
Rebecca <i>Cooley</i> Loomis
Added by: Debra (Hart) Blackgrave Tyre
Rebecca <i>Cooley</i> Loomis
Added by: Debra (Hart) Blackgrave Tyre
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