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John Marchborn Cooley
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1827
Cecil County
Maryland, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1878
Cecil County
Maryland, USA

John Marchborn Cooley was born 1 March 1827, hence the middle name! John was educated at West Nottingham Adcademy until age 16. He then studied at Lafayette College in Easton, PA for 2 years at a Classical Institute near Niagrar Falls until age 20. He then studied law in the office of Col. John C. Groome in Elkton, along with the Honorable Albert Constable. John M. was admitted to the bar at Elkton, on 4 April 1850 at age 23.

After practicing law in Elkton, he moved to Warsaw, Illinois and practiced for six years. He began to feel that teaching was his true calling and returned to Maryland. He conducted a classical school for 30-40 boys in the Lapidum area, preparing them for college. "However, the stirring times of the Civil War were at hand and much against the wishes of his father, he enlisted in the 4th New Hampshire Regiment in 1863." (Helen Lenore Cooley, in 1937) He became a 1st Lieutenat and served until the end of the war. When John Marchborn enlisted in the Civil War he served under an alias, Alfred Marland. Soon after the war, on 24 July 1842 he married Harriette Ann Lord of New Hampshire. Harriette went by Hattie A Lord. She was also a teacher.

John was best known as a teacher and Headmaster of the Darlington Academy where he taught for eleven years. He also wrote poems. John died on 13 April 1878 at age 51 and is buried in Nottingham Cemetery. Dr. W.S. Forwood, of a prominent Harford Family, wrote these words at John's death: "Thus ended the life of one of the most honest, upright and public-spirited men who has ever lived in this community, where he has taught the youth fo the neighborhood to his lasting credit and to their great advantage during the eleven years at Darlington Academy. Truly was he 'beloved by his pupils', and we can add, respected and honored by all!"

John's widow, Hattie lived on in Darlington until 17 June 1925. Her grave in the east end of the Darlington Cemetery is marked by an impressive stone, which honors her husband as well. "BELOVED BY HIS PUPILS." 
 
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 Parents:
  Corbin Cooley (1799 - 1876)
 
 Spouse:
  Harriette Ann Lord Cooley (1842 - 1907)*
 
 Children:
  Marvin Lord Cooley (1868 - 1925)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Marchiborn Cooley (1827 - 1878)*
  John Marchborn Cooley (1827 - 1878)
  Anna Mary Cooley (1841 - 1842)*
  James Polk Cooley (1845 - 1915)*
  Alfred Gibson Cooley (1854 - 1856)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Darlington Community Cemetery
Darlington
Harford County
Maryland, USA
 
Maintained by: Debbie Allen
Originally Created by: Jdrhook
Record added: Jun 05, 2011
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John Marchborn Cooley
Added by: Jdrhook
 
 
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