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Rev Ashel Jarvis Cooley
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1826
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1905

82 yrs, 10 mos, 3days Utica, NY
Born
Died

Father James Earl Cooley
1784-1878
Mother Sally Clark
1792 1863
Grandfather Barnes Cooley
1748 1849
Grandmother Eleanor Sloan
1750
Marriage 1846 May 29 Lyme, NY
Spouse Rachel Leonard
Born 1825 Sep 29 Lyme, NY
Died 1897 Apr 8 Elmira, NY
Father Charles Leonard 1800-1865
Mother Rosina Estes 1805-1844

Children

Helen Cleantha Cooley
Born 1847 Mar 22 Lyme, NY
Died

Charles Albert Cooley
Born 1849 Mar 30 Lyme, NY
Died before 1912 per dad's obit

Clarence Melvin Cooley
Born 1851 Mar 10 Three Mile, NY
Died 1888 Oct 17 Elmira, NY
Age 37

Mary Alice Cooley
Born 1853 OCt 2 Dexter, NY
Died 1881 Jan 16
Age 27

Frederick Harold Cooley
Born 1858 Aug 9 Three Mile, NY
Died
married
Harietta
Born 1861

James Bedford Cooley
Born 1860 Apr 7 Three Mile, NY
Died 1942 Aug 7 Bath, NY
m 1882
Ella L Drake
Born 1864
Died 1933

William Franklin Cooley
Born 1865 Sep 2 Three Mile 1886
Died 1886 Jun 7
Age 20

Siblings

Braddock Lucas Cooley
1815

Eunice Cooley
1817 1896

Mary C. Cooley
1819

Arvilla Cooley
1821

Almira Cooley
1822 1901

Lorenzo D. Cooley
1824

Asahel Jarvis Cooley
1826

Phidelia Cooley
1827 1828

Catherine Cleanthus Grenville Cooley
1828

Leroy Clark Cooley
1833

Rufus Cooley
1837

Elizabeth Cooley
1839


Lineage
Ashel Jarvis & Rachel Leonard
James Earl Cooley & Sally Clark
Barnes Cooley & Eleanor Sloan
Ebenzer Cooley & Mary Barnes
Benjamin Cooley & Margaret Bliss
Daniel Cooley & Elizabeth Wolcott
Benjamin Cooley & Sarah

Obituary Facts
THE WATERTOWN RE-UNION, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1912.
OBITUARY was placed for Rev. A. J. Cooley
Residence Dexter
Date Death Feb. 9 1912
Rev. Asahel J. Cooley, a retired Freewill Baptist clergyman, died at his home in this village
Age 85 years.
Born on Pillar Point, July 6, 1826

For a time a merchant at Carthage and later a farmer. About 50 years ago he became a preacher and occupied pastorates at Ithaca, Snyderville and Stephenton.

Survived by:
two sons
Fred H. Cooley of Watertown
James B. Cooley of Bath, N. Y.,
manager of the Western Union Telegraph Co.;
one daughter
Miss Helen Cooley of Dexter
two brothers
Dr. LeRoy C. Cooley of Poughkeepsie
Rufus Cooley of Minneapolis.
nine grandchildren and seven-great grandchildren
His wife died 14 years ago

THANKS TO WINNIE FOR THIS...
Found more info for Rev. Ashel Jervis Cooley, and hope you can copy and paste into his BIO as I'm researching graves for pioneer Free Baptist ministers in the northeast and this would be helpful.
Rev. Ashel J.'s bio is in the "Free Baptist Cyclopedia, pub. 1889, by Burgess and Ward, and I think is pretty accurate...at least others I've used proved to be accurate. I've also found Rev. Ashel J. and family in the New York censuses. Maybe you can copy and paste bio: Thank you very much. winnie
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Title: Rev.
Born: July 6, 1826, Point Penninsula in Jefferson Co. NY.

He was the son of James and Sally (Clark) COOLEY (from Family Tree).

Rev. Ashel Jervis COOLEY, was married 29 Sept. 1846, to Miss Rachel Leonard., and in January 1865, was baptized, uniting with the Three-Mile Bay church (Freewill Bapt), of which his wife was a member. He was ordained June 7, 1874, by the Jefferson Quarterly Meeting, and was pastor of the Three-Mile Bay church a brief period. He has since served as city missionary at Ithaca, NY, in 1880, and as pastor at Dryden 1881-1883; at Stephentown Center, 1883-85, and for a time at Hadley. He is at present [1889] pstor at Langdon Hill, residing in Elmira."

On 1880 census, children were Helen, Clarence and Willie. He is later living with his daughter, Helen, as a widower. There is another son, Frederick Harold Cooley, b. Aug. 9, 1858, in Jefferson Co, listed in World Tree. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rachel J Leonard Cooley (1824 - 1897)*
 
 Children:
  Clarence Melvin Cooley (1851 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Elmira
Chemung County
New York, USA
 
Created by: M Cooley
Record added: Feb 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65651553
Rev Ashel Jarvis Cooley
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Added by: Kathy M
 
 
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An ordained Freewill Baptist minister, who pastored and labored in New York, Jefferson Co, and other places.Rest in peace.
- winnie vance yandell
 Added: Feb. 18, 2013
 
 
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