Ariel Cooley


Ariel Cooley

Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 30 Oct 1822 (aged 66)
South Hadley Falls, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial South Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 126492039 View Source

LT. Ariel Cooley
Born 1756 Aug 25 Skipmunk, MA (Chicopee Falls, MA)
Died 1822 Oct 30 South Hadley, MA

Father Jabez Cooley
Born 1729 Jul 17 Springfield, MA
Died 1800 Springfield, MA
SO Jonathan Cooley & Joanna Colton
(Obadiah, Benjamin)
Mother Abigail Hancock Born 1734 Jan 12 Died 1815 Springfield, MA
DO John Hitchcock & Anna Webb
Siblings born Chicopee Falls, MA
Asahel Cooley B1753 Apr 5 Chicopee Falls, MA
Reuben Cooley B 1754 Sep 24, D young
Ariel Cooley B 1756 Aug 25 Chicopee Falls, MA
Dinah Cooley B1758 Aug 29, m1779 Nov 18 Abner Frost
Bathshua Cooley
Newborn child d 1760 Apr 11
Abigail Cooley B 1762 Nov 4 M 1783 Jan 30 Ephraim Frost
Reuben Cooley B 1765 Jan 6
Bathsheba Cooley B 1767 Jan 23
Heman Cooley B1768 Nov 1
Jabez II BP 1770 Aug 27, D 1770 Aug 28
Beulah Cooley B 1772 Apr 3, D 1775 Sep 4
Asenath Cooley B 1773 Jun 21 Chicopee Falls
Jabez Cooley B 1775 Mar 10 Chicopee Falls, MA

Lydia Warriner
Born 1757 Nov 15
Died 1839 Sep 13
Father Benjamin Warriner of Wilbraham
Mother Persis Willard
Sister Esther Warriner married Asahel Cooley, Ariel's brother

9 Children

1. Calvin Cooley
Born 1782 Aug 18 South Hadley, MA
Died 1827 Jun 26 Chicopee, MA
Age 44
Burial East Street Cemetery, Chicopee, MA FAG 62446479
Chloe Bliss Born 1787 Died 1853
Mary Cooley Fuller Born Died 1842
Sumner Cooley Born 1807 Died 1865
Lucius Cooley Born 1812 Died 1842
Eliza Cooley Keyes Born 1814 Died 1856
Calvin H Cooley Born 1816 Died 1889
Chloe Bliss Cooley Carver Born 1820 Died 1873
Heman Cooley Born 1820 Died 1884
Lydia W. Cooley Lyon Born 182 Died 1891
Margaret Cooley Born 1823 Died 1842

2. Judah Cooley
Born 1784 Mar 29 South Hadley, MA
Died 1826 Aug 27 Springfield, MA
Burial South Hadley Falls, South Hadley, MA FAG 126898026

3. Lydia Cooley
Born 1786 Mar 8
Died 1850 Apr 23 South Hadley, MA
Age 63
Burial South Hadley Falls Cemetery, South Hadley, MA FAG 126494366
M1 Gordon Chapin 1781-1808
M2 1811 Dec 19 Enoch Chapin 1784-1864
Gordon Mather Chapin 1806-1840
Enoch Cooley Chapin 1812-1858
Ogden Nash Chapin 1814-1816
Ogden Nash Chapin 1817-
Ariel Cooley Chapin 1830

4. Ariel Cooley II
Born 1787 Nov 30
Died 1788 Mar 8

5. Bathsheba Cooley WAITE
Born 1789 Sep 28 South Hadlely, MA
Died 1826 Aug 10 South Hadley, MA
Age 36
Burial Evergreen Cemetery, South Hadley, MA
FAG 125224740
Married 1811 Dec 23
Calvin Wait -1824
SO Martin & Jerusha Wait
6. Ariel Cooley
Born 1791 May 12 South Hadley, MA
Died 1830 Sep 13 South Hadley, MA
Burial South Hadley Falls Cemetery, South Hadley, MA FAG 126897990

Titus Cooley
Born 1793 Sep 3 South Hadley, MA
Died 1824 Sep 5
Age 31
Burial East Street Cemetery, Chicopee, MA FAG 62726165
Married 1821 Nov 8 East Windsor, CT
Fanny Allen

Chester Cooley
Born 1797 Jan 26 South Hadley, MA
Died 1842 May 14 Chicopee, MA
Age 45
Burial East Street Cemetery, Chicopee, MA FAG 62446471
Cynthia Bliss Cooley 1792-1876
Children Emeline S Cooley Gassner 1819-1904

LT. Ariel owned considerable tracks of land around and in South Hadley, of which town he owned a great part at one time. He served in the Revolution. He was a man of note in his day.
Ariel Cooley was an engineer and contractor of some distinction. He was the engineer and first proprietor of the Canal & Locks at the Falls at South Hadley begun in 1792. The construction involved 250 men in 1793, more in the following years. by 1801 the works had cost $81,373 exclusive of tolls. He built the canal at South Hadley Falls, which opened transportation past the falls of the Connecticut River at Holyoke, and operated the canal for many years. He built the first dam across the Connecticut at Holyoke, creating the beginnings of the immense water power there. He had the contract for a considerable unit of the water works system at Philadelphia, which he completed in 1820. He was the distinguished builder of Fairmount Waterworks at Philidelphia, he also build a dam on the James River at Schuylkill, PA.

Lt. Ariel Cooley left an estate valued at considerably more than $85,000.

About 1918 members of the family felt that the family buried in private cemetery should be moved to the South Hadley Falls cemetery that had perpetual care. The lawyer referenced the will at Holyoke and found it showing that Lt. Ariel Cooley had deeded the cemetery to the heirs. Thus it was possible to remove the Cooley family to the cemetery with perpetual care.

Ariel Cooley in the U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930
Name: Ariel Cooley
Birth Year: abt 1755
Event: Death
Death Date: Abt 1822
Death Place: So Hadley
Age at Death: 67
Newspaper: Columbian Centinel
Publication Date: 23 Nov 1822
Publication Place: Massachusetts, USA
Call Number: 485704

Mr Ariel Cooley in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Name: Mr Ariel Cooley
Event Type: Death
Birth Date: abt 1756
Death Date: 30 Oct 1822
Death Place: Springfield, Massachusetts
Death Age: 66

Arrial Cooley in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Name: Arrial Cooley
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 27 Sep 1781
Marriage Place: Springfield, Massachusetts
Spouse Name: Lydia Warriner


Aged 66

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  • Added: 17 Mar 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 126492039
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ariel Cooley (25 Aug 1756–30 Oct 1822), Find a Grave Memorial ID 126492039, citing South Hadley Falls Cemetery, South Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by M Cooley (contributor 47154454) .