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 Chester Cooley

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Chester Cooley

  • Birth 28 Mar 1790 Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 24 Dec 1857 Cheshire Center, Allegan County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Bloomingdale, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 25975175

Chester Cooley was the second of four (documented) children born to Timothy Cooley and Rebecca (Smith) Cooley.

In the "Portrait and biographical record of Kalamazoo, Allegan, and Van Buren Counties, Michigan," (pub. May 1892, Chapman Bros., Chicago), a brief biography of Chester is given on p. 888:

"Chester Cooley was son of Timothy Cooley, who was the fifth generation from Scottish ancestry. Timothy Cooley married Rebecca Smith, and they were the parents of four sons, three daughters. Chester Cooley was born in Berkshire, MA, removing to Wyoming County, NY at an early day. He was a wagonmaker by trade and served in the War of 1812. He removed, in 1828, to Portage Co., OH, and about 1850, came to Michigan. He was born March 29, 1790 and died in Cheshire, Allegan Co., this state, December 24, 1857. He was a Democrat and member of the Christian Church." {Continues on, covering Chester's wife Azubah; see her page for bio}.

On 02 Oct 1813 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, Chester married Azubah Johnson, dau. of Nathan Johnson (1769-1821) and Mary Polly (Johnson) Johnson (1774-1824).

Chester's Siblings:
*MARGARET COOLEY (b. 21 Apr 1788, prob. Chester, Hampden, MA)

*SARAH COOLEY (b. 29 Dec 1792, Chester, Hampden, MA)

*TIMOTHY COOLEY (b. 1797, prob. Chester, Hampden, MA)

Chester and Azubah (Johnson) Cooley had 10 children:

*CHESTER COOLEY Jr. (b. 1815 MA; d. 27 Jun 1881, Eaton, Lorain, OH) m. LUCINDA ---

*INFANT COOLEY (b.--; d.--)

*REBECCA COOLEY (b. 08 Feb 1817, Springfield, Hampden, MA; d. 30 Jan 1910, Bloomingdale, VanBuren, MI); m. RUSSELL F. LOOMIS Sr. (1810-1868)

*HARRISON COOLEY (b. 1818; d. ?) m. Harriett (?)

*REV. LATHROP COOLEY (b. 25 Oct 1821 Genessee, NY; d. 04 Jan 1910, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH) m. 1st LAURA REID; m. 2nd VIOLETTA (LETTA) E. SEARLES

*TIMOTHY COOLEY (b. 14 Nov 1823, Wethersfield, Wyoming, NY; d. 21 Jun 1894 Bloomingdale, Van Buren, MI) m. 1st MARGARET A. STONE; m. 2nd ELIZA H. WARD

*GEORGE COOLEY (b. 1828 No. Eaton, Lorain, OH; d. 1861) m. POLLY --; U.S. Civil War soldier

*EGBERT COOLEY (b. Jun 1830, OH; d. 01 Oct 1911, Bloomingdale, Van Buren, MI); m. ELIZABETH ---

*MARY ABIGAIL COOLEY (b. 30 Mar 1835, Shalersville, Portage, OH; d. 24 Jan 1858, Bloomingdale, Van Buren, OH); m. AUSTIN MELVIN.

*MARIA COOLEY (b. 24 Mar 1837, Eaton, Lorain, OH; d. 1930 Bloomingdale, Van Buren, MI) m. MILTON HEALY

1810 US CENSUS: Deerfield, Hampshire, MA USA

1813 MARRIAGE: To Azubah Johnson, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA

1820 US CENSUS: Springfield, Hampden, MA USA

1830 US CENSUS: Mantua, Portage, OH USA

1840 US CENSUS: Eaton, Lorain, OH USA

1850 US CENSUS: Eaton, Lorain, OH USA

1857 DEATH: Cheshire, Allegan, MI USA

1857 BURIAL: Spring Grove Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Van Buren, MI USA

Biography courtesy Debra Hart Blackgrave Tyre, 5th great-granddaughter on 06.06.2012.

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  • Maintained by: Debra (Hart) Blackgrave Tyre
  • Originally Created by: James Lemon
  • Added: 13 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25975175
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Chester Cooley (28 Mar 1790–24 Dec 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25975175, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Debra (Hart) Blackgrave Tyre (contributor 47702154) .