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John COLLYE, and Unknown

Johnís wife came from Padbury, Buckingham, England.

William COOLEY , Earl, and Joanne ARNOTT

William and Joan were married February 09, 1606/07, in Tring Parish, Herefordshire, England

Benjamin COOLEY and Sarah SAVAGE

Benjamin was born February 25, 1614/15, in either St. Albans Parish, England or Tring Perish, Hertfordshire, England. He died August 17, 1684, in Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts Cooley, -. [This name also appears under the form of Chooley, Coley, Colley, Coolay, Coolley, Coolloy, Cooly, Coulley.] He settled in Longmeadow, MA. The library in Longmeadow has a great resource of all the Coole ys descendeds,from Benjamin and Sarah. In the Longmeadow, MA there is a Cooley Street and mar kers on the historical homes, many of which were Cooleys. It's amazing that many of the famil ies had 6 or more children. Benjamin was active in the town's government and lived a long lif e with his wife Sarah. 1. Torrey, C.A. "New England Marriages before 1700" pp.179. __________________________________________________________________________ _ Meaning of Surname Origin of the COOLEY Surname: Irish, English Meaning of the Cooley Surname: ..."son of the servant of St. Mochuille"; descendant of littl e Cole, a pet form of Nicholas (Peoples Victory). The following version of the meaning of the surname was received from Karen Ann Cooley: Through researching my Cooley origins in Australia I have found that Cooley is of Irish origi n. The meaning is probably "cow meadow" or "cow pasture". One of the origins of surnames wa s where a person lived. In Northern England and in Scotland a cow is often called a "coo" i n the local dialect. Another surname origin was a person's appearance. An alternative derivat ion may be from Colley meaning "coaly, dark skinned or dark haired". Cooley is an Ulster vari ant of Colley. Source: Duane Cooley: _______________________________________________________________ Source: FTM Online, The Cooley Genealogy, page 137 Few dividends slipped away from Benjamin Cooley, except as he made exchanges for property more useful and convenient to him. In 1647 he was taxed for 40 1/2 acres, while the inventory of his estate in 1684 included 527 acres exclusive of the "land that Obadiah Cooley occupieth." This latter tract, at Main and York streets in Springfield, comprised perhaps ten acres, giving as a total, 537 acres acquired during Benjamin Cooley's forty years as an inhabitant of Springfield. ================================================================ Source: found at Genforum, for Benj. & Sarah Cooley of Springfield, MA Posted by: Jo Ann Sherwood Date: August 30, 1999 at 07:36:18 In Reply to: Benj. & Sarah Cooley of Springfield, MA by Skip Cooley of 720 Dear Skip: I enjoyed your articles on the dress codes. In return I thought you might like a c opy of the Indian deed "selling" Springfield. February 4, 1678. The indians above named viz Wawapana and Wawaba and Wecombo the true and pr oper owners of all the lands abovementioned did set and by sale forever pass away all the lan d above mentioned to Mr. Elizaber Holyoke, George Colton, Benjamin Cooley, Samuel Marshfiel d and Anthony Dorchester for the use and behoofe of the town of Springfield the bargain bein g meade in my presence and as I remember it was in the year 1674 or thereabout I was offere d in treaty about it which at last came to a conclusion to be as abovementioned the payment a lso for the land as above expressed passing through my hands to the indians which they gladl y accepted and did willingly own the sale to me after this deed was they comeing particular y one at a tyme to me to subscribe it when I told them they must came altogether the want o f which was the onely obstruction for they often severally acknowledged the sale and the writ ing to be according to their minde and meaning also testifying their readiness to come all to gether and subscribe which as they promised no doubt they would have done but that the india n wars happening in the year 1675 they with other indians we drove away before which time the y made the abovesaid purchase and sale and I do declare they did come personally and owne an d acknowledge the conveyhance and sale of the land abovementioned as aboveexpressed. This the n done and by ye Indians Wequanquan and Wawapaw and Wecomobo owned and acknowledged. John Pyn chon, Attestant. This entred these records for the county of Hampshire July 12 1679 as attest ed. John Holyoke (Source: Hampshire County Massachusetts Deeds, Book AB, page 24, Film 844486 .

daniel COOLEY and Elizabeth WOLCOTT

Born 1651 in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, he died February 09, 1726/27, in Sunderland, Franklin County, Massachusetts The Cooley Genealogy , page, 445 & 446 Daniel Cooley2 was the fourth child and third son of the immigrant Benjamin Cooley and his wife Sarah. He was born in Springfield, and spent his entire life in that vicinity, being one of those in Longmeadow to sign the petition of 1702/3 for permission to remove to higher ground following the flooding of the Longmeadow lowlands along the Connecticut River. His occupation was that of a husbandman. He took an active part, if less outstanding than his father's, in the public affairs of Springfield, and was a man of considerable means for his time, dealing in several sales of property as listed in the pages to follow having to do with his deeds. His estate was valued at ú825-5-11 when it was settled in 1729, the year following his death. He served as a selectman of Springfield in 1694/5. The first reference to him in the public records of Springfield is in 1678, when he was 27 years old, and two years before his first marriage. He is known to have taken the Oath of Allegiance in that year. In 1680, on December 8, Daniel Cooley married Elizabeth Wolcott. He was 29 years old, and Elizabeth was 18. She was of the third generation in this country, her grandfather, Henry Wolcott1, having come to America in 1630. Her father was Simon Wolcott. Her mother was Martha Pitkin, sister of Mr. William Pitkin, the progenitor of the Pitkin family in America, and of Roger Pitkin of London. She was born in England in 1638. Father: Benjamin Cooley b: 25 FEB 1614/15 in St. Albans Paraish, England or Tring Perish, Her tfordshire, Eng Mother: Mrs. Sarah Cooley b: ABT. 1620 in ;of Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Marriage 1 Elizabeth Wolcott b: 19 AUG 1662 in Winsdor, Hartford Co., Connecticut Married: 10 DEC 1680 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Children Benjamin Cooley b: 28 OCT 1681 in Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts
Daniel Cooley II b: 3 MAR 1683/84 in Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts
Simon Cooley , Ensign b: 6 MAR 1686/87 in Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts
John Cooley b: 23 FEB 1688/89 in Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts
Thomas Cooley b: 23 JUN 1693 in Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Cooley b: 23 JUL 1696 in Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts
William Cooley b: 12 AUG 1698 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Marriage 2 Lydia Dumbleton b: 16 APR 1661 Married: AFT. 19 JUN 1707 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts

Benjamin COOLEY and Margaret BLISS

Born October 28, 1681, in Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts. Benjamin Cooley b: 5 NOV 1701 in Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Keziah Cooley b: 29 OCT 1702 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Azariah Cooley I b: 21 AUG 1704 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Nathaniel Cooley b: 24 JUN 1706 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Zerniah Zerviah Cooley b: 25 JUL 1709 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Margaret Cooley b: 30 JAN 1709/10 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Ebenezer Cooley b: 5 JUL 1716 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts

Benjamin COOLEY and Elizabeth CHARLES

Gideon COOLEY and Elizabeth OSBORN

Elizabeth COOLEY and Israel OLMSTED