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The Cooley Genealogy: The Descendants of Ensign Benjamin Cooley

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The Cooley Genealogy: the Descendants of Ensign Benjamin Cooley

  • by Mortimer Elwyn Cooley
  • published Rutland, Vt., The Tuttle Publishing Company, Inc., 1941.

Cooley, Mortimer E. 1855-1944. The Cooley Genealogy: the Descendants of Ensign Benjamin Cooley, an Early Settler of Springfield And Longmeadow, Massachusetts; And Other Members of the Family In America. Rutland, Vt.: The Tuttle publishing company, inc, 1941.

The main focus on the book is the descendants on Benjamin Cooley, Springfield, MA. starting ca. 1640.

Of the early 17th century Cowley-Cooley immigrants to New England, only two are known to have left families to carry on the name, one as Cooley, the other as Coley. The first is used by the descendants of Benjamin Cooley of Springfield, Mass., circa 1640. The family, now comprising the 8th to 12th generations in this country, is large and widely scattered. It was for the purpose of uniting the family, and completing partial records of the descendants of Benjamin Cooley, that The Cooley Family Association was formed in 1936, and to contribute towards that end this book is now being published. The other Cooley immigrant to New England known to have left descendants was Samuel Coole, who took the name of Coley. He settled in Milford and Fairfield, Conn. No attempt has been made to prove a relationship between Samuel Coole-Coley and Benjamin Cooley. In support of at least an acquaintanceship, and perhaps a blood relationship between them, is the fact that their daughters married brothers in 1664 (Abileneh, daughter of Samuel, m. Japhet Chapin; and Bethia, daughter of Benjamin, m. Japhet's brother, Henry Chapin). A record of the descendants of Samuel Coley is being compiled by Mrs. L. S. Porter of Oshkosh, Wis. (p. 49)

A long list of sources used starts on Page 967

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<span id='Cooley'></span>Cooley, Mortimer E. ''[[Space:The_Cooley_Genealogy:_The_Descendants_of_Ensign_Benjamin_Cooley|The Cooley Genealogy: the Descendants of Ensign Benjamin Cooley.]]'' (Rutland, VT., M. E. Cooley, 1941).
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