Abner COOLEY, 1752-1832 Forestville
COOLEY, ABNER--Born in 1751 in Palmer, Mass. Died in 1832 at Forestville, Chautauqua County, N. Y. He enlisted at Palmer, Mass., in 1775, as private under Capt. Silvanus Walker and Col. Timothy Danielson. He married Marie Chapin.
Soldiers of the American Revolution 1925
Abner born August 17, 1752 died April 30 1832
Wife of Abner was;
MARIA CHAPIN, born June 7, 1760, died June 8 1842
COOLEY, Abner Pioneer-Forestville Hanover Chautauqua Co NY 72 Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.1
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Cooley, Abner, Springfield. Private, Maj. Andrew Colton's co. of Minute-men, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 10 days; reported enlisted into the army April 29, 1775; also, Capt. Gideon Burt's co., Col. Timothy Danielson's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 28, 1775; service, 2 mos. 25 days; also, company return dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 6, 1775: reported discharged July 11, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 22, 1775.
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[p.345] Miss Madge Bertha Cooley.
DAR ID Number: 71969
Born in Muscatine County, Iowa.
Descendant of Abner Cooley, and of Samuel Stewart.
Daughter of William Dean Cooley (b. 1855) and Leila Stewart (b. 1858), his wife, m. 1881.
Granddaughter of William Cooley (1821-84) and Jeannette Steel Dean (1824-58), his wife, m. 1846; James M. Stewart (b. 1828) and Rebecca Jacoby (b. 1833), his wife, m. 1854.
Gr-granddaughter of Elias Cooley (1796-1864) and Sarah Alden (d. 1848), his wife, m. 1820; John Templeton Stewart (1781-1850) and Ann Elder (1798-1880), his wife, m. 1815.
Gr-gr-granddaughter of Abner Cooley and Maria Chapin (d. 1842), his wife, m. 1783; Samuel Stewart and Nancy Templeton (d. 1788), his wife.
Abner Cooley (1751-1832) enlisted at Palmer, Mass., 1775, as a private, under Capt. Silvanus Walker and Col. Timothy Danielson. He was born in Palmer, Mass.; died in Forrestville, NY
Mrs. Sarah Clara Cooley Sheldon.
DAR ID Number: 102277
Born in Athens, Ohio.
Wife of George F. Sheldon.
Descendant of Sergt. John White and of Abner Cooley, as follows:
1. Abner Cooley (1824-1900) m. 1852 Floretta White Baker (1827-99).
2. Elias Cooley (1796-1864) m. 1820 Sarah Alden (1760-1842); Nicholas Baker (1799-1872) m. Clorinda White (1803-66).
3. Abner Cooley m. 1783 Maria Chapin (1760-1842);
Mrs. Percie Elizabeth Sheldon Albright.
DAR ID Number: 79840
Born in West Liberty, Iowa.
Wife of U. S. Albright.
Descendant of Sergt. John White and of Abner Cooley.
Daughter of George Franklin Sheldon (b. 1852) and Sarah Clara Cooley (b. 1856), his wife.
Granddaughter of Abner Cooley (1824-1900) and Floretta White Baker (1827-99), his wife, m. 1852.
Gr-granddaughter of Elias Cooley (1796-1864) and Sarah Alden (1760-1842), his wife, m. 1820; Nicholas Baker (1799-1872) and Clorinda White (1803-66), his wife.
Gr-gr-granddaughter of Abner Cooley and Maria Chapin (1760-1842), his wife, m. 1783;
Lorenzo COOLEY son of Abner, c 1800-1838
son. Abner and Maria (Chapin), , b. about 1800 in Connecticut, according to his son; he was in Chautauqua Co. in 1806 with his father, Abner Cooley. He d. Aug. 6, 1838, in Barry Co., Mich. He married in New York, and lived in that state until late in 1836
From the History of Barry Co Michigan;
Rutland's advance-guard of pioneers was led by Lorenzo Cooley and one De Groat, who happening to meet in Hastings (Michigan) in the summer of 1836, while looking for a land location in Michigan, agreed to settle in the township now called Rutland, provided they could secure places to suit them. De Groat went out into the township to pick out a couple of farms, and soon returned, reporting that he had selected for himself 160 acres on Section 14, and for Cooley, 80 acres on Section 1, northeast of the river, bordering on the eastern shore of Long Lake. When Cooley came to look at his purchase he was not satisfied, and induced De Groat to let him have in exchange one of the 80 acre lots on Section 14. Thereupon Cooley and De Groat rolled up a shanty on the former's land, and De Groat, living with Cooley's family temporarily, began the task of girdling a few acres of his own preparatory to putting in a crop. While engaged in the work he fell sick, and died within a few weeks after beginning his pioneer life. His death took place in Cooley's house, and in the newly laid out graveyard at Hastings he was the first person to be buried. Shortly after that occurrence (1838) Cooley so seriously injured himself in lifting heavy timber that, before the Hastings cemetery had received another occupant, he was laid there beside De Groat, with whom he had bravely penetrated the Western wilds, and with whom he put aside the burdens of a pioneer existence before that existence had fairly begun.
Lorenzo Cooley married, in New York State, Eleanor Rork, da. John and Maria of Cattaraugus, N. Y., where she was b. Apr. 25, 1809. She died Apr. 4, 1849, Rutland.
After the death of Lorenzo Cooley his widow was left with three small children on a farm that was still in a pioneer state. Meanwhile Estes RICH, who had entered land on Section 9 as early as March, 1836, had settled upon his land. Rich was the nearest neighbor to Mrs. Cooley, and he was two miles away. The Indians camped for the winter very near, in great crowds. Two weeks after Lorenzo Cooley died, Mr. Rich came to Mrs. Cooley's cabin and told her it was not safe for her to live there alone with her small children, so far from everyone, and that he would not make her the object of gossip by staying nights to protect her. He said, "I know you to be a good woman, and you know me for an honest man. We had better get married and take care of these children." They drove to Hastings the next day and were married. It was a most happy marriage, and the somewhat unique marriage proposal has been a family legend to this day. Mr. and Mrs. Rich had a child, Loren, born in 1839, who was without doubt the first white child born in the township of Rutland.
4 Children of Lorenzo and Eleanor (Rork) Cooley, b. New York State:
i MARCIOUS SIMON (sp. also Marcus and Marcius),
Dec. 4, 1831, Busti, N. Y.
ii JOHN R., Dec. 8, 1833, N. Y.; d. Mar. 14, 1893, Hammond, Wis.; m. Nov. 9, 1867, Delia Daggett,
2 daughters d. inf.
iii JOSEPH, d. inf.
iv MARTHA ELEANOR, Aug. 6, 1836
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(David4, Obadiah II3, I2, Benjamin1), s. David and Margaret (Hitchcock), No. 11, b. Aug. 17, bp. Sept. 24, 1752, Brimfield, Mass. He d. Apr. 30, 1832, Forestville, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., where he is buried in a D.A.R. grave. He served under Capt. Sylvanus Walker at Ticonderoga, etc. His pension claim, on behalf of his children, W. 16544, was made Feb. 15, 1848, by his son Elias Cooley, and was allowed.
In 1806 Abner Cooley owned Lot 61, in Hanover, N. Y. At the time of his marriage (1783) he was living in Somers, Conn. He m. Oct. 16, 1783, at the Congregational Church in Somers, Maria Chapin, da. Abner and Abigail (Warren), b. June 7, 1760, d. June 3, 1842, Forestville, N. Y., where she is bur. with her husband. The Chapin Book refers to Cattaraugus Village as the home of Abner Cooley and his family; this probably became Chautauqua, N. Y. The earliest residents of Hanover lived on the Cattaraugus River.(*Creek)
The list of children is taken from pension records, secured by a descendant, Mrs. Eloda Lavender Shipley. The children were probably born in Connecticut or Massachusetts, for Abner's first land in Hanover was recorded in 1806. In the 1820 Census Abner, a resident of Harmony, N. Y., had 3 sons 16-26 (b. 1794-1804); and 2 females 16-18 (b. 1802-04). The Chapin Book gives another daughter, who m. Dec. 3, 1801, William Sheldon (b. 1773-1802), s. John and Persis (Hoyt). Her name is not given. This marriage may refer to the first child given below, Sophia Cooley??.
i SOPHIA, may have m. William Sheldon (see above).
ii ASHER, July 25, 1787.(* s. Abner and Maria (Chapin), , b. July 25, 1787 (stated as in Connecticut in his father's pension claim, and as in Massachusetts in the 1850 Census, when he res. Hanover, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., was a farmer, and his wife was Polly (???), aged 56 in 1850, b. Massachusetts (1794). Asher was then aged 63 (b. 1787).
The number of children born to Asher Cooley is not known. In the 1830 Census Chhautauqua Co NY he is listed in Hanover,as between 40 and 50 years of age (b. 1780-1790), his wife between 30 and 40 (b. 1790-1800), and having 1 son and 1 da. ae. 5 or less (b. around 1825); 1 son between 5 and 10 (b. around 1820); and 1 son and 1 da. between 10 and 15 (b. around 1815). He prob. m. around 1810.
In the 1850 Census, the following names are given:
i ALUM, b. 1816, N. Y. (aged 34). ii JAMES, b. N. Y.; no age given. iii ANN, b. N. Y.; no age given.
iii ARETAS, June 13, 1789.
iv STOUGHTON, Mar. 26, 1792; d. Dec. 3, 1794.
v HARMON, Nov. 12, 1794.
vi ELIAS, Oct. 25, 1796.
vii LUCINDA, who m. (???) Perry, and res. Chautauqua
viii MARIA, who m. (???) Brown, and res. Chautauqua
ix LORENZO. (** See his Bio)
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