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Eliakim Cooley

  • Born: 19 Mar 1681, Springfield, Massachusetts 417,1320
  • Marriage: Griswold Beckwith on 14 Sep 1706 in Springfield, Massachusetts 417,1320
  • Died: 25 Feb 1758, Springfield, Massachusetts at age 76 417,1150
  • Buried: 1758, Longmeadow Cemetery. Springfield, Massachusetts 1320

bullet  General Notes:

Springfield, MA: Vital Records to 1850, Vol. I, p. 35:

Eliakim the son of Eliakim & Han[n]ah Cooley was born march 19th: 1681

Springfield, MA: Vital Records to 1850, Vol. III, p. 2293:

In Memory of Mr. Eliakim Cooley Who died Feb. 25th 1758 In His 77th year, Longmeadow Cemetery 1320

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Dates & Events. 417
The Cooley Genealogy, pp. 390 &391:

The following references to Eliakim Cooley II are found in the Town
Records of Springfield
as given by Burt. He served as a selectman in 1725, 1727/8 and 1729.

March 8, 1708/9. Also fence viewers were chosen viz ... Eliakim Cooly Junr.. [Eliakim was chosen fence viewer again in 1720/21].

March the 10th. (1713). .. and for measurers For land .... Eliakim Cooly.

march ye 12th: 1716/17. The Constables then Chosen were... Eliakim Cooly... who were then Sworen to sd office.

March 10th: 1718/19. ... Eliakim Cooley... were Chosen Tything men...

December ye 18: 1719. Voted to Raise these several Sums of money as followeth: to Eliakim Cooly & Henry Stills & Ebenezer Warriner & Nathaniel Sikes & John Burt for Carieng a way Person Three Shillings a peece all att... 15s oo d

March 9th: 1724/5. Eliakim Cooley.... [and others] were Chosen Surveighers of Highwayes. [Eliakim was chosen again in 1731/2.]

January 2d: 1727/28. There is Granted to Eliakim Cooley for one Bull Two pounds: [in 1728, for two Bulls; in 1729, same.]

.. ninth day of March Anno: Dom: 1730/31.. Eliakim Cooley [and others] were Chosen Hog Reaves.

According to The Longmeadow Centennial, "The house of Eliakim Cooley was struck with lightning, and so injured his daughter Griswold that she never recovered from the hurt wholly, and died in a single state."

• Grave:

Eliakim Cooley

Eliakim married Griswold Beckwith, daughter of Matthew Beckwith and Elizabeth Griswold, on 14 Sep 1706 in Springfield, Massachusetts 417.,1320 (Griswold Beckwith was born in 1691 in Lyme, New London, Conneticut, British American Colonies,417,1320 died on 26 Nov 1754 in Springfield, Massachusetts 417,1320 and was buried in 1754 in Longmeadow Cemetery. Springfield, Massachusetts 1320.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

• On-line Marriage Record: Early Marriages of people in Springfield, Massachusetts.
From Eearly Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800
by, Fraderick W. Bailey Book 3 1914

• Marriage Intention. 1320
Springfield, MA: Vital Records to 1850, Vol. I, p. 133:
Sept. 7 1706 Eliakim Cooley Jr. of Springfeild doth Enter his Intention of Marriage with Griswold Beckwith of Lyme in Connecticot Colony and their publishment was posted Sept: 14. 1706


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