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Benjamin Cooley

  • Born: 1614/5, Hertfordshire, England
  • Baptized: 25 Feb 1614/5, Tring, Hertfordshire, England
  • Marriage: Sarah
  • Died: 17 Aug 1684, Springfield, Massachusetts at age 70 417

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Children. 417
Benjamin and Sarah Cooley had eight children, all born in Springfield. There were three daughters and five sons. One of the sons, Benjamin, had no male issue. The four remaining sons were Obdiah, Eliakim, Daniel and Joseph Cooley.

• Dates & Events.
Benjamin Cooley was in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1644, his name appearing in the records of that year. Two years after his arrival he was chosen a Selectman and served in that office 18 years, the longest period of service given by any one person. He was much employed in town affairs and was on all important committees during his active life. Samuel Terry was bound to service by William Pynchon to Benjamin Cooley, "weaver," for three years and six months, and it would appear that Cooley must have been engaged in weaving in England before coming to this country. His marriage is not on record here. He died August 17, 1684, and his wife, Sarah, died August 23, 1684.

Their children born in Springfield were:
Bethia, born 16 Sep 1644, married Henry Chapin
Obadiah, born 27 Jan 1647, married Rebecca Williams
Eliakim, born 8 Jan 1649, married Hannah Tibbbals
Daniel, born 2 May 1651, married Elizabeth Wolcott
Sarah, born 27 Feb 1654, married Jonathan Morgan
Benjamin, born 1 Sep 1656, married Abigail Bagg
Mary, born 22 Jun 1649, married Thomas Terry
Joseph, born 6 Mar 1662, married Mary Griswold

~The First Century of the History of Springfield, by Henry M. Burt, Vol. II, 1899; Pages 519-553 found at Springfield Biographical and Genealogical found on Hampden County, American Local History network of Massachusetts.

Benjamin married Sarah. (Sarah died on 23 Aug 1684 in Springfield, Massachusetts 417.)


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