Mary Ann Cooley

Female25 May 1830–3 November 1916

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Cooley was born on 25 May 1830, in Minto, New South Wales, Australia, her father, Jacob Cooley, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Wood, was 24. She married John Lenard Franklin on 23 May 1850, in Airds, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 10 daughters. She died on 3 November 1916, in Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 86, and was buried in Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia.

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Family Time Line

John Lenard Franklin
Mary Ann Cooley
Marriage: 23 May 1850
John Henry Lunt Franklin
Emma Franklin
Maria Ann Franklin
Samuel Edward Franklin
Sarah Ann Franklin
Frederick Franklin
Harriet Jane Franklin
Elizabeth Ada Franklin
Mary Louise Franklin
Rose E Franklin
Susannah Franklin
Euphemia Franklin

Sources (15)

  • Marianne Cooley in entry for Emma Franklin, "Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981"
  • Mary A Franklin, "Australia, New South Wales, Deceased Estate Files, 1880-1923"
  • Mary Ann Cooley Franklin, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 May 1850Airds, New South Wales, Australia
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    George Grey explores Western Australia.


    Age 11

    George Grey appointed Governor of South Australia.


    Age 37

    End of transportation to Western Australia.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Galway and Clare): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chúille ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Mochúille’, a rare Clare name, or a shortened form of McCooley, a variant of McCauley .

    English: perhaps a variant of Colley or Culley .

    Americanized form of German Kuhle or Kühle, variants of Kuhl .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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