When Benjamin Cooley was born on 21 March 1821, in Hume, Allegany, New York, United States, his father, Benjamin Cooley, was 42 and his mother, Relief Landers, was 35. He married Harriet E Chandler about 1851, in Allegany, Allegany, Cattaraugus, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in New York, United States in 1865 and Fillmore, Hume, Allegany, New York, United States in 1900. He died on 10 January 1906, at the age of 84.
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 .