Benjamin Cooley

Male21 March 1821–10 January 1906

Brief Life History of Benjamin

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.

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Benjamin Cooley
Harriet E Chandler
Marriage: about 1851
Augusta D Cooley

Sources (8)

  • Benj Cooley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Benjamin Cooly in household of Benjamin Cooly, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin Cooley, "United States Census, 1860"

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  • Marriage
    about 1851Allegany, Allegany, Cattaraugus, New York, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 4

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 6

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


    Age 25

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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