Cornelis Westbrook Christopher Cooley

Male7 February 1767–20 May 1812

Brief Life History of Cornelis Westbrook Christopher

When Cornelis Westbrook Christopher Cooley was born on 7 February 1767, in Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States, his father, Wilhelmus Cole, was 19 and his mother, Leah Westbrook, was 23. He married Jennie Tome in 1781, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salem, Sugar Grove Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States in 1820 and Pleasant Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States in 1840. He registered for military service in 1781. He died on 20 May 1812, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 45.

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Cornelis Westbrook Christopher Cooley
Jennie Tome
Marriage: 1781
Benjamin Cole
John Cole Sr.
Catherine Cole
Cornelius Cole
Dr Joseph Cole
Adam Cole

Sources (9)

  • Cornelius Cole, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Cornelius Westbroek Cool, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Cornelius Cole in entry for Jane Tomb, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"

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  • Marriage
    1781Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries: 1772: Northumberland, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States


    Age 9

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 14

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    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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