Martha Cooley

6 February 1778–18 February 1860 (Age 82)
Ludlow, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Cooley was born on 6 February 1778, in Ludlow, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Charles Cooley, was 22 and her mother, Eleanor Warriner, was 23. She married Timothy Chapin on 16 May 1807, in Wilbraham, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Lewisville, Franklin Township, Henry, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 18 February 1860, in Raysville, Wayne Township, Henry, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82.

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Timothy Chapin
Martha Cooley
Marriage: 16 May 1807
Josiah P. Chapin
Charles C Chapin
Maria H. Chapin
Hadassah Chapin
Cordilah Chapin
William W Chapin
Eleanor Chapin

Spouse and Children

16 May 1807
Wilbraham, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


    Josiah P. Chapin


    Charles C Chapin


    Maria H. Chapin


    Hadassah Chapin


    Cordilah Chapin


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

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.
1783 · A Free America

Age 5

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chúille ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Mochúille’, a rare Clare name, or a reduced form of McCooley, a variant of McCauley .2 Americanized form of German Kuhle or Kühle, variants of Kuhl .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Chapin in household of Daniel M Armstrong, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Patty Cooley, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Patty Cooley, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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