Ephraim Cooley

15 April 1778–18 July 1856 (Age 78)
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ephraim

When Ephraim Cooley was born on 15 April 1778, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Obadiah Cooley IV, was 37 and his mother, Eunice Walker, was 32. He married Roxalene Barnes on 22 September 1802, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 18 July 1856, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78.

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Ephraim Cooley
Roxalene Barnes
Marriage: 22 September 1802
Sally Cooley
Pliny Merrick Cooley
Nancy Cooley
Martha Wilder Cooley
William Barnes Cooley

Spouse and Children

22 September 1802
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


    Sally Cooley


    Pliny Merrick Cooley



    Martha Wilder Cooley


    William Barnes Cooley


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World Events (7)

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)

  • Ephraim Cooley, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Ephraim Cooley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ephraim Cooley, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

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