Cooley surname is Irish, and was first found in Ulster where they held a family
seat from very ancient times. One of the earliest references to the name is
spelled Cualnge, and appears in the 7th century when the great Celtic epic,
Tain Bo Cualnge, or The Cattle-raid of Cooley (County Louth), was first
written. A few hundred years later, in 1085, William the Norman conducted a census
of 54, 813 landowners in Great Britain (as chronicled in Domesday Book),
and among the lists is the name Culege (pronounced "Cooley" with the
"g" being silent, as in Burleigh). After the introduction of "w"
and "y" into the language, the name underwent many spelling variations,
including: Cooley, Cooling, Cowley, Cully, Colly, McCooley, Coaley, Coolyng, Couley,
Colley, McCowley, Cooleng, McCoolay, Coolay, Collay, Cullay, Cowleigh, Culleigh
and many more. The coats of arms features an ermine shield a black chevron on
which there are three gold leopards, faces jellopped. The Crest over the helmet
displays another Leopard's face, jellopped.
BENJAMIN COOLEY (1617 - 1684) was the village weaver of Springfield, Hampden,
Massachusetts. He came to America in 1640, probably by way of Holland, as no British
vessels from the time list him as a passenger. He married a woman named SARAH
(Savage, Tremaine or Colton). Benjamin died on August 17, 1684 in a part of Springfield
that is now called Longmeadow. His wife died a week later, on August 23. They
had three daughters and five sons:
OF BENJAMIN AND SARAH COOLEY:
COOLEY, born on 16 Sep 1643, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. She married
HENRY CHAPIN, SR.|
COOPER, born on 27 Jan 1646/7 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.|
COOPER, born on 08 Jan 1648/8 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.|
COOPER, born 02 May 1651 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.|
COOPER, born 27 Feb1653/4 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. On 15 Jan 1679,
she married BURT JONATHAN MORGAN. Family listed below.|
COOLEY II was born on 01 Sep 1656 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. He had
no children (at least no males chronicled by any genealogists).|
COOLEY was born on 22 Jun 1659 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. |
COOLEY was born on 06 Mar, 1661/2 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.|
daughter, SARAH COOLEY (27 Feb 1653 - 14 Feb 1743), grew up in Springfield and
married BURT JONATHAN MORGAN (16 Nov 1646 - 10 April
1714) on the 5th of January, 1679. They had eight children, all born in Springfield,
OF BURT JONATHAN MORGAN AND SARAH COOLEY
MORGAN, born in 1675 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.|
MORGAN, born in 1679 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.|
MORGAN, born 27 Nov 1682 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Died young. |
MORGAN, born 5 Dec 1686 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.|
MORGAN, born 27 Jul 1693 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.|
MORGAN, born 20 Oct 1695 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Family listed
MORGAN, born in 1696 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.|
MORGAN born in 1699 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.|
MORGAN, born @ 1700 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.|
BENJAMIN COOLEY (1617 - 1684) married SARAH (Tremaine or Colton)
SARAH COOLEY (1653 - 1743), who married BURT JONATHAN MORGAN
(1646 - 1714) and begat...
MORGAN (1695 - 1775) married WILLIAM SANDERSON (b.
10 APR 1706) and begat...
SANDERSON (b. 13 Jul 1734), who married RHODA STEELE
SANDERSON (1776 - 1854) married BETSY WALTERS and begat...
SANDERSON (1804 - 1884) who married POLLY BRIGGS (1811
- 1867) and begat...
SANDERSON (1839 - 1921) who married LABAN
HAUSE (1831 - 1906) and begat...
HAUSE (1867 - 1951) who married FLADELLA RAYMOND
(1869 - 1961) and begat...
HAUSE (1891 - 1972) who married MARJORIE MARCHANT
(1892 - 1939) who begat...
MARCHANT HAUSE, SR. (1917 - 1983) who married JEANNE
BRUNNER (1918 - 2000) and begat...
MARCHANT HAUSE, JR. (b. 1939) who married MARTHA
WENK (b. 1940) and begat...
JEFF (who married LORI ANN DOTSON), KATHY (who married HAL
LARSEN), ERIC (who married MARY
MOONSAMMY), and MICHELE HAUSE (who married JOHN SCOTT HOUSTON).
on the Morgan Family:"The
Cooley genealogy : the descendants of Ensign Benjamin Cooley, an early settler
of Springfield and Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and other members of the family
in America," by Mortimer E. Cooley. City of Publication: Rutland, Vt.
Publisher: Tuttle. 1941. (Excerpts)
Cooley-Walters Ancestry from Fairchance, Pennsylvania, and Surrounding Areas"
by Kathryn Mercedes Cooley Miller.