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Sarah Cooley (Unknown)

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Death: August 23, 1684 (64)
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Springfield Cemetery Springfield Hampden County Massachusetts, USA Plot: Body relocated in 1848 to Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Unknown father of Sarah Cooley and Unknown mother of Sarah Cooley
Wife of Ensign Benjamin Cooley
Mother of Bethia Chapin; Obediah Cooley; Eliakim Cooley; Daniel Cooley; Sarah Morgan and 5 others

Occupation: Homemaker
Managed by: Larry Odebrecht
Last Updated:

About Sarah Cooley

Her parents are NOT KNOWN. Her maiden name is not Savage and also is not Colton. She may be Sarah Tremaine, but we have no proof at this time. Please be careful when you do merges.

Children of Sarah (possibly Tremaine) and Benjamin Cooley

  1. Bethia Cooley b. 16 Sep 1643
  2. Obadiah Cooley b. 27 Jan 1646/47
  3. Eliakim Cooley+ b. 8 Jan 1648/49
  4. Daniel Cooley+ b. 2 May 1651, d. 9 Feb 1727
  5. Sarah Cooley b. 27 Feb 1653/54
  6. Benjamin Cooley II b. 1 Sep 1656
  7. Mary Cooley b. 22 Jun 1659
  8. Joseph Cooley+ b. 6 Mar 1661/62, d. 20 May 1740

The maiden name Tremaine is not supported by any hard data as far as I know. Sarah has been erroneously linked in the past to the Savage family due to a citation (Savage) being mistaken for a maiden name.


U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Sarah Savage Name: Sarah Savage Gender: Female Birth Place: En Birth Year: 1620 Spouse Name: Benjamin Cooley Spouse Birth Place: En Spouse Birth Year: 1615 Number Pages: 1


Millennium File about Sarah Savage Name: Sarah Savage Spouse: Benjamin Cooley Birth Date: 1620 Birth City: of Birth Country: England Death Date: 23 Aug 1684 Death City: Springfield Death County: Hampden Death State: Massachusetts Death Country: USA Parents: Thomas Savage Children: Daniel Cooley Other Information: Notes


U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 about Sarah Cooley Name: Sarah Cooley SAR Membership: 76422 Death Date: 23 Aug 1684 Spouse: Benjamin Cooley Children: Obadiah Cooley


Sarah Colton, wife of Benj. Cooley? The New England historical and genealogical register, Volume 34, By Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters, New England Historic Genealogical Society, p. 266 1st Generation. Benjamin Cooley appears to have been one of the first settlers in that part of Springfield called Longmeadow, and from whom descended all of that name in the country, as far as is known. His wife's name was Sarah. The time and place of their marriage is not known. Their children as recorded were-Bethiah, born Sept. 16, 1643. died Dec. 9. 1711. Obediah. born Sept. 27, 1646, died Sept. 3, 1690. Elakin, bom Jan. 8, 1648, died Dec. 1, 1711. Daniel, born May 2, 1651, died Feb. 9. 1727. Sarah, born Feb. 27, 1653. Benjamin, born Sept. 1, 1656, died Nov. 29, 1731. Mary, born June 22, 1659. Joseph, born March 6, 1661, died May 20, 1740. The families of the sons are hereafter in this book recorded. Bethiah was married to Henry Chapin, Dec. 5, 1664. Sarah married Jonathan Morgan, Jan. 5, 1679. Mary married Thomas Terry. April 21, 1687. Benjamin Cooley the father died Aug. 17, 1684. Sarah his wife died Aug. 23, 1684. 1 st Generation. George Colton [page 48], known in the record by the title of Quartermaster, from whom descended all of the Coltons in this country so far as known, is said to have come from a town in England, called Suttan Coldfield. Came first to Windsor, married Deborah Gardner, of Hartford, and was one of the first settlers in that part of Springfield called Longmeadow. Some have suggested that George was accompanied from England by his sister Sarah Colton, who then married Benj. Cooley. The history of Enfield, Connecticut by Francis Olcott Allen, John Chauncey Pease notes that Benjamin Cooley and George Colton were closely assocciated in their business transactions and their families lived quite close to one another.

  • Jan. 9, 1662, George Colton and Benjamin Cooley granted 30 acres each between Freshwater and Grapebrooks if they build and settle there in five years from date. VoL l. p. 45
  • Feb. 8, 1663, George Colton and Benjamin Cooley granted 10 acres each of meadow "in ye woods beyond Freshwater east of Pequitt Path.Vol.1 p. 50
  • Feb. 8, 1663, George Colton and Benjamin Cooley and Nathaniel Eby granted 30 acres each at "fresh water east of Pequitt Path." "These 3 parcels of land 30 & 30 & 30 acres are Ensign Cooleys."- Vo1.1., p.50
  • Oct. 8, 1660, John Pynchon, Geo. Colton and Benjamin Cooley granted 40 acres to keep swine on at Freshwater brook. "This was carryed on till windsor corne eate up the swine." Springfield, Vol 1, p. 35.

Conversely, Benjamin could not have been married to Sarah Savage, whose parents were Thomas Savage and Hannah Tyng, because the Savages married after Sarah's birthdate and her marriage to Benj. Cooley in about 1842. See Major Thomas Savage of Boston and his descendants, by Lawrence Park pp 8-9.
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Sarah Cooley's Timeline

April 1620
Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
April 1620
Great Gransden, Huntingdonshire, England

Elisabeth Colton in the England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Name: Elisabeth Colton
Gender: Female
Baptism Date: Apr 1620
Baptism Place: Great Gransden, Hunts, Eng.
Father: James Colton
FHL Film Number: 1040625
Reference ID: 2:2GFNVJW
Source Information England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
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January 16, 1643
Age 22
Springfield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony

Bethiah Cooley in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Name: Bethiah Cooley
Event Type: Birth
Birth Date: 16 Sep 1643
Birth Place: Springfield, Massachusetts
Father Name: Benjamin Cooley
Source Information Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
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January 27, 1646
Age 25
Springfield, Hampshire County (Present Hampden County), Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
January 8, 1648
Age 27
Springfield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
May 2, 1651
Age 31
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
May 22, 1651
Age 31
Springfield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
February 27, 1653
Age 32
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts