I have that John C. Cooley, born in 1725, was born in Ireland and died in Halifax, NC. in 1767. His father was Peter Cooley of Ireland. I have no other info regarding Peter. You can do a search of Cooley family of America and gain a bit more information.
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Its nice to meet you cousin!
~Judy Holloway Rice, my line is:
Billie Cooley Holloway > Houston Webster Cooley > Curtis Calvin Cooley > Calvin Cooley > Kinchen Cooley > John A. Cooley > John C. Cooley > Peter Cooley