Timothy M. Cooley journal 1803, 1876 (bulk 1803)
Reverend Timothy Mather Cooley was born in Granville, Massachusetts, in 1772, and was educated privately between the ages of 12 and 15. He began coursework at Yale College in 1788, and graduated in 1792; following his graduation, he spent another year studying religion, and then preached in Salisbury, Connecticut, and Granville, Massachusetts. He was ordained as a Congregational minister in 1796, and led the Granville congregation for most of the rest of his life. He spent several months of the summer and fall of 1803 on a missionary trip to northern New York, and helped the Reverend Peter Fish establish a church at Verona, New York. Cooley married Content Chapman on May 6, 1796. He died in 1859.