Cooley, Timothy Mather, Dd
Cooley, Timothy Mather, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at East Granville, Massachusetts, March 13, 1772. He graduated at Yale College, delivering his oration in Hebrew, and became pastor, at the age of twenty-three, of the Church in his native village, where he continued until 1854, with only an absence of four months on home missionary work. Soon after his settlement he opened a classical school in his own house, and continued it during most of his life. For fifty-seven years he was an active and influential member of the board of trustees of Westfield Academy, and for forty-seven years held the same relation to Williams College. He died at East Granville, December 14, 1859. Dr. Cooley was one of the lights of the New England pulpit. Several of his sermons and addresses have been printed. The number of his publications, including his journal articles, is not far from sixty. He assisted in preparing a collection of the memoirs of all the members of the class of 1792, and in 1850 he presented the volume in MS. to the library of Yale College. See Obituary Record of Yale College, 1860; Cong. Quarterly, 1860, page 272.