Cooley, William J
Cooley, William J.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born October 18, 1818. He was converted in 1840 or 1841; received license to preach, and was admitted into the Tennessee Conference in 1844, in which he labored as his health permitted until 1856, when he became superannuated. He died December 11, 1859. Mr. Cooley was intellectual, and labored with a fair degree of acceptability and success. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1860, page 212.