I saw your 1999 article in the Bartholomew county history for Joseph Cooley, son of Reuben and Martha. Although I can't prove it, I think this Reuben was the son of my Edward Cooley and Martha Raper of Washington county IN. I'm descended from Edward's son, John Cooley, died 1866 in Bartholomew. (I believe I posted his will in the Cooley forum.) I'd like to have your thoughts on Reuben's possible parentage.