From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 264, Prairie Township, White County, Indiana.
"CALVIN COOLEY was born in Ross County, Ohio, November 25, 1821, and is the son of JOSEPH and ELIZABETH COOLEY, natives of Pennsylvania. The family removed at an early day to a farm lying partly in Tippecanoe County and partly in Clinton, Indiana, and on this farm the parents died. There CALVIN COOLEY went to school, and also learned to be a brick-molder, and at the age of nineteen began life on his own account, he and a brother owning an eight-horse-power threshing machine, which they operated three years without opposition. May 26, 1841, in Montgomery County, he married MISS ELIZA, a native of Ross County, Ohio, and daughter of LOUIS and MARY DUNBAR. The young couple lived a year on rented land in Clinton County, Indiana, then moved to Montgomery, and thence came to this township and purchased eighty acres of his present farm, near Brookston, then in a state of nature, but now highly cultivated and improved, with a brick residence, the brick having been molded by MR. COOLEY himself. MR. and MRS. COOLEY are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and have one living child - MARTHA A., who is married."