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Cooper Family

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George Robert Cooper born in 1820 in Pulaski Co. KY.near Somerset to William Cooper and Susanna Perkins. Married to Elizabeth Farrell in 1843 in Lafayette Co. MO.Children of that marriage were: Samuel Thomas, Susan Francis, William Robert, Mary Jane, Elizabeth Ann, John Alexander, Phebe Catherine, and Martha Ellen. Elizabeth Farrell Cooper died of cholera Nov 25, 1864 in Holt Co. MO, leaving the children orphans due to George Robert being in the CW.  {CIVIL WAR SERVICE;    served in 2nd MO calvary, Co. B. 5th Division, CSA, Captain-Commissioned. wounded at battle of Pilot knob, 27 Sept. 1864, became a POW. at Alton, ILL. until end of war, released June 14, 1865, had children meet him in St. Joseph, MO}
 Went to Texas.1866 located near Mantua, Collin Co. Tx. Remarried Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Riggs, no issue. 1880's he and wife relocated to Sherman to reside with daughter, Mrs. YS Creager.  George Robert Cooper died Jan 17, 1909 and is buried in Sherman, TX at the West Hill Cemetery.
 
about Elizabeth Farrell Cooper:
letter from OS Dunn to Thomas Farrell Sr. Oct 29 1864, Oregon Mo.
 "Elizabeth has had a long sever spell  (has cholera)..I dispaired of her entraily for several days but she is imporving now and will recover if she takes no relapses.  She is still hardly not able to sit up any and still some what delisious.
 
letter addressed to Miss Ann Farrell Brownsville, Saline Co. Mo. To Florinda Farrell from Mary, Dec 20, 1864, Oregon MO " I was with deare Mrs. Cooper when she died, I went up to see her and she would not give up for she said she knew i could wait on the sick better then anybody she ever saw.  Sje was very anxious to see her relatives before she died, she did not think she would get well from the time she was taken sick, she did not say one word about what she wanted the children to do, poor things what will they do, neither Father nor Mother to advice them.  I staid week with them after their Mothers death, brother is staying with them now and has been ever since they have been sick.  We buried Aunt Bettie in black, she looked so sweet, and any be like all in mourning for that her sister she was soon to meet in that world where mourning is worn no more................Bob Cooper was here three days go he said she was some better (re Puss Tolbut)..called "Aunt Bet"

Martha Cooper Dixon 2nd from left, older lady in back, her brother William (I believe is the man in front of her)  taken in 1928 in Oklahoma.  Martha was the daughter of George Robert Cooper and Elizabeth Farrell, born 1863 in Saline or Holt MO, died in 1947 in Van Alystne Collin Co. TX.   This photo is of her family and her brother William and his wife.  She was married to Isaac Peter Dixon in 1879 in Collin Co. TX.


 

Samel Thomas Cooper born in 1845 in Saline Co. MO to George Robert Cooper and Elizabeth Farrell.  Ran off to join the CW in March 1862, telling them he was 16 years old.  He married Elizabeth Ann Wheat in 1871 in Collin Co. TX.  These are photos of Sam and his sister Sue, and others sent to me by relatives.
Ola Belle Cooper, daugher of Samuel T. Cooper  born April 1887 married W. Burgess Tom.  Nothing more known of her.

 

Cynthia Maynard Wheat, wife of William Whitley Wheat, mother of  Elizabeth Ann Wheat, wife of Samuel Thomas Cooper. She was born in 1820 in McMinnville, TN and died 1914 in Sherman, TX.
 



George Robert Cooper born in 1820 in Pulaski Co. KY.near Somerset to William Cooper and Susanna Perkins. Married to Elizabeth Farrell in 1843 in Lafayette Co. MO.Children of that marriage were: Samuel Thomas, Susan Francis, William Robert, Mary Jane, Elizabeth Ann, John Alexander, Phebe Catherine, and Martha Ellen. Elizabeth Farrell Cooper died of cholera Nov 25, 1864 in Holt Co. MO, leaving the children orphans due to George Robert being in the CW.  {CIVIL WAR SERVICE;    served in 2nd MO calvary, Co. B. 5th Division, CSA, Captain-Commissioned. wounded at battle of Pilot knob, 27 Sept. 1864, became a POW. at Alton, ILL. until end of war, released June 14, 1865, had children meet him in St. Joseph, MO}
 Went to Texas.1866 located near Mantua, Collin Co. Tx. Remarried Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Riggs, no issue. 1880's he and wife relocated to Sherman to reside with daughter, Mrs. YS Creager.  George Robert Cooper died Jan 17, 1909 and is buried in Sherman, TX at the West Hill Cemetery.
 
Elizabeth Ann (Crawford) Riggs Cooper, 2nd wife of George Robert Cooper, they  married in 1868 in Collin Co. TX.  She was the widow of George Riggs and the daughter of William Crawford.  She  died in Grayson Co. TX in 1899 and is buried in West Hill Cemetery in Sherman.
  

Younger Scott Creager born Nov 25, 1846 in Grayson Co. TX, died May 26, 1872 in probably Grayson Co. TX.  Married Elizabeth Ann Cooper, daugher of George Robert Cooper and Elizabeth Farrell..she was born May 30 1853 in Saline or Holt Co. MO and died in Sherman, TX.  Their children were Ida Bell, Paul Younger, Willie R.  and Walter.
"Robbie" Chambers, son of sister, Susan Francis Cooper Chambers, his name was Robert Elisha Chambers and he was born in 1869 in Grayson Co. TX, married Nettie Hudson and died in  1941 in Grayson Co. TX
  
Susan Francis Cooper was born in Saline or Holt Co. Missouri to George Robert Cooper and his wife, Elizabeth Farrell.  She married Joseph Henry Chambers July 16, 1868 in Collin Co. TX.  Their children were Robert Elisha, William Henry, Frances Marion, Lena Mae, Margarite Alice Maude, Samuel Nesbit, and Ira Houston.  These two photos show Susan when she was younger, and an older Susan with her son Ira. These were in the effects of my husband's grandmother, Fannie Belle Brown Daniell, the niece of Susan through  Susan's sister Mary Jane Cooper Brown.
Family Group Record for George Robert COOPER
GRAYSON &  COLLIN CO. TX
PULASKI CO. KY
SALINE & HOLT CO. MO.

 
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Husband: George Robert COOPER
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         AKA:
        Born: 20 Jun 1820 - Pulaski Co. KY, Near Somerset
        Died: 17 Jan 1909 - Van Alystne, Grayson Co. TX
      Buried:  - West Hill Cemetary, Sherman TX
      Father: William COOPER (1772-1828)
      Mother: Susanna PERKINS (1789-1823)
     Married: 25 May 1843                    Place: Lafayette Co. Missouri
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Other Spouse: Elizabeth Ann (Crawford) RIGGS (          -1899)
              Date: 7 Apr 1868 - Collin Co. TX
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   Wife: Elizabeth 'Aunt Bet' FARRELL
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         AKA:
        Born: 29 Apr 1827 - Kentucky Prob. Casey Co.
        Died: 25 Nov 1864 - Oregon, Holt Co. Missouri
      Buried:  - Maple Grove Cemetary, Oregon, Holt Co. Missouri
      Father: Thomas FARRELL (1787-1873)
      Mother: Elizabeth TUCKER (1794-1865)
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Children
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1  M  Samuel Thomas COOPER
        Born: 12 May 1845 - Saline Co. MO
        Died: 21 May 1936 - Lockney, TX
      Buried:  - Leakey, Texas
      Spouse: Elizabeth Ann WHEAT (1855-1911)
  Marr. Date: 5 Oct 1871 - Near Farmington, Collin Co. TX
      Spouse: Florence Clemmie UNKNOWN (          -1949)
  Marr. Date: 23 Sep 1913
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2  F  Susan Francis COOPER
        Born: 19 Sep 1846 - Saline Or Holt Co. MO
        Died: 4 May 1937 - McLean, Gray Co. Tx
      Buried:  - Hillcrest Cemetery, Mclean Gray Co. TX
      Spouse: Samuel C. DUNN (          -          )
  Marr. Date: 24 Oct 1862 - Holt Co. MO
      Spouse: Joseph Henry CHAMBERS (1846-1923)
  Marr. Date: 16 Jul 1868 - Collin Co. TX
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3  M  William Robert COOPER
        Born: 19 Apr 1848 - Missouri, Saline Or Holt Co. MO
        Died: 28 Dec 1929 - Melissa, Collin Co. TX
      Spouse: Georgia A. THORNTON (1856-1933)
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4  F  Mary Jane COOPER
        Born: 25 Feb 1851 - Missouri, Probably Holt Co.
        Died: 7 Aug 1892 - Jones Co. Texas, Near Anson
      Buried: Somewhere in Jones Co. TX with last baby
      Spouse: Mithero Berzanes (Mb) BROWN (1840-1910)
  Marr. Date: 25 Apr 1872 - Mantrin, Collin Co. Texas
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5  F  Elizabeth Ann COOPER
        Born: 30 May 1853 - Saline Or Holt Co. MO
        Died:  - Sherman, TX
      Spouse: Younger Scott CREAGER (1846-1872)
  Marr. Date: 26 May 1872 - Collin Co. TX
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6  M  John Alexander COOPER
        Born: 12 Feb 1856 - MO
        Died: 1945
       Spouse: Lizzie J. WHEAT (1858-1958)
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7  F  Phebe Catherine "Katie" COOPER
        Born: 13 Feb 1858
        Died: 1871
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8  F  Martha Ellen COOPER
        Born: 20 Jul 1863 - Saline Or Holt Co. MO
        Died: 17 Aug 1947 - Van Alstyne, Collin Co. TX
      Buried:
      Spouse: Isaac Peter DIXON (1853-1940)
  Marr. Date: 27 Aug 1879 - Van Alstyne, Collin Co. TX
 

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