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Started by Josh Taylor. Last reply by Josh Taylor Apr 7, 2011.
Started by Debbie Winchell (Loving Dove) Sep 6, 2009.
There's a Cooper genealogy, compiled by a Wayne W. Wright, online associated with the James Fenimore Cooper Society. It has my line down to my grandfather, Frederick Oliver Thompson, and his brother, Oliver P. Thompson. This genealogy goes back to the original emigrant James Cooper who married Hester.... her last name may have been White, but I may be wrong.. Check it out. Later, Thom
I checked and we have at least one member of COOPER surname group at Family Tree DNA who indicate a relationship to James Fenimore Cooper line :
See http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/cooper/pedigrees :
Haplogroup R1b Lineage 23
DNA Kit #23046, John C. Cooper Contact: maxrace[at]bremc.net
1 - Isaac Cooper (ca 1735 PA - ca 1820 GA) - Prudence Dunn (ca 1740 NC - ca 1825 GA)
2 - Benjamin Cooper (13 Oct 1759 NC - 10 Jul 1844 IN) - Ferribee Sanders (15 Sep 1756 NC - 9 May 1848 IN)
I don't know of any DNA testing in my family, but from the chart on the Cooper family which is quit extensive on the descendants of James and Hester Cooper. I know that a couple of lines descended from them meander south, in the early 17 hundreds to first to Virgina and then to the Carolinas from Pennsylvania, and I understand thru the generation traveled west to Alabama, Mississippi and Texas. The chart was about from 1700 to the 1850's. So I'm pretty sure that several cousins fought on opposites side in the civil war.
My Cooper family is well documented here in the state. My great grandmother was an Alice Beulah Cooper, b. 1855, who married H. DeVere Thompson. Her father was Isaac Cooper, a forty-niner, married to Caroline Armstrong, and was the son of Samuel and Eliza/Elizabeth Bartlett Cooper. Samuel was the son of Judge William Cooper and Elizabeth Fenimore, brother to the Author James Fenimore Cooper. Judge William Cooper lineage on the Cooper side went like this: He was the son of James Cooper and Hannah Hibbs, grandson of William and Mary (Groom) Cooper, great grandson of James Cooper, the emigrant, and his wife Hester.
The emigrant, James Cooper, was born in or about 1661 in Stratford upon Avon, England, to George and Elizabeth (Oldfield) Cooper... I can't really verify this connection, but from histories I read that he was the nephew to Anthony Ashley Cooper, the First Earl of Shaftsbury, who was the son of Sir John of Rockburne and Ann Ashley, Grandson of John and Martha/Margaret (Shutt) Cooper, Great grandson of Richard and June (Kingsmill) Cooper and the gr-gr-grandson of Esq. John and Alice Cooper.
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