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Subject: [COOPER-L] COOPER, William (Part 3 of 10) 1790 Cooperstown NY USA
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 19:31:51 -0500


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This is PART THREE: THE COOPER GENEALOGY: Compiled from materials in the =
collection of The New York State Historical Association Library, =
Cooperstown, NY, 1983. Please refer to Part 1 for numbering scheme =
information.
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THIRD GENERATION

111 Rebecca HUSSEY, daughter of Jedediah and Esther (COOPER) Hussey.
Married 1726 at New Castle, Delaware to Stephen LEWIS.
113 Esther HUSSEY, daughter of Jededial and Esther (COOPER) Hussey.
Married 1751 at Oxford Church to John DUNNING.
121 James COOPER, son of James Cooper.
Married at Oxford Episcopal Church near Philadelphia to Susannah =
CHAFIN.
151 Rebecca COOPER, daughter of William and Mary (GROOM) Cooper.
Married William HIBBS.
Child of William and Rebecca (Cooper) Hibbs:
*1. Rebecca Hibbs
152 Thomas COOPER, son of William and Mary (GROOM) Cooper, born 1726 at =
Byberry, a township of old Philadelphia County on a farm bounded by the =
lines of Bucks County and Montgomery County, died 1805.
Married Phebe HIBBS (b. 1726, d. 1799).
He was a resident of Soleburry, Bucks County, Pa. In 1722, by the =
will of his mother, he took 12 acres of land in Smithfield, later called =
Somerton (now part of Philadelphia).
Children of Thomas and Phebe (Hibbs) Cooper:
*1. Phebe Cooper, b. 1752, d. before 1805
*2. Thomas Cooper, b. 1759, d. 1839
*3. Mary Cooper, b. 1765, d. 1831 (see 1536, Benjamin Cooper)
153 James COOPER, son of William and Mary (Groom) Cooper, born 1729, =
Byberry, a township of old Philadelphia County, died Spring 1795, will =
recorded at West Chester, Chester County, Pa.
Married 1st on Sept. 18, 1750 at Christ Church, Philadelphia to =
Hannah HIBBS (d. Apr. 22, 1777, Byberry) daughter of William and Ann =
(CARTER) Hibbs.
Married 2nd in 1778 to Elizabeth WAGER (b. Feb. 22, 1749, d. 1814) =
daughter fo Jacob and Gertrude (SUPPLEE) Wager.
James Cooper owned land at Buckingham, Bucks County. He was =
recorded as a resident of Moreland Township, now Montgomery County, Pa. =
He later returned to Byberry. After his marriage to his second wife, he =
moved to Chester County, Pa. and bought 260 acres of land in West Caln =
and Honeybrook townships (two miles northeast of Compassville). He and =
his wife Elizabeth are buried in Friends Meeting ground near Wagontown, =
about four miles southeast of his dwelling.

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3rd gen.

Children of James and Hannah (Hibbs) Cooper:
*1. Susannah Cooper
*2. James Cooper, b. Mar. 6, 1753, Moreland, Pa., d. May 1, 1849, =
Oswego, N.Y.
*3. William Cooper, b. Dec. 2, 1754, Byberry Township, d. Dec. 22, =
1809, Albany, N.Y.
*4. Letitia Cooper
*5. Levi Cooper
*6. Benjamin Cooper
*7. Ann Cooper, b. 1759, d. 1818
*8. Hannah Cooper, b. 1771, d. 1853
Children of James and Elizabeth (Wager) Cooper
*9. Amelia Cooper, b. 1779, d. 1806
*10. Marmaduke Cooper, b. 1781, d. 1863
*11. Meshach Cooper, b. 1783, d. 1853
*12. Laodosia Cooper, b. 1784, d. 1861
*13. Naboth Cooper, b. 1785
*14. Noah Cooper, b. 1787, d. 1817
*15. Alpheus Cooper, b. June 25, 1789, West Caln township, Chester =
Co. Pa., d. Feb. 21, 1845
154 Joseph COOPER, son of William and Mary (GROOM) Cooper, died Apr. 7, =
1789
Married Elizabeth STEVENS.
His will was probated at Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa. on Sept. 29, =
1789.
Children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Stevens) Cooper
1. Joseph Cooper
2. Benjamin Cooper
*3. Catherine Cooper
*4. Mary Cooper
*5. Rebecca Cooper
*6. Charity Cooper
7. Ann Cooper
8. Letitia Cooper
155 Samuel COOPER, son of William and Mary (GROOM) Cooper, died very =
old.
Married Grace RIDGE.
Children of Samuel and Grace (Ridge) Cooper:
1. Grace Cooper
*2. William Cooper
156 Letitia COOPER, daughter of William and Mary (Groom) Cooper
Married Abraham STATES.
Children of Abraham and Letitia (Cooper) States:
1. Abraham States
2. Cooper States

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3rd gen.

181 Elizabeth HOY, daughter of Ralph and Rebecca (Cooper) Hoy.
Married in 1747 to Francis KELLY.

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FOURTH GENERATION

1511 Rebecca HIBBS, daughter of William and Rebecca (Cooper) Hibbs.
Married in 1768 to William TREGO.
Among the children of William and Rebecca (Hibbs) Trego was:
*1. Mahlon Trego
1521 Phebe COOPER, daughter of Thomas and Phebe (Hibbs) Cooper, born =
1752, died before 1805.
Married John GROOM.
Children of John and Phebe (Cooper) Groom:
1. Thomas Groom
2. Evan Groom
3. Mary Groom
4. John Groom
1522 Thomas COOPER, son of Thomas and Phebe (Hibbs) Cooper, born 1759, =
died 1839.
Married Mary MERRICK (b. 1760, d. 1830)
Children of Thomas and Mary (Merrick) Cooper:
1. Rachel Cooper, b. 1785, d. 1874
*2. Martha Cooper
*3. Joseph Cooper
*4. Phebe Cooper
5. Mary Cooper
*6. Thomas Cooper
*7. Samuel Cooper
*8. William Cooper, b. 1801, d. 1868
9. Hannah Cooper
1531 Susannah COOPER, daughter of James and Hannah (Hibbs) Cooper.
Married Oct. 25, 1771 to John BREEZE.
The W.W. Cooper genealogy of 1879 lists as her children the same =
names as those of her brother James on a previous chart. The children =
are listed here under James (1532).

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4th gen.

1532 James COOPER, son of James and Hannah (Hibbs) Cooper, born Mar. 6, =
1753 in Moreland (now a township of Montgomery Co., Pa.), died May 1, =
1849, Oswego, N.Y., age 97.
Married 1st to Naomi NELSON.
Married 2nd to Mary ALBRITSON.*
Married 3rd in 1792 to Sarah COMLY of Byberry (d. 1827).
James Cooper served in the navy of Pennsylvania during the American =
Revolution and later with the Pennsylvania troops in the Battles of =
Monmouth and Germantown.
Children of James and Naomi (Nelson) Cooper:
*1. Naomi Cooper
*2. Caroline Cooper
3. Hannah Cooper, died young
Children of James and Mary (Albritson) Cooper:
4. William, b. 1791, died young
Children of James and Sarah (Comly) Cooper:
*5. Cortland Comly Cooper**
6. daughter Cooper
7. William Cooper
8. James Cooper
9. Henry Augustus Cooper
10. Sarah Ann Cooper
*11. Hamilton Cooper
*12. George W. Cooper
13. Strickland Cooper
* The 1879 genealogy lists both Mary Albritson and Sarah Comly as =
his second wife. The chart based on the genealogy does not include Mary =
or his son William.
** The 1879 genealogy lists Cortland and Comly as two different =
children. The un-named daughter is not listed. A later typescript of =
the genealogy lists the names as given here.
1533 William COOPER, son of James and Hannah (Hibbs) Cooper, born Dec. =
2, 1754, Byberry Township (then in Philadelphia County), died Dec. 22, =
1809, Albany, N.Y.
Married Nov. 12, 1774* at Burlington, N.J. to Elizabeth FENIMORE =
(June 11, 1752, d. Sept. 15, 1817), daughter of Richard and Hannah =
(ALLEN) Fenimore.
In 1780, he moved from Pennsylvania to Burlington, N.J. where he had =
a business partnership with Robert THOMAS. William Cooper made =
extensive land transactions in Otsego County, N.Y. and in 1790 he moved =
his family from Burlington, N.J. to Cooperstown, Otsego Co., N.Y., the =
village he founded on the southern end of Otsego Lake.
On Feb. 17, 1791, he was appointed judge of the first court of =
common pleas for Otsego County and was Representative from New York in =
the U.S. Congress for the sessions Dec. 7, 1795 - Mar. 3, 1797 and Dec. =
2, 1799 - Mar. 3, 1801.
William Cooper died in Albany, N.Y., as the result of a blow from =
behind given by a political opponent. He and his wife are buried in =
Christ Church Cemetery, Cooperstown, N.Y.

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<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>This is PART THREE: THE COOPER =
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Compiled from materials in the collection of The New York State =
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<DIV align=3Dcenter><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>THIRD =
GENERATION</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>111&nbsp; Rebecca HUSSEY, daughter =
of Jedediah=20
and Esther (COOPER) Hussey.</FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Married 1726 at New Castle, =
Delaware=20
to Stephen LEWIS.</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>113&nbsp; Esther HUSSEY, daughter of =
Jededial=20
and Esther (COOPER) Hussey.</FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Married 1751 at Oxford Church =
to John=20
DUNNING.</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>121&nbsp; James COOPER, son of James =

Cooper.</FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Married at Oxford Episcopal =
Church=20
near Philadelphia to Susannah CHAFIN.</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>151&nbsp; Rebecca COOPER, daughter =
of William=20
and Mary (GROOM) Cooper.</FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Married William =
HIBBS.<BR>Child of=20
William and Rebecca (Cooper) Hibbs:<BR>*1.&nbsp; Rebecca=20
Hibbs</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>152&nbsp; Thomas COOPER, son of =
William and Mary=20
(GROOM) Cooper, born 1726 at Byberry, a township of old Philadelphia =
County on a=20
farm bounded by the lines of Bucks County and Montgomery County, died=20
1805.</FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Married Phebe HIBBS (b. 1726, =
d.=20
1799).<BR>He was a resident of Soleburry, Bucks County, Pa.&nbsp; In =
1722,=20
by the will of his mother, he took 12 acres of land in Smithfield, =
later=20
called Somerton (now part of Philadelphia).</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Children of Thomas and Phebe =
(Hibbs)=20
Cooper:<BR>*1.&nbsp; Phebe Cooper, b. 1752, d. before =
1805<BR>*2.&nbsp;=20
Thomas Cooper, b. 1759, d. 1839<BR>*3.&nbsp; Mary Cooper, b. 1765, =
d. 1831=20
(see 1536, Benjamin Cooper)</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>153&nbsp; James COOPER, son of =
William and Mary=20
(Groom) Cooper, born 1729, Byberry, a township of old Philadelphia =
County, died=20
Spring 1795, will recorded at West Chester, Chester County, =
Pa.</FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Married 1st on Sept. 18, 1750 =
at=20
Christ Church, Philadelphia to Hannah HIBBS (d. Apr. 22, 1777, =
Byberry)=20
daughter of William and Ann (CARTER) Hibbs.<BR>Married 2nd in 1778 =
to=20
Elizabeth WAGER (b. Feb. 22, 1749, d. 1814) daughter fo Jacob and =
Gertrude=20
(SUPPLEE) Wager.</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>James Cooper owned land at=20
Buckingham, Bucks County.&nbsp; He was recorded as a resident of =
Moreland=20
Township, now Montgomery County, Pa.&nbsp; He later returned to=20
Byberry.&nbsp; After his marriage to his second wife, he moved to =
Chester=20
County, Pa. and bought 260 acres of land in West Caln and Honeybrook =

townships (two miles northeast of Compassville).&nbsp; He and his =
wife=20
Elizabeth are buried in Friends Meeting ground near Wagontown, about =
four=20
miles southeast of his dwelling.</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
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<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>3rd gen.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Children of James and Hannah =
(Hibbs)=20
Cooper:<BR>*1.&nbsp; Susannah Cooper<BR>*2.&nbsp; James Cooper, b. =
Mar. 6,=20
1753, Moreland, Pa., d. May 1, 1849, Oswego, N.Y.<BR>*3.&nbsp; =
William=20
Cooper, b. Dec. 2, 1754, Byberry Township, d. Dec. 22, 1809, Albany, =

N.Y.<BR>*4.&nbsp; Letitia Cooper<BR>*5.&nbsp; Levi =
Cooper<BR>*6.&nbsp;=20
Benjamin Cooper<BR>*7.&nbsp; Ann Cooper, b. 1759, d. =
1818<BR>*8.&nbsp;=20
Hannah Cooper, b. 1771, d. 1853</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Children of James and =
Elizabeth=20
(Wager) Cooper<BR>*9.&nbsp; Amelia Cooper, b. 1779, d. =
1806<BR>*10.&nbsp;=20
Marmaduke Cooper, b. 1781, d. 1863<BR>*11.&nbsp; Meshach Cooper, b. =
1783, d.=20
1853<BR>*12.&nbsp; Laodosia Cooper, b. 1784, d. 1861<BR>*13.&nbsp; =
Naboth=20
Cooper, b. 1785<BR>*14.&nbsp; Noah Cooper, b. 1787, d. =
1817<BR>*15.&nbsp;=20
Alpheus Cooper, b. June 25, 1789, West Caln township, Chester Co. =
Pa., d.=20
Feb. 21, 1845</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>154&nbsp; Joseph COOPER, son of =
William and Mary=20
(GROOM) Cooper, died Apr. 7, 1789</FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Married Elizabeth =
STEVENS.<BR>His=20
will was probated at Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa. on Sept. 29,=20
1789.<BR>Children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Stevens) =
Cooper<BR>1.&nbsp;=20
Joseph Cooper<BR>2.&nbsp; Benjamin Cooper<BR>*3.&nbsp; Catherine=20
Cooper<BR>*4.&nbsp; Mary Cooper<BR>*5.&nbsp; Rebecca =
Cooper<BR>*6.&nbsp;=20
Charity Cooper<BR>7.&nbsp; Ann Cooper<BR>8.&nbsp; Letitia=20
Cooper</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>155&nbsp; Samuel COOPER, son of =
William and Mary=20
(GROOM) Cooper, died very old.</FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Married Grace =
RIDGE.<BR>Children of=20
Samuel and Grace (Ridge) Cooper:<BR>1.&nbsp; Grace =
Cooper<BR>*2.&nbsp;=20
William Cooper</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>156 Letitia COOPER, daughter of =
William and Mary=20
(Groom) Cooper</FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Married Abraham =
STATES.<BR>Children=20
of Abraham and Letitia (Cooper) States:<BR>1.&nbsp; Abraham=20
States<BR>2.&nbsp; Cooper States</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
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<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>3rd gen.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>181&nbsp; Elizabeth HOY, daughter of =
Ralph and=20
Rebecca (Cooper) Hoy.</FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Married in 1747 to Francis=20
KELLY.</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
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<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV align=3Dcenter><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>FOURTH =
GENERATION</FONT></DIV>
<DIV align=3Dcenter><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>1511&nbsp; Rebecca HIBBS, daughter =
of William=20
and Rebecca (Cooper) Hibbs.</FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Married in 1768 to William=20
TREGO.<BR>Among the children of William and Rebecca (Hibbs) Trego=20
was:<BR>*1.&nbsp; Mahlon Trego</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>1521&nbsp; Phebe COOPER, daughter of =
Thomas and=20
Phebe (Hibbs) Cooper, born 1752, died before 1805.</FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Married John =
GROOM.<BR>Children of=20
John and Phebe (Cooper) Groom:<BR>1.&nbsp; Thomas Groom<BR>2.&nbsp; =
Evan=20
Groom<BR>3.&nbsp; Mary Groom<BR>4.&nbsp; John =
Groom</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>1522&nbsp; Thomas COOPER, son of =
Thomas and=20
Phebe (Hibbs) Cooper, born 1759, died 1839.</FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Married Mary MERRICK (b. =
1760, d.=20
1830)<BR>Children of Thomas and Mary (Merrick) Cooper:<BR>1.&nbsp; =
Rachel=20
Cooper, b. 1785, d. 1874<BR>*2.&nbsp; Martha Cooper<BR>*3.&nbsp; =
Joseph=20
Cooper<BR>*4.&nbsp; Phebe Cooper<BR>5.&nbsp; Mary =
Cooper<BR>*6.&nbsp; Thomas=20
Cooper<BR>*7.&nbsp; Samuel Cooper<BR>*8.&nbsp; William Cooper, b. =
1801, d.=20
1868<BR>9.&nbsp; Hannah Cooper</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>1531&nbsp; Susannah COOPER, daughter =
of James=20
and Hannah (Hibbs) Cooper.</FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Married Oct. 25, 1771 to John =

BREEZE.<BR>The W.W. Cooper genealogy of 1879 lists as her children =
the same=20
names as those of her brother James on a previous chart.&nbsp; The =
children=20
are listed here under James (1532).</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
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<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>4th gen.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>1532&nbsp; James COOPER, son of =
James and Hannah=20
(Hibbs) Cooper, born Mar. 6, 1753 in Moreland (now a township of =
Montgomery Co.,=20
Pa.), died May 1, 1849, Oswego, N.Y., age 97.</FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Married 1st to Naomi=20
NELSON.<BR>Married 2nd to Mary ALBRITSON.*<BR>Married 3rd in 1792 to =
Sarah=20
COMLY of Byberry (d. 1827).<BR>James Cooper served in the navy of=20
Pennsylvania during the American Revolution and later with the =
Pennsylvania=20
troops in the Battles of Monmouth and =
Germantown.</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Children of James and Naomi =
(Nelson)=20
Cooper:<BR>*1.&nbsp; Naomi Cooper<BR>*2.&nbsp; Caroline =
Cooper<BR>3.&nbsp;=20
Hannah Cooper, died young<BR>Children of James and Mary (Albritson)=20
Cooper:<BR>4.&nbsp; William, b. 1791, died young<BR>Children of =
James and=20
Sarah (Comly) Cooper:<BR>*5.&nbsp; Cortland Comly =
Cooper**<BR>6.&nbsp;=20
daughter Cooper<BR>7.&nbsp; William Cooper<BR>8.&nbsp; James=20
Cooper<BR>9.&nbsp; Henry Augustus Cooper<BR>10.&nbsp; Sarah Ann=20
Cooper<BR>*11.&nbsp; Hamilton Cooper<BR>*12.&nbsp; George W.=20
Cooper<BR>13.&nbsp; Strickland Cooper</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>*&nbsp; The 1879 genealogy =
lists both=20
Mary Albritson and Sarah Comly as his second wife.&nbsp; The chart =
based on=20
the genealogy does not include Mary or his son =
William.</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>**&nbsp; The 1879 genealogy =
lists=20
Cortland and Comly as two different children.&nbsp; The un-named =
daughter is=20
not listed.&nbsp; A later typescript of the genealogy lists the =
names as=20
given here.</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>1533&nbsp; William COOPER, son of =
James and=20
Hannah (Hibbs) Cooper, born Dec. 2, 1754, Byberry Township (then in =
Philadelphia=20
County), died Dec. 22, 1809, Albany, N.Y.</FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Married Nov. 12, 1774* at =
Burlington,=20
N.J. to Elizabeth FENIMORE (June 11, 1752, d. Sept. 15, 1817), =
daughter of=20
Richard and Hannah (ALLEN) Fenimore.<BR>In 1780, he moved from =
Pennsylvania=20
to Burlington, N.J. where he had a business partnership with Robert=20
THOMAS.&nbsp; William Cooper made extensive land transactions in =
Otsego=20
County, N.Y. and in 1790 he moved his family from Burlington, N.J. =
to=20
Cooperstown, Otsego Co., N.Y., the village he founded on the =
southern end of=20
Otsego Lake.<BR>On Feb. 17, 1791, he was appointed judge of the =
first court=20
of common pleas for Otsego County and was Representative from New =
York in=20
the U.S. Congress for the sessions Dec. 7, 1795 - Mar. 3, 1797 and =
Dec. 2,=20
1799 - Mar. 3, 1801.<BR>William Cooper died in Albany, N.Y., as the =
result=20
of a blow from behind given by a political opponent.&nbsp; He and =
his wife=20
are buried in Christ Church Cemetery, Cooperstown, =
N.Y.</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>
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