Please post any information that you know about the Coopers in Montgomery County Georgia. Major Richard Cooper was a Revolutionary War Soldier in Duplin County North Carolina and he moved to Georgia in 1790. He died in 1839 and he’s buried in the Dead River Cemetery in Montgomery County Georgia. He only had two sons. Son William never married and he amassed a large estate in Screven County Georgia. Son George Cooper married Nancy Conner, a daughter of Wilson Conner, who was also a Revolutionary War Soldier. George and Nancy had 12 children named Wilson, Mary, Penelope,Ellen, Lurana, George,William,Thomas,Rachel,James,Elizabeth and Randolph.
Son George W Cooper Jr married Lucy / Lacy Register on 11-10-1831 and the 1850 Montgomery County Georgia Census shows children John age 19, William age 17, Elizabeth age 15, Washington age 13, George age 11, Kathern age 9, Fanny age 7 and Margaret age 3.
Son John [ Sr ] first married Elizabeth Godwin and second married Mary Smith. The 1870 Montgomery County Georgia Census shows widowed Cooper, John age 37 and children Mary age 14, Emily E age 12, William age 11, Clemontine age 9,Frances age 7, John age 5, and Henry age two months. John Cooper Sr. died on Sept 13, 1904.
William G. Cooper was a son of John Cooper Sr. and Elizabeth Godwin. He married Idella Adams and the 1900 Montgomery County Census shows children Christopher C. b.Aug 1882, Edward b. Mar 1885, Ophalia b. Mar 1887, Ada b.May 1890, Ola b. June 1892, Nathanual b. Nov 1895 and Lillian b. Mar 1898. William G. Cooper died on July 31, 1941.
Cooper Grooms married in Montgomery County Georgia 1854 to 1900:
Cooper, Alexander married Hattie Johnson on 8/1/1892
Cooper, B. J. married Ella V. Brauch on 6/5/1890
Cooper, Henry married Nancy Gibson on 2/2/1861
Cooper, Henry married Drucilla Adams on 12/9/1889
Cooper, John married Mary C. McLeod on 12/22/1870
Cooper, John married Elizabeth Godwin on 8/17/1854
Cooper, John married Antissima Hamilton on 2/3/1870
Cooper, John married Emma White on 8/6/1893
Cooper, John married Arabee Story on 6/2/1892
Cooper, J. J. Jr married Mamie F. Martin on 11/4/1899
Cooper, William married Mary Hearing on 9/16/1865
Cooper, William married Idella Adams on 3/2/1881
Cooper, W. J. married V. V. Calhoun on 1/21/1893
Thursday, September 22, 1904
Uncle John Cooper died here last week at the age of 74. He leaves two brothers, three sisters, eleven children, 33 grandchildren, and a host of friends to mourn his death.
THE MONTGOMERY MONITOR
Thursday, March 23, 1916
Aged Citizen Departs
On Tuesday of last week, Mr. William Cooper died at his home on Bear Creek. He was a native of this section and had lived to the ripe old age of 83 years, notwithstanding
the fact that he had suffered about twenty years with cancer on his neck.
Mr. Cooper was a gallant soldier having fought through the conflict for four years in the cause of the Confederacy. He leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn his
departure. In the presence of neighbors and friends, the remains were laid to rest at Red Bluff cemetery beside those of his wife, who preceded him to the grave by a few years.
THE MONTGOMERY MONITOR
Thursday August 7, 1941
William G. Cooper, 83 years of age and well known citizen of Montgomery county, died at his home in Mount Vernon Thursday afternoon last, after having suffered a decline in
health covering several years. Reared a few miles north of this place, he has for many years resided in Mount Vernon,retired from active life.
Son of John and Elizabeth Godwin Cooper, he was born Jan.16, 1858. Reared in a rural community, he spent his early manhood in timbering and farming. In the former pursuit he made many trips down the river with rafts of hewn timber for the Darien market. These rugged trips were not without incidents peculiar to life on the river and the ancient
seaport timber market of Darien, and in his latter years the old timberman was given to recounting the pleasures and thrills of those faraway days when time counted for naught and when a little money brought much of life’s pleasures and necessities.
His brothers were John Cooper, Henry Cooper, and the late Clem Cooper of Vidalia. A younger half-brother, G. W. Cooper of Mount Vernon, survives. His sisters were the late Mrs. Emily Morris, Frances Garner, Tine White and Missouri DeVault. The only surviving sister is Mrs. Mary Collins, living near Tarrytown, now 86 years of age.
Mr. Cooper married Miss Idella Adams, and she and their three sons and three daughters survive: Columbus Cooper of Mount Vernon, Ed Cooper of Toombs county and Thomas Cooper
of Mount Vernon; Mrs. Joe Thigpen, Mrs. Bill Mixon and Mrs.Philip Odom of Mount Vernon. Another son, Nath Cooper, died several years ago.
Funeral services were held Friday by Rev. R. L. Robinson of the Mt. Vernon Baptist church, of which deceased was a member, assisted by Rev. G. F. Erwin of the Mount Vernon Methodist church. Remains were laid away in the Cooper cemetery, Three miles north of Mount Vernon. The service was largely attended by kinsmen and friends.
THE MONTGOMERY MONITOR
Thursday March 2, 1944
Death Claims Mrs. Fountain [ Lillian Russell Cooper ]
After an illness covering five years, Mrs. R. T. Fountain died at her home in Mount Vernon Sunday morning. Her condition was though better at the time, but a sudden
change in her condition brought her life to a close.
She was 47 years of age and before her marriage was Miss Lillian Russell Cooper, a daughter of Mrs. Idella Adams Cooper of Mount Vernon.
Beside her husband, who for the past year has been connected with the Quartermaster’s Depot in Savannah, she is survived by two daughters and a son: Mrs D.O. Calhoun of Tarrytown and Mrs. O.C. Browning of Darien and Wm. J. Fountain of Mount Vernon. Her sisters are Mrs. W.M. Mixon,Mrs. Philip Odom, Mrs. Joe Thigpen and Mrs. Ada Morris of
Mount Vernon. Her brothers are C.C. Cooper of Mount Vernon and Ed Cooper of Lyons.
Funeral services were held at the Mount Vernon city cemetery Monday afternoon. Rev. John H. Allen, pastor of the Mount Vernon Methodist church, of which deceased was a
member, conducted the last rites. The occasion was attended by a large number of kinsmen and friends.
The impressive service at the cemetery included a vocal solo by Mr. Clyde Harbin.
The following kinsmen served as pallbearers: Carlos Morris, Ray Cooper, Bill Cooper and D.O. Calhoun.
THE MONTGOMERY MONITOR
APRIL 18, 1946
G. Wash Cooper Taken By Death
George Washington Cooper, well known citizen residing a few miles north of Mount Vernon, died at his home Monday night,after having been a sufferer with a heart trouble for
He was 61 years of age, the last surviving son of the late John Cooper and Mary Smith Cooper. Native of Montgomery county, he spent his life in the community of his birth. He was a farmer and continued his labors until ill heath overtook him.
Mr. Cooper was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist church and took an active part in religious affairs.
Funeral services were conducted at the Cooper cemetery,north of Mount Vernon, yesterday afternoon by Rev. R. L.Robinson. Interment in the family cemetery. Pallbearers
were Aaron Tison, Julius Vann, Frank Wiecezoreh, John Smith, Woodrow Tyndal and Roy L. Hardin.
Deceased is survived by his wife who, before their marriage, was Miss Delia Stephens: seven daughters and five sons: Mrs. Woodrow Tyndal, Lake Alfred, Fla. ; Mrs.Julius Vann, Uvalda; Mrs. Aaron Tison, Vidalia; Mrs. Roy
R. Hardin, Vidalia; Mrs. Frank Wiecezoreh, Savannah; Mrs.John Smith, Augusta; Miss Katharine Cooper, Mount Vernon;Ernest Cooper, Henry Cooper and Johnny Cooper.
Despite his handicaps, Wash Cooper was possessed of a genial spirit, enjoyed the mirthful things of life, and by this seemed to lessen his sorrows and infirmities of life. His was truly a cheerful bearing.
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