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Cooper Family Wiped Out in 1850s-Madison Ohio???
Posted by: Tim Cooper (ID *****1861) Date: November 14, 2006 at 18:40:06
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Okay, a little bit dramatic with the opening, but basically that is what it looks like. I am trying to help Connie Cooper-Szymczak (on GenForum/Cooper)locate her Cooper Ancestors in Ohio. In the 1860 census, John Cooper is aged 25 and born in Massachusetts. His wife, Mary (Morgan) is remarried to William Brown in 1870 and the Cooper children are living with them. John probably died in the Civil War. Connie is trying to follow up on that.
I am trying to find him when he was younger. There are no obvious matches, but the 15 year old John Cooper, son of William & Patty Cooper in Madison, Ohio in the 1850 census look like a good lead. The mother, Patty was born in Massachusetts. If his parents died when he was young, that would account for the confusion in subsequent census records as to where he was born.
I can't find William or Patty or his brother Edgar anywhere in the 1860 census (yes, I have used all types of combinations of ages, birthplaces, firstnames, etc. to try to find mis-indexed info)
Nobody else seems to have ever researched this family, so I thought we might have better luck trying to find someone who knows the available records for that area. The census and IGI just aren't enough. Does anyone know of any records available for Madison (vital records?) or Richville County (cemetery records, guaurdianship records, etc.) that might be able to shed some light on this theory?
There was a 10 year old Endors/Eudora Cooper with them in 1860. John & Mary would have been 15 when she was born. Perhaps she was a younger sister to John and she also survived whatever disaster befell the parents and Edgar (speaking strictly theory here)
Here is some census information that led to this theory. Sincerely, Tim Cooper, Standish, Maine
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District 127, Madison Township
Richland County, Ohio
12th of October, 1850
E.G. Stokes, Asst. Marshall
dwelling #747
family #750
Line # name age sex occupation Place of Birth Attend School
17 William Cooper 50 m laborer Rhode I.
18 Patty " 50 f Mass.
19 John " 15 m do N.Y. 1
20 Edgar " 13 " O. 1
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South Zanesville & Olympus Springfield Township
Muskingum County, Ohio
14th of June, 1860
E.T. Cox, Asst. Marshall
dwelling #357
family #355
Line # name age sex occupation Place of Birth Attend School
31 Cooper John 25 m Brakesman R.R Mass.
32 " Mary 25 f Tailoress Ohio
33 " Endora 10 f "
34 " Frederick 6 m " 1
35 " Rosella 4 f " 1
36 " Martha 2 f
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Harrison Township
Perry County, Ohio
26 July, 1870
R.W.McMahon, Asst. Marshall
dwelling #19
family #19
Line # name age sex color occupation real personal Place of Birth Attend School
23 Brown William 50 m w farmer $2,000 $1,000 Ohio
24 " Mary 39 f w keeping house Ohio
25 " John 20 m w works in pottery Ohio
26 " Findley 16 m w works on farm Ohio
27 " Robert 14 f w attends school Ohio
28 " Maria 12 f w attends school Ohio
29 " Benjamin 10 m w attends school Ohio
30 " William 8 m w attends school Ohio
31 " Albert 6 m w attends school Ohio
32 " Elizabeth 1 f w at home Ohio
33 Cooper Frederick 16 m w works on farm Ohio
34 " Rosella 14 f w attends school Ohio
35 " Martha 12 f w attends school Ohio
36 " Fanny 10 f w attends school Ohio
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This may be the same William Cooper in Mansfield Ohio in 1840:
Town of Mansfield
Richland County, Ohio
1840

Wm Cooper 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - - - - | - 1 - - - 1 - - - - - - - |
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