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COOPERs of Bedford Co., TN (circa 1890-1930)
Posted by: Gregg Bonner (ID *****6047) Date: February 10, 2003 at 17:11:27
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Hello Forumers,

I am interested in finding as much information as possible on the following COOPERs who will have lived generally in and around Bedford County, Tennessee.

#1.
Cooper, E. W. Spouse : Gaunt, Hettie
Marriage date : Sep 2, 1893
County : Bedford
Gender : Male
Source : County Court Records
Microfilm Number : 0476043 - 0476047

This Hettie Gaunt appears to be Hetta L. Gant, daughter of Edmund Cooper Gant and Martha Jane (Pickle) Gant. I found a tombstone inscribed with something like, 'E. W. Cooper, born 16 SEP 1875, died 17 JUL 1905'. Is this the same E. W. Cooper? I found this census record:

1900 Census, Bedford County, Tennessee, 21st Civil District, ED#16, sheet 3A, Page 181A, HH#45/46:
Cooper, E. W. head W M Sept 1875 24 M 7 Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee farmer
Cooper, Hettie wife W F Jun 1872 27 M 7 1 1 Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
Cooper, Archie son W M 1895 4 S Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

Did E. W. Cooper and Hettie L. (Gant) Cooper have any other children besides Archie? What happened to E. W. Cooper? Did Hettie remarry? Who were the parents of E. W. Cooper? For what did the initials "E. W." stand?

#2.
Cooper, J. W. Spouse : Gant, Ellie
Marriage date : Dec 26, 1891
County : Bedford
Gender : Male
Source : County Court Records
Microfilm Number : 0476043 - 0476047

This Ellie Gant appears to be Ellen N. Gant, daughter of Edmund Cooper Gant and Martha Jane (Pickle) Gant. I found a tombstone inscribed with something like, 'John W. Cooper, born 1871, died 1936'. Is this the same J. W. Cooper? I found these census records:

1900 Census, Bedford County, Tennessee, 18th Civil District {Sims Spring}, ED#15, sheet 2A, Page 168A, HH#22/22:
Cooper, John W. head W M Feb 1881 28 M 8 Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee farmer
Cooper, Ella N[?]. wife W F Oct 1872 26 [obvious math error] M 8 1 1 Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
Cooper, Ernest son W M Jan [or Jun] 1893 7 S (attended school for 8 months)

1910 Census, Bedford County, Tennessee, 21st Civil District, ED#20, sheet 6B, Page 208B, HH#116/117:
Cooper, John W. head M W 39 m1 18 Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee farmer
Cooper, Ella wife F W 37 m1 18 1 1 Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
Cooper, Ernest son M W 18 S Tennessee Tennessee

Did John W. Cooper and Ellen N. (Gant) Cooper have any other children besides Ernest? For what did the "W." in 'John W. Cooper' stand? Who were the parents of John W. Cooper?

#3.
Frank F. Cooper - I think it was the book "Lentz Heritage" that I got the notion that Frank F. Cooper married Nancy M. Williams, daughter of Leroy Thomas "Tom" William and Kitty W. (Bruster) Williams. If I mistake not, Frank F. Cooper was enumerated in one of the census records directly adjacent to one of the above COOPERs. It would appear that Frank and Nancy had at least one son, Herman Cooper, who was said to have been born NOV 1898. Did Frank and Nancy have any other children? For what did the "F." in 'Frank F. Cooper' stand?

#4.
Dora Cooper - Also probably from "Lentz Heritage" comes the notion that Webb Lentz married Dora Cooper. I don't have any information on Webb, but he appears to be the son of George W. Lentz, who was born about 1838. Was Dora (Cooper) Lentz related to the above COOPERs, and if so, then how?

#5.
Sally Jeannette (Cooper) Gant - married Joseph Erby Gant and seems to have had at least four children. Who were her parents?

#6.
Rebecca Jane Cooper - married George Washington Pickle. Who were her parents?

#7.
Jack Cooper - married Mamie Shearin, daughter of Sidney Albert Shearin and Mary Frances "Mollie" Powell. Who were Jack's parents?

#8.
Johnnie Cooper - married Benjamin Franklin Pickle (sometimes aka Doctor Franklin Pickle), son of Thomas Pickle and Lucinda Beech (Stephenson) Pickle. They seem to have had a son, Emmett Pickle, born around 1910. Did they have other children? Who were the parents of Johnnie Pickle?

I am interested to know if any of these COOPERs are related to Edmond Cooper.

Also, I am interested in Edmond Cooper Gant, my ancestor. I am trying to figure out whether his middle name is derived familially, or if he was just named after Edmond Cooper.

Cheers,

Gregg



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