William E. Cooper

1828–
Virginia, United States

The Life of William E.

When William E. Cooper was born in 1828, in Virginia, United States, his father, James Hackney, was 31 and his mother, Matilda Cooper, was 33. He married Drucilla Totten on 4 May 1847, in Smyth, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Rockbridge Parish, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

William E. Cooper
1828–
Drucilla Totten
1813–1886
Marriage: 4 May 1847
Pleasant Daily Cooper
1848–1922

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 May 1847
Smyth, Virginia, United States
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    James Hackney

    Male1797–1882Male

    Matilda Cooper

    Female1795–1876Female

siblings

(11)

    Thomas Hackney

    Male1818–Male

    Dinah Hackney

    Female1821–Female

    James Hackney

    Male1822–Male

    James Cooper

    Male1825–1891Male

    Mary Ellen Cooper

    Female1826–1870Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 16

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 33

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a maker and repairer of wooden vessels such as barrels, tubs, buckets, casks, and vats, from Middle English couper, cowper (apparently from Middle Dutch kūper, a derivative of kūp ‘tub’, ‘container’, which was borrowed independently into English as coop). The prevalence of the surname, its cognates, and equivalents bears witness to the fact that this was one of the chief specialist trades in the Middle Ages throughout Europe. In America, the English name has absorbed some cases of like-sounding cognates and words with similar meaning in other European languages, for example Dutch Kuiper .2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of Kupfer and Kupper ( see Kuper ).3 Dutch: occupational name for a buyer or merchant, Middle Dutch coper.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Cooper in household of Matilda Cooper, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William E Cooper in household of Preston Edmonds, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Cooper in entry for Plesant Daily Cooper, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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