Martha Cooper

December 1750–1830 (Age 79)
Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Martha

Martha Cooper was born in December 1750, in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States. She married John Cooper about 1772, in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1830, in her hometown, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

John Cooper
1742–1797
Martha Cooper
1750–1830
Marriage: about 1772
Hannah Cooper
1774–1814
Rebecca Cooper
1777–
Martha Cooper
1787–1861
Mary Cooper
1775–1812
Asa Cooper
1775–
James Cooper
1780–1871
Isaac Cooper
1782–
Joel Cooper
1791–1870

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1772
Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(8)

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 26

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 26

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1791

Age 41

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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 (2)

  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Martha in entry for Mary Cooper, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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