Abigail Cooper

Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Cooper was born in 1770, in Granville District, North Carolina, British Colonial America, her father, Kennon Cooper, was 46 and her mother, Sarah, was 33. She married George Allen on 10 June 1786, in Granville, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died about 1855, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 86.

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George Allen
Abigail Cooper
Marriage: 10 June 1786
Sarah Allen
Abigail Allen
Sally Allen
Charles Grandison Allen
Priscilla McLemore Allen

Sources (12)

  • Abbey Allen - 84 - in the 1850 United States Federal Census - Home in 1850: District 3, Williamson, Tennessee, USA
  • Abigail Johnston, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970; Franklin County, NC Will Book A, page 167. Will of Kannon Cooper Died 1794.

World Events (8)

1774 · Edenton Tea Party

On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.


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

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

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 North America, the English surname has absorbed some cases of like-sounding cognates from other languages, for example Dutch Kuiper .

Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kupfer and Kupper (see Kuper ).

Dutch: occupational name for a buyer or merchant, Middle Dutch coper.

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

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