Ruth Cooper

Female29 April 1704–

Brief Life History of Ruth

When Ruth Cooper was born on 29 April 1704, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Deacon Samuel Slye Cooper, was 34 and her mother, Ruth Wilmarth, was 30. She married Hezekiah Kent on 4 January 1727, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters.

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Hezekiah Kent
Ruth Cooper
Marriage: 4 January 1727
Hezekiah Kent
Hezekiah Kent II
Sarah Kent
Lieut Ezra Kent
Ruth Cooper Kent
Hannah Kent
Hezekiah Kent

Sources (14)

  • Ruth in entry for Ezra Kent, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, 1642-1896, Marriages.
  • Ruth Cooper, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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  • Marriage
    4 January 1727Rehoboth, Bristol, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America
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    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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