Helen Elizabeth Cooper

1813–13 February 1883 (Age 70)
Ohio, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Helen Elizabeth

When Helen Elizabeth Cooper was born in 1813, in Ohio, Kentucky, United States, her father, Robert Wesley Cooper, was 24 and her mother, Delilah Neel, was 22. She married Isaac Jameson Embry on 13 February 1833, in Leitchfield, Grayson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Grayson, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Stewartsville, Grant, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 13 February 1883, in Ohio, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Smith Cemetery, Owen, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Jameson Embry
1810–1883
Helen Elizabeth Cooper
1813–1883
Marriage: 13 February 1833
William Patterson Embry
1831–1904
Rosaline Embry
1845–1873
Nathaniel Embry
Wesley Moberly Embry
1835–1923
Delilah J Embry
1837–
Greenberry Embry
1840–
George Washington Embry
1842–1945
Valentine Embry
1844–1928
Lafe Embry
1847–1924
Nelson Hurl Embry
1847–1914
Vincent H Embry
1850–1898
Melvina Embry
1852–1853
Columbus Embry
1854–
Arzina Palestine Embry
1858–1951

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 February 1833
Leitchfield, Grayson, Kentucky, United States
children

(14)

    William Patterson Embry

    Male1831–1904Male

    Wesley Moberly Embry

    Male1835–1923Male

    Delilah J Embry

    Female1837–Female

    Greenberry Embry

    Male1840–Male

    Male1842–1945Male

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Eliza Cooper

    Female1809–1855Female

    Female1813–1883Female

    Mary Jane Cooper

    Female1816–1886Female

    Anna Cooper

    Female1829–Female

World Events (8)

1817 · ""

Age 4

Historical Boundaries - 1817: Pendleton, Kentucky, United States; 1820: Grant, Kentucky, United States
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 19

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • Elizabeth Emery in household of Isaac Emry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Embry in household of Isaac Embry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elisabeth Embry in household of Isaac Embry, "United States Census, 1880"

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