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
Helen Elizabeth Cooper
Marriage: 13 February 1833
William Patterson Embry
Rosaline Embry
Nathaniel Embry
Wesley Moberly Embry
Delilah J Embry
Greenberry Embry
George Washington Embry
Valentine Embry
Lafe Embry
Nelson Hurl Embry
Vincent H Embry
Melvina Embry
Columbus Embry
Arzina Palestine Embry

Spouse and Children

13 February 1833
Leitchfield, Grayson, Kentucky, United States


    William Patterson Embry


    Wesley Moberly Embry


    Delilah J Embry


    Greenberry Embry



+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Eliza Cooper



    Mary Jane Cooper


    Anna Cooper


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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