Margaret Cooper

Kanawha, Virginia, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Cooper was born in 1827, in Kanawha, Virginia, United States, her father, Thompson Cooper, was 25 and her mother, Nancy Pomeroy, was 20. She married William Vance about 1858. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Malaga, Monroe, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Boone, Virginia, United States in 1860.

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William Vance
Margaret Cooper
Marriage: about 1858
Sarah E. Vance
Sarah E Vance
Nancy Vance
Mary Ann Vance
Malisha Vance
William F. Vance
Manerva Vance

Spouse and Children

about 1858
of Logan, Virginia


    Sarah E. Vance



    Mary Ann Vance


    Malisha Vance


    William F. Vance


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thompson Cooper


    Nancy Pomeroy




World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 17

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 33

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

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)

  • Margaret Vance in household of William Vance, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margaret Vance in household of William Vance, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Peggy "Harmon" Vance in entry for John Wesley Vance, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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