Alexander Cooper

Alabama, United States

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Cooper was born in 1854, in Alabama, United States, his father, Alexander Cooper, was 43 and his mother, Delphia Harris, was 39. He married Unisa Eaton on 23 December 1873, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Cooper
Unisa Eaton
Marriage: 23 December 1873
Samuel N Cooper
Amanda J Cooper

Spouse and Children

23 December 1873
Jefferson, Alabama, United States


    Samuel N Cooper


    Amanda J Cooper


Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Cooper


    Delphia Harris




    George Washington Cooper


    Obediah Cooper


    Nancy Cooper


    Rebecca Cooper


    Delphia Cooper


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 7

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 32

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Alexander Cooper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alexander Cooper in household of Alexander Cooper, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alexander Cooper, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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