Alexander Cooper

1854–
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
1854–
Unisa Eaton
1853–
Marriage: 23 December 1873
Samuel N Cooper
1876–
Amanda J Cooper
1879–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 December 1873
Jefferson, Alabama, United States
children

(2)

    Samuel N Cooper

    Male1876–Male

    Amanda J Cooper

    Female1879–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Cooper

    Male1811–Male

    Delphia Harris

    Female1815–Female

siblings

(9)

    George Washington Cooper

    Male1836–1914Male

    Obediah Cooper

    Male1837–Male

    Nancy Cooper

    Female1840–Female

    Rebecca Cooper

    Female1845–Female

    Delphia Cooper

    Female1847–Female

+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.
1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

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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