Ester Cooper

20 December 1749–8 November 1771 (Age 21)
Killingly, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Ester

When Ester Cooper was born on 20 December 1749, in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Abraham Cooper, was 26 and her mother, Elisabeth Childs, was 22. She married Davis Flint on 27 December 1768. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 8 November 1771, in her hometown, at the age of 21, and was buried in Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Davis Flint
Ester Cooper
Marriage: 27 December 1768
Aaron Flint

Spouse and Children

27 December 1768
, Thompson,, Connecticut


    Aaron Flint


Parents and Siblings


    Elisabeth Childs




    Ebenezer Cooper



    Mary Cooper


    John Cooper


    Elizabeth Cooper


+1 More Child

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)

  • Esther Cooper, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Esther Flint, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Esther Cooper, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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