Mary Anne Polly Eller

22 May 1825–30 April 1912 (Age 86)
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Anne Polly

Mary Anne Polly Eller was born on 22 May 1825, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States as the daughter of Henry Eller. She married John Wesley Cooper about 1839, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Lewis Fork Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Reddies River Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died on 30 April 1912, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Cooper
Mary Anne Polly Eller
Marriage: about 1839
Josephine Cooper
Martha Cooper
Thomas David Cooper
George Mumford Cooper
John Alexander Cooper
Nathan Zion Cooper
William Cooper
Newton George Cooper

Spouse and Children

about 1839
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

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.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 5

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 28

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Name Meaning

1 North German: topographic name for someone who lived by an alder tree, from Middle Low German elre, alre ‘alder’.2 German: habitational name from places in the North Rhine and Mosel areas, so called from an old stream name Elera, Alira, of Celtic origin.3 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Heller , reflecting varieties of Yiddish in which there is no h.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Ann Cooper, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Ann Coopper in household of John Coopper, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary A Cooper, "United States Census, 1880"

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