Abner Lee Cooper

15 September 1825–27 February 1911 (Age 85)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Abner Lee

When Abner Lee Cooper was born on 15 September 1825, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Cooper, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth HOGAN, was 39. He married Sarah R. West about 1845, in Todd, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 2 Driskill, Livingston, Kentucky, United States for about 20 years and Kuttawa, Lyon, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 27 February 1911, in Lyon, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ramage Cemetery, Smithland, Livingston, Kentucky, United States.

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Abner Lee Cooper
Sarah R. West
Marriage: about 1845
Martha Helen Cooper
Charles M Cooper
Jessie Washington Cooper
Mary Ann Cooper
Abner Berry Cooper
Ransom S. Cooper
Sarah Elizabeth Cooper
Mahala Frances Cooper

Spouse and Children

about 1845
Todd, Kentucky, United States


    Martha Helen Cooper


    Charles M Cooper


    Jessie Washington Cooper


    Mary Ann Cooper


    Abner Berry Cooper


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+2 More Children

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.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 10

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 37

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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)

  • Ann E Cooper, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Abner Cooper, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abner Cooper in household of Robert A Sexton, "United States Census, 1910"

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