James Cooper

17 April 1809–30 October 1868 (Age 59)
Scholes, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Cooper was born on 17 April 1809, in Scholes, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Cooper, was 37 and his mother, Ann Shepherd, was 33. He married Christina Darwin on 25 December 1835, in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Cache, Utah Territory, United States in 1860. He died on 30 October 1868, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah Territory, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Wellsville, Cache, Utah Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Cooper
Christina Darwin
Marriage: 25 December 1835
Caroline Cooper
Frederick Cooper
Eliza Cooper
Hyrum Cooper
Richard Cooper
Joseph Cooper
James Cooper Jr.
Mary Elizabeth Cooper
Sarah Ann Cooper
Benjamin Cooper
Levi Cooper

Spouse and Children

25 December 1835
Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 6

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 12

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 16

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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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Story Highlight

Coopers head to Utah

Moses Clawson Company (1853) " St. Louis Company" Departure: 16 May 1853 Arrival: 15-20 September 1853 Company Information: 295 individuals and 56 wagons were in the company when it began its journ …

Sources (3)

  • Jas Cooper, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Cooper, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Cooper in entry for Frederick Cooper, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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