Asa Douglass Cooper

27 February 1811–29 December 1858 (Age 47)
Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Asa Douglass

When Asa Douglass Cooper was born on 27 February 1811, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, his father, George W Cooper Sr., was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Douglass, was 25. He married Eleanor Goodin on 30 April 1835. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pike, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 29 December 1858, in Martinsburg, Pike, Illinois, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Pike, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Asa Douglass Cooper
Eleanor Goodin
Marriage: 30 April 1835
John Henry Cooper
Mary Elizabeth Cooper
Susan Cooper
Robert Asa Cooper
George W. Cooper
Nancy Jane Cooper
James Miller Cooper
Sarah Aliffe Cooper
Charlotte Cooper

Spouse and Children

30 April 1835



    Mary Elizabeth Cooper



    Robert Asa Cooper


    George W. Cooper


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George W Cooper Sr.


    Elizabeth Douglass




    Burchetta Cooper



    Ann Cooper


    John Douglas Cooper


    Aley Cooper


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 14

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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Sources (3)

  • Asa D Cooper, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Asa D Cooper, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Asa D Cooper, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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