Asa Cooper

Brief Life History of Asa

When Asa Cooper was born on 5 January 1783, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Malachi Cooper, was 20 and his mother, Ann Wilkerson, was 19. He married Nancy Dodson on 25 January 1814, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 14 August 1838, in Rush, Indiana, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Pleasant Run Cemetery, Noble Township, Rush, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Asa Cooper
1783–1838
Nancy Dodson
1797–1845
Marriage: 25 January 1814
Nancy Cooper
about 1814–
Merrill Cooper
1815–1845
William Cooper
1819–
James Cooper
1821–
Elizabeth Cooper
1822–
Eliza Cooper
1823–
William Cooper
1827–
Sarelda Cooper
1832–1896
Mary Ann Cooper
1816–1856
Angelina Cooper
1819–1862
Milia Miranda Cooper
1821–1859
John Wilkerson Cooper SR
1823–1863

Sources (4)

  • Asa Cooper, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Asa Cooper, "Find a Grave Index"
  • Asa Cooper, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1789 · Becomes 12th State

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

Name Meaning

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 North America, the English surname has absorbed some cases of like-sounding cognates from other languages, for example Dutch Kuiper .

Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kupfer and Kupper (see Kuper ).

Dutch: occupational name for a buyer or merchant, Middle Dutch coper.

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

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