Barbara Cooper

24 August 1833–24 July 1871 (Age 37)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Barbara

When Barbara Cooper was born on 24 August 1833, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Archibald Cooper Sr., was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Hodges, was 33. She married Fantley Roy Garner on 23 June 1852, in Putnam, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Warren Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Putnamville, Warren Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 24 July 1871, in Putnam, Indiana, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Old Bethel Cemetery, Putnamville, Warren Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fantley Roy Garner
Barbara Cooper
Marriage: 23 June 1852
Arabelle Garner
Willam Archibald GARNER
Fauntleroy Smith Garner
George Willard Garner
Levi Lawrence Garner
Charles Escobena GARNER
Robert Garner
Ellen Garner

Spouse and Children

    Fantley Roy Garner



23 June 1852
Putnam, Indiana, United States



    Willam Archibald GARNER


    Fauntleroy Smith Garner


    George Willard Garner


    Levi Lawrence Garner


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Archibald Cooper Sr.





+12 More Children

World Events (8)

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 2

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 3

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 13

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

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)

  • Barbra Garner in household of Tantly Garner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Barbara Garner in household of Fantly Garner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Barbara Cooper in household of Archibald Cooper, "United States Census, 1850"

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