Dillard L. Cooper

M, b. 8 June 1838, d. 9 April 1884
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • (Witness) Emigration: He witnessed the emigration of John C. W. (W.C.) Cooper and Benson G. Cooper in 1845 at Brinkley, Monroe County, Arkansas.
  • (Witness) Census1860: The 1860 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Benson G. Cooper's household; head of household with Delpha Cooper, 48, Julia, 23, Dillard L. 20, John C.W., 18, Emlita 14, Benson, 14.
  • Military: Dillard L. Cooper served in the Confederate Army during Civil War "espoused the Southern cause and joined Company E, Twenty-fifth Arkansas Infantry, and operated in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Virginia, and was a participant in eighteen different engagements, among which may be mentioned Shiloh, Richmond, New Hope, Peach Tree Creek, Murfreesboro, Missionary Ridge and Chcikamauga, and was all through the Atlanta campaign. He returned with Hood to Tennessee and was in the engagements at Franklin and Nashville, but was captured at the last-named place and taken to Camp Chase, Ohio, where he was retained until after Lee's surrender. On being released he went to Fort Riley, Kan., but soon after returned home..." He and his elder brother, Dillard L., served together throughout the war, and during their entire service were never separated but eight days, and that was while our subject was in the hospital, after being wounded at the battle of Murfreesboro."

Family: Parthenia Andrews/Anders

Dillard Langus Cooper

M, b. 10 September 1814, d. 1896
  • Last Edited: 4 Dec 2011
  • Note: He was 6 ft tall, light hair, blue eyes, said Mrs. Fannie A. D. Darden, who, in 1870, preserved Cooper's recollections of the massacre.
  • Emigration*: He emigrated in 1833 from Jackson County, Alabama.
  • Military*: He served in the Texian Militia during War for Texas Independence between 1835 and 1836 served under Capt. John Shackelford's Red Rovers, landing at Copano Bay in Jan 1836. Cooper was slightly wounded at the battle of Coleto but escaped the Goliad Massacre.
  • Note*: He is listed in the Republic of Texas Poll List for 1846, page 35 at Colorado County, Texas.
  • Census1850*: The 1850 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household in 1850 Colorado County, Texas.
  • Military: He served during Civil War Private, Fifth Regiment, Texas Infantry
    or
    Jr. 2 Lt., Benavides' Regiment Texas Cavalry.

Family 1: Lucinda Fondren b. c 1814, d. 20 Aug 1878

Family 2: Elizabeth E. Goldson/Gholson b. 1812

Family 3: Amanda Talk b. Jul 1859, d. a 1930

Donnie V. Cooper

F, b. 2 March 1947, d. 29 March 1992
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Hal Stuart Greene b. 9 Jan 1947

Dora Cooper

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Doris Cooper

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: (?) Routon

Dorothy Cooper

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Durwood Cooper

M
  • Last Edited: 6 Aug 2006

Durwood Vaughn Cooper

M, b. 12 November 1935, d. 12 November 1935
  • Last Edited: 23 Oct 2011

Eady Cooper

F, b. 23 January 1799, d. 12 April 1852
  • Last Edited: 9 Aug 2008
  • Note*: She father-in-law, Allen Givens, was married to Eady's sister, Rhoda.

Family: James Givens b. 8 May 1798, d. 29 May 1880

Edward Cooper

M, b. 17 August 1773, d. 16 September 1883
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • Birth*: Edward Cooper was born on 17 August 1773 at Spartanburg, South Carolina; or Wake County, North Carolina.
  • Marriage*: He married Susannah Cole, daughter of Thomas Cole and Martha Rice, in 1795.
  • Death*: Edward Cooper died on 16 September 1883 at age 110 probably between Pulaski County, Kentucky and Texas.

Family: Susannah Cole b. 1 Oct 1773, d. 1860

Edward Cooper

M, b. 1869
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • Birth*: Edward Cooper was born in 1869.

Edward Greenlee Cooper

M, b. 1875
  • Last Edited: 4 Dec 2011
  • Marriage*: Edward Greenlee Cooper married Eliza Ann Hestand.
  • Birth*: Edward Greenlee Cooper was born in 1875 at Texas.

Edward Jerome "E. J." Cooper

M, b. 12 January 1915, d. 29 September 2003

E. J. Cooper

  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2012
  • Occupation*: He was a retired pipefitter, general foreman and labor steward (15 years); truck driver and oil field worker.
  • Religion*: He was a Baptist, Mason, lay preacher and Mission Association delegate.
  • Note: He was about 4 years old when the family went on a trip to make harvests along the way of cotton corn, etc. They had a large travelers wagon with bunk beds and a kitchen on the back and two horses named Buttons and Bald Eagle. Sylvester, Earl and Lee rode on horses. The younger children rode in the wagon. At night they would stop at a wagon yard (like today's motel) where a shed for the wagon and two horse stalls were furnished. In back was a place to build a fire to cook on. It was up high enough so one didn't have to squat down to tend the fire. The family lived in the wagon while staying there.
  • (Witness) Residence: He witnessed the residence of Marshall Jerone Cooper and Mary Adeline "Addie" Rice between 1929 and 1930 at 13 Anderson St, Houston, Texas; was a quill winder for narrow fabrics at the Houston Textile Mills; renter.
  • Occupation: Edward Jerome "E. J." Cooper was a magazine hd at Houston Textile Mills between 1929 and 1930 at Houston, Texas.
  • (Witness) Census1930: The 1930 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Marshall Jerone Cooper's household; Cooper, Marshall, head, renter, monthly rent 20, married, age at first marriage 28, cannot read and write, night watchman, textile mill, Mary A, wife, f/w/54, age at first marriage 24, can read and write, born Texas, father and mother born Texas, Lee, son, m/w/22, born Texas, insurance agent, Jewel, daughter, f/w/20,born Texas, textile mill filler, Harper, son, m/w/17, born Texas, textile mill napper.
  • Census1940*: The 1940 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on on 3 April 1940 1713, Houston, Harris, Texas, was a truckdriver for a steel company; wage $1070, worked 48 hours/week. Juanita last lived in Willis, Montgomery County, TX.
  • Note*: Edward Jerome "E. J." Cooper was a Little League sponsor and manager in the state playoffs between 1968 and 1969.

Family: Juanita Delores Moody b. 16 Nov 1920, d. 1 Apr 2005

Edward Nelson Cooper

M, b. 5 January 1832, d. 8 March 1901
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Edwin Lee Cooper

M, b. 2 August 1888, d. 5 November 1918
  • Last Edited: 4 Dec 2011
  • Military*: He served in the World War I in 1917 Draft Registration Card: married, 1 child; farmer, self-employed.

Family: Mary Agnes Berry b. 31 Oct 1892, d. 5 Jan 1977

Effie Pearl Cooper

F, b. 14 March 1902, d. 16 September 1958

Effie Cooper and John Dodd

  • Last Edited: 5 Aug 2012
  • Birth*: Effie Pearl Cooper was born on 14 March 1902 at DeWitt County, Texas.
  • Marriage*: She married John P. Dodd in 1937.
  • Obituary: "Mrs Effie Pearl Cooper Dodd was about 25 years old, living at home with her family and doing seamstress work, when she felt the call to preach. From then on her life was devoted to religion.
    She preached the Full Gospel doctrine for the Pentecostal movement. She once had her own church at Bertram for three years. She traveled to many Texas towns as substitute preacher or evangelist.
    Born in DeWitt, on the family farm, she was the second eldest of nine children; it was in helping to rear them that she learned to ply her needle so artfully.
    A large woman, about six feet tall, with a kind, friendly face, she had nimble fingers that could sew the most delicate of stitches or twist colored paper into lovely flowers. Some of her work was for gifts, some for sale for funds for the church.
    She was 35 when she married a Spanish-American War veteran 21 years ago. Mrs Dodd came to Houston in 1926. Ill for seven years, she lived with a sister, Miss Jewell Cooper, at 3917 Irvington Blvd.
    Baptized at Irvington Pentecostal Church, she was a state worker with young people for the Pentecostal movement, and many pastors throughout the state first got their start under her leadership. 'Often she'd put some of the more timid ones on the young people's program to help them get confidence,' Miss Cooper said.
    Mrs Mary Bowen, Irvington Pentecostal pastor, said Mrs Dodd 'blessed the lives of others and felt she was prepared to meet the Lord.'
    All 35 members of her church choir took time off from their jobs today to sing at services for her in the church this morning."
  • Death*: Effie Pearl Dodd died on 16 September 1958 at Houston, Harris County, Texas, at age 56 death certificate says she was divorced.
  • Burial*: She was buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County.
  • (Witness) Census1910: The 1910 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Marshall Jerone Cooper's household; Cooper, Marshall, head, m/w/37, married 10 years, born Texas, father and mother born Alabama, farmer, renter, Addie M., wife, f/w/34, 7 children, born Texas, father and mother born Texas, Amy G., daughter, f/w/9, born Texas, Effie, f/w/8, born Texas, Sylvester, son, m/w/6, born Texas, Earl W.m/w/4, born Texas, Lee D., son, m/w/2, born Texas, Jewell, daughter, f/w/ 0/12, born Texas, Newell, son, m/w/0/12, born Texas, Amy H, mother, f/w/74, 7 children, 5 alive, born Alabama, father and mother born North Carolina.
  • Residence*: Effie Pearl Cooper resided between 1929 and 1930 at 3403 Roseland Ave. Apt 1, Houston, Texas; was a cashier for Walgreen Texas Company.
  • Census1930*: The 1930 Federal Census enumerated her as head of household on 12 April 1930 Precinct 1, Houston, Harris County, Texas; living as lodger in household of Janie Wallace Hale at 1111 Fannin St., cashier at a shoe store. Found John P. Dodd at 1219 Providence Street, roomer, age 58, widow, age 24 at first marriage, born Texas, father born Tennessee, mother born Mississippi, Salvation Army solicitor.
  • Note*: She and Jewel Lillie Cooper owned and operated a Baptist Book Store and day nursery on Irvington Street in Houston.
  • (Witness) Census1940: The 1940 Federal Census enumerated Effie Pearl Dodd as a member of John P. Dodd's household; worked as a solisitor for Salvation Army.

Family: John P. Dodd b. 27 Oct 1871

Eldred Cooper

M
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Eldridge Lanear Cooper

M, b. 16 December 1931, d. 4 November 1998

Eldridge Cooper

  • Last Edited: 18 Nov 2011
  • Birth*: Eldridge Lanear Cooper was born on 16 December 1931 at Cuero, DeWitt County.
  • Marriage*: He married Margie Grubbs on 21 January 1966 at Harris County.
  • Death*: Eldridge Lanear Cooper died on 4 November 1998 at Oakwood, Leon County, Texas, at age 66.
  • Burial*: He was buried at Rosewood Cemetery, Harris County.
  • (Witness) Census1940: The 1940 Federal Census enumerated Eldridge Lanear Cooper as a member of William Earl Cooper's household; was a rivet sticker in the structrual steel industry; worked 52 hrs/wk, wages $663; owned home, value $400.
  • Education*: Eldridge Lanear Cooper was educated at Aldine High School, Aldine.
  • Occupation*: He was the owner and manager of Cooper Plumbing Company at New Caney, Texas.
  • Religion*: He was a Baptist.

Family 1:

Family 2: Margie Grubbs b. 29 Dec 1935, d. Mar 1999

Eliza Cooper

F, b. 28 December 1819, d. 22 August 1851
  • Last Edited: 8 Feb 2009
  • (Witness) Census1830: The 1830 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Cader Cooper's household; Cooper, Cader, head; males: under 5=1 (Albert); 5-10=1 (John); 30-40=1 (Cader); females under 5=1 (Mary Jane); 5-10=2 (Eliza, Elizabeth); 10-15=1 (Nancy); 20-30=1 (Sarah); no slaves, no free colored.
  • (Witness) Census1850: The 1850 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of David C. Hefner's household.

Family: David C. Hefner b. 21 Feb 1812, d. 1 Jul 1862

Eliza Cooper

F, b. 14 April 1785
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • Birth*: Eliza Cooper was born on 14 April 1785.

Eliza Cooper

F, b. after 1824
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • Birth*: Eliza Cooper was born after 1824.

Eliza Jane Cooper

F, b. 25 March 1859
  • Last Edited: 7 Sep 2008

Elizabeth Cooper

F, b. 7 November 1823
  • Last Edited: 8 Feb 2009
  • (Witness) Census1830: The 1830 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Cader Cooper's household; Cooper, Cader, head; males: under 5=1 (Albert); 5-10=1 (John); 30-40=1 (Cader); females under 5=1 (Mary Jane); 5-10=2 (Eliza, Elizabeth); 10-15=1 (Nancy); 20-30=1 (Sarah); no slaves, no free colored.
  • Census1850*: The 1850 Federal Census enumerated her as head of household in 1850 Kemper County, Mississippi; with Thomas Owens, age 55, miller and next door to sister Eliza and David Hefner.

Family: Haslet (Haskill) Owens

Elizabeth Cooper

F, b. 1770
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • Marriage*: Elizabeth Cooper married John Arnold.
  • Birth*: Elizabeth Cooper was born in 1770.

Family: John Arnold

Elizabeth Cooper

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Elizabeth Cooper

F, b. circa 1807, d. 1883
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: George Jasper

Elizabeth Cooper

F, b. after 1824
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • Birth*: Elizabeth Cooper was born after 1824.

Elizabeth Cooper

F, b. 1783
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Isiah Starkey

Elizabeth Cooper

F, b. 14 August 1829, d. 28 May 1886
  • Last Edited: 4 Dec 2011

Family: Asa William Tindall b. 12 Aug 1809, d. 7 Apr 1895

Elizabeth Cooper

F, b. 1847
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • Birth*: Elizabeth Cooper was born in 1847 at Texas.