Sion Cooper

M, b. 1760, d. 6 March 1831
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • Military*: He served during Revolutionary War.

Family: Mary Brantley b. 1760, d. 8 Feb 1852

Stacy Cooper

M
  • Last Edited: 4 Dec 2011

Family 2: Tabitha Pearson

Susannah Cooper

F, b. 1806
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Sylvester Cooper

M, b. 2 September 1830, d. 15 May 1883

Sylvester and Harriet (Marshall) Cooper

  • Last Edited: 22 Jul 2012
  • (Witness) Census1850: The 1850 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Sarah Cooper's household; Sarah Cooper, 48, born North Carolina; Sylvester 20, farmer; Joseph, 16; Sarah, 14; Martha, 12; George, 9; all born Alabama.
  • Note*: Buena Vista, Chickasaw County, Mississippi was settled in 1836, when a family by the name of Pulliam, from Georgia bought 900 acres of land from an Indian and made the first settlement. A post office was established on May 26, 1847 and named Monterey, with Uriah S. Williams as postmaster. On June 3, 1847 the name was changed to Buena Vista in commemoration of a battle fought on February 23 of that year in the Mexican War.
  • Military*: Sylvester Cooper enlisted on February 24, 1863 in the Company A (Buena Vista Rifles), Seventeenth Infantry Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Confederate States of America for 3 years. Sylvester probably participated in the Battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chickamuga, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Cedar Creek. On March 16, 1863, he wrote the following letter from Frederiksburg, Virginia (spelling edited):
    "Dear Harriet and little children,
    I have got to my company. I got here on the 14th, ten days travel. We had a very good time on the road. Nothing wrong happened to us. It cost me 27 dollars to get here. Everything is very high on the road and also at this place. I have no news to write. It is reported here this morning that the Yankees are across above this place, but maybe it is so or not, I don't know. The boys seem to doubt it but they are a plenty. Just across the river at this place I found all the boys on foot and able to eat their allowance. They are all in good spirits. If there should be a fight at this place the boys think they will gain the victory.
    Harriet, I hardly know what to say to you. You can only do the best you can. I have no more idea when I will get home than you do. Some of the boys seem to think that there will be peace sometime this summer, but I fear there will be no such luck. Harriet, do the best you can and I will come home just as soon as I can. I want you to write just as soon as you get this and write often. I will close. Kiss the children for me. Give my best etcs to all of the connections and keep the home yourself.
    Yours with great respect, S. Cooper"
    He fought along with his two brothers, George W. and Joseph T. Cooper. Sylvester was wounded and captured at Cedar Creek (Belle Grove) on October 19, 1864, probably the result of Union General George E. Custer's cavalry charge. Sylvester's right leg was amputated on the battlefield. On October 20, 1864, the next day after he was captured, Sylvester was transferred to the U.S.A. Depot Field Hospital in Winchester, Virginia. On December 21, he was admitted to the U.S.A. General Hospital, Wests Building, Baltimore, Maryland. On the edge of death, he was fed broth and was restored to health by a Spanish speaking nurse. On May 9, 1865, Sylvester was transferred to Fort McHenry, Maryland. In this fort where Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner, Sylvester took the oath of allegiance to the United States on June 12, 1865 and he was set free. Traveling muleback in the care of a black friend, Sylvester returned to his home and family in Mississippi. Overcoming the younger children's initial fear (they hid under the bed) of this peg-legged "stranger," Sylvester and Harriet restored the close family ties.
  • Age*: Sylvester Cooper was 34 as of 19 October 1864.
  • Note: He sold 60 acres of land for $160 to John B. Parker; recorded in Deed Book BB, pages 424 & 425 on July 29, 1874 on 29 October 1866 at Chickasaw County, Mississippi.
  • Tax Rolls*: Could not find Sylvester Cooper listed between 1870 and 1872 Bastrop County, Texas.
  • Census1880*: The 1880 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 21 June 1880 DeWitt County, Texas; Cooper, Sylvester, head, w/m/49, farmer, maimed-yes, born Alabama, father born North Carolina, mother born Alabama.
  • (Witness) Birth: He witnessed the birth of Harper Walter Cooper on 18 September 1913 at Victoria County, Texas.

Family: Amy Harriet Marshall b. 27 Dec 1835, d. 1 Nov 1934

Sylvester Adelbert "Curley" Cooper

M, b. 29 November 1903, d. 12 March 1994

Sylvester Cooper

  • Last Edited: 5 Aug 2012
  • Note*: He was a Mason, Baptist, farmer and rancher, a cutting horse trainer and showman. He was a member of the Texas Range Riders Drill team and the Texas Salt Grass Trail.
  • (Witness) Census1910: The 1910 Federal Census enumerated him 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.
  • Occupation: Sylvester Adelbert "Curley" Cooper and Lee Daniel Cooper were worked at McCurdy Dairy farm with brother, Sylvester, just outside of Cuero, Texas.
  • Census1940*: The 1940 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on on 25 April 1940 1315 Price St, Houston, Harris, Texas; worked as a mechanic in the air conditioning manufacturing industry, wages $1300; owned home, value $1150. Larry delivered papers.
  • Occupation: Sylvester Adelbert "Curley" Cooper was a heavy welding supervisor at the Houston Shipyard between 1941 and 1944.
  • Occupation*: He was a Houston Police Officer for 24 years and was the first to retire from the motorcycle division. He was in the Houston Mounted Patrol and was featured in a police movie. The retirement citation from Houston City Council reads "Officer Cooper has compiled an enviable record, never once bringing discredit upon himself, the Police Department or the City of Houston." He worked in security at the Houston Intercontinental Airport for many years after his retirement from the police department.

Family: Etta Elizabeth Odom b. 5 Sep 1907, d. 1 May 1994

Talitha Cooper

F, b. 1804
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Temple Cooper

M, b. 1805
  • Last Edited: 14 Jul 2010

Family 1: Margaret Keller

Family 2: Patsy (?)

Family 3:

Terry Cooper

M
  • Last Edited: 6 Aug 2010
  • Birth*: Terry Cooper was born.

Texanne Cooper

F, b. 30 April 1861, d. 10 January 1944
  • Last Edited: 17 Jun 2008
  • Note: She name spelling is uncertain: "Texa S." in her obituary, "Texana" or "Texas Ann" according to a minority of relatives. Nicknamed "Texie" or "Tec."
  • (Witness) Census1900: The 1900 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Richard Wiley (Dick) Hollan's household; Wiley, Richard, head, w/m/Nov 1849/50/married 23 years, born Louisiana, father born South Carolina, mother born Mississippi.

Family: Richard Wiley (Dick) Hollan b. 27 Nov 1848, d. 5 Jun 1915

Thelma Cooper

F, b. circa 1899, d. 1912
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Thelma Cooper

F, b. 1912, d. 1925
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Thomas Cooper

M, b. 12 March 1776, d. 1 June 1850
  • Last Edited: 4 Jun 2006

Thomas Cooper

M, b. 2 May 1802
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Thomas Cooper

M
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Thomas Cooper

M, b. 1915
  • Last Edited: 7 Sep 2008
  • Birth*: Thomas Cooper was born in 1915.

Thomas Benton Cooper

M, b. 18 May 1869, d. 20 December 1946
  • Last Edited: 17 Jul 2011

Family: Amy Margaret Bean b. 8 Mar 1875, d. 21 Nov 1940

Thomas Jefferson Cooper

M, b. 1 October 1888, d. 1947
  • Last Edited: 7 Sep 2008
  • Birth*: Thomas Jefferson Cooper was born on 1 October 1888.
  • Marriage*: He married Duella Davis on 12 December 1911 at Poinsett County, Arkansas.
  • Death*: Thomas Jefferson Cooper died in 1947.

Thomas Lee Cooper

M, b. 25 February 1865
  • Last Edited: 10 Nov 2010
  • Birth*: Thomas Lee Cooper was born on 25 February 1865.
  • Occupation*: He was was a judge.

Thomas Poston Cooper

M, b. 26 May 1867, d. 30 July 1947
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Tinay Lalor Cooper

F, b. 1877
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • Birth*: Tinay Lalor Cooper was born in 1877.

Verdie Cooper

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family 1: (?) Godfrey

Family 2: (?) Harrison

Verna Marie Cooper

F, b. 28 July 1901, d. 28 January 1972
  • Last Edited: 17 Jul 2011

Victor Alonzo Cooper Jr.

M, b. 1920
  • Last Edited: 4 Dec 2011
  • Birth*: Victor Alonzo Cooper Jr. was born in 1920 at Texas.
  • Military*: He served on 17 June 1942 enlisted in the Air Corps at Perrin Field Sherman as a private. Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law. Education: 4 years of college; Civil Occupation: Actors and actresses; Single, without dependents; height 70; weight 163.

Victor Alonzo Cooper Sr.

M, b. 29 June 1891, d. 11 February 1955
  • Last Edited: 4 Dec 2011
  • Military*: He served during World War I on 5 June 1917 draft registration card.

Vincon Cooper

M, b. 1811, d. before 1857
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • Birth*: Vincon Cooper was born in 1811 at South Carolina.
  • Death*: He died before 1857.

Vinnie Cooper

F, b. 1883, d. 1 October 1954
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Garnet Martin

Vinson Cooper

M, b. 24 July 1769
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Viola Cooper

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Wallace Leroy Cooper

M, b. 29 February 1892, d. 26 April 1978
  • Last Edited: 7 Sep 2008

Wallace Vincent Cooper

M, b. 22 July 1912, d. 8 February 1915
  • Last Edited: 10 Nov 2010
  • Birth*: Wallace Vincent Cooper was born on 22 July 1912.
  • Death*: He died on 8 February 1915 at age 2.