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Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Catherine (Brakefield) Cooper

Privacy Level: Open (White)

This is Catherine's basic pedigree chart. There is also a dynamic tree view and many additional tools for Catherine's genealogy below.

Catherine (Brakefield) Cooper
Born 1775
Died 14 Feb 1852

Wife of Hugh Cooper

Mother of David P. Anderson Cooper, Elizabeth (Cooper) McCord, Jane Hamilton (Cooper) McCord, Sidney Ann (Cooper) Hunt, Sarah Parker Cooper, Teresa Patton (Cooper) Hunt, James Jacob Cooper, Robert Smith Brakefield Cooper, Catherine Melvira (Cooper) Lankford and Mary Polly (Cooper) Polk

Jacob Brakefield ancestors
abt 15 Apr 1750 - Aug 1793
Isaac Brakefield ancestors
04 Apr 1721 - Apr 1769
* [Brakefield great-grandfather?] *
* [Brakefield great-grandmother?] *
Maria Catherine Unknown ancestors
bef 1730 -
* [great-grandfather?] *
* [great-grandmother?] *
Elizabeth Smith ancestors
abt 1753 - 13 Dec 1812
* [Smith grandfather? please help] * *
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* [Smith grandmother? please help] * *
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Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Catherine's family history.

Genealogy Research

Ancestor List for Catherine (Brakefield) Cooper ahnenlist
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text. There are no images or colors. This makes it well-suited for printing when you're doing offline research.

Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.

Descendant List descendants
This shows up to five generations of children and grandchildren of Catherine along with their spouses.

DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants DNA view
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Catherine's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Catherine gets her mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Catherine's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited Catherine's testable DNA.

DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid check mark
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Catherine's tree. This is still fairly complex. WikiTree is working on tools that will make it simpler.

Dynamic Tree
The dynamic tree expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.

Family Group Sheet family group sheet
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage.

Global Family Tree Connection
How many degrees of separation are between Catherine and Kevin Bacon? This Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder, but it's a fun way to illustrate how closely we're all connected.

Images of Catherine photos
There aren't any photographs or source images for Catherine yet. Login to upload one.

Index of Brakefields
This page shows all the Brakefields on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Catherine. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Brakefield DNA Connections and BRAKEFIELD G2G.

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Craig Co., VA. on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Chester Co., SC. on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Death: Hickman Co., TN. on Google Maps | Open Street Map.

Printer-Friendly Tree printable tree
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering.

Profile of Catherine
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see Catherine's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at where Brakefield-1 is Catherine's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Brakefield-1 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Catherine and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal.

Shareable Family Tree shareable tree
This is a family tree page for Catherine that is designed for sharing on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc. Copy and paste the URL into your favorite social network.

Surnames surnames
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Catherine's family names. Many members share its URL via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.

WikiTree Tools

Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Catherine's family history.

Activity Feed
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Catherine's profile so far.

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Catherine's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!

Family Tree Widgets family tree widgets
If you're a blogger who's writing a post about Catherine or have a Brakefield family website or surname website you can include one of these widgets to illustrate her tree.

Privacy Setting privacy
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Brakefield surname index, etc. The white dot for Catherine indicates that her profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

Tests of Catherine's DNA
If Catherine's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of Catherine's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on Catherine's Trusted List.

Trusted List
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit Catherine's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in Catherine and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links Find Relationship next their names will show you their relationship to Catherine.


Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Catherine's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.

Ask a Question about Catherine
WikiTree's Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum is where genealogists help each other. If you have a question about Catherine and would like to seek help from the wider community — not just Catherine's friends and family — post it here.  

Comment on Profile Message Board
Catherine's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in Catherine. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via e-mail, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit Catherine's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.

Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Catherine or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.

Privacy Take-Down Request Form
If you are Catherine or officially represent her and the profile manager refuses to remove personal information use this form.

Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager private message
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Catherine's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.

Trusted List Request Form
If you're a genealogist with a special interest in collaborating on Catherine's profile, join the Trusted List. The profile is Open so you don't need to be on the Trusted List to edit or improve upon it. You only need to join if you want to receive updates about her in your activity feeds or complete merges. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about Catherine, the WikiTree community thanks you in advance for not leaving here without sharing it. :-) We are on a mission to connect the human family on one free yet reliable and privacy-controlled tree. Although we will never be finished, we make amazing progress every day because tens of thousands of good genealogists are willing to help.