Are you interested in Cooper family genealogy?

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Kitty Smith, co-administrator on the Cooper DNA Project

in Policy and Style by Kitty Smith G2G2 (2.4k points)
from where and when?  Cooper is a very common name with several ethnic and national origins.
Sorry, I got distracted and hit enter which sent the msg before I was ready.

Hi, Kitty. I have a Cooper connection, but know very little about him so probably wouldn't be much help with your collection of Coopers. I don't know any of the Cooper descendants personally so have no way to go about collecting DNA information.


A Cooper descendant contacted me.

All because of WikiTree.

And so I say, "Yipeeee!"


Please excuse dorkiness. I'm excited. cheeky

Hi Debby!  Found a couple of items on the wonderful, free LDS Family Search website.  

Marriage record:

1850 Census (I think you already have this):  (Record Image)  

I do, but it was extremely nice of you to do some searching. smiley

A lot of my profiles have documentation and sources in hard copy notes, but I'm slowly working my way through, trying to find online sources rather than retyping all the data entered on paper.

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Am interested in Cooper descendant of Thomas and Ann Ashley Cooper.
by Patricia Tiegs G2G Crew (750 points)
selected by Susan Killian
Hi Patricia, Thanks for joining WikiTree!

Do you have any details for Thomas or Ann Ashley Cooper?  I found possible resources in England and Michigan.  Have you created WikiTree profile leaves for these two ancestors?  A few details will be helpful.
Hi Kitty....thank you for reply....yes they are on wiki.....Thomas Cooper was Joseph Cooper who married Mary Harding (Mother) daughter of Richard Harding.  I just receieved Cooper book 300-400 pages, begins with Joseph and Mary.  Can' t go further back than that.  ???

Hi Patricia!

I can't go much further back than your Joseph of England either.  I did find Thomas' Wikitree profile leaf (Cooper-4403), and I entered his memorial link.

Please adopt these orphaned profiles and add any additional information you have about this family.  Thank you, and sorry I couldn't find more information for you.  Kitty 

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I am a descendant of Valentine Branson, father of Galba E. Branson (1841-1889)and first wife Mary Elizabeth Cooper. Yes I am interested. Please contact me. I would love to discover more about my tree.
by William Knox G2G1 (1.4k points)

Hi William!  I am so glad you joined us and sorry I didn't respond to this earlier.  Here is Galba's memorial:  It is a nice memorial with several links to other family graves, including Mary's, and a picture of him with one of his wives.  This is Galba's WikiTree profile leaf:

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I would be interested. How much does it cost to do the DNA?
by Linda Richter G2G6 (7.4k points)

Hi Linda!  So glad you are here!

You should take a look at the Cooper DNA Project page

You should also check out our WikiTree DNA Project page, which is not Cooper-specific, but it has a lot of good information about DNA testing.  

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I am a descendant of Burton Cooper 1805, and Mary Burgess 1803. Yes.... Yes!
by William Knox G2G1 (1.4k points)

Hi William, Do you think this could be your Burton and Mary?  1860 Census: and 1870 Census:  

In both cases Polly or Pauline was a couple years older than Burton.  

Here is Burton's FindAGrave memorial:  I don't believe there is a WikiTree profile leaf for Burton yet.  

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Hi. I have Cooper's in my family. My grandmother's (Louise (Simmons) Waters) mother's maiden name was Cooper. They lived in Michigan. I have names going back to my 3rd great-grandfather, Elmer Cooper (1846-1938), but nothing after (before?) him.
by Julie Waters G2G Crew (920 points)

Here is Elmer's death info:  Congratulations!  You just got his mom and dad (Horace Cooper and Elizabeth Arnold)!  

Thanks Kitty!

Here is Horace, Elizabeth and "Almer" in the 1860 census:  Almer has a brother named Gilbert (Elmer named one of his sons Gilbert also).  The birth year estimates seem a little off though.  

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