Looking for the parents and siblings of Lewis Cooper b. abt 1820 Westmoreland, PA. m. Eliza Asbury in Tazewell, VA 1842

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  1. Lewis is believed to have fallen ill and died during the family migration from Tazewell, VA to Linn County, Missouri between 1846 and 1850.
  2. His only known son (George William Cooper b. 12 Feb 1843 in Tazewell, VA) is found in the 1850 US Fed Census living with his maternal aunt Louisa (Haller/Anderson/Gooch) Asbury in Dist 50, Linn, Missouri. 
  3. In every Census from 1850 to 1910 his son George William Cooper gives Pennsylvania as the place of birth of his father. 
  4. Written family story from 1951 complied by grand-children of George William Cooper states that Lewis came from Westmoreland, VA. based on statements from his aunt Louisa. 
  5. No record has been found of this Cooper family in records yet found in Westmoreland, PA.
  6. Lewis Cooper is proven by suits in Virginia Chancery Court, Tazewell, VA. and early VA marriage records. 

The bill of your Orator and Orationer, Lewis Cooper & Eliza his wife, (also known as Eliza Asbury) and Louisa Y Asbury humbly complaining ??? to your honor. That William Asbury the father of those female complainants departs this life in the year ??? in the ??? County of Tazewell intestate Seized and ??? of a valuable real and personal estate. The realty consisting of the homestead of 200 acres and a tract on the ??? Mountain containing between five and six hundred acres. He left a widow Mary Asbury and the following children. Thomas, George, Moses, Archibald and Robert Asbury, Mary Brooks wife of James Brooks, Jane wife of James Molloy, Hannah wife of Able Molloy, Darcus Asbury & William Asbury the two cast together with your Orationer were infants at the time of the death of their father William Asbury

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in Genealogy Help by O C G2G Crew (320 points)

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Could it be my family that coopers changed name to young?
by Amanda Young G2G Rookie (230 points)
edited by Julie Ricketts

Hi, Amanda ... I removed your email address to prevent spammers from picking it up. Members can contact you through a private message on your profile. smiley

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