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William Cooper (abt. 1817)

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William Cooper
Born about in Tennessee, USAmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Pulaski County, Arkansasmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Categories: Pulaski County, Arkansas | Saline County, Arkansas.



State of Arkansas
County of Pulaski
Township of Big Rock
I, Jesse Brown a Justice of the peace within and for the Township, County and State aforesaid do hereby certify than [that] on the 25th day of December AD 1839 I united in marriage William Cooper of the age of twenty five years and Maria Garrett of the age of sixteen years being an orphan and having no legal guardian as she alledged, both residing in the City of Little Rock in the County and State aforesaid. Given under my hand at Office in said County, this 31st day of January A.D. 18[40?].
J. Brown, J. P.
Filed on the 3rd February 1840 and recorded on the 12th February 1840
Lemuel [?] Lincoln, Recorder
p. 13 and 14

Is the above the marriage of Mariah Garrett the sister of Spills Garrett and Mickie Garrett? Was she truly an orphan or had she eloped with William? Mariah's father may have been deceased, but was her mother alive and living in Arkansas, perhaps Hot Springs, Arkansas?

1840 Hot Springs County, Arkansas Census, p. 153

William Cooper and 1 female residing beside Nancy Garrett. Nancy was likely the mother of Mariah (Garrett) Cooper. Could Nancy be Nancy (Brown) Garrett?

1850 Saline County, Arkansas Census

22 23


William.....33 M W Farmer TN 1839
Mariah Ann..32 F W VA
Jacob.......10 M W AR
Nancy Ann....8 F W AR
Rachel E.....6 F W AR
Emeline......3 F W AR
James........1 M W AR


There was a 1908 land transaction for A William L. Cooper in Saline County, the Paron, Arkansas area, south of Paron and east of what is currently Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Garretts and Smiths also lived in the Paron area.[1]

Descendant of Jacob, son of William and Mariah Cooper


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