Biography of Charles H. Cooper
Madison County, NY Biographies





Cooper, Charles H., p. o. Perryville, born September 26, 1844, is the second son of John I. Cooper. The latter was born at Kinderhook, N. Y., April 19, 1806, and married February 2, 1833, Ann Huyck of the same place. To them were born six children, of whom two are now dead. Those living are Charles and Frank Cooper of Perryville; James P., a miller at Canastota; and Harrison of the Solvay Process Company at Syracuse. These boys were thrown upon their own resources at an early age by the death of their father, John I Cooper, in 1850. Charles Cooper has always been engaged in farming and now works a farm of 120 acres near the village of Perryville. which has been his home for thirty three years. He is recognized through all that locality as a citizen of sterling character and broad views of men and public affairs. A staunch Republican, he has filled many local positions of responsibility and trust. He was deputy sheriff from 1873 to 1881 and has been several years notary public. Himself and family are members of the Methodist Church, of which he is a steward and trustee. As a member of the school board he took a prominent part in the organization and erection of a union free school at Perryville. In the Masonic fraternity he also holds high rank. He is also a member of the Independeut Order of Odd Fellows, and now holds the honorable office of chaplain of the order. December 20, 1865, he married Nan L. Hamblin, daughter of O. B. Hamblin of Perryville. They have one daughter. Daisy A. Cooper, now eighteen years of age; an only son, Earl. died in infancy in the autumn of 1881. On the lawn adjoining Mr. Cooper's home may be seen an interesting relic of aboriginal times, consisting of a mass of porphyry, very nearly spherical, eighteen inches in diameter and probably weighing nearly 200 pounds. It is surmised that this was used by the Indian women to crush maize by rolling it to and fro in a Stone channel.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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