Biography of Festus Cooper
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Cooper, Festus, was born in the town of Danby, June 27, 1823. His father was Henry Cooper, who came to this town in 1815. Our subject acquired his learning in the district schools, supplemented by reading and observation, and after leaving school followed farming. At the age of twenty eight he married Almira, daughter of Andrew U. Hill, of the same town, and they have one son, Lewis E. In 1867 Mr. Cooper bought the farm of 114 acres where he now resides, known as the Josiah Wells property, and he raises large quantities of hay and grain, also raising stock to a considerable extent, his specialty being grade Jersey and Holstein cattle.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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