Biography of William Cooper
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Cooper, William, was born in Ulster county, September 29, 1808. His father, Charles, was a native of Connecticut, who settled in Ulster county on a farm, and moved in 1816 to this county, where in 1864 he died. He married Betsey, daughter of Orsemous North, of Ulster county, and they had eight children. William, our subject, lived at home until his twenty third year, when he started for himself. He also worked for the D. L. & W. Railroad a short time. At the age of twenty five in November, 1832, he married Abigail, daughter of Henry Seely, of this county. He has had four children: Charles H., Ezelia, Elosia, and Homer, the latter two deceased. Mr.Cooper's education was acquired in the common schools and he has lived on his present farm ever since his marriage. He is Republican in politics.

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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