James Fenimore Cooper

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James Fenimore Cooper

Author of Last of the Mohicans


    William Cooper

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    • 2nd Generation — Father of James Fenimore Cooper
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 2 Dec 1754 
    • Birth Location:
    • Smithfield (now Somerton), Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania 
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    • Death Date:
    • 22 Dec 1809 
    • Death Location:
    • Lewis' Tavern, Albany, Albany Co., New York 
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    • Burial Location:
    • Christ Churchyard, Cooperstown, Otsego, New York 
    • Marriage Date:
    • 12 Nov 1774 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Burlington, Burlington Co., New Jersey 
    • Notes: 
    • Founder of Cooperstown, New York, and father of author James Fenimore Cooper.

      Some sources give the marriage date for William Cooper and Elizabeth Fenimore as 12 DEC 1775. This appears to be in error.

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  • Sources for William Cooper

    • 2 New England Historical and Genealogical Register , (New England Historic and Genealogical Society ), 1957, Vol. 111, p. 280.
    • 3 New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1683-1802 , Vol. 22, p. 145, Marriage record for William Cooper and Elizabeth Fenimore, Ancestry.com (Online Database).
    • 4 Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association: The Eighteenth Annual Meeting . . . , Vol. 16 , Unknown: New York State Historical Association (1917) , 199-200, 203, Google Books (Digital Library).
    • 5 Cooper, James Fenimore , The Legends and Traditions of a Northern County , New York and London: The Knickerbocker Press (1921) , 230, 233-244, Heritage Quest (Digital Library).
    • 6 Cooper, William and James Fenimore Cooper , A Guide in the Wilderness or the History of the First Settlements in the Western Counties o f New York , Rochester, New York: Printed for George P. Humphrey (1897) , i-vii, Heritage Quest (Digital Library).
    • 7 Cutter, William Richard , Genealogical and Family History of Central New York: A Record of the Achievements of Her Peop le . . ., Vol. 3 , New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company (1912) , 1576-1577, Google Books (Digital Library).
    • 8 Ogden, Mary Depue, et. al. , Cyclopedia of New Jersey Biography: Memorial and Biographical, Vol. 1 , New York: American Historical Society, Inc. (1921) , 310, Google Books (Digital Library).
    • 9 The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society , New York Genealogical and Biographical Record , 1884, Vol. 15, p. 10.