DEA. JOHN COOPER came to this town in 1770, and died in 1805. (See speech of John Cooper, Esq.) From him and his two nephews, EZRA COOPER and SAMUEL COOPER, have descended all those in this vicinity who bear the name of Cooper. John settled on the farm of Col. Otis Cooper, Ezra on the
JOHN COOPER, son of Dea. John Cooper, came to Croydon in 1770, and died March 20, 1832. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary army, and was active in the affairs of the town-for nine years one of the selectmen.
REUBEN COOPER, Son of Reuben, and grandson of Ezra Cooper, one of the first twelve settlers of the town, was one of the Committee of Arrangements, and is a thriving and industrious farmer. Married Cynthia, daughter of Joel, and granddaughter of Dea. Sherman Cooper.
ELIJAH COOPER, an intelligent physician, was son of Horatio Cooper, and grandson of Nathaniel Cooper, the oldest son of Dea. John Cooper. He graduated at Dartmouth College. After completing his studies, he practiced for a while with decided success at Newport, N. H., but subsequently removed to Columbus, Ohio, where he had an extensive practice
DEA. SHERMAN COOPER, son of Dea. John and Mary Sherman Cooper, came to this town when he was ten years of age, and six years after shouldered his musket and joined the Revolutionary army. He married Mary Powers, by whom he had ten children, six sons and four daughters. On the death of his father
NATHANIEL COOPER, son of Ezra Cooper, married Phebe Barton, eldest daughter of Benjamin Barton, Esq., and removed to Leon, Cattaraugus County, N. Y., where he occupied a prominent position, for a long time, doing the larger share of public business. His son JOHN has many of the characteristics of his father, has been Representative, Supervisor,
COL. OTIS COOPER, son of Dea. Sherman Cooper, was born in 1806. He worked on the farm during his minority, and from seventeen to twenty-one taught school during the winter season with much success. He took a deep interest in military affairs, and rose to the rank of Colonel. He was unanimously chosen deacon of
ALANSON L. COOPER, son of Barnabas, and grandson of Dea. John Cooper, was born Oct. 16, 1804. He possessed intellectual powers of the highest order. He studied medicine and graduated at Brunswick, Me., in 1827, after which he went to Europe, and during his absence spent several months attending hospital practice at Paris. He commenced
JOHN COOPER, son of John Cooper and Lydia Dodge Cooper, and grandson of Dea. John Cooper, one of the first settlers of Croydon, was born in Croydon, June 15, 1806, and was educated in the common school and at the domestic fireside. He is a farmer, but has devoted a portion of his time to
HON. LEMUEL P. COOPER, born July 18, 1803, is one of the most intelligent and progressive farmers in town. He has always taken a deep interest in the cause of religion and education, as well as politics. He was a popular teacher and superintendent, a trustee of the Industrial School of New Hampshire, twice a