Surname: Cooper

Biographical Sketch of Dea. John Cooper

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 Pinnacle west of the old church, and Samuel east of Spectacle Pond. As a family the Coopers were religiously inclined, and distinguished for...

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Biographical Sketch of Dea. Sherman Cooper

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 he was chosen deacon of the Congregational Church, which office he held until his death. He was a farmer in moderate circumstances, honest in his deal, benevolent in his disposition, temperate in his habits, and devoted to his religious faith. He was gifted, outspoken, and full of anecdote and good humor. He died in 1850, aged 88...

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Biographical Sketch of Col. Otis Cooper

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 the Universalist Church of Croydon at its organization in 1853. He held the office of Justice of the Peace for twenty years, and was one of the board of Selectmen. He resides on the old farm selected by his grandfather in 1772. He married Hannah, daughter of Ezekiel...

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Biographical Sketch of Hon. Lemuel P. Cooper

HON. LEMUEL P. COOPER, son of Dea. Sherman Cooper, was born July 1S, 1803. He has been one of the most scientific and thorough farmers in town. He was educated at Newport and Claremont Academies, taught school for more than twenty winters, and was long intrusted with the general management of the schools through town. In 1831, he was married to Laura Whipple, and had one son, Dr. Sherman Cooper, and two daughters, MARY and ELLEN. The sisters were educated at Kimball Union Academy, and studied French at St. Marys, Canada East. They became so proficient as to be able to read and write the French with almost the same readiness as their native tongue. Like their father, they were successful teachers. Mary married Col. Alexander Gardiner, of the 14th Regt. N. H. Vols., an eloquent and promising lawyer. Since the death of her husband, who died in the army, she has turned her attention to the study of the classics. Ellen was invited to become the instructor of French at Brattleboro, Vt. Mr. Cooper was Selectman seven years, Representative in 1844 and 1845, and State Senator in 1862 and...

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Biographical Sketch of Sherman Cooper

SHERMAN COOPER, Son of Hon. Lemuel P. Cooper, was born Aug. 20, 1833. He received his academical education at Meriden, N. H., studied medicine in New York City, and graduated at the New York Medical College in 1856. The following year he was deputy resident physician of Blackwell’s Island Hospital. He settled at Claremont in 1858. He entered the army in 1861, as Assistant Surgeon of the 6th Regt. N. H. Vols:, but was promoted to the rank of Surgeon in March, 1863. At the end of three years, in 1864, he returned to Claremont and resumed the practice of of his...

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Biographical Sketch of John Cooper

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 teaching and other literary pursuits. He has been elected or appointed Superintending School Committee of Croydon sixteen times. In 1839 he prepared ” An Historical Sketch of Croydon,” which was published in the 6th Vol. of the Collections of the New Hampshire Historical Society; and in 1852 he revised the same and published it in pamphlet form. His other publications are his annual School Reports and contributions for the periodical...

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Biographical Sketch of Alanson L. Cooper

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 practice at Auburn, N. Y., where he died in,] 841. As a poet, the few gems that have been preserved from his pen indicate a rare...

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Biographical Sketch of Hon. Lemuel P. Cooper

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 representative, twice in the Senate, and was at one time a candidate for Governor of the...

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