Joseph Cooper1

Male, #45837, (1757 - before 6 Sep 1819)
Father*Captain Thomas Cooper1 (1733 - b 13 Feb 1796)
Mother*Sarah Anthony1 (15 Aug 1742 - 13 Feb 1796)
Birth*1757 He was born in 1757 at Henry Co., Virginia.2 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: Joseph Cooper, born 1757 in Virginia, died 22 Jan 1819 in Georgia, married Mattie Lewis, Private, Virginia.)2 
Marriage*say 1788 He married Patsy (?) say 1788.3 
Deed*15 Apr 1794 He granted a deed, witnessed by James Harvey on 15 Apr 1794 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

Book PP, 1796-1798, p. 115, 15 Apr. 1794, Joseph Cooper of Hancock Co., Ga., to James Brewer of co. afsd., for £200, 200 acres in Wilkes Co., Ga. on Rocky Creek waters, being all the tract granted to Samuel Simpson, 13 Dec. 1785. (beginning of deed is 15 Apr. 1794, ending of deed is 15 Apr. 1797). (signed) Jos. Cooper. Wit: Jas. Harvey, J.P., Thos. Crittenden. Regd. 17 July 1797.4 
Relocationsay 1805 He was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of Thomas Cooper Jr. say 1805 at Popcastle, Putnam Co., Georgia; Below Ashbank lies the Popcastle GMD #308. Here lies the mouth of Lick Creek and the boundary between Popcastle and Rockville District at Long Shoals farther south. Captain William Adams, whose property was at Long Shoals, served as the militia captain for Popcastle District. Many of the families of this district had previously been successful planters and leaders in Hancock County. They provided strong influence and leadership in this community, in Putnam County, and at one time, in Georgia.
Among the prominent families in Popcastle were Major William Alexander (whose house and land was later sold to become part of Turnwold Plantation, with William Turner, Sr., and Jr., Lots #277,278, and 279); Joel and David Reese; William Walker, who had lots on Lick and Crooked creeks and the Oconee River, Lots #261, 262, 276, 286, 287, 289, and 300; Joseph, Thomas, and John Cooper; Rowan and Francis Ward; Thomas Lowe; and members of the Spivey and Rosser families.
By 1811 Joseph Cooper was operating a mill on the Oconee and, shortly after, a toll bridge crossing the river. Thomas Lowe also built a mill on the Oconee. Crooked Creek, as well as parts of Lick Creek, provided fine water resources to many of these planters. Crooked Creek Baptist Church, established even before Putnam County, is within the Popcastle District. Its early roll recalls other pioneer families.1
 
Land Lottery*1805 Joseph, Thomas and John participated in but did not win the land lottery in 1805 at Hancock Co., Georgia,
land in the new Georgia counties of Baldwin, Wayne and Wilkinson.5 
Biography*1811 Below Ashbank lies the Popcastle GMD #308. Here lies the mouth of Lick Creek and the boundary between Popcastle and Rockville District at Long Shoals farther south. Captain William Adams, whose property was at Long Shoals, served as the militia captain for Popcastle District. Many of the families of this district had previously been successful planters and leaders in Hancock County. They provided strong influence and leadership in this community, in Putnam County, and at one time, in Georgia.
Among the prominent families in Popcastle were Major William Alexander (whose house and land was later sold to become part of Turnwold Plantation, with William Turner, Sr., and Jr., Lots #277,278, and 279); Joel and David Reese; William Walker, who had lots on Lick and Crooked creeks and the Oconee River, Lots #261, 262, 276, 286, 287, 289, and 300; Joseph, Thomas, and John Cooper; Rowan and Francis Ward; Thomas Lowe; and members of the Spivey and Rosser families.
By 1811 Joseph Cooper was operating a mill on the Oconee and, shortly after, a toll bridge crossing the river. Thomas Lowe also built a mill on the Oconee. Crooked Creek, as well as parts of Lick Creek, provided fine water resources to many of these planters. Crooked Creek Baptist Church, established even before Putnam County, is within the Popcastle District. Its early roll recalls other pioneer families. (page 126.)1
 
Marriage*say 1815 He married Martha Lewis say 1815.6 
Will*29 May 1819 He made a will at Putnam Co., Georgia, on 29 May 1819, naming as heir(s) Patsy (?), Martha Lewis and Thomas Cooper Jr. It was witnessed by Micajah Cooper.

(Wife--Patsy Cooper; Sons--Urban Cooper, Newton Cooper, Walton Cooper, Joseph Cooper; Son-in-law--Stephen Weston; Daughter--Sophia Ridley; Brother--Thomas Cooper; Wits--Samuel Howell, William Hudson. Codacil to will cites different wife--Martha; Wits--Walter Hamilton, Micajah Cooper, Wilson William.)7 
Death*before 6 Sep 1819 He died at Putnam Co., Georgia, before 6 Sep 1819.8 
Probate*6 Sep 1819 A probate action was taken on his estate on 6 Sep 1819 at Putnam Co., Georgia.7 

Family 1

Patsy (?) (say 1770 - )
Marriage*say 1788 He married Patsy (?) say 1788.3 

Family 2

Martha Lewis (say 1794 - before 2 Feb 1830)
Marriage*say 1815 He married Martha Lewis say 1815.6 
Last Edited30 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. Katherine Bowman Walters, Oconee River Tales to Tell, Eaton, Putnam Co., GA: Eaton, Putnam Co. (GA) Historical Society, 1995.
    Page 126.
  2. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  3. Edward F. Hull, Early Records of Putnam County, Georgia, 1807-1860: Old Cemeteries Wills and Marriages, Ashland, AL, 190?.
    "Wife, Patsy" identified in Joseph Cooper's will. Page 9, cites Will Book A-page 119.
  4. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
  5. Virginia S. and Ralph V. Wood, 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, Greenwood Press, Cambridge, 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2WY 1805.
  6. Edward F. Hull, Early Records of Putnam County, Georgia, 1807-1860: Old Cemeteries Wills and Marriages, Ashland, AL, 190?.
    "Wife, Martha" identified in codicil to Joseph Cooper's will. Page 9, cites Will Book A-page 119.
  7. Edward F. Hull, Early Records of Putnam County, Georgia, 1807-1860: Old Cemeteries Wills and Marriages, Ashland, AL, 190?.
    Page 9, cites Will Book A-page 119.
  8. Edward F. Hull, Early Records of Putnam County, Georgia, 1807-1860: Old Cemeteries Wills and Marriages, Ashland, AL, 190?.
    Will pobated on 6 Sep 1819. Page 9, cites Will Book A-page 119.