Thomas Cooper

Thomas Cooper was born on 21 October 1835 in North Carolina and died 7 January 1884 in Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County, Arkansas. He married Isabella Mahala "Ibbie" Willis on 20 August 1857 in Lawrence County, Arkansas.


FAMILY:

Thomas and Ibbie had the following children: (1) Nancy Ann Cooper - born 24 June 1858 in Missouri; (2) Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cooper - born 14 January 1861 in Arkansas; (3) William Thomas "Tom" Cooper - born 5 July 1862 in Arkansas; (4) James Wilson Cooper - b. 20 January 1865 in Arkansas; (5) John Dye Cooper - b. 21 September 1868 in Arkansas; (6) Moses Solomon Cooper - b. 26 August 1870; and (7) Robert Jackson "Bob" Cooper - b. 6 September 1874 in Arkansas.


INDIGENT CONFEDERATE FAMILIES:   

Roll of Confederate Soldiers from Lawrence County - Bk F-41 (in Circuit Clerk's office)

Monday, April 6th, 1863 -- Campbell Township - Thomas Coopper - Lawrence County - 1st Ark Bat - In Service - Mahala, 22 (wife); J. Cooper; Nancy A., 5 (daughter); Mary E., 3 (daughter); William T., 1 (son).


CONFEDERATE RECORD:

Cooper, Thomas -- Co. G, 1 Battalion Arkansas Infantry (Confererate)
     Private Private
     Card Number: 48084846 and 50815414

(Confederate) Co. G, 1 Battalion, Arkansas -- Thomas Cooper -- Pvt Co. G 1 Batt' Ark
Appears on a LIST of prisoners of war, deserters and citizens placed in charge of the Provost Marshal at Port Hudon, La., by Col. Benedict, commanding Post, Springfield Landing, July 13, 1863, and by him forwarded to New Orleans, La, July 14, 1863.
     List dated Provost Marshal's Office, Port Hudson [La.], July 14, 1863
     Remarks: Deserter

(Confederate) Co. G, 1 Bat Ark Thomas Cooper -- Pvt Co. G 1 Ark Bat
Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War. Not dated.

Captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi



CENSUS INFORMATION:


1860 Lawrence County, Arkansas - Cache Township -- 19 June 1860
     243/254 -- Page 146 -- Sheet 36
COOPER, Thoma, 23 NC; Mahala, 20 NC; Nancy A., 2 MO; Mary E., 4m AR.


1870 Lawrence County, Arkansas - Campbell Township -- 1 August 1870
     4/4 -- Page 256A -- Sheet 1
COOPER, Thomas, 34 TN; Mahala, 31 NC; Elizabeth , 10 AR; James W., 5 AR; Thomas, 8 AR.


1880 Lawrence County , Arkansas- Campbell Township -- 4 June 1880
     79/84 -- Page 494D -- Sheet 12
COOPER, Tho, 45, NC; Ibby, 41, NC; W.T., 16, AR; J.M. 14, AR; M.S. 9, AR; R.J. 6, AR; HAMILTON, T. 22 (farm labor), AL.



BURIAL:

Thomas is buried with his wife in Mt. Zion Cemetery at College City, Lawrence County, Arkansas.



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