John Granville Cooper

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Granville Cooper was born 1841, Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky (son of Harmon Cooper, Jr and Mary Ann Adkins); died Blackwell, Oklahoma; was buried Belle Plaines, Sumner, Kansas.

    John married Mary Martha Griffith 11 Jul 1863, Wayne County, Kentucky. Mary (daughter of Joseph A. Griffith and Elizabeth Sexton) was born 1847; was buried Belle Plaines, Sumner, Kansas. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Grover Cleveland Cooper
    2. James M. Cooper was born 1865, Mt. Pisgah, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 22 May 1878.
    3. Andrew Duvall Cooper was born 19 Aug 1867, Mt. Pisgah, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 14 Mar 1952.
    4. Maggie J. Cooper was born 1872.
    5. Mary Elizabeth Cooper was born 1873, Mt. Pisgah, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 1965.
    6. Hugh Cooper was born 1876; died 1951.
    7. Julia Cooper was born 1878.
    8. Lillian Cooper was born 1880; died Dec 1951.
    9. Robert Lee Cooper was born 17 Nov 1882; died 15 Jul 1965.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Harmon Cooper, Jr was born 24 Aug 1811, Wayne County, Kentucky (son of Isaac Cooper and Nancy Dill, son of Isaac Cooper and Unknown); died 7 Jul 1886, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried 10 Jul 1886, Mount Pisgah (Cooper Adkins) Cemetery.

    Notes:

    Census: 1860, Mill spring, Wayne County, Kentucky page 318

    Harmon Cooper married Mary "Polly" Adkins, daughter of Benjamin Adkins, on May 27, 1830 in Monticello, Kentucky. Their first child, Telitha Leanne, was born on April 21, 1831. Harmon made himself active in the community as early as 1831. He was appointed overseer of the road being prepared near Mt. Pisgah. Then he was sworn in along with Waughn, Lovelace, and Koger to review a road leading from Little South Fork to the State Line.

    Harmon first purchase of land was in 1836, Parmley to Cooper, Book G, page 123. Harmon does not show up in Wayne County until the 1850 Census. The Land Deeds and Court Records prove that he was certainly in Wayne County before the 1850 Census however.

    Even though Harmon could not read or write, he appears to have been a very astute businessman. Further he was a very prolific man and was the father of 21 children. Fifteen of his children were by Mary Adkins, his first wife. They were married 38 years. After Mary died, Harmon married Martha Pyles Slagel. Martha first marriage was to Keelan Slagle and they had two daughters, Isabelle (Belle) and Vadie. Martha's mother and father were William and Narcissis Pyles. Martha was 30 years old when she married Harmon Cooper and they had six children together. Harmon was 73 years old when his last child Rosa, was born.

    Harmon dressed like a "southern gentleman" of the 1800's. His dress was usually of darker materials and his waist coat was cut just below the hips with trousers to match with narrow cut legs. His hat was of a wide brim and he wore boots that came up almost to his knees.
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    Court Records of 1831 Book C, Page 327
    Ordered that Harmon Cooper be appointed overseer of the road from the mouth of Hiram Gregory's lane to the lower end of John Parmly's plantation in place of John Lovelace, and that all the lands in the following bounds, to wit: Beginning at Joseph Bookout, including him, thence to John Lovelace, including him, thence to William Coopers, including him, thence to Ike Dwight, including him, thence to Joseph Mathis, including him, thence to Jonathan Abbott, including him thence to the beginning. Do attend and speak . . . in keeping each road in repair when . . .

    Court Records of 1839 Book D, Page 41
    On motion of Gains Blevins, ordered that James Vaughn, John Lovelace, William Kogar, and Harmon Cooper, or any three of them who being first duly sworn, review the road leading from the Little South Fork to the State line on a junction to Knoxville, or so much thereof as lie between Bethel Meeting House and the sign board, on the top of Rock Creek Hill and report the comparative convenience and incontinence to the next term of this court.

    Land Grants In the County Court Orders, 1836-1924
    Cooper Harmon 210 acres Book 23 Page 491
    Date Survey 5-22-1847 Wayne County Watercourse Lonesome Creek

    Court Record of 1850 Book E, page 299
    John Barris and Harmon Cooper appointed judges.

    Court Levy's 1886 Page 500
    Ordered that Harmon Cooper be and he is hereby released from paying County Levy on Poll Tax on account of old age in infirmity.

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    Harmon married Mary Ann Adkins 27 May 1830, Wayne County, Kentucky. Mary (daughter of Benjamin Adkins, Sr and Catherine Stigall) was born 1814, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 17 Aug 1868, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Mt. Pisgah (Cooper Adkins) Cemetery, Wayne County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Mary Ann Adkins was born 1814, Wayne County, Kentucky (daughter of Benjamin Adkins, Sr and Catherine Stigall); died 17 Aug 1868, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Mt. Pisgah (Cooper Adkins) Cemetery, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. Telitha Leanne Cooper was born 21 Apr 1831, Wayne County, Kentucky; died Between 13 and 18 May 1902, Norman, Oklahoma.
    2. Luida Cooper was born 1833; died Between 1833 and 1853.
    3. Katherine Cooper was born 1834; died Between 1834 and 1854.
    4. Catherine Cooper was born 1834; died Between 1834 and 1854.
    5. Isaac Cooper was born 1835.
    6. Unnamed Infant Cooper was born Abt 1836; died Between 1836 and 1838.
    7. Infant Cooper was born 1836.
    8. Lucinda Jane Cooper was born 24 Apr 1838, Russell County, Kentucky; died Between 5 and 15 Sep 1911, Sumner County, Kansas.
    9. 1. John Granville Cooper was born 1841, Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky; died Blackwell, Oklahoma; was buried Belle Plaines, Sumner, Kansas.
    10. Benjamin Turner Cooper was born 5 Dec 1843, Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 20 Apr 1930, Topeka, Kansas.
    11. Nancy Ellen Cooper was born 3 Apr 1845, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 15 Feb 1915, Kellogg, Jasper Co., Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    12. George Washington Cooper was born 27 May 1848, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 14 Apr 1941, Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa; was buried Hazelwood Cemetery, Grinnell Jasper Coutny, Iowa.
    13. William H. Cooper was born 27 May 1848, Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 1848, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    14. Artmella Artie Meece Cooper was born 10 Jun 1850, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    15. Milley E. Cooper was born 30 Oct 1852, Little South Fork, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 1925, Kellogg, Jasper Co., Iowa; was buried Antle Church Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    16. Millie E. Cooper was born 30 Oct 1852, Wayne County, Little South Fork, Kentucky; died 1925, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Antle Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    17. James Cooper was born 30 Nov 1854, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 17 Mar 1932, Mt. Pisgah, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    18. James Cooper was born 30 Nov 1854, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 17 Mar 1932, Mt. Pisgah, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    19. Cansada Cooper was born 3 Feb 1859, Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 26 Feb 1946, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Antle Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Isaac Cooper was born 15 Sep 1774 (son of Isaac Cooper and Prudence Dunn); died South Fork Community, Wayne County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Isaac Cooper signed the Surety of Cornelius Cooper's marriage to Nancy Dill in 1808 in Wayne Co., Kentucky
    Isaac Cooper surfaced as a private in the 6th Regiment, Kentucky Militia, War of 1812 {September 1, 1812 - Dec 12, 1812.
    Isaac Cooper was listed in the 1820 Census of Wayne County, Kentucky.
    Isaac Cooper sold land to James Cooper
    In 1826 on August 7th, Book H, page 260 John Lovelace bought land from Isaac Cooper.
    {Taken from Harmon Cooper and Moses Slagle History of Wayne County Kentucky, & Iowa by Rosalie L. Cooper Leavelle}

    Isaac — Nancy Dill. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Nancy Dill
    Children:
    1. James Cooper was born Abt 1796; died Newton County, Arkansas.
    2. Mary Polly Cooper was born 30 Oct 1797, Kentucky; died Between 11 and 17 Aug 1862, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried 1862, Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    3. Nancy Cooper was born 1803, Kentucky; died 1880, Temple, Bell County, Texas.
    4. Isaac Cooper was born Abt 1804, Wayne Co., Kentucky; died 23 Dec 1847, Vera Cruz, Mexico.
    5. William Cooper was born 1807, Wayne Co, Kentucky; died Oct 1859, Dekalb County, Alabama.
    6. 2. Harmon Cooper, Jr was born 24 Aug 1811, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 7 Jul 1886, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried 10 Jul 1886, Mount Pisgah (Cooper Adkins) Cemetery.

  3. 6.  Benjamin Adkins, Sr was born 1770, Hancock, Tennessee (son of Owen Adkins and Agnes Goad); died 18 Nov 1839, Barrier Community, Wayne County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Benjamin Adkins, SR was born about 1770 in Virginia and died in Wayne County in November 1839 and buried in the Barrier Community near Parmleysville where he lived. Benjamin and his wife, Catherine Stigall and his sisters were among the first settlers of Kentucky, making the long journey from North Caroline with on of the Daniel Boone parties. Two of Benjamin's sisters were killed by the Indians on this trek. His name first appears in the land records of Lincoln County, Kentucky in 1798, the in Pulaski County in 1799 and on the 1810 Census of Wayne County. He married Catherine "Katie" Stigall before coming to Kentucky. She was born 1779 in South Carolina and perhaps some of her family came also as there is a Stigall Community in Pulaski County, near the Cumberland River, off Highway 1642. Benjamin and Katies' daughter, Katie Jr. and her husband, Samuel Walden were buried in this area of Pulaski. Catherine Stigall Adkins lived in widowhood with her son Benjamin Jr. in the Parmleysville area of Wayne County until she died in 1862. In 1864, Benjamin Jr. sold out and moved to Iowa. Catherine is buried in the Barrier Community of Wayne County along with her husband, Benjami Sr.

    In 1836, Benjamin built a Log Mill on the Little South Fork, made of huge squared logs. It had rifle slits on two levels. This mill is still standing in Wayne County. When Benjamin died in 1839, his estate consisted of 10 or more Negro, large sums of money and debts Owing to him to the amount of $10,000 besides many acres of land, stock, farm instruments, household and kitchen furniture of great value.

    Benjamin Sr.'s Last Will and Testament is also included in the book "Washington Young of Wayne County, Kentucky and his Descendants by Asher Leon Young". Also included are court records in which a son-in-law and daughter-in-law attempt to challenge the will. Their spouses had died and they and their children were left out of the will. They claimed that Benjamin was never well and suffered from mental illness as a result of a head injury received during and Indian attack. They lost their case.
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    "In the name of God Amen or be it remembered that I, Benjamin Adkins of the County of Wayne and State of Kentucky being weak in body but of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of this mortal life do make and ordain this my last Will and testament in the manner of form as follows:
    First, my will and desire is that after my body dies that it should be buried decently out of my perishable estate then I do will and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Catherine, all my land and tenements and all my stock of every sort -- household and kitchen furniture and all the farming tools-- all the cash in hand and cash notes and a Negro woman called Vina during her life and I will and bequeath unto my son, Benjamin, to have the use and benefit of the land with his mother until her death and then I will and bequeath all my land at the death of my wife, Catherine, unto my son, Benjamin, and a Negro boy called Gib for ever. Now Nancy Adkins, the wife of James Adkins deceased and Washington Young, husband of my eldest daughter Salley having received there full portions and are left out of my last will and testament -- I do will and bequeath unto my daughter, Milley Young, and her heirs a Negro at its value and I will and bequeath unto my daughter, Mary Polly Cooper, a Negro at its value and also I will and bequeath unto my daughter, Mahala Gibson, a Negro at its value -- I also will and bequeath unto my daughter, Malinda, a Negro at its value and I also will and bequeath unto my daughter, Catherine, a Negro at its value and I will and bequeath Nancy Blevins a Negro at its value by her and her heirs paying to the estate aforesaid mentioned the sum of Two Hundred Dollars which she have received -- also I will and bequeath that my daughter, Nelly Smith, and Morrace Adkins to be made equal with the rest of my heirs out of the remains of my estate by them counting what they have had -- Now I will and bequeath that the remains of my estate shall be divided amongst the heirs which I have named so as to make them all equal -- I hereby appoint Washington Jr. sole Executor of this, my last Will and testament of my estate, hereby revoking all former wills made by me -- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of October in the year 1839 -- signed and sealed. Published and declared by the above named Benjamin Adkins to be his last will and testament in the presents of us where at his request and his presents have hereunto subscribed our names as Witness to the same."
    Benjamin (X) Adkins

    Benjamin married Catherine Stigall May 1804, Kentucky. Catherine was born 1779, South Carolina; died Abt 1862, Barnes Community, Parmleysville, Wayne County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Catherine Stigall was born 1779, South Carolina; died Abt 1862, Barnes Community, Parmleysville, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. Sarah Adkins was born 1795, Pulaski County, Kentucky; died 10 May 1884, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    2. James Burton Adkins was born 7 Feb 1797, Pulaski County, Kentucky; died 1839, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    3. Wyatt Adkins was born Abt 1800, Wayne County, Kentucky; died Between 1803 and 1810, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    4. Morris Adkins was born 22 Jan 1802, Pulaski County, Kentucky; died 6 Jan 1885, Dekalb County, Alabama.
    5. Nellie Adkins was born Between 1803 and 1810, Monticello, Wayne Co. Kentucky.
    6. Wyatt Adkins was born Between 1803 and 1810, Wayne County, Kentucky; died Between 1803 and 1820, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    7. Nancy Adkins was born 19 Oct 1811, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 8 Jul 1874, DeKalb County, Alabama; was buried Cagle Cemetery, Deerhead Cove, Dekalb County, Alabama.
    8. Emily Adkins was born 19 Oct 1811, Wayne County, Kentucky; died Deceased.
    9. 3. Mary Ann Adkins was born 1814, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 17 Aug 1868, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Mt. Pisgah (Cooper Adkins) Cemetery, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    10. Mahala Adkins was born 28 Jul 1816, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 26 Mar 1887, Rome, Floyd County, Georgia; was buried Cagle Cemetery, Deerhead Cove, Dekalb County, Alabama.
    11. Malinda Adkins was born 1818, Wayne County, Kentucky; died Campbell County, Tennessee.
    12. Catherine Adkins was born 15 Aug 1820, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 26 Dec 1898, Pulaski County, Kentucky; was buried pulaski County, Kentucky.
    13. Benjamin Adkins, Jr was born 10 Jul 1825, Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 29 May 1887, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Antle Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Isaac Cooper was born Abt 1740.

    Notes:

    Isaac is found in Orange Co., North Carolina in 1764;

    In 1780, an Isaac Cooper was in Rowan County, North Carolina. This is substantiated by an affidavit he signed for Frederick Cooper;{Taken from Harmon Cooper and Moses Slagel by Rosalie L. Cooper Leavelle}

    Isaac — Prudence Dunn. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Prudence Dunn

    Notes:

    Said to have been a full blooded Cherokee

    Children:
    1. 4. Isaac Cooper was born 15 Sep 1774; died South Fork Community, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    2. Benjamin Cooper was born 13 Oct 1776.

  3. 12.  Owen Adkins was born Abt 1750, Lunenberg County, Virginia (son of William Adkins and Lydia Owen); died Abt 1790, Watauga, Hawkins County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Occupation: Owen was a farmer

    On June 25, 1777, Owen and Agnes sold 300 acres of land to Luther Hopper, 100 acres to Owen's uncle Henry Adkins, and 121 acres to Owen's dad, William. For all of this land, they received 162 pounds 10 shillings (a large amount of money in 1777). And headed towards Kentucky.

    Montgomery County, Virginia Land Tax List: 1782
    Name.............. Acres....... Value....... Tax
    Adkins, Owen 150 17/10 3/6

    FENTRESS CO., TN. NEWSLETTER, Spring 1993 says both Owen and his wife, Agnes were killed by Indians. This source also gives birth and death dates.

    Agnes and Owens death has been reported to have taken place in Hawkins County, Tennessee, and also Sullivan County, Tennessee........ unsure which is right at this time.

    Owen married Agnes Goad Abt 1769, Pittsyvania County, Virginia. Agnes (daughter of John Jr. Goad and Margaret Chiles) was born Abt 1750, Virginia; died Abt 1790, Watauga, Hawkins County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 13.  Agnes Goad was born Abt 1750, Virginia (daughter of John Jr. Goad and Margaret Chiles); died Abt 1790, Watauga, Hawkins County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 6. Benjamin Adkins, Sr was born 1770, Hancock, Tennessee; died 18 Nov 1839, Barrier Community, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    2. Wyatt Adkins was born Abt 1772, Virginia; died 5 Nov 1833, Vanburen, Carter, Missouri.
    3. Emil Adkins was born Abt 1779.
    4. Emily Adkins was born 1779, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 1868, Overton County, Tennessee.
    5. James Adkins was born 1781, Hancock, Tennessee; died 26 Nov 1853, Pulaski County, Kentucky.
    6. Owen Adkins was born 4 Feb 1783, Hawkins County, Tennessee; died 26 Nov 1853, White Hall, Owen County, Indiana.
    7. Jesse Adkins was born Abt 1788, Hawkins County, Tennessee; died Aft 1863, Fentress County, Tennessee.
    8. Jessee Adkins was born Abt 1788.