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John Cooper

Birthdate:
Birthplace: London, Middlesex , England
Death: Died in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Center Church On the Green, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas (Stephen) Cooper
Husband of Jane Hall and Mary Cooper
Father of Mary Dickerman; John Cooper, Jr.; Hannah/Anne Potter and Sarah Hemingway

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About John Cooper

John Cooper, a founder of the New Haven colony, was born on July 22, 1610 in London, England, the son of Thomas (or Stephen) Cooper.

He came to Boston on June 26, 1637 on the Hector with several other founders of New Haven. John Cooper was one of the original 63 signers of the covenant of June 4, 1639, founding New Haven. In the first division of land in 1641, he received 9 acres in the first division, 1 ¾ acres in the neck, and 3 acres in the meadow with 12 acres in the second division. His annual tax for this land was 6 shillings and 7 pence. John is listed in attendance in the general court of July 1, 1644, as well as March 10, 1646. In the court of April 7, 1646 he was fined 6 pence for improper military equipment along with William Ives, James Bishop and several others. He lived at corner of Grove and Church Streets and was still living there in 1665.

He subscribed to the New Haven Fundamental Agreement on June 4, 1639. In the same year, he was an agent for the Iron Works. He was admitted a freeman on Oct, 22, 1645 in New Haven and is buried in Center Church on the Green Churchyard, New Haven, New Haven County. Connecticut, USA

John Cooper was mentioned often in the old records. He was appointed to be a "chimney inspector" from 1643 - 1649. Chimneys were one of the leading causes of fire. If the chimney was not clean, he cleaned it and charged the person for his services. He also served as surveyor of highways, constable of New Haven, a pounder of stray livestock, and a townsman for 27 years.

Please see Ives Family History blog for a detailed biography.

Family

John Cooper married his first wife, Mary Woolen (1614-1668), in England around 1635 and she was the mother of all of his children. Mary’s father was John Woolen, born in England around 1575. He married his second wife, Jane (Woolen) Hall, about 1679 in New Haven. She was the widow of John Hall of Wallingford, Connecticut. John Cooper died November 23, 1689, in New Haven, Connecticut.

He and his first wife had four known children:

  1. Mary Cooper born was born in 1636 in England, baptized on August 15, 1641, and died in New Haven on January 4, 1705, married Abraham Dickerman (1634-1711).
  2. Hannah Cooper born 1638 in New Haven, CT, baptized in New Haven Colony on August 15, 1641, and died on June 15, 1675. She married John Potter (1635-1711) in 1661 in New Haven.
  3. John Cooper was born in New Haven Colony on May 28, 1642, and died in 1703. He married Mary Thompson (1652-1714).
  4. Sarah Cooper born before Sept, 21, 1645 and baptized on that date in New Haven, CT, married Samuel Hemmingway (1636-1689).

Sources

  1. Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 451, 536

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Birth: 1612, England Death: Nov. 23, 1689 New Haven New Haven County Connecticut, USA

~MY ANCESTOR~ JOHN COOPER immigrated to Lynn, Mass. on the "Expedition" in 1635. He subscribed to the New Haven Fundamental Agreement on June 4, 1639. In the same year, he was an agent for the Iron Works. He was admitted a freeman on Oct, 22, 1645 in New Haven.

He may have had a wife & children in England, and he may have married the daughter of John Woolen, who lived in New Haven but traveled with Lamberton to Delaware Bay to interpret in his dealings with the Indians.

His residence was on the west side of Church Street, at the corner of Grove Street in New Haven. In 1643 his household was comprised of three persons and an estate of 30 pounds which included nine acres of upland, 1 1/2 acres in the Neck and 3 acres of meadow, plus 12 acres upland from the second division.

John Cooper was mentioned often in the old records. He was appointed to be a "chimney inspector" from 1643 - 1649. Chimneys were one of the leading causes of fire. If the chimney was not clean, he cleaned it and charged the person for his services. He also served as surveyor of highways, constable of New Haven, a pounder of stray livestock, and a townsman for 27 years. In 1644 he was fined for coming late to a meeting with his arms, and again in 1647 for not having a gun rest.

In 1652 John Cooper appealed the verdict of a Southampton jury regarding a bill which was not authentic. In court again in 1655, he was found to have "unjustly molested, grieved, & dissparaged" Jonas Wood, for which he was ordered to pay 40 pounds. In 1659 he was fined 5 shillings for excessive drinking. In 1664 John Scott charged him with "high treason". He was commissioned as Corporal of the New Haven train band during unrest between the Dutch & the English, but he never saw action.

In 1673 he dissented from an agreement on the boundaries of New Haven in regard to the meadow. He signed with his mark, "IC".

He was a deputy to the General Court in Hartford for New Haven for several years.

I am descended from two of John Cooper's children: MARY COOPER DICKERMAN and JOHN COOPER, JR.


Family links:

Spouse:
 Mary Woolen Cooper (1618 - 1685)*

Children:
 Mary Cooper Dickerman (1640 - 1705)*
 John Cooper (1642 - 1703)*
 Sarah Coper Hemingway (1645 - 1711)*
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Center Church on the Green Churchyard New Haven New Haven County Connecticut, USA Plot: PLEASE READ THE TABLET IN THE PHOTO...THERE ARE NO STONES REMAINING IN THIS CEMETERY (EXCEPT IN THE CRYPT)...THEY WERE ALREADY GONE OR MOVED TO GROVE STREET IN THE EARLY 1800'S.


Created by: Nareen, et al Record added: Jul 14, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 28266354 -------------------- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28266354&ref=wvr

Birth: 1612, England Death: Nov. 23, 1689 New Haven New Haven County Connecticut, USA

~MY ANCESTOR~ JOHN COOPER immigrated to Lynn, Mass. on the "Expedition" in 1635. He subscribed to the New Haven Fundamental Agreement on June 4, 1639. In the same year, he was an agent for the Iron Works. He was admitted a freeman on Oct, 22, 1645 in New Haven.

He may have had a wife & children in England, and he may have married the daughter of John Woolen, who lived in New Haven but traveled with Lamberton to Delaware Bay to interpret in his dealings with the Indians.

His residence was on the west side of Church Street, at the corner of Grove Street in New Haven. In 1643 his household was comprised of three persons and an estate of 30 pounds which included nine acres of upland, 1 1/2 acres in the Neck and 3 acres of meadow, plus 12 acres upland from the second division.

John Cooper was mentioned often in the old records. He was appointed to be a "chimney inspector" from 1643 - 1649. Chimneys were one of the leading causes of fire. If the chimney was not clean, he cleaned it and charged the person for his services. He also served as surveyor of highways, constable of New Haven, a pounder of stray livestock, and a townsman for 27 years. In 1644 he was fined for coming late to a meeting with his arms, and again in 1647 for not having a gun rest.

In 1652 John Cooper appealed the verdict of a Southampton jury regarding a bill which was not authentic. In court again in 1655, he was found to have "unjustly molested, grieved, & dissparaged" Jonas Wood, for which he was ordered to pay 40 pounds. In 1659 he was fined 5 shillings for excessive drinking. In 1664 John Scott charged him with "high treason". He was commissioned as Corporal of the New Haven train band during unrest between the Dutch & the English, but he never saw action.

In 1673 he dissented from an agreement on the boundaries of New Haven in regard to the meadow. He signed with his mark, "IC".

He was a deputy to the General Court in Hartford for New Haven for several years.

I am descended from two of John Cooper's children: MARY COOPER DICKERMAN and JOHN COOPER, JR.


Family links:

Spouse:
 Mary Woolen Cooper (1618 - 1685)*

Children:
 Mary Cooper Dickerman (1640 - 1705)*
 John Cooper (1642 - 1703)*
 Sarah Coper Hemingway (1645 - 1711)*
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Center Church on the Green Churchyard New Haven New Haven County Connecticut, USA Plot: PLEASE READ THE TABLET IN THE PHOTO...THERE ARE NO STONES REMAINING IN THIS CEMETERY (EXCEPT IN THE CRYPT)...THEY WERE ALREADY GONE OR MOVED TO GROVE STREET IN THE EARLY 1800'S.


Created by: Nareen, et al Record added: Jul 14, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 28266354

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John Cooper of New Haven's Timeline

1610
July 22, 1610
London, Middlesex , England
1618
April 26, 1618
Age 7
Stratford-on-Avo,ni,Warwickshire,ENG
1633
August 5, 1633
Age 23
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1638
August 15, 1638
Age 28
New Haven, New Haven, Ct, Usa
1642
May 28, 1642
Age 31
New Haven, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut)
1645
September 21, 1645
Age 35
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1679
1679
Age 68
1679
Age 68
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1689
November 23, 1689
Age 79
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
1689
Age 78
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States