m. 27 JAN 1868 Fountain, Indiana
Facts and Events
Excerpt from Our Cooper Family
Cary Cooper, the tenth child of James and Lucinda Cooper was born in Delaware Co. Ohio on September 11, 1847 and came to Indiana with his parents in or around 1854 and settled on a farm in Cain Twp. Fountain Co. It was here that he met and later married Cynthia Ann Baily Cartwright. She was born in Fountain Co. November 10, 1846 and was the daughter of Charles Clayton and Susan A. Lightfoot Baily. They were married January 27, 1868 in Fountain Co., They resided on a farm about a mile or so south of Mellott, In. and lived there all their lives. Cary was also a soldier in the civil war, along with four of his brothers.
Cynthia was married before. On January 16,1865 she married George Cartwright and-this marriage ended in divorce and to the best of my knowledge there were no children born to her and George. This marriage lasted one month.
They were the parents of six children, only five of which will be in this chapter as the first child Charles Marion Cooper, because he is my Grandfather, will be in Chapter Eleven of this book. Cary and Cynthia passed away only about a week apart, Cary on March 26,1929 and Cynthia on April 3, 1929 and they were laid to rest in Masonic Cemetery in Waynetown, In.
Memories from Interview with Naomi Reichard Peebles
Cary Coopers mother and father (James Cooper and Lucinda Allen) built a house next door. Cary’s father James Cooper built a "weaning house" where his kids could live for a few years after they got married.
Jack (Reichard) helped his father-in-law Cary Cooper get his Civil War pension. Cary Cooper helped hunt for John Wilkes Booth after Lincoln was shot.