Person:James Cooper (82)

James Cooper
b.ABT 1745/50
  • F.  Cooper (add)
  1. William Cooper, of York and Adams County, PAbef 1732 - abt 1796
  2. James CooperABT 1745/50 - 1781
m. abt. 1770
  1. John Cooper1771 -
  2. Nancy Agnes Cooper1775 -
  3. Thomas Cooper1777 -
  4. James Cooper1780 - 1845
Facts and Events
Name James Cooper
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1745/50
Alt Birth[1] abt. 1754
Marriage abt. 1770 to Jean McKinney
Death[1] 1781 Rockbridge County, Virginia

James Cooper was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Estate Records of James Cooper

  • 1782, the inventory and appraisement of the estate of James Cooper (died 1781) included two Bibles. When the estate was sold in 1783, these Bibles were not included in the sale.
  • prob. about 1783: a piece of paper headed “The Estate of James Cooper Decd. To Thos. Cooper.” The first item is under the heading reads: “To Cash paid to John Gilmore for Wm. Cooper to order of Jas. Cooper.”
  • Vol. 2 - 18th June, 1793--James McKemy, ditto (appointed guardian) of Thos. Cooper, orphan of James Cooper. [Source: Chalkley's, Vol. 2].

Records of James Cooper

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • abt. 1772-1779: James Cooper (died 1781) paid the debts of a John Cooper to Andrew McCampbell, George Reeve, James Young, Mary Kinkum, and Joseph Shanks.
  • 1775 - James Cooper (died 1781) sold a mare for thirty pounds to Thomas Cooper.
  • “June ye 4th 1777. Then Recd. of James Cooper the Sum of Six pounds part of the money which William Cooper sent by Isaac Taylor from for Randolph per me his Richard Magee mark“
  • Vol. 2 - Cooper's Heirs vs. McKamv--O. S. 212; N. S. 75 -- Bill, 9th May, 1809. Complainants are, viz: John, Thomas and James Cooper, children and devisees of James Cooper, deceased, who died 1781 owning land in Rockbridge. Will dated 17th May, 1781, appointing John and James McKemy executors. John McKemy has lately died William McKemy, one of John's administrators, is also dead. Eleanor was John's widow. James owned lands by right of settlement, viz., In Workman's Draft in Rockbridge, sold to James by George Fleming, 2d March, 1779. Also a tract on Walker's Creek sold to James by Benjamin Cinzey, 15th June, 1172 [1772?]. Executors sold Workman's Draft tract to Robert Montgomery 30th May, 1792. Complainant's sister, Agnes, married William Gothard and removed to Georgia, and is since dead, leaving one son, John Cooper Gothard. McKemy died in 1792 John and James McKemey were brothers. James Cooper and others ofthe per family moved to Tennessee. dated Bath County, 31st July, 1806, by James Cooper to Dear Uncle and Aunt (Mr. James McKemy). Deed of indenture by John Cooper, son of James Cooper, by consent of guardian to Thomas Hinds, tailor, for three years and six months, dated 28th September, 1'185 [1785?]. Release and certificate of good and faithful behavior, 4th April, 1"189 [1789?]. Marearet Cosbv. daughter of John McK ses and niece of James and William. Will of James Cooper of Rockbridge, dated 17th May, 1181 [s/b 1781]. Wife, Jean. Four children, John, Agness, Thomas, James; brothers-in-law, John and James McKemy, executors. Recorded in Rockbridge, 7th August, 1781. Jacob Patton deposes in Knox County, Tennessee, 1813. Polly Patton deposes in Knox County, Tennessee, 1813.

  1. 1.0 1.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).