Person:Thomas Cooper (10)

Lt. Thomas Cooper
b.abt 1617 probably England
  • HLt. Thomas Cooperabt 1617 - 1675
  • WSarah Slye1615 -
  1. Sarah Cooperabt 1642 - 1726
  2. Timothy Cooper1644 -
  3. Thomas Cooper1646 - 1722
  4. Mary Cooper1654 - 1742
  5. Rebecca Cooper1657 - 1678
Facts and Events
Name Lt. Thomas Cooper
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1617 probably England
Death[2][3] 5 Oct 1675 Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

RESIDENCE: Came to Boston, Massacusetts in 1635, moved to Windsor, Connecticut in 1641, then to Springfield, Massachusetts in April 1641. Bought land in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1642.

MILITARY SERVICE: Ensign of Springfield Co. under Capt. Pynchon and Lt. Holyoke, 23 October 1659. Lt. under Capt. Holyoke 1667. Killed by the Indians in King Phillip's War in burning Springfield, Massachusetts.

PUBLIC OFFICE: Selectman at Springfield, Massachusetts 1644-63.

References
  1. Thomas Cooper, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011).

    Birth: About 1617 (Age 18 in 1635 [Hotten 43]).
    Death: Springfield 5 Oct 1675 [Pynchon VR 73], killed by Indians [Bodge 145; Pynchon Papers 1:161.
    Marriage: By about 1642, Sarah Slye

  2. Farmer, Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England (1829).
  3. Stott, Clifford L. Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002), 63.

    Leutenant Thomas Cooper dyed october 5th 1675


The Christian (1635)
The Christian sailed to Boston, then up the Connecticut River to Windsor. Among its passengers were young men paid by Sir Richard Saltonstall to build houses at Windsor for future settlers (led by Francis Stiles).
Sailed: 16 Mar 1634/5 from London, England under Master John White
Arrived: 15 Jun 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts, then sailed on to Windsor.

Passengers:
~27
Francis Stiles - Tho: Bassett - Tho: Stiles - Tho: Barber - James Busket - Tho: Coop? - Jo:Dwyer - Jo: Harris - James Horwood - Jo: Reeves - Tho: Ffoulfoot - Edward Preston - Jo: Cribb - George Chappell - Robert Robinson - Edward Patteson - ffrancis Marshall - Ricd. Heylie - Tho: Halford - Tho: Haukesworth - Jo: Stiles - Henrie Stiles - Jane Morden - Joan Stiles - Henry Stiles 3yr. - Jo: Stiles 9mo. - Rachell Stiles 28

Resources: Passenger List at Winthrop Society Founders of New England



Founders of Windsor, CT
Windsor was the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut. Local indians granted Plymouth settlers land at the confluence of the Farmington River and the west side of the Connecticut River, and Plymouth settlers (including Jonathan Brewster, son of William) built a trading post in 1633. But the bulk of the settlement came in 1635, when 60 or more people led by Reverend Warham arrived, having trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most had arrived in the New World five years earlier on the ship "Mary and John" from Plymouth, England. The settlement was first called Dorchester, and was renamed Windsor in 1637.

See: Stiles History of Ancient Windsor - Thistlewaite's Dorset Pilgrims - Wikipedia entry

Loomis homestead, oldest in CT.
Settlers at Windsor by the end of 1640, per the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor: Abbot - Alford - S. Allen - M. Allyn - Barber - Bartlett - M. (Barrett) (Huntington) Stoughton - Bascomb - Bassett - Benett - Birge - Bissell - Branker - Brewster - Buckland - Buell - Carter - Chappel - D. Clarke - J. Clarke - Cooke - Cooper - Denslow - Dewey - Dibble - Dumbleton - Drake - Dyer - Eels - Eggleston - Filley - Ford - Foulkes - Fyler - Gaylord - Francis Gibbs - William Gilbert - Jere. Gillett - Jon. Gillett - N. Gillett - Grant - Gridley - E. Griswold - M. Griswold - Gunn - Hannum - Hawkes - Hawkins - Hayden - Haynes - Hill - Hillier - Holcombe - Holmes - Holt - Hosford - Hoskins - Hoyte - Hubbard - Huit - Hulbert - Hull - Hurd - Hydes - Loomis - Ludlow - Lush - Marshfield - A. Marshall - T. Marshall - Mason - M. (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins - M. Merwin - Mills - Moore - Newberry - Newell - Oldage - Orton - Osborn - Palmer - Parsons - Parkman - Pattison - Phelps - Phelps - Phillips - Pinney - Pomeroy - Pond - Porter - Preston - Rainend - Randall - Rawlins - Reeves - J. Rockwell - W. Rockwell - B. Rossiter - St. Nicholas - Saltonstall - Samos - M. Sension (St. John) – R. Sension - Sexton - Staires - Starke - F. StilesH. Stiles - J. StilesT. Stiles - Stoughton - Stuckey - Talcott - E. Taylor - J. Taylor - Terry - Thornton - Thrall - Tilley - Tilton - Try - F. (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps) - Vore - Warham - Weller - Whitehead - A. Williams - J. Williams - R. Williams - Wilton - Winchell - Witchfield - Wolcott - Young
Current Location: Hartford County, Connecticut   Parent Towns: Dorchester, Massachusetts   Daughter Towns: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington; Bloomfield