Family:Cary Cooper and Cynthia Baily (2)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1][2][3] 27 JAN 1868 Fountain, Indiana
Census[4] 1870 Jackson Township, Fountain, Indiana
Census[5] 1880 Cain Township, Fountain, Indiana
Census[6] 1910 Richland Township, Fountain, Indiana
Census[7] 1920 Richland Township, Fountain, Indiana
16 OCT 1869 Fountain, Indiana
23 FEB 1871 Fountain, Indiana
04 JUN 1958
18 APR 1874 Fountain, Indiana
21 APR 1963
28 MAY 1877 Fountain, Indiana
30 MAR 1954
31 AUG 1879 Fountain, Indiana
13 OCT 1943

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 Cooper was very grandfatherly and told lots of stories. Cynthia (Baily) would rein him in when his stories diverted too much from the truth.

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.

Image Gallery
  1. Author Unknown. Our Cooper Family. (Genealogy, Unpublished), Secondary quality.
  2. Cooper Baily Marriage. (Marriage License), 1868, Primary quality.
    Cooper Baily Marriage License
  3. Index to marriage record : Fountain County, 1848 - 1920 inclusive: Volume I. (Works Progress Administration, 1941), Secondary quality.
  4. United States. Census Office. 9th census, 1870. Indiana, 1870 federal census : population schedules. (Washington [District of Columbia]: The National Archives, 1962, 1968), Primary quality.

    Year: 1870; Census Place: Jackson, Fountain, Indiana; Roll: M593_314; Page: 54A; Image: 111; Family History Library Film: 545813.Cary Cooper Entry

  5. United States. Bureau of the Census. 10th census, 1880. 1880 federal census : soundex and population schedules. (Washington, District of Columbia: The National Archives, 19--?), 1880, Primary quality.

    Year: 1880; Census Place: Cain, Fountain, Indiana; Roll: 277; Family History Film: 1254277; Page: 84D; Enumeration District: 074; Image: 0622. Cary Cooper Entry

  6. United States. Bureau of the Census. 13th census, 1910. Indiana, 1910 federal census : population schedules. (Washington, District of Columbia: National Archives and Records Administration, 19--?), 1910, Primary quality.

    Year: 1910; Census Place: Richland, Fountain, Indiana; Roll: T624_349; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0081; FHL microfilm: 1374362. Cary Cooper Entry

  7. United States. Bureau of the Census. 14th census, 1920. Indiana, 1920 federal census : soundex and population schedules. (Washington [District of Columbia]: The National Archives, 193-?), 1920, Primary quality.

    Year: 1920; Census Place: Richland, Fountain, Indiana; Roll: T625_430; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 79; Image: 59
    Cary Cooper Entry

  8.   Naomi Reichard Peebles. Interview with Naomi Reichard Peebles. (Scott Black, 2001), Secondary quality.