Person:Levin Cooper (1)

Levin Cooper
b.28 Mar 1728
m. 3 Apr 1722
  1. William COOPER1724 -
  2. Abraham Cooper1726 -
  3. Levin Cooper1728 - Abt 1806
  4. Samuel COOPER1733 -
m. Abt 1752
  1. Levin COOPER1753 - 1841
  2. Sarah COOPER1755 -
  3. Jonathan COOPER1758 -
  4. Priscilla COOPER1760 -
  5. William COOPER1762 -
  6. James COOPER1764 -
  7. Samuel COOPER1768 - 1823
  8. Nelly COOPER1770 -
  9. Alsafair Cooper1775 -
  10. Lovey COOPER1775 - 1837
  11. Mary COOPER1778 -
  12. Eleanor COOPER1779 -
  13. Sarah COOPER1780 -
Facts and Events
Name Levin Cooper
Gender Male
Birth? 28 Mar 1728
Marriage Abt 1752 to Sarah Wetherby
Death? Abt 1806 Shelby or Gallatin Co. KY

After their marriage they farmed a tract of land called Elephent Lott situated on the south side of the Nanticoke River on the hadwaters of Barron Creek adj. to lands called Bedford that were originally surveyed for Jamees WETHERBY who sold part of it to Gabriel COOPER in 1720-22.

Levin married Eleanor 2ndly but we do not have a record of that marriage or know who she was. Since we have no death date for Sarah I am not certain if all these children belonged to her but one would suppose if they had not Eleanor would have been noted in the Bible as the mother?

Levin sold his land in Somerset Co. in April of 1770 and next appears in Bedford Co. PA in the part that will eventually be Westmoreland Co.. In August 1776 he is shown as obtaining a passport to emigrate to North Carolina but I don't know what happened because in 1779 he got another one to return to Redstone and can be found on tax lists at Turkey Foot near Redstone.

1 April 1788 - Jefferson Co. Court Order Bk 2 p. 80 Deed from James F. MOORE and Hanes SULLIVAN to Leven COOPER for 200 acres was acknowledged and ordered recorded.

4 Nov 1788 Jefferson Co. Court Order Bk 2 p. 98 Leven COOPER fined 400 pounds of tobacco for not attending as Grand Juror.

16 Jul 1793 Levin Cooper purchased a tract of land in Shelby Co. from Squire Boone. He farmed that land until 11 Jul 1803 at which time his wife Eleanor sold it to his son Samuel COOPER and that is the last time anyone has him on a record - he would have been about 75 years old. He appears on the tax lists of Shelby Co. for the last time in 1806.

The family Bible of Levin Cooper and Sarah Wetherby still exists with a

Cooper descendant, published Cambridge, ENG 1754. Here is the family:

Levin Cooper b. 3-28-1728 Stepney Parish, Somerset County, MD, d. abt 1806

in Gallatin or Shelby County, KY married abt 1752

Sarah Wetherby (Weatherby?) possible daughter of James Wetherby


1. Levin b. 2-11-1753 Stepney Parish (Revolutionary War soldier, the same

one who died in Jefferson County in 7-24-1841

2. Sarah b. 6-17-1755 Stepney Parish (believed she died young)

3. Jonathon b. 2-2-1758 Stepney Parish d. 8-10-1845 Jersey, IL

4. Priscilla b. 3-28-1760 Stepney Parish

5. William b. 7-14-1762 Stepney Parish

6. James b. 12-12-1764 Stepney Parish

7. Samuel b. 1-6-1768 Stepney Parish d. 1823/1824 Milton, Trimble, KY

6. James b. 12-12-1764 Stepney Parish

7. Samuel b. 1-6-1768 Stepney Parish d. 1823/1824 Milton, Trimble, KY

8. Nelly b. 6-9-1770 MD or PA

9. Alsafair (twin) b. 11-25-1775 Westmoreland, PA d. 1842/1850

Lawrenceville, Lawrence, IL

10. Lovey (twin) b. 11-25-1775 Westmoreland, PA d. 7-27-1837 Jefferson, IN

11. Mary b. 1-9-1778 NC

12. Eleanor b. 12-9-1779 Fayette, PA

13. Sarah b. 2-21-1780 Fayette PA

As you can see old Levin moved around at lot. Levin (1728) was the son of Samuel b. abt 1700 Stepney Parish who married 4-3-1722 Sarah Wilson.

A virtual FAG # 164481921was created as a "placeholder" for Levin, hopefully to connect him with other family members. FindaGrave