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William Yeldell Cosper
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Birth: 1844
Childersburg
Talladega County
Alabama, USA
Death: 1919
Alabama, USA

William was the son of Rev. James Berry Cosper. The Rev. was a native of Edgefield S.C. and Sarah H. Dejournett, born in the same county.

William was struck by lightning while standing on his front poarch. After a period of recovery he was struck again inside his house, this strike being fatal.
He was laid to rest in this cemetery where sometime later his headstone was hit and destroyed by lightning. His family replaced this marker which was again hit by lightning. This marker lies in pieces today due to the family's in ability to replace it again.

This story is listed among the 1,000 strangest stories in the U.S.

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Berry Cosper (1796 - 1875)
  Sarah Elizabeth DeJaurnette Cosper (1803 - 1863)
 
 Siblings:
  Pickens DeJaurnette Cosper (1820 - 1872)*
  Jacob Madison Cosper (1821 - 1890)*
  Elias Cosper (1825 - 1898)*
  Amanda Lorretta Cosper (1834 - 1898)*
  Sarah Caroline Cosper (1838 - 1859)*
  Louis Henry Cosper (1840 - 1884)*
  William Yeldell Cosper (1844 - 1919)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Childersburg Cemetery
Childersburg
Talladega County
Alabama, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 33.26772, -86.35053
 
Created by: David Cahoon
Record added: Aug 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114887333
William Yeldell Cosper
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