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Absalom J. Cooper
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Birth: Feb., 1838
Death: Jan. 24, 1914
Ford County
Illinois, USA

Absalom J Cooper severed all ties with his family. He never talked about any of them according to Cecelia Mae Poplett Anderson Hawthorne, his great granddaughter.

Several verbal sources indicated he was of Irish (mostly) & Scottish decent. He had a 1/2 brother: Will Boyer.

History of the 112th Regiment of Illinois volunteer infantry: In the Great War of the Rebellion 1862-1865  
By Bradford F. Thompson, late Captain in the Regiment
Printed at the Stark County News Office,
Toulon, Illinois 1885
pg 5 - 333 is the written history of activities of the 112th Regiment.

Pg 397:
Roster of Company E.
Absalom J. Cooper. Enlisted Aug. 13, '62. Address—Maroa, Macon county, Illinois.
(He would have been 24 y/o).
Name Meaning for "Cooper"
English: occupational name for a maker and repairer of wooden vessels such as barrels, tubs, buckets, casks, and vats, from Middle English couper, cowper (apparently from Middle Dutch kuper, a derivative of kup ‘tub', ‘container', which was borrowed independently into English as coop). The prevalence of the surname, its cognates, and equivalents bears witness to the fact that this was one of the chief specialist trades in the Middle Ages throughout Europe. In America, the English name has absorbed some cases of like-sounding cognates and words with similar meaning in other European languages, for example Dutch Kuiper.

Rose Atly Cooper Brotherton (1866-1894)
David Alexander Cooper (1871-1929)
 (bio by: Patricia (Anderson) Scoggin) 
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Cooper (1839 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Drummer Township Cemetery
Gibson City
Ford County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Div 5; lot 161
Maintained by: Patricia (Anderson) Scog...
Originally Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
Record added: Mar 12, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10606076
Absalom J. Cooper
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Absalom J. Cooper
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 Added: Oct. 6, 2013

- Bob & Nancy Cannon
 Added: Feb. 17, 2006

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