Calvin was born about 1824 in Jamesville, Martin County, North Carolina. The 1850 Census Pungo District showed Calvin was 26 years old.
He died between 1870-1880 in North Carolina. His second wife Sydney was born about 1818 in Beaufort, North Carolina and died April 12, 1900. He and Sydney were married about 1856 and had four children.
~James Calvin Cooper b 1857 d June 3 1934 ~Virginia Caroline Cooper, b 1860 ~Alfred Beverly Cooper, b abt 1861 ~Marion Columbus Cooper, b 1863 d 1950
He was first married to Eleanor Penelopy Allen on January 12, 1848. She was born about 1826 in Suffolk, VA. They had two children.
It is unknown exactly when he died and where he is buried.