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James Reynolds Pounds Cooper
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1852
Hamilton County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 1934
Emporia
Lyon County
Kansas, USA

James Reynolds Cooper was born James Reynolds Pounds in Hancock Co. IL, son of Joseph Pounds and Mary Jane Ackerson. After Joseph's early death in 1855, James and his sister Mary ("Mollie") were kept by their Aunt Naomi Cooper (FAG # 41955281), who refused to return them to their mother. To decide the issue, Naomi (along with her husband Theodore Cooper) took the children to Nebraska, leaving no forwarding address. James Reynolds changed his family name to Cooper when he turned 21. Molly was married under her original family name.

His first wife was Sarah Taylor, daughter of Dr. Alexander Taylor of Ashland, Nebraska. After her death in 1887, he married Nancy Grace Baird. Sarah Taylor died in Smith Center, Smith Co., KS, and her grave has only very recently (2012) been located. See the link below.

James's son by Sarah Taylor, Alexander Taylor Cooper (1883-1949), would eventually become the family historian. In 1941, he wrote an essay called "The Pound Family," in which he traces the history of the Pound/s, Ackerson, and Cooper families. The essay was passed around for years among family historians, and is now widespread on the internet. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery along with his wife Charlotte.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Pounds (1821 - 1855)
  Mary Jane Ackerson Pounds Horner (1827 - 1916)
 
 Spouses:
  Sarah Taylor Cooper (1854 - 1887)*
  Nancy Grace Baird Cooper (1866 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  Theodore Reynolds Cooper (1881 - 1943)*
  Alexander Taylor Cooper (1883 - 1949)*
  Paul Baird Cooper (1893 - 1958)*
  James Warren Cooper (1897 - 1898)*
  Anna Naomi Cooper Boughton (1899 - 1984)*
  Catherine Mary Cooper (1904 - 1990)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Henry Pounds (1846 - 1924)*
  Joseph Pounds (1849 - 1913)*
  Louisa Jane Pounds Smith (1850 - 1930)*
  James Reynolds Pounds Cooper (1852 - 1934)
  Mary A. Pounds Blystone (1852 - 1920)*
  Malinda Horner (1858 - 1876)**
  Oliver E. Horner (1860 - 1941)**
  Milton T Horner (1862 - 1949)**
  Minnie Horner (1868 - 1873)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery
Emporia
Lyon County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: wayne
Record added: Jul 18, 2012
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James Reynolds Pounds Cooper
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James Reynolds Pounds Cooper
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James Reynolds Pounds Cooper
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Rest in peace.
- G. Robideaux
 Added: Sep. 22, 2012
 
 
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