|Birth: ||1612, England|
|Death: ||Nov. 23, 1689|
New Haven County
JOHN COOPER immigrated to Lynn, Mass. on the "Expedition" in 1635.
He subscribed to the New Haven Fundamental Agreement on June 4, 1639. In the same year, he was an agent for the Iron Works. He was admitted a freeman on Oct, 22, 1645 in New Haven.
He may have had a wife & children in England, and he may have married the daughter of John Woolen, who lived in New Haven but traveled with Lamberton to Delaware Bay to interpret in his dealings with the Indians.
His residence was on the west side of Church Street, at the corner of Grove Street in New Haven. In 1643 his household was comprised of three persons and an estate of 30 pounds which included nine acres of upland, 1 1/2 acres in the Neck and 3 acres of meadow, plus 12 acres upland from the second division.
John Cooper was mentioned often in the old records. He was appointed to be a "chimney inspector" from 1643 - 1649. Chimneys were one of the leading causes of fire. If the chimney was not clean, he cleaned it and charged the person for his services. He also served as surveyor of highways, constable of New Haven, a pounder of stray livestock, and a townsman for 27 years. In 1644 he was fined for coming late to a meeting with his arms, and again in 1647 for not having a gun rest.
In 1652 John Cooper appealed the verdict of a Southampton jury regarding a bill which was not authentic. In court again in 1655, he was found to have "unjustly molested, grieved, & dissparaged" Jonas Wood, for which he was ordered to pay 40 pounds. In 1659 he was fined 5 shillings for excessive drinking. In 1664 John Scott charged him with "high treason". He was commissioned as Corporal of the New Haven train band during unrest between the Dutch & the English, but he never saw action.
In 1673 he dissented from an agreement on the boundaries of New Haven in regard to the meadow. He signed with his mark, "IC".
He was a deputy to the General Court in Hartford for New Haven for several years.
I am descended from two of John Cooper's children:
MARY COOPER DICKERMAN and JOHN COOPER, JR.
Mary Woolen Cooper (1618 - 1685)*
Mary Cooper Dickerman (1640 - 1705)*
John Cooper (1642 - 1703)*
Sarah Cooper Hemingway (1645 - 1711)*
Center Church on the Green Churchyard
New Haven County
Plot: PLEASE READ THE TABLET IN THE PHOTO...THERE ARE NO STONES REMAINING IN THIS CEMETERY (EXCEPT IN THE CRYPT)...THEY WERE ALREADY GONE OR MOVED TO GROVE STREET IN THE EARLY 1800'S.
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Jul 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28266354
Nareen, et al
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