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Penelope Elizabeth Cooper Smith
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1811
New Jersey, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 1885
White Oak
Ingham County
Michigan, USA

Penelope Elizabeth Cooper Smith was the oldest child of three children and only daughter of James B. Cooper (1792-1846), a stone mason from Gloucester County, New Jersey, and Elizabeth "Betsy" Clement (1793-1857). She had two brothers: James Cooper, Jr. (1815-1855) and Thomas Cooper (1816-1892).

Penelope was the granddaughter of Commander James Britton Cooper (1761-1851) a Quaker who fought under Henry "Light Horse" Lee in the American Revolutionary War and who was in charge of gunboats off the New Jersey coast in the War of 1812.

Alden Smith married Penelope Elizabeth Cooper (1811-1885) of New Jersey in Niagra County, New York, in 1829. Subsequently, they were the parents of five sons and five daughters:
Luther Andrew Smith (1829-1902),
Martha Jane Smith Putnam Huston (1833-1915),
Sylvia Azubah Smith Cloucher (1834- ),
David Cooper "D. C." Smith (1837-1882),
a Hamilton County, Texas, Judge;
Julia Ann Smith Van Etten (1841-1892,
Cornelius Brainard Smith (1842-1926),
Thomas Cornelius Smith (1844-1890),
Melissa Smith (1845- ),
Orpha Marie Power Wood (1847-1890),
Charles W. Smith (1852- )

Above information provided by E.E. Smith FAG#46947577 
Family links: 
  Alden Smith (1804 - 1895)*
  Luther Andrew Smith (1829 - 1902)*
  Martha Jane Smith Huston (1833 - 1915)*
  David C. Smith (1837 - 1882)*
  Julia Ann Smith Van Etten (1841 - 1892)*
  Cornelius Brainard Smith (1842 - 1926)*
  Orpha Marie Smith Power (1847 - 1890)*
  Orpha Marie Smith Wood (1847 - 1886)*
  Mary F.C. Smith (1850 - 1861)*
*Calculated relationship
"Sacred to the Memory of / Penelope Smith / Born / Aug. 16, 1811 / Died / Mar. 11, 1885"
Note: footstone "Penelope"
Fairview Cemetery
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Lot 266-Row 2-Section 2D
Created by: DTQuester
Record added: Jan 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47314772
Penelope Elizabeth <i>Cooper</i> Smith
Added by: DTQuester
Penelope Elizabeth <i>Cooper</i> Smith
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In memory of a great, great grandmother:"Just as when we come into the world, when we die we are afraid of the unknown. But the fear is something from within us that has nothing to do with reality. Dying is like being born: just a change. Isabel Allend...(Read more)
- E. E. Smith
 Added: Nov. 1, 2015

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