|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1840|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1891|
James Malvin Cooper was born in Green Twsp., Adams Co., Ohio the son of William D. Cooper and Minerva Piatt Boardman.
On the 1850 Federal Census the family is living in Green Twsp., Adams Co., Ohio. William D. 31, Minerva 30, James 10 and five other siblings.
He enlisted as a 21 yr. old resident of Buena Vista, Ohio on July 1,1861 at Columbus City, Louisa Co., Iowa in Co. C, 5th Iowa Infantry.
Slightly wounded in the hand Sept.19,1862 at the Battle of Iuka, Ms.
James re-enlisted Jan.5,1864, was consolidated Aug.8, 1864 and transferred to Co. G, 5th Iowa Cavalry. He was accidently wounded March 19,1865 and was discharged for disability and mustered out July 26,1865 at Keokuk, Ia.
James filed for an invalid pension while living in Iowa on Jan.11,1869 and received certificate #445.099.
He married Sarah Francis ? in Sciota Co., Ohio on Dec.4,1882.
"Headstones Provided for Deceased Union C.W. Veterans" states James died April 9,1891 and was buried in Green Lawn Cemetery at Portsmouth, Ohio. His widow filed for a pension in Ohio on Feb.13,1892 and received Pension Certificate # 393.271.
Created by: John Franklin Horrighs
Record added: Aug 10, 2013
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