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Sarah Jane Strayhorn Cooper
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Birth: Apr. 13, 1840
Madison County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 1885
Johnson County
Texas, USA

The 1850, District 4, Madison County, Tennessee, census, [page 16 of 23], shows Sarah J. age 13 living with her Uncle John Strayhorn [age 64]. (Her dad, David, had died in 1841). Also living with "Uncle John" is Sarah Jane's mother Sarah [age 44] and two of her siblings, John Y. [22] and Jasper [17]. Right next door is the POPE family with an eight year old daughter Frances N. Sarah Jane's brother, Robert Jasper, and Frances Nugent Pope will marry in about nine years. Eight families down the road from the Strayhorns [page 18 of 23 on the census] is the COOPER family. Listed with them is their 17 year old son Thadeus. Sarah Jane Strayhorn and Thadeus Deberry Cooper married in 1859.

Sarah Jane's husband, Thadeus, fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War. He was a private in Co. G, 14th [Neely's] Tennessee Cavalry Regiment. This was the same regiment, but different company as Sarah Jane's brother, Lieutenant Robert Jasper Strayhorn who was in Co.F/Co.C. Thadeus is listed on Roll M598-8 of Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865. Records show that he was paroled at Jackson, Tennessee in the month of May, 1865, by Lt. Co. A. H. Steeley, Ass. Provost Marshal.

After the war, Thadeus became a physician. He and Sarah left Tennessee and brought their family to Johnson County, Texas, in about 1883.

-Bio researched and submitted by Strain Hilton Armstrong
Family links: 
  David Strayhorn (1795 - 1841)
  Sarah B Tate Strayhorn (1801 - 1866)
  Thadeus Deberry Cooper (1833 - 1912)
  Nannie Bell Cooper Mackin Hughes (1871 - 1941)*
  Myrtle Cooper Williams (1877 - 1945)*
  Newell T. Strayhorn (1822 - 1905)*
  Samuel Marshal Strayhorn (1832 - 1908)*
  Robert Jasper Strayhorn (1835 - 1897)*
  Sarah Jane Strayhorn Cooper (1840 - 1885)
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant Point Cemetery
Johnson County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Strain Armstrong
Originally Created by: Texas CSA
Record added: Jun 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19909466
Sarah Jane <i>Strayhorn</i> Cooper
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Sarah Jane <i>Strayhorn</i> Cooper
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"I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys." Song of Solomon 2:1
- Beverly Mahanay~Short❤
 Added: May. 20, 2013

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