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John Cooper

Birth
North Carolina, USA
Death unknown
Oklahoma, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Memorial ID 177501555 · View Source
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“[Capt.] Cooper's wife [Nancy Ann Piles], who was ill when forced to start on the perilous journey, was physically unable to continue. A few miles from the Mississippi River in the state of Arkansas, the soldiers permitted the sick woman and their old mother [probably Molly Huston Cooper, wife of Henry Cooper] to be left in the wild and rugged country with her two daughters, Delitha and Narcissa. Gen. [sic] Cooper and his son and sons-in-law were made to continue their journey westward, driving their remaining cattle. There remains today a crossing in southeastern Oklahoma called Cooper's Landing, which was named for the courageous and faithful Choctaw husband and father. As soon as possible they escaped from the soldiers and made their way back to where the old mother and daughters were left. The mother had died two days after being abandoned. Delitha and Narcissa had survived by eating bark of trees and other plants and animals.


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  • Created by: Patty Burnett nee Brooks
  • Added: 18 Mar 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 177501555
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Cooper (1771–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 177501555, ; Maintained by Patty Burnett nee Brooks (contributor 47127571) Body lost or destroyed.