Rev William Marion “Wm.” Cosper

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Rev William Marion “Wm.” Cosper

Edgefield County, South Carolina, USA
Death 5 Jul 1876 (aged 65)
Lampasas County, Texas, USA
Burial Kempner, Lampasas County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 22107959 · View Source
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Rev. William M. Cosper was a son of Rev. George Henry Cosper and Martha Elizabeth Knapp Cosper. His parents moved from Edgefield District, SC to Carroll Co., GA by 1830 and settled in Randolph Co., AL by 1840. After fighting in the Civil War for the CSA, William and numerous other Cospers migrated to Texas in 1869 on the "Cosper Wagon Train", settling on the Lampasas River by the spring of 1870.

William was married twice. This writer does not know the name of his first wife by whom he had two sons:

Columbus Henry Cosper, 1829 - 1906
William Marion Cosper, 1832 - 1863

William's second wife was Martha Clements Cosper. Based on the 1850, 1860, and 1870 US Censuses, as well as, additional family information, this is a list of their children:

Phillip Cosper, 1836 –
William Cornelius Cosper, 1838 –
George Robert Cosper, 1840 – 1915
Mary Caroline Cosper, 1842 – 1925
Prosser L. Cosper 1844, – 1915
Hampton "Hamp" Monroe Cosper, 1846 – 1934
Martha Cosper, 1848 –
Nancy P. Cosper, 1849 –
Benjamin Cosper, 1851 –
Froloney Cosper, 1857 – 1883
Millard F. Cosper, 1857 –
Daniel Cosper, 1859 –
James Cosper, 1860 –

It is noted that William had eight children listed in his household in the 1840 US Census, although they were not named individually. In numerous family trees, there is an additional daughter listed, who is not listed in the family household in 1850:

Adaline Elizabeth "Winnie" Cosper, 1838 - 1927

Written by Sarah Joyce Gibbs Johnson.


Sacred .......memory of Rev. Wm Cosper
Age 65 11 Mo 27 days

Gravesite Details The year of death is no longer legible on William Cosper's tombstone. Per family records, his year of death was 1876 rather than 1872 as listed on the church site online and on a Texas Sesquicentennial marker.

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