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William Cooper

  • Birth 2 Dec 1754 Somerton, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 22 Dec 1809 Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
  • Burial Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 7255263

U.S. Congressman. Soon after the Revolutionary War, he acquired several thousand acres of land within the borders of New York State and founded the Village of Otsego, in 1786. After 1791, when Otsego was split off into it’s own county, he was appointed as the county judge. In 1795, he was elected as a Federalist to the Forth Congress, served until 1797 and was reelected to the Sixth Congress, serving (1799-1801). After his term, he became a noted writer of historical novels related to the New York frontier. He died of natural causes at age 55 and was also the founder of Cooperstown, New York.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 11 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7255263
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Cooper (2 Dec 1754–22 Dec 1809), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7255263, citing Christ Churchyard, Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .