His great-grandfather, on his father's side, Hon. John Addison Cooper, planter and merchant, was born in England and emigrated to the U.S.A., locating in Georgia in its pioneer days.
John Cooper, his son, was born in Georgia and married Miss Delilah Gibson, a native of South Carolina. John served in the Florida War and was major of a battalion.,
John's son, William S. Cooper, was born in Tennessee, and was there married to Miss Caroline Patton Anderson Enoch, also a native of that state. William S. came to Mississippi in 1884, and was one of the first settlers of Chickasaw County, also one of its most esteemed citizens, living the quiet and uneventful life of a tiller of the soil during the War Between the States. He enlisted in the Confederate Army in the beginning of 1863, and served as a faithful soldier until killed at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, in November, 1864.
John Addison Cooper was second in order of birth of the eleven children of William S. and Caroline Cooper.
From Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi, Vol. 1, pp. 589-590
Other children: Alcorn Preston Cooper, Route 4, Jackson, MS
Willian Sewell Cooper
Information provided by Mrs. Martha C. Cooper Shults, Jackson, MS
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