Note: From a list provided August 11,1909 and August 1914 by J.W. Poucher, M.D.,Mrs Poucher, Miss Helen Van Kleeck, Miss M.O. Johnston and Miss Helen W. Reynolds.
Note: The following information was compiled by Sarah K Hermans, Regent, Chancellor Livingston, NSDAR, May 2015 and published in “44 Patriots of the American Revolution interred in the Rhinebeck Reformed Church Cemetery”. Provided by and used with permission of Sarah K Hermans
GRAVESTONE LOCATION: Row 12, small stone facing opposite direction, leaning on another stone with his name in all capital letters.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR SERVICE: PRIVATE: Land Bounty Rights, 2nd Reg’t Ulster Co. Militia [NYRC+S V1 p. 261]
DAR ANCESTOR NUMBER: A025796
GENEALOGY: Robert Cooper, born c. 1746 does not have any discernable family members buried with him in the cemetery. He may be the Robert Cooper who (according to DAR records, which are quite old and do not include his birth) married May 16th, 1773 at Christ Lutheran church in New York City Elizabeth Sherer born 1756. She died 1839. They had at least one child, Gilbert, born 1775. He appears in the 1800, 1810, and 1820 census in Rhinebeck, but not 1790. He may be related to Dr. Ananias Cooper, a Rhinebeck resident before and during the Revolution who died in 1797, but a tie could not be found for this publication. Robert died November 23rd, 1820 at 74 years of age.