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George Washington COOPER
Elizabeth SLYTER
Husband:  George Washington COOPER
Birth:  1814/5, NY
Death:  18 May 1855, Brimfield, Noble Co., IN
Occupation:  laborer, millworker
Birth:  Isaac COOPER
Mother:  Elizabeth __?__
Marriage:  7 Feb 1844, Lorain Co., OH
Wife:  Elizabeth "Betsy / Betsey" SLYTER
Birth:  1826/7, Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY
Death:  Jan 1856, Noble Co., IN
Father:  Samuel SLYTER
Mother:  Margaret BROWN
born in Avon, Lorain Co., OH:
1.  Chauncy COOPER, b. Nov 1844; d. 13 Nov 1926, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO
2.  Vanrenslear / Vanransler / Vanrensselaer / Vanrenseler / Van Rensaeller / Van Renssellaer / Van Rensselaer COOPER, b. Feb 1844-46; d. 3 Aug 1903, Hillsdale Co., MI; m1. 4 Jan 1868, Noble Co., IN, Josephine (BALDWIN) DULL (1850/1-1870s) [she m1. 14 Jan 1866, Noble Co., IN, Andrew DULL]; m2. 28 Oct 1880, Noble Co., IN, Elizabeth (__?__) YOUNG [she m1. Isaac YOUNG]
3.  Alexander COOPER, b. 1846/7
4.  Virtue Elizabeth COOPER, b. 16 Feb 1849; d. 25 Aug 1920, Lewis Co., WA

born in Stergis, St. Joseph Co., MI
5.  James Monroe COOPER, b. 27 Jan 1851; d. 21 Feb 1929, Lea Co., NM
6.  Nancy Mary COOPER, b. Sep 1852; d. 13 Jun 1920, La Porte Co., IN
7.  Arville COOPER, b. Feb 1854; 1929, Finney Co., KS

born in Orange Twp., Noble Co., IN:
8.  George Washington COOPER II, b. Jan 1856; d. ca. 1926, IN

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1a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Washington COOPER
Spouse: Betsey SYTER
Marriage: 07 Feb 1844, Lorain, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1824-1932. Ohio. Probate Court (Lorain County)

1b.  Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 (online at Ancestry.com):
Andrew Dull Josephine Baldwin 14 Jan 1866 Noble
Van Rensaeller Cooper Josephine Dull 04 Jan 1868 Noble
Van Renssellaer Cooper Elizabeth Young 28 Oct 1880 Noble
Elizabeth's earlier marriage to Isaac YOUNG not found.

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 12):  Fawn River Twp., St. Joseph Co., MI, Roll M432_362, p. 260A, 86/86, enumerated 27 Jul 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Washington Cooper 35 M   Laborer 25 NY
Betsy 23 F       do
Chauncy  5 M       O
Vanrenslear  4 M       O
Alexander  3 M       O
Virtue  1 F       O
Listed between Washington's brother, Christopher COOPER, who is married to Betsy's sister, Nancy SLYTER, and Milan MATHEWS, who is married to Nancy's sister, Sarah SLYTER.  Christopher COOPER is listed next to their brother, James COOPER, who is married to Nancy's sister, Hannah SLYTER.  They, in turn, are listed next to Washington's parents, Isaac & Elizabeth COOPER, who are listed next to the parents of the SLYTER females, Samuel & Margaret (BROWN) SLYTER.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Vanransler Cooper (æ 16, b. MI indexed "Vanwausler") is living in Jefferson Twp., Noble Co., IN (p. 199), with the HUSTON family.

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Vanranseler COOPER (æ 24, b. OH indexed "Vamansua") is living in Noble Twp., Noble Co., IN (p. 198A), with his wife, step-daughter, and son, et al.

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Van Rossler COOPER (æ 35, b. OH, widower) is living in Brimfield, Noble Co., IN (p. 354D) with his two sons and a nephew.

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Vanrenseler COOPER (æ 56, b. Feb 1844, OH indexed "Vanreus") is living in Allen Twp., Hillsdale Co., MI (p. 24B), with his wife, Elizabeth (æ 59, b. Nov 1840, MI).

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com), including this note from a file submitted there by Ed Page:
Washington Cooper and two of his brothers, James and Christopher, were killed in a boiler explosion in a sawmill in Brimfield, Noble Co. IN, on May 18 , 1855.  These 3 brothers were married to 3 sisters, daughters of Samuel Slyter and his wife Margaret (Brown).  Also, the only son of Christopher whose name was Samuel, age 19, was killed in the same explosion.  After the explosion the wife of Washington -Betsy Slyter-, died in Childbirth when their son George Washington Cooper II was born.  Their children were sent to live with aunts and uncles to be raised.  Correspondence with: Howard A Cooper...1997.

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