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James J. COOPER
Joanna Brown EDMUNDS
Hannah L. SLYTER
Husband:  James J. COOPER
Birth:  1807/8, NY
Death:  18 May 1855, Brimfield, Noble Co., IN
Occupation:  farmer, millworker
Birth:  Isaac COOPER
Mother:  Elizabeth __?__
Marriage-1:  8 Aug 1833, Lorain Co., OH
Wife-1:  Joanna Brown EDMUNDS
Birth:  2 Jan 1817, Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY
Death:  certainly bef. Oct 1841, apparently by 1840
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  James EDMUNDS
Mother:  Eleanor BROWN
Marriage-2:  4 Oct 1841, Lorain Co., OH
Wife-2:  Hannah L. SLYTER
Birth (according to secondary sources):  20 Mar 1822, Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY
Birth (based on age at death):  17 Mar 1822
Death  7 Mar 1897, Nemaha Co., KS
Disposition:  buried Mulberry Cemetery, Nehama Co., KS
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m2. 1855-58, James SUMMERVILLE
Father:  Samuel SLYTER
Mother:  Margaret BROWN
Children with Joanna EDMUNDS born in Avon Twp., Lorain Co., OH:
1.  Louisa COOPER, b. 1833/4
2.  Ester / Esther COOPER, b. 1835/6
Children with Hannah SLYTER:
born in Avon Twp., Lorain Co., OH:
3.  Mariah COOPER, b. 1843/4
4.  Leonard COOPER, b. 1845
5.  John COOPER, b. Dec 1846
6.  Asashel / Asail / Asahel M. COOPER, b. Dec 1848; d. 26 Aug 1936, Benton Co., AR

born in Brimfield, Noble Co., IN:
7.  James Charles COOPER, b. 31 Jan 1855; d. 10 Sep 1926, Highland, Doniphan Co., KS

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Indiana, Kansas, New York, Ohio

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
James J. COOPER
Spouse: Joanna EDMUNDS
Marriage: 08 Aug 1833, Lorain, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1824-1932. Ohio. Probate Court (Lorain County)
James J. COOPER
Spouse: Hannah SLYTER
Marriage: 4 Oct 1841, Lorain, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1824-1932. Ohio. Probate Court (Lorain County)

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 14; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 OH Lorain Co. Avon Twp. Roll 409 pp. 155A-155B Ln. 27 J Cooper 000 001 - 110 100 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = James (b. 1807/8) 
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Ester (b. 1835/6)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Louisa (b. 1833/4)
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Joanna (b. 1817) or Hannah (b. 1821/2)
1 person employed in agriculture
It looks like Hannah is already living with James.  On same page with I. COOPER, J. EDMUNDS, and E.P. BROWN.

3.  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, 84/84, enumerated 27 Jul 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
James Cooper 42 M   Farmer 200 NY
Hannah   " 28 F       do
Louisa   " 16 F       O
Ester    " 14 F       O
Mariah   "  6 F       O
Leonard  "  4 M       O
John     "  3 M       O
Asashel  "  1 M       O
Listed between James's parents and James's brother, Christopher COOPER, who is married to Hannah's sister, Nancy SLYTER.

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 20):  Seneca P.O., Red Vermillion Twp., Nemaha Co., KS, Roll M593_440, p. 48A, PN 13, 98/98, enumerated 11 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Summerville Jas 30 M W Farmer 600 400 Ireland
___________ Hannah 45 F W Keeping house     New York
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___________ Isaac 11 M W Farm hand     Indiana
___________ William  5 M W       Indiana
Cooper C. James 15 M W Farm hand     Indiana
Hannah's son, Asail [Asahel] COOPER (æ 21, b. OH), is living in Orange Twp., Noble Co., IN (p. 211B), with the KELLY family.

6.  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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