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William COOPER
Catharine STROUP
Husband:  William COOPER
Birth:  1827/8, MO or 16 Aug 1826, Carlyle, Clinton Co., IL
Death:  14 Aug 1879, Jefferson Co., MO
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  William Thomas COOPER
Mother:  Delphia Elizabeth FRAZIER

Although William consistently gives his birth location as MO in the censuses, his mother was clearly in the 1830 and 1840 censuses of IL, and secondary sources give his birthplace as Carlyle.

Wife:  Catharine STROUP
Birth:  7 May 1828, Joachim Twp., Jefferson Co., MO
Death:  6 Jul 1887, Jefferson Co., MO
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Peter STROUP
Mother:  Ms. __?__
Children born in Jefferson Co., MO:
  1.  Delpha / Delphia Elizabeth COOPER, b. 11 Sep 1848
  2.  Sarah Ellen COOPER, b. 13 Mar 1851
  3.  Henry Frank COOPER, b. Apr 1853
  4.  Suzanna / Rosanna F. COOPER, b. 1854/5
  5.  Peter R. COOPER, b. 19 Mar 1858
  6.  Clara Cassandra COOPER, b. 5 Sep 1859
  7.  John C. Fremont COOPER, b. 5 Oct 1861
  8.  Jessie Alice COOPER, b. 1862; m. John PATTEN (1853/4-    )
  9.  Thomas Augusta COOPER, b. 18 Feb 1866
10.  Dora Katherine COOPER, b. 18 May 1870
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Missouri

Sources (n.b., Illinois achieved statehood in 1818; Clinton Co., IL, was formed in 1824 from Bond and Washington Cos.):

1.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900:  not found.

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #136 of 153):  District No. 42, Jefferson Co., MO, p. 474B, 1011/1011, enumerated 25 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
William Cooper 22 M   Farmer 150 Mo
Catharine  " 22 F       Mo
Delpha E   "  2 F       Mo

3.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #18 of 27):  Hillsboro P.O., Central Twp., Jefferson Co., MO, Roll 626 (Book 1), p. 534, PN 18, 129/130, enumerated 30 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Wm Cooper 33 M   Farmer   600 Mo
Catharine 32 F         "
Elizabeth 12 F         "
Sarah E  9 F         "
Henry F  8 M         "
Suzanna F  5 F         "
Peter R  2 M         "
The 5-yr-old's name is clearly "Suzanna."

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #31 of 48):  Hillsboro P.O., Joachim Twp., Jefferson Co., MO, Roll 783 (Book 1), p. 260A, PN 31, 225/230, enumerated 20 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Cooper William 42 M W works on farm 800 510 Missouri  
______ Catharine 32 F W keeps house     "  
______ Frank 17 M W at home     "  
______ Rosana 15 F W "     "  
______ Peter 11 M W "     "  
______ Clara 10 F W "     "  
______ Fremont  8 M W "     "  
______ Alice  8 F W "     "  
______ Thomas  4 M W "     "  
______ Dora 3/12 F W       " May
The 15-yr-old's name is clearly "Rosana."

5.  LDS.  Family Search: Census Index/Extraction: 1880 United States (online at FamilySearch.org):  can't find Catherine, at least not in Jefferson County under surname COOPER.  Daughter, Dora COOPER (age 10), appears to be living with her sister, Jessie Alice (COOPER) PATTEN (age 18), and her husband, John PATTEN (age 26), in Jefferson Co., MO.

6.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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