man David D Cooper‏‎, son of Marcom Cooper and Sarah Cooper‏.
Born ‎ 1725 at VA, died ‎ May 7, 1792 at Thickitty, Spartainburg Dist., S C‎, 66 or 67 years, buried ‎ 1792 at Spartenburg, SC
[1835673.ged]

David is said to have come to this country from England with at least two brothers. He is believed to have landed in Virginia and migrated down to North Carolina where he may have started his family. He moved from the Edgecombe, Nash County, North Carolina area to Wake County, North Carolina where he is known to have owned land. He apparently then moved to Spartanburg County, South Carolina area about 1758, where he lived the remainder of his life. David's Will names his wife and all of his children.

Apparently, some of the older children had started families along his route and stayed in the area as David, Elizabeth, and the younger family moved on. This is unusual as normally the children migrated and left the parents behind.

Others have information that David was born in Virginia and was the son of William Cooper & Elizabeth, who were both from England. They had children: George 1715, Ann 1717, John 1720, Marvin 1721, David 1725, Thomas, & James.[marshallc83.ged]
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Birth, Marriage, & Death > U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Name: Elizabeth Wilder
Gender: female
Birth Year: 1726
Spouse Name: David Cooper
Spouse Birth Place: VA
Spouse Birth Year: 1725
Number Pages: 1
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1790 Census Not stated, Spartenburgh, SC
David Cooper Free W Males including head of household 16 & up 2, under 16 none
Free W Females incl head of household 2
Slaves 1
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Will of David Cooper dated 17 Mar 1792, copied from Box 7, package 15 Spartanburg, South Carolina.

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I David Cooper of the state of South Carolina and County of Spartanburg being old and well stricken in years and weak and sickly in body yet perfect and sound in mind and memory thanks be to God for His mercies. Calling to mind the mortality (?) of the body and that it is appointed for
man once to die and after that to Judgement I do hereby make and ordain this to be my last will and testament and first I yield my soul unto God that gave it to me in hopes of a happy ( ? ) through the tender mercies of Jesus Christ and my body unto the dust from whence it came to be buried with a decent burial at the discretion of my executors in hopes of a happy resurrection from the dead and all my worldly goods and chattel that the lord has been pleased to bless me with I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Elisabeth Cooper one featherbed and furniture and lend unto her also one negro woman named Pol and one gray mare and colt and two cows and calves and household and kitchen furniture and if there is a (?)ight obtained for the land on which I now dwell to me or to my heirs that my wife shall have her dwelling on that all the days of her life and at her death all that remains of the lent property unto my wife shall be equally divided between my son Edward Cooper and my daughter Elizabeth Cooper and also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rehab Fowler one featherbed and furniture and one white horse and two cows and calves and one heffer and one iron pot which I intrusted her with at her marriage and which she ha
already in her hands and also I also give and bequeath unto my son Marcome Cooper three head of sheep which he hath already in his hands and also I give and bequeath unto my son William Cooper one
featherbed and furniture, one gray mare and two cows and two cows and calves which he hath already in his hands and I also give and bequeath unto my son John Cooper one featherbed and furnitrue two
cows and calves and a heffer and one bay mare which he hath already in his hands and I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Charity Wilmuth one featherbed and furniture and one cow which she hath already in her hands and I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Orpah Amos one featherbed and furniture and two cows and one calf which she hath already in her hands and I also give and bequeath unto my son Sion Cooper one bay horse bridle and saddle which he hath already in his hands and two cows and calves which he hath lately received an two heffers which he is to receive and also I give and bequeath unto my son Malleki one bay horse bridle and saddle and a rifel gun which he hath already in his
hands and I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Cooper one black mare and one featherbed and fruniture and two cows and calves and one flax wheel which is her present (?) portion and I also give
and bequeath unto my son Edward Cooper one featherbed and furniture and three young horses, two sorrels and one black and two cows and calves and 1 13 ? 19 ( ? ) money which is in the hands of my
son John Cooper and one rifle gun and I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Malleki Cooper as my executor of this my last will and testement and I so also dis(???) and make void all other former will ( ? ) and bequeaths by (?) whatsoever acknowledging this to be my last will and testament. ( ? )
pronounced ratified and confirmed signed sealed and acknowledged this seventeenth day of March in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and ninety two in the presents of
Fred Trimmor David x Cooper
Obadiah Watson
Daniel Ledbetter

Married ‎ 1751 at Spartenburg, SC (40 or 41 years married) to:

woman Elizabeth Mary "Elizabeth Wilder" Wilder‏‎
Born ‎ 1726 at Edgecombe, Nash, NC, USA, died ‎ 1805 at Gafney, Cherokee, SC‎, 78 or 79 years, 1st married/ related to: George Jackson, ‎2nd marriage to: David D Cooper
Birth, Marriage, & Death > U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Name: Elizabeth Wilder
Gender: female
Birth Year: 1726
Spouse Name: David Cooper
Spouse
Birth Place: VA
Spouse Birth Year: 1725
Number Pages: 1

Children:

1.
man Marcum "Marcome Cooper" Cooper‏
Born ‎ 1750 at Edgecombe, Nash, NC, USA, died ‎ 1840 at Nash, NC, USA‎, 89 or 90 years

Marc drew 8 pounds, 12 shillings for service in the Revolutionary War. This may
have abeen for service or for provisions provided to the Continental Army.
According to the 1790 Census, he had three sons over 16, three under 16, four
females and four slaves.
Note: See Will dated 30 Aug 1809, recorded in Nashville, Nash Co, NC, in file
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Sources:
Title: Leon Barton
Repository:
Call Number:
Media: Interview
UNCLE3@prodigy.comEvent: LDS Ancestral File 120J-6KW 1 2 3 5 6
Census: 1782 Nash Co., North Carolina Early Tax List (Marcom) 1 2 3 5 6
Census: 1790 Nash Co., North Carolina 1 2 3 5 6
Census: 1800 Nash Co., North Carolina p.95 (Marcom) 1 2 3 5 6
Note:
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!Source: Family Group Sheets from Earline Day.!Source: Family Group Sheets from Earline Day.[1835673.ged]
From Appendix D [The Marcum Cooper Family] of The Rackley Family of Nash County, North Carolina, by
Timothy Wiley Rackley, pages 739-756:

Marcum was a son of David Cooper and his wife Mary, who were in Nash County as early as 1748. David eventually moved into Wake County, North Carolina, and owned land on Little River. He later moved to the Spartanburg District of South Carolina. In his will dated 17 March 1792, David Cooper "gave and bequeathed unto his son Marcome Cooper three head of sheep which he hath already." (Last will and testament of David Cooper, Spartanburg District, South Carolina.

On 22 October 1764, Marcum Cooper purchased 100 acres on the north side of Sapony Swamp on Stoney Branch from Edward Moore. On 3 November 1770, Marcome Cooper purchased 417 acres on the bank of Sapony Swamp at the mouth of Stoney Branch from William Worrel and his wife Elizabeth. In 1785 he purchased 206 acres, 165 acres, and 75 acres of land holdings ranged along the south side of Roady \\\\\\\\\Branch and the north side of Sapony. His wife was Sarah (Sally) Jackson, daughter of George Jackson. According to family Bible records of David Cooper (son of Marcum Cooper) and Marcum's last will and testament [Nash County, North Carolina deed bppls. ,arroage regoster. amd estates records], eight children were born to Marcum and Sally: Vinson, Hardy, David, Rhoda, George, and William (Billy), John D and Mary.
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U S Federal Census Index for North Carolina 1790-1890
Name: Marcom Cooper State: NC County: Nash Year: 1782 Database: NC Early Census Index
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Nash County NC - CENSUS - 1790 Census - Halifax District
1st free white males under 16 years
3rd all other free persons
5th slaves

Cooper, Marcome................................3-3-4-0-4
Jackson, Wm...................................1-1-4-0-4

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Taylor, Rosaman, Nash Co. Will file, CR.069.801.8, 19 Apr 1827, proved
Aug Ct 1829, “being very old and feeble”; executor George Cooper, being
“anxious to dispose of my worldly goods” “amongst my blood relations”- all my
negro slaves (Porte, Harriett, Yancy, Isaac, America, Mingo, Milly, Harry,
(Granberry) to be equally divided between George Cooper, William Cooper and
John Deans; my land which I have deeded to George Cooper; all other property
divided among George Cooper, William Cooper and John Deans; executor to carry
on suit in Nash court between myself and the heirs of Saml. Winstead, if suit
is lost, damages to be paid from my money, signed Rosaman Taylor (X), wit.
(either A. or Hy Blount), Abraham Evans. 1-6-00.









2.
woman Rehab Ann "Rehab Cooper" Cooper‏
Born ‎ 1748 at Edgecombe, Nash, NC, USA, died ‎ 1853 at Home Thomas Verser, Demark, TN, USA‎
3.
man William Cooper‏‎
Born ‎ 1752 at NC, died ‎ UNKNOWN‎
4.
woman Charity Cooper‏
Born ‎ 1756 at Spartensburg Dist, SC, died ‎ UNKNOWN‎
Birth, Marriage, & Death U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

Name: Charity Cooper
Gender: female
Birth Year: 1756
Spouse Name: John Wilmuth
Number Pages: 1


5.
man John Cotten Cooper‏‎
Born ‎ 1758 at Spartensburg Dist, SC, died ‎ UNKNOWN‎
John Cooper Will-1784
Posted by: Marta Patterson Date: December 17, 2000 at 20:56:34
of 561


In the Name of God, Amen. I JOHN COOPER, of the County of Nash and State of North Carolina being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz:

Imprimis: I give and bequeath to my wife PENELOPE, one feather bed and furniture , one horse called Roger, one side saddle and bridle and one chest to her heirs and assigns. I also lend my negro JUDE to my wife for the term of six years after my decease and the xpiration of that time or if my wife should die before, I give the said negro JUDE and all her increase to my daughter MARY COOPER to her and her heirs and assigns forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son CANNAN COOPER, one feather bed and furniture, one dish, two plates, one bason, three sheep ? him his heirs and assigns forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son REUBEN COOPER, one hundred acres of land be it more or less on the East side of the Kaw branch bounded by a line of marked trees from GRIFFINS line to JOHN HUNTS line to him his heirs and assigns forever.

Item: I give to my daughter SARAH DEEN, five shillings and no more.

Item: I give to my son EDWARD COOPER, five shillings and no more.

Item: I give to my son WILLIAM COOPER, five shillings and no more.

Item: I give to my son JAMES COOPER, five shillings and no more.

Item: I give to my daughter AMY COOPER, five shillings and no more.

Item: I lend the use and profit of my plantation and all my land which I have not given to my sons CANNON and REUBEN to my said wife PENELOPE during her natural life and at her death, I give and bequeath the same to my sons JOHN and JOEL COOPER to them, their heirs and assigns forever.

Item: I give to my daughter MARY COOPER, one feather bed and furniture to her, her heirs and assigns forever.

Item: I give to my daughter MOURNING COOPER, one bed and furniture, one chest, one desk and one bason to her, her heirs and assigns forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son JOHN COOPER, one sorrel colt to him and his heirs and assigns forever.

Item: I give to my son JOEL COOPER, one sorrel year old colt to him his heirs and assigns forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son MARK COOPER, one still worn and cap to him, his heirs and assigns forever.

Item: I give to my daughter PENELOPE COOPER, one feather bed and furniture to her heirs and assigns forever.

Item: I lend all the rest and residue of my estate to my wife PENELOPE during her widowhood and at her death or marriage, I give the same to four of my children namely, JOH, JOEL, PENELOPE and MARK to be equally divided among them to their heirs and assigns forever.

I do constitute and appoint my wife PENELOPE, my sons EDWARD, REUBEN, and CANNON exeutors to this my last will and testament.

In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th day of December 1784.

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence of
AHARDY GRIFFIN, ARCHIBALD GRIFFIN, W.L. MEANEY

February Term 1785
The above mentioned will was duly proved in open court by the oath of HARDY GRIFFIN and W.L. MEARNEY, two subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion oredered to be recorded.
And is registered in obedience to the above order. Attest Wm Hall C.C.
Item: 34, Page 34

Nash County, North Carolina
Record of Wills, Book 1
1776-1872, LDS 419419

6.
woman Oprah Cooper‏
Born ‎ 1758 at Nash, NC, died ‎ 1835 at Roane, TN‎, 76 or 77 years
7.
man Sion Cooper‏‎
Born ‎ 1760 at Nash Co., NC, died ‎ UNKNOWN‎
8.
man Malachia Cooper‏‎
Born ‎ Apr 4, 1762 at NC, died ‎ UNKNOWN‎
Birth, Marriage, & Death > Edgecombe County, North Carolina Vital Records, 1720-1880 Cooper, Malachai Death Aft 1790
9.
woman Elizabeth Cooper‏‎
Born ‎ 1764 at Nash Co., NC, died ‎ UNKNOWN‎
10.
man Edward Ned Cooper‏‎
Born ‎ Aug 17, 1773 at Nash Co., NC, died ‎ UNKNOWN‎