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The Cooper Family Papers

Box 1: John Cooper, John Campbell, and Other Male Relatives

Folder 1: Twenty-three letters to John Cooper, 1794-1818.


Folder 2: Sixteen Revolutionary War claims made by John Cooper between the years 1828-1835; including:

  • Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury on January 16th 1832 regarding the Revolutionary Claims Act or “An act for the relief of certain surviving Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Revolution,” approved May 15th 1928. 2 copies.

  • Bank note to John Cooper dated September 27th, 1832 for the sum of $40. Paid out to him through the May 15th, 1828 Act of Congress.

  • Letter to John Cooper from the War Department Pension office, August 5, 1835.

  • Letter to John Cooper dated September 12th, 1835 regarding his War Claim being received.

  • Letter about Revolutionary War Application, signed by John Cooper.


Folder 3: Eight Revolutionary War Claims made by John Campbell; including:

  • A bill passed by congress, January 20, 1832.


Folder 4: Eleven unattributed Revolutionary War Claims.


Folder 5: Nineteen land claims -- leases and deed attributed to the Cooper family from 1666-1775; including:

  • Copy of patent, March 18, 1666.

  • Land lease mentioning Cornelia Cooper, April 15, 1667.

  • Copy of the Dutch land lease, 1704.

  • Document transferring land from Johannes Gardner to Obadiah, John, and Jacob Cooper, 1774.

  • Land document, September 23, 1775.

  • Document listing deeds and wills.


Folder 6: Two legal documents; including:

  • Document discussing the release of deed and patent to Obadiah and Cornelia Cooper.


Folder 7: Short memorandum of Edward Cooper’s services.


Folder 8: Three documents from John and Matthew Wendell

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