Silas COOPER

Male Abt 1778 - Aft 1880


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  • Name  Silas COOPER 
    Born  Abt 1778  Greenbrier Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Aft 1880  Lincoln Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5312  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2013 

    Father  Simeon COOPER,   b. Bef 1756,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F25005  Group Sheet

    Family  Lucy HUDSON,   b. Abt 1781, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F25006  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Census: 1820 Lewisburg, Greenbriar Co., VA
      Census: 1830 Western District, Cabell Co. VA
      Census: 1850 10 District, Cabell Co. VA
      Census: 1860 Paw Paw Bottom District, Cabell Co. VA

      Excerpt from
      History of West Virginia in Two Parts
      By Virgil A. Lewis (Corresponding Member of the Virginia Historical Society)
      Published 1889, Philadelphia, by Hubbard Brothers

      pp. 730-733, LINCOLN COUNTY

      Pioneers. ?The first settlement within the county the date of which can be ascertained was that made by Jesse McComas, John McComas, David McComas, William and Moses McComas, all of whom came in the year 1799. In the summer of that year they cultivated twenty acres of corn, probably the first ever grown in the Upper Guyandotte Valley. In the autumn they returned east of the mountains and brought their families. Near them other cabins were soon reared by John Lucas, William Hinch and John Johnson. About the year 1800, Isaac Hatfield settled on Ranger's branch, a tributary of Ten-mile creek, and James Hatfield, William Smith and John L. Baker soon came to reside in the same vicinity. In 1807, Luke Adkins found a home near the mouth of Slash creek, on Mud river, twelve miles southeast of the present site of Hamlin. Near him other cabins were reared by his brothers, John and Mark, William and Richard Lovejoy, William Cummins, Mathias Plumley, Silas Cooper, Hamilton Adkins, Peter Holstein, William Smith and William Cooper. In 1801, John Tackett removed his family to a cabin on Trace-fork creek. Other early settlers along the same stream were James Wells, Jonathan Williams, Joseph Holley, James Alford, Reuben Cremeans, Abraham Smith and George Alford. In 1811, Richard Parsons led the way into the wilderness and settled at the mouth of Cobb's creek. Those who came to reside near him on the stream were Eli Parsons, Samuel M. Midkiff, and James Lively.


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