An Inventory of the Cooper Family Papers, 1780-1926

(3 boxes; 1.5 linear ft.)

RG 5/031


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Table of contents
Abstract
William Cooper, a New Jersey Quaker and Elder of Woodbury Monthly Meeting, married Sarah Morgan in 1806. They had six children and resided at “Greenfield” in Woodbury. This collection contains family correspondence, wills and marriage certificates, other manuscript and printed materials, memorabilia, and photographs of the ancestors and descendents of William and Sarah Morgan Cooper. Includes historical writings of Howard Mickle Cooper and the genealogical notes of Lucy Smyth.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE William Cooper, a New Jersey Quaker and Elder of Woodbury Monthly Meeting, married Sarah Morgan in 1806. They had six children and resided at “Greenfield” in Woodbury.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE RECORDS Family correspondence, wills and marriage certificates, other manuscript and printed materials, memorabilia, and photographs of the ancestors and descendents of William and Sarah Morgan Cooper. Includes historical writings of Howard Mickle Cooper and the genealogical notes of Lucy Smyth

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into seven series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Cooper family
  • Quakers -- New Jersey - Woodbury
  • Woodbury (N.J.)
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Cooper, Howard M. (Howard Mickle), 1844-1922
  • Cooper, Lucy S. (Lucy Smyth), 1853-1924
  • Cooper, Sarah, 1774-1848
  • Cooper, William, 1770-1850
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: Before 1967
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Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Ser. 1. Correspondence, 1834-1921

William Cooper to John Cooper, Greenfield 3/31/1834 (copy) Box 1

Mary [Cooper?] to Ann [Cooper?], Byberry 8/23/1857 Box 1

[Elizabeth M. Cooper?] to Anna Richardson, Phila. 9/3/1890 Box 1

Lydia Griscom to?, Greenfields 8/14/1909 Box 1

Lydia Griscom to cousin Howard Cooper, Greenfields 11/15/1909 Box 1

Lydia Biddle to Howard [Cooper?], Lansdowne, Pa. 2/13/1910 Box 1

Wm. A. Cooper to Howard [Cooper?], Conshohocken 5/15/1921 Box 1

Ser. 2. Genealogy

Lucy Smyth Cooper Genealogical notes: Box 2

Betts Family notes (2 volumes) Box 2

Canby Family notes (1 volume) Box 2

Seal Family notes (1 volume) Box 2

Smyth Family notes (4 volumes) Box 2

Ancestral Tablets
Includes Canby, Gilpin, Gregg, Paxson, Richards, Shipley and many others.
(1 volume) Box 2

Miscellaneous notes: small notebooks, letters, and loose notes of different sizes. (3 packets) Box 3

Ser. 3. Wills, 1780-1885
Box 1
Also includes papers connected with the wills.


Hannah Jessup 1780 Box 1

James Cooper 1790 Box 1

Mary Cooper 1794 Box 1

Rebecca Cooper 1799 Box 1

James Cooper 1819 Box 1

John Cooper 1830 Box 1

Joseph Kaighn 1841 Box 1

William Cooper 1850 Box 1

Joseph Morgan 1864 Box 1

Joseph M. Cooper 1885 Box 1

Ser. 4. Manuscript material, 1987-1921

“Newton Meeting--A Retrospect," by Howard M. Cooper
Read before the Friends' Lyceum, Camden, N.J. Received 11/28/1962.
1876 1mo 14 Box 1

Printed materials, 1896-1921:

Cooper, Howard M.: William Cooper of “Greenfield” Woodbury, N.J. and his Cooper ancestry. 1896 Box 1

Cooper Re-union at Greenfields, N.J. 9mo. 18, 1909 Box 1

McGeorge, Isabella Crater: Ann Whitall's Duty
Printed in The American Monthly Magazine.
September, 1901 Box 1

Bicentennial Celebration of Erection of Friends Meeting House, Woodbury Comfort, William Wistar
William Cooper and the Friends in England and America, Part II (in Bulletin of Friends Historical Society of Philadelphia.
1921 5mo Box 1

Ser. 5. Newspaper clippings, 1921

John Cooper, Patriot, by Isabella Crater McGeorge
Looking Backward (Philadelphia Evening Bulletin). Obituaries, etc.
April 22, 1921 Box 1

Ser. 6. Memorabilia, 1829-1934

Birth Announcement, Sarah Cooper Griest, 1922 Box 1

Birthdays of family & Friends 1889 Box 1

Medical certificates: Anna Richardson 1899-1902 Box 1

Speech by Lucy Cooper Walker at Cooper family reunion at Greenfields Nov. 1934 Box 1

Testimonies for, 1910-1926:

Annie Cooper Lippincott 1910 Box 1

Sarah Cooper 1923 Box 1

Anna Richardson 1926 Box 1

Invitation to funeral of Sarah Kaighn 1842 11mo 9 Box 1

Invitation to hear Grattan Guiness 1860 4mo 11 Box 1

Disownments, 1929-1837:

Disownment of Mary Kaighn, Haddonfield Meeting 1837 8mo 14 Box 1

Disownment of John Cooper, Woodbury Meeting. 1836 3mo 1 Box 1

Disownment of Joseph Kaighn, and wife Sarah, Haddonfield Meeting 1829 6mo 8 Box 1

Ser. 7. Pictures, late 1800s-1924

William J. Cooper (1849-1925) c. 1924 Box 1

Group: Caroline M. Cooper, Sarah Bancroft Clark, Emma C. Bancroft, William P. Bancroft c.1899 Box 1

Cooper family reunion pictures, 1909-1910

Group: William J. Cooper, George K. Johnson, Emma McIlvain Cooper, Sallie K. Johnson, Lucy Smyth Cooper, Howard M. Cooper, Mary Cooper Johnson (Griest), Emily Cooper (Johnson). At Cooper Reunion, Woodbury, N.J. 1909 Box 1

Group: Anne T. Hilles, Sarah Tatum Hilles, Joseph T. Hilles. At Cooper Reunion, Woodbury N.J. 1909 Box 1

Group: Emily Kaighn Smith, Robert Kaighn, Anna K. Smith, Mary M. Kaighn, Sarah C. Kaighn. Cooper Reunion 1909 Box 1

Group: Mary M. Kaighn, Lucy Cooper Walker, Sallie Kaighn, Emma C. Bancroft, Howard M. Cooper, Caroline M. Cooper, William A. Cooper, Anna Kaighn Smith, Robert Kaighn, Sarah Tatum Hilles, Annie Cooper Lippincott, Lydia C. Biddle, Sallie K. Johnson, Mary K. Richardson, William G. Cooper. Cooper Reunion 1909 Box 1

Group: Anna Richardson, Wm. Cooper Wilker, Lucy C. Walker, Wm. A. Cooper, Mary Kaighn Richardson (?), Mary Bagg Cooper, Annie Cooper Lippincott, Nathaniel Richardson, Elizabeth C. Richardson, Elisha H. Walker. Cooper Reunion 1909 Box 1

Group: Mary W. Griscom, Howard M. Cooper, Mary Biddle (Fink), Lydia C. Lewis, (Rickman), Lydia Biddle, Mary B. Cooper, Caroline Biddle Lippincott, Robert Biddle, Caroline M. Cooper, Nathaniel Richardson, Lydia Griscom, Helen Conrad Biddle, Elizabeth D. Richardson, Emma McI. Cooper, J. Lawrence Lippincott, Lydia C. Biddle, Emma C. Bancroft, Wm. P. Bancroft, Lucy Biddle Lewis, Wm. J. Cooper, Caroline Biddle (Malin), Lucy Lippincott (Maris), Caroline Lippincott (Forman), Elizabeth Biddle Ayars, Helen Biddle (Porter). Cooper Reunion 1910 Box 1

Group: Deborah Ferris, Anna Ferris, Martha Ferris late 1800s Box 1

Group: Anna and Patty (Martha) Ferris late 1880s Box 1

Group: Deborah and Anna Ferris late 1800s Box 1

Wm. C. Smyth 3/4/1895 Box 1

Mount Holly, N.J., Meeting house Box 1

Stony Brook, N.J., Meeting house Box 1

Wilmington, Del., meeting Box 1

Woodbury meeting house 9/1/1909 Box 1