Abraham Cooper

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Abraham Cooper 455
(February, 1728 – ?)
Birth: February, 1728
Death: ?
Parents: Obadiah Cooper
Cornelia Gardinier Cooper
Siblings: Anna Cooper Lansing (1714 – ?)
Jacob Cooper (April 1726 – 1813)
Elizabeth Cooper Lansing (August 1724 – 1783)
Abraham Cooper (February, 1728 – ?)
Obadiah Cooper (October 1720 – April 21, 1776)
Sara Cooper Van Benthuysen (October 1722 – ?)
Thomas Cooper (before 1718 – February 1801)
Partners: Catharina Ostrander

Abraham Cooper was born in February 1728. He was the son of Obadiah and Cornelia Gardinier Cooper. He grew up in a large family in a modest home on the Southside of Albany . His father died in 1742 and his mother six years later - leaving him a complete orphan at the age of twenty..

In March 1752, he married Catharina Ostrander of Rensselaerswyck at the Albany Dutch church. By 1766, ten children had been christened in Albany where he was an occasional baptism sponsor. His wife may have died about the time of the birth of their last child.

This tailor's son was a weaver and an Albany householder[1] who was appointed constable for the first ward in 1755[2] and firemaster the year after.

At some time thereafter, he reportedly moved out to Schodack and then to Guilderland in the manor. He is said to have married Lena Van Buren in Kinderhook in June 1779.

In 1766 and '67, his West bank Rensselaerswyck property was valued on Albany County assessment rolls. About that time, his name appeared on the roster of a Rensselaerswyck militia company.

We seek information on his later life and passing.