|Birth:||April 1726, Albany, NY|
|Parents:||Obadiah Cooper 495|
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:||Josina Orchard Cooper 469|
|Children:||Cornelia Cooper Hallenbeck (December 1748 – 23 February 1840)|
He was a baker who was appointed to service positions (constable and firemaster) beginning in 1748. In 1763, his name appeared on a list of Albany freeholders. The next year, he witnessed the will of his Southside neighbor. In 1767, his first ward property was valued on the city assessment roll.
In his fifties at the outbreak of hostilities in 1775, traditional resources have called him actively "antiTory." Identified in 1780 as "of the Helderbergs," he thwarted thieves who attempted to rob his house. The Albany Board met at his house on at least one occasion. Later, he was granted a land bounty right in conjunction with the Third Regiment of the Albany County militia.
Jacob Cooper lived until 1813. His will passed probate in June. He had lived more than eighty-seven years.
- The Albany City Council [ a roster of officeholders, 1686-1800 ]
- Upstate New York in the 1760s: Tax Lists and Selected Militia Rolls of Old Albany County, 1760-1768, compiled by Florence Christoph
- Buy High Point, Don’t Let It be Sold Out by John Wolcott