Obadiah Cooper

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Obadiah Cooper 455
(October 1720 – April 21, 1776)
Birth: October 1720, Albnay, NY
Death: April 21, 1776, Fishkill, Dutchess County, NY
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: Maria Fonda Cooper (June 1724 – 1748)

Obadiah Cooper was born in October 1720. He was the son of Obadiah and Cornelia Gardinier Cooper. He grew up on Albany's Southside but lost his father in 1742. His mother died in 1748.

In March 1743, Obadiah "Jr." married young Maria Fonda at the Albany Dutch church. Two children were christened in the church before Maria died in April 1748. He then took his family to Fishkill where he married Esther Terbos in April 1749. By 1767, eight of their children had been christened in Fishkill. However, he seems to have retained his Albany connection as he was a pewholder and regular baptism sponsor in Albany into the 1750s..

In 1747, he was appointed fire marshall for the second ward.[1] In 1756, the census of hou

seholders identified "Oldiah Cooper" as a tavernkeeper.

This Obadiah Cooper finally settled in Dutchess County and died in Fishkill on April 21,1776. He had lived almost fifty-five years.