WILLIAM KENNEDY COOPER
8 thTENNESSEE (DIBRELL'S) CAVALRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 22 Dec 1831 in Overton or White County, TN
Died: 22 Mar 1914in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Cooper Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Thomas and Catherine (Rogers) Cooper

Married: Susan Caroline Lafayette Goodwin 28 July 1861 in Putnam County, TN
Born: 3 May 1838 in Franklin County, Virginia
Died: 4 Jan 1925in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Cooper Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Robert and Susan (Hodge) Goodwin

Children:

  1. Josie E. Cooper
  2. William C. Cooper
  3. Robert T. Cooper
  4. Stephen Cooper
  5. Kate Cooper

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: Gabriel Marion Cooper
  • Brother: Nathan Cooper
  • Brother-in-Law: John T. Hall

MILITARY INFORMATION

13 th(Gore's) Tennessee Cavalry
(also known as 8 thTennessee Cavalry)
Company C & F

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted: 1 Sep 1862 at Cookeville
  • 12 Oct 1862: Present
  • Jun 30 - Dec 31, 1864: Present

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S5325

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ABSTRACT

  • Filed: 29 Jul 1903
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Brotherton, Putnam County, TN
  • Member: Co. C 8th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment
  • Wounds: at Franklin, TN
  • Born: 1830 Putnam County
  • Enlisted: 1861, Col. Dibrell, Capt. Woolsey, 1st Lieutenant Wood, 2nd Lieutenant Lacey, 3rd Lieutenant Smith
  • Wounds: Hearing was almost destroyed
  • Wife is 66 years old
  • 3 sons and 2 daughters
  • Attest: Columbus Jackson Davis & John T. Hall

Supporting Documents:

  • J. T. Pointer (23 Feb 1904) - Tax Assessment
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (9 Mar 1905) - Status given
  • B. F. Ferguson (18 Nov 1905) - Supports Claim
  • W. K. Cooper (18 Nov 1905) - Under Oath
  • T. H. Cooper, MD (21 Nov 1905) - Exam
  • W. C. Cooper (17 Jul 1914) - Requests pension for WKC's widow

WIDOW'S PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

W5641

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ABSTRACT

  • Filed: 17 October 1914
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Brotherton, Putnam County, TN
  • Resident of the state for 64 years
  • Born in Franklin County, Virginia on 3 May 1838
  • Married in Putnam County, but the records burned when the Court House burned
  • Husband died 20 March 1914
  • They had five children, 3 boys and 2 girls: N. C. Cooper 40; Robt Cooper 41; E. J. Cooper 25; Jesse 22; and Kelo Cooper 44.
  • Witnesses: John J. Brewer & J. E. Bilbrey
    • Known her for 24-25 years
    • W. K. Cooper died 20 March 1914 at Brotherton

Supporting Documents

  • Voucher for 1 Sept 1910
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (8 April 1905) - Request Service Records
  • War Department (11 April 1905) - Send Service Records
  • Frank Moses to John J. Brewer (17 Nov 1914) - You were a witness to this application. Was your answer to the questions Has she remained unmarried since death of soldier and Is she his widow correct?
  • John J. Brewer to Frank Moses (17 Nov 1914) - the answer to both questions is "yes."
  • Special Examiner (22 May 1915) - We are missing some papers from the Soldiers Application. If you have them, can you send them?
  • Mrs. Susanne Caroline Cooper (9 May 1915) - Her voucher for the last quarter of 1914 and first quarter of 1915 has been misplaced. She wants another voucher. Her former address was at Brotherton, TN, but she is now at Oakhill, TN.
  • Special Examiner (31 July 1915) - You requested a voucher, but you were not put on the roll until April 1915. You are not due a voucher.

WIDOW'S PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

W5909

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ABSTRACT

  • Filed: 11 May 1915
  • Accepted
  • Name: Susan Caroline Lafayette Cooper
  • Residence: Brotherton, Putnam County, TN
  • Resident of the state since 1840
  • Born in Virginia
  • Maiden Name: Susan C. L. Goodwin
  • Married in Putnam County on 28 July 1861 to William K. Cooper who was born in either Overton or White County
  • Husband died 20 March 1914
  • They had five children, Josie born 23 June 1862; W. C. Cooper born 27 Jan 1865; Robert Cooper born 23 Aug 1866; Kate Cooper born 1 July 1870; Stephen born 7 July 1873.
  • Witnesses: Paulina A. Hall
    • Lives at Monterey Putnam County
    • They are sisters.
    • She resides at Brotherton and was born in Virginia
    • WKC and Susan Goodwin were married 28 July 1861 by Rev. Isaac Buck. Paulina Hall was present at the wedding.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 62
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 37
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 14
  • 1880 Census:
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 3B
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 94B

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
16 April 1914,
Vol. XII, No. 15, Page 1

  • W. K. Cooper of Brotherton died Mar 14, 1914, in his 82nd year, have been born Dec 22, 1831. He was a veteran of the Civil War and died as he lived, a consecrated Christian.

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