Chapter 2

GENERATION 1



7-1 JAMES TAYLOR COOPER, SR. 1 son of George and Elizabeth (Kidd) Cooper was born 10 August 1821 in Scotland, died 16 August 1904 in Kellog,Douglas County, Oregon and is buried in Masonic Cemetary, Oakland, Douglas Co., Oregon. He married Harriet Dimmick 13 April 1854 in Umpqua Co., Oregon2, daughter of Ziba and Cynthia (Hall) Dimmick. She was born 07 March 1839 in Stephenson Co., Illinois, and died 26 October 1932 in Gresham, Multnomah County, Oregon3.
More About James Taylor Cooper, Sr.:
Left Scotland 1850 to United States and took the Oregon trail from Council Bluff to the California cutoff. arriving in Salt Lake City first week in July. After two weeks left for the Sacremento Valley.
On 16 September 1850 James was mining for gold on the Cosumnes River in Sacremento County, California
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Sometime later in september he left for Oregon on the brig Kate Heath, arriving at the mouth of the Umqua River in Douglas County, Oregon about the 10th of Oct. 1850.James Taylor's Journey to Oregon.
December 1852 Bought a half-interest in Crescent Ferry from Edward P. Drew.
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1853 Census, Umpqua County, Oregon
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More About Harriet and James Taylor Cooper, Sr:
1857. James & Harriet filed on a donation land claim in Gardiner 21 February 1857, Sold Gardiner claim to Addison & C. Gibbs.
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1860 James & Harrie were living on their homestead in Kellog, Umpqua County, Oregon with their daughter Anna and James sister Anna.
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1864 Sold donation land claim at Kellog and his half of the Crescent Ferry to John A Fryer.
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1872 Elected: Oregon House of Representatives10
13 August 1870 they are listed in the U.S. Census , Calapooia Precinct, Douglas County, Oregon with their children Anna, James, Mary, and Robert. 11
1875 December: Purchased Farm from Rev. J.H.Wilbur. 12
1 January 1876 Harriet presiding at Grange Meeting in Wilbur. 13
1877 February: Planting apple trees on farm at Wilbur, Douglas County.14
1877 March: Bought the land and old dormitory of the Umpqua Academy.15
In 1880 James and Harriet were stillliving in on thir farm at Wilbur with their children Anna, Mary, Robert, Lizzie Anna, James, Mary, and Hettie. 16
1900 James and Harriet returned to Kellog to live at the old Dimmick Homestead.17


Children of JAMES COOPER and HARRIET DIMMICK are:
i. CYNTHIA ELIZABETH COOPER, b. 17 January 1855, Umpqua Co., Oregon; d. 07 June 1855, Umpqua Co., Oregon18.
ii. KATIE COOPER, b. 03 December 1856, Umpqua Co., Oregon d. 26 March 1859, Umpqua Co., Oregon.
6-6 iii. ANNA MAUDE COOPER, b. 18 June 1859, Gardiner, Umpqua Co., Oregon d. 07 December 1922.
iv. GEORGE D. COOPER, b. 21 March 1861, Umpqua Co., Oregon; d. 13 December 1863, Umpqua Co., Oregon.
; v. JAMES TAYLOR COOPER, JR., b. 11 July 1863, Umpqua Co., Oregon; d. 09 July 1873, Umpqua Co., Oregon.
Notes for JAMES TAYLOR COOPER, JR: cause of death; accidently shot.
6-12 vi. MARY EDITH COOPER, b. 28 January 1867, Oregon; d. 20 October 1933, Sherwood, Washington County, Oregon.
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ROBERT RUSSELL COOPER, b. 21 February 1869, Douglas Co, Oregon; d. 30 May 1932, Milton Freewater, Umatilla Oregon.

6-16 viii. ELIZABETH URSALA COOPER, b. 06 June 1871, Oregon; d. 09 June 1963.
ix. HATTIE COOPER, b. about June 1876, Douglas Co, Oregon; d. 04 October 1876, Douglas Co, Oregon
6-18 x. HETTIE DELIGHT COOPER, b.  about June 1876,Douglas Co, Ore.; d. 06 August 1933, Wilbur, Oregon.14

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1. Title: "Pedigree Resource File", database, FamilySearch Source Text: James Taylor /Cooper/ Birth 1822 Scotland - Spouse Harriet /Dimmick/ MarriageApril 1854 Media Type: Web page Confidence: 2. URL:
Title: "Community Trees," database, FamilySearch Source Text: James Taylor /Cooper/Birth 10 August 1821, , Scotland Death 16 August 1904 Kellogg, Douglas, Oregon Father George /Cooper/ Mother Elizabeth /Kidd/ Spouse Harriet /Dimmick/ Marriage 13 April 1854 , Umpqua, Oregon. Sources
1. History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852 - 1982, page 156, 177
2. History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852 - 1987, page 230
3. An Illustrated History of Central Oregon, embracing Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, Crook, Lake and Klamath Counties, Page 378 Media Type: Web page Confidence: 2. URL:
Title: The Coopers Of New Pitsligo July 1988 Author Wilbur D. Cooper Source Text: James Taylor Cooper b. 10 AUG 1821- Scotland d. 16 Aug 1904 Media Type: Web page Confidence: 2

2. Title: "Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975," index and images, FamilySearch Source Text: Name: James T. Cooper Event Type: Marriage Event Date: 1852 Event Place: Umpqua, Douglas, Oregon, United States Gender: Male Spouse's Name: Harriet Dimmick Spouse's Gender: Female Note: principle name: Inserted note in file says Marriage Document missing; recorded in Index. Index information used, with years taken from that index.; spouse name: See Groom note. Index Record used.; Reference ID: bk A, p 5 Media Type: Web page Confidence: 2. URL:

3. Title: International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch Source Text: Harriet /Dimmick/birth:7 March 1839 , , Illinois, PARENTS Father Ziba Dimmick Mother Cynthia Ursula Hall Media Type: Web page Confidence: 2 URL:.
Title:
The Coopers Of New Pitsligo Rev July 17 2000. Author Wilbur D. Cooper Source Text: Harriet DIMMICK b. 1839 Media Type: Web page Confidence: 2.

4. Title: "United States Census, 1850," index, FamilySearch Source Text: James T Cooper - Event Type: Census - Event Year: 1850 - Event Place: Sacramento county, part of, Sacramento, California, United States - Gender: Male - Age: 29 - Race: White - Birth Year (Estimated): 1821 - Birthplace: Scotland - House Number: 9 - Ocupation :Gold Miner Media Type: Web page Confidence: 3. URL:

5. Title: "Umpqua Valley Oregon" Author Harold A. Minter Page 159 Source Text: After Drew* disposed of his interest in the Trenton Ferry, he established the Cresent Ferrytwo miles south,in June 1852. The Indians called the location 'Chinnagouche', meanining crescent. In December of that year, Drew sold a half-interest to J.T.Cooper." *Edward P. Drew Media Type: Book Confidence: 2.
Title: "A History of Oregon Ferries since 1826" Author Charles Floyd Query Page 47
Source Text:
"Crescent Ferrry - Kellog Ferry - Dimmick's Ferry -Dimmick and Fryer Ferry-
1853: In Decenber of 1852, Drew sold one half-interest to James Cooper and was granted a renewed license in April 1853.
1854 Ziba Dimmick bought out Edward Drew and operated the ferry as Dimmick's Ferry.
1864-1889 James A Fryer bought out James Cooper. .... "
Media Type: Book Confidence: 2.Scroll up to Dimmick Ferry URL:

6. Title: Oregon Historical Records Index Source Text: Case # 5285 - Name Cooper, James T
Date 1853 - Record Type Census - County Umpqua - Source Provisional and Territorial
Media Type: Web page Confidence: 2. URL:

7. Title: "Umpqua Valley Oregon" Author Harold A. Minter Page 186 Source Text: xxx Media Type: Book Confidence: 2

8. Title: "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch Source Text: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1860 Event Place: Fifth District, Umpqua, Oregon, United States Jas T Cooper M 39 Scotland - Harriet Cooper F 21 Illinois - Ann Cooper F 1 Oregon - Ann Cooper F 21 Scotland Media Type: Web page Confidence: 3 URL:

9.Title: "Umpqua Valley Oregon" Author Harold A. Minter Page 159 & 187 Source Text:
"In 1864, John A Fryer bought Cooper's donation claim and his half of the ferry." "Cooper sold his claim at Kellog to John A Fryer, Sr., in 1864,"Media Type: Book Confidence: 2.

10. IBID Page 63 Source Text: "I was the first constable of the first Elkton Precinct. I was elected as one of the repesentatives to the legislature in 1872 and got up a bill for $10,000 to build the bridge at Winchester and $15,000 for the wagon road from Wilbur to Green Station. (Two miles South of Roseburg.) Media Type: Book Confidence: 2.

11. Title: "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch Source Text: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1860 Event Place: Oregon, United States
Name           Gender Age Birthplace  Occupation
Jas T Cooper    M     49  Scotland    Farmer
Harriett Cooper F     32  Illinois    Keeping House
Anna Cooper     F     12  Oregon
James Cooper    M     7   Oregon
Mary Cooper     F     4   Oregon
Robert Cooper   M     1   Oregon
Media Type: Web page Confidence: 3 URL:

12. Title: "Douglas County Oregon Newspaper Index 1875-1877"
Author
Genealogical Society of Douglas County Page 38 Source Text:
COOPER, J T - Farm Purchase - Plaindealer - 25 DEC 1875 - pg 3 col 2 Media Type: Book Confidence: 2.
Title: Plaindealer 25 DEC 1875 Source Text: " We understand that hon. J. T. Cooper has purchased Rev. J, Wilbur's farm at Wibur in this county. This farm consists of twelve hundrdacrs, and the pric paid was $5,000 " Media Type: Newspaper Confidence: 2.

13. Title: The Plain Dealer 15 Jan 1876 pg 3 col 5 Source Text: .On January 1st we left Roseburg for Wilbur,where we were permited, "after riding the goat," to sit in the grange and partake of a hearty repast, The grange dinner was a splendid affair, and all enjoyed it. After dinner the grange proceeded to the installation of the following officers for the ensuing year; Mrs. J. T. Cooper officiating: ...' Media Type: Newspaper Confidence: 2

14.Title: Plaindealer 24 February 1877 Source Text: Hon. J.T.Cooper , among other external improvements, as been setting out a good selection of apple trees and shrubbery Media Type: Newspaper Confidence: 2.

15. Title: History of Umpqua Academy R. A. Booth The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society Vol. 19, No. 1 (Mar., 1918), pp. 1-26 Source Text: The ground, 58.43 acres that had been donated by Father Wilbur and that long served as the academy campus, was sold in 1877 for $410 to J. T. Cooper and the old historic building was sold for $300 to D. R. B. Winniford, March 9, 1878. His note, with F. R. Hill as security, was accepted in payment Media Type: Web page Confidence: 2 URL:
Title: Umpqua Valley Oregon Author Harold A. Minter Source Text: "The land donated by Doctor Wilbur and the old dormitory was sold to James t. Cooper in 1877 for $400. Cooper sold the old building to D.R.B.Winford and F.R.Hill For $300."Media Type: Book Confidence: 2.

16.Title: "United States Census, 1880," index, FamilySearch Source Text: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1880 Event Place: Wilbur, Douglas, Oregon, United States
James T Cooper Self M 58 Scotland
Harriet Cooper Wife F 41 Illinois, United States
Annie Cooper Daughter F 21 Oregon, United States
Mary Cooper Daughter F 13 Oregon, United States
Robert R Cooper Son M 11 Oregon, United States
Lizzie Cooper Daughter F 9 Oregon, United States
Hettie Cooper Daughter F 4 Oregon, United States
James Tempelin Other M 26 Tennessee, United States
Sameul Rich Other M 65 Vermont, United States
Media Type: Web page Confidence: 3 URL:

17. Title: "Umpqua Valley Oregon" Author Harold A. Minter Page 187 Source Text: "In the fall of 1900, they returned to Kellog and moved onto the old Ziba Dimmick place with Mrs. Cooper's half-brother Lot Dimmick.Media Type: Book Confidence: 2.
Title: "United States Census, 1990," index, FamilySearch Source Text: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1900 Event Place: Elkton, Scottsburg, and Kellogg Precincts, Douglas, Oregon, United States
James T Cooper Head M 79 Scotland Marriage Year (Estimated): 1855 Immigration Year: 1839 Father's Birthplace: Scotland Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Harriet Cooper Wife F 61 Illinois Number of Living Children: 5 Mother of how many children:10 Father's Birthplace: Ohio Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Media Type: Web page Confidence: 3/URL:

18. Title: The Coopers Of New Pitsligo July 1988 Media Type: Booklete Confidence: 2.

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1 Questionable reliability of evidence.
2 Secondary evidence.
3 Direct & primary evidence.