Dixon Cooper was a farmer / laborer in Honeycutts, Sampson, North Carolina.
Listing Wm Catchum, 23; Margaret, 26; Sarah E, 11 months. In a second household is listed Solomon Catchum, 46; Dianna, 40; Laura, F, 17; Lina E., F, 15; Constantine, M, 10; Oliver, M, 8; Clark, M, 5; Susan, F, 2; Witt, M, 1. Living in Carroll, TN, USA.
Household ID: 546, Line Number: 27, Affiliate Name: NARA, Affiliate Publication Number: M432, GS Film Number: 24564, Digital Folder Number: 004191099, Image Number: 00087
Added by Michael D. Ketchum 31 August 2014
Listing William Ketchum, 36; Margaret Ketchum, 34; Sarah Ketchum, 11; Monroe Ketchum, 7; Marion Ketchum, 5; E.J. Ketchum, 3; E.L. Ketchum, 3 mo. Living in Harris Township, Ripley County, Missouri. They are living near William's mother and the rest of his siblings.
Household ID: 98, GS Film Number: 803643, Digital Folder Number: 004233992, Image Number: 00427
Added by Michael D. Ketchum 31 August 2014
Death Certificate, David Ketchum (son)
Death Certificate for David Ketchum, 2 May, 1920, 6:32 AM. Cause of death listed as Influenza with contributory emphysema. Occupation listed as farmer/painter. Date of birth listed as 26 October 1863.
Father's name listed as William.
Added by Michael D. Ketchum 30 August 2014
There is a record for his son, Erastus R. Cooper, in the Confederate Army. His residence in 1860 was listed as Owensville, Sampson County, NC.
July 10, 1863 – Enlisted at Cumberland County, NC. 2nd Battalion North Carolina Local Defense Troops, Company B. Rank: Private. January 1, 1864 – Transferred to 2nd Battalion North Carolina Local Defense Troops, Company F
March 30, 1864 – Returned to Company B after failing to procure a horse. Present or Accounted for through December 1864. Buried at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Falcon, Cumberland County, NC.
There is a record for his son, James Cooper, in the Confederate Army. His residence is in 1860 is listed as Owensville, Sampson County, NC.
May 9, 1861 – Enlisted at Sampson County, NC. 20th North Carolina Regiment, Company F. Rank: Sergeant. July 1862 – Died of disease at Richmond, VA.
There is a record for his son, Thomas Cooper, in the Confederate Army. His residence is in 1860 is listed as Owensville, Sampson County, NC.
March 12, 1862 – Enlisted at Sampson County, NC. 46th North Carolina Regiment, Company I. Rank: Private. September 14, 1862 – Captured at Fredericksburg, VA. Confined at Fort Delaware, DE.
October 2, 1862 – Paroled and transferred to Aiken’s Landing, James River, VA. November 10, 1862 – Exchanged. January-February, 1863 – Returned to Duty. July 25, 1864 – Sent to hospital at Fayetteville, NC.
November 6, 1864 – Furloughed for sixty days. March 31, 1865 – Captured at Hatcher’s Run, VA. Confined at Point Lookout, MD. June 26, 1865 – Released after taking the Oath of Allegiance. Buried at Green Hill Cemetery,
Greensboro, Guilford County, NC.
Son, Leonidus Cooper, buried at New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Houston County, Alabama, USA.
Son, Almon (Alman) Cooper, buried at Sardis Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas, USA.
Son, Eli Cooper, buried at Mintz Baptist Church Cemetery, Roseboro, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA.
Daughter, Mary Elmire Cooper Owen, buried at Mintz Baptist Church Cemetery, Roseboro, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA.
Dixon Cooper was the son of Jacob Cooper, the son of Fleet Cooper, Jr. His last will and testament reads as follows:
In the name of God Amen
I Fleet Cooper of the County of Sampson and state of North Carolina being weak in body tho sound in mind do herby make and ordain this my last will and testament as follows. First I give and bequeath unto my son '
John Cooper a negro man named Cupit to him and his heirs. Secondly to my son Daniel Cooper the land and plantation where I now live beginning on or near the river run thence west with Coor Coopers line including
the Juniper Branch thence across the said branch near Lockamay thence to Daniel Coopers corner in mocoson above the mouth of the Hogpen Branch thence with the same including the mill and two acres on the other
side thence mocoson to the back line in Cohary Swamp joining Elizabeth Cooper line thence to the beginning containing six hundred acres more or less to him and his heirs to take possession there of so as to sell
or other ways to dispose of after the death of my wife Sarah Cooper. Further it is my will that my wife Sarah Cooper have the use of the plantation and tools and stock of all kinds and housel goods. It is further
my will that after my wife dies that my daughter Elizabeth Pope, Jacob Cooper, John Cooper, if living at the time, Wilson Cooper, Mary Butler, Sarah Porter, Daniel Cooper, Nancy Cooper, Penolope Cooper, Dise Cooper,
Roda Cooper shall make a division of the fore mentioned property, stocks of all kinds and plantation, tools and housel goods together with the following negroes. A negro girl named Susy together with her increase
to who so ever they fall to. Another negro girl named Rose together with her increase to who so ever she may fall to. A negro boy named Dick and another negro boy named Cuff. All comes into the former division and
if neither to be sold and make a division.
It is further my will that all those things mentioned belong to the legates to them and their heirs with the following provision. Elizabeth Pope being considered to have received fifty dollars formally. Mary Butler
having received two cows and a calf and a feather bed formerly. Sarah Porter having received two cows and calves and feather bed formerly. Nancy Cooper, Penolope Cooper, Dise Cooper, Roda Cooper have not received
cows, calves and beds as the others.
And I hereby acknowledge this and no other to be my last will and testament and I leave Jacob Cooper and Daniel Cooper executors to the same with this provision that the said Jacob Cooper and Daniel Cooper with the
consent of my wife Sarah shall if they judge it necessary hire out the said Cupit which money may be applied to pay debts if any or applied to the use of the family for two years if required.
And further that said Jacob and Daniel Cooper with the consent of my wife Sarah if the cattle increases sufficient may go to the girls which have not received and take receipts in order for settlement.
NB it is my desire that Jacob and Daniel Cooper shall have my blacksmith tools for their trouble.
NB that Daniel Cooper be not interrupted on the land where he now lives from clearing or any other use.
In witness where of I have his own testimony hand an seal this fifth day of February 1816.
"signed" Fleet Cooper
Test. Blackmam Crumpler
February Term 1828
This was the above will duly proven in open court and ordered to be recorded in the Clerk's office.
Thos. A. (illegible) C. C.
Taken from the Religious Herald, February 22, 1828, pg 27: "Died, in Sampson county, NC, after a few days' illness, the Rev. Fleet Cooper, in the seventy-ninth year of his age. The deceased had been an advocate for
the doctrines of the cross in the Baptist church for fifty years, left behind him an unblemished reputation, and died in the full assurance of a glorious immortality. 'Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord,
from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit, for the rest from their labors and their works do follow them.'"
The following is taken from the Goshen Baptist Association Minutes, 1828 (NC). "Resolved that these Minutes contain an obituary notice of the death of Elder Fleet Cooper, of Sampson County, who rested from his
labors in the month of March last. Brother Cooper was a faithful Minister of the Gospel, incessantly toiling for the salvation of his fellowmen. Few, if any, within our knowledge, have borne the burden and heat
of the day more emphatically than brother Cooper. His circle of religious acquaintance was very large, in which he was much beloved. Thus the routine of Ministerial and Christian duty ran round in the midst of
wearisome fatigue and privation, for about fifty years; and it was remarkable that his eyes were not dim, nor his force abated, relative to the great concern of Religion, to the close of his toilsome pilgrimage.
The subject of this notice, as a man, appeared somewhat blunt in his manners, on a superficial acquaintance; but was found to be essentially kind and polite on further intercourse. His was that love which was free
from his simulation. His public discourses, in the judgment of the worldling, were often a little rigid, but strictly scriptural in the opinion of the Church, generally doctrinal, though he chiefly excelled in
practical and experimental preaching, the impressions of which will long remain on the hearts of many who have been refreshed and built up by his searching addresses. But his Bible and pulpits are now exchanged,
no doubt, for the sweet vision of eternal blessedness. The large Church on the coheries mourns the loss of so bright a pattern, and so good an earthly shepherd. 'Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my
last end be like his.'"