Cooper, William, 1754-1809

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Founder of Cooperstown, N.Y., member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York State, and first judge of the Otsego County, N.Y. Court of Common Pleas. Cooper was the father of author James Fenimore Cooper.

From the description of Letter, 1792 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122486944

From the description of Letter, 1792 October 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122617685

From the description of Letter, 1792 April 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122519536

From the description of Letter, 1792 January 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122687784

Founder of Cooperstown, New York and the father of James Fenimore Cooper, William Cooper was the first judge of Otsego County and a leading political arbiter of upstate New York during the 1790's. He was twice elected to Congress as a Federalist. As a major land developer for the region, he not only bought and sold property for himself but was a land agent for numerous other large patents.

From the description of Papers, 1712-1900. (Hartwick College). WorldCat record id: 27050326

Founder of Cooperstown, New York and the father of James Fenimore Cooper.

From the description of Family papers, 1800-1900. (Hartwick College). WorldCat record id: 27089493

From the description of Business papers, 1712-1892. (Hartwick College). WorldCat record id: 27089410

From the description of Maps and land surveys, [ca. 1755-1829]. (Hartwick College). WorldCat record id: 27089446

From the description of Correspondence, 1704-1809, bulk 1786-1809. (Hartwick College). WorldCat record id: 27089430

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creatorOf Cooper, William, 1754-1809. Family papers, 1800-1900. Hartwick College, Stevens-German Library
creatorOf Cooper, William, 1754-1809. Letter, 1792 October 12. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Cooper, William, 1754-1809. Letter to Governor John Jay, 1799 October 25. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Day, Robert G. Collection, 1741-1829. Hartwick College, Stevens-German Library
creatorOf Fitch family. Fitch family papers, 1792-1818. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Banyar, Goldsbrow. Land papers, 1728-1868. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Cooper, William, 1754-1809. Letter, 1792 July 22. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Cooper, James Fenimore, 1858-1938. TLS, 1902 Nov. 14, Albany, N.Y., to Henry F. dePuy. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Harison, Richard. Letterbooks and catalog, 1790-1835. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851. Papers, 1792-1884. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Cooper, William, 1754-1809. Business papers, 1712-1892. Hartwick College, Stevens-German Library
creatorOf Cooper, William, 1754-1809. Letter, 1792 January 19. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Cooper, William, 1754-1809. Letter, 1792 April 10. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Hartwick Seminary. Records, 1739-1947, bulk 1796-1928. Hartwick College, Stevens-German Library
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library
referencedIn Fitch family papers, 1792-1818 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Cooper, William, 1754-1809. Maps and land surveys, [ca. 1755-1829]. Hartwick College, Stevens-German Library
creatorOf Cooper, William, 1754-1809. Papers, 1712-1900. Hartwick College, Stevens-German Library
creatorOf Cooper, William, 1754-1809. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Cooper, William, 1754-1809. Correspondence, 1704-1809, bulk 1786-1809. Hartwick College, Stevens-German Library
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associatedWith Banyar, Goldsbrow. person
correspondedWith Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836 person
associatedWith Cooper, Elizabeth Fenimore, d. 1817. person
associatedWith Cooper, Hannah, 1777-1800. person
associatedWith Cooper, Isaac, 1781-1818. person
associatedWith Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851. person
associatedWith Cooper, James Fenimore, 1858-1938. person
associatedWith Cooper, Richard, 1775-1813. person
associatedWith Cooper, William, 1786-1819. person
associatedWith Craig, Andrew. person
associatedWith Croghan, George, d. 1782. person
associatedWith Day, Robert G. person
associatedWith Federal Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fitch family family
associatedWith Fitch family. family
correspondedWith Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 person
associatedWith Harison, Richard. person
associatedWith Hartwick Seminary. corporateBody
associatedWith Hartwig, Johann Christoph, 1714-1796. person
associatedWith Jay, John, 1745-1829. person
associatedWith Ohio. National Guard. corporateBody
associatedWith Paterson, John, 1744-1808. person
associatedWith United States. Congress corporateBody
associatedWith Van Rensselaer, Stephen, 1764-1839. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New York (State)
Ohio
Otsego County (N.Y.)
United States
New York (State)--Tioga County
Otsego County (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Cooperstown (N.Y.)
New York (State)
New York (State)
Cooperstown (N.Y.)
Otsego County (N.Y.)
Otsego County (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Cooperstown (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Cooperstown (N.Y.)
Otsego County (N.Y.)
Cooperstown (N.Y.)
Otsego County (N.Y.)
Cooperstown (N.Y.)
New York (State)
New York (State)
Otsego County (N.Y.)
Tioga County (N.Y.)
Subject
Legislators
Political participation
Elections
Nomination for office
Cooperstown (N.Y.)--Surveys
Otsego County (N.Y.)--Surveys
Election law
Land titles--Registration and transfer
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Birth 1754-12-02

Death 1809-12-22

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