• Born in 1770 - New Luce, Wigtonshire, Scotland, , , ,
  • Deceased 24 March 1856 - Queenston, Lincoln Co., Canada West, , , , , age at death: 86 years old

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He was one of the few surviving settlers of Upper Canada, having been brought to this province as a prisoner by Indians in 1776. Mr. cooper was one of the sterling men of olden times, full of truthfulness, honesty and loyalty. he was a member of the Church of Scotland and in every relation of life, a man greatly esteemed." James, who because of his time spent with the Seneca Indians as a child when kidnapped was able to retain his ability to speak the native language, and as an adult was commander of the Indian And Coloured Regiment in the War of 1812. St. Andrew’s Cemetery at Niagara are the gravestones, inscriptions as follows: “In memory of James Cooper, born in Scotland, 1770, emigrated to America in 1774, died 1856, in his 86th year” “Elizabeth Hixon, his wife, born in the Province of New Jersey, 1773, emigrated to Canada in 1788.

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Taylor COOPER 1703-1761   Elizabeth BARRET 1712   Thomas MCMICKING III 1710-1756   Janet MULWAIN 1713-1784
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John William COOPER 1729-1772   Janet MCMICKING 1739-1809
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James COOPER 1770-1856



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