COOPER, Sr., Christopher
DECLARATION FOR REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION
BY JANE BROWN COOPER, WIDOW OF CHRISTOPHER COOPER, SR.
#R2298, 26 MARCH 1844
Transcribed and submitted by Stevie Hughes, 2009
NOTE: Spelling and punctuation are unchanged.
“In order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of the 7th July 1838 entitled an Act granting half pay and pension to certain widows
State of Tennessee
On this 26th day of March 1844 personally appeared before the subscriber a Justice of the Peace Mrs. Jane Cooper a resident of the County and State aforesaid aged Seventy five years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congrefs pasfed (passed) July 27th 1838 entitled an act granting half pay and pension to certain widows That she is the widow of Christopher Cooper who was a soldier in the Regular service in the State of Virginia in the war of the Revolution for particulars she refers to a declaration made by her husband the aforesaid Christopher Cooper in the year 1830 She further declares that she was married to the said Christopher Cooper on the 20th day of October Seventeen hundred and Eighty six That her husband the aforesaid Christopher Cooper died on the 29th May 1830 that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but the marriage took place previous to the first of January Seventeen hundred and Ninety four viz at the time above stated and she is __??__ a widow
Jane Cooper “X” her mark
Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year above written before me a Justice of the Peace for the County
foresaid and I further certify that the said Mrs. Jane Cooper is from bodily infirmity unable to attend Court and I further certify that ____??____ record attached to Mrs Jane Coopers declaration was in her pofsefsion (possession) and I believe it to be the true record of her marriage and the births of her Children by her husband Christopher Cooper and I further certify that the aforesaid Mrs Jane Cooper has remained a widow ever since the death of her husband the aforesaid Christopher Cooper In witnefs (witness) whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 26th March Eighteen hundred and forty four
State of Tennessee Christopher Cooper
Green County Justice of the Peace
April term 1844 County Court The declaration of Mrs. Jane Cooper certified on the 26th March 1844 by Christopher Cooper a Justice of the Peace for said County being submitted to the Court the said Court doth approve of his procedings and acts in said case and hereby direct the Clerk to endorse the approval of the papers
State of Tennessee
I George W. Forte Clerk of the County Court of Green County do hereby certify that the foregoing procedings are the original procedings ___??__ and approved of by the County Court at its April term 1844 relative to the declaration of Jane Cooper to obtain the benefit of the acts of Congrefs relative to the Revolutionary pensions and I further certify that the aforesaid Christopher Cooper is and was a Justice of the Peace for said County duly commissioned and qualified according to Law and that the signature purported to be his is genuine. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand andaffixed my seal of office at Office at Greenville this 1st April, 1844.
Geo. W. Forte, Clk.”