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Elijah Lee and Andrew Cooper of South Carolina born 1770s brought their families to Chambers County Alabama, former Creek Indian Lands, before 1850.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~alchambe/grpsht.html

The Lees are buried at the Old Harmony Baptist Church cemetery and the graves of the Coopers are not yet found.

Descendant Susie Mae Cooper Brooks is buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery Alabama.  Her descendant Charlie Brooks is buried at Brookside Memorial in Millbrook, Alabama.
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Charner P Cooper, son of Andrew, married Sarah F Lee, daughter of Elijah and their son Levi Benjamin Cooper married Sarah Elizabeth Carter, a daughter of Thomas Randolph Carter and Mary Josephine Hereford of Virginia.  The grave of TRC born 1820 was found in Hope Hull, Montgomery, Alabama by his first wife, Lacy Jane Bozeman.
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The Bozemans came from South Carolina and NC 1700s moving into Alabama as some of the Indian Tribes moved west in the early 1800s.  Lacy's father Jesse's headstone shows that he was born 1793.
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Thomas Carter was the son of  John Wise Carter who some say was buried in Talladega Alabama.  John was born 1792 South Carolina, the son of Elizabeth Wise and Captain John Carter who may have served in the War of 1812 and the American Revolution.
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Susie Mae Cooper's husband was James Edgar Brooks Sr and their son was James Jr.  The parents of James came from Tennessee with the railroad and they resided downtown Montgomery Alabama near the Union Station.  They were Annie Clark Ballard and John Brooks, all buried at Greenwood.  John's father was also named John, born in Pennsylvania to Dutch parents.  He was found in the 1860 census of Giles TN, the same year he met and married Roxanna Permilia Smith.note
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The Smith families connect to a Captain John Smith of Virginia.
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The Ballards were previously in the Carolinas, as were the Bond, and Ward families.
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James Edgar Brooks Jr married Mary Ella Thornton and had a son named Charles in Montgomery Alabama.  
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Mary Ella's parents were Bessie Mae Hood and Milton Elijah Thornton and they are buried in Slapout/ Holtville,  in Elmore County AL at the Cain's Chapel Cemetery near many other family members.
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Elijah's parents came from Georgia,  Mary Angeline Partridge and George Thornton; we found their graves behind an old primitive Baptist Church in Central, Elmore, AL on the way to the Lake.
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Bessie's parents were Ella Olivia Baxley and Allen Wesley Hood but his headstone has an L W on it.  His parents are hard to trace and prove.  Hers were James and Marnda Baxley of Cold Spring, Elmore, AL and thus begins the brick wall in our research.
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Charles Brooks married Kathy Cochran, daughter of Anne Carter and Frankie Cochran.
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Anne Carter was the daughter of Alice Emma McClain and Cecil Earl Fenn Carter.
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Frankie Cochran was born in Kansas a son of Luella Coonfield of Arkansas and Frank Delbert Cochran.
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Alice McClain's parents were Lorena Emma Bozeman and Charles Allen McClain of Ramer, Montgomery County, Alabama.  The parents of Charles were Elizabeth Broadway and Josiah Marion McClain ( Civil War Soldier of GA)

Lorena's parents were Alice Stephens and John Thomas Bozeman.

Parents of John Bozeman were Nancy Jane Anderson and Peter Edward Bozeman.

Nancy's parents were Lavinia Jane Sellers and Seaborn Anderson. Lavinia's sister married a Cooper.  Seaborn Anderson's ancestors and his father Elijah had settled in Lowndes County before moving to Montgomery, Alabama.


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Cecil's parents were Anne Lou Stone and William Frank Fenn of Alabama.
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Luella Coonfield's parents were married in Arkansas, Lattie Cedonia Little of KY and Benjamin Wallace Coonfield of ARK
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Frank Delbert's parents were Clora Jane Miller of Iowa and Jacob Benjamin Cochran of Ohio who settled in Kansas.  Jacob had six daughters by his first wife, Mariah, who would also be related.
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The Cochran and Coonfield lineage of the midwest.  Alexander Cochran raised his family in Pennsylvania and soon settled into Ohio with several sons joining the Civil War and even living in California during the Gold Rush.  Later these young men moved to Iowa to farm the new land, and after several years, Jacob Benjamin Cochran moved to Kansas with second wife Clora Jane Miller, a daughter of Mary Clara Parker.

Isaac and Barsheba Coonfield spent many years in early Kentucky and then moved to Indiana with their grown children. She was found widowed on the 1830 census. Her son Isaac Benjamin Coonfield moved his family to Arkansas.

Hiram Lucius Little, son of Betsy Douglas and Jonas Little, had lost his wife in Kentucky and moved to Texas.  His son John Little served in the Civil War as a blacksmith, married, had several children, lost his wife and then moved his family into Arkansas.  Our grandma Betsy was found widowed and living with her daughter Betsy Roberts on the 1850 census.

Parents of Betsy were Mary Handley and Alexander Douglass who were married in PA.


Hiram Little's son was John Wright Little who married a Mary Catherine Crigler.


Descendant of all of these was Frankie Lavern Cochran born 1927.and Kathy Cochran who was born in Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Oklahoma later moved to Montgomery Alabama.  There are many documents, pictures, census records, letters and our other research  posted on Kathy's webpage at
www.hometown.aol.com/kc90853/Links.html  


http://www.hometown.aol.com/mrsbrooks2/9.html

http://www.tribalpages.com/tribes/alagenweb

 

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