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Algira Cooper (or Alzira, Alcira, Elzira, Elgira, Elcira) whose father was Joseph Cooper who m. Elgira Davis

Algira Cooper (or Alzira, Alcira, Elzira, Elgira, Elcira) whose father was Joseph Cooper who m. Elgira Davis

Posted: 27 Oct 2013 4:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cooper
Searching EXHAUSTIVELY for information on Algira. (or any of the above variations) Her parents are supposed to be Joseph Cooper and Elgira Davis. Finding nothing. Desperate. :) The handwritten pedigree tha was passed down through the family has no dates for Joseph and Elgira, but says that Algira was born Oct 11 1799 and died Oct 19 1849 in Springfield Maine.

This handwritten pedigree says that Joseph Cooper's parents were Alexander Cooper and Patience Goodwin. I have found plenty on them, but found that their son Joseph died of yellow fever in Norfolk, VA at age 23, unmarried, so I'm thinking that this handwritten, passed-down-through-the-family pedigree is wrong.

I even tried to correspond with the Goodwin family genealogist to see what source they have for Joseph dying unmarried at age 23, and no one responds.

Does anyone have any ideas, suggestions, or other sources I can check? I joined Ancestry specifically because of this problem. I have looked at everything I can find, even remotely possible, and am finding nothing. I'm at my wits end.
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Re: Algira Cooper (or Alzira, Alcira, Elzira, Elgira, Elcira) whose father was Joseph Cooper who m. Elgira Davis

Posted: 29 Oct 2013 3:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Davis, Davie
Hello,

I was wondering if you have considered that Elzira DAVIE (sp?) might have come from another country ! (I thought the name looked more like DAVIE, than DAVIS.)

My (now) husband's grandmother was .always. known as Mrs. Elsie Pacheco. And, she always said she came to MA from the Azores in ~1905. And, she was born Elsie MOURA, but her marriage-record showed her parents as Frank and Phoebe MORRIS - their American names. They were actually Francisco and Philomena (ROSA) MOURA. My queries and responses and my on-line investigating have finally discovered her real birth-name was Elzira or Elsita MOURA.

One note is that census pages often say the people came from Portugal, when actually it was the Azores. And, Elsie always said she was born in Sao Miguel, and she was born in Faial. After she married and was widowed young, I found out she told .more. lies to her grandchildren.

Betty (near Lowell, MA)


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