By 1875, I find him in Dublin. He married Laura Jane BOYD on 17 Jul 1875 in St. Anne Church in the Parish of St. Anne. I find the marriage register by writing to Roscommon after finding their names in the index found online from Salt Lake City.
Dublin, Ireland. Ireland Marriage Records. 1875. Quarter 3. Vol. 12. Page 495.Civil Registration Office, Roscommon, Ireland. Accessed June 2008.
The bride is listed as Laura Jane BOYD, age 21, a spinster, no profession, living at 14 South Frederick St. (which is right around the corner from the church). Her father is William BOYD, a what? I could not figure out his occupation. The witnesses are listed as J. C. Boyd and Edward Grange. (The same week-June 2008- I received this record from Roscommon; on Ancestry.com, I was contacted by some Boyds in Australia, who just discovered an older sister of six younger brothers, two who emigrated to Australia before 1878.) These are the third cousins I visited in Australia in October 2016.
Years later, I was able to find this same marriage registration online, but a different written copy which answered the question of William BOYD's occupation, a Commercial Traveller!!
I find Alexander and Laura Jane listed next in the 1901 Irish Census.
The children are listed as:
Child #1 - Laura Jane Cooper born 29 Jan 1876 Dublin, Ireland. MF#255,946
Child #4 - Austin Sisson Cooper born 27 Apr 1879 Dublin, Ireland. MF#256,028
|Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, register of labour patients, master's ward book; records of births, admissions and discharges, 1797-1882. Master's Ward Book Vol. 4 1879-1881. Microfilm #906,707 Salt Lake City. Accessed 23 Sep 2009.|
I later find Elizabeth's baptism record with the matching above date.
Child #7 - John Carrick Cooper born 5 Nov 1886 Dublin, Ireland. Roscommon order. See blog posts about John Carrick Cooper (my grandfather) in six parts. Now online. See below.
Child #8 - Edwin Irwin Cooper born 9 Jan 1889 Dublin, Ireland.
Child #9 - Alexander Sisson Cooper, Jr. born 24 Mar 1891 Dublin, Ireland.
I feel both Alexander and Laura Jane wanted a better future for their surviving younger four children by the turn of the century because of the political upheaval in Ireland at the time for independence. My cousin contains a century old scrapbook with newspaper articles covering these troubled times before Ireland's Independence from England. Two children, Elizabeth Cooper Corcoran and Austin Sisson Cooper remained in Ireland. Or did they?
Alexander Sisson COOPER's adventures in America will continue in my next blog.