Ireland. Marriage Records. Samuel Penrose Cooper and Mary Rebecca Bunworth. 20 March 1892. Quarter 1. Volume 4. Page 533. No. 57. Civil Registration Office, Roscommon, Ireland. Accessed 18 January 2009.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Samuel Penrose Cooper (1861-1893) Part 1
Samuel Penrose Cooper is the 8th child (5th son) of Austin Cooper and Elizabeth Gibson. He was born on 2 May 1861 in Ireland. I have not found his specific birth location. My first document find was his marriage record to Mary Rebecca Burnworth on 20 Mar 1892, in Brigtown, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, Ireland.
It is interesting to see him as a farmer in Mitchelstown and Mary is a postmistress in the same town. In my grandfather’s family tree, he lists Mary Bunworth as Samuel’s wife with three daughters (no names).
I start looking for William Bunworth. I find him in Mary’s birth record. Mary was born on 25 Sep 1869, in Newmarket, Cork, Ireland. Her mother’s name is Elizabeth Lyall. I find her actual birth registration on the Irish genealogy.ie website.
I then find Mary Cooper in the 1901 Ireland Census. She is with her mother, Elizabeth Bunworth, on Baldwin Street, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. She is listed as a widow. Lillie Cooper, age 7, daughter of Mary, granddaughter of Elizabeth, was born in America. Where in America?
So now I am on a search for Lillie Cooper. Did Mary and Lillie stay in Ireland or return to America? What happened to Samuel? When did they go to the US? Where did they settle?